Uganda National Parks and Attractions

Explore unique and diverse Uganda National Parks and UNESCO sites.

There are 10 Uganda national parks, each offering something unique to the next, plus over 60 protected areas and world heritage sites.

Uganda is home to over 350 mammals and 1040 species of birds and it’s breath-taking scenery includes open savannahs, crater lakes to forests, distant volcanoes and even snow-capped mountains.

Enjoy activities like Birding, Gorilla Trekking, Fishing, Adventure sports including white water rafting, and immerse yourself in local customs with our Cultural Tours and experiences.

We have can tailor any tours to take in the areas that appeal to you most, we can advise on which activities you can combine to make the most out of your times tailoring a bespoke trip to suit your exact requirements. We use using local knowledge, insights and exceptional connections to help you have the trip of a lifetime.

Or to discover the best of Uganda national parks, see our scheduled and suggested itineraries.

List of Uganda National Parks

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Make your way through the misty hills in the hope of being in the presence the proud mountain gorilla, of which Bwindi has half the world’s population!

You’re never alone in Bwindi with 120 mammal species, many smaller forest creatures, and 350 bird species ever-present in the park.

  • Trek the stunning Bwindi Impenetrable forest

  • Spend time with families of Mountain Gorillas (over 18s only)

  • Batwa people cultural experience

  • Limited permits available

Watch on as water bursts forth from the Nile and crashes down into ‘the devil’s cauldron’, blanketed by a natural rainbow of light.

Giants patrol the forest. Giraffe’s, lions, buffalos, crocodiles, hippos are some of the huge creatures that will make you feel small.

  • See the powerful Murchison park waterfall

  • Enjoy some challenging fishing spots

  • Take the Kaniyo Pabidi forest trail

  • A chance to see every one of the ‘Big 5’

This is the only place that you’ll be able to see the fig-tree dwelling lions that bask in the shade to get respite from the hot African sun.

There’s no better place to get the classic safari experience when you are surrounded by thousands of big mammals and an incredible 600+ species of birds!

  • Enjoy a traditional safari experience with big game in the Savannah.

  • Explore caves and discover their historic uses in the company of the indigenous bat population.

  • Immerse yourself in the local culture.

  • See lions lazing in the trees.

Be prepared to find two worlds with the starkly different Narus and Kidepo valleys where you can see everything from lions to hot springs.

Namamukweny is a local word that means ‘without birds’ but ironically Namamukweny  valley is one of the premium locations for Birding enthusiasts in all of Uganda’s parks.

  • Visit Uganda’s most secluded and exclusive park.

  • Bathe in Kanangorok hot springs, believed to have healing powers.

  • Enjoy incredible bird-watching in Namamukweny valley

  • Two valleys with different ecosystems; plants and animals.

Get to know the five lakes of Lake Mburo park and become acquainted with the six species of fish that you can catch here, including Tilapia.

Tour the wilderness and find the Impala, an iconic African antelope which can’t be found in any other park in Uganda, or the Eland, one of the largest antelope Uganda has to offer.

  • Enjoy fishing on the five lakes in the park.

  • Experience game drives during the day or night and see the Impala found nowhere else.

  • Observe the salt lick where many big animals come to lick the soil.

  • Nature walks anywhere in the park.

Uganda’s smallest national park holds, perhaps, it’s most valuable treasure; the Mountain Gorilla. The treacherous journey to find them will reward you with an experience you’ll never forget.

Three once-volcanic peaks give Mgahinga a vista like no other; Mt. Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhavura offer views, treks and opportunities.

  • Embellish the tough journey to see Uganda’s mountain gorillas.

  • Hike the three distinct Virunga volcanoes.

  • Visit the endangered golden monkeys and spend time with them.

  • Enjoy the Batwa trail and explore the culture.

Marvel at the mighty ‘Mountains of the Moon’ and all manner of creature, from the bizarre to the majestic, that live in their shadows.

Traverse thick and rich forests to see some of the most spectacular views and scenery in all of Africa in this UNESCO world heritage Eden.

  • See the unique creatures residing on the ‘mountains of the moon’.

  • Hike three of Africa’s highest peaks.

  • Travel to the town of Ruboni to see the Bakonzo tribe.

  • See a number of endangered species in their natural habitat in this Unesco World Heritage site.

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get close to the most diverse group of primates anywhere in Africa, including Chimpanzees.

Take in the ever-changing scenery like rare montane and pre-montane forest, and the ever-changing wildlife that calls it all home.

  • Track Chimpanzees on the Kanyanchu Primate Walk.

  • See a total of 13 primate species available, more than can be seen anywhere else.

  • Visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, home to an incredible amount of bird species.

  • Organise local cultural trips with KAFRED.

Tremble before nature’s voices, a male and female hot spring that can shoot hot water metres into the air.

Journey to see our closest relatives, the Chimpanzee, along with other primates like blue and colobus monkeys and maybe see yourself in their eyes.

  • Take a guided tour of the Bambuti who’ve lived in the forest for thousands of years.

  • Take Chimpanzee treks organised by Indiana University.

  • Witness geysers that project hot waters metres into the air.

  • Enjoy bird-watching in Semliki, home to more bird species than any other park.

Bask in the natural splendor of an extinct volcano and formerly Africa’s highest peak, rich in animals and plant life of all shapes and sizes.

Be blessed with the hospitality of the Budadiri, the Bagisu and the Imbalu tribes who will show you much, from traditional dancing to courting ceremony.

  • Stand at Endebess Bluff, Elgon’s highest peak, for a panoramic view of the park

  • Sport fishing at Sipi for rainbow trout.

  • Visit the Abayudaya Jews, one of the biggest Jewish communities in Africa.

  • Visit the Nyero Rock paintings and caves, made by ancient tribes.

Be treated to a rare glimpse at the most endangered and protected member of the big 5; southern white rhinos, in the 700 hectares of land they are free to patrol.

Take a trip in a time machine to meet the prehistoric shoebill stork, and a whole host of other birds that live in the sanctuary.

  • Travel through a rare refuge of the fascinating southern white rhino.

  • See other animals and creatures in the sanctuary like the rare Shoebill stork.

  • Take night walks for a new experience.

  • Take a birding walk and see over 300 species in the sanctuary.

Kampala is Uganda’s capital and Entebbe, a large town a short 20 miles or so from it. Entebbe International is the point from which you will likely start and end your journey.

There is plenty to see and do in both but you will most likely become well acquainted with Kampala in particular and the city tours, shopping and museums you can visit.

  • Become immersed in the culture at Uganda museum, Kampala.

  • Visit the Craft Market for all manner of curios and trinkets

  • Sample authentic Ugandan cuisine at the local eateries including 2k restaurant

  • Visit Uganda’s parliamentary buildings and watch politics in action!

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