Uganda National Parks

Semliki National Park Safari and Tour

Semliki National Park is located in south western Uganda border with its borders extending into DR Congo and on the edge of the western arm of the Great Rift Valley of East Africa. It is the only park in Uganda that is entirely located on 220 sq km of  lowland landscape majorly covered in dense tropical forests of Ituri that extends from neighboring Congo, papyrus swamps, wetlands and Savannah grasslands. Semliki has one of the

Rwenzori Climbing Tours, Mount Rwenzori Hiking

bigobog How to reach there: By road from Kampala via Mbarara to Kasese or from Kampala through Fort Portal and then 75 km South on the Fort Portal / Kasese road. The park is 25 km from Kasese town, then turning left inside to reach Ibanda and Niakalengija, following the sign post on the Kasese Road. Chartered planes are also available from Entebbe /Kampala to Kasese and then by road. What to do: A trip

Safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda

In 1979, Queen Elizabeth National Park was designated as a biosphere reserve with the furthest objective of harmonizing human activities with the conservation and protection of wild life, wet lands and natural resources. There are eleven fishing village enclaves within the protected area. The ethnic groups virtually attached to this area are; Banyankole Bakiga, and Bakonjyo. Queen Elizabeth National Park QENP together with Kyambura and kigezi Wild life reserves form one of the most diverse

Safari to Murchison Falls National park Uganda

There are many reasons why you should visit Uganda and one of them is Murchison Falls and the wildlife that lives in the National park near the falls. Murchison Falls National Park is the largest national park in Uganda occupying an estimated 5020 square kilometers including smaller wildlife reserves of Karuma and Bugungu. The 3 make up the Murchison Falls Protected Area that is defined by Murchison Falls that is estimated to make an 80km

Gorilla Tracking in Uganda, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

This is the smallest national park and it covers an area of 36 sq km and it was established in1991.It is the Ugandan part of the Virunga National park but with rare species.It is in the far south westof Uganda in Kisoro.It may be smalll but it is argualy considered as the most panoramic park.The park in habited by vmostly the Bafumbira who lead a simple life mainly as cultivater batwa who once lived in

Lake Mburo National Park Safari information

Lake Mburo National Park is the national park closest to Uganda’s capital Kampala and is located near Lake Mburo along Mbarara road. 20%of the park’s populace is covered by the Lake Mburo and the adjacent wetlands of the 260 kilometers. And this has greatly made the park an ideal haven for bird life with about 310 recorded bird species. Lake Mburo National Park is the only locality where one can find the impalas and the

Kidepo Valley National Park, Kidepo Safari information and Tour

Although found in the most remote region of North eastern Uganda, Kidepo National park is a charm when it comes to Uganda wildlife safaris. It is actually the least visited park in Uganda yet it is home to some animals of the dry savanna that you won’t find in any other part of Uganda. The 1,442sq km park is found in the rugged dry Karamoja region in northern Uganda mainly occupied by dry savannah grassland,

Kibale Forest National Park Uganda, Kibale Safari Tour

This park is situated in the west of Uganda close to fort portal town. The park occupies an expanse of approximately 790sq. kilometers and it is the most stunning tropical rain forest in Uganda. Kibale National Park was established and opened in 1995 to primarily conserve the Kibale forest. For years now, tracking has remained the major activity in the park. Additionally, the park is a haven to 13 more primate species. Because of the

MOUNTAIN ELGON NATIONAL TOUR PARK TRAVEL GUIDE

Mountain Elgon has been an extinct volcano that first erupted more than 24 million years ago. With the largest surface area of any extinct Volcano in the world (50km by 80km), Mount Elgon is the fourth highest mountain in East Africa, with the second highest peak in Uganda (Wagagai peak, 4321 m). It contains the largest intact caldera, a collapsed crater covering over 40kms at the top of the mountain, sorrounded by a series of

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Safari Uganda

Bwindi Forest National Park is located in the south western region of Uganda within the districts of Kabale and Kisoro. The Park is on the western arm of the rift valley called the Albertine Rift covered by dense tropical rain forest covering nearly 330 sq kilometers on the peaks of Ishasha gorge (1160m) and Rwamanyonyi (2607m) The forest has more than 320 different tree species and plants specifically ferns, vines and shrubs in an intertwined

Mount Elgon Uganda, birding and trekking

MT ELGON NATIONAL PARK For years, Mt Elgon remained the exclusive domain of the serious backpackers because good birding trails were non existent and relatively intact habitat along day’s hike from the nearest road. This neglect by birders was further compounded by the presence of productive, more accessible forest areas in southern western Uganda. with the recent construction of the “forest Exploration Centre” at Kapchorwa allowing birders access to excellent montane forest , this site

Rwenzori Mountains Birding

Rwenzori Mountains Nature Tour- Birding safari guide. The fabled “MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON” lie in the western Uganda on the Congolese border, with snow –covered, equatorial peaks rising to a height of 5110m and lower slopes blanketed in the moorland and the rich montane for magnificent scenery and 19 Albertine Rift endemics amongst the rwenzori Turaco and Shelley’s Crimsonwing, would be ample reward for the intrepid back packing birder. District; Kasese , Bundibugyo and Kabarole

SEMLIKI NATIONAL PARK – Birding safari guide

Where is Semliki National Park Located in Uganda? Situated in a remote corner, of southwestern Uganda, Semliki National park protects an Eastern extension of the vast Ituri Forest and forms Part of the forest continuum that stretches across the Democratic republic of Congo to Zaire River. Being a relatively stable forest “refugium” during the climatic upheavals of the Pleistocene, this is one of the richest area for forest birds in Africa. A large number of

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK: birding safari guide.

