Map Showing All National parks in Uganda
Uganda lies astride the equator and enjoys a unique location at the heart of sub- Saharan Africa with in the East African region.The country is bordered by Sudan in the north, Kenya in the East , the Republic of Tanzania in the South, Rwanda in the south west and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the West.
This location, though land locked,gives the country the commanding base for the regional trade and investment.Uganda receives abundant rain fall evenly spread in two seasons, March to May and September to November, the dry seasons are December to February, mid June to mid August.
Uganda is Africa’s friendliest country, this stems partly from the tradition of hospitality common to its culturally diverse populace, and partly from the remarkable low level and hassle directed to tourists.
Uganda has long been cultural a melting pot, as evidenced by the the existence of 54 indigenous languages belonging to five distinct linguistic groups and equally diverse cultural mosaic of music, art and handcrafts.Uganda has got 10 national parks and several game reserves sprawlingly across both sides of the equator.The parks offer a variety of wild life and bird species to tourists. The Uganda national parks include: Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Rwenzori National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Semuliki National Park, Kibale National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kidepo National Park and Mount Elgon National Park.The distinctive attraction of Uganda as a tourist destination arise from the variety game stock, the unspoiled scenic beauty, the diverse culture, bird watching, classic adventure tourism destinations,the mighty source of the Nile, mountaineering ,volcano climbing, sport fishing, boat cruises, air balloon safaris, and the major attraction being the mountain gorillas plus the other primates like the chimpanzee. Because of its diverse attractions it was described as the pearl of Africa by Winston Church hill as it doesn’t take long for visitors to appreciate why the great man, who also visited Kenya ,Sudan and Egypt and served in South Africa was captivated by Uganda in particular.Uganda is one of the richest countries in Africa for birds, with over a thousand species being recorded.This diversity result from Uganda’s position on the Equator at the crossroads of the plains of East Africa and the rain forests which dominate much of west Africa. It is a country of varied and beautiful land scapes with forests, natural lakes and the source of the Nile.