Uganda’s Kidepo Valley, Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth national parks have been listed among Africa”s top 50 Safari parks.
Uganda’s Kidepo Valley, Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth national parks have been listed among Africa”s top 50 Safari parks. Kidepo is ranked 14th best national park in Africa, followed by Queen Elizabeth (34th) and Murchison Falls (39th). The ranking was conducted by the Netherlands based SafariBooking.com, an online market place for African safaris, after over 3,000 reviews from safari adventurists and industry experts, according to a statement. The review also considered views of guidebook authors from Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Frommer”s, Bradt and Footprint.
A total of 138 parks of the major safari countries were included in the study. Only parks known for classic wildlife viewing safaris were considered. Parks like Bwindi Impenetrable Forest that are mostly known for their scenery or typical gorilla/chimp tracking parks were not included.
Kidepo attracted 4,091 visitors last year while Queen Elizabeth park got 59,000. Muchison, the most visited park in Uganda, got 67,000 visitors.
The three parks are endowed with a variety of habitats such as grassland savanna, forests, wetlands and lakes as well as big herds of buffaloes, elephants, tree climbing lions, buffaloes, and cobs among others.
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