Bwindi Impenetrable forest
Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest possesses half of the world’s total world mountain gorilla population. And that is for an endangered species. probably more than any other place on earth,  But that is not all. On top of other wild animals, Bwindi boasts over 300 species of birds, over 200 species of butterflies, over 200 species of trees. It is located near Kanungu district and takes between six to eight hours to drive from Kampala. Permits for gorilla tracking can be got from Uganda Wildlife Authority offices in Kampala

Queen Elizabeth National Park
This vast expanse of savannah grassland in South-western Uganda is a habitat to over 95 mammals along with 612 bird species. Its boundaries stretch all the way to the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountain ranges, creating such a fine view of the mountains. The animal range here will not miss the buffalo, elephant, lion, and antelope, among others. Views of rift valley escarpments add even more flavour to an already spiced scenery.
It is easily accessible by public transport, on a five to six hour drive through Mbarara from Kampala. It boundaries span Kasese, Kamwenge, Bushenyi and Rukungiri districts. While at the park, you can also launch trips on the Kazinga channel, track chimpanzees, view birds, and take guided walks through Maragambo Forest. The Equator crosses right through the park. The lakes George and Edward and the interconnecting Kazinga channel are attractions as well. Tree climbing lions also feature in the South of the park.

Murchison Falls National Park
This is arguably, the hottest cake on Uganda’s tourism plate. It is in this park that the magnificent Murchison Falls are found. The falls are a thing of beauty, a mixture of beauty and ferociousness that sees the River Nile plunge down 43 metres, in a narrow seven-metre gap in a rift valley escarpment, splashing against itself in a show of steamy wildness.
But that is not all. The park offers a sanctuary for the giraffe, buffalo, lion, hippopotamus, elephant, lions, buffalo, antelope, crocodile, shoe bill-stork, water buck, the Uganda kob, leopard in a list that simply cannot be exhausted here. It is Uganda’s biggest game park. It’s found in Masindi District, five hours and over 300 kilometres away from Kampala.

The Source of the Nile in Jinja
The source of the world’s longest river is in Jinja. The River Nile and Lake Victoria are so central to life in Jinja. After struggling the ruins of it’s the miscarriage in its industrial growth, the town now has a second lease at life, with tourism offering the new promise, according to a recent report by the East African newspaper. The source of the Nile, the Bujagali falls, the Kalagala falls, among other scenic sites, offer beautiful scenery and ideal spots for holiday and picnics. Bungee jumping, game fishing and white water rafting are other attractions.

Mount Elgon National Park
Apart from the mountain, the dense network of trees that surrounds it offers a habitat to a range of wildlife and offers opportunities for bird-watching and mountain climbing. It is found in the East, in Mbale and Kapchorwa. The Sipi falls, in Kapchorwa district on one side of the mountain, are such a wonder to behold. This is also accessible by public transport and is only about three to four hours away from Kampala.

Rwenzori Mountain Ranges
In Kasese, lying right along the equator is a spot that snows all year round, Mahgerita, the peak of Mountain Rwenzori. Anybody that loves mountain climbing would find the challenge of scaling the heights of Mount Rwenzori a very worthy test of their resolve. But there’s more. The mountain’s slopes are blessed with a unique blend of Moorland and Montane vegetation. Bird watching is also possible at some spots on the ranges.

 

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