Experience the pearl of Africa, book Wildlife safaris in Uganda, and have opportunities to explore some of the top Uganda National Parks and reserves that teem with an incredible diversity of wildlife species. Uganda safaris/Wildlife safaris in Uganda will allow you to engage in different experiences including, Game drives and boat cruises among others. Why choose Uganda Wildlife Safaris? Uganda is a safari insider with about Ten National Parks and thirteen Wildlife Reserves. The National Parks and reserves are home to large numbers of flora and fauna with over 345 mammal species and 1020 bird species. Uganda Wildlife Safaris will not only give you opportunities to view different wildlife in Uganda but also the opportunity to explore Uganda’s popular Safari destinations.
Uganda is not only a popular destination but also a dream destination for many travelers to Africa. The country is famous for primate safaris, especially mountain gorilla trekking safaris, however, there is a lot more to experience in this amazing country. Our customized Uganda Safari Tours will take you to some of the best wildlife viewing parks during your Uganda Wildlife Safaris.
Amidst undulating hills, dense forests, and breathtaking mountain peaks, Uganda is home to some of the best primate tracking destinations in the world. The popular primate trekking safari Parks include Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, and Kibale Forest National Park. Wildlife safaris in Uganda will unleash your African safari imagination with incredible sightseeing experiences as you enjoy watching different wildlife species roaming in the parks. While on your Uganda safari tour, you can also combine different activities and experiences with your Wildlife safari in Uganda.
Uganda is home to the world’s highest number of surviving mountain gorillas, so it’s no wonder that most wildlife enthusiasts come to Uganda to track and spend time with these critically endangered primates up close and personal.
Uganda’s diverse ecosystems are associated with tropical forests and Savannah plains provide a backdrop for a diversity of flora and wildlife in Uganda. Wildlife safaris in Uganda offer visitors lifetime adventures with opportunities to spot the Big Five African Animals (lion, leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, and Rhino).
Uganda is home to about 330 mammal species. Among these include the big five African game which are the buffaloes, rhinos, elephants, lions, and leopards. The big four 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, you will have to tailor your Wildlife Safari in Uganda to any of those three National Parks and also include Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
A safari in Uganda is going to exceed your expectations if you have ever wanted to observe mountain gorillas in their natural rainforest habitat. You can combine your Uganda Wildlife Safari with a Gorilla trekking tour. Gorilla trekking in Uganda has grown to be one of the most profound wildlife experiences in all of Africa; with a 90% success rate in locating habituated gorilla family groups in the spectacular Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
You can enjoy tracking these amazing primates in Bwindi or Mgahinga during your Uganda Safari/Uganda Safari tour. Our packages will allow you to trek gorillas before or After your Wildlife Safari in Uganda.
While on your Uganda safari Tour, you will grab opportunities to spot different wildlife species across several safari destinations mostly in National Parks. Some of the wildlife species that can be seen on Wildlife Safaris in Uganda include lions, giraffes, elephants, oribis, antelopes, zebras, hartebeests, waterbucks, bushbucks, dik-dik, cheetahs, side-striped jackal, buffaloes, elands, warthogs, Ugandan kobs, leopards, duikers, and many more.
For primate lovers, Uganda must be included on your bucket list when planning an African safari. There are 13 different types of primates including over half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas that you can see while in Uganda.
The commonly encountered on top of the gorillas and chimpanzees include; Blue Monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, Black-and-white colobus, and L’Hoest’s monkeys among others. Wildlife viewing, however, is mainly done in savannah parks where wildlife is seen on a game drive through the trucks of the park.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is known as a ‘medley of wonders’ – home to incredible wildlife biodiversity that you can observe during game drives. The park is home to hundreds of mammal species and over 600 bird species. Queen Elizabeth National Park is famous for tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector and for hosting one of the world’s largest hippo schools (along the Kazinga channel).
Wildlife Safaris to Queen Elizabeth National Park shouldn’t be missed on your bucket list while in Uganda. The diverse network, including beautiful lakes, extensive savanna, natural forests, and fertile swamps, makes Queen Elizabeth National Park the best place for big game viewing adventures.
The Kazinga channel offers an awesome view of hippos, buffaloes, elephants, and several bird species that line up on the shores. As you continue towards the Ishasha sector plains, another surprise of tree-climbing lions resting on trees waiting to pounce on Uganda Kobs will give you a true feel of the jungle.
Murchison Falls National Park is one of the oldest and largest national parks in Uganda. Murchison Falls is home to 72 different mammal species that you will encounter during your trip to Uganda. Chimpanzees, blue monkeys, olive baboons, and black and white colobus monkeys are among the many primate species found park.
While here, you will enjoy viewing elephants, buffalo, antelopes, and giraffes, as well as lions and leopards.
Kidepo Valley National Park contains one of the most exciting faunas of any Ugandan national park. Along with the neighboring Karamoja region, it is home to many species found nowhere else in Uganda, including the greater and lesser kudu, eland, and cheetah.
You will also be able to spot lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, and black-backed and side-striped jackals. Other large species regularly seen here are elephant, Burchell’s zebra, bush pig, warthog, Rothschild’s giraffe, Cape buffalo, bushbuck, bush duiker, Defassa waterbuck, Bohor reedbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest, and Oribi.
Other wildlife viewing destinations in Uganda include Lake Mburo National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kibale National Park, Semuliki National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Mount Elgon National Park, Mount Rwenzori National Park, and many more wildlife reserves across the country.