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UWA gets sh613m from sport hunting

By Vision Reporter

Added 10th March 2009 03:00 AM

THE Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) realised sh613m from sport hunting in Lake Mburo National Park last year, the area’s conservation manager has said.

By Nicholas Kajoba

THE Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) realised sh613m from sport hunting in Lake Mburo National Park last year, the area’s conservation manager has said.

During a tour of the park by the Makerere University tourism student’s team, Augustine Masereka said UWA had introduced new tariffs for all national parks and reserves.

The students were guided on a boat trip, nature walk and game drive. National parks are categorised as A and B.

Adult East African visitors to Category A parks will pay sh5,000, while foreigners will pay $20 (sh39,600). Children aged five to 15 will pay $10 (sh19,800), while residents will pay sh2,500.

Category A parks include Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo, Rwenzori, Bwindi, Mgahinga and Kidepo.

Under Category B, the entrance fee is sh3,000 for residents and $25 (sh49,500) for foreigners. Category B parks include Semliki, Mt. Elgon and Semlik Wildlife Reserves.

Special groups get a 30% discount, while foreign students with valid identity get a 25% discount. The UWA executive director, Moses Mapesa, said guest houses, bandas and tents would be privatised soon.

UWA gets sh613m from sport hunting

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