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Kibale National Park Entrance Fees

Kibale National Park entrance fees are charged according to age and nationality.

Generally, park entrance fees in Kibale National Park are paid every after 24 hours and are charged per person as well as safari vehicles.

The entrance fees in Kibale Forest National Park can be paid via the park’s gate using your credit card. Also, it’s possible using MTN and Airtel mobile money agents found in most towns of Uganda.

You can also pay Kibale park entrance fees directly to Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Headquarters where you’ll be given a receipt to present at the park.

Visitors having much interest in Kibale National Park activities excluding Chimpanzee trekking can opt to pay for an annual entrance package. This offers you a golden of visiting Kibale anytime you wish!

Please note that various activities in Kibale National Park such as chimpanzee trekking and birding all hold different fees.

If interested in knowing much about fees in Kibale forest national park, this is an ideal article for you.

Below Is A Table Showing The Entrance Fees In Kibale National Park According To Age And Nationality

Adults40 US$30 US$20,000 UGX
Children20 US$10 US$5,000 UGX




or Students


  3,000 UGX



  5,000 UGX
Uganda Wildlife Clubs  2,000 UGX

Note that:

  • There is a 20% discount given on entrance fees for a group of more than 20 people on a given day.
  • All travelers are required to present valid identification documents to confirm their status of residence.
  • The fees are quoted in the:
  • US$: United States Dollar
  • UGX: Uganda Shilling
  • A day’s park entrance ticket is valid for 24 hours from the time of entry.
  • In case you spend more extra time in the park after 24 hours, you’ll be charged an extra day.
  • Persons between 5-15 years are considered children
  • A child below 5 years is exempted
  • The entrance fees are independent of package activities for example chimp trekking, birdwatching, nature walks, etc.

Kibale Park Entrance Fees For Vehicles







Saloon Cars    4020,000
Minibusses, Omni-buses     5030,000
Pick-ups       5030,000


Tour Company vehicles and

4-wheel drive

Over Landers     150100,000


Buses and Lorries     200200,000


Construction Equipment     350500,000


School Buses   20050,000


Delivery Vehicle per entry         –20,000


  • Vehicle entrance fees are charged per 24 hours, excluding vehicles for concessionaire visitors who will pay once per trip in the park.
  • Rescue vehicles are charged the same rate as other vehicles according to the vehicle classification
  • Vehicles such as Motorcycles, trailers, vehicles with inflammable goods, livestock, produce, poles, timber, sand, and market merchandise are prohibited out of protected areas.

But, they can only be allowed (under express approval) by the Executive Director.

  • Construction equipment includes bulldozers excavators, bowsers, graders, heavy trucks, and roll loaders among others.

Annual Park Entrance Fees In Kibale National Park

For travelers having much interest in Kibale forest national park, you can opt to pay for annual entrance fees in Kibale park.

Below is a table showing annual park entrance fees in Kibale:





Family (Maximum 4 Children)800 


Annual Corporate pass (10 pax)1,5002,500,000


Safari GuideN/A200,000
Taxi DriverN/A150,000
Tour Company DriverN/AFree

Please note that:

  • This applies to only foreign residents in Uganda and East African citizens.
  • Vehicle entrance fees are paid separately.
  • In Kibale, this offer excludes safari activities like chimpanzee tracking.
  • Foreign residents need to have a work permit valid for one year to qualify for this package.

Please, For Any Inquiries About Fees For Kibale National Park, Feel Free To Email Our Responsive Team!

FAQS By Travelers About Kibale National Park Entrances Fees

  1. How To Pay Entrance Fees For Kibale National Park?

While planning to have a Uganda holiday in Kibale National Park, you can directly pay Kibale park entrance fees at UWA headquarters. After, you’ll be given a receipt which you’ll present at the park gate.

Also, you can pay these fees using MTN and Airtel money agents which are found almost in every town in Uganda.

Please note that it’s ideal that you use one of the trustable tour companies in Uganda such as Prime Safaris & Tours Limited to ease it for you!

  1. Why Do You Pay Kibale National Park Entrance Fees?

About 30% of fees collected from travelers visiting Kibale are returned to communities surrounding this park for community development.  For example, it’s used to construct schools, roads, and health centers, as well promoting rural electrification.

  1. Why Should You Visit Kibale National Park?

Kibale National Park is one of a must not miss havens for most travelers undertaking African safaris in Uganda.

Here are the reasons why you should visit Kibale forest national park:

  • Kibale offers the best chimpanzee trekking safaris in Uganda as well as Africa. This park holds over 1500 chimp population.
  • For bird lovers, Kibale Forest is the best place in Africa to spot the Green-breasted Pitta.
  • Kibale park holds the highest diversity and concentration of primates in Africa. It boasts over 13 primate species counting Chimpanzees, Baboons, Red-tailed Monkeys, Black-and-white Colobus Monkeys, etc.
  1. What Is The Best Time To Visit Kibale National Park?

Kibale National Park can be visited at all times of the year however, the dry months of June-August and December-February are recommended.

During these months, Kibale Forest receives minimum rainfall and therefore, the trails tend to be dry and mud thus, ideal for nature walks.

March-May and September-November are rainy months in Kibale forest national park. Usually, the forest can become much more humid and some trail points get slippery and muddy.

  1. What To Pack While Planning To Visit Kibale National Park?

Travelers planning to have Uganda safaris in Kibale National Park are encouraged to have the following for a memorable tour.

  1. 1. A camera: This is ideal as you’ll use it while capturing photos of amazing wildlife on your safari in Kibale. It has to be having enough storage space to cater to many photos.
  2. A pair of binoculars: For bird lovers, this is vital as it helps you have great views of birds in distant places such as tree canopies
  3. Comfortable hiking boots: These are also a must-have while trekking in the rainforest of Kibale National Park. Along the trail, you might encounter some points which are slippery and muddy.
  4. A rain jacket: It’s also proper you move with a rain jacket (poncho) as Kibale NP is a rainforest that receives heavy rainfall.
  5. Insect repellents to safeguard you from biting bugs: Insect repellents with over 50% DEET are recommended to be used.
  6. Sunglasses: These will protect your eyes from the strong tropical sunlight.
  7. A sunhat: This also helps to protect you from direct sunshine, especially while on a nature walk in Kibale National Park
  8. Sunscreens: Applying sunscreens to your body helps to protect your skin from strong tropical sun rays.
  9. Long-sleeved shirts and long trousers: These help to safeguard your precious skin from cuttings and insect bites while in the jungle.

Please note that environment-friendly clothes are recommended.

Among these include khaki, brown as well as grey.  These help you blend in with nature and don’t stress up game animals as bright colors.

  1. A back bag: This back helps to keep all your daily necessities safe while in the jungle. For example, a camera, extra clothes, bottled water, and binoculars are well-kept here.
  2. Enough drinking water: It’s always ideal you move with enough drinking water while coming on a Uganda tour in Kibale. This help to keep your body hydrated.

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