How Many National Parks Are In Western Uganda? Uganda the pearl of Africa is well known to be a perfect country one could ever choose to travel to while on the adventurous safari in Africa because it there are around 10 national parks and 12 wildlife reserves where tourists can visit. And some of these are situated within the western region of the country and each of the parks offers a unique and diverse experience of nature and wildlife enthusiasts to the individuals exploring. More so, these game parks collectively contribute a lot towards the tourism industry of Uganda and the conservation of Uganda’s rich biodiversity hence offering great opportunities for ecotourism and the adventure in each region. Therefore, in the essay below, there is a list of some of these game parks which include;
Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Queen Elizabeth national park is located in the western region of Uganda spanning over districts like; Kasese, Kamwenge, Rukungiri and Bushenyi. And accessing this park from the southwest of Kampala which is known to be the capital city of Uganda always covers about a distance of about 376 kilometers (234 miles). More so, Queen Elizabeth national park is known to be one the top and commonly visited national parks in the country which is famously known as the only destination where to find the unique tree climbing lions and it is also ranked to be the second largest national park after Murchison falls national park covering a total surface area of about 1,978 square kilometers. this national park has several tourist attractions which lead many people to travel from all over different parts of the world to see and some of these include; Rwenzori mountains, the Kazinga channel, and it is being surrounded by stunning landscapes and savannah plains, dense forests which all act as good natural habitats to many wildlife species such as; lions, elephants, hippos among other. Queen Elizabeth national park is seen as a birders paradise because it hosts over 600 species of birds.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Bwindi Impenetrable national park is located in the southwestern region of Uganda in Kanungu district covering a total surface area of about 331 square kilometers and it stands at an elevated area which ranges between from 1,160 meters to 2,607 meters. More so, Bwindi Impenetrable national park is one of the only handful parks in the country where tourists can visit to mountain gorillas due to the fact it hosts around 800 endangered mountain gorilla species.
Mgahinga Gorilla National park.
Mgahinga Gorilla national park is situated in the southwestern part of Uganda and it is known to be among the smallest national parks in the country which covers a total surface area of about 33,7 square kilometers. Mgahinga national park is part of the famous Virunga conservation Area. More so, this national park stands on an elevated area with an altitude which ranges between 2,227 meters and 4,127 meters above the sea level. Mgahinga national park was established with the main purpose of protecting the rare mountain gorillas due to the fact that it is surrounded with a dense forest which acts as a good natural habitat to the species and it is also famously known for its endangered golden monkeys.
Rwenzori mountains National park.
Rwenzori Mountains national park is also found within the western region of Uganda and it covers a total surface area of about 996 square kilometers . Rwenzori mountains national park is a UNESCO World Heritage site which is famously known for its dramatic landscapes including the snow-capped peaks and the stunning glacial valleys. More so, exploring around this national park offers tourists with opportunities to trek to the Mountain of the Moon.
Kibale National Park.
Kibale national park is located located in the western region of Uganda covering a total surface area of 766 square kilometers(296 miles) stretching through districts like; Kabarole, Kamwenge, Kyenjojo and Kasese district. more so, it is situated in a distance of about 26 kilometers from the Southeast of Fort portal city and it is famously known as a perfect destination for chimpanzee trekking and bird watching safaris.
Lake Mburo National park.
Lake Mburo national park is one of the smallest savannah national parks in Uganda which covers a total surface area of about 370 square kilometers. more so, it is dominated by picturesque landscapes which are surrounded by rolling hills, acacia woodlands, and series of fresh waterbodies such as; lakes which all act as good natural habitats to many wildlife species such as; zebras, buffalos, impalas and many others.
Semuliki National Park.
Semuliki national park is located in the western region situated near the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Situated in an area covering a total surface area of about 220 square kilometers and it is commonly visited because of its bird species due to the fact that this park is considered as a haven for bird enthusiasts and wildlife species. and it has unique features which act as tourist attractions such as; hot springs and the unique tropical rainforests.
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