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Semliki National Park – Uganda

Semliki National Park (221 sq km) and the beautiful Semliki wildlife reserve lie on the southern shores of Lake Albert and offers a mosaic of different habitats with some excellent birding opportunities. The Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve (formerly called the Toro Game Reserve) is subtly different and shows affinities with the northern savanna woodland with over 400 bird species and a ... Read More »

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park– uganda

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park sits high in the clouds, at an altitude of between 2,227m and 4,127m with a size of 33.7km2. As its name suggests, it was created to protect the rare mountain gorillas that inhabit its dense forests, and it is also an important habitat for the endangered golden monkey. As well as being important for wildlife, the ... Read More »

Lake Mburo National Park – uganda

Lake Mburo national park (371sq km) is known as the ‘Home for Zebras’. The park’s well developed Acacia woodland harbors a number of wildlife species and it is the best place in the country to see the gigantic eland antelope, as well as topi, impala and several acacia-associated birds. Lake Mburo is the largest of the five lakes found in ... Read More »

kibale national park – uganda

Kibale National Park is home to a vast number of species of birds as well as the greatest variety and concentration of primates found anywhere in East Africa; 13 remarkable primate species, including L’Hoests and red colobus monkeys flourish within the park. Add to this the the fact that the elusive forest elephant move seasonally through the forest and you ... Read More »

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – HOme of Gorillas in uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is best known for its Mountain Gorilla populations and gorilla tracking although, it also offers some of the finest montane forest birding in Africa and is a key destination for any birder doing a Safari to Uganda. Amongst the numerous possibilities are no fewer than 23 of Uganda’s 24 Albertine Rift endemics, including spectacular, globally ... Read More »

Rwenzori Mountains National Park – uganda

The fabled “Mountains of the Moon” lie in Western Uganda along the Congolese border where the snow-covered equatorial peaks rise to a height of 5,109m and the lower slopes are blanketed in moorland and rich montane forest. Most of the park is accessible only to hikers although the magnificent scenery and 19 Albertine Rift endemics would be ample reward for ... Read More »

LAKE BUNYONYI – UGANDA

Lake Bunyonyi (“Place of many little birds”) lies in south western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale close to the border with Rwanda. Located at 1,962 m (6,437 ft) above sea level, it is about 25 km (15.5 mi) long and 7 km (1.35 mi) wide. The depth of the lake is rumored to vary between 44 m (144 ft) and ... Read More »

Queen Elizabeth National Park-Uganda

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular National Park located Southwest, near Kasese with 1,978 sq km. Is certainly one of its most scenic? It stretches from the crater-dotted foothills of the Rwenzori ranges in the north, along the shores of Lake Edward to the remote Ishasha River in the South, incorporating a wide variety of habitats that range ... Read More »

Mt Elgon National Park – Uganda

Mount Elgon is a popular destination for nature lovers providing an exclusive domain for backpackers with numerous birding trails. The extinct volcanic mountain is an important watershed supporting a rich variety of vegetation zones ranging from montane forest to high open moorland studded with the other worldly giant lobelia and groundsel plants. The recent development of the Forest Exploration Center ... Read More »

VOLCANOES CLIMBING IN MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARK

CLIMB Mt. SABINYO – Mt. GAHINGA – Mt. MUHAVURA IN UGANDA   All three volcanoes in this park can be summited. Mt. Sabinyo, at 3,669m, takes about eight hours to cover the 14km round trip, following a steep ridge up to the peak. It takes around six hours to ascend and descend Mt. Gahinga (3,474m), topped by a swamp-filled crater ... Read More »