National Game Parks In Uganda – Uganda Safari Destinations, Uganda National Parks

The Ten (10) Uganda Safari Destinations

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Behavior of Mountain Gorillas

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It lies in the south western part of Uganda covering an area of 321 Sq. Km at an altitude of 1,160 – 2,607 Km above sea level. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, covers 32,092 ha, and is one of the largest areas in East Africa which still has Afromontane lowland forest extending to well within the montane forest belt. Located on the eastern edge of the Albertine Rift Valley and believed to be a Pleistocene refugium, the property is a biodiversity hotspot with possibly the greatest number of tree species for its altitude in East Africa. It is also host to a rich fauna including a number of endemic butterflies and one of the richest mammalian assemblages in Africa. Home to almost half of the world’s mountain gorilla population, the property represents a conservation frontline as an isolated forest of outstanding biological richness surrounded by an agricultural landscape supporting one of the highest rural population densities in tropical Africa. Know about Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Kibale Forest National Park

Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda to Kibale Forest NP - 2 Days

Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda to Kibale Forest NP

Kibale National Park – is positioned in the west of Uganda in Kabarole and Kamwenge districts 358km about 7 hours’ drive from Kampala. Kibale National Park stretches to a surface coverage of 795km2 and is considered to be among the Uganda’s last surviving tropical forests with great bio-diversity concentration. Kibale has 351 tree species with trees that are 50m tall and 200 years old, 70 species of mammals, 13 species of primate including the common chimpanzee and 375 bird species. Established in 1932 as a forest reserve, Kibale was later upgraded to National Park status in 1993 to enhance biodiversity protection. Know More about Kibale Forest National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park

kidepo national park

kidepo national park

Kidepo National Park is situated in the north west of Uganda in the district of Kaabong 220km north west of Moroto and 700 km from Kampala, the country’s capital. Established in 1962, Kidepo National Park covers a land surface of 1,442km2 and is a habitat to 77 species of mammals and 475 species of birds which makes it second to Queen Elizabeth National Park and 60 of these bird species have been recorded in no other park in Uganda. Five species of primates have been recorded in the park including the localized patas monkeys. 20 predator species exist in te park including the bat eared fox, aardwolf, black-backed jackal, chhetah and caracal which are endemic to Kidepo on Ugandan standards. Know More about Kidepo Valley National Park

Murchison Falls National Park

20 Days Uganda Safari

Murchison Falls National Park

Established in 1952, Murchison Falls National Park is the largest national park in Uganda. Positioned in the north west of Uganda at the tip of the Albertine rift, Murchison falls National Park is 311km about 5 hours’ drive from Kampala city. The park covers 3,440km2 of land while the greater Murchison Conservation Area that incorporates both Bugungu and Karuma wildlife reserves stretch to 5,308km2. The nearest town to Murchison falls National Park is Masindi 85km about 2 – 3 hours’ drive. The Nile River which is also the longest river in the whole world bisects the Murchison Falls National park leaving a permanent landmark the Murchison falls which is considered to be the greatest natural thing to ever happen on the Nile. Named after Sir Roderick Murchison the then president of the Royal geographical society by an early British explorer Sir Samuel Baker, the Murchison Falls is a natural wonder that every traveller on safari in Uganda should not miss to encounter. Squeezing its self to pass through an 8m gorge before falling 43m below, the Nile River splashes out in a plume of spray forming a thunderous roar marked by a trade mark rainbow. Regarding wildlife, Murchison Falls is a home of the Big five land animals namely; Lion, elephant, leopard, Buffaloes and Rhinos in the neighboring Ziwa rhino sanctuary. Know More about Murchison Falls National Park

