The African wildlife is the world’s greatest heritage that drives millions of visitors from around the world to the continent. Other than Nelson Mandela, the most popular/known African item outside Africa is the African wildlife. Uganda is the Favorited destination for a true African wildlife safari experience. It is has some of the most beautiful and diverse wildlife on the African continent. Most important though is that the wildlife in Uganda is still virgin, that is, it is unpolluted and has not been affected by mass tourism. One would also say the wildlife here is still wild, something that many travellers look for in a true wildlife safari experience. You won’t find animals being drugged so tourists can pose for pictures. Here the animals wonder freely in their untouched and unpolluted natural habitats. Tracking them and observing how they relate in their natural habitats is thrilling wildlife adventure.
We organize wildlife safari experiences to all the game parks and attractions in Uganda. Our tailored Uganda safaris encompass a variety of wildlife to cater for the different wildlife intrests.
Uganda’s game parks and reserves possess a rich and unique eco system. They are very accessible and well populated with diverse wildlife and beautiful scenery.
An African safari is never complete without the famous “big five”, that is, the lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffalos and Uganda has all them. The lions are better seen resting on the rocky outcrops in Kidepo Valley National Park, hunting antelopes in the vast savanna plains of Murchison Falls National or resting in the fig trees of Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth National Park (tree-climbing lions). The much elusive leopards are easier seen in Murchison Falls National Park. They can also be seen in Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo, and Kidepo National Park. The Rhinos had been whipped out by poachers and wars but the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary was set up and breads lots of white rhinos. Other African game in abundance include impalas, hyenas, zebras, Jackson’s hartebeests, oribis, impalas, elands, kobs, waterbucks, bushbucks, zebras, jackals, cheetahs (only in Kidepo), hogs, hippos, and crocodiles among others.
Uganda has the highest primate density in the world. This is attributed to the vast natural forest cover and the conservation efforts that have been directed to conserving this wildlife. These forests harbor lots of primates including among others chimpanzees, olive baboons, Colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, golden monkeys, blew monkeys, l’Hoest monkeys, and Mangabeys among others. Groups of chimpanzees have been habituated and are available for chimp tracking expeditions.
Uganda is one of the only three countries in the world that have the endangered Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitats. It accounts for 50% of the remaining mountain gorillas. About ten groups of gorillas have been habituated and are available for gorilla tracking.
Accounting for more than half of Africa’s bird species, Uganda is truly a birder’s haven. Uganda’s year-round favorable warm climate and diverse natural habitats attract a number of bird species from around the world in addition to the 1000 indigenous species. Prominent bird species you shall view on the Uganda birding tour include shoebill stork, king fisher, black bee-eater, African green broadbill, green-breasted pitta, crested crane and the African eagles among others.