National Parks

Kidepo Valley National Park is a 1,442 square kilometres (557 sq mi) national park in the Karamoja region in northeast Uganda. Kidepo is rugged savannah, dominated by the 2,750 metres (9,020 ft) Mount Morungole and transected by the Kidepo and Narus rivers. Kidepo Valley National park is located in Kaabong District, in the northeastern corner of Uganda. The park is located approximately 220 kilometers (140 mi), by road northwest of Moroto, the largest town in the sub-region.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a collaborative effort between the Uganda Wildlife Authority, the Uganda Rhino Fund.Ziwa Rhino sanctuary was established in 2005 with the goal of reintroducing the extinct rhinoceros population in Uganda, The long term goal of the sanctuary is to build a sustainable rhinoceros population and relocate rhinos back to their original habitat in Uganda's protected areas. Both the Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) and the White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum), are endemic to Uganda.

Mount Elgon National Park is a national park 140 km North East of Victoria, or precisely found in the eastern part of Uganda around 238km on the main highway through Jinja,Mbale and Kapchorwa.The park covers an area of 1279 km² and is bisected by the border of Kenya and Uganda. The Ugandan part of the park covers 1110 km² while the Kenyan part covers 169 km². The Kenyan part of the park was gazetted in 1968, the Ugandan part in 1992.The park is named after Mount Elgon, an extinct shield volcano on the border of Uganda and Kenya.

The Rwenzori Mountains are located in south western Uganda in Kasese, They were previously called the Ruwenzori Range (the spelling was changed in the 80’s to conform more closely with the local name "Rwenjura"), and sometimes the Mountains of the Moon, is a mountain range in western Uganda,often referred to as Mt.

Queen Elizabeth National Park occupies an estimated 1,978 square kilometres (764 sq mi), it lies in the districts of Kasese District, District. The area of the park extends from Lake George in the northeast to Lake Edward in the southwest, and includes the Kazinga Channel that connects the two lakes. The park is named after Queen Elizabeth II and was established in 1954. The park was later renamed Ruwenzori before it returned to its royal name. QENP is known for its wildlife, although many animals were killed in the Uganda-Tanzania War.

Murchison Falls National Park is located in Masindi District in western Uganda and in Nwoya District in northern Uganda. It is Uganda's largest national park. It measures approximately 3,840 square kilometers (1,480 sq mi). Together with the adjacent Bugungu Wildlife Reserve and the Karuma Wildlife Reserve, the park is part of the 5,308 square kilometers (2,049 sq mi) Murchison Falls Conservation Area (MFCA). The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile from east to west for a distance of about 115 kilometers (71 mi).

Mgahinga is one of two locations in Uganda in which mountain gorillas can be found; the other being Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The park has one habituated gorilla group, although this group sometimes crosses the border into Rwanda, which means Mgahinga is not a reliable spot for viewing gorillas. The park is located in the mountains of Virunga and is contiguous with the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Lake Mburo NP is located along masaka-kampala highway in Mbarara District in the west, about 30 kilometers from Mbarara town which is the largest town in the sub-region.This makes it approximately 240 kilometers by road from Kampala, the capital of Uganda. The park has a variety of animals such as zebras, impala, buffaloes, and over three hundred (300) bird species. At 260 square kilometers (100 sq mi), the park is the smallest of Uganda’s Savannah national parks.

Kibale National Park was created in 1993 to protect a large area of forest that was previously managed as a logged Forest reserve which was gezzeted in 1932.the protects a moist ever green rain forest,it is situated in western Uganda.evergreen rain forest.The park adjoins with Queen Elizabeth National Park and is one of the most important eco-tourism and safari destination, popular for its population of habituated chimpanzees and 12 other species of primates.

This is one of the parks that makes Uganda a popular tourist destination as it boasts of half of the only remaining mountain gorilla population in the is located in southwestern part of Uganda.