Uganda National Parks

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Located in south- western Uganda Bwindi is home to about half of all mountain gorillas. The park covers about 200 square miles of extremely dense rainforest and is a proclaimed world Heritage site. Bwindi Gorilla Forest Reserve was gazetted in 1942, upgraded to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in 1992.

Mount Elgon National Park

Derived from the local name known as Mt. Masaba, the name of the founding ancestors of the Bagisu. Mount Elgon is a massive solitary volcanic mountain on the border of eastern Uganda and western Kenya. Its vast form, eighty kilometers in diameter, rises 3070m above the surrounding plains

Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest National Park covers 776 sq km, located the west, near Fort Portal. Famously known as a home to a remarkable 13 primate species, including the chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkey, Guereza Colobus, Olive Baboon, Grey-cheeked Mangabeys, and Red-tailed Monkeys among others. red colobus and Lhotse’s monkey that are both nocturnal and diurnal species

Kidepo Valley National Park

Perched on the Sudanese border in the northeast of Uganda, almost 700km from Kampala tucked between the borders of Uganda, Kenya and Sudan covering over an area of 1,442 sq km, Kidepo Valley National Park is one of Uganda’s most spectacular and most magnificent parks described as open tree Savannah that varies much in structure and composition.

Lake Mburo National Park  

Lake Mburo centrally situated in Mbarara district. It is about 3 hours drive from Kampala. Lake Mburo is the best place in the country to see the Eland antelope, as well as zebra, topi, impala, and now the newly introduced Giraffes from Murchison Falls national Park, the park is also gifted with several acacia-associated birds. Lake Mburo is the best savanna Park in the country and is believed to be an extension of the Serengeti plains of Tanzania.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Uganda’s second home for Gorillas, Mgahinga the smallest covering 33.7km2. The park lies on the northern slopes of Mts. Muhabura, Mgahinga and Sabyinyo, the three volcanoes that create an unforgettable regional backdrop. Though gorilla tracking is the park’s most popular activity, Mgahinga merits a visit simply to appreciate the scenery

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls ranked second in holding almost 80% of Uganda’s wildlife. The park is also the largest parks in Uganda bisected by the Nile River into the Northern and the Southern sections and it covers a wide area of 3,580 Km2. For Bird watchers who love to hear and see different birds singing, swimming, eating, playing, nesting and relaxing, Murchison Falls is the birding tap.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Uganda’s magical park is located in the Western arm the Great East African Rift valley with magnificent scenery of the Rwenzori highlands. Queen Elizabeth is a gifted with almost the beautiful wildlife that cannot be found elsewhere in Uganda, the famous tree climbing lions in the Ishasha section offers a life time experience.

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Rwenzori Mountains was named after the famous Rwenzori Mountains also referred to as the legendary “Mountains of the Moon” described by Ptolemy in AD150. Located in the western part of Uganda on the borders of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The park covers an area of 998 sq km. reaching an elevation of 5,109m; Rwenzori Mountain is one of Africa’s tallest mountain range, exceeded in altitude only by the free-standing Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro.

Semliki National Park

Semliki National park is located in the extreme west of Uganda in Bundibugyo. It lies along the Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border within the western arm of the Rift valley. Semuliki National Park is an eastern extension of the vast Ituri Forest and forms part of the forest continuum during the climatic upheavals of the Pleistocene; this is one of the richest areas for both flora and fauna in Africa.

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