15 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour
Overview of the 15 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour
15Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking tour- Rwanda Uganda gorilla tour is an African wildlife & gorilla tour trip adventure. This Rwanda Uganda African Wildlife Gorilla Trekking Safari is a comprehensive package that features the prime national parks of Rwanda and Uganda. The encounter commences in Kigali city – Rwanda and ends in Kampala city – Uganda
- Safari Highlights
- Safari Details
- How to get there
- Inclusions & Exclusions
- Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safaris
- Rwanda Uganda Wildlife Safaris
- Combined Safari Ideas
- Rwanda Safaris
- Uganda Gorilla Safaris
- Uganda Wildlife Safaris
- Best Selling Safaris
- Discounted Safaris
- Safari Accommodations
- Uganda Safari Attractions
- Related Rwanda Safari Attractions
Safari Highlight of the 15 days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour
Day 1 of the 15 days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
Day 2 of the 15 days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Chimp trekking & Canopy walk
Day 3 of the 15 days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Day 4 of the 15 days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Do Gorilla trekking
Day 5 of the 15 days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 6 of the 15 days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Undertake Gorilla trekking encounter in Bwindi.
Day 7 of the 15 days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 8 of the 15 days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Do morning game drive and afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise
Day 9 of the 15 days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Do Mount Rwenzori Hiking & drive to Kibale National Park.
Day 10 of the 15 days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi wetland walk
Day 11 of the 15 days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Do Fort Portal Crater Lake hike, visit the Amabere gÃ¢ Nnyinamwiru caves, Mpanga Tea Estate cycling & transfer to Hoima.
Day 12 of the 15 days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park & visit the top of the falls.
Day 13 of the 15 days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Do game drive & Nile launch cruise
Day 14 of the 15 days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Transfer to Kampala & visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route
Day 15 of the 15 days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Encounter the source of River Nile Jinja.
Detailed Itinerary of the 15 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour
Day 1 of the 15 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
After breakfast, embark on your 15 days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla trekking safari by driving to Nyungwe Forest National ParkÂ the home of chimpanzees in Rwanda. It is 268km about 6 hours drive from Kigali city. Driving to Nyungwe is not a mere journey but rather an amazing encounter in its self as you will come across great sights of Rwandan hills, make stop en route in Butare to visit the Nyanza Palace the residence of the Kings of Rwanda, Butare National Museum featuring rich ethnography of Rwanda and Nyanza memorial site. Have Lunch en route and continue to arrive in Nyungwe Forest National Park in the afternoon.
Accommodation: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Upmarket/luxury), Nyungwe Hill Top Hotel (Midrange/standard) or Gisakura Guest House (Budget/Basic).
Day 2 of the 15 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Chimp trekking & Canopy walk
Wake up for an early morning cup of coffee before embarking on Chimp trekking experience at 08:00am in the Forest of Nyungwe Rwanda. The experience is quite rewarding as you see Chimps roll down the tree branches; munching fruits, young ones playing amidst their amazing sounds. Their playful and food gathering tactics will leave you in a state of marvel prompting you to fill your camera with amazing photos. During the chimp trekking, you will also come across other 12 primate species including the unique colobus monkey which will leave you with a true taste of nature. In the afternoon, embark on the Nyungwe Forest canopy walk, the third of its kind in Africa and the First of its kind in East Africa. The 90m long and 50m tall walking platform offers rewarding views of animals, birds, butterfly and great flora. The activity is coordinated at Uwinka Visitor Center and it is very rewarding.
Accommodation: Spend an overnight at your previous lodge.
Day 3 of the 15 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, embark on 284km journey about 8 hours drive to the gorilla trekking destination of Volcanoes National Park. You will be astonished by the amazing scenery en route including the farmed landscapes of Rwanda and the banks of Lake Kivu. You will have lunch en route and arrive in the evening for overnight.
Accommodation: Mount Gorilla View Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), La Palme Hotel (Midrange/standard) or Muhabura Hotel (Budget/Basic).
