Albertine rift valley in Uganda
Uganda is covered by the Albertine right valley a western branch of the great east African rift valley it is one richest biodiversity regions of the African ecosystem with more than half of the population of the African bird species.it has a big population of mammals, reptiles and amphibians containing more of the endangered species in Africa it generates its name Albertine rift valley in Uganda from the long lake Albert. It is a great landscape which was formed as part of earths changes volcanic eruptions and tectonic plate movements that inspires world travelers to reach out to the pearl of Africa.
The Albertine stretches from north western Uganda to the south west covering within Mgahinga national park that hosts the three Virunga volcanoes Sabinyo, Mgahinga and Muhabura, Rwenzori mountains popularly known as the mountains of the moon, Bwindi impenetrable national park, down to the Savannah grasslands of queen Elizabeth national park and the Semiliki valley, the wonderful escarpments of Butiaba, Kichwamba and kyambura gorge mark its boundaries. Its endowed with a series of lakes which include lake albert, Edward and George.
The lakes of Edward and George are joined by the Kazinga channel a 40km stream with a high population density of hippos in the whole world, crocodiles, impala, elephants, buffalos, warthogs, water-bucks, bush bucks, among other animal species. The Semiliki valley hosts hot springs of Sempaya that have caught an eye for many travelers. Bwindi impenetrable national park has one of the most endangered species of the mountain gorillas-gorilla beringei having half of the world’s remaining population and other primate species like l’hoest monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, grey checked mangabey and the Golden monkeys in Mgahinga national park.
The Amalgamation of all these features make then Albertine rift valley a great and most sought of destination for African safaris. A number of accommodation facilities are available in the vast destinations ranging from luxury to budget and can be accessed by both road and air.