Ugandan Parks Scoop TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence. Six Ugandan National Parks have won global accolades for their excellent service and scenic beauty, according to TripAdvisor, a globally respected travel guide. Murchison Falls National Park in the north, Kibale National Park in the West, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Rwenzori Mountains National Park have won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015.
The parks were recognised for distinguished customer service, diversified products, scenic beauty and professional guiding and porter services.
Uganda has 10 National parks including Kidepo, Mt. Elgon, Semliki and Mgahinga. TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site on which tourists post their reviews of their safari experiences. Some of the reasons for the high rating for the coveted parks include cleanliness of the protected areas without littered trails and tracks, proximity to high standard hotels and other accommodation facilities, professionalism of staff and quality customer care. Others include fantastic cuisine, Bwindi’s gorillas and its scenic impenetrable national park located in southwestern Uganda in the districts of Kanungu, Kabale and Kisoro.
Bwindi is home to more than half of the global population of the 880 endangered gorillas. The rest roam the Virunga landscape shared by Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo. The reviewers are mostly awed by diversified products like the top of falls trail in Murchison Falls National Park which offers visitors various viewing points for the great waterfalls as the Nile plunges into a 40-metre abyss at a narrow gorge.
Lake Mburo won the certificate for the second time in a row. This is the nearest park to Kampala City and located along the route to Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth National Park in Western Uganda. The park is surrounded by people with unique culture which is being integrated into the conversation of the mountains.
Kibale forest has the highest diversity of primate species in the whole of Africa. It has 13 species of primates. Queen Elizabeth National park is famous for the tree-climbing lions and also offers high chances of tracking lions in western Uganda. The park also has lakes George and Edward which are connected by the Kazinga Channel. It also has crater lakes one of which is a roosting ground for the migratory flamingos. Queen Elizabeth and Kibale parks have won the accolade for the third time in a row. Lake Mburo and Murchison have appeared on the excellence list of TripAdvisor for the second time in a row.