Bwindi forest park fees 2022 -2024 : Bwindi impenetrable national park also referred to as Bwindi impenetrable forest is one of the most popular safari destinations in Uganda and a UNESCO World Heritage Site recognized for hosting the endangered Mountain gorillas and the largest gorilla population in the world.

Bwindi impenetrable national park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda on the rim of the Rift Valley, the park is dominated by hillsides which are mist – covered and sheltered by one of the ancient and very biologically varied rainforests in Uganda dating back to more than 25,000 years.

Bwindi impenetrable national park is habitat to more than 600 mountain gorillas which is half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas and is the second gorilla population in the world and second one is found in the Virunga conservation Area.

Mountain gorilla trekking is the major safari activity done in Bwindi impenetrable national park, below are the new Bwindi Forest Park fees 2022 – 2024. These fees are drafted by the Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Bwindi forest park fees 2022 -2024
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Activity fees 

Mountain gorilla trekking 

Foreign Non-Residents (FNR) 700
Foreign residents (FR) 600
East Africa Community residents (EAC) 250,000 UgX

Mountain gorilla habitation experience 

STATUS  Fees (US$)
Foreign Non-Residents (FNR) 1,500
Foreign residents (FR) 1000
East Africa Community residents (EAC) 750,000

Nature walk

Status  Fees (UGX)
Foreign Non-Residents (FNR) 30
Foreign residents (FR) 15
East Africa Community residents (EAC) 10,000

Batwa Forest Experience 

Status  Fees (US$)
Foreign Non-Residents (FNR) 40
Foreign residents (FR) 40
East Africa Community residents (EAC) 40,000 UgX


Status  Fees (US$)
Foreign Non-Residents (FNR) 30
Foreign residents (FR) 25
East Africa Community residents (EAC) 20,000 UgX

Commercial filming and photography 

All filming and photography 40% of the activity fee 

(inclusive of the monitoring fees of 10%per day)

Filming with a drone  50% of the activity 

Aircrafts landing fees 

Each and every aircraft landing in Bwindi impenetrable national park is charged a designated fees, these fees were allocated according to the type of the air craft and the carrying capacity (number of seats in the aircraft).

Bwindi forest park fees 2022 -2024
Bwindi Gorilla Trekking safari
Type of the aircraft and no of seats  Foreign                   Ugandan registered
US $ UGx
Gliders, Microlights  10  10  20,000
Up to 3 Seater  20  20  40,000
4-6 Seater  30  30  60,000
7-14 Seater  40  40  80,000
15-20 Seater  50  50  100,000
21 Seats and above  60  60  120,000
Helicopters (Per landing)  100  125  250,000
Parking fees per day  10,000


  • Aircraft fees are exclusive of passenger fees
  • en-route pilots do not pay entry fees if they are to spend less than 2 hours in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Vehicle fees

Vehicle operating in Bwindi impenetrable national park are charged a fee designated basing on the type of the vehicle.

Registration  Foreign (US$)                       Ugandan registered 
Motor-cycles 30 5 10,000
Saloon Cars 40 10 20,000
Minibuses, Omni-buses 50 15 30,000
Pick-ups 50 15 30,000
Over Landers 150 50 100,000
Tour Company vehicles and 4 wheel drive 150 15 30,000
Buses and Lorries 150 75 150,000
School Buses 25 50,000
Delivery Vehicle per entry 10 20,000

Fines and penalties 

Offence  Penalty 
Off-tracking driving fine US$ 150 (per Person in the Vehicle, to

be incurred by the driver

Over Speeding UGX 100,000 per incident
Smart Card loss US$ 20
Animal Accident fee (Road kill US$ 500
Fine for Late Reschedule

(Gorilla trekking permit)

25% of the Permit Fee)
Fine for Tracking in a different


50% of the Permit Fee
Littering in the Park UGX 100,000 per incident
Hooting in the Park UGX 100,000 per incident
Sitting on Top of the Vehicle US $100 per incident
Default on Tariffs US$150

Research fees 

Category LTR












Application 100 100 100 100 50,000 20,000 20,000
Monthly research 250 250 150 150 100,000 50,000
Report/security/security deposit 300 300 300 200,000 100,000


  • LTR– Long Term Researchers (beyond 3 years)
  • NFSR– Non Foreign Student Research
  • FSR– Foreign Student Research
  • FRA/V– Foreign Research Assistant/Volunteer
  • UNSR– Ugandan Non Student Researcher
  • UPhDS – Ugandan PhD Student
  • UMSCS– Uganda MSC Students

Other categories for researchers

Category  Fees 
Uganda research Assistants Free
Foreign research assistants/volunteers 50% of park’s entrance fees for 10 days
Foreign students on field short courses 50% OF Park entrance fee for 10 days

Note: Foreign students on short field courses have to be in possession of valid identity cards.

Bwindi impenetrable national park rules and regulations 

Mountain gorilla trekking is the major Uganda safari activity in Bwindi impenetrable national park offering an encounter with the critically endangered mountain gorillas, for the protection of both mountain gorillas and the visitors, there is a set of rules and regulations governing the experience and these include

Before you set out

  • Do not participate in visiting the mountain gorillas if you have a cold or other infectious illnesses
  • The minimum age for mountain gorilla trekking is 15 years
  • Human wastes should be buried 30 cm deep
  • A maximum number of 8 persons per group are allowed to visit each gorilla group once a day

When you are with the gorillas

  • Maintain a distance of 7 m (21 ft) distance from the gorilla
  • Smoking, eating and drinking is prohibited while on mountain gorilla trekking experience
  • If you must sneeze or cough, cover your face and turn away from the gorillas as they can catch coughs and colds from humans
  • Being in the presence of mountain gorillas is limited to only one hour
  • When taking pictures, do not use a flash as they irritate the gorillas

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