Park Entrance Fees For Kidepo Valley National Park; Just like all the other national parks, Kidepo valley national park entry fees are stipulated by the governing body of government, Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA); it is the government authority responsible for all protected areas in Uganda. Kidepo valley national park is categorized under category A of national parks of Uganda; parks that fall under category A are the best national parks in Uganda and have the same park entry fees different from those that fall under category B and C.
Entrance fees to kidepo national parks are groups under different types; individual park entrance fees, annual park entrance fees, vehicle entrance fees, and aircrafts landing fees. The park entrance fees to kidepo valley are stipulated basing on the visitor status in the country, that is, foreign nonresidents, foreign residents and east African citizens.
The foreign nonresidents are required of their passports in order to be issued the entry pass to kidepo valley national park. The foreign residents of Uganda are required to present their one year valid working permits in Uganda and the east African citizens present their national identity cards for identification. To note; the requirements above are a must for one to enter into kidepo national park.
Individual park entrance fees
The adult foreign nonresidents to kidepo valley national park are charged 40 USD as individual park entry charge, 30usd for the foreign residents, and 20000 UGX for the east African citizens. On the other hand, the children are charged 20 USD, 10 USD and 5000 UGX as park individual park entrance fees to kidepo valley national park, for foreign nonresidents, foreign residents and east African citizens, respectively.
The pupils and students to kidepo valley national park are charged 3000 UGX and 5000 UGX respectively. However, pupils and students that belong to Uganda wildlife clubs, only pay 2000 UGX as park entrance to kidepo valley national park. To note, only pupils and students who are citizens of east Africa, are considered here.
Annual park entrance fees
The annual park entrance fees for kidepo valley national park are only eligible for the foreign residents and the east African citizens only. An individual person is charged 350 USD if he is a foreign resident and 150000 UGX for the east African citizens, as annual park entrance fees to kidepo valley national park.
A couple of foreign resident visitors to kidepo valley national park are charged 500usd as annual park entrance fee, and 200000 UGX for a couple of east African citizens. On the other hand, a family of maximum 4 children is charged 700 USD if it is for foreign residents and 300000 UGX for a family of east African citizens.
An annual corporate pass for a group of foreign residents is charged with 1500usd to kidepo valley national park. On the other hand, an annual corporate pass to kidepo valley national park for a group of east African citizens, is charged 2.5 Uganda million shillings.
A safari guide and taxi driver is charged 100000 UGX as annual park entrance fee for kidepo valley national park. However, a tour company driver is not charged for annual park entry fees to kidepo valley national park. On the other hand, foreign resident tour operators are charged 50 USD and 125000 UGX for the east African tour operators as annual park entrance.
Vehicle entrance fees
The vehicles that enter kidepo valley national park are charged basing on their statuses; foreign and east African. A motorcycle is charged 30 USD and 20000 UGX, for foreign and east African motor cycles respectively. Foreign Saloon cars are charged 40 USD and 20000 UGX for east African as park entry fees. Minibuses and pick-ups and 4WD cars are charged 50 USD and 30000 UGX for foreign and east African vehicles respectively.
Tour company vehicles are charged 120 USD for foreign vehicles and 30000 UGX for east African vehicles, as park entry fees to kidepo valley national park. Buses and Lorries, on the other hand, are charged 150 USD if foreign and 150000 UGX for east African vehicles, however, school buses are only considered to be east African and they are charged 50000 UGX.
Aircrafts landing fees
Aircraft parking entry is charged per entry, and, it excludes the entry fees for the passengers inside the aircraft. However, the pilots en-route do not pay entry fees on a condition that they spend less than 2 hours in kidepo valley national park. To note, the air crafts are also charged basing on their status, foreign or east African.
- Gliders or micro lights are charged 10 USD and 20000 UGX for foreign and east African, respectively.
- An aircraft with up to 3 seats is charged 20 USD and 40000 UGX for foreign and east African aircrafts respectively.
- 4 – 6 seat aircraft is charged 30 USD and 60000 UGX for foreign and east African, respectively.
- 7 – 14 seat aircraft is charged 40 USD if foreign, and 80000 UGX for the east African aircraft.
- 15 – 20 seat aircraft is charged 50 USD if foreign, and 100000 UGX for the east African aircraft.
- An aircraft for 20 seats and above is charged 60 USD if foreign, and 120000 UGX for east African aircraft.
- Helicopters are charged 100 USD and 250000 UGX for foreign and east African respectively, per landing in kidepo valley national park.
- Parking fees for all aircrafts are is 5000 UGX per day spend in kidepo valley national park.
To note, the park entry fees are independent of the other park fees of kidepo national park such a activity charges and accommodation charges among others. The park entry fees are mostly charged on a “per day per entry” basis. You can find a lot more information about the park entry fees on the Uganda wildlife authority website.