Fees for Queen Elizabeth Park activities and entry
Queen Elizabeth National Park Fees for entry and activities charged to visitors aid in wildlife conservation and the welfare of the communities around the park. Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in western Uganda between Bwindi Gorillas Park and Kibale Chimpanzee Forest Park. It is the second largest park in Uganda after Murchison Falls National Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park holds bragging rights for a place with; the highest bird species list in East Africa, highest population of tree climbing lions in Africa, most extravagant scenery, highest mammal species list than any other park in Uganda and the most visited park in the country.
The fees structure below for Queen Elizabeth National Park activities and entrance was stipulated by the Uganda Wildlife Authority and takes into consideration the tourist’s nationality (resident status) and age, the type of vehicle, boat or aircraft used in the park, the kind of activity and the length of stay at the park. Other fees come inform of penalties charged for failure to comply with existing park rules and regulations.
Queen Elizabeth National Park Fees For Entry Per day
|Foreign Non-resident (US dollars)||Foreign resident (US dollars)||East African Citizen (UGX)|
|Child 5-15 years||20||10||5000|
- Children fees apply to persons between the age of 5 and 15. Those below 5 years are exempt.
- Resident status is determined by presentation of a valid passport, resident permit or a national identification document for East African citizens.
- East African citizens are those from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, DR Congo and South Sudan.
- A day’s entry permit is valid for 24 hours from the time of entrance. Any extra time spent in the park shall be charged as an extra day.
- Entrance fees are independent of park activities like Chimpanzee tracking at Kyambura Gorge, Lion tracking, nature walks, birding, boat launch safari on Kazinga Channel and crater lakes drive. Check the table below for the fees for the different park activities.
Queen Elizabeth National Park Fees for Activities
|Activity||Foreign Non-Resident||Foreign Resident||East African Citizen|
|Guided day game drive per vehicle||20||15||20,000|
|Night game drive in own vehicle||30 per person||20 per person||50,000 per person|
|Day nature walk||15||10||10,000|
|Night nature walk||40||20||15,000|
|Cycling in the park||30||20||20,000|
|Kyambura Gorge Chimpanzee tracking||50||40||30,000|
Note: All night game drives must be guided.
Vehicle entry fees to Queen Elizabeth National Park
|Vehicle type||Foreign registered||Uganda registered|
|US dollars||Ug Shillings|
|Tour company vehicles & 4-wheel drive||150||30,000|
|Minibuses & omni-buses||50||30,000|
|Buses & lorries||200||200,000|
Annual entrance passes for visitors to Queen Elizabeth Park
|Foreign Resident||East African citizen|
|US dollars||UG shillings|
|Family with maximum 4 children||800||600,000|
|Annual corporate pass||1500|
|Tour company driver||Free|
- These apply to only foreign residents in Uganda and East African citizens. A foreign resident’s work permit however must be valid for 1 year to qualify for an annual pass.
- The above fees are uniform to all protected areas in Uganda.
- The annual pass does not apply to activities like Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee trekking, mountaineering, and they don’t cover the vehicle entry fees to the park.
Fines and penalties in Queen Elizabeth National Park
|Driving off the tracks||$150 Per person in the vehicle to be incurred by the driver.|
|Over speeding||UGX 100,000 per incident|
|Animal accident fee – road kill||$500|
|Littering in the park||UGX100,000per incident|
|Hooting in the park||UGX100,000per incident|
|Sitting on top of the vehicle||$100 per incident|
Note: These apply to all national parks in Uganda.