Uganda Wildlife Authority has announced its revised tariffs for various tourism products with effect from 1st July 2020. New rates for some products, new fines, new products as well as clarification on some UWA products and services will be introduced in the new tariff guide.
The new tariffs were announced by the Uganda Wildlife Authority Director of Tourism and Business Services, Mr. Stephen Masaba; at the recently concluded mid-term engagement forum for the Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO).
There are several changes in tariffs of activities in the national parks of Uganda. The key ones include: an increase in gorilla permit fees from $600 USD to $700 USD. Gorilla Habituation permit fees remain unchanged at $1500USD.
A chimpanzee tracking permit in Kibale National Park, come July 2020 will cost $200USD compared to the current rate of $150USD. For Chimpanzee Habituation Experience, permit fees will increase from $200USD to $250USD.
Other new rates include the introduction of fees for activities like Rwenzori Mountains trekking and the newly opened Lonyiti Summit Trail in Kidepo National Park. A tourist interested in participating in either activity will pay $50USD.
However with the increment in the fees of some activities, there are other several incentives that have been introduced. Commercial and gorilla filming fees has been reduced. All filming costs will be charged 40% of the activity. There is free entrance to Semliki and Mt. Elgon National Parks for one day. Fees for accessing Sempaya Hot Springs in Semliki National Park have been scrapped; but visitorst will be expected to pay only the entrance fees.
Uganda Wildlife Authority announced that the comprehensive tariff guide will be uploaded on the website www.ugandawildlife.org before the end of August 2019. But the new tariffs to take effect from 1st July 2019.
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