Tourist Safari Attractions in Uganda | National Parks in Uganda
Uganda is blessed with a count of ten (10) National Parks that are located in different parts of the country. These parks maintain a distinct uniqueness though there are similarities that they share in common.
The Uganda’s National Parks form a major habitat and a custodian for tourism resources especially wildlife and other natural features. Ranging from the mountain gorilla mist habitats of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to the extensive virgin savannah landscapes of Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda stands above the cutting edge to present remarkable destinations worth exploring.
At the extreme south western corner, there lies Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which does not shelter the three peaks of the eight Virunga Volcanoes but also provides a second refigium for the mountain gorillas in Uganda. The extensive savannah landscapes of Queen Elizabeth National Park famous for the tree climbing lions along with Murchison Falls National Park the home of the Big five with the Rhinos thriving in the nearby Ziwa Sanctuary coupled with the smallest savannah Park in Uganda – Lake Mburo National Park with its counts of Impala, Burchell’s Zebra and Eland derive remarkable experience.
The Rwenzori National Park protects the snowcapped peaks of the Mountains of the moon standing as the third highest in Africa while the Elgon National Park shelters the largest mountain caldera in the whole world.The Kibale National Park along with Semliki Valley National Park are the country’s primate havens and feature lots of Chimpanzees and Monkeys including the Black and white colobus monkeys.
Bwindi and Rwenzori National Parks are World Heritage Sites, Queen Elizabeth National Park is a world biosphere reserve and the second in Africa in terms of bird count while Kidepo has always featured in various travel media as among the best wildlife parks in Africa. Explore the Uganda’s National Parks with Prime Uganda Safaris and Tours Ltd.
National Parks in Uganda – Safari Destinations in Uganda
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. Read More about Queen Elizabeth 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. Read More about Lake Mburo 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. Read More about Kidepo National Park
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. Mgahinga National Park Mgahinga 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. Read More about Murchison falls 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. Read More about Bwindi Impenetrable 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. Read More about Mount Elgon National Park
The Rwenzori Mountains 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. Read More about Mount Rwenzori 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. Read More about Kibale 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. Read More about Semuliki National Park
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. Uganda is blessed with a great number of populated protected areas the greatest of which are ten (10) National Parks called Semuliki, Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale, Rwenzori Mountains, Mount Elgon, Kidepo Valley, Bwindi and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Uganda’s varied but smart climate and its abundance of wetland, forested, montane and savanna ecosystems have attracted great populations of wildlife species to the heart of Africa (The Pearl of Africa). Each of the ten (10) National Parks is unique in its own biome diversity and none of the parks’ safari experiences will duplicate the other. Choosing a Safari to Uganda’s National Park’s avails a tourist with the opportunity to see rare species like the Mountain Gorillas, the golden monkeys; bird species like the sporadic shoebill stork; and thousands of other globally craved wildlife species. Tourists who have visited Uganda have never declined from believing that Uganda is a blessed location. See More
Uganda Wildlife Safari Packages
3 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari to Lake Mburo National Park offers you a short wildlife encounter that is closer to Kampala. The impressive savannah landscapes of Lake Mburo. Read More
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. Read More
3 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park is also the best short wildlife safari that you can have in Uganda. Starting and ending in Kampala. Read More
6 Days Uganda Wildlife and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari takes you to Murchison Falls and Kibale National Park. It allows you to explore the African Big five. Read More
6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari to Kidepo and Murchison Falls National Parks allows you to explore the big five of land animals in detail. The lions, elephants, Buffaloes. Read More
7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari takes to Queen Elizabeth National Park with its counts of wild life including the elephants, lions, leopard, buffaloes, antelopes, Nile crocodile. Read More
Uganda Gorilla Safaris
4 Days Bwindi Uganda Gorilla Safari & Wildlife tour to Mburo takes you Gorilla trekking in Uganda as well as to a Uganda wildlife tour in Lake Mburo park. Read More
6 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari-Uganda Gorilla Safari is an amazing Uganda Gorilla Tour to Bwindi Forest. Our 6 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari commences. Read More
10 days Uganda Gorilla Safari Holiday & Wildlife Safari in Uganda, A Uganda Gorilla Safari Holiday Tour/Uganda Safari including Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and Wildlife tours in Uganda`s Major Game Parks.Read More
16 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture and Scenic Safari. This is a Long Uganda Safari Tour taking you in all Uganda`s wildlife Safari game parks. Read More
21 Days Grand Uganda Safari Tour, Uganda Adventure Safari Tour is a life time Uganda Safari Africa adventure that is suitable for travelers with long holidays & want to explore as much as they can. Read More
18 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari in Rwanda and Uganda is a comprehensive Wildlife and Gorilla safari tour in Uganda Rwanda. It involves primate. Read More
Wildlife Safaris in Rwanda
The 3 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari to Akagera National Park is a perfect short wildlife encounter in the rolling savannah plains of the eastern Rwanda … Read more