Uganda Wildlife Authority


Conserving & Sustaining Wildlife

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 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.

What we do?

  1. Ecosystem Management 
  2. Monitoring & Research 
  3. Wildlife Resource Protection
  4. Promoting Protected Areas as Tourism Destinations
  5. Community Conservation Activities
  6. Problem Animal Management 
  7. Licensing for Wildlife Use

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is a semi-autonomous government agency that conserves and manages Uganda’s wildlife for the people of Uganda and the global community.


To be a global leader in wildlife conservation


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.”

Our rangers provide the best

Wildlife Protection in our parks

Conserving Wildlife

For Generations

Uganda’s Wildlife

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.

Tracking Gorillas in mgahinga National Park

Our Core Values

Uganda Wildlife Authority upholds the following core values that will are central to its operations. These values are in line with the organisational beliefs; culture and tradition that help drive staff to achieve the organisational mission and realising its dream

Strong Commitment to Conservation

All staff having personal commitment to upholding conservation ethics and values in the true sense of love for nature.


An Organization with staff that are honest, truthful, morally upright showing a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values.


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

Excellent Service

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


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