From All Africa
A new electronic cashless system has been introduced in Uganda to enable visitors to Uganda’s national parks to be able to make payments centrally, through a carefully monitored and controlled system.
The payments are credited to the Wildlife Card, which visitors can then use as a cash debit card to pay park fees and related expenses for special park services or guide support.
The item is a plastic card about the size of a credit card, with an embedded microchip that is used by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to load the Gorilla tracking details and electronic cash payments for other tourism activities in the five National Parks of Lake Mburo, Bwindi Impenetrable, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale, and Murchison Falls.
Most importantly, it also helps to collect key data, which transfers automatically to a central database to generate statistics and reports. It can also be used to buy branded UWA gift items, souvenirs, curios, park maps and guide books from UWA-managed shops.
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