BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
Located in south western part of Uganda on the edge of the western rift valley or commonly known as the albertine rift. This park protects to a the remaining mountain gorillas in Uganda. It is very famous for mountain gorilla trekking and birding and forest walks.
KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
Kibale is one of the countries most attractive national parks endowered with a vast tropical rainforest, and a multiplicity of animals. Kibale harbors the principally chimpanzees and more than 1,450 are protected inside the park. At Kanyanchu, a community of chimpanzees have been habituated to facilitate tourists to see these great apes in their natural environment. Threatened red colobus monkeys and the rare Lhoesti monkey are also found in the park. At the same time the forest has one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa
KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Kidepo valley is one of Uganda’s most spectacular parks. This national park is 1,442 square kilometers. Kidepo harbors scenery that can not be found in any other parks in east Africa. Kidepo is tucked into the corner of Uganda’s bordering with Sudan and Kenya
LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda’s smallest national park, was designated in 1982, and is situated western Uganda. It is the only park that contain an entire lake. The attractive acacia-dotted savanna (158 square miles) is home to huge herds of impala, as well as uncommon topi, eland, klipspringer and other antelope. Other animals found in the park include Zebras and buffaloes.
MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARK
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the smallest park in the country. It is about 38 sq km. Though it is very important as it is one of the two parks in Uganda that are habitat for the endangered mountain gorillas. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is situated in south western Uganda, in Kisoro district. This park was gazetted in 1999 and is part of the Virunga Conservation Area. This park adjoins Rwanda’s Volcano Natioal Park, and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park.
MOUNT ELGON NATIONAL PARK
Mt. Elgon is an extinct volcano that first erupted more than 24 million years ago. With the largest surface area of any extinct volcano in the world (50 km by 80 km. Located in the east of Uganda spanning the Uganda and Kenya border the closest large town is Mbale.
MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Murchison Falls National Park is the largest park in Uganda which is named after the falls of the same name where the mighty river Nile violently forces its way through a narrow gorge before becoming a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos, water bucks, crocodiles, and buffaloes. The flora and Fauna at Murchison is characterised by savannah, riverine forest and woodland. Wildlife at Murchison Falls National Park includes,elephants, lions, leopard, giraffes, buffaloes, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda kobs, chimpanzees, and many bird species including the rare shoebill stork.
RWENZORI MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
The Rwenzori are the highest mountain range in Uganda. The first foreigner to climb its peak was an Italian in 1906 when Luigi Amadeodi Savoy duke of the Abruzzi climbed to the top of the mountain. A trip into the Rwenzori is an exhilarating and rewarding experience but one, which must be well planned. The key to an enjoyable visit is to be prepared! The central circuit takes six nights or seven days and reaches an altitude of 14,000ft.(4,267m) above the sea level. The conditions on the mountain are a challenge to even an experienced trekker.
QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Queen Elizabeth National Park along with Kyambura and the Kigezi Wildlife Reserve bring together the most diverse ecosystem in Africa. Open savannah dotted with acacia and euphobia trees provide habitat for, leopard, elephant, lion, Uganda kob, in addition to big herds of buffalo.The park also harbors primates including chimpanzees.Waterbuck, giant forest hog, topi, hyena, and crocodiles are among the many animals distinguished frequently in the park
SEMLIKI NATIONAL PARK & SEMLIKI GAME RESERVE
The Reserve priviously known as Toro Reserve, lies near the northern base of the Rwenzori in Uganda. The rich habitat of grassland, savannah, forest and wetland is home to diverse fauna, in addition to 400 bird species and 300 butterfly species. The national park tucked behind the Rwenzori and bordering the DR Congo is an extension of the vast Ituri forest of the DR. Congo. The park harbors many forest bird species not to be seen elsewhere in the country.