UGANDA NATIONAL PARKS

List of National Parks in Uganda among these are Murchison Falls, Mgahinga,Bwindi Impenetrable Forest ,Semuliki National Park , Queen Elizabeth , Lake Mburo National Park, and many more..

 

National Game Parks

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

 

 

 

 

Rwenzori Mountains National Park
The 120km Rwenzori chain is regarded to be the legendary snow-capped Mountains of the Moon, described by Ptolemy in AD150. Reaching an elevation of 5,109m, it is also Africa's tallest mountain range, exceeded in altitude only by the free-standing Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro. ...

Mount Elgon National Park

 

 

 

 

Mount Elgon National Park
Elgon is a 4,321m high extinct volcano which in prehistoric times stood taller than Kilimanjaro does today. Although the mountain straddles the Kenya border, its loftiest peak, Wagagai, lies within Uganda and is best ascended from the... Uganda side.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

 

 

 

 

Queen Elizabeth National Park
From open savannah to rainforest, from dense papyrus swamps and brooding crater lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward, it is little wonder that QENP boasts one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world. ...

Kibale National Park

 

 

 

 

Kibale National Park
The most accessible of Uganda's major rainforests, Kibale is home to a remarkable 13 primate species, including the very localised red colobus and L'Hoest's monkey. ...

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

 

 

 

 

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is located in the southwestern corner of Uganda. The Park covers the northern slopes of the three northernmost Virunga Volcanoes: Mt. Muhavura (4,127 m), Mt. Gahinga (3,474 m), and Mt. Sabinyo (3,645 m). The Park is about 10 km south of Kisoro and is bordered to the south by the Republic of Rwanda and to the west by the Democratic Republic of Congo. Each of these countries protects its own portion of the Virungas, in the Parc National des Volcans and Parc National des Virunga respectively. The three parks together form the 434-sq. km. 'Virunga Conservation Area' or VCA. Mgahinga is 33.7 sq. km, just 8% of the VCA. The entire Park is in Bufumbira County of Kisoro District. ...

Kidepo Valley National Park

 

 

 

 

Kidepo Valley National Park
The Kidepo Valley National Park is one of Uganda's most spectacular parks. It is 1,442 square kilometres and harbours scenery unsurpassed in any other park in East Africa. 'It could not be any better' is a common comment on the scenery by visitors who often promise and do come back to Kidepo. Tucked into the corner of Uganda's border with Sudan and Kenya, the park offers breathtaking Savannah landscapes, which end in rugged horizon. A huge latitudinal range and correspondingly wide climatic conditions have evolved an extremely diverse flora. As a result the variety of animal species in the park is equally abundant including many which are found no where else in Uganda. ...

Katonga Wildlife Reserve

 

 

 

 

Katonga Wildlife Reserve
Only recently developed for tourism, the reserve protects a network of forest-fringed wetlands along the Katonga River. Best explored on foot and by canoe, Katonga supports some 40 mammal and at least 150 bird species, many specific to wetland habitats. Most visible are elephant, waterbuck, reedbuck, colobus monkeys and river otter. This is one of the best places in Africa to look for the elusive sitatunga, a semi-aquatic antelope with webbed hooves that forages almost exclusively in swamps. ...

Murchison Falls National Park

 

 

 

 

Murchison Falls National Park
Uganda's largest national park protects a chunk of untamed African savannah bisected by the mighty river Nile. ...

Semuliki National Park

 

 

 

 

Semuliki National Park
Semuliki National Park is an eastern extension of the vast Ituri Forest and forms part of the forest continuum during the climatic upheavals of the Pleistocene, this is one of the richest areas for both flora and fauna in Africa. (Especially for birds) ...

Semliki Wildlife Reserve

 

 

 

 

Semliki Wildlife Reserve
Formerly called the Toro Game Reserve, this large reserve abutting Lake Albert and the northern base of the Rwenzoris is a rich mosaic of grassland, savannah, forest and wetland habitats. The fauna is correspondingly diverse: Uganda kob is the commonest large mammal, but there are also forest elephant, chimpanzees, buffalo, leopard and various monkeys and antelope. Of the 400 bird species recorded, the shoebill stork is regularly seen at close quarters on Lake Albert. ...

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

 

 

 

 

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
SIZE: 331 sq km LOCATION: Southwest. The closes large town is Kabale. (Uganda map) GETTING THERE: Bwindi can be reached from QENP in the north (2-3 hours), from Kabale to the south (1-2 hours), or from Kampala via Mbarara (6-8 hours). The roads meet at Butogota, 17km from the Buhoma entrance gate. 4x4 recommended during the rains. ...

Lake Mburo National Park

 

 

 

 

Lake Mburo National Park
Lying in the one part of Uganda covered in extensive acacia woodland, Mburo has markedly different fauna to other reserves. Lake Mburo is the best place in the country to see the gigantic eland antelope, as well as zebra, topi, impala, and several acacia-associated birds. ...

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