The park, often referred to as ‘The Place of Darkness,’ has been recognized as a UNESCO World heritage site being home to the critically endangered Mountain Gorilla. Limited number of permits are issued to visitors each year to ensure awareness about the dangers faced by the species, while simultaneously protecting it from over-exposure. Tracking them is an experience in itself because their natural dense habitat is kept intact.
The gorgeous Murchison Falls is located between Lake Kyoga and Lake Albert and is formed by the White Nile. Visitors can enjoy Boat cruises on Lake Albert or a Hot-air Balloon ride over the Falls. The Falls were a backdrop to the 1951 Humphrey Bogart Movie entitled, ‘The African Queen.’
The Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of Uganda’s most popular tourist destinations. The Equator passes right through the park. Its diverse ecosystem makes it an ideal habitat for a wide variety of birds and animals including the endangered Chimpanzees.
Kibale Forest National Park is a tropical rainforest. A primatologist’s dream, the Park offers Chimpanzee Tracking. Visitors can also go on Crater Lake hikes, biking, and caving. One can also do Birding tours to view and photograph bird species native to tropical rainforests.
Jinja is famous for being the source of the River Nile. Visitors can participate in a lot of adrenaline sports, such as white water rafting and kayaking on the rapids. One can also visit the ‘Nile Reptile Park’ to learn more about the reptilian inhabitants of the Nile, such as the Nile Crocodile.