With effect from 31st, August 2021, guests wishing to engage in activities at Uganda Wildlife Authority’s national parks will use the cashless method to pay to access its activities. The cashless mode of payment has been rolled out to enter and access services and products in the national parks. This has been implemented to ease transactions with four payment options now fully available. These options include Payment through the payment portal on the website, Direct Bank Transaction, Payment through Points of Sale Machines situated at selected gates and Mobile Money. This measure is hoped to increase efficiency and also protect our clients and staff from the dangers of carrying cash to spend on activities within the protected areas. The four payment options were fully accessible as of 1st July as detailed below;
ONLINE PAYMENT SYSTEM
The online payment system can be accessed through Uganda Wildlife Authority website https://www.ugandawildlife.org/.The payment system online can accept payment cards in Uganda Shillings (UGX) and US Dollars (USD). Once the payment is completed, a receipt will be auto generated from the portal and sent to the client’s email detailing the activity and park of choice. Clients will use the auto generated receipt at the gate to get the official receipt from the park accounts system.
A client can make payments through Direct Bank Deposits in the following banks;
UGX – A/C Name: Uganda Wildlife Authority A/C No. 6006760021
USD – A/C Name: Uganda Wildlife Authority A/C No. 344020914
UGX – A/C Name: UWA Collections A/C No. 9030006237338
USD – A/C Name: Uganda Wildlife Authority A/C No. 9030008172993
UGX – A/C Name: UWA collections A/C No. 3110400021
UGX – A/C Name: Uganda Wildlife Authority A/C No. 100160021
USD - A/C Name: Uganda Wildlife Authority A/C No. 100160064
Clients are advised to make bank payments based on the most current UWA tariff for all activities they wish to undertake and present the bank payslips at the gates for receipting.
POINTS OF SALE (POS) MACHINES
The points of Sale Machines are positioned at particular gates that have access to internet and power. From the POS machines at these gates, payments can be done through direct payment from cards. The gates below in the respective Conservation Areas will only have cashless transactions through the POS machines or any of the payment methods as noted. In these gates, payments can be done through direct dedication from the cards.
The gates noted below will only have cashless transactions from any of the payment methods as rolled out;
- Queen Elizabeth National Park
Kabatoro, Kasenyi, Mweya information centre, Katunguru, Ishasha
- Mgahinga National Park
Kisoro office, Muhabura, Ntebeko,
- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Buhoma, Nkuringo, Ruhija
- Murchison Falls Conservation Area
Bugungu, Chobe, Kichumbanyobo, Mubaku, Northern Bank, Tangi, Wangkwar
- Mount Elgon Conservation Area
Mt. Elgon head office, Budadiri
- Kibale Conservation Area
Kibale information office, Fort portal office, Isunga
- Lake Mburo Conservation Area
Nshara, Kinyashara, Sanga, Lakeside
- Kidepo Valley National Park
Apoka, Nataba, Kalukudo, Lokumoit
- Rwenzori National Park
On the POS machine, there is an option to transact by use of mobile money on the client’s phone. This service is only available on the ABSA POS machines and will attract a charge of 0.75% of the transaction value and the payment will be effected off the POS machine.
The Mobile money can also be used as an option to pay for UWA services. The transactions of mobile money will be for only selected activities and this will be by use of USSD codes.
We look forward to serving you better as you explore the great nature and beautiful sceneries in the Protected Areas across Uganda. Remember to observe the approved COVID-19 standard operating procedures which are also accessible on our website.