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Game Viewing

Wildlife Safaris in Uganda

Uganda’s wildlife is distributed across the country in the different 10 National parks, 12 game reserves, the 5 community wildlife management areas and the 13 wildlife sanctuaries. This makes Uganda the most rich and gifted country by nature as it display the best landscape with the rift valley, tropical forests, Savanna grasslands and water bodies that have an extensive flora and fauna top over all countries in the region.

On your wildlife safari in Uganda, we will try to cover the best and accessible wildlife reserves according to your interests and a number of days dedicated to your adventure in Uganda. These best sites may include;

Kidepo Valley National Pak, Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, for Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. From Apoka, in the heart of the park, a savannah landscape extends far beyond the gazetted area, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges.

Kidepo has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species including the Lions and Cheaters as well as about 475 bird species.

Primate life in Kibale forest, Kibale national park boasts 13 primate species which include the red colobus L’Hoest monkey and the Endemic Uganda mangabey. The chimpanzees are the main attraction in the forest and the endemic species of birds.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park the home to the Giants but gentle Mountain Gorillas. Bwindi forest lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley and is one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rain forests, contains almost 400 species of plants. It is home to more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world with several habituated groups, which can be tracked.

The forest is home to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. About 350 species of birds including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.

The Queen Elizabeth national Park. Founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park and renamed two years later to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Elizabeth National Park is justifiably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include extensive savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, making it the ideal habitat for epic big game, with ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.

The Kazinga Channel that connects the two lakes George and Edward is one of the wonders in the park as well as the salt crater lakes, the explosive craters and the Kyambura Gorge crowns the park “A medley of wonders”

Lake Mburo National Park a solid epic gem, located close to the highway connecting Kampala to other parks in western Uganda. Lake Mburo is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and it is home to 350 bird species as well as zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and Giraffes.

Murchison Falls National Park, the stunning game reserve lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley. First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926, it is Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area, hosting over 76 species of mammals and over 451 birds.

At Murchison Falls, the Nile squeezes through 14 metre wide gorge and plunges with a thunderous roar into the “Devil’s Cauldron”, creating a trademark rainbow. The gem is spectacular and include among the many; Giraffes, Hartebeests, Oribis, Elephants, herds of Buffalos and the cats, Note; the Rhino extinction made the park lose the big 5 remark.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the smallest national park in Uganda and sits high in the clouds, at an altitude of between 2,227m and 4,127m. As its name suggests, it was created to protect the rare mountain gorillas that inhabit its dense forests, and it is also an important habitat for the endangered golden monkeys. Mgahinga has one habituated trans-boundary gorilla group.

The Batwa were self-sufficient – and visitors can see how during a fascinating tour with a Batwa guide to learn the secrets of the forest. Batwa are the indigenous residents of the forest and with all the tactics of hunting and traditional medicine.

Semuliki Forest Reserve. It is the only territory of true lowland tropical forest in East Africa, hosting 441 recorded bird species and 53 mammals. Semuliki National Park sprawls across the floor of the Semliki Valley on the remote, western side of the Rwenzori. The Park is dominated by the easternmost extension of the great Ituri Forest of the Congo Basin.

Our Game Viewing Tours

3 days Queen Elizabeth

Lion Predator Experience in Queen Elizabeth NP

Queen Elizabeth Predator experience <b>Lion Research experience</b> African lions are the largest and the majority of carnivore in Africa. They are regarded as the true social cats and have particular cultural connotation in different countries of their presence. Uganda the Pearl of Africa is blessed to have a good number of Lions, lions enjoy a repute as ‘king of the Jungle’ and are trendy cryptogram of royalty, might and heroism.

