Park rules and regulations: While on Uganda safari there are lots of safari activities that sightseers would love to get engaged in and some of these safari activities are indeed electrifying by all those that are involved in them.

Park rules and regulations

This is one of the major reasons why sightseers choose to come to the Pearl of Africa for an experience in the numerous National parks that have a lot of attractions within them.

In today’s article are going to notice some of the rules and regulations that govern sightseers while in the national park, chimpanzee trekking and gorilla trekking.

Getting to know these rules will help one not to do what they are not supposed to do while in the national parks and to also do the correct thing while in the national park and also as they sightsee the endangered species.

Below are some of the park rules and regulations you should consider while you are on your Uganda wildlife safari in any national park in the country.


Do not camp or make campfires except at designated sites

Do not drive off the tracks.

Do not disturb wildlife by sounding motor horns.

Do not bring dogs or other pets into the park.

Do not litter.

Do not bring firearms or ammunition into the park.

Do not pick flowers or destroy any vegetation.

Do not exceed the speed limit of 40km per hour (25mph)

Retain all official receipts for verification

Park gates open between 7 am to 7 pm

Park rules and regulations
Chimpanzee trekking



Ensure to carry with your payment receipts and permits

Do not visit the gorillas if you have a cold or other infectious illness

The minimum age for tracking is 15 years

Human waste should be buried 30cm (12 inches) deep

The 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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For your own safety and the protection of the Chimpanzees, you are required

to follow a few rules along the forest trails.

Chimpanzees can catch your diseases; you must not enter the forest if

you are sick.

Minimum Age for tracking is 12 years

Do not leave litter in the forest

Human waste should be buried 30cm (12 inches) deep

Keep as quiet as possible in the forest, you will see more.

Keep at least 8 meters (25 feet) from the chimpanzees at all times.

Do not mimic Chimpanzees’ vocalization (you do not know what you

might be saying!)

Do not eat near the Chimpanzees.

Do not chase the Chimpanzees.

Do not use flash photography.

Visits are limited to 1 Hour with the Chimpanzees

For more information about the park rules and regulations you can get in contact with our tour consultants; Achieve Global Safaris who will help you to get more basic information and also book you for any safari activity in the national park.

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