Uganda National Parks. Places for Wildlife & Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
Uganda has ten National Parks Bwindi Impenetrable, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo, Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley, Kibale, and Mount Elgon…
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
The park is specifically enriched with several activities to be engaged in. For example, gorilla tracking is the main activity with an estimated number of over 400 mountain gorillas making it half of the world’s population.
With the other half being shared among the two countries Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. A clear definition of its uniqueness and a major reason to term Uganda the Pearl of Africa the award that greatly symbolizes its special beauty.
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison falls national park is not only one of the largest but also the oldest of Uganda’s national parks. Certainly with diverse wildlife to fulfill your safari visions. Murchison falls national park is the oldest and largest park. Furthermore was founded early in 1926 as a reserve and later recognized as a national park in 1952. With a total area of 3,84km located in the Northern end of the Albertine rift valley districts of para a and Masindi where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into vast.
Uganda National Parks Africa. The park host about 76 mammal species and over 451 bird species. The park is also bisected by Victoria Nile which plugs into 45m over the rift valley wall that creates the dramatic Murchison falls. The centerpiece of the park and finally an event in an 80km stretch of the river from Karuma falls rapids.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
This is Uganda’s most popular destination with the highest concentration of wildlife. Such as the hippopotamus which floats in Kazinga channel water, and the famous Tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector. The park has also got diverse eco-system.
Which include sprawling savanna, humid forests, shady, sparkling lakes, and fertile wetlands. Finally, the diverse ecosystems make it an ideal habitat for the big game animals, ten primate species, and a variety of bird species.
Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale forest national park is one of the most magnificent protected areas with Uganda’s tropical rainforest. And one of the best that you can explore because of its outstanding attractions and the geographical setup itself.
Specifically situated in the western part of the country and mostly known for its 13 primate species, for instance, Chimpanzees, Red colobus, black and colobus monkeys, and L’host monkeys among others.
Lake Mburo National Park
Despite its size, Lake Mburo National Park certainly has several amazing attractions that belie its small stature. With five lakes contained within its boundaries.
The most impressive is the lake that gives the park its name: Lake Mburo. The huge lake also stretches away in the distance and taking a boat trip on its tranquil waters is simply delightful.
Mount Elgon National Park
The park is an important protected area with a variety of attractions ranging from the Calderas found at the top of the mountain, to numerous flora and fauna, and over 300 bird species. Including African Goshawk, white chinned Prinia, Uganda National Parks Africa.
African blue flycatcher among others, particularly in the Secondary forest and thick shrubs along the loop trail to Chepui falls. Eventually, bird watching in Mount Elgon is done around Kapwai Forest Exploration Centre.
Mount Rwenzori National Park
Mount Rwenzori national park is Uganda’s highest and third-highest park in Africa. With beauty hidden in its raised ground of Western Uganda. The park is enriched with various attractions.
Starting from the unique mountain vegetation cover, the glaciers, beautiful waterfalls, and snowfields. And numerous bird species including Rwenzori Turacos, blue-headed Sunbirds, and sooty Boubou among other bird species.
Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo valley national park certainly boosts diverse wildlife in its capacity at different locations. And around the park for example prudes of lions that on other occasions appear sited in valleys. On various rocks herds of elephants, Buffalos giraffes, zebras, and antelopes among other wildlife well spotted on when Kanangorok Hot springs, mount Mount Murungule. While in valleys when they come to drink water.
In addition to the big game animals, Kidepo valley also hosts numerous interesting land ostriches and is also rich in hot springs. Attractions in Kidepo are in two valleys of Narus and Kidepo. Narus is enriched in mammals and Kidepo valley is popular for hot springs and birds including ostriches which have been hunted by local people and the neighboring Sudanese.
Pian Upe National Park
Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve is one of Uganda’s best-kept secrets. It is that one protected area that has not been fully explored by many and paying a visit here means a great opportunity for you to get the best of an African experiential safari holiday.
Set strategically in northeastern Uganda, Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve is of kind safari destination that still offers authentic African experiences. This reserve lies within the Karamoja sub-region of northeastern Uganda and it is regarded as the second-largest conservation area in the country after Murchison Falls National Park. It covers an area of 2788 square kilometers and lies north of Mount Elgon and currently falls under the management of Mount Elgon Conservation Area.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
This park is surely one of the few places in the world where endangered mountain gorillas are. And the rare Golden monkeys live and it attracts people from different countries to come on Uganda Gorilla Safari.
There is no doubt that Mgahinga Gorilla national park is one of the leading tourist sites in Uganda. Since it harbors these rare primates. The beauty of Uganda can’t be fully described. Visit Uganda for lifetime memories and discover far beyond your imagination.
Semuliki National Park
Semuliki National Park Uganda is mainly of interest to bird watchers. The reserve has an impressive checklist, which includes many birding specials. Other attractions are the hot springs at Sempaya and a Pygmy village in the adjacent Semuliki National Park. The only lodge in the reserve offers a very exclusive bush experience with guided activities.