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Uganda Wildlife Authority Current Tariffs January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2015

Current Uganda Wildlife Authority Tariffs - January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2017

The Uganda Wildlife Authority or (as commonly referred to) UWA (pronounced ooh-er!) is the body responsible for all national parks and wildlife reserves in Uganda. Prices taken for UWA are applicable for the 2 year period. UWA is in charge of management of 10 National Parks, 12 Wildlife Reserves, 14 Wildlife Sanctuaries and provides guidance for 5 Community Wildlife Areas. The body is also responsible for setting up visitation fees and entry permits for all the national parks and wildlife reserves. Entrance permits are included in the price of certain special activities such as mountaineering on the Rwenzori, Mgahinga and Mount Elgon, gorilla tracking in Bwindi, golden monkey tracking in Mgahinga and chimpanzee habituation experience. It however, not included in the fee for the Kibale permit walk (ie tracking chimpanzee)

UWA Tariffs Jan. 1, 2016 - Dec 31, 2017

Courtesy of Lifetime Experience Safaris

All visitors have to produce valid identification documents in order to determine their resident status and applicable fee.

Entrance Fees
A day’s entrance ticket is valid for twenty-four hours from time of entrance.                 

 

 

 

RESIDENT STATUS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Non-Residents

 

Foreign Residents
(East Africa)

 

East African Citizens

 

 

Age/ Class

 

Visitation Fees
(US Dollars)
Per Person

 

Visitation Fees
(US Dollars)
Per Person

 

Visitation Fees
(Ugandan Shillings)
Per Person

  Category A
 (National Parks)

Murchison Falls
Queen Elizabeth
Lake Mburo
Bwindi Impenetrable
Mgahinga Gorilla
Kibale
Kidepo Valley
Rwenzori Mountains

 

Adult

 

 

Children

 

 

40

 

 

20

 

30

 

 

10

 

 

15,000 ($6)

 

 

5,000 ($2)

Category B

Semuliki National Park
Mt. Elgon National Park
Semliki Wildlife Reserve

 

 

Adult

 

Children

 

35

 

5

US$ 15

 

25

 

 

10,000

 

2500 

2,500

Special passes

(Per annum) to all Protected Areas for Foreign residents and Ugandan citizens only

 

Individual

 

NA

 

$ 350

 

150,000

 

Couple

NA

500

200,000

 

A Family
(maximum of 4 children below 15 years of age)

NA

700

300,000

 

 Annual corporate pass (10cards)

NA

1,500

$ 1,000

 

Tour Operator

NA

50

 US $ 50

Note: Park Entrance fees are independent of package activities such as Mountain Climbing, Gorilla tracking, Bird watching, Chimpanzee tracking and Chimp habituation experience

Vehicle and Boat Entry Fees per vehicle/boat per visit
All Parks except Bwindi, Mgahinga, Rwenzori, Mt. Elgon and Kibale National Parks

VEHICLE, BOAT, AIRCRAFT : ENTRY AND LANDING FEES

REGISTRATION

Foreign
US Dollars

Uganda
UGX

Motor-cycles

Saloon cars

30

50

10,000

20,000

 

Minibuses, Omni-buses, (private)

Pick–ups and 4-WD cars (private)

 

100

150

 

30,000

30,000

Tour company vehicles

Buses and lorries

100

150

30,000

150,000

Delivery vehicles rates at UShs 10,000 per entry

Boats- up to 15 seater (private)

50

50,000

Private Launches 15 and above seater (private)

100

150,000

Aircraft Landing Fees Landing


Aircraft
US $

UShs

 

Gliders, Microlights

10

20,000

10

Up to 3 seater  

20

40,000

20

4-6 seater      

30

60,000

30

7-14 seater   

40

80,000

40

15-20 seater            

50

100,000

50

21 seats and above 

60

120,000

60

Helicopters

100

250,000

50

Parking fee UShs 5,000 per day

 

 

Landing fee excludes entry fees payable by passengers. Pilots en-route do not pay if they stay for less than 2 hours within the park

 

FERRY CROSSING AT MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

Categories

UGX

Light vehicles 2 tonnes and less

UShs 20,000

Medium vehicles 2 to 5 tonnes

UShs 40,000

Heavy vehicles 5 to 10 tonnes

UShs 80,000

Very Heavy Vehicles 10 to 20 tonnes

UShs 150,000

Passenger and drivers

UShs 5,000

Above prices are for scheduled crossing, one way for transit vehicles and one day for visitors resident in the park

