Entrance Fees for Kibale National Park 2021

Entrance Fees for Kibale National Park 2021

Entrance Fees for Kibale National Park 2021

Entrance fees for Kibale National Park 2021 are the various fees levied by the Uganda Wildlife Authority for one to be able to access the park and take part in the various activities in Kibale National Park, the primate capital of Uganda. Kibale National Park is a vast forested area in the western part of Uganda, and is a filled with a wide range of primate species which include chimpanzees that travellers from various walks of life visit the park to engage in chimpanzee tracking so as to encounter them face to face. Other primates in Kibale National Park include black and white colobus monkeys, baboons, pottos and bush babies among so many more. Kibale National Park is also a birds’ haven for it is listed as an important birding area in area where over 200 species of birds have been recorded. The plant life in Kibale National Park is also great that travellers do take an interest in it. Travellers who visit Kibale National Park can do various including chimpanzee, bird watching, nature walks, chimpanzee habituation, community visits, among others.

The various entrance fees for Kibale National Park levied are collected by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), the body responsible for the regulation and conservation of Uganda national parks and wildlife. The fees collected is used to fund the various conservation and protection activities in the parks say paying the ranger guides and treating the hurt wildlife. Kibale National Park is categorised as a Category A by UWA for it is a major national park in the country that many travellers visit annually. Entrance fees for Kibale 2021 are levied according to one’s nationality status that is; Foreign Non-residents, Foreign residents and East African citizens. Children and adults do pay different fees. One is a child if they are 12 years and below. Below are the entrance fees for Kibale National Park 2021 in various categories;

Individual Park entrance fees for Kibale National Park 2021

Individual park entrance fees for Kibale 2021 are the fees paid individually per person per entry. Adult Foreign Non-Residents pay USD 40 while Foreign Residents pay USD 30 and East African citizens pay UGX 20, 000, per person per day. Child Foreign Non-Residents pay USD 20 while child foreign Residents pay USD 10 and East African citizens pay UGX5000. Individual park entrance fees for Kibale National Park 2021 are paid per day for the number of days one is to spend in the park.

Annual park entrance fees for Kibale National Park 2021

Annual park entrance fees for Kibale 2021 are paid by travellers who would like to pay once for all the fees that they can access the park all year round. This option is available for only Foreign Residents and East African citizens. Foreign Resident individuals pay USD 350 per person per year to access the park throughout the year, while East African citizens pay UGX 150,000 per person per year. A couple can also pay annual park entrance fees for Kibale National Park 2021 with a foreign resident couple paying USD 500 and an East African couple paying UGX 200,000 per year. 

A family with a maximum of 4 children as well can pay for annual park entrance fees for Kibale National Park 2021. A family of foreign residents pay USD 700 while a family of East African citizens pays UGX 300,000 per year. An annual corporate pass for foreign residents costs USD 1,500 while it is UGX 2,500,000 for East African citizens. Annually, a safari guide pays UGX 100,000 to access the park throughout the year of 2021. A tour company driver from a registered and known Ugandan company has a free access to Kibale National Park 2021. 

It is important to note that foreign residents need to have a work permit valid for one year to qualify for an annual pass. Also important to note, entrance fees for Kibale National Park 2021 are free of other charges inside the park including park activities and accommodation. 

To let known of one’s nationality status, a passport is required to be presented at the gate for one to be charged appropriately. 

Vehicle entrance fees for Kibale 2021

To control the flow of traffic in Kibale National Park, fees are levied for the different kinds of vehicles and the registration status that is Ugandan and foreign registered motor vehicles, as may be seen below.

Motor cycles with foreign registration pay USD 30 while those that are Ugandan registered pay USD 5 only. Saloon cars that are foreign registered pay USD 40 while those that are Ugandan registered pay USD 10 only. Minibuses of foreign registration pay USD 50 with those that are of Ugandan registration pay USD 15 only. Pick-ups with foreign registration pay USD 50 while those with Ugandan registration pay USD 15. Tour company vehicles and 4 wheel drives with foreign registration pay USD 150 while those with Ugandan registration pay USD 15 only. Over Landers with foreign registration pay an entrance fee of USD 150 while those with Ugandan registration pay only USD 50. Buses and Lorries with foreign registration pay USD 150 and those with Ugandan registration pay USD 75, while school buses with Ugandan registration have to pay only USD 25.

It is important to note that the vehicle entrance fees for Kibale National Park 2021 are paid per entry only.

Chimpanzee in Kibale National Park 2021
Chimpanzee in Kibale National Park 2021

Entrance fees for Kibale 2021, as well as other levied fares in all the protected areas of Uganda, are put up just to limit free entry and exit into the protected areas by the people which could lead to the destruction of the ecosystem and also stress out the wildlife in the park. Levying entrance fees for Kibale 2021 and other Uganda national parks has the Uganda Wildlife Authority collecting money that is used to fund the conservation projects, planning and implementation of sustainable tourism plans as well as evaluating policies for Kibale National Park. Any traveller looking forward to exploring Kibale National Park while on a Uganda safari should know that various fees are paid and should plan on catering for the costs.

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