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UGANDA TOURISM

Tourism in Uganda is the major foreign exchange earner, it is an investment business in Uganda and a source of employment. Tour operators in Uganda employ many people like the accountants, secretaries, drivers, guides and so many others. Tourists on uganda safari visit different National Parks like Bwindi impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Mt Elgon National Park, Semuliki National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Rwenzori Mountains National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park and so many others. Tourists carry out different activities such as boat cruise, game drives, gorilla tracking, chimpanzee trekking, water rafting, bugy jumping and so many others. There different craft centers that tourists visit and also buy some craft items. Safaris in Uganda are organized by the tour companies and can be organized through Prime Uganda safaris & Tours Ltd.

National Parks in Uganda

Kibale forest national park
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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.
Lake Mburo National Park Uganda

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It is home to 350 bird species as well as zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck. Together with 13 other lakes in the area, Lake Mburo forms part of a 50km-long wetland system linked by a swamp. Five of these lakes lie within the park’s borders. Once covered by open savanna, Lake Mburo National Park now holds much woodland as there are no elephants to tame the vegetation.

Mount Elgon National Park
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Not only Rwenzoris alone you trek in Uganda but also famous Mount Elgon National Park. Mt Elgon is an extinct Volcano that first erupted about 24 million years ago. It has the greatest surface size of any extinct Volcano in the whole World (50Km by 80Km), Mt Elgon ranks the fourth highest mountain East Africa and the second highest peak in Uganda (Wagagai peak 4,321m).

Mgahinga National Park

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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. The park has a strong cultural attachment to the pygmy community that inhabits the area. It has three conical features of extinct volcanoes which is part of the spectacular Virunga area.

Semuliki National Park Uganda

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Gazetted in 1993, the park covers an area of about 220 Sq.km and is a home to over 441 bird species and 53 mammal species. Located in Bwamba County, a remote part of the Bundibugyo District in western Uganda, Semuliki Park is one of Uganda’s newest national parks.

Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda

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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. A lot of wildlife can also be viewed in this park including; Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Bush duiker among others.

Murchison Falls National Park

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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.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

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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. Its tree climbing lions of Ishasha sector, the famous Kazinga channel that connects Lakes Edward and George, the exciting Kyambura gorge which is a home of chimpanzees and a number of crater lakes in the area makes it suitable for touring while on a Ugandan tour.

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