Uganda's National Parks: fees & permits

Here's a guide to the entrance fees of Uganda's National Parks and how to obtain your permits. Uganda's National Parks offer a relatively affordable way to explore nature and wildlife. Entrance costs are lower than in neighbouring Tanzania and Kenya. 

Inspiration about what to see and do in the Top 10 National Parks of Uganda can be found in our Uganda Travel Blog. 



How to obtain your permits for Uganda's National Parks

You can simply buy your entrance permits on arrival at the park entrance gate. Payments are by credit card only but do bring some cash money ( US Dollars or Ugandan shillings) in case the reservation system of the Uganda Wildlife Authority is down.

When you go gorilla or chimp trekking in Bwindi or Kibale Forest National Park, the park entrance fee is included in your trekking permit.

How to obtain your permits for Uganda's National Parks

How much are the park fees in Uganda?

The tariffs charged by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) are listed below. Park entrance fees are valid for 24 hours.

Murchison Falls National Park

  • USD 45 for non-residents
  • USD 35 for foreign residents
  • UGX 25,000 for East African Citizens (in case you go with a driver, that is the rate you'll pay for him)
  • Children aged 0-5 can enter free of charge. 5-15 years is USD 25 for non-residents.

Kidepo, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale Forest, Lake Mburo

  • USD 40 for non-residents
  • USD 30 for foreign residents
  • UGX 20,000 for East African Citizens 
  • Children aged 0-5 can enter free of charge. 5-15 years is USD 20 for non-residents.

Mount Rwenzori, Mount Elgon, Semuliki 

  • USD 35 for non-residents
  • USD 25 for foreign residents
  • UGX 15,000 for East African Citizens 
  • Children aged 0-5 can enter free of charge. 5-15 years is USD 5 for non-residents.

Vehicle entrance fee: UGX 30,000 (per entry, not per 24 hours). Our cars are Ugandan-registered.

Camping fees: the Ugandan Wildlife Authority manages the public campgrounds inside the park. Staying overnight at a UWA public campsite with a pit latrine, water, firewood, and night warden costs only UGX 20,000  / person, per night. Wilderness camping in Murchison Falls costs USD 40 / per person per night and includes a night warden and firewood.

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How much are the park fees in Uganda?

Costs of gorilla trekking and other park activities

Uganda is perhaps the best destination in the world to go primate trekking. You can go on a gorilla and chimpanzee trekking, or join a team of experts researching habituated gorillas, chimps and golden monkeys. 

Roadtrip Africa can arrange your gorilla and chimpanzee trekking permits or habituation experience for you when you confirm your tour or car rental booking with us in Uganda. You can read more about how to obtain your trekking permits, here

Another exciting experience is going on a guided nature walk. Chances are slim that you will spot big predators ( and perhaps that's even a relief...) but it's a nice variation to the car-based safari experience, and you can learn a lot from the UWA rangers. 

For a complete overview of all experiences available in Uganda's National Parks, refer to the UWA tariff sheet. 

Uganda National Park activities and fees

  • UWA guided nature walks: USD 15 per person

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, park entrance fees are included in the activity price

  • USD 700 Gorilla Tracking (price from 01-07-'24 onwards will be USD 800)
  • USD 1500 Gorilla Habituation Experience
  • USD 40 Batwa Forest Experience, non-residents

Mgahinga Gorilla National National Park, park entrance fees are included in the activity price 

  • USD 700 Gorilla Tracking (price from 01-07-'24 onwards will be USD 800)
  • USD 60 Golden Monkey Tracking 
  • USD 100 Golden Monkey Habituation Experience
  • USD 80 Volcano Climbing

Kibale National Park 

  • USD 200 Chimp Tracking (price from 01-07-'24 onwards will be USD 250) 
  • USD 250 Chimpanzee Habituation Experience (price from 01-07-'24 onwards will beUSD 300)
Costs of gorilla trekking and other park activities