Updated: Oct 5, 2020
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There are many National Parks in Uganda and they all offer a unique experience. Every traveler is different and would like to see different landscapes and wildlife so we tried to summarize the different attractions at every park. Also all of our tours can and will be individually modified to your wishes. Whatever it is that makes your heart beat faster, we would be happy to guide you along the way. All tours can also be started from Kampala.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Image source: Hippopotami in the Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda Image taken 22 March 2004 by Robert Weinkove using Minolta Dynax 4 camera.
Q.E.N.P lies around 80 kilometres south of Fort Portal. It is one of the most popular parks in Uganda covering four different types of landscape and inhabiting almost a hundred species of mammals including elephants, hippos, leopards and lions. In the southern part you can also find the famous tree climbing lions.
Lake Mburo National Park
Image source: Lake Mburo National Park
A rather small park with a high density of animals. also special about this particular park: it is the only place in Uganda where you can see zebras as well as giraffes and of course many many more animals such as the beautiful impala, bushbacks, waterbacks, warthogs and much more.
Kibale National Park
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The density and diversity of primates in Kibale National Park is the highest in the whole of Africa. The most popular of its 13 species are the chimpanzees, our closest relative. Kibale’s 1450 chimpanzees indicate Uganda’s biggest population of this threatened primate. Other mammals are also present, though they are hardly seen. These consist of buffalo's, leopards, bush pigs, elephants and duiker. A good observant could also see amphibians and reptiles and a colourful variety of butterflies.
Bwindi National Park
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Tracking the mountain gorillas in Bwindi ranks among the absolute highlights of African travels. Uganda is home to seven habituated gorilla groups that include Rushegura, Habinyaja, Mubare, Bitukura, Nkuringo, Nsongya and Mishaya. Hike in the mountans and track down gorilla families to see how they live their lives.
Murchison Falls National Park
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Murchison Falls National Park is where the Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and cascades down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos and crocodiles, waterbacks and buffaloes. The vegetation is characterized by savannah, riverine forest and woodland. Wildlife includes lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda kobs, chimpanzees, and many bird species.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park sits high in the clouds, at an altitude of between 2,227m and 4,127m. As its name suggests, it was created to protect the rare mountain gorillas that inhabit the dense forests, and it is also an important habitat for the endangered golden monkey.
Mgahinga’s most striking features are its three conical, extinct volcanoes, part of the spectacular Virunga Range that lies along the border region of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda. Tours to Mgahinga will be custom made for you.
Semuliki National Park
Semuliki National Park is located on the remote western side of the Rwenzori mounatins. Being the only lowland tropical forest in East Africa, this park is definitely worth a visit. Especially bird watchers get their share as there are over 400 different species of birds in the park.
With thatched huts and the Semliki river being the small sister of the Congo river you will get a sense of Central Africa without having to leave Uganda.
Kidepo Valley National Park
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Kidepo is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north, through the wild frontier region of Karamoja, would agree that it is also the most magnificent, for Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. From Apoka, in the heart of the park, a Savannah landscape extends far beyond the gazetted area, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges. Tours to Kidepo will be tailor made for you. Just tell us all about your plans and we will make them happen.
You want to visit more than one National Park?
We can design a custom Safari trip for you. Please just tell us all about your wishes in the booking form and we will create an individual offer for you.