Uganda is an animal and nature-lovers paradise, and the Ugandans have worked tirelessly to create and maintain national parks and conservation zones for its incredible biodiversity. Africa’s tallest mountain range, the Rwenzoris, stretches across western Uganda, acting as the source of the Nile River. Shrouded in mist and abounding with glaciers, waterfalls, and alpine lakes, these peaks are the home of Uganda’s mountain gorillas. Home to almost half the world’s surviving mountain gorillas, the World Heritage–listed Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of East Africa’s most famous national parks. Other parks, such as Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, and Kidepo Valley National Parks are home to a wide variety of avian and land animals, and on Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary around 50 orphaned chimps have found their home.