Though a landlocked country in East Africa, Uganda has diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife. Our safaris visiting Uganda take you many fascinating and remarkable places there.
Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a bio-diverse, mountainous area in southwest Uganda. It’s home to many of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, who feed on roots, leaves and fruits from the park’s many tree and fern species and is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary, where restricted numbers of viewing permits help protect the endangered gorilla families. In the park, rough paths weave amid dense forests, which are home to many butterflies and birds.
Murchison Falls National Park sits on the shore of Lake Albert, in northwest Uganda. Best known for its namesake Murchison Falls, a 43m-tall waterfall where the Victoria Nile River surges through a narrow gap over a massive drop, this national park is home to a wide range of wildlife and habitats. Wildlife here includes elephants and hippos, and chimpanzees in the Kaniyo Pabidi mahogany forest. The Lake Albert Delta is home to rare shoebill storks and there are game fish in the cascades of Karuma Falls.
Queen Elizabeth National Park, in southwest Uganda, is well known for its abundant wildlife and geographic diversity. Beside Lake Edward lies the Mweya Peninsula where leopards roam, and nearby Lake Katwe is a huge volcanic explosion crater. Float past hippos and Nile crocodiles by boat on the Kazinga Channel. Chimpanzees inhabit the Kyambura Gorge and trails lead to bat caves in the central Maramagambo Forest while the Ishasha area is home to tree-climbing lions and shoebill storks.