Uganda is a landlocked East African country with a varied landscape that includes the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and the massive Lake Victoria. Chimpanzees and rare birds are among the abundant wildlife. The mountain gorilla sanctuary of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the remote Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Murchison Falls National Park, located in the northwest, is known for its 43-meter-high waterfall and wildlife, including hippos.
Uganda’s wildlife is conserved, managed, and regulated by the Uganda Wildlife Authority, a semi-autonomous Ugandan government agency. “UWA’s mandate is to ensure the long-term management of Uganda’s wildlife resources and to oversee wildlife activities both within and outside protected areas.”