Uganda Safari Tours, Wildlife, National Parks and Holiday Packages
Uganda is one of the top destinations for Wildlife Safari Tours. Though known for Primate tracking(Mountain Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee, Golden Monkeys), Uganda has a lot more to offer and definitely should be on your bucket list.
Uganda has 362 Mammal species and 1062 bird species and these include;
The Big Five
Africa is known for its incredible wildlife especially the Big five animals. The include;
- Cape Buffalo
- And the Mighty Elephant
There are few countries in Africa where you can have a sight of these beasts in their natural habitat, Uganda being one of them.
Uganda is blessed with 29 species of antelopes and can be found allover the country. Some of these include; Uganda Kob, Greater Kudu, Statunga, Eland, Waterbuck, Bushbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest, Topi and so many more.
Hippos can be found in allover Uganda. These large herbivores can grow to 1800kg and dwell in water logged environment since they spend most of their time in Water and only come out to feed at night.
The Rothschild Giraffe is the tallest terrestrial animal in the world and can grow to 6meters.
With over 1062 bird species, Uganda is one of the countries with the largest concentration of birds(half of the birds in Africa reside here). This number is greater than the total of North-America(993) and Europe(889).
Birders paradise include; Shoebill, African Green Broadbill, Standard-winged Nightjar, Green-breasted Pitta, Short-tailed Warbler, African Fish Eagle, King fisher, Shelley’s Crimsonwing, Crested Crane, etc.
The largest primate and 98% DNA similar to Humans. These gentle giants are endemic to the Virunga conservation area and Bwindi.
These are Human’s closes relative with over 99% similarity in DNA.
This is a relatively small primate species if compared to the Gorillas and Chimpanzee. However, this is a very beautiful primate, moves very fast and it is also endemic to The Virungas(Uganda, Rwanda and DRC),
Other wildlife include;
Spotted Hyenas, Warthogs, Porcupines, Wild dogs, Crocodiles, Zebra, etc, primates include; Coppery-tailed money, Blue monkey, Vervet monkey, Black and White colobus monkey, Red tailed monkey, Red colobus monkey, Olive Baboon, Thick-tailed bushbaby, Lesser Galago etc.
National Parks for Safaris in Uganda
These are the National parks where you can go for a Wildlife Uganda safari tour.
- Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Murchison falls National Park
- Kidepo Valley National Park
- Lake Mburo National park
- Pain Upe Reserve
- Semuliki National Park