Day 4 of the 15 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Do Gorilla trekking
Wake up for an early cup of coffee, before gathering at Kinigi Park Headquarters for briefing about the gorilla trekking activity at 08:00am always conducted by park rangers. This gives highlights about the dos and donts while trekking gorillas. After briefing, you will traverse the jungle in search of the splendid mountain gorillas in the company of the park ranger guide which stretches between 2 – 8 hours. You will walk through the luxuriant vegetation, climb raised gradients, ascend down the valleys before you encounter the great mountain gorillas as they munch their food and get astonished by the young gorillas playing and demonstrating their tactics which will prompt you to use up your camera space unknowingly. Your one hour with gorillas is done and return to the lodge for relaxation. You will embark on the visit to the splendid twin lakes of Ruhondo and Burera in the evening.
Accommodation: You will have dinner and overnight at your previous lodge
Day 5 of the 15 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This will involve crossing the Uganda boarder and driving along the impressive scenic landscapes of the Virunga Volcanoes. You will arrive in Bwindi (south) early for lunch for relaxation after which you will undertake a community walk to the Bakiga and Bafumbira communities that surround the area not forgetting the impressive short Batwa people who were formerly forest dwellers before they were evicted to pave way for conservation. Retire for overnight.
Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Gorilla Valley Lodge (Midrange/Standard) or Wagtail Eco-Safari Camp (Budget/Basic).
Day 6 of the 15 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Undertake Gorilla trekking encounter in Bwindi.
Wake up very early to take breakfast before gathering for briefing and eventual gorilla trekking at the Park Headquarters in Rushaga. After short briefing, you will set off to the Impenetrable forest of Bwindi, very thick and sometimes hard to penetrate as its name suggest. Trekking gorillas in Bwindi- Uganda is quite challenging as it involves rugged terrain shaped by valleys and steep slopes. The jungle is very lively with rich forest sounds. It ranges between 2 – 8 hours to undertake the gorilla trekking activity. You have one hour encounter with gorillas which will lure you into irreversible excitement of gazing at these great apes as they imitate what you do, young ones playing on ground and in tree branches, the sight of the giant silverback and the way they feed all combine to exhaust the capacity of your camera film. You will return to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.
Accommodation: You will have dinner and overnight at your previous lodge
Day 7 of the 15 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Uganda Queen Elizabeth National Park 309km.You will drive through the scenic landscapes of the Kigezi highlands and the eastern forested hills of Bwindi before approaching the savannah landscapes of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Southern Ishasha sector offers impressive sights of tree climbing lions and if lucky you can spot some lying on a fig tree branch. Have a simple game drive as you proceed to your lodge for relaxation and overnight.
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury/Upmarket), Enganzi Lodge (Midrange/Standard) or Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget/Basic).
Day 8 of the 15 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Do morning game drive and afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise
Depart at 06:00am to encounter the rewarding Queen Elizabeth National Park game drive through the Kasenyi tracks. This early departure gives you possibilities of seeing the early risers and the night hunters retreating to their hiding places including the rare leopard, side stripped jackal, hyena, and owls among others. The morning game drive will also give you a possibility to see herds of elephants, buffalos, pride of lions, warthogs and a range of antelopes. You will retire from the 3- 4 hours game drive and embark to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon, embark on the transfer to Mweya for Kazinga channel launch cruise that starts at 3pm lasting for two hours. You have opportunities of spotting hippos, Nile crocodiles, birds on the water shore and counts of wildlife like elephants and buffaloes drinking on the channel side. Retire for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: You will have dinner and overnight at your previous lodge
Day 9 of the 15 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour:Do Mount Rwenzori Hiking & drive to Kibale National Park.
Connect to Rwenzori Mountain 72km about 2 hours drive to embark on the whole day hiking encounter. The hiking encounter exposes you to raised landscapes of Mount Rwenzori offering impressive scenic views of the ridges and glaciers and the rift valley flats below. The activity is a whole day experience and upon return, you will transfer to Kibale National Park 135km about 3 hours drive for relaxation and overnight.
