Uganda Wildlife Attractions :  Uganda is blessed with an assortment of animals, from Carnivores to herbivores, large and small, hat are specially crafted to captivate any wildlife lover on Uganda tours. You will have immense opportunities to catch rare animal sightings such as Mountain Gorillas, tree-climbing Lions, Nubian Giraffes, Burchell’s Zebras and many other. You only ought to bring your camera along.

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The major event of any Uganda safari tour is a game drive through the glazed savannah of Uganda’s national parks to spot some wild animals. It is at that point when you head out in your 4 Wheel Vehicle, accompanied by a game ranger that you will fully get to experience the unrivalled magic of this East African wilderness and wildlife tours Uganda.

Game drives

In times of game drives, many animals are already out and about to find food and water. It is often in the dim light of the morning that most adventurers will set out on a Uganda safari game drive to capture outstanding pictures when animal tracks are still fresh. It is everything from the dew atop the savannah to the golden touch of the sunrise over the Uganda wildlife safaris horizon.

Alternatively, Uganda tour wildlife is readily available on afternoon game drives and late evening game drives. It is in the heat of the afternoon sun that countless animals retreat to the waterside to quench their thirst and cool off from the scorching sunshine. These afternoon game drives are a hot spot for some prey and predator action on wildlife safaris Uganda.

Animals to see on wildlife safaris Uganda

Primates: There are 20 primate species in Uganda including the endangered Mountain Gorillas that you can only find here and in Rwanda and the DRC in the entire world. Other primate species to watch out for include; Chimpanzees, Red tailed monkeys, Vervet monkeys, Golden monkyes, Olive baboons, L’Hoest’s monkeys, Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Pittas, Bush baby and white and Black Colobus Monkeys among others.

Big 5 Game – The Big 5 are highly sought after on Uganda wildlife tours and have earned a special place in many adventurers’ hearts. When you visit Uganda for safari, make it a point to see the BIG5 such as; Lions, African Bush Elephants, Cape Buffalos, Rhinos and Leopards before you head back.

Big 5 Animals in Uganda
Big 5 Animals in Uganda

Reptiles – It will quickly come to you that Uganda is quite a diverse destination when it comes to safari. Within the undergrowth of the Savannah, expect to come across Uganda tours reptiles such as snakes, Monitor lizards, Chameleons, Geckos and many others. The water banks are often a hideout for Nile Crocodiles.

Other animal specials to keep an eye out for while you transverse the wild landscape on Uganda safari tours include; Cheetahs, Jackals, Hyenas, Foxes, Zebras, Antelopes, Uganda kobs, Wild dogs, African Civets, Serval Cats, Mongoose, Genets, Otters, Caracals, Warthogs and African wildcats among many others.

Where to see them

The best way to see Uganda wildlife on safari is to embark on a road trip to any or all of the national parks in the country. Each destination presents a different feel of the Uganda tours wildlife escapade and there are destinations that you must visit if you are to see a specific animal.

Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga national park – These two parks offer opportunities to watch Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat on a wildlife safari tour Uganda. Only in Uganda and other two East African countries offer this opportunity of meet the gorillas.

Kibale forest national park is known as the “primate capital” with about 13 primate species including the recently discovered Dwarf Galago and is the ultimate destination to catch all the primates in action on a Uganda wildlife tour.

Queen Elizabeth national park – If you have only heard of a tree climbing Lion but have never witnessed one, this is the ultimate destination for that adventure. Queen Elizabeth also offers about 95 mammal species and a healthy Lion population for any Uganda safari tour wildlife escapade.

Murchison falls national park – With 76 mammal species, you can never go wrong with a Uganda tour game drive at this destination. Unusual animals such as Burchell’s Zebras are often seen grazing against a backdrop of the Majestic Murchison Falls; a sight you will not just find anywhere else in Uganda.

Kidepo national park – This destination is reserved for unique animal sightings that you might not find elsewhere in the country. Spot animals such as Wild dogs, Nubian Giraffes, Ostriches and Hyenas in action on a wildlife safari Uganda in Kidepo.

What to pack for a Uganda wildlife safari

These include; a hat and Sunglasses, Binocular, camera, drinking water and snacks, a back-pack for your valuables, Comfortable clothes in safari colors such as brown, forest green and black

When to go for a Uganda wildlife safari

During the dry seasons of January to February and June to July, the roads are often dry and the grass is shorter. At this point, you can clearly see animals over long distances and will enjoy great sightings as they gather around water sources.

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