Murchison Falls National Park Entrance Fees and Rates

Murchison falls national park offers different activities to tourists which include hiking to the top of the falls, game drive both night and day, sports fishing, white water rafting, bird watching and launch cruise to the bottom of the falls.

Murchison Falls National Park Entrance Fees and Rates

Murchison falls national park entrance fees rates: Murchison falls is the largest national park in Uganda gazette as a game reserve in 1926 and later officially opened as a national park in 1952. It’s found in north western Uganda sharing districts of Masindi, Bulisa, Nyowa, Kiryandongo covers an area of 3893 square kilometers with 76 species of mammals and over 451 bird species.

Entrance fees to Murchison Falls National Park are fees paid by a traveler before accessing the national park in order to enjoy it activities. These fees are put by Uganda Wildlife Authority and revised after years, it’s this same body that manages and governs all national parks in Uganda. It takes you 3-4 hours to reach this park from Kampala

Murchison falls national park offers different activities to tourists which include hiking to the top of the falls, game drive both night and day, sports fishing, white water rafting, bird watching and launch cruise to the bottom of the falls. The following are charges charged to each and every person accessing Murchison Falls National Park and note that entrance fees are paid separately from activity charges. And these fees are charged basing on days, age and the visitors residence.

Park entry rates for Murchison falls national park.

Foreign nonresidents’ adults are expected to pay USD40 and children USD 20.Foreign residents of Uganda adults pay USD 30 and children below 15 years pay USD 10 per head per day.

East African citizens are supposed to pay UGX 15000 and children pay UGX 5000 per child per day but for education purposes Ugandan pupils and students pay 3000 UGX, Uganda wildlife clubs 2000 UGX and Uganda tertiary institutions and universities 5000 UGX.

 Annual park fees

This is where you choose to pay for the whole year and these fees are applied to only members of east African community and foreign residents who have a valid work permit for one year.

Foreigner residents of Uganda pay USD 350 and UGX 150,000 for east African citizens.

Corporate groups of foreign residents of Uganda pay USD 1500

Corporate groups of east African community can pay UGX 2.5million

Safari guides pay 100,000 on annual basis

Tour company drivers enter the park at no cost while a tour operator who is a foreign resident of Uganda pays USD 50

A family with maximum of 4 children foreign residents pays USD 700 and UGX 300,000 for citizens of East Africa

Murchison Falls National Park Entrance fee for vehicles

This depends on which kind of car you are using, size and time to spend in the park.

Salon cars, foreign nonresidents are charged USD 40 per day, foreign residents of Uganda pay USD 5and registered vehicles for east African community pay UGX20000. Mini busses, foreign nonresidents are expected to pay USD 50 while foreign residents of Uganda pay USD 10 to enter Murchison falls national park and East African community members are charged 30,000 for parking their vehicles. For Motor cycles, foreign nonresidents pay USD 30, foreign residents of Uganda pay USD 5 and East African citizens pay UGX 10,000 per day. For buses and Lorries, foreign nonresidents of Uganda pay USD 150 for parking fees, foreign residents USD75 and East African members pay UGX 150000. School buses, foreign residents pay USD 25 and East African residents UGX 50,000. Helicopters, Foreign nonresidents pay USD 100, foreign residents USD 125 and East African citizens UGX 120,000

You must have documents in order for you to be allowed in the park

Foreign nonresidents are required to present their passports

Foreign residents must present their working permits valid for at least a year

East African citizens are expected to show their national identity cards

Entry fees for activities done in Murchison national park

Lunch cruise. Takes a maximum of 45 people and it takes 2 hours Minimum boat charges for foreign residents is USD 120 for 4 people and Ugandans is 120,000

30 USD for both foreign and foreign nonresidents and UGX 30,000 for east African citizens.

Schools group per person UGX 10,000 and school group per group UGX 350,000

Guided game drives (private)

Day guided game drives per person

Foreign nonresidents and foreign residents USD 20

East African citizens UGX 20,000 

Night guided game drive per person

Both foreign and foreign nonresidents USD 30

East African citizens UGX 30,000

UWA game drive vehicle

Day game drive vehicle per person

Foreign nonresidents and foreign residents USD 30

East African citizens UGX 30,000

Night game drive vehicle per person

Foreign and foreign nonresidents 40 USD

East African citizens UGX 40,000

Birding

For birding safaris Murchison falls national park USD 30 is expected to be paid by both foreign and foreign nonresidents while UGX 10,000 for East African citizens.

Nature walk

USD 15 per person foreign and foreign nonresidents while east African citizens 10,000 per person

Top of the falls walk.

Visitors hiking to the top of the Murchison falls pay USD 15 dollars per person for foreign nonresidents, USD 10 for foreign residents while UGX 10,000 for east African citizens and students guided walk per 6 people UGX 10,000

Sport fishing permits.

Visitors interested in sport fishing at Murchison falls National Park pay USD 50 per day both foreign and foreign nonresidents and a discount to USD 150 for 4 days per person and these fees excludes park entrance fees while annual fishing permit is USD 300

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