National Park Regulations

Uganda Wildlife Authority is a body that is in charge of conserving the country’s natural heritage. This includes animals, plants, natural features and ecosystems in general. It has set National Park Regulations that each visitor must follow. This is in order to stay safe when one is in the National Parks. These are regulations that apply to all the National parks in Uganda; and therefore must be followed by all persons that visit the Park.

The following Park regulations apply to most of  the National Parks:

Do not:

  •  Camp or make campfires except at official sites.
  •  Exceed the speed limit of 40km per hour (25mph).
  •  Drive off the tracks.
  •  Disturb the wildlife by sounding motor horns.
  •  Drive in the park between 7:30pm and 6:30 am.
  •  Bring dogs or other pets to the park.
  •  Drop litter, especially cigarette ends or matches.
  •  Bring firearms or ammunition into the park.
  •  Pick flowers or destroy any vegetation.

Retain all official receipts for entrance, boat trips, fishing etc; as you may need to show them at any time during your stay.

Gorilla Tracking Regulations.

Before you set out:

  • Do not visit the gorillas if you have a cold or other infectious illness.
  • Human waste should be buried 30cm (12″) deep
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  • Maximum number of visitors is eight people per gorilla group

When you are with the gorillas:

  • Maintain a 7m (21ft) distance from the gorilla
  • Do not Smoke, eat and drink on the tour
  • If you must sneeze or cough cover your face and turn away from the gorillas; as they can catch coughs and colds from humans.
  • Maintain a one hour visit per gorilla group per day.

Get informed about all the National Park Regulations  before you go on  your Uganda Safari and Enjoy your  visit and stay in Uganda the pearl of Africa.