Uganda Rwanda and DR. Congo National Parks
The three countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo have always been on the move to protect biodiversity and ensure its continuity and sustainable use despite the challenges that have appeared on their way.
Right from the colonial era, a range of national parks have been gazetted in the countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo over time and the independent national governments have continued with the initiative. As of now, Uganda features a count of 10 national parks including Mount Elgon National Park in the east, Kidepo Valley National Park in the north east, Murchison Falls National Park in the north west, Kibale National Park, Semliki National Park and Rwenzori National Park in the west, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Lake Mburo National Park in the south west.
The destination Rwanda features three National Parks including the Volcanoes National Park in the North West, the Nyungwe Forest National Park in the south west and Akagera National Park in the east of Rwanda.
The Democratic Republic of Congo features a range of National Parks including the Virunga National Park, KahuziBiega National Park, Salonga National Park, Upemba National Park and Garamba National Park.
These sites are of great biodiversity, heritage and economic significance to these countries and their inhabitants as they act as custodians of the past transferring it through the present to the posterity. They protect the impressive, fragile and unique landscapes like mountains such as Rwenzori, Elgon and the Virungas comprising of Gahinga, Muhabura, Sabyinyo, Mikeno, Karisimbi, Bisoke, Nyamulagira and Nyiragongo, the remarkable flora including the verdant forests of Kibale and Nyungwe, classic big game including the lions, elephants, leopards, Buffaloes and Rhinos, the ancient primates including the critically endangered Mountain gorillas, the Chimpanzees, golden monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys among others and the myriad of bird population, the insects and the rodents .
They are open to the world including researches, conservationists and leisure travellers on safaris in Uganda Rwanda and Congo and present a rich ground for a myriad of activities including the game drives / wild game viewing, gorilla trekking, birding, chimpanzee trekking, forest hikes, mountaineering adventure, boat cruises and magical sightseeing.
Uganda is a land gifted by nature. Uganda stands among the many on the continent as the Pearl of Africa teaming with a count of ten National Parks that are spread all over Uganda. The range of biodiversity thrives in these protected areas from which they find their natural protection to push their existence to posterity.The Uganda National Parks present opportunity for a myriad of tourist activities like gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, the forest hiking, birding, classic wild game viewing among other activities explored on safaris in Uganda.
The National Parks of Congo include Virunga National Park with counts of mountain gorillas, elephants and the Virunga Volcanoes, Garamba National Park a world heritage site with extensive savannah woodland and grassland, four (4) large mammals including elephants, giraffes, hippopotamus and the white rhinoceros, the KahuziBiega National Park which is a extends over a primary tropical forest featuring two spectacular extinct volcanoes ofKahuzi and Biega that form the background for its naming.
The Rwanda’s National Parks are listed on protected ecosystems and the wildlife reserves that are positioned within the Rwandan borders in the East Central Africa. The destination Rwanda feature three National Parks namely the Akagera National Park in the east of Rwanda to the Tanzanian border, the Nyungwe National Park to the south west of Rwanda close to Burundi boarder and the Volcanoes National Park in the North West on the border of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo.