[bartag entrada_heading=”Rwanda National Parks”]Explore Rwanda’s National Parks for wildlife experience[/bartag]

Volcanoes National Park

The “Parc National de Volcans” (or PNV as it’s known by locals) or Volcanoes National Park lies along the Virunga Mountains, with 8 ancient volcanoes, which are shared by Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Just a short two hour drive from Rwanda’s capital of Kigali, the park is a central location for

Nyungwe National Park

Located in the South West corner of Rwanda on the border with Burundi, Nyungwe National Park is an untouched natural rainforest that is filled with exciting biodiversity. The forest covers over 1000 square kilomtres, Nyungwe is surely one of the world’s most beautiful and pristine mountain rainforests. It’s believed to be one of Africa’s oldest

Akagera National Park

Akagera National Park is located in the north east of Rwanda along the border with Tanzania. Although founded in 1934, much of the park was re-allocated as farms and in 1997 the park was reduced in size from more than 2,500 sq km (nearly 10% of the surface area of Rwanda) to its current extent

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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which covers an area of 321km2 lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects

Kibale Forest National Park

Covering the size of about Size 795km2, Kibale is highest at the park’s northern tip, which stands 1,590m above sea level. The lowest point is 1,100m on the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley to the south with 351 tree species that have been recorded in the park, some rise to over 55m and are over 200

Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park lies in the rugged, semi arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with South Sudan and Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. Covering an area of about 1,442km2 it was gazetted as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around

Mount Elgon National Park

Located on the Uganda-Kenya border it is also the oldest and largest solitary, volcanic mountain in East Africa. Mount Elgon National Park’s vast form, 80km in diameter, rises more than 3,000m above the surrounding plains. The mountain’s cool heights offer respite from the hot plains below, with the higher altitudes providing a refuge for flora

Lake Mburo National Park

With an area cover of about 370km2, Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years. Situated

Semuliki National Park

Semuliki National Park sprawls across the floor of the Semliki Valley on the remote, western side of the Rwenzori with an area of 220km² at an altitude of 670-760m above sea level. The park is dominated by the easternmost extension of the great Ituri Forest of the Congo Basin. This is one of Africa’s most ancient

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Covering about 996km2, the Rwenzoris also known as Mountains of the Moon lies in western Uganda along the Uganda-Congo border. Rwenzori Mountains Nation Park was gazetted in 1991 and was recognized as a World Heritage site in 1994 and Ramsar site in 2008.​ The equatorial snow peaks include the third highest point in Africa, while

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park sits high in the clouds, at an altitude of between 2,227m and 4,127m on an area of 33.7km2, making it Uganda’s smallest National Park. As its name suggests, it was created to protect the rare mountain gorillas that inhabit its dense forests, and it is also an important habitat for the endangered golden

Murchison Falls National Park

With an area of 3,840km2, Murchison Falls became one of Uganda’s first national parks in 1952. Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley, where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into vast, palm-dotted savanna. First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926, it is Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species

Queen Elizabeth National Park

The Katwe explosion craters mark the park’s highest point at 1,350m above sea level, while the lowest point is at 910m, at Lake Edward.​ Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination with an area size of about 1,978km². The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile