Sprawling across both sides of the equator, a network of 10 national parks and several other protected areas offers wildlife enthusiasts a thrilling opportunity to experience Uganda’s biodiversity, but also lush expanses of tropical rainforest, shimmering lakes and rivers heaving with aquatic life, and the glacial peaks of Africa’s tallest mountain range.

Bwindi Impenetrable & Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable & Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda and covers 331Sq Km. It lies at the edge of the great western Rift valley, and is part of the highest block of Kigezi or Rukiga Highlands. Bwindi lies next to Congo border, about 29km by the north west of Kabale. The forest...

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Kibale National park

Kibale National park
Kibale National park lies in western Uganda, southeast of the Fort Portal town. Amongst the gently undulating lush green of cultivation. To the west the legendary mountains of the moon rout in snowcapped splendor, whilst the grasslands and lakes of queen Elizabeth National Park stretch away to the south. Due to its location between the...

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Lake Mburo National park

Lake Mburo National park
At 260 sq KM Lake Mburo National park is small in comparison with the many other east African parks, but its mosaic of habitats - dry hillsides, rocky outcrops, busy thickets, open and wooded savannas, forests, lakes and swamps - are home to a surprising diversity of plants and animals. At the centre of the...

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Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls Conservation Area is a unique protected area, and the largest in Uganda together with the adjoining Karuma Wildlife Reserve and Bugungu Wildlife Reserve encompasses a total area of more than 5000sq Km. Murchison Falls National Park offers a rich diversity of habitats for the visitor to explore, including the Victoria Nile and the...

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Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park
Since the inception of this protected area, which is set in the western Rift Valley it covers just over 2500 sq KM, encompassing Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kyambura Wildlife reserve and Kigezi Wildlife Reserve. This protected area runs from the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains in the north of the Ishasha border post on the...

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Semuliki National Park

Semuliki National Park
Semuliki National park is an eastern extension of the vast Ituri forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It forms part of the forest continuum resulting out of the climatic upheavals of the Pleistocene and therefore one of the richest areas for both flora and fauna in Africa. The park occupies a flat with gently...

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Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park
The park was first gazetted in 1925, as a small area bounded by Karisimbi, Visoke and Mikeno, intended to protect the gorillas from poachers. It was the very first National Park to be created in Africa. Subsequently, in 1929, the borders of the park were extended further into Rwanda and into the Belgian Congo, to...

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Akagera National Park

Akagera National Park
Akagera National Park covers 1,200 km² in eastern Rwanda, along the Tanzanian border. It was founded in 1934 to protect animals and vegetation in three ecoregions: savannah, mountain and swamp. The park is named for the Kagera River which flows along its eastern boundary feeding into several lakes the largest of which is Lake Ihema. The complex...

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