6 Awesome Animals to See in Uganda

Golden Monkeys of Uganda

The world distinguished gorilla trekking destination Uganda offers the finest safari experience in Africa. Are you planning a vacation tour in Uganda and you very much want to see animals all through?. Uganda is a blessed country with variety of wildlife like Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Rhinos, Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Golden monkeys among others. The country has different national parks with various wildlife; therefore the choice is yours to visit the one with your favorite animals.

The most Incredible National parks for wildlife in Uganda include Bwindi forest National Park, Kibale forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison falls National Park, Kidepo National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Semuliki National Park. You may have a list of animals you want to see on your safari in Uganda  but the big 5 is a must as well as the best unique primate species in the world especially the mountain gorillas.

Uganda has a large selection of wildlife safari tours available in all wildlife game reserves and itineraries are designed depending on one’s interest. These guided safari tours normally depart from Entebbe international airport just after arrival or Kampala the capital city of Uganda.

1. Mountain Gorillas – The Silver of Western Uganda

Gorilla tourism in Uganda takes place in Bwindi forest National Park and Mgahinga National park home to over half of the living mountain gorillas in the world. These forest creatures are real beautiful and amazing to look at all the time. If you looking for exclusive gorilla trekking experience in wild jungle forested environment Uganda is the answer though gorillas also love in Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.

2. Golden Monkeys – Meet the Gold in the Wild

 Mgahinga National Park a famous point for gold and silver is the only place in Uganda to experience golden monkey habituation and trekking an exciting primate encounter in the jungle forest also a home for mountain gorillas. Trekking golden monkeys and gorillas have similar procedures. The activity starts at 7.00am after briefing in small groups of not more than eight and spend one hour with the monkeys once you find them. The interesting creatures that jump from tree to tree made Mgahinga National park exceptional for gorillas and golden monkey treks just like Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

3. The Beautiful Kobs

Uganda has plenty of beautiful Kobs a common type of antelopes found in almost every Uganda wildlife safari park. They roam freely in the eco system and its one of the beautiful animals you can’t miss on your trip to Uganda wildlife parks. Due to its wonderful beauty, the country used it on its coat of arms.

4. Lions – the Kings of the Jungle

The famous large carnivore that is a must see for those interested in viewing the big five  and are always scattered  throughout the park grassland best spotted during morning hours  and late evening. However, after getting a bite of the day they take rest until when they get hungry again. The best places to see lions in Uganda are Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison falls National Park, Kidepo National Park but most amazing moment is watching the tree climbing lions of Ishasha.

5. Thrilling Hippopotamus

These animals can be seen in large numbers on the Kazinga channel of Queen Elizabeth National Park, on the might Nile of Murchison falls National Park and along the shores of Lake Mburo. Since they spend most of their time in water, they are sometimes seen in along the bank and shores. Visitors to Uganda enjoy viewing these creatures during the afternoon boat ride the perfect way to discover the lake beauties. While on the boat ride still expect to see some crocodiles, birds and many other attractive wildlife.

6. Elephants in Uganda

The elephants are one of the beautiful wild creatures in Uganda found in various wildlife safari parks like Kidepo valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Murchison falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Semuliki National Park, Tourists to Uganda have many chances of spotting elephants in different locations and safari destinations.  Carry your camera and meet them during the morning and evening game drive which is always an amazing experience for every visitor to the country.

Other amazing animals to see in Uganda include  chimpanzees, vervet monkeys, Buffaloes, giraffe, topis, waterbucks, baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, Rhino, leopard, cheetah, Zebras, warthog, Impalas among others.

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