One of Uganda's most alluring Natural history features is, its forests. These form the eastern most extension of rainforests that blanket much of West Africa, and are home to dozens of mammal and hundreds of bird species not found elsewhere in Eastern and Southern Africa. Although most of these animals are common in West Africa, the relative accessibility of Ugandan forests means that, in practical terms, Uganda is almost certainly the best country in Africa in which to see forest animals. Primate species are particularly easily viewed in many of Uganda's national parks and reserves; this has been greatly facilitated by numerous long-term scientific studies that have concentrated on primate behavior and conservation. Additionally Uganda's natural history wealth includes some of Africa's most historic beautiful savannah, lake, and riparian and montane regions. Queen Elizabeth National Park
, Murchison Falls National Park
and the Mountains of the moon are the names that play important roles in Africa's legends and lore.
A real advantage of parks in Uganda is that they are not anywhere near as crowded as parks in Kenya or Tanzania. You meet very few other vehicles on game drives - in essence you have the parks almost to yourself!
Gorillas are the greatest international attraction. Travelers from all over the world venture to this country to experience these magnificent animals in their native environment. Watching these fascinating creatures on television is exciting enough but nothing in comparison to the thrill of visiting them firsthand.
Uganda has 10 national parks and 15 reserves. The calving seasons for hartebeest and Uganda kob are January - February and for oribi February - March.