Ecospace Explorers

The 10 National Parks of Uganda

Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi

Uganda is a small country in East Africa that is home to 10 incredible national parks. These parks are diverse and offer visitors a range of activities such as game viewing, bird watching, and hiking. Uganda’s national parks are also home to a variety of animals including the endangered mountain gorilla, chimpanzees, and elephants with  Murchison Falls National Park having 4 of the big 5 game. The 10 national parks of the Pearl include;

Savannah National Parks of Uganda is a habit to lions.
Uganda National Parks offer the best Wildlife Safaris

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

  • Home to half of the world’s mountain gorillas
  • Over 350 species of birds
  • Hiking trails and waterfalls

Murchison Falls National Park

  • Largest and oldest park in Uganda
  • Home to four of the “Big Five” game animals among the 10 national parks of Uganda
  • The world’s most powerful waterfall
  • A boat cruise up the Nile River

Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • Hippos, elephants, and lions
  • Volcanic craters and crater lakes
  • Variety of landscapes, including savannah, wetlands, and tropical forests

Kidepo Valley National Park

  • Variety of animals such as cheetahs, lions, and leopards
  • Over 475 species of birds
  • Traditional Karamojong villages
  • It’s the wildest among the 10 national parks of Uganda

Mount Elgon National Park

  • Largest mountain in Uganda
  • Variety of wildlife such as elephants, buffaloes, and antelopes
  • Hot springs, waterfalls and caves
  • Activities such as Mountain hiking and game drives

Lake Mburo National Park

  • More than 300 species of birds
  • Variety of antelopes species
  • Boat cruises and canoeing on Lake Mburo
  • Walking safaris available in the park
  • Quad biking and horse back riding safaris

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

  • Home to one of the few remaining mountain gorillas
  • Waterfalls and hiking trails
  • Variety of primates such as Mountain Gorillas and monkeys

Semliki National Park

  • Over 400 species of birds
  • Variety of wildlife such as antelopes, warthogs, and primates
  • Hot springs and salt flats
  • Batwa community resides nearby

Kibale National Park

  • Has Over 375 species of birds
  • Accommodates a variety of primates such as chimpanzees and colobus monkeys
  • Variety of activities such as bird watching and chimpanzee tracking in place.

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