A Uganda Wildlife Safari is a quest that presupposes sighting of different wildlife species. Uganda wildlife and game viewing safaris are famous on most travelers’ bucket lists when planning their tours to Uganda. Uganda is one of the best destinations for game viewing, wildlife safaris, and tours in Africa. The country is well known for its diverse habitats and wildlife, including the mountain gorillas, the big five (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalos), and other primates such as chimpanzees and monkeys. Wildlife safaris in Uganda can be done on the trails on game drives.
Game viewing safaris are usually conducted in 4WD safari vehicles which are able to do an off-track with a well-trained, armed, and qualified ranger guide. The ranger guide will help you identify various species, explain the different behaviors of animals and interpret nature during the game drive.
These adventurous game-viewing tours are usually conducted during the cool hours of the day; this is a time when animals are more active like early morning and late in the evening. Uganda wildlife safaris guarantee top sightseeing experiences; you will come across several top species like Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Buffalos, gazelles, kobs, waterbuck, monkeys, and baboons among others.
Several national parks and reserves in Uganda offer game-viewing safaris and tours, including:
Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda is renowned for its incredible wildlife. Located in the western part of the country, this park is home to an abundance of wildlife, including elephants, lions, hippos, and over 600 bird species. We offer wildlife safari packages that allow you to explore the park and encounter its diverse array of animals.
Game drives are the most popular way to explore the park and spot wildlife. Our experienced guides take visitors on a journey through the park in open-roofed vehicles, offering excellent opportunities to see animals such as lions, elephants, buffalos, zebras, and antelopes, among others. Morning and evening game drives are available, each offering a unique perspective of the park’s wildlife.
The Kazinga Channel, a natural waterway connecting Lake Edward and Lake George is a great place to explore on boat for opportunities to spot aquatic wildlife. Boat safaris along the channel provide a fantastic opportunity to observe hippos, crocodiles, and a wide variety of birds, including African fish eagles, kingfishers, and pelicans. It’s a unique way to experience the park’s wildlife from a different perspective.
The park is also home to a population of chimpanzees, and visitors can partake in guided chimpanzee tracking tours. Accompanied by experienced guides, you’ll venture into the lush forests to search for these fascinating creatures. Along the way, you may also encounter other primates such as baboons, colobus monkeys, and vervet monkeys.
Famous for its scenic views of the Murchison Falls and is home to over 76 mammal species, including elephants, giraffes, and lions. Murchison Falls National Park is located in western Uganda.
Game drives are a popular way to explore the park and encounter its diverse range of wildlife. Visitors can embark on guided game drives in specially designed vehicles with experienced guides, providing excellent opportunities to see animals such as elephants, lions, giraffes, buffalos, hyenas, and various antelope species. Morning and evening game drives are available.
Murchison Falls National Park is also home to a population of chimpanzees. Visitors can engage in guided chimpanzee tracking tours to observe and learn about these incredible primates in their natural habitat. Trained guides assist visitors in locating the chimpanzees and provide valuable insights about their behavior and conservation.
Located in western Uganda, Kibale Forest is known for its incredible population of chimpanzees and is a popular destination for chimpanzee tracking. This park boasts over 1,500 chimpanzees making it one of the best places to visit for chimpanzee trekking tours. Wildlife safaris in Kibale Forest National Park offer visitors the opportunity to explore the lush tropical rainforest and encounter various wildlife species. Visitors can also enjoy guided nature walks, bird watching, and nocturnal forest walks to observe the park’s diverse flora and fauna.
Apart from the chimpanzees, the park also hosts other primates, including red colobus monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, and L’Hoest’s monkeys. Kibale Forest is also a bird lover’s paradise, with over 350 species recorded, including the brilliant African Pitta and the African grey parrot. The park is also home to forest elephants, buffaloes, bush pigs, and various species of duikers. Other notable animals found in Kibale Forest National Park are golden cats, giant forest hogs, and bongo antelopes.
This park is located in the northeastern part of the country and is known for its unique wildlife, including cheetahs, ostriches, and the bat-eared fox. Wildlife safaris in Kidepo Valley National Park involve exploring the park’s diverse landscapes and encountering a wide variety of animals in their natural habitats. Visitors can embark on guided game drives, walking safaris, or birding tours to witness the park’s rich biodiversity.
Kidepo Valley National Park is home to a remarkable array of wildlife species. These include large mammals like elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, and antelopes such as elands and roan antelopes. The park is also known for its predators, including lions, leopards, and cheetahs. Other notable species found in Kidepo Valley National Park include hyenas, jackals, warthogs, and a variety of monkey and baboon species. Additionally, the park is a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 475 bird species, including the unique Egyptian vulture and the ostrich.
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