How Many Safari Parks Are in Uganda? Uganda is a rich blessed country that one could ever choose to travel while looking for a good safari destination in Africa. This country is a land locked country which is also referred to as the “THE PEARL OF AFRICA” because it is surrounded with beautiful natures, stunning waterbodies, mountainous areas, beautiful landscapes, different cultures and the interesting part about them is they have different history and a different lifestyle of the way they do their things, they speak different languages. More so, Uganda also has a beautiful warm climate compared to the other countries in Africa and it has various tourists’ attractions such as wildlife species and bird species that attract many tourists into the country. Uganda is known to have about 10 national parks which are considered among the main tourist attractions in the country and the unique and interesting thing about them is that they all have different interesting features and attractions which makes a trip to each of them worth taking and these safari parks are managed and protected by a government agency which is known as Uganda Wildlife Authority whose role is to ensure about the safety and take fully responsibility to protect these wildlife species within their natural habitats from poaching activities which always threaten to lead to the decrease in the number of the animal species. In addition, this has contributed a lot the growth and development of the Uganda tourism industry.
Safari Parks in Uganda.
Murchison falls national park.
Murchison falls national park is known as the largest national park in the country, which is found in Masindi district and it, covers a total surface area of about 3900 square kilometers. This national park was established as a national park in 1952 and it is known to be a home to over 450 bird species such as; the rare shoebill stork among others and about 76 mammal species such as; hippos, lions, leopards, giraffes, chimpanzees, Nile crocodiles, hyenas among others. Tourists visiting in Murchison falls national park always get great opportunities to engage in several activities like; hiking to the Murchison falls, guided nature walks, community visits, cultural encounters, wildlife viewing, bird watching, boat cruise, sport fishing, hot air balloon safaris, game drives among others.
Queen Elizabeth National park.
Queen Elizabeth national park is known as the second largest national park in Uganda, which is famously known and considered as the most visited safari park because of its tree-climbing lions that are easily tracked with in the Ishasha sector. This national park is located in Kasese district in the western region of Uganda and it is among the best destinations to travel to while on a wildlife safari in Uganda because it is a home to over 600 bird species and 95 mammal species such as; Nile crocodiles, baboons, antelopes, giraffes, warthogs, Nile monitor lizards and many others. and tourists within this park an engage in activities like; game drives, bird watching, boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, lion tracking, cave expeditions, chimpanzee trekking and many others.
Mgahinga Gorilla national park.
Mgahinga Gorilla national park is located in Kisoro district within the southwestern region of Uganda and it is known as the smallest national park in the country, which covers a total surface area of about 34 square kilometers. In addition, tourists touring around this national park can always involve in different activities like; cave expeditions to Garama caves, guided nature walks, visiting the Batwa communities, bird watching, cultural encounters, gorilla trekking because it is known among the specific parks that harbours large numbers of mountain gorilla species and therefore , it is famously known as the best place where one can see the endangered mountain gorillas, golden monkey trekking, hiking to Mount Gahinga and many others.
Lake Mburo national park.
Lake Mburo national park is located in Lyantonde district in the Eastern region of Mbarara town and it is considered as the smallest savannah national park in Uganda, which covers a total surface area of about 370 square kilometers. Lake Mburo national park is worth a visit while on your safari because there are several interesting activities to participate in such as; horseback riding, sport fishing, mountain biking, boat cruise on Lake Mburo, guided nature walks, bird watching, hiking, camping and many others. More so, Lake Mburo national park has accommodation facilities that are available for the guests such as; Mihingo safari lodge, Rwonyo rest camp, Mburo safari lodge, Mantana tented camp, Ssana community safari lodge.
Kidepo valley national park.
Kidepo valley national park is located in the Northeastern region of Uganda and it was established as a national park in 1962. And it is famously known as the best birding destination in Uganda which harbours over 475 birds species and is also a home to around 77 mammal species such as; wild dogs, lions, cheetahs, bat-eared foxes, spotted hyenas, and many others. more so, there are many other tourists attractions within kidepo valley national park such as; the lomej hills, the narus river, the vast and serene savannah plains, the narus river, the kidepo valley among others. More so it this national park is seen as an enthralling place of semi-arid savanna, low mountains and seasonal rivers.
Apart from the mentioned above, there are more safari game parks within Uganda that tourists should also visit while on their safari and these include; Semuliki national park, mount Elgon national park, Bwindi impenetrable national park which is a best place where to trek mountain gorillas, Kibale national park, Mount Rwenzori national park. Visiting these places makes you have and create remarkable memories and get to acquire new experiences.
Therefore, contact our trusted tour operators in case of any more information about these safari game parks and book with our tours and travel companies such as; Achieve Global safaris who offer the best tour packages during your safari in Uganda.