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Places to visit in Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kabale

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 Rift Valley. It's home to many of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, who feed on roots, leaves and fruits from the park’s many tree. Restricted numbers of viewing permits help protect the endangered gorilla families. In the park, rough paths weave amid dense forests, which are home to many butterflies and birds.

Kibale National Park

Kibale National Park is a national park in southern Uganda, protecting moist evergreen rain forest. The park spreads over a tropical forest. It borders Queen Elizabeth National Park. The density and diversity of primates in Kibale National Park is the highest in the whole of Africa. The most well known of its 13 species are the chimpanzees, our closest relative. Kibale’s 1450 chimpanzee indicate Uganda’s biggest population of this threatened primate. Kibale is famously known for Chimpanzee tracking. The park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee.

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park is one of the best game parks to visit while in Uganda. The park is located in the Murchison Conservation Area which comprises of Murchison Falls National Park, Bugungu and Karuma Falls Wildlife Reserves. The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant valley wall, creating the dramatic falls, the park’s unique attraction and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. The mighty cascade drains the river's energy, transforming it into a placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the most popular places to visit in Uganda. It spreads over several districts. Queen Elizabeth National Park is in southwest Uganda. Leopards roam the Mweya Peninsula, which lies beside Lake Edward. Nearby Lake Katwe is a huge volcanic explosion crater. Boats on the Kazinga Channel float past hippos and Nile crocodiles. Chimpanzees inhabit the Kyambura Gorge. Trails lead to bat caves in the central Maramagambo Forest. The Ishasha area is home to tree-climbing lions and shoebill storks.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

The Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is in the Kisoro District of far south-western Uganda. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park sits high in the clouds, at an altitude of between 2,227m and 4,127m. It was created to protect the rare mountain gorillas that inhabit its dense forests, and it is also an important habitat for the endangered golden monkey. Mgahinga’s most striking features are its three conical, extinct volcanoes, part of the spectacular Virunga Range that lies along the border region of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda. The volcanoes’ slopes backdrop a gorgeous scenery.

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

The Rwenzori Mountains is a World Heritage Site and offers the opportunity to see nature at its best. The plant life varies from heavy tropical rainforest, bamboo forests, montane cloud forests to alpine vegetation and the scenery is truly spectacular. Above 4,500 metres the snow and glaciers add that special dimension to the wondrous views throughout this pristine mountain range. It includes most of the center and the eastern half of the mountain and is known for its beautiful plant life coupled with waterfalls, glaciers and a lot of other unique mountainous vegetation.