Park entry fees to Murchison falls national park

Park entry fees to Murchison falls national park.

Park entry fees to Murchison falls national park : Also is the oldest and largest safari park in Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park is one of the most visited Uganda safari destinations visited by many travelers across the world. It was developed in 1952 and in this era it was first park to be established in Uganda followed by Queen Elizabeth National Park. Murchison Falls National Park is home to over 51 amphibians, about 144 mammals and 51 reptile species and over 556 colorful bird species. Besides the stunning wild animals and birds, this safari destination hosts a diversity of breath taking attractions namely;  the mighty magical Murchison Falls – which is one of the most beautiful waterfall in Uganda, mesmerizing  landscapes, intriguing waterbodies among others.

It is important note that park entrance fees to Murchison Falls National Park varies from tourists to vehicles. If you are planning to visit Murchison Falls National Park on a self drive or guided tour this season or in future and still wondering about the entrance fees? Here below, we present you all the entry fees you should know before visiting the park so that you don’t get stranded at the gate.

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Tourists fees to Murchison Falls National Park

For the international visitor/ non foreign residents, UWA charges $40 per adult per day and $ 20 for children per day. At the park entrance gate, Non Foreign residents are required to submit their passport details to allow them access the park.

The Foriegh residents are charged $30 per adult and $ 10 for children below 15 years of age. The Foreign residents are required to submit their working permits as prove at the entrance gate so that to allow them enter the park

For the East African citizens, UGX 15,000/=  is charged per adult per day and UGX 5000 per child per day.  The Eastern African residents are required to represent their National IDs to give them access to the park all the entrance gates.

Vehicle Entrance fees to Murchison Falls National Park

Tour company vehicles

These are car rental company vehicles or driver guided safaris from a private safari company or vehicles rented for a self drive tours. Here, you have to travel with a signed self drive contract or an authorization letter as proof from the rental company you hired the car from. For this category, the entry fees at the gate are US$ 100 for foreign cars and UGX 30,000 for Ugandan cars.

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Private 4×4 cars and pickups

There are two categories of cars, the vehicle that owned by the locals plus the cars owned by foreigners in Uganda. For proof that you own the vehicle, you will have to show your country driver’s license.

However Ugandan cars are charged UGX 30,000 whilst the foreign cars- US$150 to allow you drive through the park.

Private minivans and minibuses

This category of vehicles are known for small groups of tourists and family travelers on a tour in Murchison Falls National Park on a Uganda safari. These include;  minibuses and safari vans,  28-seater coaster bus and pop-up roofed safari van. The entry fees for Ugandan owned cars is UGX30,000 and $ 150 for foreign private mini buses or vans.

Buses and lorries

These are also many cargo and passenger carrying vehicles which are also permitted to enter Murchison falls national park. The Ugandan buses are charged UGX 30,000 per days and the foreign buses or coaches pay US$ 150 per day

Saloon cars

Saloon cars like a Toyota Rav4 can be ideal vehicles to take around Murchison falls National Park. The landscape in Murchison Falls National Park is not so tough therefore you can choose can to hire a Toyota Rav4 cars in that category for a safari to in Murchison Falls National Park. The Saloon cars are charged US$ 50 for foreign cars whilst UGX 20,000 is charged for all Ugandan vehicles.

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Exploring Murchison Falls National Park with a private Motorcycle is extremely rewarding graced with long lasting memories. However, take noted that public boda-bodas are not allowed to ride through the park. Though, it is risky to enjoy a game drive on a motorcycle  especially if you are not sure of the game trucks. The entry fees for motorcycles is $40 for Foreign motorcycles per day and to the Ugandan motorcycles, you pay  UGX10,000 per day.

Are you planning to enjoy a guided safari or self drive to Murchison Falls National Park? Well, we hope that the above information can be of great importance to assist you enjoy an awesome adventure in Murchison Falls National Park. For more inquiries about the entrance fees to Murchison falls simply get in touch with our travel consults.