Accommodation: Primate Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Chimpanzee Guesthouse (Midrange/Standard) or Kibale Forest Camp (Budget/Basic).
Day 10 of the 15 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi wetland walk
After breakfast, gather at Kanyanchu tourism center for briefing at 08:00am from the park rangers about the Chimp trekking conduct. Set off to this forest of Kibale after the short briefing in quest of Chimpanzees. The 2- 5 hour trek will expose you amazing tree species and wildlife including other 12 species of primates like Colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, Red tailed monkeys and olive baboons. The sights of Birds cannot be avoided while their songs will offer you natural entertainment through the jungle. You will marvel at the Chimpanzees as the roll themselves on tree branches, munch fruits and make their pant – hooting calls. After utilizing your one hour, you will return to the starting point for relaxation and preparing for another activity. In the afternoon, you will visit the Bigodi wetland to encounter the swamp animals like Sitatunga and birds like Ruwenzori Turaco and an encounter with local people including the traditional healer.
Accommodation: You will have dinner and overnight at your previous lodge
Day 11 of the 15 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Do Fort Portal Crater Lake hike, visit the Amabere Nnyinamwiru caves, Mpanga Tea Estate cycling & transfer to Hoima.
After breakfast, drive through Fort Portal town and connect to Fort Portal Crater Lake Area for an amazing hiking encounter. Hike the famous hill of Kyeganywa that is surrounded by counts of crater lakes and crater hollows with impressive scenic views and the towering mountains of the moon at a distance. You will also visit the Amabere gÃ¢ Nnyinamwiru caves to encounter the breast like features of which the locals attach greatly to the Chwezi people. The Nyakasura falls of the seasonal Nyakasura River also offers rewarding experience. Return from this area and drive through Fort Portal town again to Mpanga tea estates for an active tea estate cycling and a visit to the tea factory. After this encounter, transfer to Hoima town for relaxation and overnight.
Accommodation: Kontik Hotel / Kolping Hotel.
Day 12 of the 15 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park & visit the top of the falls.
After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Murchison Falls National Park and upon arrival, you will visit the top of the falls to encounter the roaring Nile River which is the longest in the whole world squeezing itself to pass through less than 8m narrow gorge forming a plume of spray marked by a trade mark rain bow as it falls 43m below to what has been regarded as the Devils Cauldron. Retire for relaxation and overnight.
Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Murchison River Lodge (Midrange/Standard) or Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget/Basic).
Day 13 of the 15 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Do game drive & Nile launch cruise
Wake up very early for a cup of coffee and then head to Paraa ferry crossing at 7:00am to the northern sector of the Park where game drives are carried out. The possible sights of various wildlife including; elephants, buffalo, Jackson hartebeest, Kobs, lion, leopard, giraffe among other wildlife will leave you with a taste of African savannah wilderness. The activity takes 3 – 4 hours after which you will return to the Paraa ferry crossing at 11:00am to go back to your lodge for relaxation and memory sharing. After your stimulating lunch, gather at the Paraa for an after boat cruise on the Nile at 02:00pm. This boat trip has got captains and guides who have cruised on this waters for years and will be glad to share with every piece of information that you would wish to gather on this trip including any bird species and wildlife both aquatic and land that might present its self. The shoebill stork can be luckily seen on this boat while the great sights of Nile crocodilesÂ the second largest reptile in the world and the Hippos would make up your trip up to the base of the falls. The boat takes 3 hours after which you will have marked the end of your days adventures.
Accommodation: You will have dinner and overnight at your previous lodge
Day 14 of the 15 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Transfer to Kampala & visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route
After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Kampala 311km about 5 hours drive excluding stops en route. At Nakitoma, branch off from the main road for further 7km to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to undertake White Rhino tracking. Have an opportunity of encountering the only white Rhinos in Uganda. Continue on the drive to arrive in Kampala in the afternoon.
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel (Upmarket/Luxury), Cassia Lodge (Midrange/Standard) or Buziga Country Resort (Budget/Basic).
