Queen Elizabeth National Park
The Queen Elizabeth National Park is characterized by Lake Edward in the west and Lake Georg in the east. Both lakes are connected by the Kazinga Canal. Not far away are the Ruwenzori Mountains, which characterize the landscape. Hippopotamuses, pelicans, and African buffaloes, elephants, lions, various antelopes, and more than 600 species of birds are all evidence of the ecological diversity of the national park.
Ruwenzori National Park
The Ruwenzori National Park has still preserved some of its inaccessibility and mysterious fascination. The 120-km long mountain range with glaciers, rivers, moors, lakes and moss-covered forests is one of the most impressive in the world. In the heart, it is the third-highest mountain of Africa – the Margherita Peak (5109m). Those glaciers are the one source of the Nile. The Ruwenzori has the most densely growth area of the earth.
The largest protected area of the country extends over the Murchison Falls National Park. A spectacular waterfall of the Victoria Nile was named for this park, where Nile crocodiles and hippos live. The rare Uganda giraffe and the rare shoehorn stork are a special feature of this animal-rich savanna landscape.
Kibale National Park
The Kibale National Park is known for its habituated chimpanzees. Its rainforests contain, among other things, 13 species of primates among them the Red Colobus as well as a larger stock of elephants. The national park covers 766 km² and is located about 40 km south of Fort Portal.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Since 1994, the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has been part of the World Natural Heritage and protects the habitat of 400 mountain gorillas. That is 50% of the world gorilla population. The national park is between 1160m and 2600m high. On a so-called gorilla-tracking, visitors have the opportunity to visit these threatened, habituated mountain gorillas. Thanks to strictly limited Gorilla Permits, the protection of the gorillas is guaranteed and the remaining habitat of the Gorillas are supported.
Simliki National Park
For its geysirlike springs the Simliki National Park is known in the west of Uganda. It offers an enormously large variety of species, as two large landscapes overlap with their animal world.
Lake Mburo National Park
In the south lies Lake Mburo National Park, whose landscape consists open grassland, acacia forests, marshes and several lakes. A special highlight is a guided walking safaris and horse riding. The hard-to-reach Kidepo Valley National Park in the extreme north-east of Uganda is the jewel for animal watching. Its landscape is dominated by the two valley systems Narus Valley and the Kidepo Valley.