Uganda’s National Parks & Attractions

Buffalos in a kagera national park

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Wonders, Attractions & Diversity

Some of the activities you might want to include on your itinerary are gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, wildlife safari, birding tour, and cultural tours. However please note that there is so much more to experience in Uganda, and whatever your interests it is important that you plan well and have enough facts for a great Uganda experience.

Uganda’s National Parks & Game Reserves

Mount Elgon National Park

Mt. Elgon is an extinct volcano that first erupted about 20 million years ago. It has the largest intact Caldera in the world measuring 40km2. It was once Africa’s highest mountain but with erosion it was reduced to its height of 4321m making it 4th highest in East Africa. Mt Elgon has the largest base...
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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the smallest park in Uganda covering an area of 33.7km2. It is located in the southwestern tip of Uganda in Kisoro district. The park adjoins Rwanda’s Volcano national park and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga national parks and is part of the Virunga conservation area. The park takes its...
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Semuliki National Park

The Semuliki National Park protects an extension of the Ituri forest in the Democratic republic of Congo. It is located in western Uganda on the floor of the Rwenzori Mountains. It is the only tract of true low land tropical forest in East Africa. It covers an area of 220km2 with altitude of 670m-760m above...
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Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Rwenzori Mountains National Park has the highest mountain ranges in Africa. Its highest point lies at 5109m above sea level on Mt Stanley’s Margherita Peak which is the third highest in Africa. It lies astride the equator with six peaks and three of these i.e. Mt Stanley, Mt Baker and Mt Speke are permanently covered...
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Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park is one of Uganda’s most spectacular and remote parks tucked in the northeastern corner bordering Kenya and South Sudan. The park covers an area of 1,442 square kilometers and has an altitude ranging between 914m and 2750m. Kidepo Valley harbors scenery that is not in any other parks in East Africa....
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Lake Mburo National Park Uganda

Lake Mburo National Park is located in southwestern Uganda and is the smallest of the savannah national parks in Uganda. It measures 260km2 in size and lies at an altitude of 1220m-1828m above sea level. It is the closest park to Kampala only 3 hours (228km) away from the city. It is the only park containing...
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Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale National Park is an attractive park in Uganda with varied tracts of tropical rain forest and a multiplicity of animals located in western Uganda slightly off the Equator. The annual temperature ranges between 14-27C and is generally cool. It is the ultimate place for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda. It is known as the “primate...
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Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park at 3840km2 is the largest park in Uganda ripe for exploring with safaris to this beautiful park. It is named after the Murchison falls where the mighty river Nile is forced through a narrow gorge of 7m into the ‘Devils Cauldron’ creating an ever present rainbow. Samuel Baker the explorer considered the...
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Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park, named after Queen Elizabeth II of England after her visit in 1952, is one of the top Uganda safaris destinations. It is located in southwestern Uganda and lies astride the Equator with monuments on both sides of the road making latitude 00. It is in the Albertine region along with Kyambura...
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, a prime Uganda safari destination, is located in southwestern Uganda, with thick vegetation like its name suggests. Every day when tourists go out for the famous gorilla trekking adventure the ranger guides have to cut vegetation for trackers to access way to where gorillas nested the previous night. It is the true...
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More of Uganda’s Attractions

Mabira forest Attractions

Like a coin, Mabira forest has two sides. There is the side that a passerby may see through their car or bus window; this will usually be the sight of many trees along the Kampala-Jinja highway. Behind this stretch however, is a second side, a whole different world of its own. It is flora and...
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Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

The Rhinos tread the grass in majestic grandeur, some are slow lazy steps and others are mini attempts to break into a run. They gather a mouthful of grass and chew on it gently as if to taste every straw, unaffected by tourists that lurk their sanctuary in a single file led by a ranger....
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Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru

Amabere ga NyinaMwiru is a cultural site with remarkable history located in western Uganda in Fort portal town. You can stop by while on your tour to Semuliki national park for birding safari or viewing the hot springs OR to Kibale national park for chimpanzee trekking or to Queen Elizabeth national park for a wildlife...
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Hot springs

If you are interested in learning about and experience the healing nature of hot springs then ask our driver guide while on your Uganda safari to take you to one which may be along your safari route. There are various hot springs located all over the country with notable ones in or near national parks....
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Source of River Nile, Jinja

Uganda is the source of Rive Nile – the world’s longest river from where the Nile starts its 4000 mile journey to the Mediterranean sea through to Sudan and Egypt. The source of river Nile is located in Jinja about 1,5 hours from Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. We offer one day Jinja trips...
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Tree Climbing Lions – Ishasha

The famous tree climbing lions in Uganda are mainly found in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, western Uganda. This park is the most visited of all the Uganda parks. It is about 6 hours by road from Kampala, 1 hour flight from Entebbe and about 4,5 hours from Kigali. This sector is...
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Uganda’s Diverse Culture

Uganda is a melting pot of different cultures and traditions. It was named the most diverse country on earth by a study from Harvard University. If you want to experience the ‘real’ Uganda then you will have to include cultural safaris on your itineraries or at least a visit to the local community either for...
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Lake Bunyonyi

The little lake is believed to be the second deepest lake in Africa after Lake Tanganyika. It is located in the ‘Switzerland of Uganda’ – a name given to it by Sir Winston Churchill upon his visit to the area. Lake Bunyonyi is dotted with 29 Islands with some inhabited and others not inhabited. Activities...
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The Baha’i Temple

The Baha’i faith has one temple per continent and for the African continent this temple is located in Uganda. The temple located on Kikaaya hill gives you views of the Suburbs of Kampala and beautiful scenery. For those interested in birds, it’s a good bird watching spot in the city.
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Uganda Martyrs Shrine – Religious Tourism

Somewhere in Uganda, in the small town of Namugongo is a magnificent site; the Uganda Martyrs Shrine which is a must visit for anyone interested in Uganda’s faith based tourism while on your Uganda safari. It stands tall with the grandeur of an ancient Cathedral whose structural design derives its inspiration from the African Hut....
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