Park Entry Fees for Queen Elizabeth National Park : These are the fees you need to pay to enter the park and the money paid acts as a conservation fee because it is used to support the conservation programs that are being set by the governing body of all protected area in Uganda ‘’ Uganda Wildlife Authority ‘’UWA’’ the one in charge of Uganda’s national parks and reserves.
Entrance permits determine by visitor’s status that is; foreigner, foreign resident, and East African citizen. Note, the foreign residents of Uganda are required to present valid one-year working permits, the foreigners are required to hand in their valid passports for verification and the East African Citizens for them present their national identification cards to receive the entrance permits to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Queen Elizabeth National Park, is a UNESCO world heritage site and home to a diversity of wildlife species over 95 mammals, and around 600 bird species. The park is located in the southwestern Uganda region, approximately a 5 to 6 hours drive from Kampala to the main destination. Alternatively, you can book a domestic flight from Entebbe International Airport to fly you to Mweya Airstrip or Kasese Airstrip within 1:20 hours.
Entrance fees are USD40 for foreigners, USD30 for foreign residents of Uganda, and UGX 20,000 for East Africa Community citizens. The park entry fee is paid within 24 hours for a single day.
Any extra minute from the agreed time of the permit counted as an extra day.
Note; The park entry fees are not levied on children however, children are those below 15 years.
Annual Park Entry Fees
Travelers can choose to pay the annual entry fees of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The annual park entrance fee to the park is only paid by foreign residents who work in Uganda and East African Communities that is; Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi.
An individual – a foreign resident of Uganda is expected to pay USD350 as annual park entry fees.
An individual who is a member of the East Africa community is expected to pay UGX150,000 as annual entry fees to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
A couple who are foreign residents is entitled to pay USD500 as annual park entry fees.
A couple who are residents of the East African community is expected to pay a fee of UGX200000 as annual park entry fees to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
A family of foreign resident with a maximum of four kids are expected to pay USD700 for park entry annual fees to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
A family of East African members is entitled to park entry fees of UGX300,000.
The annual park entry fees for foreign residents pay USD1500 and corporate East African citizen is entitled to pay UGX2.5 million.
A safari driver guide pays UGX100,000 for the annual park entrance fee; a Uganda safari guide has to be a citizen of the East Africa Community.
The taxi driver is required to pay UGX100,000 for annual park fees.
The park entry fees to Queen Elizabeth National Park are also applicable to the motor engines that enter the park such as vehicles and air crafts as highlighted;
Motorcycles are charged USD30 for foreign residents and UGX10,000 for East African Citizens.
Saloon cars are charged USD40 for foreign residents and UGX20,000 for East African Citizens.
Minibusses are charged for foreign residents at USD50 and UGX30,000 for East African citizens.
Pickups and 4WD cars are entitled to pay USD50 for foreign residents and UGX30,000 for East African residents.
School buses are charged UGX50,000.
Helicopters pay USD100 foreign and UGX250,000 for East Africans to land in the park respectively.
A 4 to 21 and above aircraft is charged from USD30 to USD50 for foreign residents and UGX60,000 to UGX120,000 for East African residents.
The vehicle entry fee is charged per entry into the park.
The landing fees are independent of the park entry fees of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The en-route pilots are not charged the park entry fees if they stay for less than 2 hours.