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Protecting Uganda’s Natural Wonders

Uganda is a hotbed for a rich biodiversity in terms of nature given its classic natural attractions such as over 120 mammal species found in many of its 10 national parks and wildlife reserves like Queen Elizabeth National Park,Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale National Park,Lake Mburo National Park,Kidepo Valley National Park, Rwenzori Mountain National Park,Mountain Elgon National Park and Semuliki National Park.

Some of Uganda’s prime attractions include at least 400 mountain gorillas that are found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda, wild game species like tree climbing lions found in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda, bush elephants, cape buffaloes, the Nile crocodiles, numerous hippos that can be found in the Kazinga waters in Queen Elizabeth, Nile waters in Murchison Falls National Park Uganda, Narus Valley in Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda. Uganda is blessed with close to 1060 bird species which include endemic species like the great blue turaco, shoebill stork, the green breast pitta.

In order to protect many of these attractions, the Uganda parliament passed the UGANDA WILDLIFE BILL 2019 which has now been signed into law by the president of Uganda.

The objective of the bill is to provide for the conservation and sustainable management of wildlife; to strengthen wildlife conservation and management; to continue the Uganda Wildlife Authority;

to streamline roles and responsibilities for institutions in wildlife conservation and management, and for other related matters

The new law comes with significant reforms transforming wildlife conservation in Uganda and the highlights in the new law include:

1. Community participation in wildlife management strengthened through Community Wildlife Committees for each Protected Area

Introduces up to life sentence and a fine of UGX 20Billion or both for wildlife crime involving endangered species
Reforms revenue sharing program into conditional grants to communities
Introduces compensation for wildlife induced damage outside protected areas
Promotes commercialization of wildlife on private land through sustainable utilization
Domesticated CITES implementation in Uganda.

Enjoy a Uganda tour as you visit many of the Uganda safari destinations by buying any of our short wildlife safari packages, long wildlife safari packages, short gorilla packages and long gorilla tours that traverse many of these various destinations like

3 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari to Lake Mburo Park

4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari to Kidepo Valley

4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Queen Elizabeth Park

3 Days Queen Elizabeth Uganda Wildlife Safari Tour

3 Days Murchison Falls National Park Uganda Safari Tour

6 Days Chimpanzee Trekking & Wildlife Safari in Uganda

Have a once in a lifetime ultimate gorilla experience in Uganda

You can decide to extend your trip to Rwanda by taking a Rwanda gorilla safari by visiting Volcanoes National Park Rwanda. Gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda can be done on both short gorilla trekking safaris Rwanda these packages include

1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tour

2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari Tour Volcanoes Park

4 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda- Tracking-Safari Dian Fossey Tomb Tour

You can enjoy a similar wild Africa safari feeling with a visit to any of the East Africa countries like a Tanzania safari to destinations like Serengeti National Park Tanzania, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.  packages to Tanzania include the following

5 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari to Serengeti &Ngorongoro Crater

6 Days Big Five Tanzania Wildlife Safari

7 Days Classic Wildlife in Tanzania

Enjoy a safari in Kenya and experience an exciting Kenya wildlife safari encounter to many Kenyan national parks such as Masai Mara National Reserve, Tsavo East National Park, Nairobi National Park.  Some of these packages include

Half Day Safari in Nairobi National Park

3 Days Kenya Safari in Tsavo East & Tsavo West National Parks

5 Days Nakuru Naivasha & Mara Wildlife Safari

8 Days Kenya Wildlife Safari Samburu Aberdare, Lake Nakuru, Maasai mara

Want to visit Mgahinga Gorilla Park?

Want to visit Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda's gorilla & golden monkey park?