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Game Safari in Uganda

Game Safari in Uganda

Uganda s astonishing diversity of wildlife is due to its situation at the junction of East African savannas, the West African rainforests and the semi-arid Sahelian zone of North Africa. Game safari in Uganda will offer you a great opportunity to experience a great variety of wildlife in a very small area. Uganda in comparison with other countries has more game reserves per square Kilometer.

The endemic Uganda Kob, as well as lion, zebras, buffaloes, elephants, leopards, baboons, giraffes and cheetahs. The rare sitatunga, water bucks, bush bucks, bush pigs, chimpanzees are of excellent viewing.

Bwindi Forest National Park: A nature walk through the forest on any of the trails, will give you an opportunity to see and learn.  Species include primates, bird species, colorful array of butterflies, trees, pre-historic tree ferns and other organisms. The forest itself is lush and green and there are streams running through it.

While in Bwindi, along the Rushura trail on a clear day. You have a spectacular view of Lake Edward, Rwenzori Mountains and Congo’s Parc National des Virungas.

Game safari in Uganda activities in Mt. Elgon National Park include cave exploration, hiking, bird watching and vegetation exploits. Wildlife enthusiasts will be pleased to spot primates such as the Black and White Colobus Monkey, Blue monkey. Those who are particularly observant can also see buffalo, duiker, hyena or even the elusive leopard.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is a home to a variety of wildlife. These include the elephant, lion, a profusion of hippos, the elusive giant forest hog, forest buffalo, baboon, and the handsome Uganda kob. The park’s elusive attractions and activities also include the famous tree-climbing lions in Ishasha. The habituated chimps in Kyambura Gorge. It consists of Maramagambo forest the home to an alluring selection of forest monkeys and birds. It also has amazing crater lakes flocked with water birds like flamingo, Kingfishers, pelicans, cormorants, among others. This national park is  one of the prime locations for game safari in Uganda.

Kibale Forest National Park hosts 335 mammals. Some of the terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier than its savannah counterpart.

Kidepo Valley National Park harbors a great diversity of animal species than other parks. Over 475 bird species and 86 species of mammals listed in 1971. Of these 28 were not known to occur in any other Uganda. Carnivore species unique to Kidepo and Karamoja region include the Bat-eared fox, Stripped hyena, Aardwolf, Caracal, Cheetah and hunting dog.

Game safari in Uganda including zebras

Zebras in a water hole

An early morning game drive in Murchison Falls National Park; on the Buligi, Albert or Queens tracks north of the river Nile will yield animals that are unique to the African Savannah like giraffe, antelope, lion, elephant, and the Uganda kob. One may also visit the Nyamisika cliffs. Even with the recent discovery of oil in the region. Murchison falls national park is the prime area for game safari in Uganda.

Lake Mburo National Park has 315 bird species and 72 different species of mammals. Commonest are the Zebras, Impala, Topis, and Elands as herbivores and also sighting of Roan Antelopes. Leopards, Hyenas and Jackals as predators. The park has a number of tourist tracks that are used when viewing wildlife. Named after the tracks (Impala track and Zebra track), Impala and Zebra species are the most viewed along these tracks.
Kigambira loop takes you through a wooded expanse with scattered thicket, with possibility of viewing Bush Bucks and Bush Duikers. We hope this information will help you make a good game safari in Uganda.