Bwindi impenetrable national park prices

Bwindi impenetrable national park prices

Bwindi impenetrable national park prices: Bwindi impenetrable national park is found in southwestern Uganda covering an area of 321 square kilometers, this fascinating tourist destination is dominated by both montane and lowland forest which host the endangered mountain gorillas. Bwindi impenetrable national park is a recognized United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-designated World Heritage Site primary because of its great ecological destination.

Bwindi impenetrable national park is under the management of Uganda wildlife Authority which an overall authoritative body responsible for drafting and declaring prices levied on tourists visiting Bwindi impenetrable national park. The most trademark activity in Bwindi impenetrable national park is mountain gorilla trekking, this activity is charged according to the status of the tourist just like other activities. What makes mountain gorilla trekking activity different from other activities offered in Bwindi impenetrable national park is that you are required to purchase a mountain gorilla trekking permit months before the actual date of the trekking, the essence of buying the permits before time is to avoid missing out since they are on a high demand.

The status of tourist considered when prices is in three terms that is

East African citizens – eligible to citizens for East African community countries that is Uganda, Kenya, Burundi and Rwanda, these citizens should have a valid national identification card or passport.

Foreign residents – eligible to all foreign visitors from any part of the country working and staying and working in Uganda with a valid working permit.

Foreign non-residents – eligible for all tourists for any part of the world

For easy identification of your status as a tourist you need to be in possession of a valid passport for foreign non-residents, a valid working permit for foreign residents and a valid national identification card for East African residents.


Individual park entrance fees

 Foreign-non-residents (US$)Foreign residents


East African residents



Student fees

Student fees are only for East African students for any recognized education entity that is university, primary and secondary visiting the park for research, education and tour purposes.

                Students                              5,000 UGx

                Pupils                                   3,000 UGx

Annual park entry fees

As a visitor / tourists expecting to do multiple visits to Bwindi impenetrable national park you can decide to pay annual park entry fees, these category of fees caters only for both foreign residents and east African residents. Annual park entry fees are charged depending on 6 categories that is an individual, couple, family of a maximum of 4, cooperate, safari guide and a tour operator.

CategoryForeign residents (US$)East African residents (UGx)
family(maximum of 4)700300,000
Corporate15002.5 UGx millions
Safari guide and taxi driver 100,000
Tour operator50125,000

Vehicle and aircraft fees

Vehicle fees in Bwindi impenetrable national park are charged a fee, the fees are charged according to type of the car.

Note: these prices are paid on a daily basis per entry and individual entry fees are not inclusive with these fees.

Type of the carForeign vehicle (US$)East African vehicle (UGx)
Motor vehicles3020,000
Mini-buses, pick-ups and 4WD cars5030,000
Buses and lorries150150,000

  Aircraft fees are charged to any aircraft that land in Bwindi impenetrable national park and it is charged depending on the seating capacity of the aircraft.

NOTE. These fees are not payable to any aircraft which stays less than 2 hours in the park and they are also not exclusive of park entry fees for passengers in the aircraft.

Type of aircraftForeign aircraft (US$)East African aircraft (UGx)
Up to 3 seats2040,000
4-6 seats3060,000
7-14 seats4080,000
15-20 seats50100,000
21 and above seats60120,000

Activity fees

Activity fees are paid by tourists to engage in activities offered in the park and these prices were drafted according to the status of the tourist.

ActivityForeign non-resident (US$)Foreign resident (US$)East African residents (UGx)
Gorilla trekking700500250,000
Nature walk301510,000
Batwa forest experience404040,000

What to expect in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Upon your visit in you should expect the following

  • Encountering beautiful sights of kibale rolling hills
  • Gorilla trekking where you encounter many mountain gorillas
  • Hiking in the thick forest mountainous terrain of the park
  • Cultural encounter in the batwa pygmy people
  • Nature walks in the deep forests of Bwindi.

What to carry on your safari in Bwindi impenetrable national park

  • Hiking boots
  • Garden gloves
  • Rain jacket
  • Long sleeved shirts
  • Energy giving snacks
  • Cameras and extra batteries
  • Pair of binoculars
  • Hat and sun glasses

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