Uganda is gifted with 10 national parks situated in different parks of the country. Below is a comprehensive list is all the Uganda national parks, where they are located and what wildlife is found in the parks.
Mgahinga National park is located southwest of Uganda in Kisoro district, among the Virunga volcanic mountain chain. The park lies along the northern slopes of Mt. Gahinga, Mt. Sabyinyo and Mt. Muhabura all of which are part of the six Virunga mountain chain marking the southern limit of the Albertine rift valley belonging to 3 countries that is the DR congo, Uganda and Rwanda.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Murchison falls national park, the largest park in Uganda, is named after the Murchison falls where the mighty river Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and flows down to become a placid river whose banks are decorated by herds of hippos, buffaloes, crocodiles, and water bucks among others.
With an area of about 760sq km of lush tropical rainforest and a fascinating diversity of mammals and birds, Kibale Forest National Park (KFNP) is well known as a home to the closest living relative (98% DNA) to human beings, the endangered Chimpanzee. The park is also a natural habitat to the rare L’Hoest monkey, and the threatened Colobus monkey. Kibale national park boasts of the highest primates density in the whole of Africa which makes a total of 13 species including the black and white colobus, grey-cheeked mangabeys, red-tailed monkey.
Designated as a Biosphere in 1979, Queen Elizabeth National Park (2,056 sq km) is part of the diverse ecosystem in Africa which includes also the Kyambura and Kigezi Wildlife Reserve. The two main lakes, Edward and George, are a result of the melting glaciers of the Rwenzori Mountains. The open savannah vegetation decorated by Euphoria and Acacia trees create a natural habitat for lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, warthogs among others.
Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Bunyonyo National Park
Mount Elgon National Park
Kidepo Valley National Park