UGANDA NATIONAL PARKS
Uganda has a variety of National Parks with different activities and each park in its own uniqueness. In all the parks of Uganda, birdwatching is possible. You can also take on nature guided walks, game viewing, gorilla trekking and so much more.
Bwindi National Park:
One of the top visited parks in Uganda. Activities include gorilla tracking, nature guided walks and forest birding trips.
Queen Elizabeth National Park:
Queen Elizabeth incorporates a variety of fresh water and crater lakes it is a classified by Birdlife International as an Important Bird Area with 568 of Uganda’s 1017 of bird species, more than any other park in Africa, the mammals checklist of Queen Elizabeth is up to 66 species.
Murchison Falls National Park:
The Murchison Falls National Park is cut in half by the mighty River Nile as it squeezes itself through a 7-metre gap in a cleft of rock, creating an explosion of white water.
Kibale National Park:
This recently established reserve is home to the highest concentration of primates in the world. Chimpanzee, eleven different species have been counted there, including Black-and-White and Red Colobus, L’Hoest’s Monkeys and Galagos.
Kidepo Valley National Park:
Kidepo is one of the most spectacular parks in Uganda (1,344 sq.km). The Park possesses scenery unsurpassed by any other park in East Africa. In the vast panorama you can take on a safari to watch a constant parade of wildlife: elephant, zebra, buffalo, countless antelope and over 200 species of birds.
Lake Mburo National Park:
The closest savannah reserve to Kampala, Lake Mburo National Park is centred on a series of swamp-fringed lakes known for their rich birdlife, notably the secretive African finfoot.
Mgahinga Gorilla Park:
The park has afromontane vegetation dominated by bamboo a delicacy to the mountain gorillas. Animals in the park include; the mountain gorilla, buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks, Colobus Monkey, Jackal, Porcupine, Golden Cat, Duiker, Aardvark, Giant forest hog.
Mount Elgon National Park:
Visiting Mount Elgon presents an exciting setting for extended hikes, interesting and unique flora and fauna, magnificent water falls, enormous caves, scenic peaks, gorges and hot springs which bubble up at 48ºC (118ºF). No technical climbing equipment or skills are required, as all major peaks are accessible.
The 120 km Rwenzori chain is regarded to be the legendary snow-capped Mountains of the Moon, described by Ptolemy in AD150. Reaching an elevation of 5,109m at its highest peak, it is also Africa’s tallest mountain range, exceeded in altitude only by the free-standing Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro.
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. (Especially for birds)