Wildlife Safaris in Uganda takes travelers for Wildlife viewing which is one of the main reasons why tourists visit Uganda. 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 safaris 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 a wildlife tour in Uganda 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.
Uganda is also home to 13 types of primates including over half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. 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.
The top wildlife viewing parks in Uganda include Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, and Queen Elizabeth National Park. Wildlife viewing or game drives are done in a safari vehicle with an Uganda safari guide and a park ranger in search of wildlife. Game drives in Uganda can be done either in the morning, evening, or at night. These are referred to as morning game drives, evening game drives as well and 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.
Located in southwestern Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is famous for its population of endangered mountain gorillas. It is home to nearly half of the world’s mountain gorillas, making it a popular destination for gorilla trekking.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is a superb safari destination for wildlife lovers. the National Park is home to diverse wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, and hippos. The park is also home to over 600 bird species, making it a paradise for birdwatchers.
Murchison Falls National Park is named after the mighty Murchison Falls on the Nile River. The park is known for its abundant wildlife, such as elephants, giraffes, African lions, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species.
Situated in northeastern Uganda, Kidepo Valley National Park offers travelers a great opportunity to indulge in its remote wilderness and remarkable scenery. The park boasts a wide range of wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, zebras, buffaloes, and various antelope species.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park offers a unique wildlife experience. Besides being home to a small population of mountain gorillas, the park is also a habitat for golden monkeys and other primates, along with numerous bird species.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park is famous for its stunning mountain ranges, including the snow-capped peaks of Mount Stanley. The park is home to various wildlife species, such as elephants, chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, and over 177 bird species.
Semuliki National Park hosts tropical rainforests, hot springs, and diverse wildlife. The park is home to many bird species, including the rare shoebill stork, as well as primates like chimpanzees and baboons.
Each national park in Uganda provides a unique opportunity to witness and appreciate the country’s diverse wildlife and natural beauty. Whether it’s gorilla trekking, birdwatching, or game drives, Acacia Safaris has the best packages and ideas for you. let us help you plan your Uganda Safari tour for unforgettable experiences in the wild.
Acacia Safaris is the best tour operator that will help you craft your dream Uganda Safari, guaranteeing Gorilla trekking permits for both Bwindi and Mgahinga.
To have a wildlife safari of a kind, you need to have a well-planned trip.