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UWA Protected Areas Tariffs – Effective for 2022 to 2024
Would you like to plan a trip to Bwindi? Here are the park entrance fees and activity fees for different groups of visitors looking to explore Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Comprehensive Guide to Visitation Fees

Activity (Charges per person) Non-Residents
(US Dollars)
East African Residents
(US Dollars)
East African Citizens
(Ugandan Shillings)
Gorilla Tracking Adult

(5 – 15 yrs)


Not Allowed


Not Allowed


Not Allowed

Gorilla Habituation Experience Adult

(5 – 15yrs)


Not Allowed


Not Allowed


Not Allowed

Nature Walk Individual $30 $15 UGX10,000
Long Nature Walk (Rushaga to Nyabaremura) $50 $40 UGX50,000
Long Walk (Buhoma to Nkuringo) $50 $40 UGX50,000
Batwa Forest Experience $40 $40 UGX40,000
Park Entrance Fee Adult





UGX5,000 (Children)

UGX3,000 (Pupils or Students)
UGX5,000 (Tertiary Institutions)
UGX2,000 (Uganda Wildlife Clubs)

The following groups will receive free admission to protected areas:

All children under five years of age

People living in the vicinity of the protected area who have permission from the Warden In-Charge

Bwindi Gorilla Permits

All National Park tariffs indicated below are effective 01 January 2023 through 30th June 2024

 Gorilla Tracking Fee  Non-Resident  East African Resident  East Africans
 No persons under 15yrs  US$700-  US$600  Ush250,000-

For additional information on Gorilla Permits please read document ‘Gorilla Permits’
Direct telephone communication with the National Parks office in Buhoma is not possible.

No persons under 15 years of age may trek Gorillas
Gorilla tracking begins at 08.30. Arrive at least 15 mins prior to this for registration.
Rates do include park fee, guide fee, a certificate of trekking and community levy.

 Visitor Entrance Fees  Non-Resident  Foreign Resident  East Africans
 Class – Category A  Visitation Fees US$  Visitation Fees US$  Visitation Fees Ush
 Adult  1 day/night – $40-  1 day/night – $20-  1 day/night – Ush5,000-
 Child (5-15 years)  1 day/night – $15-  1 day/night – $10-  1 day/night – Ush2,500-
 Child (0-5 years)  Free  Free  Free

Foreign Students with valid international identity cards are allowed 25% on entrance fees.
One days entrance is valid for twenty-four hours from the time of entrance.
All visitors will be required to produce valid ID’s in order to determine their resident status.

Vehicles Entrance Fees

There are no vehicle entrance fees for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

 Guided Nature Walks  Non-Resident  Foreign Resident  East Africans
 Up to 4 hours  US$10-  US$10-  Ushs5,000-
 Over 4 hours  US$15-  US$15-  Ushs10,000-

Commercial Filming Fees

Commercial filming permits need to be applied for in Kampala at the UWA offices before proceeding to Bwindi. The cost for this per day is US$200- per person per day. You do not need a filming permit for non professional Analogue Video or Digital Video.

Gorilla filming: Less than 3 days US$3,500; 3days US$5,000, above 3 days each additional day US$1,000 per day. (This excludes gorilla tracking permits).

• ALL Gorilla watching permits can only be booked through the reservations office at UWA headquarters
• Other activity fees can be paid for both at the reservations office or the different park gates

How to Pay Park Fees

The following payment options are now available;

  • Mobile money (Airtel money pay & MTN Momo pay)
  • Payment through Point of Sale (POS Machines)
  • Payment through the online payment portal