Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s second-largest National Park that is located in southwestern Uganda in the Albertine Rift region. The park offers breathtaking landscapes and rich wildlife and is arguably one of the most beautiful parks in Africa! Established in 1952 as Kazinga National Park, the park was renamed two years later as Queen Elizabeth National Park to commemorate the visit of her royal highness Queen Elizabeth II of England.
Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale Forest National Park was gazetted in 1932 as a forest reserve to protect a large area of forest. After a period of around 61 years, the area was upgraded to the status of a National Park which was officially established in 1993. The park is located in western Uganda in Kabarole district, near Fort Portal town and covers 795 square kilometers of tropical rainforest. It is thus the largest forest National Park in Uganda and is popular for its large volume of diverse primates which include Uganda’s biggest population of Chimpanzees.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park
Bwindi lies in the rugged Kigezi highlands of South Western Uganda, protecting a continuum of forest that ranges from montane to low land areas. It is this altitudinal variation, combined with its location within the Albertine Rift that results in Bwindi impenetrable being the richest forest in East Africa in terms of its trees, butterflies and birds. Bwindi is a home to about 400 Gorillas, which is half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas.
Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park is tainted with a precarious past that is underlined with lots of activities that range from rebel operations, tsetse fly occupation of the vast rangelands to tribal conflicts. The park had been originally gazetted as a controlled hunting ground in 1933.