Uganda has a network of ten national parks protecting a wide range of flora and fauna. These national parks are managed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority, a governmental parastatal. These parks range from forest parks to savanna parks. Most safaris in Uganda take tourists around these national parks. There are lots of things to see in each parks as well as adventure activities to undertake.
Here are the Uganda’s National Parks
- Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park protecting mountain gorillas
- Mgahinga National Park –
- Kibale Forest National Park, the best place to track chimpanzees in Uganda
- Murchison Falls National Park
- Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Semuliki National Park
- Kidepo Valley National Park
- Lake Mburo National Park
- Rwenzori National Park
- Mount Elgon National Park
Uganda’s National Parks
Kidepo Valley National Park
The best of the best Kidepo Valley National Park in Uganda is the wish list of wildlife lovers around the world famous for excellent game viewing platform. I would recommend a trip to Kidepo for any tourist to Uganda and you will definitely love what the park has to offer from game drives to walking safaris because there is a lot to see. The moment you open your Banda in the morning, your eyes just catch up with sightings of black backed jackals, zebras, buffalos and beasts coming to the water hole close to the Uganda Wildlife Bandas will also make your day. The road to kidepo is very good –Kampala- Kitugum even the Murram section of about 100km is well maintained so driving to the park is just fine. There are other lodges that cater for Luxury travelers and Apoka is one of them and Ngamoru Wilderness camp. With the beautiful views of the park and wildlife, kidepo Valley is worth visiting for superb wildlife safaris in Africa.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
The name Queen says it all no wonder it’s the first thought tourist destination for many on Uganda gorilla safari tours. Get romantic images of endless savannah plains, wildlife, tree climbing lions of ishasha, Chimpanzees and other primates, birds, Hippos and crocodiles and much more with only a trip to the beautiful paradise-Queen Elizabeth National Park. Visit the park any time of the year January to December provided you have ample time to experience the natural wonders of Uganda. The famed tree climbing lion park-Queen Elizabeth also offers visitors a chance to see chimpanzees in mornings and evenings in Kyambura gorge and Kalinzu Forest reserve.Birders can spot various bird species at the Kazinga chhanel and also around the park savannah vegetation.
Murchison Falls National Park
The Largest and oldest game reserve in Uganda,Murchion falls offers incredible wildlife watching experience especially for those seeking for natural beauty. The might falls of Murchison falls lives within the park and it’s another impressive park attraction with lots of eye catching views, birds, wildlife and hikes to the top of the falls. One of the popular features of this park is the might Murchison falls on the Nile, abundant wildlife, Top of the falls, Rhinos and the forest vegetation of Budongo also known as a chimpanzee trekking ground and a birders paradise. The scenery ranges from dense forests to sweeping grasslands ideal for game viewing and photography .In addition, the park is ideal for not only wildlife safaris but also a great place for Family holidays in Africa.