Mount Elgon National Park

Kilimanjaro -Mountain Climbing Mount Elgon National Park

Kilimanjaro -Mountain Climbing Mount Elgon National Park

Covering an area of 1,121km2, Mount Elgon National Park is positioned in the east of Uganda on the 4th tallest mountain in East Africa. Initially, Mount Elgon was the Africa’s highest mountain far from Mount Kilimanjaro before it was eroded to 4,321m above sea level where it stands up to today. Mount Elgon is recorded as the largest and the oldest stand-alone volcano on Ugandan and East African standards with the last eruption occurring 24 million years ago. Also important to note is that Mount Elgon contains the largest mountain caldera in the whole world covering an area of 42Sq.km alongside the biggest world’s volcanic base of 4,000 km2. The area was first established as a forest reserve in 1929 and became a crown forest in 1940 while in 1951; the area was regarded as a central forest reserve. The government later dagazetted 6000 hectares of the reserve to the Benet-Ndorobo people in 1983, who were encroaching on it. However at the time receiving the national park status in 1993 other 1500 hectares had been further encroached on. Know More about Mt. Elgon National Park

Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park wildlife

Lake Mburo National Park wildlife

Lake Mburo National Park;  Initially, two brothers Kigarama and Mburo settled on the surface coverage that is currently occupied by Lake Mburo National Park. One night, one of the brothers Kigarama dreamt of floods that would fill the whole area and in the morning he warned his brother Mburo to consider relocating from the area. However, Mburo despised the warning and remained in place whereas his brother left the place for the nearby hill. In return the floods became a reality and the valley which Mburo had remained in was filed by water and Mburo drowned as a result leading to the formation of a lake that took up the name Lake Mburo. Kigarama had settled in the adjacent hill which also took up his name as Kigarama hill. This legendary tale characterized the land and local people would offer sacrifices to Mburo if they wanted to fish or use the water resources.Know More about Lake Mburo National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

How Gorilla Families Are Allocated

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Established in 1991, Mgahinga National Park stretches to 33.7km2 qualifying it as Uganda’s smallest National Park. Mgahinga National Park is the second home for the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda after Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Mgahinga National Park adjoins the other eight volcanoes in the region to form the greater Virunga massif that forms a natural boundary between the three states of Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Besides, mountain gorillas, Mgahinga National Park is also a home to the world’s rare and endangered golden monkeys which only exist in the Virunga volcanoes. The park is situated 14km south of Kisoro town and 519km about 11hours drive south west of Kampala the country’s capital. The entire Mgahinga National Park is located in the county of Bufumbira in Kisoro District at the extreme tip of south western Uganda. The three volcanic peaks exist in Mgahinga National Park that is Mount Muhavura, Mount Sabyinyo and Mount Gahinga. First established in 1930 as a gorilla game sanctuary with the eviction of 2,000 people, Mgahinga is now a fully established National park with 76 species of mammals including the rare golden monkey, black and white colobus, leopard, mountain gorilla, giant forest hog, elephant, buffalo, bush pig, black-fronted duiker, bushbuck alongside species of rodents, bats and small predators. Besides wildlife, Mgahinga has 115 species of birds of which 12 are endemic to the Albertine rift. Know More about Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Ishasha game drive

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Established in 1952 as Kazinga National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park is positioned in the west of Uganda adjacent to the re-known snowcapped mountains of the moon – Rwenzori Mountains standing at 5,109m above sea level.

Queen Elizabeth National park stretches across the western rift valley floor covering 1,978km2 of land. It is apparently the most visited park in Uganda and has been recorded as a world biosphere reserve. The national Park contains 95 mammal species, 600 bird species making it the first in Uganda in terms of bird count, 10 species of primates and 20 predator species. Know more about Queen Elizabeth National Park

