Uganda National Parks
There are seven
national parks in the western region of Uganda and they form the backbone of the
tourist industry there. Largely unspoilt and uncomercialised, these parks are home to a wide range of animals, birds, reptiles and
butterflies many not found elsewhere on the planet. The parks are also home to a range of a diverse range flora and fauna.
The national parks vary from dense rainforest to stunning mountains formed through volcanic activity to lush savannahs and grasslands. Uganda is one of the few countries on earth that is home to the
mountain gorilla and indigenous people such as the Batwa pygmies still live in the southern national parks.
Unlike elsewhere in much of Uganda, those travelling to the national parks have a great range
of accommodation options with good, cleans facilities in lodges, resorts, hotels and even camp sites.
Below we provide an online guide to the best National parks in Western Uganda
where you can explore their main attractions and zoom in using the interactive
satellite maps to find more about what they have to offer.