Uganda has ten Gazetted National Parks, plus a number of Natural Forests and Natural Reserve areas, with a broad range of safaris and wildlife experiences. Among the significant attractions are: the boat – launch trips (in Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo), nature walks and game drives in any park.
- QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK (QENP)
- MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK (MFNP)
- BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK (BINP)
- LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK (LMNP)
- RWENZORI MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK (RMNP)
- MOUNT ELGON NATIONAL PARK (MENP)
- KIBALE NATIONAL PARK (KNP)
- MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARK (MGNP)
- KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK (KVNP)
- SEMLIKI NATIONAL PARK (SNP)
Uganda, the “Pearl of Africa”, has ten national parks displaying the best of East Africa. The Rift Valley landscapesand tropical forests make dramatic backdrops to an extensive variety of flora and fauna.
Managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), the parks offer ‘traditional’ savanna safaris along with boat tours, forest hikes, mountain climbing and wildlife research activities. Uganda is unrivalled on the continent as a bird watching destination with over 1,000 species of birds – several of which are found nowhere else on the planet. It is also home to 13 types of primates including over half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas and our closest relative – the chimpanzee.
Explore the wild Kidepo Valley; spot Queen Elizabeth’s tree-climbing lions; cruise the Nile; trek up the Mgahinga; summit the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains; take on Bwindi’s “impenetrable forest” learn ancient tribal traditions and handicrafts – or just relax at your lodge surrounded by the wonderful sights and sounds of Africa’s most hospitable destination.