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Guide To Uganda National Parks

Guide To Uganda National Parks

Uganda is known as the Pearl of Africa and endowed with a vast variety of wildlife that rightly matches her rich topography. There are so many opportunities for taking Uganda holidays to view from Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks offer immense viewing opportunity for Uganda Gorillas that cannot be matched elsewhere. In this guide I share with you 9 national parks worth visiting in Uganda.

Lake Mburo National Park

This is Uganda’s smallest National Park situated in Kiruhura district, Western Uganda. What’s unique about this park is that it is the only park that contains a lake. It also contains 158 miles of acacia savannah, and it is home to vast herds of impalas. Other unique wildlife found here include: Topi, Klipspringer and other antelope species

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Morning View of Lake Mburo National Park from Eagle’s Nest Image by Vebjorl

Kibale Forest National Park

This is one of the most attractive National Parks with a tropical rain forest and a variety of wild animals. Kibale Forest hosts lots of Chimpanzees. Apes too are found here and protected, so visitors are privileged to see these apes in their natural environment.Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

This Park is found in the southwestern part of Uganda on the edge of the western rift valley commonly known as the Albertine Rift. What’s special about this park is that it protects half of the remaining mountain Gorillas in Uganda. One awesome activity to do here is the mountain Gorilla Trek Safari.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

This Park brings together Kyambura and Kigezi wildlife ecosystem. Thousands of Hippos populate the waters in this park. Open savannah dotted with acacia and euphorbia trees provide a habitat for wild animals such as Leopards, Elephants, Lions, Safari Kobs, and large herds of Buffalos. It also houses Chimpanzees and Monkeys.

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Uganda Kob spotted at Queen Elizabeth National Park Frank Dickert

Murchison Falls National Park

This is the largest national park in Uganda named after the Murchison Falls. The mighty river Nile bangs through a narrow gorge flowing down to be a river thronged by Hippos, Water Bucks and Buffaloes. The flora and fauna of the park are endowed by a savannah riverine forest and woodland. Wildlife found here includes Leopards, Giraffes, Chimpanzees, Lions, Elephants and a significant number of bird species.

Kidepo Valley National Park.

The Park is tucked away at the border of Sudan and Kenya. It enjoys unique scenery that cannot be found in any other parks in East Africa.

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Zebras at Kidepo Valley National Park Image By Mark Jordahl

Mt. Rwenzori National Park

A trip to this park needs thorough and proper planning. One of the best hiking experiences one will constantly experience. The hike circuit takes 6 nights or 7 days. It rises to an altitude of 14,000ft above sea level. The conditions in this mountain present a challenge.

Semliki National Park

Also known as Toro Reserve lies near the northern base of the Ruwenzori’s in Uganda. It is home to rich habitat, diverse fauna and home to 400 bird species and 300 butterfly species.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

This Park is set in southwestern Uganda, Kisoro District. It is part of the Virunga conservation area. It adjoins Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Virunga National Park.
Thinking of touring Uganda? You now have nine options to choose from. Uganda remains a beautiful country with lots of options for tourists to explore.

Guide To Uganda National Parks

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