Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa, known for its incredible biodiversity and stunning landscapes. The country boasts over 10 national parks, each offering a unique experience to visitors. From gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to spotting the “Big Five” in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s national parks are a must-visit for any nature lover. In this article, we’ll explore Uganda’s national parks and highlight some of the must-see attractions in each.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a 70 square kilometer reserve that was established in 2005 to reintroduce the endangered white rhinoceros to Uganda after they were poached to extinction in the country in the early 1980s. The sanctuary is located in Nakasongola district, about 176 km (109 miles) north of Kampala, Uganda’s capital city.

Visitors to the sanctuary can enjoy a guided walking safari to track the rhinos in their natural habitat, and observe them from a safe distance. The sanctuary is also home to several other wildlife species such as antelopes, monkeys, and over 300 bird species, making it a fantastic birding destination.

Uganda National Parks is committed to sustainable tourism practices, and our experienced guides will provide you with educational and insightful information about the sanctuary’s conservation efforts and its resident wildlife.

Uganda National Parks - White Rhino in Uganda

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to witness the majestic white rhinos and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Book your Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary tour with Uganda National Parks today!

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

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The Map of Uganda showing the location of Uganda's National Parks, Reserves, Sanctuaries and community Management areas

  • Do not camp or make campfires except at designated sites
  • Do not drive off the tracks.
  • Do not disturb wildlife by sounding motor horns.
  • Do not bring dogs or other pets into the park.
  • Do not litter.
  • Do not bring firearms or ammunition into the park.
  • Do not pick flowers or destroy any vegetation.
  • Do not exceed the speed limit of 40km per hour (25mph)
  • Retain all official receipts for verification
  • Park gates open between 7am to 7pm

Uganda’s national parks offer a unique opportunity to explore the country’s incredible biodiversity and stunning landscapes. Whether you’re interested in gorilla trekking, game drives, hiking, or bird watching, Uganda’s national parks have something to offer every nature lover. From Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Kidepo Valley National Park, each park offers a unique experience to visitors. So if you’re planning a trip to Uganda, be sure to include a visit to one (or more) of the country’s national parks on your itinerary.