Murchison falls National Park is the largest park in Uganda covering an area of 3,840 km2. It is located in the north western part of Uganda in the district of Buliisa in the West and Nwoya in the North. The park can also be located by road North West of Kampala approximately 300km by road. By grid reference the Park is found in: 02 15N, 31 48E.
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The park founded in 1952 is located in Western Uganda adjacent to the mystical mountains of the moon (Rwenzori Mountains) on the western rift valley floor covering an area of about 1,978Sq.km. It is a habitat to 95 Species of mammals and 600 Species of birds, partly which makes it the most visited park in Uganda.
The park is located in Kaabong District, in the northeastern corner of Uganda approximately 220 kilometers, by road northwest of Moroto, the largest town in the sub-region the north eastern part of Uganda over 700kms from Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city. Gazetted in 1962, it covers an area of about 1,442 Sq.km and is a home to 77 mammal species as well as 475 species of birds.
With plenty of tropical forest and interesting variety of animals, Kibale National Park (KNP) is one of the most fabulous and outstanding forest in Uganda. It accomodates the largest number of our neighbouring living relative, the harmed Chimpanzee, the the rare L’Hoest monkey plus the threatened red colobus monkey.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda, Gazetted in 1991, the park covers an area of 33.7 Sq.km making it Uganda’s smallest national park. It is a second refigium of the endangered mountain gorillas after Bwindi. It is also known for its golden monkey.
Traditionally, two brothers settled on the land that the park currently occupies. These were Mburo and Kigarama. One night, Kigarama dreamt of an area flooding and cautioned his intimate brother to relocate from the area. His brother (Mburo) disregarded the dream and refused to relocate to the adjacent hills like what Kigarama had done.
Mountain Elgon features the largest extinct volcano surface area in the world which first erupted around 24 million years ago. Being the fourth highest Mountain in Eastern Africa, Mountain Elgon has the second highest peak Wagagi which is approximately 4,321 meters in Uganda. At the top the Mountain Elgon surrounding by a series of rugged peaks it contains craters covering over 40 kms at the top.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park is located in Uganda which is found in the East African region on the African continent just slightly above the equator line on the geographical co-ordinates 00o 22’N 29o57’E. Rwenzori Mountains National Park lies 398 km or 6-hour drive away from Kampala city the capital of Uganda in the southwestern district of Kasese.
Volcanoes National Park similarly denoted in French as Parc National des Volcanos is positioned in north-western part of Rwanda sharing the border post withVirunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.
Volcanoes national park first came into existence in 1925 being the first African park to be gazetted with the motive of reducing the Gorilla poaching. It later acted as a center for the American primatologist Dian Fossey who carried out substantive studies about the mountain gorillas.
Positioned in the north east of Rwanda, Akagera national park is one of Rwanda’s main game parks and the largest covering an area of 1,085 km2. The park shares a border post with the Republic of Tanzania and is drained by the Akagera River thus giving it the name. Founded in 1934, Akagera national park contains fauna plus flora occurring in three locales that is Mountain, Swamp and savannah.
Situated in the south western direction of Rwanda, Nyungwe rainforest borders Burundi in the south, Lake Kivu and Democratic Republic of the Congo on the western side. It is an ancient rain forest which has stood the test of time compared to the similar tracts in the highlands of Central Africa.
Kahuzi Biega National Park positioned in the South Kivu Province of Democratic Republic of Congo was declared a World Heritage Site by United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1980 largely because of its population of Eastern Lowland Gorillas.