3 National parks every Ugandan must visit


Many Ugandans come to Vivid Adventure Safaris looking for travel experiences around the world. They mention exotic places like the Eiffel Tower, the leaning Tower of Pisa, The statue of Liberty and during the conversation, we are itching to ask “How much of Uganda have you seen?”

For most, this question catches them off guard. Just like it has probably caught you off guard. How much of Uganda have you seen? Most probably very little or none at all. You are a Ugandan (like many) who don’t know that we have sights that will blow your mind right here in your own country. So before you run off to France or Italy, here are 3 spectacular national parks you should visit in Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
This park lies in the southwestern part of Uganda just on the edge of the edge of the rift valley. Bwindi national park is covered in one of the country’s oldest and most biologically diverse rain forests; you will see over 400 species of plants, and about 120 species of mammals and other primates. The rain forest is also the home of about 400 mountain gorillas. Bwindi is home to about half the population of the mountain gorillas in the world. And in case you are wondering about accommodation, there is a number of luxury lodges and campsites in the neighboring towns of Buhoma and Nkuringo.

Murchison Falls National Park
You haven’t experienced wild Uganda until you have been to the Murchison Falls National Park. Located on the shore of Lake Albert in northwest Uganda, the park is popularly known for the Murchison falls, where the great river Nile bursts through an 8 meter wide opening and falls over a massive drop. Quite frankly it’s a marvel to behold. The park is also home to 76 species of mammals and 451 birds. It is a place you just have to see for yourself.

Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National park is another area worth seeing. According to Lonely Planet, “Very few reserves in the world can boast such a high biodiversity rating and with landscapes as scenic as the Queen Elizabeth National Park.” The sights at the park include savannah, bushland, wetlands and lush forests. You will get up close with leopards that roam the Mweya Peninsula, the huge volcanic crater that is Lake Katwe, amazing hippos, crocodiles and chimpanzees that live in the Kyambura Gorge. You will also want to check out the bat caves in Maramagambo Forest and the world famous tree climbing lions of Ishasha.

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