National Parks of Uganda

Striding across the equator, Uganda is a very beautiful destination where the east African savannah meets the West African jungle. It boasts a thrilling array of wildlife, ranging from gorillas and chimpanzees to lions and elephants and its 1000-plus bird species make it Africa’s most rewarding safari destination. Uganda boasts a network of 10 national parks and several other protected areas.
Managed by the Uganda wildlife authority, these national parks consist of various vegetation zones which range from tropical rain Forests, Savanna grasslands and woodlands and Montane vegetation offering wildlife enthusiasts a thrilling opportunity to experience a wide range of fauna habituated in these habitats.

From the Forest national parks tourists have the chance to track primates including the rare Mountain gorillas that can only be tracked from Bwindi and Mgahinga or else in Congo and Rwanda alone. The three montane national parks are important in protecting montane and bamboo forests, and are important for hiking while the savanna parks are teeming with wild animals such as antelopes, buffaloes and elephants among others. In addition the lush wetlands, shimmering lakes and rivers heaving with aquatic life, and the glacial peaks of Africa’s tallest mountain range make these national parks-must-be-visited destinations in Africa.Uganda's national parks include:

Bwindi Impenetrable National park for gorilla tracking
Bwindi Impenetrable national park is located in South Western Uganda occupying 331 sq km. It lies on the edge of the Western Rift valley (Albertine rift) and is shared by Kanungu, Kabale and Kisoro districts. The park occupies different vegetation zones but predominantly a tropical rain forest. This ancient rainforest is one of the few remaining forests in Africa to have flourished throughout the last Ice Age. Bwindi Impenetrable national park is a home to roughly half of the world's mountain gorillas (326 gorillas). In the World today, it is estimated that there are only 700 remaining mountain gorillas....More on Bwindi Impenetrable
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for Gorilla tracking
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is located in the far south western part of Uganda bordering Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It occupies an area of 33 sq km and it is one of the smallest national parks in Uganda. The Park covers the northern slopes of the three northernmost Virunga Volcanoes: Mt. Gahinga (3,474 m), Mt. Muhavura (4,127 m), and Mt. Sabiny (3,645 m). Despite of its small size Mgahinga national park is of great importance given that it is a home to the endangered mountain Gorillas.....More on Mgahinga
MT Elgon National Park for Hiking

Mt. Elgon National park is located near Mbale in the Eastern part of Uganda. The park covers 1,145 sq km. It is named after Mt Elgon (4,321m), an extinct Volcanic Mountain that lies on Uganda’s border with Kenya. In the prehistoric times this mountain stood taller than Kilimanjaro Mountain, the highest mountain in East Africa.....More on Mt.Elgon

Rwenzori National Park for Mountaneering

Rwenzori national park is 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. It was named after the famous Rwenzori Mountains also referred to as the legendary “Mountains of the Moon” described by Ptolemy in AD150. 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. The Rwenzori range has 6 major peaks.......More on Mt.Rwenzori

Kibale National Park for Chimpanzee Tracking

Kibale National park is located near the foothills o the Mountains of the Moon in western Uganda. It occupies an area of 776 sq km. It is the most accessible of Uganda's major tropical rainforests. Kibale forest national park is a home to a remarkable 13 primate species with both nocturnal and diurnal species......More on kibale forest national park

Kidepo Valley National Park for Wildlife Safaris

Kidepo Valley National park is located in the northern Eastern part of Uganda on the border with Sudan. It covers an area of 1,442 sq km. Lying in the rugged, semi-arid valleys of Karamoja province, the Kidepo Valley National Park is one of Uganda's most spectacular parks. It harbours scenery unsurpassed in any other park in East Africa ......More on kidepo Valley national park

Lake Mburo National Park for Birding and wildlife safaris

Lake Mburo National park is located in the southern part of Uganda in the present Kiruhura district. It covers an area of 260 sq km. Named after the famous Lake Mburo found inside the park harbours several markedly different faunal species which cannot be easily found elsewhere in Uganda.......More on Lake Mburo National Park

Murchison Falls for Birding,Wildlife Safaris and Chimp tours

Murchison Falls National park is located in the northwestern part of Uganda, approximately 90km from Masindi town. The park is the largest amongst all Uganda’s national park. It protects a chunk of untamed African savannah and many tourists who have visited Uganda’s national parks say that it is the hottest safari destination in the country.... More on Murchison Falls National park

Queen Elizabeth for Wildlife,Birding and Chimp Tracking

Queen Elizabeth National park is located in the south western part of Uganda. It covers an area of 1,978 sq km. It is the most popular national park in Uganda with abundant game which attracts thousands of tourists interested in viewing big game........ More on Queen Elizabeth National park

Semuliki NP for birding, scenic tours and pygmy cultural visits

Semuliki National park is located in the extreme

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