Uganda National parks range from savanna, forest and sub-savanna. Uganda has a total number of ten (10) national parks, of which some of them are savanna national park and others are forest national parks. They harbor a big number of animals and flora, where many visitors are attracted to come and feel the nature on their safaris.
Uganda national parks are visited anytime of the year as long as one books a trip with a good tour agency that has got professional tour guides. These tour guides got the knowledge to guide you, and take you to the most thrilling destinations where you will always feel the fresh and engaging moments.
MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Murchison Falls National Park sits on the shore of Lake Albert, in northwest Uganda. It’s known for Murchison Falls, where the Victoria Nile River surges through a narrow gap over a massive drop. Park wildlife includes elephants and hippos, and there are chimpanzees in the Kaniyo Pabidi mahogany forest. The Lake Albert Delta is home to rare shoebill storks. There are game fish in the cascades of Karuma Falls. Murchison falls national park is one of Uganda national parks, and the largest park covering and area of 3840 km squared. Its a home of a number of flora nd fauna, where if lucky you will be able to see the 4/5 of the big five mammals. And these include LIONS, LEOPARDS, ELEPHANTS, BUFALLOES, and if combined with Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, you will be able to as well se the RHINOS.
QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK;
Queen Elizabeth national park is Uganda’s second largest national park located in western Uganda in Kasese district. It was formed as a national park in year 1952 and named as Kazinga channel national park. In year 1954, the Queen of England, visited Uganda and she made it up to the was called Kazinga Channel National Park, and due to her visit, the park was renamed as Queen Elizabeth National Park just to commemorate her visit to Uganda. Queen Elizabeth national park is located in western Uganda and its majorly divided into two main sections where there is Northern sector and Southern sector,
Northern sector is mainly known for kasenyi plains where we find a big number of antelopes, and these attract predators to come and hunt them for food. You would really like to enjoy seeing these predators hunting, Good! Other animals that can be seen here are Elephants, Hippos, Buffaloes hynas, and many otters. In the northern sector of the park, you can find Kazinga channel that connects Lake Edward and Lake George. A boat cruise here allows you to encounter a lot of animals like Hippos, Elephants as they drink water, crocodiles and many others. Southern Sector of the park is most popular for the Tree climbing Lions, which is not found in any other place a part from Tanzania. And they are found in Ishasha.
KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
Kibale National Park is a national park in Western Uganda, protecting moist evergreen rain forest. It is 766 square kilometers in size and is located between 1,100 meters to 1,600 meters in elevation. Despite encompassing primarily moist evergreen forest, it contains a diverse array of landscapes. The park is a home for a big number of chimpanzees, and these are tracked everyday on a cost of a only $200 per tracking permit, for foreigners. One could also combine Kibale Forest National Park with any other destination like queen Elizabeth national park, and others.
KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Kidepo Valley National Park is a 1,442 square kilometers national park in the Karamoja region in northeast Uganda. Kidepo is rugged savannah, dominated by the 2,750 meters Mount Morungole and transected by the Kidepo and Narus rivers. Kidepo Valley National Park is Uganda’s most isolated national park though with much to see including the beautiful animals like lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Cheetahs, Ostriches and many others.
SEMULIKI NATIONAL PARK
Semuliki National Park sprawls across the floor of the Semliki Valley on the remote, western side of the Rwenzori. The park is dominated by the easternmost extension of the great Ituri Forest of the Congo Basin. This is one of Africa’s most ancient and bio-diverse forests; one of the few to survive the last ice age, 12-18,000 years ago.
The Semliki Valley contains numerous features associated with central rather than eastern Africa. Thatched huts are shaded by West African oil palms; the Semliki River (which forms the international boundary) is a miniature version of the Congo River, the forest is home to numerous Central African wildlife species, and the local population includes a Batwa pygmy community that originated from the Ituri. As a result, this park provides a taste of Central Africa without having to leave Uganda.
While Semuliki’s species have been accumulating for over 25,000 years, the park contains evidence of even older processes. Hot springs bubble up from the depths to demonstrate the powerful subterranean forces that have been shaping the rift valley during the last 14 million years.
MOUNT ELGON NATIONAL PARK
To be continued!…………………….
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