THE Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) realised sh613m from sport hunting in Lake Mburo National Park last year, the areaâ€™s conservation manager has said.
During a tour of the park by the Makerere University tourism studentâ€™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