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.
The tourist activities in the ten national parks are likewise diverse and entertaining. In the morning, track endangered mountain gorillas through the thick woods of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park before searching for lions in the neighbouring Ishasha rift valley grasslands. Spend the next morning at Kibale Forest National Park searching for chimps before taking a peaceful boat trip on the Kazinga Channel among yawning hippos and other animals on the banks in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Trek to the tops of the three Virunga volcanoes in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, the Mt Elgon Caldera in Mt Elgon National Park, and up to the snow-capped peaks of Mount Stanley (5109m) in Rwenzori National Park. Compare the dark, gloomy depths of the wooded and heated Semliki National park, home to several rare central African birds, to the wide semi-arid plains of Kidepo, patrolled by large game and interrupted by a plethora of rocky mountains, as well as the lush plains of Murchison Falls National Park. Uganda is becoming known as one of Africa’s most diverse and fascinating tourist destinations for this reason.
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.