Conservation importance: It is the wildest park in Uganda with more than 80 species of mammals, 28 were not known to occur in any other Ugandan park. The Bat-eared Fox, Striped Hyena, Aardwolf, Caracal, Cheetah and Hunting Dog are unique carnivore species of the Karamoja region and are protected within the park. It also protects 5 species of primates including the Kavirondo Bush Baby, endemic to this area; the less common ungulates – Greater and Lesser Kudu, Chandlers Mountain Reedbuck, Klipspringer and Dikdik. Bright Gazzelle, Beisa Oryx and Roan Antelope have been severely depleted by poachers.
Tourist Attractions: Great scenic views of mountains and flat valleys. Game includes Elephants, Zebras, Bush pigs Rothschild Giraffes, Buffalos, Eland, Jacksons, Cheetahs, Hartebeest and Oribi. Lions, Leopards, spotted Hyenas, Black-backed and striped Jackal are common. Bird life of 465 species includes Ostrich and Kori Bustard principally associated with arid regions.
Size: Covers 1,442km2