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.