Uganda's national parks.
𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒆𝒏 𝑵𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝑷𝒂𝒓𝒌𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝑼𝒈𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒂 𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒍𝒖𝒅𝒆;
Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo,
Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley, Kibale, Mount Elgon, Rwenzori Mountains,
Semuliki, Mgahinga Gorilla and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks that lie in Rift valley landscapes and tropical
forests which favors their incredible flora and fauna.
𝑸𝒖𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝑬𝒍𝒊𝒛𝒂𝒃𝒆𝒕𝒉 𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒌
Queen Elizabeth National Park is known as Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. its out standing wildlife attractions includes a breathtaking cultural history, and a diverse ecosystem which includes a sprawling savanna ,fertile wetlands, lakes, damp forests all this makes It ideal for wildlife and birds. The park was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park, and renamed two years later to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II.This park is home to over 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species.The park's highest point is on katwe explosion craters at 1,350m above sea level, while the lowest point is at 910m, at Lake Edward
𝑴𝒖𝒓𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒔𝒐𝒏 𝒇𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒔 𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒌
Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of
the Albertine Rift Valley, First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926, it is
Uganda's largest and oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species of
mammals and 451 birds Park wildlife
includes giraffe, lions elephants ,hippos, and chimpanzees in Kaniyo Pabidi
forest. among the bird species in this area includes Giant Kingfisher, Osprey, Long-toed Plover,Grey-headed Kingfisher, Veracious Dove,Black-headed Lapwing,Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, a home to rare shoebill storks.
𝑩𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒊 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒌
𝑲𝒊𝒃𝒂𝒍𝒆 𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒌.
Kibale National Park is a national park in Western Uganda protecting moist evergreen forest. It is 766 square kilometres (296 sq mi) in size and is located between 1,100 metres (3,600 ft) to 1,600 metres (5,200 ft) in elevation. it contains a diverse array of landscapes. Kibale is one of the last remaining expanses to contain both lowland and montane forests. In Eastern Africa, it sustains the last significant expanse of pre-montane forest.The park was gazetted in 1932 and formally established in 1993 to protect a large area of forest previously managed as a logged forest reserve. Things to look out for while in kibale national park,Chimpanzee Tracking and Habituation,Birding in Bugodi just a place in Kibale,Hiking and Nature walks among others
𝑴𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝑬𝒍𝒈𝒐𝒏 𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒌
Intersecting the border of Uganda and Kenya, the park is an extinct volcano with the largest surface area of any extinct in the world. The part in Kenya is where the park was gazetted in 1968, and the in 1992 the Ugandan part was covering 1110 square kilometers (430 square miles). The photographers and Bird watchers will have a chance to see mammals ,birds, invertebrates and beautiful flora and fauna. There is also a cave with ancient paintings near the trailhead, and the hot-springs in the former volcano craters are a must see.
𝑴𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒂𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒂 𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒌.
𝒌𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒑𝒐 𝒗𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒚 𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒌
Kidepo Valley National park is located near Karenga in Kaabong District, in the northeastern corner of Uganda. The park is approximately 220 kilometres (140 mi), by road northwest of Moroto, the largest town in the sub-region. It is approximately 520 kilometres (320 mi), by road, northeast of Kampala Uganda’s capital and largest City.The northwestern boundary of the park runs along the international frontier with Bira,South Sudan and abuts against its Kidepo.
𝒔𝒆𝒎𝒍𝒊𝒌 𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒌
Semuliki National Park sprawls across the floor of the Semliki Valley on the remote, western side of the Rwenzori. The park is dominated by the easternmost extension of the great Ituri Forest of the Congo Basin. This is one of Africa’s most ancient and bio-diverse forests; one of the few to survive the last ice age, 12-18,000 years ago. The Semliki Valley contains numerous features associated with central rather than eastern Africa. Thatched huts are shaded by West African oil palms; the Semliki River (which forms the international boundary) is a miniature version of the Congo River, the forest is home to numerous Central African wildlife species, and the local population includes a Batwa pygmy community that originated from the Ituri. As a result, this park provides a taste of Central Africa without having to leave Uganda.While Semuliki’s species have been accumulating for over 25,000 years, the park contains evidence of even older processes. Hot springs bubble up from the depths to demonstrate the powerful subterranean forces that have been shaping the rift valley during the last 14 million years.
𝑳𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒎𝒃𝒖𝒓𝒐 𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒌
Lake Mburo was originally gazetted in 1933 as a controlled hunting area and upgraded to a game reserve in 1963. The Banyankole Bahima residents continued to graze their cattle in the reserve until it was upgraded to national park status in 1983. His excellence Obotes who was the president by then his government decided to upgrade it to a national park status, in an effort to weaken the Banyankole, who supported anti-Obote rebels. It came at the time of the Operation Bonanza massacre of 300,000 people. As the evicted pastoralists were not compensated for lost grazing land or assisted with resettling, many remained hostile to the upgrade. The rangeland outside the park was subsequently subdivided into small ranges and subsistence farming plots.The park has a variety of animals such as zebra, hippopotamus, impala, warthog, common eland, African buffalo, jackal, African leopard, 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.
𝑹𝒘𝒆𝒏𝒛𝒐𝒓𝒊 𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒌.
The Rwenzori national park also known as the Mountains of the Moon – lies in western Uganda along the Uganda-Congo border. The equatorial snow peaks include the third highest point in Africa, while the lower slopes are covered by moorland, bamboo and rich, moist montane forest. Huge tree-heathers and colourful mosses are draped across the mountainside with giant lobelias and “everlasting flowers”, creating an enchanting, fairytale scene.Rwenzori Mountains National Park protects the highest parts of the 120km-long and 65km-wide Rwenzori mountain range. The national park hosts 70 mammals and 217 bird species including 19 Albertine Rift endemics, as well as some of the world’s rarest vegetation.The Rwenzoris are a world-class hiking and mountaineering destination. A nine- to twelve-day trek will get skilled climbers to the summit of Margherita – the highest peak – though shorter, non-technical treks are possible to scale the surrounding peaks.For those who prefer something a little less strenuous, neighbouring Bakonzo villages offer nature walks, homestead visits home cultural performances and accommodation, including home-cooked local cuisine.