8 days Exceptional Uganda Luxury Safari

8 days Exceptional Uganda safari to Bwindi ‘the impenetrable forest’ home to one of the richest ecosystems in Africa. Mountain Gorillas are one of the world’s most endangered apes. It is estimated that there are only about 880 left throughout the world. Almost half of them can be found in Uganda, and populations can also be found in neighboring Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Kidepo Valley is possibly the only national park left in the whole continent where you can have the park all to yourself. This park teems with wildlife and must have been like safaris were in Kenya 35 years ago before the arrival of mass tourism! In fact, you are unlikely to meet more than a couple different cars on any given day of game driving. Kidepo is also home to almost all of the animal species present in the Uganda National Parks system, including lion, giraffe, elephant, buffalo, leopard, ostrich and cheetah. Kidepo is definitely the best kept secret in Uganda. Kidepo Valley N.P. was rated 3rd best National Park in Africa by CNN.

7 days Uganda safaris & Wildlife adventure

7 days Uganda safaris & Wildlife adventure takes you on a journey through the primal forests of Uganda in search of primates, before visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park for a thrilling wildlife experience. Begin at Isunga Lodge , where walks into the lush forest bring you into contact with a variety of birds and primates. In addition, you visit the local community to discover more about people’s way of life in harmony with the forests. Tracking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a highlight that you will remember forever. Continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park, where game drives and boat cruises deliver a variety of animals and birds in a wonderful wildlife experience. Perfect for the adventurous at heart, this journey delivers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, deep in the forests of Uganda.

7 days Queen & Gorilla trekking Bwindi

7 days Queen and Gorilla trekking Bwindi adventure takes you on a journey through the primal forests of Uganda in search of primates, before visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park for a thrilling wildlife experience. Begin at Isunga Lodge , where walks into the lush forest bring you into contact with a variety of birds and primates. In addition, you visit the local community to discover more about people’s’ way of life in harmony with the forests. Tracking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a highlight that you will remember forever. Continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park, where game drives and boat cruises deliver a variety of animals and birds in a wonderful wildlife experience. Perfect for the adventurous at heart, this journey delivers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, deep in the forests of Uganda.

6 days Gorilla, Chimpanzee tracking & Wildlife Tour

6 days Gorilla, Chimpanzee tracking & wildlife tour will provide you with the amazing experience of visiting and having a face to face interaction with the great Apes; The Mountain Gorillas of Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a world heritage site in Western Uganda. It is most notable for half of the world’s remaining population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas and this will be the highlight of our safari. Surely this safari will bring everlasting memories; see primates like the Chimpanzees and monkeys, not forgetting a variety of wildlife you will watch all on the same safari. On top of this, enjoy culture and beautiful scenery as you traverse the countryside.

4 days Gorilla Habituation & Lake Mburo

4 days <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/gorilla-habituation-experience-bwindi.html">Gorilla Habituation</a> and <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/2-days-lake-mburo-experience.html">Lake Mburo Safari</a>, You have always wished to trek gorillas but your budget and time have always limited you? This 4 day budget gorilla Habituation tour to Bwindi is the perfect for you. You will spend<a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/3-days-gorilla-trekking.html"> 3 days</a> in <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/5-days-primate-tracking-uganda-rwanda.html">Bwindi Impenetrable National Park</a> located in southwestern Uganda and home to half of the endangered mountain gorillas (approximately 400 individuals).. Depending on availability of gorilla permits at the time of confirmation, you may trek gorillas in Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga or Nkuringo.

