Discover Africa while on a Uganda Safari
An African safari is a life dream for so many, and Arch Safari and Tours makes sure you have an up-close, life-changing safari in our Big Five, game parks like Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park and Murchison Falls National Park, including Tracking the famous endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the playful chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park.
Uganda's Top Safari Destinations
Uganda is commonly known as the "Pearl of Africa" and it is easy to see why. Stunning scenery, friendly people, primates and fantastic activities combine to make Uganda holidays an exciting prospect for adventure travellers. The country is also a gateway to Rwanda – home of the magnificent yet endangered mountain gorillas.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National park lies in south western corner of Uganda. Bwindi is a local Lukiga word meaning Impenetrable and this double meaning soots the natural forest that Bwindi is. In 1942, Bwindi was gazette as a forest reserve and in 1994 it was recognized as a World heritage site. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest occupies an area of 327 square kilometers of tangled vegetation draped over a deeply fissured landscape of steep, slippery valleys and high, draughty ridges.
Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale forest sits on 795 square kilometers of tropical forest land cover. Variety of forest wildlife call this home like 13 species of primates inclusive of the famous chimpanzees. Forest cover predominates in the Northern and central parts of the Park on the elevated Fort Portal Plateau. Southern Kibale National park is neighbored by Queen Elizabeth National Park spreading about 180 km long corridor for wildlife which extends from Ishasha, the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth N.P to Sebitoli forest in north of Kibale
Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo national Park acquires its name from the Fresh water lake Mburo which is located within its boundaries. This park is the closest to Kampala the capital of Uganda and one may take about 3 hours to 4 hours to get there. It is strategically positioned on the western highway giving travellers a chance to take an excursion through the park as they drive from other parks located in western Uganda. The park occupies an area of 370 square kilometers but shares grazing land with the local community who are majorly cattle keepers.
Mgahinga National park
Mgahinga National park is one of the famous homes of the mountain gorillas. It occupies a space of about 33.7 square kilometers. The park is nestled amongst 3 mountain ranges that is to say Mountain Muhabura, Mgahinga and Sabyinyo. These are part of the six Virunga volcanoes that mark the southern limit of the Albertine Rift Valley. These are share amongst Uganda, Rwanda and D.R. Congo. This park has the smallest number of Mountain gorillas that at times migrate into Rwanda.
Murchison Falls National Park
Bisected by the great River Nile is Murchison Falls National Park almost in the heart of Uganda. This park is one of the largest and oldest conservation game parks in Uganda placed at the northern end of the albertine Rift Valley. It is covers about 3893 square kilo meters. it is where the bulky Bunyoro escarpment merges into the vast plains of Acholi land. Being one of the easily accessed and well-endowed wildlife parks in Uganda, several foreign dignitaries have paid a visit to this park.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Placed on the western arm of the Rift Valley is Queen Elizabeth National park. This park occupies an area of about 1978 square kilometers between lake Edward and Lake George. About 95 mammals and approximately 612 bird species find the park a super habitat to live in. Douglas Willocks described the diverse features that led to its creation in 1952. The Rwenzori ranges create a spectacular sixty miles long and forty miles wide back drop for this park to the north.
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