Camping is one way of adventuring Uganda sleeping out in nature amidst whistling birds, insects, roaming wildlife and shining stars above you and vegetation itself. While planning to camp in Uganda’s national parks, make sure you have the right necessities like camping gear, including tents, warm clothing as it really gets freezing in the night. Camping in Uganda’s national parks is done at designated sites within a park. Beyond these points may be dangerous with possible attacks from wild animals. Some of the national parks ideal for camping include;l
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the diverse national parks that you cannot exhaust its beauty. This is the most sought-after park for wildlife safaris in Uganda and it will not disappoint you. It is well endowed with a lot amazing flora and fauna. The park is home to 0ver 76 mammal species, birds, reptiles, primates, crater lakes, the rift valley escarpment, Kazinga channel and many others. The open verdant plain savannah grassland is worth to visit with so many other nice places for camping like Kasenyi Safari camp that will reward you with view of warthogs, elephants, water bucks, kobs, hippos, and in the night you will sleep amidst the roaming sounds of lions and hyenas other campsite in Queen Elizabeth National Park include; Simba Safari Lodge, Uganda Wildlife camping ground and many others.
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is one of the largest conservation areas in Uganda. It is located in the north 305 kilometers form Kampala. The park is extended to Budongo forest a home to various primate species, Karuma Wildlife Reserve, while the banks of the Nile River host crocodiles and dense population of hippos. Murchison Falls National Park alone hosts of buffalo, giraffe, elephants and lions. The boat cruise will reward you with views of these animal species and many species of birds especially the endemic rift valley birds and water birds.
While camping in Murchison Falls National Park, there are various campsites such as Sambiya River Lodge bandas, Kaniyo Pabidi, Shoebill Campsite and many others.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
The 33 square kilometer park proves to be the smallest national park in the Virunga massif protecting the world’s critical endangered mountain gorillas. The park also is covered by the three volcanic mountains; Gahinga, Muhavura and Sabinyo Mountain. While hiking these volcanoes you will be able to spot golden monkeys. Accommodation for camping in Mgahinga is not yet fully developed but you can as well arrange for camping to feel nature at Mgahinga Community Campground.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park
The snow capped mountain at the peak is dubbed the most beautiful mountain national parks. Rwenzori is Africa’s tallest mountain range and fifth highest peaks that are visible from miles around. The park is usually visited by hikers who are the rewarded with clear views of the rift valley escarpment. Rwenzori has 217 species of birds, 9 species of reptiles like three horned chameleon ,amphibians, mammal species that include: elephant, buffalo, giant forest hog, bush buck, primates like chimpanzee, blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys are common. While hiking, visitors can camp at the different campsite and at the top of the mountain. Other campsites include Ruboni community camp site at the park entrance.