Uganda Wildlife Authority has stopped charging separate fees for guided walks to the Sempaya Hot Springs in Semuliki National Park.
The move came after the Uganda Wildlife Authority Board of Trustees reviewed the fees for accessing the hot springs at Sempaya and decided that the fees should be discontinued.
Sam Mwandha, the UWA Executive Director says scrapping of the fees is aimed at improving visitor experience in Semuliki National Park.
“This measure will greatly improve visitors experience in the park. We hope even the nationals will now find it more convenient and exciting to visit the park since they will no longer be required to pay separately to view the Hot springs” says Mwandha.
He added that with is new visitors to the hot springs will now only pay the park entrance fees and no further charges will be levied.
Semuliki National park was created in 1993 and is located in Bwamba County, a remote part of Bundibugyo district.
The park, which is on the Western side of the Rwenzori Mountain is home to 441 recorded bird species and 53 mammals.