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Top 10 Best Uganda National Parks


The top 10 best Uganda national parks are Murchison falls, Kidepo valley, lake mburo, Kibale, Bwindi Impenetrable, Queen Elizabeth national park and many others.

Uganda is favored with an amazing tourist attractions diversely spread all over the national parks and is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa.

National Parks In Uganda

They are 10 national parks in Uganda;

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The main activity attracting thousands of visitors to visit the park often is gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.  Bwindi Impenetrable national park is situated in the South Western of Uganda (The Pearl of Africa) in Kanungu district. The park was crowned the best birding destination in Africa

Animals in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Animals in Bwindi Impenetrable include; golden cat, civet, side-striped jackal, rodents, yellow-backed duiker, clawless otter, bush pigs, giant forest hogs and many more.

Best time to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The driest months which are favorable and best to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are between June and August and again in December through to February. Here the visitors will get an opportunity to view wildlife within the park.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen National Park is commonly known for its tree climbing lions though these kinds of lions aren’t special breed of lions. It is also a home to 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species.

Best time to visit Queen Elizabeth National Park

The best and favorable time to view wildlife within the park are the months of January to February and June to July during the dry season.

Animals in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Most considerable wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park include, Ugandan Kob, hippopotamus, African buffalo, African elephant, waterbuck, topi, giant forest hog, leopard, chimpanzee, warthog, nile crocodile, lion, and spotted hyena.

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison National Park is known to be the largest national Park in Uganda and one of the powerful waterfalls in the world. Every minute, the equivalent of 200 bathtubs full of water is forced through a gorge less than seven pac

Best time to visit Murchison Falls National Park

Throughout the month of December to February there is little rainfall hence considered to be the best and favorable time to visit Murchison Falls National Park.

Animals in Murchison Falls National Park

The most common animals often seen in Murchison falls is waterbucks, oribis, warthog, hartebeests, elephants, bushbucks, Uganda Kobs, hyenas, giraffes, buffaloes, and many more.

Kidepo valley National Park

Kidepo National Park is one of the most scenic tourist destination found in North Eastern Uganda. Visiting Kidepo National Park is an opportuinity for the traveler to come in contact with the tourist attractions like; Mount Morungole, kidepo valley, Kanangorok Hot Spring and so many others.

Best time to visit Kidepo Valley National Park

November, December, January and February are the hottest months but not the peak season of travel apart from September. July and August offer a mixture of dry and wet season with high numbers of travelers to Kidepo valley National Park.

Animals in Kidepo Valley National Park

The tourists willing to visit Kidepo Valley National Park will be able to watch different kinds of animals within the park and these include; Side-backed Jackal, Spotted Hyena, Black-backed Jackal, Eland, Giraffe, Hartebeest, Bush Pigs, Rothschild, Zebra, and the big four include; Lions, Leopards, Elephants and Buffaloes.

Kibale National Park

Kibale National Park is famously known for its population of chimpanzee and a best place for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda destination for chimpanzee trekking. It is situated in the Western part of Uganda in Kabarole district.


Best time to visit Kibale National Park

June to September and December to February are the best seasons to visit Kibale National Park since that is known to be dry season for game viewing. March, May, September, and November are the wet season where wildlife viewing is so impressive with good time for bird watching.

Animals in Kibale National Park

The known carnivores in Kibale National Park include; African golden cats, leopards, servals, mongooses and  mammals include; bushbucks, bush pigs, African buffalo, giant forest hogs, warthogs, red and blue duikers, and sitatungas.

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Rwenzori Mountains National Park is also known as the Mountains of the Moon because of its unique flora and supernatural beauty. It is situated in Western Uganda and comprises the main part of the Rwenzori mountain chain which includes Africa’s third highest peak.

Best time to visit Rwenzori Mountains National Park

The best and favorable time to hike Rwenzori Mountains National Park is from June to August and from December to February.

Animals in Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Animals within Rwenzori Mountains National Park include elephants, monkeys, black and white colobus, Ruwenzori duiker, rwenzori turaco, chimpanzee, hyrax, and rwenzori turaco.

Semuliki National Park

The two hot springs have made the park very famous. The male hot spring is about 12 metres in diameter and called Bintente while the female Nyasimbi. Apart from the hot spring, birds and primates, visitors can also visit the Mungiro Falls. Semuliki National Park is a home to the largest population of Uganda kobs and birds.

Best time to visit Semuliki National Park

The visitors should consider the months of December to February when visiting Semuliki National Park. In the period of the wet seasons, the roads become almost impassable and wildlife viewing is very limited.

Animals in Semuliki National Park

Mammals within Semuliki include elephants, elephants, leopard, buffalos, bush pigs, warthogs, Uganda kops, waterbucks, water chevrotains, Mona monkeys, beer crofts, pygmy squirrel, target rat and collared fruit bat.

Mount Elgon National Park

Mount Elgon is notable for its rich wildlife and spectacular views of the Karamoja plains in Uganda and the Kapeguria hill in Kenya. Mount Elgon is the highest volcanic mountain in East Africa and 8th highest mountain in Africa.

Best time to visit Mount Elgon National Park

The favorable time to visit Mount Elgon National Park is during the month of June, August and December.

Animals in Mount Elgon National Park

Mount Elgon National Park is a habitant to a number of small antelopes and monkeys including black and white colobus as well as blue monkeys.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga National Park is known as the smallest national park in Uganda. It is a habitat to more than half of the world’s population of the endangered mountain gorilla and it is the reason as to why the park was named Mgahinga Gorilla National park

Best time to visit Mgahinga National Park

The best time to visit Mgahinga National park is during the drier seasons that is to say; from the month of June to August and December to January.

Animals in Mgahinga National Park

The park has more than 39 species of mammals and these include; buffalos, bush pigs, leopards, elephants as well as the mountain gorilla that live within the forest and known as the most famous resident in the park.

Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is renowned as the habitat for the wide range of impala though it has a huge population of wildlife ranging from oribi, buffalo, zebra, water buck, eland, hyena, hippo, reed back and a lot of animals.

Best time to visit Lake Mburo National Park

The best time for bird watching at Lake Mburo National Park is during the month of January, February, June and July when the roads are passable and negotiable.

NB; The migratory birds arrive in November and leave by April in Lake Mburo National Park.