Day 15 of the 15 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour: Encounter the source of River Nile Jinja.
After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Jinja the source of the Nile 80km from Kampala about 2 hours drive. You will enjoy the fresh air presented by Mabira forest en route with roadside forest views. Upon reaching Jinja the adventure town of Uganda, you will enroll yourself for the white water rafting experience that will see you contain the strength of waters of the Nile as they splash through the rapids. You will also participate in the bungee jumping that will see you fall from the cliff to touch on the waters of the Nile 140ft belowÂ one of the active adventures you will ever have. The relaxing boat cruise to the source of the Nile will take you to the point where John Speke, the first European to see the source of the worlds longest river stood. You will see the Nile starting it 90 days journey to the Mediterranean Sea. Retreat from this active adventure to Kampala in the evening.
End of the 15 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour
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General Safari Inclusions
- Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
- Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
- Full Board Accommodation on Safari
- Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
- Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
- Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
- Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
- Bottled water while on safari
- Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)
General Safari Exclusions
- General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
- Laundry Services
- Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
- International Flights (Arranged on request)
- Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
- Optional Activity fees
- Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
- Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
- Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)
Uganda Rwanda Wildlife Safaris
The Rwanda Wildlife seeing Safaris allows you to explore the destination Rwanda without gorilla trekking. You might have tracked gorillas before or you can not include it at the moment because of budgetary issues and this makes the Rwanda Wildlife Tour ideal for such travelers.
The wildlife safaris in Rwanda mostly feature Akagera National Park for classic wild game viewing which includes elephants, lions, leopards, Giraffes, antelopes and the aquatics of Lake Ihema like Nile Crocodiles and Hippos not forgetting adventure sport fishing on Lake Shakani.
The Wildlife safaris in Rwanda extend to incorporate the culture and heritage tours in Butare in the southern province of Rwanda where the National Institute of Rwandan Museums and Nyanza palace are located. The stretch to Forest park of Nyungwe with 13 Primate Species including common chimpanzees and black and white colobus monkeys with the largest grouping in the whole of Africa is rewarding. Nyungwe also has the famous Nyungwe canopy walk which is the first of its kind in East Africa and the third in Africa stretching to 90m in length and 40m in height.
Rwanda Wildlife Safaris also features beach relaxation on Lake Kivu, tracking the golden monkeys, hiking Bisoke, Mount Karisimbi climbing or the Dian Fossey while not forgetting the tour to the genocide memorial sites of Rwanda.
Combined Safaris – Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Safaris | Gorilla trekking in Rwanda & Uganda
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Uganda Wildlife Safari Tours
Uganda has a count of ten (10) national Parks of which four of these are typical savannah with great counts of wild game. Kidepo, Murchison, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks present memorable wildlife safaris in Uganda.Read More about Uganda Wildlife Safari Tours
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3 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari to Murchison Falls National Park, commence and end in Kampala. The safari involves white Rhino tracking in Ziwa Sanctuary, chimpanzee trekking. View Itinerary
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Best Selling Rwanda Safaris
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Rwanda Safari Accommodation, Safari Lodges, Safari Hotels
Ruzizi Tented Lodge is a luxury tented accommodation facility in Akagera National Park. It offers accommodation in a range of twenty (20) beds that are connected by walkways. Ruzizi Tented Camp has nine (9) tents which can up to twenty (20) clients.
The Akagera Game Lodge is located within the park close to its southern entrance. The Lodge features a swimming pool, conference center and a tennis court. Accommodation is offered in standard rooms, deluxe, family and Junior Suite. The lodge features over 60 bed rooms.
Accommodation at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel is offered in twelve (12) units and four (4) of these feature twin beds while the eight (8) are apartments featuring queen sized beds. The rooms are self-contained. The Hotel also has a restaurant and a well-stocked bar.
Positioned at 2km distance outside Nyungwe Forest National Park. Gisakura guesthouse offers accommodation in twin, double and triple rooms which are self-contained and with provision of warm water on request. The Guesthouse also features a good restaurant.
The Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is an upmarket lodge on the boundaries of Volcanoes National Park about fifteen (15) minutes’ drive to the entrance of the park. The lodge offers accommodation in a range of thirty (30) chalets with enough space, a modern bar and restaurant.
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is positioned close to the Volcanoes Park Headquarters is about few minutes’ drive. Accommodation is provided in six cottages with two (2) suites with private verandas, inbuilt ablutions and living room overseeing fireplace.
Virunga Lodge is a luxury accommodation located on a ridge with impressive views of the Virunga massif. Accommodation is presented in eight (8) bandas and each banda features a private terrace with impressive views of the Virunga massif.
Uganda Safari Accommodation, Safari Lodges, Safari Hotels
Buhoma Community Rest Camp is majorly a midrange accommodation center but it also offers affordable lodging for travelers on a budget. Lodging is offered in six (6) self-contained safari tents, three (3) self-contained cottages and two (2) non-self-contained twin cottages. The accommodation centers are built in African architectural style and they dissolve in the gorgeousness of the park.
Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp, The lodge offers comfort at the midrange level without compromising the environment. Its architecture involves traditionally sourced materials. The accommodation center has twenty (20) self-contained tents which offer great comfort to their guests. All tents feature comfortable beds, solar energy that is available for all hours of the day, en-suite washrooms with hot and cold showers and elegant furniture.
Buhoma Lodge, This lodge can be found inside the park with ten (10) relaxed cottages that have private verandahs from which guests can enjoy vistas of the park especially the Buhoma sector which is home to the Mubare, Rushegura and Habinyanja mountain gorilla families. Guests will find facilities like a comfy bed, en-suite bathroom facilities which feature hot and cold showers and a bath tub for some rooms
Kibale Safari Lodge is located on the way to Bigodi in Kanyanchu. Guest accommodation is offered in two (2) rooms on the main lodge building and five (5) other private luxury cottages which are well furnished and comfortable. The cottages have private toilets and showers with both cold and hot water. Meals and drinks are served in the onsite restaurant and the well-stocked bar.
Nyinabulitwa Resort and Safari Camp is located approximately 20kms outside Fort Portal Town and serves as a sleepover point for travelers on Safaris to the western National Parks of Murchison Falls National Park, Rwenzori Mountains, Semuliki National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and the coveted Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Primate Lodge presents luxury and comfort to its guests in eco-friendly accommodation units. The Lodge is located deep in Kibale National Park and is therefore very close to where most of the park’s tourist activities start from. Check-in time is at 2:00pm and the checkout time is 10:00am. Visitor accommodation units include eight (8) superior safari tents; seven (7) ultimate forest cottages; a well maintained camping area and the sky tree house.
Kisoro Tourist Hotel, This is a budget range hotel which offers pleasant and comfortable accommodation. The rooms feature a fireplace each, internet and cable TV, fans, en-suite toilets with hot and cold water for a fine shower in this chilly area of the country. The hotel has a well-stocked bar and an onsite restaurant which serves delicious meals. Conference facilities are also offered at the hotel but require timely booking before they can be availed. The hotel has a tour/travel desk, an art and crafts shop
Birdnest at Bunyonyi Resort, This resort is located just near Lake Bunyonyi in southwestern Uganda and just a few kilometers from the boarders of Tanzania, Congo DR and Rwanda. For tourists who like to travel with their babies, babysitting services are available at the lodge from 8am – 9pm. The resorts’ rooms are cleaned and serviced daily as part of the room rates.
Apoka Safari lodge is situated twelve (12) hours northeast of Kampala, Uganda’s Capital City in the heart of Kidepo Valley National Park. The lodge is creatively mounted on a rocky outcrop making a 24 hour picturesque surveillance of the Narus Valley. The lodge is the only luxury/upmarket lodge offering accommodation in its ten (10) huge rooms (4 twin sleeping 2-4 each & 6 double sleeping 2 each) with total capacity ranging from 20 to 28 depending on the rooming requirements.