Mount Rwenzori National Park

Vegetation Mount Rwenzori

Vegetation Mount Rwenzori

The Rwenzori Mountains also known as the fabled mountains of the moon as recorded by an ancient Greek geographer Ptolemy in 150AD are among the natural wonders that you will ever have while on safari in Uganda. Established as national Park in 1991, Rwenzori Mountain National Park stretches over a geographical coverage of 996km2 with its Margarita peak standing at 5,109m above sea level making it the highest point in Uganda covered by snow throughout the year regardless of its close range to the equator. The park received a world heritage site status by UNESCO in 1994. Mount Rwenzori is a mountain range that has been listed to be among the world’s challenging mountains to climb by the Africa Travel Magazine. The range of glaciers flowing from the upper slopes including; the famous River Nyamwamba which impressive views of its slopes. The National Park is a home of 70 species of mammals, 217 species of birds of which 19 are endemic to the Albertine rift alongside unique diverse vegetation distribution featured in its five zones. The zones range from the montane zone to bamboo zone, tree heath zone and Afro-alpine moorland zone. Extending to an area of 99,600 ha with 70% of this rising above the elevation of 2,500 m, Rwenzori Mountains present exclusive craggy and sheer range resulting onto three major peaks I.e. Albert (5.101 m), Alexandra (5.083 m) and Margherita (5,109 m) which is the third highest in Africa. The geography of Mount Ruwenzori National Park is built by ancient Precambrian rocks that piled up during the process of rift valley formation. The Bamba and the Bakonzo are the indigenous inhabitants of Rwenzori area who have modeled their life style to adapt to the mountain landscapes of which they thrive in. They have unique means of carrying luggage as well as water and firewood to the upper slopes – something interesting to encounter while on safari in Uganda. Know more about Mount Rwenzori National Park

Semuliki National Park

Sempaya Hot Springs

Sempaya Hot Springs

Established in 1993, Semuliki National Park stretches over a geographical coverage of 220km2 in the county of Bwamba Bundibugyo district, west of Uganda. The park is a habitat for 441 species of birds and 53 mammal species. Semuliki National Park is spread across the Semuliki valley in the Albertine rift in the west of Rwenzori Mountains and its flora is greatly the extension of the Ituri forest from the Democratic Republic of Congo basin. Having managed to survive the last ice age 12 – 18,000 years ago, Semuliki forest is among the diverse and intact ancient forest groupings in Africa. The forest of Semuliki and the National Park in general contain a range of ecology that is inclined towards the central Africa setting rather that the east of Africa. The forest is marked by West African oil palms, the alignment of River Semuliki draws much attachment to the Congo River, and the fauna species have great ancestral attachment to Central Africa while the forest dweller pygmy people are indigenous inhabitants of the Ituri forest. Therefore, one can argue that Semuliki is a duplication of Central African environment in East Africa which gives Uganda safari travellers an opportunity to gain an insight of the central African setting. Semuliki National Park is also a home to the famous Sempaya hot springs a product of the older volcanic processes dating to 25,000 years ago a continuation of the powerful subterranean forces that have shaped the rift valley for 14 million years past. Know More about Semuliki National Park

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safaris, Uganda Gorilla Tour

20 Days Uganda Safari

20 Days Uganda Safari is a comprehensive safari tour package that is well designed to enable you explore the whole of Uganda in detail. Read More

18 Days Uganda Safari

18 Days Uganda safari is a widespread safari package that features aspects of charity, adventure, culture, wild game viewing primates like Mountain gorillas and Chimpanzees. Read More

16 Days Uganda Safari

16 Days Uganda Safari features arrange of attractions and tourist activities that will combine to generate ultimate safari memories. Read More

14 days Uganda gorilla & birding safari

The 14 Days Uganda Gorilla & birding safari is a rewarding safari that brings together wild game viewing, bird watching and primate tracking including the common chimpanzee trekking. Read More

13 Days Uganda Safari

13 Days Uganda Safari incorporates a balanced safari tour that features charity, adventure, mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, culture, wildlife, scenery and recreation. Read More

12 Days Uganda Safari

12 Days Uganda safari is designed to offer you an encounter with wildlife, culture, scenery, adventure and eco tours. The safari tour takes you to Lake Mburo National Park. Read More

10 days Uganda Wildlife Safari – Murchison Falls, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi & Mburo Safari-tour.

