National Park Regulations

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Set National Park Regulations that each visitor must follow, UWA is in charge of conserving the country’s natural heritage like wild animals, plants, physical features and ecosystems in general.

All persons that visit Uganda’s National Parks must follow the set regulations in order to stay safe.

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

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

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 7:30 pm 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.

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
  • Maximum number of visitors is eight people per gorilla group

When you are with the gorillas:

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