Entrance Fees in Bwindi

Rates for different activities in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Entrance Fees in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Entrance fees in Bwindi impenetrable national park: Bwindi is a great destination for mountain gorillas trekking safaris. The park is famously known worldwide for habiting endangered mountain gorillas and beats other gorilla trekking destinations with over 600 mountain gorilla species. Bwindi Park is found in the south western Uganda and it covers an area of 321 sq. km and is in an elevation range of 1,160mtrs-2,607mtrs above sea Level. The Park is always covered with mist and captured with biological diverse rainforests.

Bwindi is a habitat of mountain gorillas and is in four divisions, that is, Ruhija, Buhoma, Rushaga and Nkuringo. The park is a home of over 600 mountain gorillas but some of the 18 habituated gorilla families are; Bikyingi gorilla family, Mucunguzi gorilla family, Busingye gorilla family, Bweza gorilla family, Kahungye gorilla family, Mishaya gorilla family, Kyaguriro gorilla family, Nshongi gorilla family,  Bitukura gorilla family, Oruzogo gorilla family, Christmas gorilla familyNkuringo gorilla family, Katwe gorilla family, , Bushaho gorilla family,  Rushegura gorilla family, Mubare gorilla family and Habinyanja gorilla family.

Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park has 18 habituated mountain gorilla families. Through mountain gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi, each family has its own experience. Uganda wildlife Authority is the one in charge of governing Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park and also governing all other Uganda’s national parks and reserves.

Below is the current entrance fee for Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park according to the Uganda wildlife Authority 2021 fee tariffs.

Park Activity fees In Bwindi                                   

Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park has many other activities a part from mountain gorilla trekking, there are also activities like Batwa cultural experience, nature walks as well as commercial filming and photography.

Mountain gorilla trekking fee.

Foreign non- residents (FNR) pay $700 per person per day, foreign residents (FR) pay $600 per person per day, East African citizen (EAC) pay 250,000Ugx each person per day.

Mountain gorilla habituation.

Foreign non- residents (FNR) pay $1500 per person each day, foreign residents (FR) pay $1000 per person each day, East African citizen (EAC) pay750, 000Ugx each day per person.

Batwa cultural experience.

Foreign non- residents (FNR) pay $40 per person, foreign residents (FR) also pay $40, East African citizen (EAC) pay 40,000 per person.

Nature walks

Foreign non- residents (FRN) pay $30 per person, foreign residents (FR) pay $15 per person per day, East African citizen (EAC) pay 10,000 per person each day.

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

In Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park, all aircrafts are charged a selected fees, these fees are allocated according to the number of seats in the aircraft and the type of the aircraft.

Type of the aircraft and no of seats Foreign                    Uganda registered

US $                                                          UGx

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 individual 100 125 250,000

Note:  The below fees exclude passenger fees and the en-route pilots. These are not charged entry fees if they are to spend less than 2 hours in Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Vehicle fees

Vehicles that operate with in Bwindi impenetrable national park are paid for per entry

Registration Foreign                            Uganda registered

US$                                                 UGx

Motor-cycles 30 5 10,000
Saloon cars 40 10 20,000
Mini buses, Omni-buses 50 15 30,000
Pickups 50 15 30,000
Over landers 150 50 100,000
Tour operate vehicles and 4 wheel drive 150 15 30,000
School buses 25 50,000
Buses and lorries 150 75 150,000
Delivery vehicle per entry 10 20,000

Should you need any clarifications on the park entrance fees in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park, our team will be glad to keep up updated

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