MURCHISION FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Uganda's largest national park protects a portion of wild African savannah separated by the impressive river Nile.It is named for the magnificent Murchison Falls, where the world's longest river burst out ferociously through a narrow gap in the Rift Valley escarpment to fall into a frothing pool 43m below.
This park protects intense populations of lion, elephant, buffalo, and Uganda kob together with the localized Rothschild’s giraffe and patas monkey.
Massive concentrations of hippos and birds can be observed from the launch trips along the Nile below the fabulous waterfalls for which the park is named.
Location: North Western part of Uganda, 90kms from Masindi.Size:3840 sq Kms What to see: Giraffe, Lions, Antelope, Elephant, Uganda kob, Leopard, Buffaloes, Hartebeest, Oribis, Chimpanzees, and birds like the rare Shoebill.Getting there: By road: from Kampala through Masindi (via Kichumbanyobo gate), Paraa is a 4 and a half hours drive, 2 hours on tarmac and 2 and half hours on Murram roads.
Queen Elizabeth national park encompasses a wide range of habitats ranging from savanna and wetlands to riverine and low land forest.
The area is dominantly covered with water and 250 square kilometers of Lake Shores. Lake George, Lake Edward, The Kazinga Channels, Ishasha River and a series of crater lakes provide a rich habitat for both mammal and birds offering a brilliant wildlife viewing opportunities to visitors.
Added to all this is the beautiful scenic spectacular panorama and terrain. Sir Andrew Cohen was wrote about it that; “the grandest view I have ever seen, looking north from Ankole escarpment, with lakes Edward and George and the Kazinga Channel in the foreground and the whole snow capped range of the Rwenzori as a backdrop.”
The park has 10 primate species, including chimpanzee, black and white colobus monkeys, olive baboons, red tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys. The park also has predators like lion, leopard, spotted hyena, side stripped jackal and also numerous antelope like bush back, water buck, oribi, topi, the shy and semi aquatic sitatunga and four species of duiker. Mammals in this park include; buffalo, elephant, hippo, mangoose.
Kidepo Valley National Park
In the far northeast, the remote, wild and little-visited Kidepo Valley National Park provides refuge to a long list of dry-country species not found elsewhere in the country, including cheetah and greater kudu, while its perennial waters attract large numbers of elephant and thousand-strong buffalo herds, especially during the dry season.
This park boast of the best scenery of all the East African parks. The park consists of sensational mountain and savannah landscapes. It is quiet and serene. It is located in the north eastern Ugandan corner bordering with Kenya and Sudan.
Animals to be seen here include: leopard, kudu, zebra, buffalo, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, oryx, bush baby, lions, kobs, and much more
with its sensational landscape, this park is not to be missed. Wildlife Safaris in Kidepo National Park-antelope.
Isolated from the Ugandan mainstream by the harsh plains north of Mount Elgon, Kidepo is one of Africa's last great wilderness areas, a tract of rugged savannah dominated by the 2,750m mount Morungole and transected by the Kidepo and Narus Rivers. Perennial water makes Kidepo an oasis in the semi-desert, reflected in its 86 mammal species,28 of which are nowhere else in Uganda and almost 500 birds. Predators are available. There is opportunity to see not only lion, cheetah and leopard, but also the delightful bat-eared fox and insectivorous hyena-like aardwolf with a long list of dry country antelopes including the regal greater kudu and beisa oryx. While the game viewing can be excellent, it is the thrilling sense of supreme isolation that distinguishes this rare slice of wild Africa, as yet undiscovered by the mass safari makers.
Activities include rewarding game drives, foot safaris across the Narus Valley and enjoying the isolated wilderness. Look out for the Karamojong people with their traditional pastoralists with few cultural affiliations to other East African groups.
Bwindi Impenetrable forest National park
The ancient rainforest is the home of roughly half of the world's mountain gorillas. Renowned for gorilla tours, this park is the most visited park in Uganda. Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of the gentle giants on a gorilla tour is surely the most exciting wildlife encounter in Africa. This national park has 90 mammal species including 11 primates, and the prominent black and white colobus, with its lovely flowing white tail.The forest birding ranks best in Uganda with 23 highly localized Albertine Rift endemic present. The activities include Gorilla tracking as the main attraction and permits must be booked in advance. Also available are guided forest walks, one popular trail leads to a pretty waterfall and others focus on birding and monkey viewing.Of Uganda’s forested reserves, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is best known for its superb gorilla tracking, but it also provides refuge to elephant, chimpanzee, monkeys and various small antelope, as well as 23 bird species restricted to the Albertine Rift.
Wild Safari Packages
1 Day Rafting in Uganda
1 Day Kampala City Tour
2 Days Jinja City Tour
3 Day Ngamba Chimps
3 Days Lake Mburo Tour
3 Days Gorilla Safari
3 Days Tour Queen Elizabeth
3 Days Mount Elgon Hike
3 Days Tour Semliki Park
3 Days Murchision Falls National Park