– Birthplace of River Nile –
An absolutely stunning and unique safari destination, that is surprisingly not overcrowded with tourists. Uganda is home to several national parks covering an immensely diverse range of biospheres and landscapes. Ranging from the mist-shrouded mountains of Bwindi to the dense forests of Kibale to the open plains of Queen Elizabeth, the country offers up something for everybody. The presence of several wild groups of mountain gorillas makes Uganda a great place for gorilla tracking. Kibale Forest is home to groups of chimpanzees, which you can discover by listening for the sounds they make in the forest. Apart from primates, Uganda offers beautiful parks with an abundance of wildlife where you can go on game drives and bird-watching safaris. The River Nile provides a spectacular and exciting white-water rafting experience, and hikers have their own paradise out at Mount Elgon and the Ruwenzori Mountains with some breathtaking trails.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in south-west Uganda, close to the border with Congo. It is well known for the presence of gorillas and the possibility of gorilla tracking. Standing eye to eye with an entire family of wild gorillas is one of the most incredible experiences you will ever have.
Kibale Forest National Park
Located thirty-five kilometers south of Fort Portal is the Kibale Forest National Park. The possibility of chimpanzee tracking makes Kibale Forest an exciting place to visit. It is home to a wide range of primate wildlife – there are another 12 primate species – and you can even spot hippos and elephants.
Murchison Falls National Park
One of the most incredible sights of Uganda is Murchison Falls, which is located in the north-west of Uganda, six hours’ drive from Kampala. Bird-watching and game drives are possible, as there are hippos, crocodiles, buffalos, giraffes, lions and over 450 bird species in the area. What’s more, you can see the world’s longest river exploding through a narrow gorge, which is a magnificent sight.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
One of the oldest parks in Uganda is Queen Elizabeth National Park, located between Lake George and Lake Edward with the Kazinga channel connecting the two lakes. With 612 bird species, it is a great place for bird-watchers. If you take a trip along the Kazinga channel, you will see plenty of hippos and buffalos on the shoreline.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
The beautiful Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is situated in the south-west of Uganda. This park is known for its 380 gorillas, of which one family can be visited. As well as the gorillas, there is also other exciting wildlife and a bit of bird watching is possible as well. The three volcano peaks south of the park create a beautiful and memorable sight.
Mount Elgon is an extinct volcano located in the east of Uganda, on the border with Kenya. With a surface area of 4000 square kilometers, it has the largest base of any volcanic mountain in the world, making it a great place for hiking and climbing.
Ruwenzori Mountain National Park
The Ruwenzori Mountain National Park covers about 1000 square kilometers. Also called ‘Mountains of the Moon,’ it is located in western Uganda. Some call it Africa’s most beautiful alpine area. As well as endangered species and other remarkable flora and fauna, it also offers challenging hiking and climbing possibilities.
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