Safari Parks in Uganda
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
This park is known primarily for Gorilla Trekking. This trek is truly something you must experience at least once in your lifetime. The scenery itself is spectacular –the rainforest is completely blanketed by trees creating its own diverse ecosystem. This park also houses the famous “silverback mountain gorilla.” About 140 of these primates live and raise their families in this forest; only recently has it become possible to get close to them. This process has taken years of anti-poaching efforts and familiarization with their human cousins. You will sometimes trek for hours to find them, but when you do come across a family swinging from the trees or just lazing around, you will be able to carefully interact with them. With a few respectful and quiet gestures, for example, the dominant male Gorilla may allow you to sit silently and observe it for over an hour…. This is truly a dream come true.
To keep these parks preserved and safe, this trip comes at a higher cost. Gorilla permits can run upwards of $500, determined by the Ugandan government.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Being Uganda’s most popular tourist destination, this park hosts some amazing lakes, fertile wetlands and sprawling savannah that make it a perfect destination for big game, six hundred bird species, primates and chimpanzees that can be tracked.
In the backdrop of the Rwenzori mountains are the dozens of craters which allow panoramic views of the Kazinga channel with banks lined Hippo’s, Buffalo and Elephant. This is a great place to see the tree-climbing lions as well.
Within the Queen Elizabeth National Park there are many local communities living, which is a great chance to meet and learn about the culture and participate in local African dance. The governments continued conservation of this park has also benefited these communities.
Kibale Forest National Park
This park is highly regarded as the best place in Uganda for Chimpanzee tracking, and also holds close to 12 other primate species making it a primate lovers paradise.
Containing some of the most amazing rainforest tracts in Uganda, Kibale forest joins Queen Elizabeth national park to the south to create a 200km corridor for wildlife.