Mgahinga national park, golden monkey, gorilla tracking
Queen Elizabeth National Park
From closed canopy mountain rainforest to classic East African open savannah and from huge lakes and wetlands to semi-desert habitats, Uganda's diverse habitats make for a fantastically varied range of national parks, reserves and conservancies with an array of wildlife to match.
Which other African countries can boast gorillas, chimps, elephants, lions and hippos?
Not all parks are easily accessible and some of Uganda's parks are far better developed than others in terms of infrastructure and conservation programmes - but with good reason. These prioritised parks are fast on track to regaining their former glory as some of Africa's most wildlife-prolific and exciting conservation areas.
Queen Elizabeth national park
Uganda's flagship Queen Elizabeth national park is home to the country's largest populations of classic African mammals and Queen Elizabeth national park is considered one of the world's best bird watching destinations (600+ species!). Other highlights Queen Elizabeth national park include chimpanzees, tree-climbing lions and boat cruises on the Kazinga Channel.
Astonishingly, Queen Elizabeth National Park has 610 of Uganda's 1 000+ species of birds - that's over a quarter of Africa's bird species and more than any other park in Africa. Have your binoculars handy.