Uganda National Parks

Uganda “The Pearl of Africa”, is a landlocked country that attracts many visitors each year who become fascinated with its rich culture, diversity of people, exotic wildlife and rich ecosystems. The country boasts some beautiful national parks that are home to a variety of plants, birds and animal species.

We feature 10 national parks that will make you fall in love with Uganda.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park:

Bwindi National Park covers an area of 321 km² between 1,160m and 2,607m above sea level. It was gazetted as a National Park in 1991 and declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site in 1994.

Kibale National Park:

This is largely a forested park, 795km2 in area, is best known for its number and variety of primates, which include Uganda’s largest population of chimpanzees. Kibale’s varied altitude supports different types of habitats …

Kidepo Valley National Park:

Kidepo Valley was first gazetted as a game reserve and upgraded to national park status in 1962. It covers an area of 1,442 km2 between 914m and 2,750m…

Lake Mburo National Park:

Lake Mburo covers an area of 370 km² between 1220m – 1828m above sea level. Wetland habitats comprise 20% of the park’s surface.Lake Mburo off ers some novel means of game viewing …

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park:

Uganda’s smallest park (33.7km²) protects mountain gorillas and other fauna on the Ugandan slopes of the Virunga volcanoes….

Mount Elgon National Park:

The 1145 km² Mount Elgon National Park protects the higher slopes of the 4321m Mount Elgon, an extinct volcano on the Uganda-Kenya border…

Murchison Falls National Park:

The 3,840km2 Murchison Falls National Park is one of Uganda’s oldest protected areas. Originally gazetted as the Bunyoro and Gulu Wildlife Reserve…

Queen Elizabeth National Park:

The 1978km2 Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of Uganda’s oldest protected areas. Originally gazetted as the Lake George and Lake Edward game reserves …

Rwenzori Mountains National Park:

Rwenzori consists of six distinct mountains, Stanley, Speke, Baker, Emin, Gessi and Savioa. Mt Stanley’s 5109m Margherita Peak is the third highest point in Africa….

Semuliki National Park:

Semuliki Forest Reserve was created in 1932 and upgraded to national park status in 1993. This 220km² park lies on the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley…