Uganda National Parks
Uganda National Parks Africa: detailed information about each of the National parks of Uganda including tourist activities, accommodation options, attractions, getting there and recent news.
Bwindi National Park: a very magnificent verdant swathe across the steep ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley, this ancient rainforest-one of the few in Africa to have flourished throughout the last Ice Age-is home to roughly half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas.
Murchison Falls National Park (MFNP): Uganda’s largest national park protects a chunk of untamed African savannah, bisected by the River Nile. It is named for the roaring Murchison Falls, where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift valley escarpment to Plunge into a frothing pool 43m below.
Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP): From open savannah to rainforest, from dense papyrus swamps and brooding crater lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward, it a little wonder that QENP boasts one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game park or reserve in the world.
Mt Elgon National Park: Mt Elgon is fast emerging as a popular destination for budget trekking, at least when compared with the cost of climbing the Rwenzori Mountains or Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Kibale National Park : The most accessible of Uganda’s major rainforest, Kibale is home to a remarkable 13 primate species, including the much localized red colobus and L’Hoest’s monkey.
Kidepo valley National park: Isolated from the Uganda mainstream by the harsh plains north of Mount Elgon, Kidepo is one of Africa’s last great wilderness areas, attracts rugged savannah dominated by the 2,750m Mount Morungole and transected by the Kidepo and Narus Rivers.
Lake Mburo National Park (LMNP): Situated in Mbarara District is about 3.5 hours drive from Kampala. L. Mburo Lies in the one part of the Uganda covered in extensive acacia woodland, markedly different fauna to other parks and reserves.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP) : This small national park protects the Ugandan portion of the Virungas, chain of six extinct and three sporadically active volcanoes which follows the borders with Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park: The 120 km Rwenzori chain is regarded to be legendary snow-capped mountains of the moon, described by Ptolemy in A.D150. With an elevation of 5,109m, the mountain is Africa’s tallest mountain range, exceeded in altitude only by the free standing Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro.
Semuliki National Park
It is situated in the extreme west of Uganda, in Budibugyo District. It lies along the Uganda / Democratic Republic of Congo border with in the western arm of the East African Rift Valley.