Uganda has ten protected National Parks, thirteen game reserves and other natural sites in all corners of the country. In addition, the journeys to these areas also offer rich experiences of their own. In the national parks you will see animals such as lions, elephants, hippos, rhinos, giraffes, zebras, baboons, cobs and many others. We are also a birdwatcher’s paradise. We have over one thousand species of birds. Game reserves are home to wildlife living outside of the national parks, and offer unique chances to explore the wilderness. In our other natural sites, you will see breathtaking water falls, crater lakes, caves, hot springs, the source of the Nile, Lake Victoria and so much more.
Lake Victoria and the Nile:
Besides being the source of the Nile, Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake, the largest tropical lake and the second largest freshwater lake in the world. It is shared by Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania and hosts countless peninsulas and islands including the history-rich, Ssese Islands. The Nile is one of the seven natural wonders of Africa and the longest river in the world stretching 6,650 kilometers (4,132 miles) from Uganda to the Mediterranean Sea. The river and its banks are home to amazing wildlife including crocodiles, elephants, hippos and hundreds of bird species.
Activities include cruises, fishing, sailing, kayaking, bungee jumping, tubing, and rafting. There are also beautiful places to stay from campsites to luxury hotels.
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