The national park system of Uganda is maintained by the Uganda Wildlife Service. There are two main types of terrestrial protected areas in Uganda: national parks, and national reserves; there are also marine parks and marine reserves.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Located in western Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park was named after the royal Queen Elizabeth II of England and was established in 1954. Famous for its exotic wildlife, the park is home to many elephants, hippos, Congo lions, African Leopards, chimpanzees and 95 species of mammals. Bird-watchers will be delighted to learn that the park also house 500 species of birds...

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Rwenzori Mountains National Park is home to one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Located in the Rwenzori mountains and nearly 1000 kilometers square (386 square miles) in size, the park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its extraordinary natural beauty...

Lake Mburo National Park

Spanning 370 kilometers square and within close proximity of the capital city of Kampala is Lake Mburo National Park. A perfect scenery for photographers and bird enthusiasts, Lake Mburo is home to a variety of leopards, hippos, zebras, hyenas, impalas and others animals, and to 350 species of birds...

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that forms part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, one of the richest ecosystems in Africa. This park is perhaps one of Uganda’s most remarkable destinations for visitors...

Semiliki National Park

Semiliki National Park is one of the newest national parks in Uganda, made famous by the Sempaya Hot Springs. But the hot-springs are not for bathing as the water temperature is over 1000C...

Murchison Falls National Park

If you are in the mood for a good safari tour on an epic river Nile adventure, then Murchison Falls National Park is a good place to visit. Spreading inland from the shore of Lake Albert around the Nile, Murchison Falls National Park forms part of the Murchison Falls Conservative Area (MFCA). Come see four of the ‘big five’ (elephant, lion, leopard and Cape buffalo) just above the Nile...

Kibale National Park

Home to one of Uganda’s most beautiful tropical forests, Kibale National Park is a haven for chimpanzees and other wildlife, which makes for a great safari tour. Witness first hand the density and diversity of primates, including endangered species in their natural habitat...

Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park is the most isolated national park in Uganda. Nevertheless, it is worth the long journey through the wild frontier region of Karamoja to witness such splendid beauty. Kidepo Valley lies in the rugged savannah between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya...

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Located way up in the clouds close to the Kisoro region is Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The park is a dense forest and a natural habitat for the rare mountain gorillas and the endangered golden monkey. Not only is a tour around the park an exciting opportunity to see rare animals, but it is a significant cultural experience...

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The Bagisu culture

The Bagisu culture is also very interesting. This tribe is found in Eastern Uganda and are famous because of their ancient circumcision rituals and dances known as “Kadodi”. Once a young man reaches of age in the Bagisu, he is initiated into manhood by undergoing circumcision in front of the public and with no pain killers...

The Namugongo Shrines

The Namugongo Shrines were first recognized by Joshua Serufusa-Zake (1884–25 June 1985) when he was the Sabaddu of Kira Sub-County. He constructed a structure at the Namugongo site, where it appears shrines were built later for prayer...

The Kasubi Tombs 

The Kasubi Tombs in Kampala, Uganda, is the site of the burial grounds for four kabakas (kings of Baganda) and other members of the Baganda royal family. As a result, the site remains an important spiritual and political site for the Ganda people, as well as an important example of traditional architecture...

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Bigo, also Bigo bya Mugenyi

Bigo, also Bigo bya Mugenyi, is an extensive alignment of ditches and berms comprising ancient earthworks located in the interlacustrine region of southwestern Uganda. Situated on the southern shore of the Katonga River, Bigo is best described as having two elements...

The Sezibwa Falls 

The Sezibwa Falls are located 32 Km along the Kampala- Jinja highway. It is one of Uganda’s hidden cultural treasures with one part owned by Baganda Kingdom and another by the Anglican Church of Uganda...

The Baháʼí Faith

The Baháʼí Faith in Uganda started to grow in 1951 and four years later there were 500 Baháʼís in 80 localities, including 13 Baháʼí Local Spiritual Assemblies, representing 30 tribes, and had dispatched 9 pioneers to other African locations...

The Uganda National Mosque 

The Uganda National Mosque is a mosque located at Kampala Hill in the Old Kampala area of Kampala, Uganda. Completed in 2006, it seats up to 15,000 worshipers and can hold another 1,100 in the gallery, while the terrace will cater for another 3,500...

The Uganda Museum 

The Uganda Museum is located in Kampala, Uganda. It displays and exhibits ethnological, natural-historical and traditional life collections of Uganda's cultural heritage...

Griffin Falls Camp

Griffin Falls Camp also known as Mabira Forest Camp is on the edge of a vast trail system in beautiful Mabira Forest...

The Independence Monument.

The Independence Monument, standing majestically at a height of 6 metres, is a must see if you are traveling to Kampala. The monument situated in the heart of the capital between the Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Grand Imperial Hotel and Stan-Chart bank, is one of the most distinctive landmark of Uganda...

The Nommo Gallery

The Nommo Gallery, founded and established in 1964 by the 1959 Act of Parliament, is Uganda’s National Art Gallery and a component of the Uganda National Cultural Centre (UNCC)...

Watoto Church

Watoto Church, formerly Kampala Pentecostal Church (KPC) is an English -speaking cell-based East African community church headquartered in Kampala, Uganda..

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, is an island sanctuary in Uganda, dedicated to the care of orphaned chimpanzees that have been rescued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority.

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