Rules and Regulations in Uganda National Park; A outstanding rules set up in every recognized area and in Uganda’s national parks and reserves there are also set up rules and regulations by the governed body Uganda Wildlife Authority. Uganda is a location to ‘’Ten’’ National Parks including; Bwindi Forest National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison Falls national park, Mountain Rwenzori National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Kidepo Valley national park, Semuliki National Park, Mountain Elgon National park, they all offers different tour and unique attractions in several ways. Among these ten parks, five of them are best visited on Uganda Safaris because they host unique attractions and incredible experience to whoever choses to discover the hidden gems of the country.
Below are the rules and regulations that guides visitors to Uganda’s National Parks and Reserves. These rules they help to protect the national park, conservations and reserve as well as enjoyable experience.
General Uganda National Park Rules and Regulations
You’re not allowed to make campfire except at designated sites.
Travelers are not allowed to drive off the tracks.
You should not disturb wildlife by making sounding motor horns.
You should not drive in the park between 7:00 pm and 7:00 am.
Dogs or other pet dogs are not allowed inside the park.
Do not litter rubbish inside the park.
Firearms or ammunitions into the park are not allowed.
You’re not allowed to pick flowers or destroy any vegetation.
While driving to the national park, do not exceed the speed limit of 40 driving kilometers per hours.
All official receipt must be kept for inspection.
Camping in Uganda’s National Park
You should always make sure you camp in official sites provided by the lodges, hostel or national parks. To some Uganda national parks area avoid campfire except in recognized areas provided for camping. Remember to pack your own camping gears or you can hire them on the ground at different particular camping sites.
Gorilla Tracking Rules in the park
Gorilla trekking experience or habituation starts early, with briefing at exactly 7 :30 am and ends at 8 am. Then after 30 minutes briefing is done, go for gorilla trekking search in the forest guided with the guide.
In Uganda –Gorilla trekking safaris is the most done activity that attracts numbery of people from different races of the world to come meet up with their closest relative unique mountain gorillas whom we share 98% DNA. Gorilla trekking in Uganda can be done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park a home of the half remaining gorilla population in the world, approximately 600 individuals, and Mgahinga Gorilla national park both located in southwestern region of Uganda. They can also be trekking in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park is comprised of 22 gorilla families that are splintered in four gorilla sectors that is; Ruhija, Rushaga, Nkuringo and Buhoma gorilla sector.
These are the rules governed on gorilla tours in all Gorilla Safari Destinations in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Before you set out for gorilla trekking;
Always make sure you carry with your payments receipts and permits.
If you know you’re sick of cold or other infectious illness ,do not attempt to visit gorillas since they are 98% of Human DNA.
If a visitor does wastes while in the wild should burry them 30-centimeter-deep their wastes.
Only eight people are allowed to visit a gorilla family.
When you are with the Gorillas;
Keep a distance of 7 meters away from the gorillas.
Drinking, eating and smoking are not allowed on the tour.
If you’re sick of those airborne diseases and you like to sneeze of cough always cover face or turn away.
Trekkers are limited to one hour per gorilla family per day.
Flash discs are not allowed in use at the park.
Children allowed to trek mountain gorillas must have 15 years of age.
Chimpanzee Tracking Rules;
For visitor’s safety and the chimpanzees, tourists are required to follow a few rules along the forest trails;
Chimpanzees can easily be infected by human diseases since they share closet genetic to humans ‘’99%’’.
The minimum age for tracking is 12 years.
Do not litter rubbish in the forest.
If you want to defecate, bury your wastes in a hole of 30 cm deep along with toilet paper.
Keep quiet while in the forest ,the more you silent in forest ,you will see more.
Always keep 6 to 8 meters away from the chimpanzees at all times.
Do not disturb chimpanzees.
Eating near chimpanzees is not allowed .
Do not attempt to chase the chimpanzees.
Do not use flash disc .
Avoid making noise while in the inhabits of gorillas.
Trek in tight group.
Note ; The park entry fees are charged separately from the park’s activities.