Uganda Wildlife Tours is one of the main reasons why tourists explore Uganda the Pearl of Africa. The beautiful Pearl of Africa with its tropical forests and savannah plains makes a backdrop for a variety of flora and fauna species.
Uganda is home to about 330 mammal species. Among these include the big five African games which are the buffaloes, rhinos, elephants, lions, and leopards.
These can be seen in 3 of the national parks which are Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, and Queen Elizabeth National Park; however, rhinos can only be seen at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Therefore to see all of the big five, a tourist has to tailor their wildlife safari in Uganda to any of those three national parks as well as a visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Some of the wildlife species that can be seen on Uganda wildlife tours include the lions with tree-climbing lions at Queen Elizabeth National Park, giraffes, elephants, oribis, antelopes, zebras, hartebeests, waterbucks, bushbucks, dik-dik, cheetahs, side-striped jackal, buffaloes, elands, warthogs, Ugandan kobs, leopards, duikers, and many more
Wildlife viewing or game drives are done in a safari vehicle with a Uganda safari guide and park ranger in search of wildlife.
Game drives in Uganda can be done either in the morning, evening, and at night. These are referred to as morning game drives, evening game drives as well as night game drives.
The day game drives are usually less expensive than the night game drive. A game drive lasts about 2-4 hours within the park.
Game drives in Uganda’s national parks are the perfect way of seeing wildlife in the savannah plains. Uganda has lots of mammals and the parks haven’t been much affected by mass tourism.
You enjoy the park with a few other travelers which give you an opportunity to enjoy the park and take as many uninterrupted pictures as possible.
Uganda is also home to 13 types of primates including over half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas and chimpanzees.
Gorilla trekking and chimp tracking are in many cases, however, referred to as different activities since they include tracking and getting up close to chimpanzees or gorillas on foot.
Wildlife viewing, however, is mainly done in savannah parks where wildlife is seen on a game drive through the trucks of the park.
To have Uganda Wildlife Tours of a kind, you need to have a well-planned trip. Here are sample itineraries to help you better plan your next trip to see wildlife in their natural habitat;
Wildlife viewing I great in Uganda as well as the neighboring Serengeti National Park and Masai Mara Game Reserve in Tanzania and Kenya respectively.
They are actually the authentic African game drive destination but be ready for many interruptions because of crowds unlike in Uganda where you have fewer safari vehicles on game drives and allow great wildlife viewing opportunities. Wildlife tours in the entire East African region can also be tailored with gorilla tracking in Uganda.