Wildlife Safaris in Uganda, Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda, White Water Rafting in Jinja
Uganda is home to a diversity of wildlife ranging from the “Big five” to the “little five” something that has made wildlife safaris in Uganda a top choice for about 95% of tourists that tour Uganda.
The country is host to about 345 mammal species found in the different national parks, wildlife reserves and sanctuaries. These mammal species comprise of East African and West African species found in forests and especially savannah plains.
For most of the Uganda wildlife safaris, chimpanzee and Mountain Gorilla trekking make the highlight of the trip. This is due to the fact that Uganda is home to half of the worlds remaining mountain gorillas found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Kibale Forest National Park is the best place for chimpanzee trekking safaris in Uganda since the park hosts the biggest number of chimpanzees in a single habitat, more than 1500 live here.
Africa’s sought after big five game which are the Buffaloes, Rhinos, Leopards, Lions and Elephants can be seen on a joined trip to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park or Queen Elizabeth National Park. This is because Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is the only habitat to Uganda’s Rhinos and can be tracked there.
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Wildlife/animals in Uganda
On a Uganda wildlife tour, you may see wildlife species including but not limited to, leopards, Lions, African Buffaloes, African Bush Elephants, Rothschild Giraffes, Ugandan Kob, sitatungas, red and blue duikers, bushbucks, Warthogs, bush pigs, giant forest hogs, common warthogs, white Rhinos, Zebras, Dik Dik (only in Kidepo Valley National Park), Elands, waterbucks, Oribis, Topis, Baboons and many more
Some of the carnivores in Uganda include the Leopards, African golden cats, different mongooses, servals, cheetahs (only in Kidepo Valley National Park) and two species of otter.
Hippopotami and Nile crocodiles are some of the aquatic wild species that can be seen in national parks of Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park.
Wildlife safaris Uganda offer chance to see primates like Chimpanzees in their natural habitat and in Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, several species of Central Africa monkeys like the Ugandan red colobus, Uganda mangabey, L’Hoest’s monkey. More primate species include the blue monkey, black-and-white colobus, Patas monkey and the Golden monkey – only found in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.
When should travelers go for wildlife safaris in Uganda?
Since Uganda tours offer much wildlife sighting many wonder when the best time to visit is. The 2 dry seasons are the best and this is the time during the months of December – February and June – September.
The rains are light or much less during this time and therefore roads are passable, grass is shorter and therefore scenery and photography clearer.
However, wildlife tours Uganda at times depend on your desired destination and time. For national parks like Kidepo Valley National Park the months of June to September that are the dry season in other parts of the country are a rainy season in the park. There’s only one rainy season in the park and the rest are dry months and good time to visit.
5 Important rules and regulations for Uganda wildlife parks
- Only make campfires and camp in designated areas
- No pets are allowed in any Uganda safari parks
- Littering the park is not allowed
- Fire arms and ammunitions are not allowed in the parks
- Don’t pick or destroy any flower or vegetation in the park