Kibale National Park Fees are the charges levied on the travelers who would like to explore the activities in the park and enjoy the wildlife experience. The residents are defined as either foreigner that are staying in Uganda for more than one year or citizens of Uganda. According to the park entry tariffs of 2018 – 2019 as stipulated by the Uganda wildlife authority, different status categories of tourists are eligible to different park fees, as it is done in all other protected areas in Uganda and around Africa. To note, the residents are either foreign residents or the citizens of East Africa who reside within east Africa.
Kibale National Park is among the major national parks in Uganda and also recognized as the best biodiverse protected area in Africa. Kibale National Park is also ranked in the first category by the Uganda wildlife authority; the government body responsible for all protected areas in Uganda. Kibale national park is vital for primate safaris in Uganda with over 13 species of animals of the Hominidae family, including the chimpanzees, monkeys, baboons, mangabeys, bush babies among others.
Park Entry fees
The Kibale National Park fees are specified in different groups and vary differently. Starting with the park entry fees to kibale national park, the adults are entitled to USD 30 if foreign residents, and UGX 20,000 for the East African citizens. The children are charged USD 10 for foreign residents and UGX 5000 for the east African citizens, as kibale national park entry fees.
You can, alternatively, pay for park entrance once and for all in the whole year by getting the annual park entry permit to kibale national park. A foreign resident is liable to a fee of USD 350 as an annual park entry charge to kibale national park. On the other hand, a citizen of Africa is liable to pay UGX 150,000 as an annual park entry charge for Kibale National Park.
A couple of foreign residents are entitled to a fee of USD 500 as an annual park entry to kibale national park, and, UGX 200,000 for a couple of east African citizens. On the other hand, a family of foreign residents, with four children, is liable to a charge of USD 700 as annual park entry fee for kibale national park, and UGX 300,000 for the east African citizen residents.
An annual corporate pass for kibale national park, goes for usd1500, for foreign residents and 2.5millions for the East African citizens. A taxi driver and a safari guide are entitled to UGX 100,000 as annual park entry charge for kibale national park. A tour operator who is a foreign resident is entitled to a fee of USD 50, and UGX 125,000 for east African citizens, as annual park entry to kibale national park.
To note, the park entry fees exclusive of the other park charges as accommodation and activity fees. The annual park entry pass is only eligible for the foreign residents and east African citizens only. And, to verify your status, you need to present a one-year valid working permit for the foreign residents and a national identification card for the East African citizens.
Other park fees
Besides the park entry fees, there are other park fees you are liable to clear in order to enjoy your safari in the African jungle of Kibale national park. For example, if you are to hire a UWA Game drive vehicle, a foreign resident is charged USD 30 and UGX30,000 for the east African citizens a day. The other charges affiliated to kibale national park are the activity charges such as chimpanzee trekking permits for foreign residents go for USD100 and UGX100,000 for the East African citizens. On the other hand, a foreign resident is liable to a fee of USD 200, and UGX150,000 for east African citizens, for a one-day chimpanzee habituation experience in kibale national park.
To note, chimpanzee trekking and habituation fees cover for nature walks in kibale national park as well. The activity charges are totally independent of the other charges like accommodation charges. To understand more about park fees, you can check on the Uganda wildlife authority website.