About Us

Uganda Wild Life Authority - Conserving for Generations

UWA

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.

The parks offer ‘traditional’ savanna safaris along with boat tours, forest hikes, mountain climbing, and wildlife research activities. Uganda is unrivaled on the continent as a bird-watching destination with over 1,000 species of birds – several of which are found nowhere else on the planet. It is also home to 13 types of primates including over half of the world’s endangered Mountain Gorillas; and our closest relative – the chimpanzee.

Explore the wild Kidepo Valley; spot Queen Elizabeth’s tree-climbing lions; trek up the Virunga Volcanoes; summit the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains; take on Bwindi’s “impenetrable forest”; learn ancient tribal traditions and crafts – or just relax at your lodge surrounded by the wonderful sights and sounds of Africa’s most hospitable destination.

Explore Uganda – on the tip of discovery with the safest and most hospitable parks in Africa!

Our Vision

The UWA Aspiration

“To be a leading wildlife conservation agency in the world”.

Our Mission

The UWA Mandate

“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.”

Core Corporate Values

Core Corporate Values

Uganda Wildlife Authority upholds the following values that will be central to its operations. The values are in line with the organizational beliefs; culture and tradition that will help drive staff to achieve the organizational mission and realizing its dream.

Commitment

Responsible staff upholding conservation ethics and values in the true sense of love for nature.

Teamwork

Our staff take collective action, responsibilities and own decisions taken in the best interest of the organization to achieve a common goal.

Customer Care

With hospitable staff offering a range of services in line with best practice to the satisfaction of the customer.

Proffessionalism

Competent staff, striving for excellence with selflessness, compassion and empathy accepting a commitment to service with dedication and self-improvement within the profession.

Integrity

Staff that are accountable, honest, truthful, morally upright and adhering to moral and ethical principles.