Uganda Wildlife is an amazing tourist attraction that has gotten tourists from all over the world chanting about the pearl of Africa and how beautiful it is. Uganda has a lot of wildlife species that one can adventure all the famous “Big 5” mammals (Lions, Elephants, Buffalos, Leopards, and Rhinos), gorillas, chimpanzees among other primates and many more other mammals and bird species.
Uganda wildlife safaris are the most enjoyable experiences that one should not miss out on as part of the tour packages when they visit Uganda. Travelers can embark on game drives where they will traverse the savannahs to meet the wildlife in the park. To enjoy the Ugandan primate safaris, one can decide to engage in trekking and tracking of the different primates. Chimpanzee trekking and gorilla trekking are the most engaged in primate safaris in Uganda.
Uganda wildlife can be found in all protected national parks which are home to a variety of mammals, small antelopes, birds among others but each park is comprised of unique suitable wildlife for which it’s known for. The number of travelers that have visited Uganda for over the years is steadily increasing day by day because they are the ever-growing populations of the conserved wildlife in Uganda. Uganda also has sanctuaries and a zoo i.e. a wildlife center that travelers can visit and experience some of the endangered species. Some of the national parks that can be visited include Murchison falls national park which lies in northern direction of Uganda, Kidepo national park located in northeastern part of Uganda, Queen Elizabeth national park which lies in the western region of the country, Bwindi impenetrable national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park, Kibale national park, Semiliki national park, and many other parks.
Place in Uganda where travelers can be able to view the different species of the Big 5 (Lions, Leopards, Buffalos, Elephants, and rhinos) include Queen Elizabeth National Park in the Ishasha sector where you can also view the famous tree-climbing lions. You can also meet some of these amazing creatures in the savannah grasslands of Kidepo Valley National Park and Murchison fall national park. The rhinos can be found in Ziwa Rhino sanctuary which was set up basically to protect the white Rhinos. Other wildlife species that you can find in Uganda include waterbucks, warthogs, giraffes and other small antelopes like oribis, elands, topis, cheetahs, hogs, zebras, impalas, and Jackson Harte beasts which can only be viewed at Lake Mburo National Park and Kidepo valley national park.
Uganda has a good conducive climate which is favorable to be a habitat for a wide range of bird species. Uganda is a birding paradise where every adventurous birder should be amazed to visit. Birding safaris in Uganda should be included on the traveler’s tour packages so they can be able to experience different bird species. In Uganda, you will be able to view the Shoebill stork in Murchison fall national park at the edge of Lake Albert. Other bird species found in Uganda include the flamingoes, Egyptian plover, Turacos, Nicators, Darters, Ostriches, Ducks, Barns owls, woodpeckers, old-world bunting ,White-eyes, eagles, bulbuls, hoppers, tree creepers, African and green broadbills, hawks, kites, old-world sparrows, gray crowned crane, short-tailed warbler, Doherty’s bush shrike, standard winged nightjar, bar-tailed trogon, black-breasted barbet, fairy flycatchers, fin foots bustard, ground-hornbills and many more other birds. All these species can be seen in the different national parks.
Uganda is one of the blessed 3 countries where you can find mountain gorillas. The Uganda Wildlife boasts of over 400 gorilla species are inhabit the forests of Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga Gorilla Park. In Bwindi, there are 4 sectors where you can find habituated gorillas and engage in the gorilla trekking Uganda Wildlife experience. These sectors include Nkurigo, buhoma, Ruhija, and Rushaga. Other primates to view while on the Uganda Wildlife Safaris include olive baboons, velvet monkeys, golden monkeys, blew monkeys, L’hoest monkeys, grey mangabey monkeys, black and white monkeys, golden monkeys and endangered chimpanzees.