Uganda Increase Gorilla Permit Fees 2024-2026: With effect from 1st July 2024 to 30th June 2026, Uganda gorilla permits will be increased to $800 per person from the original $700. The changes have been made by the Uganda Wildlife Authority, a government organization that is in charge of managing all the national parks and game reserves in the country.

Gorilla in Buhoma Sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

In addition to the changes, chimpanzee tracking permits have also been increased to $250 for foreign non-residents, $200 for foreign residents and 180,000 UGX for East African Community nationals. These rates will apply to clients who will be tracking chimpanzees in Kibale National Park. Kindly refer to the table below:

Activity National Park East African Community Citizen (EAC) Rest of Africa Foreign Residents (FR) Foreign Non Residents (FNR)
Gorilla Tracking BINP and MGNP UGX 300,000 $500 $700 $800
Gorilla Habituation Experience BINP UGX 750,000 $1000 $1000 $1500

New Park Fees for other activities in the parks.

How to Book gorilla habituation permits in Uganda
Gorilla Habituation Experience
Activity National Park/ Wildlife Reserve East African Community Citizen (EAC) Foreign Residents (FR) Foreign Non Residents
Chimpanzee Tracking KNP UGX 180,000 $200 $250
Chimpanzee Habituation Experience KNP UGX 250,000 $250 $300
Chimpanzee Tracking (Kyambura Gorge Experience) Kyambura (QENP) UGX 50,000 $80 $100
Volcano Climbing MGNP UGX 50,000 $80 $100
Volcano Climbing Ugandan Student Rates MGNP UGX 5,000 per student N/A N/A
Birding and Day Nature Walks BINP





UGX 30,000 $30 $40
Birding and Day Nature Walks MFNP, QENP, LMNP, KVNP,Kapkwai sector and all Reserves UGX 20,000 $20 $25
Night Nature Walks All Parks and Reserves UGX 20,000 $30 $50
Long Walk- Buhoma to Nkuringo and Rushaga to Nyabaremura BINP UGX 50,000 $50 $60
Rushura Hill and Border Walk (Muzabajiro Loop) and the Bamboo walk in Ruhija BINP UGX 10,000 $20 $40
Hiking Lomej KVNP UGX 30,000 $30 $40
Batwa Forest Exploration BINP UGX 40,000 (Exclusive of Entrance) $40 (Exclusive of entrance) $40 (Exclusive of entrance)
Campsite Category C All National Parks UGX 40,000 UGX 40,000 UGX 40,000
UWA Guided Game Drive Fee (Per guide) All Savannah Parks and Reserves UGX 25,000 $20 $25
Self-Game Drive (without a private sector tour guide or UWA Ranger Guide) MFNP





UGX 10,000 $10 $10
Motorcycle Game ride (Subject to approval from accounting officer) All Savannah Parks and Reserves where applicable UGX 35,000 $30 $30
Cycling QENP


UGX 30,000 $25 $30
Sport fishing (per day) QENP UGX 20,000 $15 $20
Lion Tracking (Exclusive of Community Fees) QENP UGX 200,000 $150 $200


BINP- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

KNP- Kibale National Park.

KVNP- Kidepo Valley National Park.

LMNP- Lake Mburo National Park

MGNP- Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

MFNP- Murchison Falls National Park

MENP- Mt. Elgon National Park

PUWR- Pian Upe National Park

QENP- Queen Elizabeth National Park

RMNP- Rwenzori Mountains National Park

SNP- Semuliki National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is one of Uganda’s areas where half of Africa’s mountain gorillas live. Mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park have been habituated into 20 gorilla families and are distributed in four sectors: Buhoma in the park’s north, Rushaga in the south, Nkuringo in the south, and Ruhija in the east. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park also has one habituated gorilla family, the Nyakagezi family.

Both Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park feature habituated gorilla families that visitors may see during a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda. These habituated gorilla groups are tracked on a regular basis, and a maximum of eight people can climb with each habituated gorilla family.

Explore Rwanda Tours is a reputed tour operator business that offers gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda’s Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks. We also provide excursions to additional sites, like Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, Virunga National Park, and Congo’s Kahuzi Biega National Park.

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