Sunday, 30 July 2017

Uganda`s Top National Parks

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Often described as the "pearl of Africa", Uganda is a beautiful country with a beautiful scenery, friendly people and breath taking wildlife. Below we take you through the great national parks the country has.

Murchison falls national park;

Murchison falls is the world’s most powerful waterfalls that lies at the northern end of the Albertine rift valley and is the country's largest conservation area hosting 76 species of mammal and over 451 birds. .it was one of the country's first national parks and at the falls the Nile squeezes through an 8m wide gorge and plunges with a thunderous roar creating a trade mark rainbow .the best time to visit is during the dry season from December to February and from June to September as the animals congregate around water bodies like elephants, buffaloes, hippos, and aquatic birds which are permanent residents.

Bwindi Impenetrable national park;

Bwindi is a bio diverse mountainous area in south west Uganda. It’s a home to mountain gorillas who feed on fruits, roots and leaves. in the park rough paths weave amid dense forests which are home to many butterflies and birds .it’s also well known for birding because it has a variety of birds 350 species ,and some of the other activities include cycling, mountain biking and the great cultural encounters.

Kibale national park;

Kibale national park is commonly known for chimpanzee trekking. The national park contains one of the most beautiful and most varying tracts of tropical forests in Uganda. It’s a place to a number of forest wild life most especially 13 species of primate coupled with chimpanzees,
The best time to visit the park is November to February, and June to September. Hiking helps discover the parks assorted habitats such as the river line forest, swamps, grassland and tropical rain forest. When you visit Bigodi top birders spot, its famous for chimpanzees, red colobus, white colobus, red tailed monkeys and mongoose. About 138 bird species are seen when doing nature walks that last between 2 to 6 days.

Queen Elizabeth national park;

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Located  in the south west of Uganda and is the park of variety  flora and fauna and it is acknowledged to be a habitat for over lots of  mammal species over 600 species of birds.
This National has about five levels of vegetation including Bushy grassland, Acacia woodland, lake shore or swamp vegetation and on this settles the cape buffaloes, Uganda kob, water buck, warthog, lions, leopards, hyena, giant forest hog, elephants, shoe bill, beaked pelicans and many others .
Around the park is the kazinga channel, the mweya peninsular, the equator and the queens pavilion in mweya and we see the tree climbing lions in ishasha a must see if you travel with Tailor Safaris .

Rwenzori mountains national park;

This is the home to one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, located in the Rwenzori Mountains. It was named a UNESCO heritage site because of its extraordinary natural beauty. You can experience hiking of your life with breath taking waterfalls, high glaciers, the valley of the 9 lakes, and fauna.

Lake Mburo national park;

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A perfect scenery for photographers and close to Entebbe air Port a true place for bird enthusiasts, Lake Mburo is a home to variety of animals including  hippos, zebras, hyenas, impala, and many others. Together with 13 nearby lakes, Lake Mburo forms part of a 50km wetland system and has much woodland The Park is a all round year good for visiting .

Semiliki National park;

It’s made famous by the sempaya hot springs but the hot springs are not for bathing as the temperatures are above 1000c, try boiling an egg in it as a test, it should be ready within 10mins, you can try out a good nature tour and the park has primate creatures too like grey checked mangaby, chimpanzees, pygmy antelopes and many birds,red tailed monkeys, family elephants,

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It’s the most isolated national park in Uganda never the less it’s worth the long journey through the wild frontier region of karamoja to witness such a splendid beauty.
It lies between Uganda’s boarders with Sudan and Kenya. It accommodates over 70 species of animals and more than 450 birds. It’s very hot temperature with seasonal lakes and good for game drives

Mgahinga National park;

Home of the Mountain Gorillas located way up in the clouds it’s close to Kisoro.The Park is a dense forest and natural habitat for the mountain gorillas and endangered golden monkeys. Not only is a tour around the park an exciting opportunity to see rare animals but even the significant cultural experience the Batwa pygmies a tribe of hunter gatherers. The country side  3 Mgahinga extinct volcanoes that will make your memorable safari to Uganda .

Mountain Elgon National Park;

Next to Kenya and Uganda border, Mount Elgon national park is an extinct volcanic mountain with the largest surface areas of any extinct volcano in the world. Bird watchers and photographers will have opportunities to see mammals as well as birds, invertebrates and beautiful flora and fauna.
The hot spring in the former volcano craters is one of Tailor safaris` test for a memorable tour of Africa