Just like all the protected areas wherever you go, you will be able to pay the park entrance fees to access all the protected areas and the Queen Elizabeth National Park is not an exception, so you must make sure that you pay some money in order to enjoy the services within the park entrance fees. The conservation areas are managed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority, who are responsible for collecting the park entrance fees and making sure that the park is very interesting.
Queen Elizabeth National Park entrance fees are received at every park gate, like the Katunguru Main Gate, the Kabatooro Gate, and the Kasenyi Gate. When the visitors pay the park entrance fees, they are given receipts, and the park entrance fees are paid according to the category of the visitors, such as foreign residents, foreign residents, and foreign citizens. Foreign residents in Uganda must be able to present valid passports, while visitors from East African countries are issued national identity cards.
The park entrance fees are charged differently, and the foreign non-residents pay USD40, the foreign residents pay USD30, and the residents of the East African people group will be charged UGX20000. The fee is only good for 24 hours, and you will have to pay other park entrance fees after that time if you are still in the park.
Furthermore, any additional time outside of the license’s agreed-upon season is counted as an additional multi-day. It’s worth noting that children under the age of 15 are exempt from paying the recreation area entrance fee. You can also pay the annual section fee and this will still be ordered. The annual park fee for Queen Elizabeth National Park is only available to foreign residents, i.e., foreigners working in Uganda and people from the East African people group, i.e., Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi.
If you want to land in the Queen Elizabeth National Park with the aircraft, you are informed that the helicopters are charged $100 per landing for the foreign residents, while landings by the east African residents will have to pay Uganda shillings 250,000. For the rest of the capacity, you will have to pay $30 to $50 for the foreign residents and then Uganda shillings 60000 to 120000 for the east African residents. It is important to note that the stopping charge for airplanes each day is USD8 for unfamiliar inhabitants and UGX5000 for east African residents.
The park entrance fees for the vehicles in Queen Elizabeth National Park
For the foreign residents, the motorcycles cost USD30, while east African residents pay Uganda shillings 10,000 as the entry fee. The salon vehicles entering the national park are charged USD40 for foreigners and USD20 for East African residents or citizens. The minibuses are charged USD50 for foreign residents and Uganda shillings 30.000 will be paid by residents from East Africa. For foreign residents, pickups and 4WD vehicles are taxed at USD 50, and for East African residents, Uganda shillings 30000, and lastly, for students using the school bus, they will be able to pay USD 50,000.
Visitors are informed that the vehicles are charged with the park entry fees per the hour of entry. The entrance fees are separate from the Queen Elizabeth National Park recreation area entrance fees. In transit, pilots are not required to pay the recreation area passage fees if they stay for less than two hours.