Uganda is a land of dramatic contrasts. Here, the forests of Central Africa merge with East African Savanna while hot, open plains sink beneath great lakes and rise to chill, snow-capped mountain tops.
Tourist Activities in the 10 national parks are also excitingly varied. Track the endangered mountain gorillas through the dense forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National park in the morning before looking for the lions in the open rift valley grasslands of the nearby Ishasha. Spend the following morning looking out for chimpanzees in the Shady forests of Kibale Forest National park prior to a relaxing boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel past the yawning hippos and other wildlife on the banks in Queen Elizabeth National park.
Trek the summits of the three Virunga volcanoes in Mgahinga Gorilla national park, the Mt Elgon Caldera in the Mt Elgon national park and up to the snowy peaks of the 5109m mount Stanley in Rwenzori national park. And compare the dark, shady depth of the forested and hot Semliki National park, home to numerous rare central African birds, with the vast semi-arid plains of Kidepo , roamed by big game and punctuated by multitude of rugged mountains, through the rich plains of Murchison falls national park It is with reason that Uganda is becoming established as one of Africa’s most varied and memorable tourist destination.
The combination of Tropical location and height altitude makes Uganda and Rwanda have a temperate climate all year round.
Temperatures barely stray above 30°C by day or 15° at night. The expectations are chilly upper slopes of the Virunga Mountains and the hot low lying Eastern part near the Tanzanian boarder in Akagaera National park. Most of the parts in the two countries receive in excess of 1000mm of rain annually.
Bwindi Impenetrable National park
Mountain gorillas are Uganda’s foremost attraction and one of the world’s most remarkable encounters that you will get involved in across the misty slopes of the remote Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the south western part of Uganda. The park’s beauty and incredible life has featured in different international travel magazines and Blogs.
Bwindi is known to have a rich fauna community in East Africa with over 120 mammal species making it only second in mammal numbers to Queen Elizabeth National Park.