Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda in East Africa. The park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the western Great Rift Valley and a 9-10hrs drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park will take you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, It also comprises of 331 square kilometres of jungle forests and contains both montane and lowland forest and is accessible only on foot.
The forest is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa, and the diversity of species is a feature of the park. The park provides habitat for some 120 species of mammals, 346 species of birds, 202 species of butterflies, 163 species of trees, 100 species of ferns, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos and many endangered species. In particular the area shares in the high levels of endemisms of the Albertine Rift.
The park is a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees and many birds (such as hornbills and turacos). It is perhaps most notable for the 340 Bwindi gorillas, half the world's population of the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas. There are currently 10 Gorilla groups in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Mubare, Habinyanja, Rushegura,Oruzogo,kahungye and Nkuringo,Nshongi,Mishaya and one Nyakagezi in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Major Activities. Gorilla Tracking., Community walking/visiting pygmy families.
Kibale National Park is a national park in western Uganda protecting moist evergreen rain forest. The park was created in 1993 to protect a large area of forest previously managed as a logged Forest Reserve (gazetted in 1932). The park adjoins with Queen Elizabeth National Park and is an important eco-tourism and safari destination, popular for its population of habituated chimpanzees and 12 other species of primates.
The mammal fauna of Kibale is dominated by primates, 13 species of which live in the forest. The park protects a well-studied habituated population of Common Chimpanzee, as well as several species of Central African monkey including the Uganda Mangabey, the Ugandan Red Colobus and the L'Hoest's Monkey. The park's population of elephant’s travels between the park and Queen Elizabeth National Park, and other large animals that live in the park include leopards, bushpigs, three species of duiker and two species of otter. Bird life is also prolific, particularly noisy hornbills, two species of pittas (African and Green-breasted) and African Grey Parrots.Kibale National Park is located in the districts of Kabarole and Kibale, approximately 320 kilometres (200 mi), by road, west of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. Fort Portal in Kabarole District is the nearest large city to the national park.
Lake Mburo National Park is located in Mbarara District in western Uganda. The park is situated about 30 kilometres (19 miles), by road, east of Mbarara, the largest city in the sub-region. This location is approximately 240 kilometres (150 mi), by road, west of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.
The park has a variety of animals such as zebras, impala, buffaloes, and over three hundred (300) bird species. At 260 square kilometres (100 sq mi), the park is the smallest of Uganda’s Savannah national parks. The park has camp grounds and permanent tent facilities for visitors. . In 2009, the Uganda Wildlife Authority, which manages the park announced plans to introduce balloon tourism in the park.
Major Activities: Game Drive., Boat Cruise., Horse Back Safaris., Morning Safari Walk.
The park is located in the Virunga Mountains and is contiguous with the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Mgahinga is situated about 15 kilometres (9.3 miles), by road, south of the town of Kisoro and approximately 55 kilometres (34 miles), by road, west of Kabale, the largest city in the sub-region. The entire park is located in Bufumbira County, in Kisoro District.The national park also covers three of the eight Virunga volcanoes: Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga and Mount Sabyinyo, all of which lie on the Uganda/Rwanda border. Any of these can be climbed in one day from the park headquarters.The park is contiguous with Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west and with Volcanoes National Park in the Republic of Rwanda to the south.
Murchison Falls National Park the largest National Park in Uganda is located in the North western part of Uganda at 3840sq km; A 5-6hrs drive will take you through the main Gate at Kichumbanyobo gate, and will be welcomed by the shying away baboons through kaniyo Pabidi forest which is also common with chimp trekking.
The park is named for its dramatic Murchison Falls, where the world's longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below.During the regime of Idi Amin in the 1970s the name was changed to Kabalega Falls, after the Omukama (King) Kabarega of Bunyoro, although this was never legally promulgated. The name reverted to Murchison Falls following the downfall of Idi Amin; It is still sometimes referred to as Kabalega Falls.
The park boasts of lots of flora and fauna, Elephants, Water buffalos Lions, Leopards, Hippopotamus, Giraffes, Nile Crocodiles, Antelopes, Uganda Kobs, Hartebeests and Oribis. birds include-herons, cornmorants, ducks, bee-eaters, fish eagles, kingfishers and sometimes the rare shoebill among others
Queen Elizabeth National is located in southwestern Uganda. It occupies an area of 764 square miles (1,978 square km) in a region of rolling plains east of Lake Edward and foothills south of the Rwenzori Mountains.
The park is named after Queen Elizabeth II and was established in 1952.the park is known for its wildlife; among the species are hippopotamuses, elephants, leopards, lions and chimpanzees. It is now home to 95 species of mammals and over 500 species of birds. The area around Ishasha in the southern sector of the park is known for tree-climbing lions.The park is also famous for its volcanic features, comprising of volcanic cones and deep craters, many with crater lakes such as Lake katwe from which salt is extracted.
The National Park includes the Maramagambo Forest and borders Kigezi Game Reserve, Kyambura Game Reserve and Kibale National Park. And the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Major activities in the park: Chimpanzee tracking, Game drives, Boat Cruise, Birding
Rwenzori Mountain is located in south western Uganda in Kasese comprising of Mount Stanley with 5,109m high as the highest peak, Mount Speke 4,890m high, Mount Baker 4,843m high, Mount Emin 4,798m high, Mount Gessi 4,715m high, and Mount Luigi di Savoia 4,627m high. Mount Stanley is the largest with many summits and Margherita peak being the highest point.
The Rwenzori mountain ranges is divided by the Uganda-Congo boundary going through the highest peak of Mt.Stanley. the Mountain in Uganda is protected by the the Rwenzori Mountains National Park and protected by the Virunga National park in the DRC Congo.The mountain can be hiked in a 7-day's trail that goes along the Mobuku and Bujuku valleys beneath the highest peaks.