Entry fees to Queen Elizabeth National park are set to be paid before one can be allowed to enter a National Park. Just like other protected areas, there is a fee you pay as entrance to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This fee should actually be called a conservation fee because it is used to support the conservation programs stipulated by the Uganda Wildlife Authority a government body in charge of all protected areas in Uganda.
Entry permits to Queen Elizabeth National Park are issued at every entrance gate to the Park like Kabatooro main gate and Katungulu gate. One has to present his or her valid identification before your entry permit is issued; this helps to determine your status to see if you are a foreign non-resident, a foreign resident or an East African.
The foreign residents are required to present a valid work permit, the non-foreign residents are required to present their passports for verification and the East Africans are required to present their national Identification cards in order to get the entrance permits to enter Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The entrance fee for Queen Elizabeth National Park for non-foreign residents is USD40, for a foreign resident is at USD30 and UGX20000 for East African citizens. All the above National Park entry fee are for a single day and which is considered 24 hours and any extra minute from the time of issue is counted as an extra day.
Kindly note: The Park entry fees are not levied on children who are below 15 years.
An annual entry fee is allowed and still classified. The annual park entry fee to Queen Elizabeth National Park are only allowed too to the foreign residents who work are at work in Uganda and the members of the East African community in Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.
Individuals who are foreign residents of Uganda are entitled to USD350 as annual park entry fees to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Individuals and citizens of the East African community are entitled to UGX150000.
Couples who are foreign residents are liable to USD500
Couples who are residents of the East African community are supposed to pay UGX200000 as annual park fees to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Families for foreign residents with a maximum of four kids are entitled to USD700 for their park entry fee to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Families of East African citizens are entitled to UGX300000 for the annual park entry fee.
The annual park entry fees for the foreign residents are USD1500 and 2.5millions for the corporate East African citizens.
Ugandan safari company guides are exempted and they have a free entry to all Ugandan National Parks. For other East African community citizen safari guide will be required to pay UGX100000 for annual park entry and the same price of other drivers.
Note that the park entry fee to Queen Elizabeth National Park is not only applicable to humans but also the motor engines that enter the park like vehicles and aircrafts.
Motor cycles are charged USD30 for the foreign residents and UGX10000 for the East African citizens.
Saloon cars are Charged USD40 for foreign residents and UGX20000 for the East African citizens.
Minibuses are charged USD50 for foreign residents and UGX30000 for East African citizens.
Pickup trucks and 4×4 cars are charged USD50 for foreign residents and UGX30000 for East African citizens and school buses are charged UGX50000.
Helicopters are charged USD100 for foreign residents and UGX250000 for East African citizens per landing.
A 4 – 21 and above aircraft is charged from USD30-USD50 for the foreign residents and UGX60000 to UGX120000 for the East African residents.
Please note that parking fee for aircrafts per day is USD8 for foreign residents and UGX5000 for the East African citizens. The vehicle entry fees are charged per entry in the National Park and the landing fees of the aircrafts are independent of the park entry fees of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The en-route pilots are not liable to the park entry fees if they stay for less than 2 hours.