Commonly visited National Parks in Uganda: Uganda is a diverse and culturally rich country located in East Africa commonly referred to as the Pearl of Africa by Winston Churchill aside from that the country is as well known for its stunning landscapes, Hence Ranking among the top visited countries in East Africa.

Commonly visited National Parks in Uganda

Uganda is ranked top best due to the fact that the country is filled with numerous attractions that make it a super safari point in East Africa, for example; Uganda has many different cultures and tribes and, in this case, there are different ways of lifestyle and speaking different languages which is interesting to witness.

Uganda is also surrounded by stunning water bodies such as; Lake Victoria Lake Katwe River Nile, lake Albert, Lake Kyoga among others, and beautiful landscapes, Uganda has the best gems for a safari while on a wild safari, Uganda is known to have around 10 national parks and 12 game drives all unique and filled with attractive features to witness.

These national parks are all managed by a government agency program, which is known as the “Uganda Wildlife Authority” whose role is to conserve and protect all these national parks from dangerous activities like poaching.

The fact is national parks in Uganda are fun to visit and there are many but there are those that are ranked as the most commonly visited and in this article, we are going to know more about them as we also get to know about the attractions in them and are these below.

Commonly visited National parks in the country.

Murchison Falls National Park.

Murchison Falls National Park is the largest national park in Uganda covering a total surface area of about 3900 square kilometers located in Masindi district and is considered to be among the top visited parks in Uganda.

Murchison Falls National Park is home to over 450 bird species and 76 mammal species such as; lions, Nile crocodiles, African Elephants, leopards, chimpanzees, giraffes, hippos, bushbucks, hyenas and many others.

visiting Murchison Falls National Park gives tourists chances to explore the park by engaging in many exciting safari activities as they get to view the numerous attractions in the park as well as create good and remarkable memories, these activities include; game drives, hiking to the top of the falls, Rhino tracking, bird watching, Wildlife viewing, guided nature walks and many others.

Commonly visited National Parks in Uganda
Boat Cruise in murchison Falls

Queen Elizabeth National Park.

country covering a total surface area of about 1980 square kilometers and it is located in the western region of Uganda’s Kasese district, Queen Elizabeth National Park is the second largest national park in the country.

Queen Elizabeth National Park was given the honor of being named after the Queen of England after her visit to the national park, Queen Elizabeth National Park was established as a national park in 1954.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is ranked to be the most highly sighted national park in Uganda and this is because it is the only place where tourists can be able to sightsee the tree-climbing lions usually spotted roaming within the savannah plains in the Ishasha sector.

The national park is also home to over 95 mammal species such as; baboons, Nile crocodiles, zebras, antelopes, giraffes, leopards, Nile monitor lizards, and many others. Plus, also it is a great birding destination for bird lovers to visit because it harbors around 600 bird species.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

home to over 800 endangered mountain gorilla species, 350 bird species, 120 mammal species like; hippos, antelopes, and buffaloes among others and also 400 plant species, Bwindi impenetrable national park is located in the Southwestern region of Uganda in the Kanungu district covers a total surface area of about 331 square kilometers.

The national park is ranked among the top visited national parks in the country because it is the best destination for gorilla trekking safaris due to the fact that it has the largest number of Mountain gorilla species in the whole world hence attracting many people to visit the park.

exploring around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park gives great opportunities to participate in several interesting activities such as; guided nature walks, gorilla trekking, gorilla habituation, bird watching, biking, and visiting the Batwa trail experience among others.

The above-mentioned are considered the top visited parks in the country despite the fact that there are many other parks that tourists can visit while on a safari in Uganda and these include; Kidepo Valley National Park, Semuliki National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Rwenzori Mountains national park, Kibale national park and many others.

Accommodations at the national parks

The national park offers tourists comfortable accommodation facilities where they can have their stay, these lodging facilities are put in different ranges and classes such as; budget, mid-range and luxury.

lodging facilities include; Silverback Lodge, Gorilla safari lodge, Buhoma community camp, Nkuringo Gorilla mist camp, Gorilla resort, Gorilla safari lodge, Sanctuary gorilla forest camp, Chobe safari lodge, Paraa safari lodge, Yebo safari camp, Murchison safari lodge, Sambiya river lodge among others.

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