This is Uganda’s largest national park and named after the rushing Murchison Falls. This is where the White Nile tumbles through a 10m gap in rock to plunge 43m down below. Located in the northwest of Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park’s 3 840 km² is cut in half by the mighty White Nile. The landscape is magnificent and ranges from riparian rainforest to swamps and savannah. Here live elephant, lion, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, patas monkeys and Uganda’s national antelope: Kob. Birding is exceptional here with over 450 species, including the rare shoebill stork. Chimps can also be tracked in nearby Budongo and Kanyiyo Pabidi
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MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Lying in southwest Uganda in the shadow of the Ruwenzori mountains, Queen Elizabeth National Park is flanked by Lakes Edward and George. It’s one of the most popular and scenic parks in Uganda with a wide range of habitats, from savannah and wetlands to rainforest and crater lakes. The 1978km² park is home of over 90 species of mammal, including hippos, elephants, buffalo and tree-climbing lions. Primates here include chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, and black and white
KIDEPO NATIONAL PARK
Located in the rugged, semi-arid valleys on the northern border of Uganda with the Sudan and Kenya, Kidepo is depicted by savannah and is Uganda’s most remote national park. There are over 475 bird species, along with very diverse flora, and many of its inhabitants – such as wild dog, striped hyena, pygmy falcon and Egyptian vulture – are not found anywhere else in Uganda.
BWINDI FOREST AND MGAHINGA NATIONAL PARKS
Also on the Ugandan side of the Virungas, Mgahinga is a small park of afro-montane forest which is home to endangered mountain gorillas.It’s important to know that accessing Bwindi from Kigali, Rwanda, is both quicker and cheaper. The roadtrip is 4.5 hours compared to a 10-hour drive from Kampala to Bwindi.
KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
In western Uganda, Kibale National Park is the most accessible of Uganda’s rainforests and has the greatest variety and concentration of primates in East Africa – 13 species in all, including Red Colobus monkeys. The main attraction here, however, is tracking habituated chimps, but botanists and butterfly lovers will also be captivated. At 776 km² and lying between 1 110m – 1 590m, Kibale has excellent birdwatching too, with over 335 species.</p></p>