Game viewing and drives
Uganda has 11 national parks and various large and small game reserves. The endowment of natural resources, largely covered by large vegetation and huge expanses of tropical forests that are rich in flora and fauna has made the country a home to unique physical landscapes, lakes and rivers. All these physical attributes provide a habitat for the diverse wildlife that forms a bedrock of Uganda's tourism industry.
Uganda boasts of over 330 mammal species, of which 0 are critically endangered, 7 are endangered, 21 are vulnerable, and 17 are near-threatened. The wealth of invertebrate life of more than 100,000 species have been identified countrywide and an astonishing 1,200 butterfly species, including almost 50 endemics, have been recorded.
Here, both animals and nature are in complete harmony with each other. A wide range of wildlife exists in the national parks and game reserves, providing one of the distinctive tour destinations on the continent. Parks like Kidepo valley and Queen Elizabeth are easily accessible yet not crowded, offering a wonderful game drive and wildlife experience.
These parks offer safe and excellent safari opportunities since all national parks and game reserves, wildlife animals, and all visits to the parks are monitored and carefully protected by the Uganda Wildlife Authority with its team of rangers.
Several transport means can be used within the parks. This is dependant on the travel agent organizing your trip. However, there a few airfields in some large parks like Kidepo with small passengers planes that ease mobility within the park. Accommodation is available both within and nearby.
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