3 Days Queen Elizabeth Safaris

Our 3 days Queen Elizabeth safari takes you the park with a diverse and abundance of nature and wildlife is your ideal National Park to visit for a short trip. Afternoon game drive inside the park in any time of the day is a rewarding moment. It has lots of antelopes that include Uganda kobs, bush bucks and water bucks, lions, leopard and the hogs. An accommodation at Bush Lodge will bring you closer to the wildlife that visits the lodge any time of the day since it overlooking the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazinga_Channel">Kazinga Channel</a> that connects lakes George and Edward. <img title="3 Days Queen Elizabeth Safari" src="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Queen-ELizabeth-tree-lion.jpg" alt="3 Days Queen Elizabeth safari, 3 day trip to Queen Elizabeth national park" /> <table class="table table-bordered table-dark"> <thead> <tr> <th scope="col-sm-4 col-md-4">2 people</th> <th scope="col-sm-4 col-md-4">3 people</th> <th scope="col-sm-4 col-md-4">4 people</th> <th scope="col-sm-4 col-md-4">5 people</th> <th scope="col-sm-4 col-md-4">6 people</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td>US$ 555 pp</td> <td>US$ 455 pp</td> <td>US$ 425 pp</td> <td>US$ 400 pp</td> <td>US$ 375 pp</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2>Program for the 3 Days Queen Elizabeth safari trip</h2> <h3>Day 1: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park</h3> After a warm breakfast at your accommodation, our guide will pick you and depart for <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/tours/7-days-queen-gorilla-trekking-bwindi/">Queen Elizabeth national park</a>. The drive will be through <a title="fort portal" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Portal">Fort Portal</a>, this will make you reach the park in the afternoon. after check in at the lodge, an evening sundown game drive will be waiting to let you mingle with the wildlife before the sun goes down. Overnight for the 2 nights at the Bush Lodge <h3>Day 2: Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park</h3> Enjoy an early cup of hot tea/coffee before making the day an adventurous. Head to the Kasenyi sector of the park for a game drive with thousands of Ugandan kobs, lions, elephants etc. An afternoon <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/tours/7-days-uganda-safaris-wildlife-adventure/">boat trip on the Kazinga channel</a> is memorable, this will bring you to different species of birds at the only bird sanctuary where different species birds gather in one open space and <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/">lots of wildlife</a> including the endless sighting of crocodiles. Retire to the lodge in the let evening driving through the channel track to see families of Elephants and hippos coming out to feed. <h3>Day 3: Transfer from Queen Elizabeth National Park To Kampala / Entebbe</h3> After breakfast, the day will start with a morning game drive thereafter, you drive back to Kampala. You will stop in Mbarara for Lunch at the Igongo Cultural center and then continue to the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equator">Equator</a> for Tea/Coffee break and buying souvenirs. You will arrive back in <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kampala">Kampala</a> or Entebbe in the evening. If you are continuing your journey somewhere else or back home, the guide will drive you to the airport for check in after refreshing at a day use guest room near the airport.

3 Days Murchison Falls Safari

3 days Murchison Falls Safari / trip will you bring closer to the Rhinos in the <em>Ziwa Rhino</em> sanctuary before you continue on to Budongo Rain Forest. An evening game drive to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Uganda’s largest <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/2-days-lake-mburo-experience.html">Savannah park</a> and see lots of wildlife that include kobs, elephants and the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe and a number of storks and pelican not forgetting the experience of the fastest water falls in the world-the Murchison Falls.

20 Day Birding and Wildlife Uganda Safari

This safari will provide you with the amazing experience of visiting and having a face to face interaction with the great Apes; The Mountain Gorillas of Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a world heritage site in Western Uganda. It is most notable for half of the world’s population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas and this will be the highlight of our safari and also 23 out of the 26 albertine rift endemics. Surely this safari will bring everlasting memories; of nature and birds, not forgetting a variety of wildlife you will watch all on the same safari. On top of this, enjoy culture and beautiful scenery as you traverse the country side.

2 Days Lake Mburo Safari Experience

2 Days <em>Lake <a href="https://rangelandmburolodge.com/activities/3-days-lake-mburo-queen-safari.html">Mburo</a></em> Experience, Lake mburo which is a 4 hours drive from Kampala and one of the smaller <em>National Parks</em> of Uganda hence rich with wildlife and nature lies west of<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uganda"> Uganda</a> . We care for your two days free from work or during weekend. Lake Mburo is an ultimate for a weekend of venture or for you who has limited time in Uganda. You can tailor with us your accommodation, meal – plan, and departure dates that really suits your budget. Since illegal encroachment on the park and rampant poaching is grounded to almost zero, the park has allot of animals within its locality. <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Mburo_National_Park">Lake Mburo</a> boosts with lots of antelopes being the only park with Impalas in Uganda with an introduction of Giraffes which blender the beauty of the Zebras . While on game drive , you will see zebra, Eland, lots of bushbuck, Defassa waterbuck, Topi, common duiker, warthogs and smaller mammals like dwarf mongoose and marsh mongoose.