Wildlife in Uganda’s National Parks

Wildlife in Uganda’s National Parks

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Uganda, the “Pearl of Africa”, has ten national parks displaying the best of Africa’s scenery and wildlife.  Uganda is home to some of Africa’s most spectacular scenery. It is world famous for being the home of half of the worlds mountain gorilla population. It also boasts peaceful national parks, Africa’s highest mountain range, the Rwenzori Mountains, Murchison Falls, one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world, and Kibale Forest, which has the highest density of primates anywhere in the world.

Uganda is home to the Big Five. With huge herds of buffaloes and elephants, well-camouflaged leopards and sizable population of lions. The parks are also home for giraffes.

The Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most visited national park in Uganda. With an astonishing 5000 hippos, 2500 elephants and over 10,000 buffalo thriving in its grasslands and shorelines. Queen guarantees sightings of some of Africa’s most iconic species. Hearing the elephants’ calls reverberate around Queen’s crater-filled valleys is a magical experience.

The parks ecosystem includes forest iwith remarkably rich in primates including the chimpanzee, baboon,grey-cheeked mangabey, black-and-white colobus, Central African red colobus, blue, red-tailed, de Brazza’s, vervet, and Dent’s mona monkeys. Nocturnal primates include the potto and bushbaby.