Check the best National Parks in Uganda and the top lodges to stay in each National Park with Africa Adventure Safaris. Whereas Uganda has 10 garzetted National Parks, four of them out weigh the others in terms of beautiful views, Wildlife and excellent lodges to stay. These four National Parks are the most visited in Uganda receiving the highest number of travelers on Uganda safaris. Interestingly, each park is unique in its own kind, the sceneries, wildlife, attractions, activities and location among others. The leading national parks in Uganda include:
Murchison Falls National Park
Located in northwestern Uganda, Murchison Falls National park is undeniably the best park in Uganda. The Park ranks as Uganda’s oldest and largest park sheltering a high concentration of wild animals and birds. The mighty Murchison falls in which the Nile river squeezes through a narrow gore dripping 43 meters down into the devils cauldron is a not miss on your Uganda safaris to Murchison Falls National parks. Game viewing, bird watching, community tours, nature walks and a boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison falls are the key travel activities in this beautiful Park. More so, a hike to the top of the falls offers you great views of the water flowing and the entire park with wildlife feeding and resting. You can also trek the endangered chimpanzees in Budongo Forest, a section of Murchison Falls National Park.
The best lodges in Murchison Falls National Park include Nile Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge, Parra Safari Lodge, Sambiya River Lodge, Budongo Eco Lodge and Pakuba Safari Lodge among others. These offer you first class food and sleeping services at affordable rates.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Sheltering the highest population of mountain gorillas in the world, Bwindi Forest National Park is among the top National Parks in Uganda. With 17 habituated gorilla families, Bwindi Forest guarantee availability of gorilla permits which give many travelers chances of trekking the endangered gorillas. The gorilla groups in Bwindi Forest include Mubare Family, Oruzogo Family, Habinyanja group, Rushegura gorilla family, Bitukura gorilla group, Katwe family, Nshongi family, Christmas family, Kyaguliro family, Mishaya group, Nkuringo family, Busingye family and Kahungye family. These gorillas in Bwindi are scattered in the four sectors of Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga, which make up Bwindi Forest. Mountain gorilla trekking is the key activity in Bwindi Forest National Park, which attract a high number of travelers to this park. Interestingly, seeing gorillas in Bwindi Forest is much cheaper at $700 compared to the neighboring Rwanda where a single permit costs $1500. Most travelers choose Bwindi Forest over other gorilla destinations due to the affordable rates. Besides gorilla safaris, other activities in Bwindi forest include community visits, bird watching and nature/forest walks.
The top lodges in Bwindi Forest include Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge located at the highest Nkuringo hill over looking the Virunga volcanoes, Bwindi Forest Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Gorilla Safari Lodge, Mahogany Springs Lodge and Ichumbi Lodge among others. These lodges offer budget, midrange and luxury services to ensure your safe and comfortable stay.
Kidepo Valley Lodge
Explore the least visited Kidepo Valley National park in northeastern Uganda in the borders of Kenya and South Sudan. Kidepo Valley has been ranked as the most beautiful National park in Uganda offering the off beaten kind of wildlife experience to travelers. The dotted acacia trees, forests, savannahs and swamps in Kidepo Valley Park favor the habitation of numerous birds and wild animals. Game drives, scenic viewing, nature walks, camping, rock hiking and community tours are the most done travel activities in Kidepo Valley National park. The animals to see in Kidepo Valley Park include Elephants, Zebras, Buffalos, Giraffes, Cheetahs, Bushbucks, Warthogs, Bat eared fox, Caracal, Leopards, Lions, Black backed jackals and Uganda Kobs among others. Also visit the ancient Kanangorok hot springs on your trip in Kidepo Valley Park for a great experience.
Lodges in Kidepo Valley National park include Apoka Safari Lodge, Kidepo Savannah Lodge and Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp. Both Lodges serve excellent food and sleeping service plus other room services at all times.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
With its vast savannahs, forests, swamps and crater lakes, Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s second largest and popular national park you should not miss out. Guided game drives through the park offers you great views of numerous wild animals which include four of the big five, Elephants, Lions Leopards, Buffaloes, Hippos, Uganda kobs, Impalas and Topis among others. Drive to Ishasha to the famous tree-climbing lions seen resting up in the acacia and fig trees. Discover various crater lakes in Queen Elizabeth National Park such as Katwe salt lake, Bunyampaka Lake, Lake Munyanyange, Bunyarugulu crater lakes and Ndali Kasenda Crater. Still in Queen Elizabeth national Park, go for chimpanzee trekking in the under ground Kyambura gorge which is home to over 50 habituated chimpanzees. More so, enjoy a boat cruise at Kazinga Channel, which connects Lakes Edward and George. The banks of Kazinga channel shelter numerous birds and wild animals, which awaits you.
The best Lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park include Mweya Safari Lodge, Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Elephant Plains Lodge, Engazi Lodge, Katara Lodge, Pak View Lodge and Simba Safari Lodge
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