Special Activities

Gorilla Tracking
Rates include, guide fee, park entrance fees for the day and community development contribution

Note: Management may offer permits at discounted rates for promotional purposes

 

 

Foreign Non-Residents

 

Foreign Residents

 

East Africans

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

$600 per-day

$500 per-day

UGX 250,000


Chimpanzee tracking
Rates include guide fee, exclude entrance fees except for Kibale

 

 

Foreign Non-Residents
(US $)

 

Foreign Residents
              (US $)

 

East Africans
(UGX)

Kyambura Gorge-Queen Elizabeth NP

50

50

30,000

Kibale National Park

150

150

100,000

Toro-Semliki Primate Walk

30

30

        20,000

Chimpanzee Habituation Experience
Rates include guide fee and park entrance fees for the day

 

Foreign Non-Residents
(US $)

Foreign Residents
(US $)

East Africans
(UGX)

1 day tracking

220

150

70,000

Golden monkey tracking (includes park entrance fees)

 

Non/Foreign Residents

East Africans

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

$50

UShs 20,000

Launch Cruise/Canoes/Motorboats

 

 

 Non/Foreign Residents
(US $)

 East Africans
(UGX)

 

 

Launch Trip Murchison and Queen Elizabeth National Park

 

30

 

30,000

 

 

East African School Group per person

 

8,000

 

East African School Group per Group

 

200,000

 

 

Boat Trips

 

 

 

-

Lake Mburo National Park Boat Trip - Maximum 8pp

15

10,000

 

Experiential Tourism

Mongoose

US$30

Predator Tracking

US$150

Hippo Census

$50

Golden Monkey research and forest experience

$100

Guided Game Drives

 

Foreign Non-Residents

Foreign Residents

East Africans

Day game drives

US $20 per guide

US $20

UGX 20,000

Night game drives
(7.00 - 11.00pm)

   
US $ 30

  
 US $ 30

UGX 30,000

GUIDED NATURE WALK/BIRD WATCHING

 

Foreign Non-Residents

Foreign Residents

East Africans

Day Nature Walk

US $30

US $15

UGX 10,000

Night Nature Walk

US $40

US $20

UGX 15,000

Gorge Walk, Mgahinga

US$ 30

US $15

UGX 15,000

Top of Falls walk,
Murchison Falls

US$ 15 per person

US$ 10

UGX. 10,000

Students Guided Walk (per 6 people)

 

 

UGX.10,000

Note:
- Rates exclude entrance fees, and other activities
- 2 hours activities for children below 12 years at Kibale National Park at US Dollars 5 per child per day

Volcano Climbing and Mountain Hiking
Includes park entrance fees and guide fees
Rates exclude Porter fees. 

 

Non/Foreign Residents

East Africans

 Volcano Climbing

Mgahinga

 

US$ 60

 

UGX 30,000

Mountain Hiking

Mt. Elgon National Park

              

US$ 90

 

UGX 60,000

Batwa Trail Expereince

 

Non Residents/Residents

East Africans

Mgahinga

US$ 80

UShs 50,000

Sport Fishing Permit
Permit excludes park entrance fee except for Annual sport fishing competition.

 

Day permit

Up to 4 days

Annual Permit

Murchison Falls National Park

US$ 50

US $ 150

US$ 200

Lake Mburo National Park

US$ 15

Us $ 25

na

Permit excludes park entrance fees except for Annual sport fishing competition 

Commercial Filming


·      1-5 1 to 5 people(crew) US$ 600 per day -duration as per guidelines
·      More than 5 people(crew) US$ 150 per extra person per day
 
Long-term Filming- (more than 30 days, each extra day), Excludes entry fee
·      1-5 people              -  US $400 per day
·      More than 5 people, each extra person US $100 per day

Filming Gorillas & Chimpanzee
·      Gorilla filming: US $ 4,000 per day, Excludes Gorilla permits
·      Chimpanzee filming: US $ 1,000 per day includes entry fees, excludes chimp permits

For all filming activities:

Arefundable fee of US $1,000 for a copy of the film
A 5% monitoring fee of the total filming cost is charged

Still Photography for Commercial Use
 US$ 150 per person per day

 Fines and Penalties
·    Off-track driving fine:               -US $150 per vehicle
Over speeding fine:                 -UShs 100,000 per vehicle per offence
Accident fee for animal kills:  - US$ 500
Illegal entry into the Parks           - $ 50    

Research Fees:

Note:    All fees/prices are VAT inclusive.  The tariffs is valid from January 1st 2014 – December 31st 2015

 


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