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National Parks

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Uganda is gifted by nature,in addition to being a very fertile country with lush greenery and a stunning vegetation,if you are planning a trip to uganda,wildlife MUST be on your list because a uganda trip without wildlife is like food without salt.Wid life is usuyally found in ational parks(according to Uganda).Below are the national parks:-

Bwindi is located in the Virunga Volcanoes mountain range, southwestern Uganda on the flanks of the western Rift Valley. It is one of the most biologically edowed teritories on this planet, where over half the world’s population of the remaining highly endangered Mountain Gorillas live.
Bwindi is home for some 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, 220 species of butterflies, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos and other species. Botanically,Bwindi is has one of the most diverse plant species(both numbers and species)in East Africa, with more than 1,000 flowering plant species including 163 species of trees and 104 species of ferns.

Accomodation

Access Its is a 6 hour drive from Kampala to Kabale.From Kabale to Buhoma Park Headquarters takes 3-4 hours.Kabale-Ruhija-Buhoma takes about 3 hours.The pubic does not use this road much.

Kibale Forest National Park.

There are about 12 species of primates found with in the park,including Chimpanzees.

Access:The Visitors’ center is about 36 kms south of Fort Portal on the dirty road.

Accomodation.

Kidepo Valley

Kidepo Valley National Park is one of Uganda’s most spectacular parks.It is good for walking safaris as well as night and day game drives.Many chances of viewing lions,large herds of Elephants and buffalo,leopard,cheetah,outstanding birds of prey and ostrich.

Accomodation

Access:Contact a local tour operator.

Mount Elgon.

Mount Elgon is an extinct Volcano and the 4th highest mountain in Eastern Africa ,reaching 4321 metres.The park has magnificient waterfalls,caves,gorges and hot springs and is excellent for hiking.No technical climbing equipment or skills required,and all major peaks are accessible to hikers.The magnifiient Sipi falls are 66 km north of Mbale,on the way to the Forest Exploration Center and Kapkwata.

Accomodation

Access Good tarmac roads from Kampal to Sipi

Lake Mburo

Laka Mburo National park is very special.It contains an extensve area af wetland and also harbours several species of mammals and birds found nowhere in Uganda.It has sculptured landscape,with rolling hills and idyllic lake shores has a varied mosaic of habitats;forest galleries,seasonal and and permanent swamps,and rich acacia-woodland,and grassy valleys which all support a wealth of wild life.

Accomodation

Access: Kampala- Mbarara road,the travel time is estimated at 4 hours

Mgahinga Gorilla

Found in the South West,bordering Rwanda and Congo.Mgahinga comprises 3 extinct vlcanoes and 3 extensive swamps.Along with Gorillas,tye park also supports Golden Monkey,Elephant,Leopard and Forest Hog,Bird life includes 12 endemic species.

Accomodation.

Access: 13 kms from Kisoro,access is via Kabale.The road is tarmac.

Murchison Falls

Murchison Falls is situated north of Masindi,350 kms from Kampala.

Accomodation

Access: Kampala to Paraa takes around 5 hours.

Queen Elizabeth

QE borders Lakes Edward and George which are connected by the Kazinga ChannelKyambura Gorge is part of the park and offers Chimp tracking.

Accomodation

Access : 438 ms from Kampala on a good tarmac road that leads to the main turn off.From there it is 20kms on a murram road.

Rwenzori Mountains.

Rwenzori N.P contains 6 snow capped peaks,3 with glaciers.Excellent mountaineering and hikig services.

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Semliki National Park.

220 sq km,in the extreme west of Uganda is one of the richest areas in terms of flora and fauna n Africa.

Accomodation.

Access: Driving from Kamapala to Semiki takes about 6.5 hours.