The 10 Most Breathtaking National Parks in Uganda

Uganda has ten national parks spread throughout several conservation zones. Uganda National Parks are home to a variety of attractions and reasons why many people visit Uganda in search of rewarding activities. The 10 Most Beautiful Uganda National Parks: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, and Kidepo Valley National Park. All of Uganda’s National Parks provide a true African safari experience with wildlife watching and trekking. Murchison Falls, Bwindi Impenetrable, Kidepo Valley, and Queen Elizabeth National Parks are among the best game parks in the world.

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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Murchison Falls National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park

List of 10 National Parks in Uganda & Map of Uganda National Parks

1. The Guide to Murchison Falls National Park Uganda

Our complete guide on Murchison Falls National Park is all you need to know about this beautiful park. here we give you the latest information on the attractions, activities, best time, location and accommodation facilities around the park.

We also go ahead to show you how to best plan your safari as well as offer you sample packages with a free quote to help you plan your Wildlife safari to Murchison Falls Park Uganda.

Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda offers wildlife tours with about 76 mammal species including Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions, and Leopards. Almost 450 bird species can be seen in the park. Aquatic species, butterflies, reptiles, and many more species in the park.

Murchison Falls safaris are the most popular short tours in Uganda undertaken on 3 days and 2 days safaris. Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s oldest and largest safari park covering 3,840 sq. km and home to the worlds’ most powerful waterfalls-Murchison Falls.

2. Guide to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda

Our complete guide on Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is all you need to know about this beautiful park. here we give you the latest information on the attractions, activities, best time, location and accommodation facilities around the park.

We also go ahead to show you how to best plan your safari as well as offer you sample packages with a free quote to help you plan your gorilla safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park at times referred to as Bwindi Forest National Park is one of the 10 national parks in Uganda. This is the largest gorilla habitat hosting almost half of the world’s remaining population of Mountain Gorillas.

Bwindi National Park is situated in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Albertine Rift. The impenetrable forest is one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse forests dating back to 25,000 years containing almost 400 plants species.

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Kidepo Valley National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Kibale Forest National Park

3. The Ultimate Guide to Kibale Forest National Park

Chimpanzee trekking safaris in Uganda are the popular safari activity in Kibale Forest National Park. The park is home to 13 primate species and the best place to visit for a chimpanzee-tracking safari. Chimp tracking costs USD 150 for foreign nonresidents, USD 100 for foreign residents, and 150,000 UGX for East Africa citizens valid till 1st July 2020. From then Foreign non-residents will pay 200 USD, Foreign residents 150 USD.

4. Guide to Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda

Covering 1,978 Sq. Km, Queen Elizabeth National Park is the second popularly visited Uganda Safari park popular for the Tree climbing lions. The park is divided by the equator line and is home to over 95 mammal species. Extending from Lake George in the northeast to Lake Edward in the southwest, the park has the highest concentration of bird species. About 600 bird species are known to be within the boundaries of the park.

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Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Lake Mburo National Park

Semuliki National Park

5. Safari Guide to Rwenzori Mountains

This is the ultimate hiking destination in Uganda with the highest peak at 5,109 m above sea level. Hiking these mountain ranges is strenuous and lasts for about 8 days, however, there are also less tiring hikes that include nature walks and day hikes on the slopes of the mountain.

Giant Lobelia forms the beautiful vegetation of the Mountain slopes. The Rwenzori Mountains also host over 70 mammal species, 217 bird species including 19 Albertine rift endemics. Hiking or mountain climbing Safaris to Uganda can be combined with bird watching tours.

6. Travel Guide to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park contributes to the big number of Mountain Gorillas in Uganda as it hosts 1 gorilla family known as Nyakagezi. The park is within the Virunga ranges adjacent to Virunga National Park in Congo and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

Birding in Mgahinga is another rewarding activity aside from Gorilla trekking. About 180 bird species have been recorded within the park including the Albertine rift endemics like the Rwenzori Turaco, Rwenzori Batis, Rwenzori Nightjar, and many others.

7. Travel Guide to Kidepo Valley National Park

Dubbed the true African wilderness with its beauty that has mostly gone unnoticed as stated by CNN Travel. Kidepo Valley National Park is a perfect wilderness to visit on any Safari in Uganda.  

The park is about 1,442 sq. km, hosting about 77 mammal species, 475 bird species several reptiles, and flora. The Dik-Dik (smallest antelope), cheetahs, ostriches, Karamoja Apalis are endemic to Kidepo Valley National Park.

8. Guide to Mount Elgon National Park

With the highest point at 1,121 Sq.Km, Mount Elgon is Uganda’s oldest physical feature found in Eastern Uganda at the border with Kenya. Its host to the world’s largest volcanic base 80 km in diameter. 

It’s a more favorable hiking destination compared to the higher Rwenzori Mountains. Mount Elgon is also hosting about 300 bird species and is surrounded by the tribes of the Bagisu and Sabiny that you can visit for a cultural tour. 

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9. Safari Guide to Semuliki National Park

Semuliki National Park covers about 220 sq. km and known as the birders paradise because of the special forest bird species within the park. The park is host to about 441 bird species and 53 mammals with the famous hot springs.

Some of the bird species in Semuliki National Park include the Spot-breasted Ibis, Nkulengu Rail, Long-tailed Hawk, Western Bronze-naped Pigeon, Blcak-throated Coucal, White-billed Kingfisher.

10. Guide to Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is the closest safari park of Uganda from Kampala -Uganda’s capital. This is the best national park for walking safari in Uganda since the park has no known carnivores, a reason it’s dubbed whispers of the wild. Walking safaris, cycling, quad biking, horse riding game drives, boat cruise, and bird watching are the best activities in the park. Lake Mburo National Park covers about 370 sq km underlined by ancient pre-Cambrian rocks hosting about 350 bird species and 68 mammal species.

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