This 10 days Uganda wildlife safari- tour is a perfect move to encounter the African game- the big five alongside the re-known ape species including the endangered mountain gorillas and the common chimpanzees. Read More

7 Days Uganda Gorilla Tracking Safari

The 7 days gorilla tracking Safari will start in Kigali and can end in Kigali, Rwanda or Kampala, Uganda. The trip involve tracking the mountain gorillas two times both in Bwindi National Park in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Read More

7 Days Uganda Gorilla, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari

The 7 Days Uganda safari is one of the interesting safari tours that one can have in Uganda. Customized to the travelers’ interests, the encounter takes you through the memorable white Rhino tracking. Read More

5 Days Uganda Wildlife and Gorilla Tracking safari in Uganda, Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth Parks

This 5 days Uganda wildlife and gorilla safari presents an opportunity to encounter the magnificent wildlife of Uganda flourishing in their savannah habitats and a fine encounter with the remarkable Mountain gorillas of Bwindi forest- Uganda. Read More

4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari – Double gorilla tracking Adventure

This 4 days Uganda gorilla safari provides you an opportunity to do gorilla tracking/trekking twice in Bwindi impenetrable national park – Uganda. Encountering these mountain gorillas on two consecutive times is a different experience all together. Read More

3 days gorilla trekking tour

This is a short mountain gorilla safari in Uganda. It entails the avenues of exploring the rich country side and the endangered mountain gorillas in the Impenetrable National Park of Bwindi. Read More

3 Days Uganda Gorilla tour

This 3 day Uganda gorilla tour commences and ends in Kigali – Rwanda. It is an amazing encounter of the magical scenery of Rwanda. Read More

3 Days Wildlife Safari Tour Murchison

This 3 Days Murchison wildlife safari tour is a perfect escape tour to view the African game in their natural setting including the famous big five. Read More

3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari, Bwindi Gorilla Trekking / tracking Safari

This 3 days gorilla safari in Bwindi impenetrable forest park – Uganda offers visitors a memorable encounter with the endangered Mountain gorillas; amidst the lush of this ancient forest. Read More

Long Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safaris, Rwanda Gorilla Tour

14 Days Rwanda Culture & Primates Safari

The 14 Days Rwanda safari is a comprehensive safari that incorporates scenery, wildlife, primates (gorillas, chimpanzees and colobus monkeys). Read More

12 Days Rwanda Cultural Tours

The 12 Days Rwanda safari is a detailed safari package that takes you around Rwanda exploring her range of natural and cultural attractions and activities. Read More

10 Days Rwanda Tour Experience

The 10 day Rwanda safari gives you the opportunity to track gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest National Park, some historical areas in the city and so many others. Read More

10 Days Rwanda Adventure

The 10 days Rwanda – Uganda gorilla safari is an assemblage of various components that combine to make it stand out from other packages. Read More

8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari

Your safari will give you the opportunity to visit different historical places in Rwanda, visit the Nyungwe Forest for chimpanzee trekking and other primates, get to kibuye for the boat cruise and game drive, you will visit Volcanoes National Park for gorilla tracking and so many. Read More

7 Days Cultural encounters, Chimpanzee and Gorilla Tracking Safaris in Rwanda

The 7 day safari will expose you to Volcanoes National Park to enjoy the best gorilla tracking experience, you will visit Nyungwe Forest National Park for chimpanzee tracking. Read More

Short Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safaris, Rwanda Gorilla Tour

6 Days Rwanda Primate Safari

The 6 day Rwanda Primate Safari gives tourists the opportunity to visit the Nyungwe Forest National Park to carryout chimp tracking as you see other primates, Volcanoes National Park for gorilla tracking. Read More

5 Days Rwanda Uganda Combined Gorilla Tracking Safaris

The 5 days safari will start and end in Kigali. It will involve gorilla tracking two times both in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and in Bwindi National Park in Uganda. Read More

5 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Chimps

It has been noted that sometimes chimpanzees in Nyungwe National Park may be unreliable, thus we as prime safaris it’s our pleasure to offer. Read More

4 Days Rwanda Tour: Gorilla & Golden Monkeys Safari

This 4 days safari tour in Rwanda incorporates the gorilla trekking encounter, the visit to the Banyarwanda cultural village – Iby’ iwachu, the golden monkey tracking. Read More

4 Days Gorilla safari Adventure, Double gorilla tracking in Rwanda.

This Rwanda gorilla safari presents you an opportunity to encounter Mountain gorillas twice in the mist of Volcanoes national park. Read More

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari- Gorilla Trekking Tour

This 3 days Rwanda gorilla safari is a combination of scenic viewing, gorilla trekking and the Kigali city tour. Transferring to Volcanoes National Park offers rewarding scenery. Read More

This 2 days Rwanda gorilla safari is a mini-break holiday designed to suit the time constrained travelers.