District; Rukungiri , Kabale and Kisoro Size; 321km 2 Elevations; 1190-2607a.s.l. Habitat; Medium –altitude (moist ever-green)forest)forest , montane forest with patches of bamboo (Arundinaria) ,and monatane marshes. Bird species; 357 species Timing ; particulary March and september but good year-round Time required; 1/2day Key species: a) Albertine rift Endemics- yellow-eyed Black flycatcher, Blue headed sunbird , Purple- breasted Sunbird , regal Sunbird , Strange Weaver . b) Other western Bronze- naped Pigeon , Montane (Rwenzori

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK- Birding safari guide

The Queen Elizabeth bird observatory was established in 1997 with the aim of studying resident and migratory bird populations in the national park, increasing local awareness through education and guide training programs and further developing Avi-tourism through the construction of hides, walk a ways and birding trails. The resident field coordinators ,Malcolm Wilson is particularly interested in palaearctic bird migration along the Albertine Rift and is currently conducting along the term bird-ringing programmes the he

Primates Conservation in Africa, Apes, Gorillas, Chimpanzees

APES CONSERVATION , Gorilla, Chimpanzee and more. By definition, Apes are members of the Hominoidea super family of primates. The family of Hominidae consists of the orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees and humans, collectively termed as the apes. All true apes are agile treeclimbers, save for the gorillas and humans. Its best to describe them as omnivorous. Most of the ape species are endangered due to the fact that the tropicalrain forests of Africa are dying away!

Uganda’s Game reserves and parks are comprised of reserved land that is commonly affirmed national and owned by government. The land in these areas is protected and reserved against human development and any possible pollution. They provide a natural sanctuary for numerous animals. The game reserves offer a rich scope for general development adventure and wildlife tourism.

The statutory custodian for all Uganda’s wildlife resources which shelter animals in close to ten confined places (National Parks) is the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Uganda is richly gifted with wildlife and more than 1,000 species of bird and for this matter therefore, safaris and exciting game-viewing activities together with primate (chimps and Mountain Gorilla) tracking trips have been designed. The parks also have an impressive flora and aqua-fauna.

Uganda National Parks

Queen Elizabeth National Park

This is the most popular park and easily accessed savanna reserve in Uganda. It is a superb destination for viewing wildlife and taking eco-tours due to its abundant flora & Fauna that have made it the best biodiversity game park in the whole of Africa. The park is popular for its large populace of antelopes. Other resident animals in the park are buffalos and the giant elephants. There are about 600 recognized bird species in this area. This outstanding biodiversity is credited to its verdant vegetation and river Ishasha that offer a wonderful haven to the birds.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park; this park is located in the south western part of Uganda, close to Kisoro town bordering Democratic Republic of Congo’s Pa;rc de Virungas and Rwanda’s volcano. It occupies part of Mgahinga, Sabinyo and Muhavura mountain ranges. Although this is the smallest park in Uganda covering 33.7 kilometers, it is popular for its exciting gorilla tracking safaris. A trip to this place will certainly be among the most exhilarating tour of wildlife.

Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park;this park is located in Kiruhura district in the western part of Uganda. In this park is one of the 5 largest lakes in Uganda; Lake Mburo. It covers an expanse of 371 sq kilometers, and Lake Mburo National Park hosts a wealth of species of wildlife of flora and fauna, in addition to avifauna. Lake Mburo is a renowned haven for zebras and its wonderful terrain cover offers an ideal habitat for large eland antelopes, impalas and topi together with numerous acacia related birds. This is a popular place where game drives are taken in Uganda.

Kidepo Valley National Park

this is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Uganda and it is located in Karamoja in the northeastern regions of Uganda. The Kidepo Park covers an expanse of 1,442 sq. kilometers. It is the most isolated but spectacular National Park and a pleasant destination for jungle safaris, hiking, wildlife adventure and tracking.

Sempaya Hot Springs

Semliki National Park is found in the remote parts in Southwestern Uganda close to the Uganda-Congo boarder. This forested jungle has plenty of wildlife making it popular for safaris and adventure tours. The most exhilarating activities in this place are primate tours, visiting sempaya hot-spring, hiking, ecosystem tours and camping safaris.
Murchison Falls National Park; this park is possibly the largest in Uganda. The park was named-after the stunning Murchison Falls. The park is located in the North West regions of Uganda stretching inland from Lake Albert’s shores. Murchison Falls National Park is one of the very impressive parks in Uganda, offering excellent game drives and adventurous safaris.

Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest National Park; the park is found in the western part of Uganda, 35 kilometers in the southern regions away from Fort Portal covering an expanse of 760 sq kilometers. It is a haven to a wide variety of primates unique only to this place in the whole of East Africa, and among them are the red-columbus monkey and L’Honest’s monkey. It is additionally and ideal destination for bird watching particularly the Kanyanchu region. Among the different birds present are the Grey headed Oliveback and other seed eaters.

Bwindi National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park; this wonderful park is found southwest of Uganda in the rough highlands of Kigezi. It is a sanctuary to the endangered Mountain Gorillas. Bwindi offers special safaris for visitors into the wild jungle giving then a memorable encounter with the tranquil Mountain apes. Additionally the park has numerous birds and it is a popular bird watching destination with species such as the Shelley’s crimsoning.

Other National Parks in Uganda

Mount Elgon National Park
Rwenzori Mountains National Park