While the cultural diversity and effortless warmth of Ugandan people is remarked upon by all who visit the country, most itineraries revolve around the protected areas which cover more than 10% of the country. The 10 National Parks and 17 Wildlife Reserves are found all around the country and vary from the awesome vast expanses of savannah, teeming with antelope, buffalo, elephant, giraffe, zebra, forest hogs and big cats to the beauty of tropical rainforests, home to the largest number of primates species found anywhere in the world, and atmospheric lakes and rivers heaving with hippos, crocodiles and birds.
As yet untouched by mass tourism, Uganda’s parks are ideal retreats for the discerning eco-tourist. Uganda is the world’s premier primate viewing destination, home to half of the world’s mountain gorillas, large populations of chimpanzees and a dazzling variety of monkeys. For bird lovers, Uganda is practically peerless: it is the only African country that has a record of more than 1000 bird species. Each park offers a memorable experience!
Source: Uganda Wildlife Authority