UGANDA ~ ...Home to half the world’s mountain gorillas ...
Uganda is one of the best safari destinations in Africa, the home to half the world’s mountain gorillas as well as the source of the Nile. Uganda is also known as ‘The Pearl of Africa’ named by Winston Churchill upon having explored & journeyed through its enchanting lands…
A small slice of heaven can be found in Uganda including the untamed wildlife of the Big 5,
amazing landscapes & the famous lake Victoria, shared with Kenya & Tanzania…Check out these
Population: 37.58 million
Currency: Ugandan shilling
Official languages: English, Swahili
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Situated in south-western Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley, a swathe of 331 kilometers of steep mountains covered in dense, misty jungle lies the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & is one of Africa’s most ancient habitats accessible only on foot.
Its landscapes are rugged with narrow valleys met by rivers and towering hills thriving with about 340 Bwindi gorillas, which make up almost half of the world’s mountain gorillas. The park is also sanctuary to monkeys, chimpanzees & basking baboons…Living among-st them are diverse species of other mammals such as elephants & antelopes, hundreds of various birds & colorful butterflies, numerous varieties of frogs, chameleons & geckos surrounded by over 1000 flowering plants in a forest of thick trees & ferns…
The Bwindi Impenetrable forest is famous for up close and personal encounters & sightings with its numerous mountain 'gorillas in the mist'...
Amboseli National Reserve
MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is the location of the Murchison Falls (also known as Kabalega Falls). It is situated in north-western Uganda & is its largest park. The Murchison Falls Conservation Area is comprised of Murchison Falls National Park, the Bugungu & Karuma Wildlife Reserves.
It is a powerful waterfall found along the great Nile where the waters flow through a narrow gorge just 7 meters wide before cascading 43 meters down creating breathtaking rainbows & thunderous sounds.
The falls which eventually becomes a docile river flows from the vast Lake Victoria to the deep Lake Kyoga and onward to the northern tip of Lake Albert; its banks besieged with hippos and Uganda’s largest crocodile population, water-bucks and buffaloes.
Wildlife includes the ‘Big Five’, lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, chimpanzees, and more as well as 450 bird species.
The park is recognized as one of the best National parks in Uganda…
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is in the Western Region of Uganda occupying around 1978 square kilometers extending from Lake George in the north-east to Lake Edward in the south-west which are connected by the Kazinga Channel whose banks are lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants…
Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, Queen Elizabeth National Park is justifiably one of Uganda’s most popular tourist destinations where wildlife roam, including Cape buffaloes, hippopotamus, crocodiles, elephants, leopards & tree-climbing lions lounging about…
It is an area of grand diversity jeweled with glistening lakes, spacious grasslands & fertile wetlands, tropical forests, volcanic structures & enormous deep craters…
The park is a sanctuary habitat for classic big game, several primate species including chimpanzees and hundreds of bird species.
Kibale National Park
Kibale National Park is situated in southern Uganda within half a day’s drive of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, boasting one of the prettiest moist evergreen rain-forests in its country. Populations of elephants travel between the Kibale and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The park offers a varied landscape scattered by patches of grassland and swamp & is a popular safari destination for its population of adapted chimpanzees and has one of the highest diversity and concentration of primates in Africa.
Kibale is home to 70 mammal species, 13 species of primates & over 300 hundred bird species including the African grey parrot…
Kidepo Valley National Park
In the Karamoja region of north-east Uganda lies 1442 square kilometers of rugged Savannah, divided by the Kidepo & Narus rivers which make up the Kidepo Valley National Park & is considered a magnificent prime game viewing location classified amid Africa’s unsurpassed wildernesses…
Crowned by Mount Morungole, the park is situated between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, about 700 km from Kampala, Uganda’s Capitol.
ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Located approximately 180 kilometers north of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a collaborative effort towards the restoration of Uganda's rhinoceros’ population by breeding them in a secure space, protected from human and non-human predators where they are gradually re-introduced into Uganda's national parks. The Rhino’s are safe-guarded by approximately 80 park rangers keeping a 24-hour watch over them to ensure their safety & protection.
The sanctuary is home to at least 40 mammal and reptilian species including monkey, antelope, hippopotamus, crocodile and numerous bird species…
Uganda Page References:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bwindi_Impenetrable_National_Park / http://www.ugandawildlife.org/explore-our-parks/parks-by-name-a-z/bwindi-impenetrable-national-park / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murchison_Falls_National_Park / http://www.murchisonfallsnationalpark.com / http://www.ugandawildlife.org/explore-our-parks/parks-by-name-a-z/murchison-falls-national-park /http://www.murchisonfallsnationalpark.com / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murchison_Falls_National_Park / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Elizabeth_National_Park / http://www.ugandawildlife.org/explore-our-parks/parks-by-name-a-z/queen-elizabeth-national-park / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kibale_National_Park / http://www.ugandawildlife.org/explore-our-parks/parks-by-name-a-z/kibale-national-park / http://www.ugandawildlife.org/explore-our-parks/parks-by-name-a-z/kidepo-valley-national-park / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziwa_Rhino_Sanctuary / http://www.rhinofund.org/about-ziwa-rhino-sanctuary