Kibale Forest National park entry fees
Kibale Forest National park entry fees : Kibale national park is a spectacular tourist destination situated in western Uganda in fort portal, kibale national park covering an area of 795 square kilometers is one Africa’s foremost research sites as the park habits the loveliest vegetation cover and chimpanzees. Vegetation cover in kibale national park is intercepted with patches of grassland, swamps with over 352 tree species with a height of 55 meters aging over 200 years. Kibale national park protects the remaining low and montane forests in one area and because of its incredible ecological system it is used as a biological field station for Makerere University.
Kibale national park has been nicked named the capital of primates because the park habits a large population of chimpanzees approximately 1400 chimpanzees with other primates like black and white monkeys, vervet monkeys, red tailed monkeys, baboons, l’hoests, and blue monkey and Uganda mangabey. Kibale national park is also a home to other animals such as red and blue duikers, bushbucks, Sitatungas, bush pigs, giant forest hogs, common warthogs, African buffalo, leopards, African golden cats, mongooses, otters and occasionally lions are also spotted in the park.
Kibale national park is also a home to many bird species mostly forest birds which harbor in the thick forests of the park, bird species in the kibale include African Pitta, Green-breasted Pitta, Afep Pigeon, White-naped Pigeon, Crowned Eagle, Red-chested Owlet, Black Bee-eater, Western Nicator, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Little Greenbul, Brown-chested Alethe, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, African Grey Parrot, Scaly-breasted Illadopsis ,Brown Illadopsis, Black-capped Apalis, Blue-headed Sunbird, Collared Apalis.
The beautiful nature and wildlife of kibale national park can enjoyed while on chimpanzee tracking, chimpanzee habituation and bird watching experience. Kibale national park is managed and operated by Uganda wildlife authority, to access the park various tariffs have been drafted by Uganda wildlife authority and they are levied from any tourists accessing the park. Charges/ fees in kibale national park are levied according to your status as a tourists, tourist status means, as a tourist you either fall in one of the three categories that is foreign resident tourist, foreign non-resident and east African resident.
Foreign non-residents are tourists who do not work or live in Uganda
Foreign residents are tourists who live and work in Uganda with valid working permit
East Africa residents are tourists from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi.
For easy identification of your status as you a tourist you need to present a valid passport, valid work permit or a valid national identification card which making your payments at Uganda wildlife offices in kibale national park.
Individual park entry fees
Foreign Non-residents 40 US$
Foreign residents 30 US$
East African residents 20,000 UGx
Foreign Non-residents 20 US$
Foreign residents 10 US$
East African residents 5,000 UGx
Education institutions and students fees
These charges only cater for east African resident students and institutions in east African countries like Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi.
East African students 3,000 UGx
East African pupils 5,000 UGx
ANNUAL PARK ENTRANCE FEES
Annual park entry fees only applies to foreign residents and east African residents
Foreign residents 350 US$
East African residents 150,000 UGx
Foreign residents 500 US$
East African residents 200,000 UGx
Family with a maximum of 4 children
Foreign residents 700 US$
East African residents 300,000 UGx
Tour operator fees
Foreign resident tour operator 50 US$
East African tour operator 125,000 UGx
VEHICLE ENTRANCE FEES
International 30 US$
East African 20,000 UGx
International 50 US$
East African 30,000 UGx
Tour company vehicle
Pickups and 4WD cars
International 50 US$
East African 30,000 UGx
ANNUAL COOPERATE PASSES
Foreign residents 1500 US$
East African 2,500,000 UGx
Tour company driver free (not charged)
Taxi driver 100,000 UGx
Safari guides 100,000 UGx
Aircraft charges are charged to any form of aircraft which lands into kibale national park, prices are levied according to the type of the aircraft, sitting capacity and the status of the aircraft.
|Type of aircraft||East African||Foreign|
|Gliders, micro lighters||UGx 20,000/=||US $ 10|
|Aircraft with up to 3 seats||UGx 40,000/=||US $ 20|
|Aircraft with 4 to 6 seats||UGx 60,000/=||US $ 30|
|Aircraft with 7 to 14 seats||UGx 80,000/=||US $ 40|
|Aircraft with 15 to 20 seats||UGx 100,000/=||US $ 40|
|Aircraft with over 21 seats||UGx 120,000/=||US $ 60|
|Helicopter||UGx 250,000/=||US $ 100|
NOTE: aircraft charges do not include other charges levied by park authorities while in kibale national park
These are charged according to the activity you want to get involved into while in kibale national park and they are also charged according to your status that is foreign resident, foreign non-residents and east African residents.
|ACTIVITY||FOREIGN NON-RESIDENTS (FNR)||FOREIGN RESIDENTS||EAST AFRICAN RESIDENTS|
|Chimpanzee tracking||US $ 150||US $ 100||UGx 100,000/=|
|Chimpanzee habituation experience||Day||US $ 200||US $ 200||UGx 150,000/=|
|Night||US $ 100||US $ 100||UGx 75,000/=|