Park Entry Fees to Lake Mburo – Lake Mburo National Park Uganda
Park entry fees to Lake Mburo – this is the smallest Savannah National Park in Uganda covering a total area of 370square kilometres but nevertheless contains up 5 lakes within its boundaries. It is underlined by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years, upon where most luxurious lodges are perched to offer stunning views to their esteemed clients.
Lake Mburo National Park is home of over 350 bird species, 6 fish species and over 70 mammal species including Impalas which are only found in this National Park.
The National Park was first declared a controlled hunting area in 1933 but later upgraded to a game reserve in 1963 with an aim of conserving a huge profusion of wildlife that inhabited the National Park. It was later gazetted into a fully-fledged National Park in 1983 by the then the former president Milton Obote’s government to push away the Bahima pastoralists who were encroaching on the National Park land for grazing.
It came at the time of the Operation Bonanza massacre of 300,000 people. As the evicted pastoralists were not compensated for lost grazing land or assisted with resettling, many remained hostile to the upgrade. The range-land outside the National Park was later divided into small ranges and given out to squatters as subsistence farming plots.
Park Entry fees to Lake Mburo National Park are issued at every entrance gate to the National Park like Sanga main gate and Nshara 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 Lake Mburo National Park.
The entrance fee for Lake Mburo 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 Lake Mburo 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 Lake Mburo 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 Lake Mburo National Park.
Families for foreign residents with a maximum of four kids are entitled to USD700 for their park entry fee to Lake Mburo 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 Lake Mburo 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 Lake Mburo National Park. The en-route pilots are not liable to the park entry fees if they stay for less than 2 hours.
Lake Mburo National Park entry fees have helped the region where the National Park is located to develop rapidly, in that 20% of the money collected at the entrance is used to develop the local area where Lake Mburo National Park is found. This is done by building Health centres that can help to improve the life of the locals and also putting in place schools to improve on the education of the area, because we all know that education is the best and right key that will lead all people to success in the all world.