Kidepo valley national park entrance fees

 Kidepo valley national park entrance fees

Kidepo valley national park entrance fees: Kidepo valley national park is located in Karamoja region northeastern Uganda in Kaabong district and is one of the spectacular national parks in Uganda due to abundant wildlife. It was ranked one of the Africa’s finest wildernesses which mean that travellers who visit this isolated national park will have extra ordinary memories. Kidepo valley national park is a home of animals such as elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, Jackson’s hartebeest, oribi, giraffes, zebras, waterbucks, bushbucks, hyenas, bird species with some species restricted to only Kidepo valley national park such as the Kori bustard, ostrich, Karamoja Apalis and other species such as silver bird, yellow billed shrike, Clapperton’s francolin, broad tailed warblers among others.

Park entrance fees

A Park entrance fee is the amount of money that is paid by any visitor so as to enter Kidepo valley national park. This fee is collected by Uganda Wildlife Authority a tourism body in Uganda and the money is used to develop the national park, the surrounding communities through construction of infrastructures like schools among others.

Adults

Foreign non-residents $40

Foreign residents $30

East African citizens UGX 20,000

Children

Foreign non-residents $20

Foreign residents $10

East African citizens UGX 5,000

Ugandan pupils/students in a group UGX 3,000

Tertiary institutions or universities UGX 5,000

Uganda wildlife clubs UGX 2,000

Annual park entrance passes

Individual

Foreign resident   $350

East African citizen UGX 150,000

Couple

Foreign residents    $500

East African citizens ugx 200,000

Family with a maximum of 4 children

Foreign residents $700

East African citizens UGX 300, 000

Annual corporate pass

Foreign resident $1,500

East African citizen UGX 2, 500, 000

Safari guide

East African citizen UGX 100,000

Taxi driver

East African citizen UGX 100,000

Tour operator

Foreign resident $50

East African citizen UGX 125,000

Tour company driver do not pay any park entrance fee when entering Kidepo valley national park or any protected area in Uganda and the foreign residents require a work permit which is valid for one year so as to qualify for an annual pass to enter Kidepo valley national park.

Park entrance fees for vehicles

The parking fees for vehicles in Kidepo valley national park are charged per entry

Motor cycles

Foreign non-resident $30

Foreign resident $5

East African citizen UGX 10,000

Saloon cars

Foreign non- resident $40

Foreign resident $10

East African citizen UGX 20,000

Minibuses, Omni-buses

Foreign non-resident $50

Foreign residents $15

East African citizens UGX 30,000

Pick-ups and 4WD cars

Foreign non-residents $50

Foreign residents $15

East African citizens UGX 30,000

Tour company vehicles

Foreign non-residents $120

Foreign residents $15

East African citizens UGX 30,000

Buses and Lorries

Foreign non-residents $150

Foreign residents $75

East African citizens UGX 150,000

School buses

Foreign residents $25

East African citizens UGX 50,000

Delivery vehicles

Foreign residents $10 per entry

East African citizen UGX 20, 000 per entry

Aircrafts landing fees

The aircraft landing fees exclude the park entry fees for the passengers. Pilots en-route do not pay entry fees that is if they spend less than 2 hours in the park but in case they exceed 2 hours they will have to pay the part entrance fees.

Gliders and Micro lights

Foreign non-residents and foreign resident $10

East African citizens UGX 20,000

Up to 3 Seater

 Foreign non- residents and foreign residents $20

East African citizens UGX 40,000

4 to 6 Seater

Foreign non-residents and foreign residents $ 30

East African citizens UGX 60,000

7 to 14 Seater

Foreign non-residents and foreign residents $40

East African citizens UGX 80,000

15 to 20 Seater 

Foreign non-residents and foreign residents $50

East African citizens UGX 100,000

21 seats and above

Foreign non-residents and foreign residents $60

East African citizens UGX 120,000

Helicopters

Helicopters carrying visitors to Kidepo valley national park pay entrance fees per landing

Foreign non-residents $100

Foreign residents $125

East African citizens UGX 250,000

Children below the age of 5 years are exempted and after paying park entrance fees, you will be given a ticket which is valid for 24 hours therefore extra time spent in the park after the 24 hours you will be charged an extra day. The entrance fees in Kidepo valley national park do not include the activities that you will engage in while in the park which means that when you engage in activities like guided nature walk and bird watching you will have to pay entrance fees and $30 for foreign non-resident birding and guided nature walk and UGX 10,000 for East African citizens

 Kidepo valley national park also has other activities which you can engage in after paying park entrance fees such as game drives, wildlife viewing, cultural encounter,

Getting to Kidepo valley national park

Kidepo valley national park is located in Karamoja region northeastern Uganda and can be accessed by either road or air transport means.

Road transport, there are several routes to use when travelling by road transport means such as the route from Kampala via Karuma, Lira, Kotido, Kaabong and then to the park headquarters this route takes about 12 hours drive but you can have an overnight like in Kotido town and continue the journey the next day.

Another route starts from Kampala via Karuma, Gulu, Kitgum and then to Kidepo valley national park. This route takes about 10 hours’ drive and you can also opt for an overnight in Kitgum town.

There is also a route that starts from Kampala via Mbale, Sironko, Moroto, Kotido, Kaabong and then to the park headquarters. This route also takes 12 hours’ drive and you can opt for an overnight in Kotido town.

Route from Kamapla via Mbale, Soroti, Moroto, Kotido, Kaabong and then Kidepo valley national park which takes about 13 hours’ drive.

Air transport, Kidepo valley national park can also be accessed by air transport means in that there are domestic airlines which operate scheduled and charter flights from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield to Kidepo or Apoka airstrip which take about 2 hours. Flying to the park is the best option because it saves you all travelling for long distances which is tiresome