Amidst undulating hills, dense forests, and breathtaking mountain peaks, Uganda is home to some of the best primate tracking in the world. Wildlife safaris in Uganda 2023 will unleash your African safari imagination with incredible sightseeing experiences. With the world’s highest number of surviving mountain gorillas, 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
Wildlife safaris in Uganda 2023 – Wildlife viewing is one of the main reasons why tourists visit Uganda. The beautiful Pearl of Africa with its tropical forests and savannah plains offers a great habitat for different wildlife species that you can see during your Gorilla and Uganda Wildlife safari.
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. These 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, a tourist has to tailor their wildlife safari in Uganda to any of those three national parks as well as a visit to 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. 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.
Don’t assume, though, that a safari in Uganda is limited to seeing gorillas in tropical woods. This landlocked country in East Africa is also home to a number of unique national parks and is a top contender for one of the best bird-watching locations in the world.
Commonly spotted Wildlife in Uganda
While on your Uganda safari Tour, you will be delighted to spot different wildlife species across several safari destinations and mostly in National Parks. Some of the wildlife species that can be seen on a wildlife tour in Uganda include the lions with tree climbing lions at Queen Elizabeth National Park, giraffes, elephants, oribis, antelopes, zebras, hartebeests, waterbucks, bushbucks, dik dik, cheetahs, side striped jackal, buffaloes, elands, warthogs, Ugandan kobs, leopards, duikers, and many more.
Uganda is also home to 13 types of primates including over half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. Gorilla trekking and chimp tracking are in many cases however, referred to as different activities since they include tracking and getting up close to chimpanzees or gorillas on foot. Wildlife viewing, however, is mainly done in savannah parks where wildlife is seen on a game drive through the trucks of the park.
Wildlife Viewing in Uganda’s National Parks
The top wildlife viewing parks in Uganda include Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, and Queen Elizabeth National Park. Wildlife viewing or game drives are done in a safari vehicle with a professional Uganda safari guide and park ranger in search of wildlife. Game drives in Uganda can be done either in the morning, evening, or at night. These are referred to as morning game drives, evening game drives as well as night game drives. The day game drives are usually less expensive than the night game drive. A game drive lasts about 2-4 hours within the park.
Wildlife safaris in Uganda 2023 will allow you to experience Uganda’s top wildlife species as you will have several other opportunities to combine your wildlife tour with other top adventurous activities. Let us help you plan your Uganda wildlife Safari tour