Lake Victoria, Tanzania and Uganda

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria shares its borders with Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. It is the largest inland lake in Africa and largest tropical lake in the world. With an area of 68 800 km sq, the lake stretches to the horizon. Lake Victoria is the main reservoir of the river Nile. The area is rich in history,…

Semliki National Park, Uganda

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There are a number of natural hot springs in this park, which provide for the wide diversity of wildlife. Known for its 400 species of birds, including the shoebill stork and forty Congolese bird species, this park is also home to 300 species of butterflies and eight species of primates… Chimpanzees and various monkeys, as…

Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda

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There are six peaks, the highest of which is Mt. Margherita, which is the third highest mountain in Africa. These beautiful peaks offer stunning scenery and a range of hikes from easy walking to challenging mountain treks. Visitors will enjoy the vast array of giant heathers, lobelias and groundsels, and may see any of the…

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

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Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular wildlife reserve. This beautiful game area boasts one of the world’s highest biodiversity ratings. It offers rainforests, swamps, crater lakes, and a lush savannah that is home to nearly 100 mammal species and almost 600 species of birds. From witnessing the park’s tree-climbing lions to swamp antelope,…

Primates, Uganda

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The mountains of Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks are home to five habituated and endangered gorilla troops. Limited numbers of tourists can visit the gorillas (only 30 passes are issued per day), so as to cut down on any disruption to the gorillas in their natural environment. The chimpanzees (who are genetically even closer to…

Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

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Murchison Falls National Park, northern Uganda, is the largest wildlife reserve in the country. 4 of the big 5 roam its landscapes, as well as being home to the largest stretch of white river in the world; the river Nile. The mighty Nile River then surges through a narrow crack, resulting in the Murchison Falls;…

Mgahinga National Park, Uganda

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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is Uganda’s smallest national park. Sitting high in the clouds in South Western Uganda, the park is home to around 39 mammal species including giant forest hogs, fronted duikers, buffaloes, and elephants. It is famous for both the endangered mountain gorilla and golden monkey. Its habitat is also homestead to 79…

Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda

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Lake Mburo National Park contains an extensive area of wetland, resulting in a unique and varied ecosystem. The park receives an average rainfall of 800 mm per year, feeding its lakes and swamps throughout the park. Its mosaic of habitats attracts species of mammals and birds found nowhere else in Uganda. From acacia woodland to…

Kidepo National Park, Uganda

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Kidepo National Park is a safari gem hidden in the north east of Uganda. Bordering Kenya and South Sudan, the park is unknown and untouched, offering a truly wild safari experience. With 77 mammals and 500 bird species, it offers the largest wildlife range in all of Uganda.  Its diverse habitat is home to many…

Kibale National Park, Uganda

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Kibale National Park is a tropical rainforest home to the highest population of chimpanzees in Uganda. A few of these chimpanzee communities have been habituated, meaning they are comfortable and aware of human presence. The Kibale Forest ecosystem attracts several other primate species, including the endangered red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey.  You…

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is the best place in Uganda to track gorillas. A mountainous area in the southwest, the forest is home to roughly half the world’s remaining population of silverback mountain gorillas. Extending over a series of steep ridges, this ancient forest in the Virunga Volcanoes mountain range has been declared a World UNESCO…