Branded as “The Pearl of Africa”, Uganda is one of the popular destinations you should not miss on your bucket list of top exciting destinations to spend time while in Africa particularly for Wildlife.
It is home to a wide range of stunning Wildlife including Wild animals, Primates, different plant species, insect species, reptiles plus bird species that are recorded sightable in its major birding hot spots.
This friendly destination is geographically located in the Eastern part of the African permanently sharing borders with magical Kenya in its Eastern side, South Sudan in the North, Rwanda in the South west, Tanzania in the South and Democratic Republic of Congo in the West.
Numerous Wildlife species in its Biodiversity is one of the main motive for a huge percentage of tourists from different parts of the World per year, most of tourists to Uganda come with interest of exploring its fantastic and unique Wildlife offered.
Although Wildlife stands a major reason for most of tourists to Uganda, there are still other vital points to count among the motives; these include ease of accessibility, other natural attractions like physical features which include mountains, rivers, forests and more.
Additional key attracting factors include welcoming locals, good service providers like tour operators, stable financial status, favorable climatic conditions, stable security along with favorable transportation services.
Most of the customized Wildlife Safaris in Uganda are arranged heading to different Uganda’s major tourist sites that inhabit different Wildlife species; these tourist sites are located in Uganda’s different regions.
Wildlife in Uganda mainly consists of Wild animals like African Big Fives(Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopards, Lions and Rhinoceros), Hartebeests, Spotted hyenas, Giraffes, Zebras, Impala, Forest hogs, Warthogs, Kobs, Reed bucks, Bush bucks, Sitatunga, and more.
A number of Primates enjoy Uganda’s good habitats, these include Chimpanzees, L’Hoest monkeys, Mangabey, and Red tailed monkeys, Golden monkeys, Black and White Colobus monkeys, Blue monkeys, Baboons, Patus monkeys and more in addition to Mountain Gorillas.
Other species include Reptiles like snakes, geckos, chameleon and more, different insect species, plant species plus wide range of bird species including endemic and non-endemic species that are recorded sightable in its major birding hotspots.
Usually these Wildlife species are sighted while on game drives, nature walks, hiking, boat cruise and trekking journeys.
Uganda has its major tourist sites to go for these Wildlife species, for instance Semliki National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Lake Mburo National Park.
Moreover are Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, PianUpe Wildlife reserve, Entebbe botanical gardens, Budongo forest, Mabira forest, Kalinzu Wildlife Reserve and Karuma Wildlife reserve.