Entrance fees of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 2021
Entrance fees of Bwindi impenetrable national park 2021: Bwindi impenetrable national park is an incredible Uganda safaris destination famous for adventurous mountain gorilla trekking safaris, Bwindi impenetrable national park is of the most popular national parks in Uganda worldly known for being a home to the critically endangered mountain gorillas and boosts the largest population in the world with over 600 mountain gorilla individuals.
Bwindi impenetrable national park is located in south western Uganda covering an area of 321 square kilometers and lies at the elevation range of 1,160 meters – 2,607 meters above the sea level, because of the high altitude the park is covered with mist and it is dominated by Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests dating back to 25000 years ago.
Bwindi impenetrable national park a thriving home for mountain gorillas is divide into four sectors habiting mountain gorillas, these sectors include Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo. Mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park are over 600 individuals and there are 18 habituated gorilla families including Mucunguzi gorilla family, Bikyingi gorilla family, Busingye gorilla family, Kahungye gorilla family, Bweza gorilla family, Mishaya gorilla family, Nshongi gorilla family, Kyaguriro gorilla family, Oruzogo gorilla family, Bitukura gorilla family, Christmas gorilla family, Bushaho gorilla family, Nkuringo gorilla family, Katwe gorilla family, Rushegura gorilla family, Habinyanja gorilla family and Mubare gorilla family
The 18 habituated mountain gorilla families are habituated while on mountain gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi impenetrable national park and trekking one of the families offers a memorable experience. Bwindi impenetrable national park is under the administration of the Uganda Wildlife Authority a government body in charge of governing all Uganda’s national reserves and parks.
According to Uganda Wildlife Authority below is the 2021 fees for Bwindi Impenetrable national park.
Bwindi impenetrable national park offers a range of adventurous memorable safari activities and these include mountain gorilla trekking, nature walks, Batwa forest experience and commercial filming and photography.
Mountain gorilla trekking
|Foreign Non-Residents (FNR)||700|
|Foreign residents (FR)||600|
|East Africa Community residents (EAC)||250,000 UgX|
Mountain gorilla habitation experience
|Foreign Non-Residents (FNR)||1,500|
|Foreign residents (FR)||1000|
|East Africa Community residents (EAC)||750,000|
|Foreign Non-Residents (FNR)||30|
|Foreign residents (FR)||15|
|East Africa Community residents (EAC)||10,000|
Batwa Forest Experience
|Foreign Non-Residents (FNR)||40|
|Foreign residents (FR)||40|
|East Africa Community residents (EAC)||40,000 UgX|
Commercial filming and photography
|All filming and photography||40% of the activity fee |
(inclusive of the monitoring fees of 10%per day)
|Filming with a drone||50% of the activity|
Aircrafts landing fees
All aircrafts landing in Bwindi impenetrable national park are charged a designated fees, these fees were allocated according to the type of the aircraft and number of seats in the aircraft.
|Type of the aircraft and no of seats||Foreign||Ugandan registered|
|Up to 3 Seater||20||20||40,000|
|21 Seats and above||60||60||120,000|
|Helicopters (Per landing)||100||125||250,000|
|Parking fees per day||10,000|
Note: these fees exclusives passenger fees and en-route pilots do not pay entry fees if they are to spend less than 2 hours in Bwindi impenetrable national park.
Vehicles operating in Bwindi impenetrable national park are a fee paid per entry
|Registration||Foreign (US$)||Ugandan registered|
|Tour Company vehicles and 4 wheel drive||150||15||30,000|
|Buses and Lorries||150||75||150,000|
|School Buses||25 50,000|
|Delivery Vehicle per entry||10||20,000|
Fines and penalties
|Off-tracking driving fine||US$ 150 (per Person in the Vehicle, to|
be incurred by the driver
|Over Speeding||UGX 100,000 per incident|
|Smart Card loss||US$ 20|
|Animal Accident fee (Road kill||US$ 500|
|Fine for Late Reschedule|
(Gorilla trekking permit)
|25% of the Permit Fee)|
|Fine for Tracking in a different|
|50% of the Permit Fee|
|Littering in the Park||UGX 100,000 per incident|
|Hooting in the Park||UGX 100,000 per incident|
|Sitting on Top of the Vehicle||US $100 per incident|
|Default on Tariffs||US$150|
LTR – Long Term Researchers (beyond 3 years)
NFSR – Non Foreign Student Research
FSR – Foreign Student Research
FRA/V – Foreign Research Assistant/Volunteer
UNSR – Ugandan Non Student Researcher
UPhDS – Ugandan PhD Student
UMSCS – Uganda MSC Students
Other categories for researchers
|Uganda research Assistants||Free|
|Foreign research assistants/volunteers||50% of park’s entrance fees for 10 days|
|Foreign students on field short courses||50% OF Park entrance fee for 10 days|
Note: Foreign students on short field courses have to be in possession of valid identity cards.
Mountain gorilla trekking rules and regulations
Mountain gorilla trekking is the major safari activity offered in Bwindi impenetrable national park, for the conservation of the mountain gorillas this activity is governed by a set of rules and regulations. These include
BEFORE YOU SET OUT
- Do not visit the gorillas if you have a cold or other infectious illness.
- Minimum age for tracking gorillas is 15 years.
- Human waste should be buried 30cm (12”) deep
- Maximum number of visitors is eight persons per gorilla group
WHEN YOU ARE WITH THE GORILLAS
- Maintain a 7m (21ft) distance from the gorilla
- Smoking, eating and drinking are not permitted on the tour
- If you must sneeze or cough cover your face and turn away from
- the gorillas, as they can catch coughs and colds from humans
- Visits are limited to one hour per gorilla group per day
- Do not use flash photography
Book your mountain gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi impenetrable national park and enjoy the best time of your life.