Parks & Game Reserves in Uganda

Ecologically, Uganda is where the east African savannah meets the West African jungle. Where else but in this impossibly lush country can one observe lions prowling the open plains in the morning and track Chimpanzees through the rainforest undergrowth the same afternoon, then the next day navigate tropical channels teeming with hippo and crocodiles before setting off into the misty mountains to stare deep into the eyes of mountain gorillas. Uganda is the only one of the Safari destinations whose range of forest primates is as impressive as its selection of plains antelope. This verdant biodiversity is further attested to by Uganda’s status as by far the smallest of four African countries whose bird check list tops over the 1000 mark.

Bwindi National Park (Impenetrable forest)
The Park is best known for its superb gorilla tracking. It also provides refuge to elephant, chimpanzee, monkeys and various small antelopes, as well as twenty three bird species restricted to the Albertine rift.

Murchison Falls National Park
This is the largest protected area, whose Palm-Studded grassland supports dense populations of Lion, Bufallo, Elephant and Uganda Kob, together with the localized Rothschild’s giraffe and patas monkeys. Immense concentration of hippos and birds can be observed from morning and afternoon launch trips along the Nile, below the spectacular waterfall for which the park is named.

Queen Elizabeth National Park
Set Majestically in the shadow of the Rwenzori, flanking Lake Edward and George. The Lush Savannah of Queen Elizabeth national park offers prime grazing to Bufallo, elephant and various antelopes. A checklist of over 600 bird species, testifies to the extraordinary ecological diversity of this park. Mammalian specialities include the giant forest hog and the legendary tree climbing lions of the Ishasha sector.