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Rwenzori mountains national park
This park is situated in southwest Uganda in the Rwenzori Mountains. This UNESCO world heritage site is popular for its amazing plant life that is dotted with many small lakes, glaciers and waterfalls. In the recent past, eco-tourism has been rapidly increasing in the park.
Murchison falls national park
Also known as Kabarega national park, it is found in the north western part of Uganda. Despite the fact that for long the park has suffered at the hands of poachers, it has amazing wildlife and is home to four of the big fives; Elephants, buffalos, leopards and lions. Rhinos became extinct in this park during the 60s and 70s however these are being bred to be reintroduced in the park. You will find other animals present say antelopes, Oribi, Hartebeest, giraffes, African safari Kob and hippopotamus.
This is the burial site of 4 of the cultural leaders of Buganda. These tombs are a centre for cultural history and the kingdom has done their best to preserve their culture despite destruction in 2010. Enthusiasts for history and culture will enjoy it here.
This is Africa’s largest lake, world’s largest tropical lake 70,000sqkm and also the source of Africa’s longest river; River Nile. It is second to North America’s Lake Superior as the world’s largest fresh water lake. Although the lake falls in the territory of 3 countries, nearly 45% of its area is under the control of Uganda making it a tourist magnet.
Ssese islands are a collection of eighty four islands in Lake Victoria located in the north-western side of Lake Victoria. The islands are divided into two visible groups namely Bugala and Koome group. Tourism has and is rapidly growing on these islands as more infrastructures are being developed.
Lake Mburo national park
Located in Kiruhura district in the western part of the country, the park is home to over 300 species of birds and a vast variety of animals such as buffalos, zebras and Impala.
Queen Elizabeth national park
This is one of the most visited national parks in Uganda. It covers an area of 1,978 sqkm in the western part of the country. It also spreads into 4 districts; Rukungiri, Bushenyo, Kasese and Kamwenge. It derived its named from Queen Eizabeth II OF England who officially opened it to tourists in 1954. The park harbours more than 500 species of birds and 95 different species of mammals.