Wildlife Reserve in Northwestern Uganda

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

The Big Five are back. In 2005, Rhino Fund Uganda opened this private 70-sq-km reserve, 170km northwest of Kampala, about 30 years after poachers shot the nation’s last wild rhino in Murchison in 1983. There are now…
National Park in Northwestern Uganda

Murchison Falls National Park

Uganda’s largest national park and one of its very best; animals here are in plentiful supply and the raging Murchison Falls a sight to behold. Sir Samuel Baker named Murchison Falls in honour of a president of the …
Palace in Hoima

Karuziika Palace

If you call his private secretary in advance you can visit the part-time home of the Bunyoro king to see the throne room, which is draped with leopard and lion skins.
Historic Site in Hoima

Mparo Tombs

Two kilometres down the Masindi Rd (4km out of Hoima) is the final resting place of the renowned Bunyoro king Omukama (‘King’) Chwa II Kabalega and his son. Kabalega was a thorn in the side of the British for much o…
Waterfall in Murchison Falls National Park

Top of the Falls

Once described as the most spectacular thing to happen to the Nile along its 6700km length, the 50m river is squeezed through a 6m gap in the rock and crashes through this narrow gorge with unbelievable power. The 4…
Forest Reserve in Murchison Falls National Park

Budongo Forest Reserve

The Budongo Forest Reserve is a large (825 sq km) tract of virgin tropical forest on the southern fringes of Murchison Falls National Park. Its main attractions are chimpanzees and birds (366 species), but the huge …