Kibale Forest National Park (KFNP)
Kibale Forest NP lies in Western Uganda, southeast of  Fort Portal and was gazetted in 1993 and includes a vital savannah corridor linking with Queen Elisabeth National Park used by large mammals (particularly elephants and hippos). The park covers 766 km² of rainforest interspersed with patches of grassland and swamps.  Kibale ...
Gorilla Parks of Uganda
More than half of the mountain gorilla population is found in Uganda! You have two places in Uganda where you can find the mountain gorilla (gorilla gorilla beringei): Bwindi Impenetrable NP and Mgahinga Gorilla NP. Two different Parks and 2 different gorilla populations!
Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP)
Queen Elizabeth National Park is probably the most popular park in Uganda. Established in 1952, it is one of Uganda's three oldest parks and covers an area of 1978 km². The park is situated astride the Equator in the Western Rift Valley (Albertine Rift) close to the Rwenzori Mountains and is contiguous with Virunga National Park in the ...
Murchison Falls National Park (MFNP)
This is the largest National Park (NP) in Uganda. It has an area of 3840 km2 and is situated between altitudes of 619m and 1292m. Most of the park is covered with wooded savannah. The savannah is bisected by the Victoria River Nile, which divides the park into the northern and southern parts. The river flows over the Western Rift Valley escarpment ...
Kyambura - (QENP)
The Kyambura Wildlife Reserve was gazetted as a Controlled Hunting Area and then raised to the status of Game Reserve in 1965. It was used for licensed hunting and cropping to supply the local community with meat until the early 1970s. Due to civil unrest in the 1970s and early 1980s, the level of uncontrolled hunting increased drastically which ...
Lake Bunyonyi
A few kilometers from Kabale town lies Lake Bunyonyi, the deepest crater lake (900 m) in the country, at an altitude of 1 840 m doted with several islands. Lake Bunyonyi means " place of little birds " and is particularly good for water birds. It is a very scenic spot. The lake is also known for it's crayfish.
Lake Mburo NP
Lake Mburo is the largest of five lakes which, together with the surrounding wetlands, account for 20% of the park's surface of 260 km². This makes this small park very interesting for birding all the year round (310 recorded).
Lake Victoria & the Islands
Lake Victoria or Victoria Nyanza is 68,870 km² in size, making it the largest lake of Africa, the largest tropical lake in the world, and the second largest fresh water lake in the world in terms of surface area. With a maximum depth of about 80 m, and an average depth of half that, or approximately 40 m, Lake Victoria ranks as the seventh ...
The Victoria River Nile
The river that flows out of Victoria Nyanza is the White Nile and the section between Lake Victoria and Lake Albert is called the Victoria Nile. The river leaves the north end of Lake Albert as the Albert Nile, flows through northern Uganda, and at the Sudan border becomes the Bahr al-Jabal or White Nile in Arabic. Various tributaries flow through ...
Semliki Valley
The Semuliki Valley lies north-west of Fort Portal and lies within the western arm of the East-African rift valley. To the southeast are located the Rwenzories, to the west Congo and to the north Lake Albert. In the valley you have 2 protected areas.
Rwenzori Mountains NP
The Rwenzori Mountains lie along the western border of Uganda and rise to a height of 5100 metres. They form a magnificent landscape of non-volcanic mountains, 120 kilometres long and 48 kilometres wide. The so-called Mountains of the Moon were formed from a single block during the creation of the western arm of the Great East African Rift Valley.
Mt Elgon NP
Mount Elgon is a solitary extinct volcano straddling the border between Uganda and Kenya, 100 km north-east of Lake Victoria. National parks now exist on both the Ugandan and the Kenyan sides. Wagagai, the highest peak, lies in Uganda and is 4321m. Despite its height, the average slope angle of Mount Elgon is less than 4 degrees. The Ugandan side ...
Budungo Forest Reserve (FR)
Budongo Forest (450 km²) is the largest mahogany forest in East Africa. The estimated 800 chimpanzees that live in the forest form the largest population in Uganda! They have been studied in the forest for several decades, and about five of the groups have become habituated to humans. Budongo is also a wonderful forest for birdwatching, ...
Mabira Forest
The Mabira Forest Tourism Project was set up in 1995 to enable sustainable income from the forest through the creation of a recreational and educational resource for citizens, foreign residents and visitors from abroad.
Katonga WR
The Katonga Wildlife Reserve, which was gazetted in 1964, is also a corridor for migrating Wildlife. The reserve, which is located along the Katonga River, has a divers ecosystem, involving a predominately mixed savannah of acacia and woodlands. A large portion of the reserve is covered either with permanent or seasonal wetlands. The reserve has ...

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