Uganda Animals- Wildlife Viewing Safaris
Uganda Animals- Wildlife Viewing Safaris : Uganda is quite an adventurous destination offering a wonderful mix of open savannah grassland and forest parks .Of which the major highlights here Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking .Uganda’s great savannah harbors with lifetime glimpse of the Africa safari Big fives mammals like Lions, Leopard ,Elephants Giraffe and Rhinoceros .Lions are quite popular in Queen Elizabeth national ,Kidepo Valley and Murchison Fall national park ,they are often be found hunting the Uganda kobs their species diet. Uganda wildlife viewing can be opted in 10 national park ,12 wildlife reserve that is 5 community wildlife management areas and 13 wildlife sanctuaries under the management of Uganda Wildlife Authority.
Wildlife viewing is quite memorable experience in life time every one wouldn’t have missed to adventure in, is just worth it. Uganda offers ten national parks including Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley, Lake Mburo, Mount Elgon, Rwenzori Mountains, Semuliki, Mgahinga Gorilla and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. They all display on the beauty of pearl of Africa, their scenic landscape, Rift valley landscapes and tropical forests and tropical climate that make dramatic backdrops to an extensive variety of flora and fauna/ideal for wildlife viewing.
Uganda national parks offers best traditional savannah safaris along with forest hikes, boat tours, mountain climbing and wildlife research activities. Uganda sounds as one of the top destination on planet earth as a bird watching destination with more than 1,000 bird species several of which are found elsewhere on the continent. More so, home to 13 types of primates including half remaining world’s endangered Mountain Gorillas and our closest cousins the chimpanzees, patas monkeys, red tailed monkeys, L’hoest’s monkey, golden monkey, Red colobus, black and white colobus monkeys, Uganda mangabey among others.
Along tourists visit to wildlife viewing Uganda you will be able to explore the untouched wild Kidepo Valley national park ,most visited park for the unique tree climbing lions-Queen Elizabeth national park ,Explore the Rwenzori Mountain summit the snowcapped ,take a visit on Bwindi Impenetrable forest encounter the great mountain gorilla in their wild as well as learn about ancient tribal traditions and crafts or you can choice to just relax at your lodge since some African safari lodges are located in the midst of the forests with great sights of green environment ,sweet melodies of birds and rewardable sounds of Africa’s most hospital destination.
Wildlife of Uganda can be grouped into these categories;
They include great mountain gorillas, Chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, golden monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, golden monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey among others, can be watched in different national parks of Uganda that is Mountain gorillas and small primates are found in Bwindi Impenetrable forest, Chimpanzees and small primates are found in Kibale Forest national, Semuliki and Queen Elizabeth national park.
They include Lions, Leopards, African wildcats, cheetahs, hyena many more, adventured in Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley and Queen Elizabeth national park. Cheetah can be found in grassland and savannah habitats of Kidepo Valley national park. Mongoose species include Egyptian mongoose, Marsh mongoose, white tailed mongoose, slender mongoose and banded mongoose can be seen in Mweya peninsular in Queen Elizabeth national park. Genet are night species such as servile genes, large spotted genes, small spotted genes which can be seen on night game drive in Semliki Wildlife Reserve.
They include Buffaloes, elephants, Giraffes, Hippos, Rhino, Zebra, Antelopes, Uganda kobs among others, Zebras can be spotted in two national parks Lake Mburo and Kidepo Valley. Rhinos in Ziwa Rhino sanctuary along Murchison Falls and the rest of species can be spotted in all national parks of Uganda.
They include Crocodiles, pythons, snake, monitor lizards, chameleons, viewed in all national parks.
They include African eagle, vultures, turacos, many more.
Otters species are aquatic predators that are wetland inhabits in Lake Mburo National Park.
Best Time for Wildlife Viewing
Uganda wildlife viewing experience is most enjoyed in dry season from December to February and June to September. Then rainy season occurs in September to November and March to May thus making road transport impassable. But all activities can be carried out throughout the year like Gorilla trekking and chimp tracking which are done on hiking the forest trails by foot the experience can end up being spoiled due to heavy rain in the wet season.
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