This 2 days Rwanda gorilla safari is a mini-break holiday designed to suit the time constrained travelers.. Read More

2 Days Gorilla Trekking Tour

This 2 days Rwanda gorilla tracking safari and cultural encounter involves a direct interface with the endangered mountain gorillas in the mist of Volcanoes National Park and the encounter of the Banyarwanda Culture at the Iby’wachu village. Read More

Mini break / Short Gorilla Trek – 1 Day Gorilla Tracking Safari in Rwanda

This one day gorilla safari tour to Rwanda is a perfect day break that will create memories that you will live to remember. Read More

Rwanda Uganda Combined Safaris – Rwanda Uganda Safari Tours

21 Days Uganda Rwanda Explore

The 21 days Uganda Rwanda combined safari is one of the most comprehensive safaris that you can ever undertake in East Africa. Read More

18 days Uganda Rwanda gorilla safari

The 18 days Uganda Rwanda gorilla safari is an active adventure that entails the water adventures of the Nile at Jinja, Murchison falls National Park encounter, the Chimpanzee trekking experience in Kibale National Park. Read More

17 Days of Gorillas & Rwenzori Hiking

The 17 days Uganda Rwanda gorilla safari is an active adventure that entails the water adventures of the Nile at Jinja, Murchison falls National Park encounter. Read More

15 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari Gorilla Tracking Tour in Bwindi & Volcanoes

The 15 days Rwanda Uganda safari is one of the long safaris that are designed to suit your interests in Uganda and Rwanda. This 15 days Rwanda Uganda Safari starts in Entebbe Uganda and ends in Kigali Rwanda. Read More

15 Days Adventure Safari

The 15 days Rwanda Uganda safari is one of the long safaris that are designed to suit your interests in Uganda and Rwanda. Read More

10 Days African Primates Tour

The 10 days Rwanda – Uganda gorilla safari is an assemblage of various components that combine to make it stand out from other packages. Read More

8 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari in Rwanda and Uganda

The 8 Days gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda & Uganda offers the opportunity to trek gorillas in both Rwanda and Uganda. Read More

7 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour

The 7 days Rwanda Uganda gorilla safari is an arrangement of its own as it opens an opportunity to track gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda, encountering rich game of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Read More

7 Days Uganda Gorilla, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari

The 7 Days Uganda safari is one of the interesting safari tours that one can have in Uganda. Customized to the travelers’ interests, the encounter takes you through the memorable white Rhino tracking in Ziwa Sanctuary. Read More

5 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari

The 5 days Rwanda Uganda safari incorporates tracking gorillas in the two distinct prime destinations of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Read More

Rwanda Safari Tips

Rwanda Tourism

Rwanda is famously known for gorilla trekking safaris and was highly brought to popularity by the world’s leading conservationists like Dian Fossey in the 1960s and 1970s. Read More

Rwanda Cultural & History

Rwanda, positioned averagely on the Central African Plateau crossed borders to join the East African Federation together with Burundi particularly to gain an easy access to the coast and a wider market of the East African Countries. Read More

Rwanda Flights

Rwanda has got considerable flights that operate internationally and domestically enabling the travellers on safaris in Rwanda to transfer accordingly. With its national carrier Rwanda Air that has positioned its self in the region operating a hub and spoke approach, Rwanda can easily be accessed by Air transfer. Read More

Rwanda Facts

Rwanda is a republic country found in the east and Central Africa with a population of 11.2million as per the United Nations of 2012.. Read More

Rwanda Medical Allowances

Rwanda does not have a lot of emergency municipal medical response services. However, ambulances are present through SAMU and you need to call 912 from any mobile phone or via King Faisal Hospital on 078 830 9003.Read More

Rwanda Safari Necessities

Planning a safari to Rwanda would lure one to myriad of thoughts about what might be needed for him/her to undertake the safari.Read More