East African Adventures

Destinations in Uganda

Uganda has ten national parks, managed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority, cover an immense 10,918 km2 with three main varieties of habitat: savannah, forest and montane. Instead of national parks there are several other wildlife reserves and forest reserves.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is regarded to be one of the most biologically diverse forests 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 activities. The park was listed a UNESCO/World Heritage Site in 1994 in recognition of its rich biodiversity. Bwindi Forest is at least 25,000 years old and in this time has accumulated 350 species of bird, 310 species of butterfly, 51 reptiles and 200 species of tree. This park offers other activities such as hiking, mountain biking, bird watching and of course gorilla tracking.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park
Set to the backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains, lying on the Rift Valley floor is Uganda’s most popular savannah national park, largely due to the number of big game and activities available for its tourists. The parks varied habitats support a bird list of 604 species making it a highly alluring destination for birders.

Queen Elizabeth National Parks’ major attraction is the iconic tree-climbing lion in the southern sector of the park, Ishasha, which you can track with an experienced Uganda Wildlife Authority guide. Other activities include tracking chimpanzees in a sunken rainforest, cruising the Kazinga Channel searching for big game, hippo pods and crocodiles, as well as now Uganda Wildlife Authorities’ most recent addition to its activities, predator tracking.

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park
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, antelope and big cats. Game driving and boat cruising are two of the parks significant activities. You can also climb from the base to the top of the falls where this mighty river squeezes through a 7 metre gap creating an impressive splash and rainbows.

It’s one of two national parks in Uganda where you’ll find giraffe, the second being the far more remote Kidepo Valley National Park. If you’re travelling by road to/from Kampala, this presents an additional opportunity to track both chimpanzees and the southern white rhino on foot.

Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest National Park
Two of Uganda’s most popular and interesting activities take place here, Chimpanzee tracking and the Chimpanzee Habituation Exercise where you may come face to face with these noisy yet elusive creatures. Once inside the forest, you can find some of 1450 of man’s closest relatives cohabiting in Kibale Forest National Park with 13 other primate species.

There are also 60 mammal species including forest elephant located in this park and it is conveniently located to Queen Elizabeth National Park for savannah game and other activities. Kibale Forest is highly alluring to nature lovers.

Mazike Tours and Travel

P.O Box 10835 Kampala, Uganda, East Africa
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