There are 10 Uganda national parks. Uganda the pearl of Africa mostly known for its beautiful weather, vegetation, gorge Lakes, Rivers and mountains. Beyond all these beautiful creations, Uganda is also endowed with a diversity of breathtaking national parks that can be seen below.
Mount Elgon National Park
Mount Elgon National Park located in the eastern region of Uganda in the Mbale, having the largest caldera in the world mountain Elgon has a wide range of attractions from the beautiful caves, Sipi falls, the Jacksons pool plus the wonder wildlife in the park such as mammal like buffaloes, forest hog, baboons, blue monkeys, elephants among others. These animals are rarely observed in the forest setting.
The park is also gifted with bird species such as African blue fly-catcher, black kite, black collared Apalis among others. The park offers different activities such as, mountain/volcano climbing, birding, cultural encounters, nature walks, hiking. Mountain biking and rock climbing.
Kidepo Valley National Park
Dubbed as the true African wilderness, Kidepo Valley National Park is the most isolated national park with amazing wildlife. The park has big game such as elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, cheetah and the beautiful savannah vegetation. Game drives, nature walks, hiking, cultural encounters with the Ik people and birding are one of the fun and exciting activities done at the park. Kidepo valley national park is located is in the northern region of Uganda.
Murchison Falls National Park
With the strongest waterfall in the world. Murchison Falls National Park one of the most remarkable wildlife encounter in Uganda. The park has the big five apart from the rhinos these mammals have attracted tourist across the globe together with the waterfalls and over 450 bird species such as, the rare shoebill stock have been a great treasure for the country. Hiking to the top of the falls and having a boat cruise on the Nile River, air balloon safari and game drives are some of the activities engaged in at the park. Murchison falls is located in the northern western region of Uganda.
Kibale Forest National Park
Being the primate capital of the world, Kibale Forest National Park is a home of the great chimpanzees the most closely to humans than any other living creature. While you enjoy your chimpanzee safari in the sunny side of nature you can also view other primates such as baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, and red tailed monkeys among others.
It is also a home of 70 mammal species such as elephants, forest hog, buffaloes among others, you also get a life chance to see beautiful bird species over 300 For example the African grey parrot, blue breasted kingfisher, blue headed sun bird and the purple breasted sun bird etc. Apart from chimpanzee trekking and habituation, you add a couple of other activities such as birding, nature walks and cultural tours.
Semuliki Valley National Park
Semuliki Valley National Park spreads across the floor of the semuliki valley on the western side of Mount Rwenzori. Labelled as the true birds’ haven, semuliki national park has over 441 bird species such as the red billed Dwarf hornbill, yellow –throated Nicator and the great blue. The park is known for the famous Sempaya hot springs that have sourced tourists across the globe. Hiking, birding, cultural encounters, game drives, fishing on river semuliki and butterfly watching are some the activities engaged in while at the park.
Lake Mburo National Park
Located in the western region of Uganda off Kampala – Masaka – Mbarara high way, Lake Mburo National Park is famous for its unique beauties of the zebras, impalas and the acacia associated birds such as grey crowned crane, yellow –breasted Apalis, Nubian woodpecker and white headed barbet among others. The parks also possesses beautiful mammals such as water bucks, warthogs, eland antelopes, hyenas and leopards. Activities in the park include boat cruises, birding, game drives, horseback safaris spot fishing and nature walks.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Located in western Uganda, the southern part of the Albertine Rift valley, Queen Elizabeth National Park is a home for variety of the ecosystem. This is one of the most visited national parks in Uganda a lot of wonderful products to offer ranging from wildlife, Nature, birds, primates among others, and the most fascinating thing about this park is its Tree climbing Lions in the Ishasha sector.
More on this, the game drives in this park expose you to various animals such as lions, hyenas, buffaloes, elephants among others. On You hiking and nature walk, you will have an opportunity of seeing the Chimpanzees and monkeys, various interesting bird species. You can also have a memorable boat cruise in Kazinga channel.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Situated in the southwestern part of Uganda on the edge of the rift valley, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a home for the endangered mountain species .this park lies is in Uganda’s oldest and the most biologically diverse rain forest. This park was gazetted in 1991 and the fast tourist visited it in 1993.
This in turn is becoming the countries most visited park by tourist because of over 400 mountain Gorillas recorded in the four sectors of the park. Some of the most done activities in the park include Cultural encounter, birding if rare bird species such as African Emerald cuckoo,Dark caped Bulbul, White-tailed Blue Flycatchers other others. Hiking and Nature walk.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the smallest National Parks 34sq-km in Uganda with a lot to offer tourists. It is Located in the far southwest of Uganda and part of the Virunga Volcanic ranges. Its prime attraction happens to be the most treasured though endangered mountain gorillas. It is a destination for over half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas in its one Gorilla Family. While in the Park, you can also do golden monkey trekking, hiking and Nature Walk, birding and cultural encounters among others.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Rwenzori Mountains National Park, situated within the “Mountains of the Moon”, is located in western Uganda in the east African Rift Valley and runs to the democratic Republic of Congo and the conservation area of Virunga National Park. This mountain is the third highest in Africa about 16,700 feet above sea level. Interestingly, its peak goes beyond the clouds and are permanently snow-capped. There are numerous activities you can get involved into which include Hiking to the top of the mountains, nature walk, birding, cultural encounters among others.
Ugandan National Parks are true Destination worth visiting, they are havens to all your dream treasures ranging from wildlife, birds, nature among others. All the parks are very safe and accessible. Let Uganda expose you to the wilderness.