Uganda Wildlife Authority

Conserving and Sustaining

Uganda’s Wildlife

Since 1996

345

Mammal Species

140+

Reptile Species

1,060+

Bird Species

1,249

Butterfly Species

50%

of World's Mt Gorillas

Uganda Wildlife Authority – UWA

Uganda Wildlife Authority, (UWA) is Uganda's Government agency responsible for the management and protection of Wildlife in and outside protected areas. The agency is supervised by the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities.

Uganda Wildlife Authority, (UWA) manages 10 National Parks; 12 Wildlife Reserves; 5 Community Wildlife Management Areas; and 13 Wildlife Sanctuaries. The ten National Parks include Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo, Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley, Kibale, Mount Elgon, Rwenzori Mountains, Semuliki, Mgahinga Gorilla, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks. These parks display the best in East Africa. Their Rift Valley landscapes and tropical forests make dramatic backdrops to an extensive variety of flora and fauna.

EXPLORE THE WILD

Our National Parks

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Featured Experiences


Not only does Uganda boast some of Africa’s most spectacular natural wonders, like the source of the Nile, but it’s also home to some of the continent’s most incredible species. From rare and endangered great apes to tree climbing lions, Uganda is nothing short of a wildlife lover’s paradise.


Gorilla Tracking

With fewer than 1004 mountain gorillas that still exist on earth today, Uganda is home to more than half of all these massive creatures making it one of the only three countries in the world where mountain gorilla trekking is conducted. The are 18 gorilla families that have been habituated and already set for tourism purposes.


Chimpanzee Tracking

Current estimates for the total wild population of chimpanzees which are estimated to be 100,000 to 250,000, with Uganda home to about 5,000 individuals. Almost 1,500 are found in Kibale National Park, the most popular place for chimp tracking in the country.


The Batwa Experience

As the original dwellers of this ancient jungle,

the Batwa were known as “The Keepers of the

Forest.” The Batwa survived by hunting small

game using arrows or nets and gathering plants

and fruit in the rain forest.

Our Conservation Mission

“To conserve, economically develop and sustainably manage the wildlife and protected areas of Uganda in partnership with neighboring communities and other stakeholders for the benefit of the people of Uganda and the global community.”

INVESTING IN OUR PEOPLE

Our People

UWA implements diverse strategies to conserve and sustainably manage wildlife. They include community participation in wildlife management; revenue sharing; collaborative management; problem animal management; wildlife use rights; and conservation education and awareness.

INVESTING IN CONSERVATION

Wildlife/Eco-System Conservation

UWA implements diverse strategies to conserve and sustainably manage wildlife. They include community participation in wildlife management; revenue sharing; collaborative management; problem animal management; wildlife use rights; and conservation education and awareness.


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