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UGANDA NATIONAL PARKS

Uganda is a small but stunning African holiday destination blessed with diversity and this is what makes Uganda Safaris a great moment to share or remember. The 10 Uganda national parks offer flawless safari adventures and make the country a dream destination for African vacations, Africa safaris and Tours. Avens Travel World is your companion to explore the jewel of Uganda National Parks and its 12 wildlife reserves.

The 10 national parks are a composition of the tropical West African jungle and the golden-yellow savannas of Eastern Africa, the Uganda national parks are home to several wild and habituated wildlife species whose ultimate encounter offers astounding African holidays you will long remember. Some of the country’s national parks are known for hosting some of Africa’s great game and species like the Mountain Gorilla or the African Gorilla as commonly referred to by travellers seeking African holidays or Uganda safaris.

Other Uganda National Parks are characterized by species dwelling in the pristine canopies, that is; primates, like Chimpanzees and other wildlife species that every vacationer would wish to encounter while on an Africa safari.

Among the game that you would definitely find in the national parks while on your African holiday during safaris in Uganda are the; Leopards, African Elephants, Lions and Buffaloes; which is some of Africa’s big game- commonly known as the African Big Five. Other wildlife includes; Warthogs, Antelopes, Hippopotamuses, Rothschild’s Giraffes, Jacksons Hartebeests, Bushbucks, Zebras, Elands, and Hyenas…. Apart from the game that roams across the plains, Uganda’s national parks are flecked by gorgeous landscapes and idyllic streams all of which offer exquisite scenery for the best photography safaris in Africa; 

Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda’s premier game photography and general wildlife photography safari site. Situated in the far north-eastern corner of the country, is virgin and waiting to be explored, it boasts a strong wilderness atmosphere spread with a robust number of wildlife and its sweeping plains overshadowed by the brooding ranges offer remarkable Kodak moments to enthusiastic photographers.

Murchison Falls National Park; known for its dramatic and exploding snow-white water falls “a description of the power of nature” where the majestic river Nile squeezes into a 7 meter gorge and falls off 45 meters into the “Devil’s cauldron”, with the beautifully curved cliffs rising on the sides of the falls, in a yellow-green foliage, offer extremely stunning panorama and when Sir Samuel Baker visited in 1864, he described it (the falls) as one of the most important object throughout the entire course of the Nile.

Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains National Park whose impressively curved conical peaks are spread with snow, flowing streams and unique bands of vegetation is a famous adventure destination known for mountaineering and trekking Uganda safaris whereas, Queen Elizabeth National Park which is known for its superb diversity of habitats and striking craters arched on the brim of its plateaus, and being home to an impressive list of birds- over 600 species; are some of the country’s most outstanding destinations.

Situated in the southwestern part of the country is the prestigious and sought after Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda’s UNESCO heritage site known for its high number of the world’s great Apes; the Mountain Gorillas, and a great count of the Albertine rift endemic bird species (23). Closest to it is the gorilla park of Mgahinga which is part of the greater Virunga conservation area that also protects the Mountain Gorillas and other endangered species like the Golden Monkeys, it is an exquisite destination where “Gold meets with Silver”.

In the western part of the country is the evergreen Uganda’s Kibale Forest National Park known for its density of primates on the African continent with over 1500 Chimpanzees, and other species like the L’Hoest Monkeys, Potto, Grey Cheeked Mangabeys, Vervet Monkeys, Black & White Colobus, Bush-babies and many others.

Others include the Semliki National Park known for its female and male hot-springs and regarded as a birders paradise premier for watching both the forest and savanna specials where the palm dotted trails offer superb African scenery, Lake Mburo National Park known for wildlife viewing and birding with its wetlands offering refugee to swamp dwelling species, further in the eastern part of the country is Mount Elgon National Park rich in cultural and natural significance as well as offering tantalizing adventure to hikers.

Uganda’s national parks covered by savanna grasslands are premier spots for game viewing safaris, characterized by predator and prey showdown, while the forest parks are known for nature walks conducted to track wildlife like primates, birdwatching safaris and exploring the ecological diversity.



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Murchison Falls National Park
At a size of 3,893 km2, Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s premier destination for Game tracking safaris. It is the country’s largest conservation area protecting variety of wildlife and it’s named after the Nile’s 40 meter drop over the Rift Valley scarp. The park is ....
Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo Valley National Park is Uganda’s most alluring park and protected area. It is one Uganda’s most decorated national park with a number of International Accolades attributed to its beauty and untamed wilderness for example; in August 2018, CNN ranked the Park the seco ....
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth is Uganda’s second largest national park and protected area covering over 1,978 km2, with the great Rwenzori Mountains towering in its background. The park is adjoined by lakes Edward and George, blend with spectacular craters, rolling savannas and humid forests supporting ....
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Though it’s one of Uganda’s smallest park, Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park brags about its identity as a world class tourist destination, sought after by travellers and other African holiday makers because of its prestigious heritage. The national park is located in th ....
Kibale Forest National Park
The 795Km2, Kibale Forest national park boasts the greatest primate range and density in East Africa making it a primatologist dream destination regarded as the “World’s Primate Capital” famous for Chimpanzee tracking safaris. Before becoming a national park, Kibale was first a gov ....
Mount Elgon National Park
Mount Elgon National Park is one of Uganda’s other site for mountaineering, trekking/ climbing and adventure Uganda safaris. Situated ideally in the eastern part of the country near Mbale and Kapchorwa area and on the western Kenyan border, Mount Elgon at 4000 km2 has the largest volcanic ....
Semuliki National Park
Semliki National Park Uganda is such a flawless destination with a huge appeal especially for birders. At a size of 220 Square Kilometers, and an altitude of 670-760 meters above sea level, it was first gazetted as a forest reserve in 1932 and uplifted to a national park status in 1993. It is locate ....
Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Rwenzori Mountains National park is a destination offering preternatural challenge to enthusiastic mountaineers. The Rwenzori Mountains also known as the “Mountains of the Moon”, named so by Alexandrine photographer; Ptolemy, are snow-capped peaks. The Rwenzori’s are known for offe ....
Lake Mburo National Park
At just about 370 Km2, Lake Mburo National Park is one of Uganda’s smallest park, composed of astounding diversity of flora and fauna, with unique mammals and avian species found nowhere else in the country. Lake Mburo enjoys the closest location to Kampala city, lying just about 4hours in wes ....
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
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