Posts Categorized: Uganda

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park landscape. Image © Rachel Landman.

Terrain – Savannah & Rainforest Park Size – 1978 km² Set to the backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains, on the floor of the Rift Valley is Uganda’s most popular savannah national park, largely due to the number of big game and activities available for its visitors. The parks varied habitats support a bird list of… Read more »

Murchison Falls National Park

Your boat safari will take you to the base of Murchison Falls themselves. Image © Anne-Marie Weeden.

Terrain – Savannah & Rainforest Park Size – 3840 km² Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest national park, famed for its iconic waterfall and abundance of wildlife, thanks largely to its lifeblood the mighty River Nile. The open savannah grasslands in the north of the park are prime habitats for elephant, buffalo, giraffe and… Read more »

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mount Sabyinyo, one of the Virunga volcanoes in Mgahinga National Park. Image © Marianne Boye.

Terrain – Rainforest Park Size – 33 km² Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is Uganda’s smallest national park, but it’s certainly the greenest with it lush rainforest covering volcano slopes. The home of the unusual golden monkey and a small proportion of Uganda’s rare mountain gorillas both of which can be tracked here. It’s most popular… Read more »

Lake Mburo National Park

Zebra in Lake Mburo National.

Terrain – Savannah Park Size – 256 km² With its rolling savannah hills to its forest fringed lake shores, Lake Mburo National Park is a gem of a park located a short distance from Kampala. This is the only park in Uganda where you can take a safari on horseback, getting up close and personal… Read more »

Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park at sunset. Image © Steffen Schwörer.

Terrain – Savannah Park Size – 1344 km² A true African wilderness! Roaming the rolling grasslands of Kidepo Valley National Park, you’ll seek out big cats including cheetah, which are only found in Uganda roaming this magnificent reserve. Other species found here that are rare or absent from Uganda’s other national parks are ostrich and… Read more »

Kibale National Park

Chimpanzee in Kibale National Park. Image © Steffen Schwörer.

Terrain – Rainforest Park Size – 766 km² Kibale National Park is famous for having the highest concentration of chimpanzees in East Africa. With Chimpanzee Tracking and the Chimpanzee Habituation Exercise, you can come face-to-face with these noisy yet elusive creatures. Once inside the forest, you’ll be within the habitat of some 1450 of man’s… Read more »

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Image © Olaf Tamm.

Terrain – Rainforest Park Size – 310 km² Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the richest in diversity of any forest in Africa with an impressive list of 120 mammal species and Uganda’s foremost attraction, the rare mountain gorilla! Roaming the impenetrable forest are some 30 gorilla groups, 9 of which have been habituated for tourism… Read more »

Uganda Overview

Uganda's National Flag.

Area – 241,038 km2 Currency – Uganda Shilling President – Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Population – 37,101,745 (July 2015 est) Capital City – Kampala Official Languages – English and Swahili Uganda also known as the ‘The Pearl of Africa’, covers three key habitat varieties as it straddles the regional diversity between East and West Africa. Key… Read more »