Uganda Wildlife Authority a responsible body in Uganda tourism industry managing all the 10 National Parks ,12 wildlife reserve, 5 Community Wildlife Management area ,13 Wildlife Sanctuaries. The ten Uganda National parks include Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo, Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley, Kibale forest, Mount Elgon, Rwenzori Mountain, Semuliki, Mgahinga Gorilla among others. All these national parks display the best of tour package in East Africa. Their Rift Valley landscape and tropical forests make dramatic backdrops to an extensive diversity of flora and fauna.

Uganda wildlife reserves include ;Ajai wildlife reserve home for wildlife species found in Arua district , Bokora corridor wildlife reserve found in Karamoja in Northeastern sub region, Bugungu resides between Buliisa and Masindi district, Kabwoya reserve found in Albertine rift valley region of Uganda, Karuma wildlife reserve found in Kiryandongo district –home to primates ,Katonga home to wildlife species found along the banks of Katonga River, Kigezi reserve is found in Rukungiri district in western Uganda, Kyambura a home to primates  found in Queen Elizabeth in southwestern Uganda, East Madi wildlife reserve found in Amuru districts ,Matheniko a home to antelopes –found in Karamoja sub region-Northeast of Uganda, Pian Upe wildlife reserve  found in Nakapiripiriti district in Northeastern  and Toro-Semuliki wildlife reserve located  between Kabarole and Ntoroko districts in western Uganda among others.

Uganda Wildlife Authority
Uganda Wildlife

Furthermore, Uganda Wildlife Authority is one in charge of conserving the country’s natural heritage such as animals, plants, natural features and ecosystems in general.

 This body also implements diverse strategies to conserve the wildlife species. They include community participation in wildlife management that is; revenue sharing , collaborative management , problem animal management , rights on wildlife and conservation education and awareness.

Uganda Wildlife Authority still a body responsible to address conservation challenges like poaching, encroachment and illegal grazing through strategies like arresting people who invade the park land without permission from the Authority.

This is a governmental body ‘’UWA’’ that work hand in hand with communities around protected areas to address other challenge between wildlife and humans around area such as human-wildlife conflicts many more.  They also help to improve on community livelihoods.

Uganda Wildlife Authority is aimed to conserve and regulate Uganda’s wildlife. The body that ensures sustainable management of wildlife resources.

They also supervise wildlife activities in Uganda both within and outside the protected areas.

 This is the same body where gorilla tour permits are issued from, Uganda Wildlife Authority offices found in Kampala. Gorilla permits are valid permits that allows tourists to trek and encounter gorillas in their natural habitat.

Uganda Wildlife Authority is a Uganda government body responsible to the management and protection of wildlife in and outside the protected areas.

 Note, Uganda Wildlife Authority ‘’UWA’’ started in August 1996 by the Uganda Wildlife Statute which merged the Uganda National Parks and the Game department. It is a governmental body which was appointed by the Minister responsible for wildlife.

Location; Uganda Wildlife Authority headquarters are located along Kira Road in Kamwookya, in the central division of the city of Kampala –Uganda’s Capital.

Uganda Wildlife Authority
Uganda Wildlife Authority

Uganda Wildlife Authority is the one responsible for Uganda National Parks which offers traditional savannah activities such as boat tours, forest hikes, mountain climbing, wildlife research activities, primate’s tours like Gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking, lion tracking, Game drive viewing among others.  More then, Uganda is among the top birding destination with over 1095 bird species. Still a home of about 13 primate species including, over half of the remaining world’s endangered Mountain gorillas and Chimpanzees our closest relative.

On Uganda safaris you can be able to explore the untouched Kidepo Valley, visit Queen Elizabeth National park a home to the tree climbing lions, take a visit to the Virunga Volcanoes and take a trek to summit the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains as well as Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

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