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Uganda - Obtain a Hunting License or Permit

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  1. To apply for a hunting license in Uganda the applicant has to the department of Uganda Wild life Authority(UWA).
  2. An application is made to the Executive Director of UWA on Form UWA (obtainable from the UWA).
  3. The form is available at the cost of 1500USD and there is no processing fee.

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Required Documents[edit]

The following documents are required for facilitation.

  • Proof of payment of the prescribed fees.
  • Proof that you are a professional hunter.
  • Passport photo.
  • Passport/ identification.
  • Must be affiliated to a wildlife use right licensee.
  • Foreigners must present valid work permits.
  • Clearance by police to handle a gun.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

For more information on the same you can visit Uganda Wild life Authority offices at;
Plot 7 Kira Road, Kamwokya
Postal Address: P.O. BOX 3530, Kampala, Uganda
Phone: +256 414 355000, +256 312 355000
Email Address:
Operating Hours: Moday to Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (excluding weekends and public holidays)

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  • All sport hunters entering Uganda have to apply for a hunting license prior to their arrival and a rifle import permit. Sport hunters must pay a conservation and concession fee of 50 US$ per day which is included in your package price. Other tourists must pay 20 US$ for each per day.
  • A passport valid for at least six months after your arrival and with some blank pages is mandatory. U.S. citizens and citizens of the European Union may obtain a visa in advance or purchase one upon arrival at Entebbe for $ 100.00
  • Each hunter and observer is responsible for his or her health related concerns and own insurance including evacuation insurance and trip cancellation insurance. Please consult with your current medical insurance provider about medical cover in a foreign country since each insurance company may have different requirements regarding receipts they require for reimbursement of medical costs. Generally speaking you need to take responsibility for your own health and be aware that we will often be hours, if not days away, from competent medical care.
  • Bring what suits you best for hunting, but we recommend a .270 .300 for most species and a .375 .416 for buffalo. Most airlines limit your ammunition to 11 pounds packed in a locked case in your duffel bag. A good combination would be 60 rounds for light rifles and 20 softs and 20 solids for heavy rifles.
  • Field preparation is included in your safari package this includes Dip and Pack, export documents and permits, these services are provided by Uganda Wildlife Taxidermy & Tannery Services Ltd. (UWTTS)! Shipping to your selected taxidermist or clearing agent is at your expense.


A fee of 1500USD is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


Where as the certificate is valid for one (1) year.

Documents to Use[edit]

Please find the link below to find out more about hunting lisence tariffs and more.

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Sample Documents[edit]

Processing Time[edit]

Once the application is successfully processed and the authorities are happy with the documents submitted the hunting license will be provided. The whole process takes at least seven (7) working days.

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These game laws apply to wilderness hunting in Uganda and not ranch hunting which may vary.

  • All trophy hunting to take place within the hours of daylight.
  • Shooting from or within 50m of a motor vehicle (boat, aircraft) is not permitted. Vehicles must not be used to drive or stampede any animal.
  • Use of radio communication system to locate any protected species is not permitted.
  • Hunting with dogs is not permitted.
  • Hunting with lights/flares/night vision equipment is not permitted, excepting certain species like bushpig and leopard.
  • Hunting permits must be issued prior to the hunt commencing.
  • A separate permit must be issued for each individual hunting client.
  • Automatic and semi-automatic firearms are not permitted, as is the use of silencers.
  • No shooting of immature animals or females with dependant young or are apparently pregnant.
  • No minors (under 18 years) are allowed to hunt or handle firearms.
  • Bow hunting is permitted in wilderness hunt areas.

Required Information[edit]

  • Proof of payment of the prescribed fees.
  • Proof that you are a professional hunter.
  • Passport photo.
  • Passport/ identification.
  • Must be affiliated to a wildlife use right licensee.
  • Foreigners must present valid work permits.
  • Clearance by police to handle a gun.


  • Uganda Wildlife Authority must perform a thorough background check on the applicant.
  • Application is made in writing to the Executive Director, Uganda Wildlife Authority.

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Need for the Document[edit]

Uganda hunting season is from January through November. It rains all year round (which is why the country is so lush) with slightly more rain on average in April-June and November. However, the rainfall varies from year-to-year. Some species move with the rain, but they hunt where the animals are. The best time to hunt Buffalo and Hartebeest is during the months of December to end of April. After that the grass is too high and hunting buffalo becomes challenging. All other species may be hunted year round.

There is no set hunting season for wilderness hunting in Uganda but the rainy seasons would be best avoided.

Most hunters will arrive at Entebbe Airport where you will be met and assisted through Customs with your firearm(s) by a company representative. Depending on the schedule you may need to overnight in Entebbe or Kampala. Your onward journey to the hunt area will generally be by road.

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