Kidepo Valley National Park fees structure 2022
Kidepo valley national Park is hidden away in a remote area located in North-eastern Uganda with over 450 recorded bird species and 70 different animal species. The National Park is considered to be one of the greatest National parks for safaris and this was stated by CNN but its remoteness has led to the few tourists who visit the Park every year. The park is home to animals like zebras, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, warthogs, and lions among others, and is an all-year-round destination.
Entrance fees to Kidepo Valley National park are paid at the gate and only children who are 15 years and below are exempted from paying the entrance fees. Below are the fees that are paid at Kidepo valley National Park.
Park entrance fees
Kidepo park entrance fees to Kidepo valley National Park are set up and collected by the Uganda Wildlife Authority from all the visitors that visit the Park. Entrance fees are used to improve the services that are offered at the National Park and also develop the surrounding areas by improving the infrastructure in the community. The park entrance fees vary depending on a lot of factors which include citizenship and age. Note that the park entrance fees are valid for only 24 hours. Park entrance fees to Kidepo for 2022 have been listed below but note that they can change at any given time. So we advise that you keep on checking our website for any updates on the park entrance fees.
Foreign non-residents: these are tourists who visit but do not live within Uganda. Adults pay 40 USD and children pay 20 USD.
Foreign residents: these are people who have neither Ugandan nor East African citizenship but have working permits to work in Uganda or live in Uganda. These have to show proof that is provided by the government that they are foreign residents to qualify for the foreign resident park fees. Adults pay 30 USD and children pay 10 USD.
East African citizens: these are tourists who belong to the East African community and these have to show their National IDs at the park entrance to be eligible. Countries that belong to the EAC include Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and South Sudan. Adults pay UGX 20,000 and children pay
UGX 5, 000.
The other categories that are considered include students or pupils who pay Ushs 3,000, wildlife clubs who pay Ushs 2,000, and university or tertiary institutions pay Ushs 5,000. All these groups are eligible only if they travel as a group from their institutions and with prior information to the National park two weeks before the stated tour.
Activity park fees
Night game drives: EAC citizens pay UGX30, 0000, foreign non-residents and foreign residents pay 30USD.
Guided nature walks: foreign non-residents pay 15 USD, EAC citizens pay UGX10, 000 and foreign residents pay 15 USD.
Day game drives: EAC citizens pay UGX20, 000, foreign non-residents and foreign residents pay 20 USD.
Birding: EAC citizens pay UGX10, 000 and both foreign residents and foreign non-residents pay 30 USD.
Annual park fees
Annual park entry fees are paid once a year and it is only eligible for tourists from the East African community and foreign residents. Below is a list of what is supposed to be paid per year by tourists.
Corporate pass: annual corporate safari guides pay Ushs100, 000, East African citizens pay an annual fee of UGX 2,500,000 and foreign residents pay an annual fee of 1,500USD.
Individuals: foreign residents pay an annual fee of 300USD and individual EAC citizens pay an annual fee of UGX150, 000.
Tour companies: a tour company driver is expected to pay UGX100, 000 and an East African tour operator is expected to pay UGX125, 000 per year.
Families: Families of EAC citizens with a maximum of 4 people pay an annual fee of UGX300, 000 and a family of foreign residents with a maximum of 4 people pays an annual fee of 700USD.
Couples: foreign resident couples pay an annual fee of 500USD and East African citizen couples pay an annual fee of UGX200, 000.
Aircraft landing fees: these are categorized into the number of seats that the aircraft has. Note that payment does not matter whether there are only two passengers in a 4-seater aircraft, the seats determine the payment. These payments are paid per landing the aircraft makes at the National Park.
3 seater: EAC citizens pay UGX80, 000, foreign non-residents pay 20 USD and foreign residents pay 20 USD.
4 to 6 seats: EAC citizens pay UGX60, 000, foreign non-residents and foreign residents pay 30 USD.
7 to 14 seats: EAC citizens pay UGX100, 000, foreign non-residents and foreign residents pay 40USD.
15 to 20 seats: EAC citizens pay UGX100, 000 and both foreign non-residents and foreign residents pay 40USD.
21 seats and above: EAC citizens pay UGX120, 000 and foreign residents plus the foreign non-residents pay 60USD.
Helicopters: EAC residents pay UGX250, 000, foreign non-residents pay 125USD and foreign residents pay 100USD.
Vehicles: the park fees paid to the National Park by vehicles are levied according to the weight, type of vehicle, and capacity of the vehicle.
Minibuses and buses: East African residents pay UGX30, 000, foreign residents pay 15 USD and foreign non-residents pay 50 USD.
Motorcycles: EAC citizens pay UGX10, 000, foreign non-residents pay 30 USD and foreign residents pay 5 USD.
Pick-ups: foreign residents pay 15 USD, EAC citizens pay uGX30, 000 and foreign non-residents pay 50 USD.
Delivery vehicle: Ugx20, 000 is paid by EAC citizens and foreign residents pay 10 USD. This does not include foreign non-residents and the delivery vehicle fees are paid per entry.
Tour company vehicles: EAC citizens pay UGX30, 000, foreign non-residents pay 150USD and foreign residents pay 15 USD.
Saloon cars: foreign residents pay 10USD, EAC citizens pay UGX20, 000 and foreign non-residents pay 50USD.
Over landers: EAC citizens pay UGX100, 000, foreign non-residents pay 150USD and foreign residents pay 50USD.
The documents that can be used to identify whether one fits in the above categories to be allowed access to the Park include the following:
National IDs: currently all EAC citizens have National Identification cards that identify them and these are presented at the gate of the National Park before payment.
Working permits: this is used to identify the foreign residents working in Uganda. Note that the working should still be valid at the time of your safari.
Passports: these are mainly used by foreign non-residents and they are supposed to be presented before you gain access to the National Park.1