Like Apoka Safari Lodge, this rest camp is close to the park’s headquarters and is a starting point for some of the birding safaris in Kidepo Valley National Park. accommodation is offered in fourteen (14) bandas which have two (2) beds each and two (2) camping areas where tourists are free to erect their tents. Toilets are located just outside the bandas.
Uganda National Parks | Safari Destinations in Uganda
Uganda is a gorgeous place to be and is truly the treasure chest of the African continent. Uganda’s abundance of life in the wild has always inspired peak Safaris in Africa and this is undoubtedly expected to continue in the future. Read More about Uganda Safari Destinations
Queen Elizabeth National Park. Located within the western rift valley floor, Queen Elizabeth National Park was gazetted in 1952 as Kazinga National Park attaining its nomenclature from the 45m long Kazinga channel that bisects the park adjoining Lake George and Lake Edward. Queen Elizabeth National Park overlooks the highest point in Uganda Rwenzori Mountains with their snowcapped peaks as they were described by Ptolemy in 150AD as the mountains of the moon.
Lake Mburo National Park, The nomenclature of Lake Mburo National Park like most of other African areas cannot go without a legendary connotation. The legends have it that the two brothers named Kigarama and Mburo settled in the area that is currently occupied by Lake Mburo grazing their long horned cattle across the open savannah plains that thrive up to today.
Kidepo National Park, Located in the north eastern part of Uganda, Kidepo Valley National Park covers a geographical landscape of 1,442km2. It is in the district of Kaboong about 220km from Moroto the biggest town in the sub region and 700km from Kampala the Uganda’s capital city. Kidepo Valley National Park was established in the year 1962 and it contains 77 species of mammals, 475 bird species of which 60 are endemic to the park on the standards of Uganda.
Mgahinga National Park, which was established in 1991 covers a geographical surface of 33.7km2 making the smallest national Park in Uganda. Mgahinga National Park is the second habitat that contains the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas and it is the only national park in Uganda with counts of the rare and endangered golden monkeys which only thrive in the Virunga massif in the whole world.
Murchison falls National Park, Regarded as Uganda’s largest protected area, Murchison Falls National Park was nowhere until 1952 when 3,840km2 of land in the North West part of Uganda were established as a national Park. Perched on the northern extreme of the western arm of the great East African rift valley, Murchison Falls National Park is 80km from Masindi town which is the largest town in the sub region and 311km2 from the city of Kampala, the Uganda’s capital.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in the south west of Uganda stretching for 321Km2 at an elevation of 1,160 – 2,607 m above sea level. Bwindi is one of those areas in East Africa with large expanse of Afro montane lowland forest which dates back to the pre-historic era and is known to have survived the last ice age.
Mount Elgon National Park, Spreading to over 1,121km2 of land, Mount Elgon National Park lies with in the eastern side of Uganda close to Kenyan boarder 255km from Kampala which is the country’s capital city. Mount Elgon which was once the tallest in Africa before it was eroded to being the fourth tallest in East Africa rises up to 4,321m above sea level and is the oldest and largest single standing volcano in East Africa having last erupted approximately 24 million years ago.
Mount Rwenzori National Park, had earlier been described by Ptolemy a Greek geographer in 150AD as Lunae Montes translated as the Mountains of the moon and were thought to be the origin of the Nile River which is the longest in world and one of the natural wonders encountered by Uganda safari undertakers.
Kibale National Park, The park is located in the western part of Uganda sharing the districts of Kabarole and Kamwenge and is 358km surface transfer from Kampala the Uganda’s capital city and 26km from Fort Portal the largest town in the area. Kibale National Park is entirely forested landscape that stretches to 795km2 of land coverage and it is one of the mature remaining tropical rain forests in Uganda.
Semuliki National Park, Spreading to over 220km2 of land surface, Semuliki National Park is located in the west of Uganda in the county of Bwamba, Bundibugyo district. The park contains a range of species among which include 441 bird species and 53 mammal species. Established in 1993, Semuliki National Park is recognized among the newly established Uganda safari parks in Uganda.