Queen Elizabeth although has unspoiled savannah landscape dotted with forests regularly patrolled by resident chimps, it is the famed tree climbing lions that pull the intrepid explorer. It is one of the few places in Africa where when your guide shouts “lion!”, and you look up!
Kampala can be chaotic for first-time visitors, but behind the hustle and bustle, the city has a lot of gems. Going on a guided tour makes it easy to discover what makes Kampala so great. As you visit top destinations like the Kasubi Tombs and National Museum, your guide tells you about Kampala’s history and role as Uganda’s cultural hub.
Easily a 2 day trip as this National Park is very close to Kampala, the Capital city. Lake Mburo National Park, although the smallest Savannah National park in Uganda, still has wildlife to offer such as leopards, the water buck, warthog, monkeys , baboons, 14 lakes, and 315 different species of birds. Recommended for bird lovers and any one looking to experience the Western culture, Igongo cultural center is a stone-throw away where one can watch cultural dances and shows and indulge in the local cuisine.
Situated in the Bwindi impenetrable forest. Mgahinga’s most striking features are its three conical, extinct volcanoes, part of the spectacular Virunga Range that lies along the border region of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda. Mgahinga forms part of the much larger Virunga Conservation Area which includes adjacent parks in these countries. The volcanoes’ slopes contain various ecosystems and are biologically diverse, and their peaks provide a striking backdrop to this gorgeous scenery.
The Rwenzori mountains help to explain why Uganda is called the Pearl of Africa. The landscape here is astonishingly lush and green, like a prehistoric wonderland, with huge and unusual-looking plants. White heather hangs from branches like old men’s beards and dramatic snow-peaked mountains can be glimpsed between the trees. Mount Rwenzori also known as Mountains of the Moon came from Greek explorers trying to locate the source of the Nile. A merchant called Diogenes reported that the source of the Nile came from a group of mountains which the indigenes of the land called Mountains of the moon due to their snow-capped whiteness.
Murchison Falls National park is not only Uganda’s largest National Park but is also the oldest. Formally known as Kabalega Falls is located on the great River Nile between Lake Kyoga and Lake Albert. When you visit the national park; there is a lot more to expect which cannot be exhausted in a single day. This is because it harbors animals and lodges If you love adventure, camping at Murchison falls national park would be a good deal. The park has luxury lodges for accommodation, game drive, boat ride to the falls, hiking the falls, visiting the oil areas, Packwach fishing village, Karuma falls.
It is approximately six to seven hours voyage by road to Queen Elizabeth National park from Kampala-Uganda’s capital city. This means that you have to thoroughly prepare and warm up for the adventurous experience at the park. Queen Elizabeth is the biggest National park and is situated in the South Western region of Uganda covering four districts of Kamwenge, Kasese, Rubirizi and Rukungiri. This National Park occupies an estimated 1,978 square kilometres extending from Lake George in the north-east to Lake Edward in the south-west and includes the Kazinga Channel connecting the two lakes.
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For the big 5, head to Murchison Falls National Park and expect: Big 5 sighting, boat trip to the base of the falls plus a hike to the top of the falls. Transfer to Kibale for chimp trekking. You will be fascinated by the primates population here. Queen Elizabeth National Park makes your next stop where you expect classic big games (including chances of sighting the rare tree-climbing lions) and boat trip on the Kazinga channel. Visit Bwindi for the ultimate gorilla experience. Exit Bwindi for the Airport.