Entrance fees of Bwindi impenetrable national park 2021

Entrance fees of Bwindi impenetrable national park 2021: Bwindi impenetrable national park is an incredible Uganda safaris destination famous for adventurous mountain gorilla trekking safaris, Bwindi impenetrable national park is of the most popular national parks in Uganda worldly known for being a home to the critically endangered mountain gorillas and boosts the largest population in the world with over 600 mountain gorilla individuals. 

Entrance fees of Bwindi impenetrable national park 2021

Bwindi impenetrable national park is located in south western Uganda covering an area of 321 square kilometers and lies at the elevation range of 1,160 meters – 2,607 meters above the sea level, because of the high altitude the park is covered with mist and it is dominated by Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests dating back to 25000 years ago. 

Bwindi impenetrable national park a thriving home for mountain gorillas is divide into four sectors habiting mountain gorillas, these sectors include Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo. Mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park are over 600 individuals and there are 18 habituated gorillas including Mucunguzi gorilla family, Bikyingi gorilla family, Busingye gorilla family, Kahungye gorilla family, Bweza gorilla family, Mishaya gorilla family, Nshongi gorilla family, Kyaguriro gorilla family, Oruzogo gorilla family, Bitukura gorilla family, Christmas gorilla family, Bushaho gorilla family, Nkuringo gorilla family, Katwe gorilla family, Rushegura gorilla family, Habinyanja gorilla family and Mubare gorilla family

The 18 habituated mountain gorilla families are habituated while on mountain gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi impenetrable national park and trekking one of the families offers a memorable experience. Bwindi impenetrable national park is under the administration of the Uganda Wildlife Authority a government body in charge of governing all Uganda’s national reserves and parks. 

According to Uganda Wildlife Authority below is the 2021 fees for Bwindi Impenetrable national park. 

Activity fees 

Bwindi impenetrable national park offers a range of adventurous memorable safari activities and these include mountain gorilla trekking, nature walks, Batwa forest experience and commercial filming and photography. 

Mountain gorilla trekking 

Foreign Non-Residents (FNR)700
Foreign residents (FR)600
East Africa Community residents (EAC)250,000 UgX

Mountain gorilla habitation experience 

Foreign Non-Residents (FNR)1,500
Foreign residents (FR)1000
East Africa Community residents (EAC)750,000

Nature walk

Status Fees (UGX)
Foreign Non-Residents (FNR)30
Foreign residents (FR)15
East Africa Community residents (EAC)10,000

Batwa Forest Experience 

Status Fees (US$)
Foreign Non-Residents (FNR)40
Foreign residents (FR)40
East Africa Community residents (EAC)40,000 UgX

Commercial filming and photography 

All filming and photography 40% of the activity fee 

(inclusive of the monitoring fees of 10%per day)

Filming with a drone 50% of the activity 

Aircrafts landing fees 

All aircrafts landing in Bwindi impenetrable national park are charged a designated fees, these fees were allocated according to the type of the aircraft and number of seats in the aircraft. 

Type of the aircraft and no of seats Foreign                  Ugandan registered
Gliders, Microlights 10 10 20,000
Up to 3 Seater 20 20 40,000
4-6 Seater 30 30 60,000
7-14 Seater 40 40 80,000
15-20 Seater 50 50 100,000
21 Seats and above 60 60 120,000
Helicopters (Per landing) 100 125 250,000
Parking fees per day 10,000

Note: these fees exclusives passenger fees and en-route pilots do not pay entry fees if they are to spend less than 2 hours in Bwindi impenetrable national park. 

Vehicle fees

Vehicles operating in Bwindi impenetrable national park are a fee paid per entry 

Registration Foreign (US$)                       Ugandan registered 
Motor-cycles 30 10,000
Saloon Cars 40 10 20,000
Minibuses, Omni-buses 50 15 30,000
Pick-ups 50 15 30,000
Over Landers 150 50 100,000
Tour Company vehicles and 4 wheel drive 150 15 30,000
Buses and Lorries 150 75 150,000
School Buses 25 50,000
Delivery Vehicle per entry 1020,000

Fines and penalties 

Offence Penalty 
Off-tracking driving fineUS$ 150 (per Person in the Vehicle, to

be incurred by the driver

Over Speeding UGX 100,000 per incident
Smart Card loss US$ 20
Animal Accident fee (Road killUS$ 500
Fine for Late Reschedule

(Gorilla trekking permit)

25% of the Permit Fee)
Fine for Tracking in a different


50% of the Permit Fee
Littering in the Park UGX 100,000 per incident
Hooting in the Park UGX 100,000 per incident
Sitting on Top of the Vehicle US $100 per incident
Default on Tariffs US$150

Research fees 













Application 10010010010050,00020,00020,000
Monthly research 250250150150100,00050,000
Report/security/security deposit 300300300200,000100,000


LTR – Long Term Researchers (beyond 3 years)

NFSR – Non Foreign Student Research

FSR – Foreign Student Research

FRA/V – Foreign Research Assistant/Volunteer

UNSR – Ugandan Non Student Researcher

UPhDS – Ugandan PhD Student

UMSCS – Uganda MSC Students

Other categories for researchers

Category Fees 
Uganda research Assistants Free 
Foreign research assistants/volunteers 50% of park’s entrance fees for 10 days 
Foreign students on field short courses 50% OF Park entrance fee for 10 days 

Note: Foreign students on short field courses have to be in possession of valid identity cards. 

Mountain gorilla trekking rules and regulations 

Mountain gorilla trekking is the major safari activity offered in Bwindi impenetrable national park, for the conservation of the mountain gorillas this activity is governed by a set of rules and regulations. These include


  • Do not visit the gorillas if you have a cold or other infectious illness.
  • Minimum age for tracking gorillas is 15 years.
  • Human waste should be buried 30cm (12”) deep
  • Maximum number of visitors is eight persons per gorilla group


  • Maintain a 7m (21ft) distance from the gorilla
  • Smoking, eating and drinking are not permitted on the tour
  • If you must sneeze or cough cover your face and turn away from
  • the gorillas, as they can catch coughs and colds from humans
  • Visits are limited to one hour per gorilla group per day
  • Do not use flash photography

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