Wildlife Safaris in Uganda – Game viewing & scenic tours
Uganda has a diversity of wildlife game in various National Parks and game reserves found in the country. Among the top destinations for an adventure safari with unique attractions for game viewing of different wildlife include the Queen Elizabeth National park and Murchison Falls National Park.as well as the gorilla safari in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. From savanna mammals to forest primates, Uganda offers a chance to view a great number of wild animals in the uncongested parks. Animals seen on a wildlife safari include elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, leopards, antelopes of different types etc.
An African lion safari is possible, like the tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth park, you will also see the herds of elephants, buffalo, kobs, baboon, hippopotamus, wildebeest, Cape buffalo, waterbuck, topi, Eland, rhino, crocodiles, impalas and various bird species. You can combine your wildlife safari with a visit to the primate destinations and ecotourism centres.
Wildlife tours may involve either game drives, walking safaris or launch cruise and it all depends on the behaviour of the animals and place you are to visit. Capture the magic of an African wildlife safari such as the sight of a lion outlined against the savannah; elephants lumbering slowly; hippos lazily wallowing in the cool lake waters; and a soothing drink as the sun sets over the tropical forest. We invite you to be part of our wildlife safaris where you will enjoy game viewing, sightseeing and photography in the diverse habitats of untouched beauty and variety. See Uganda’s reward of wild animals that exist in its natural parks. Whatever your interests are, wether game viewing, study tours, research or photographic adventures, we have the best offer to fit your budget but even your time frame.
Where to go for wildlife tours in Uganda?
Bwindi National Park The impenetrable forest of Bwindi is famous for gorilla tracking and other wildlife. A variety of forest bird species are found in this park which is part of the Albertine rift. While on gorilla trekking, you can see more wildlife that this park is blessed with.
Murchison Falls National Park This is the largest park in the pearl of Africa, named after the great murchison falls on the Nile river. See hippos, water bucks, buffaloes, crocodiles, elephants, oribis, chimpanzees and the rare shoebill stork.
Queen Elizabeth National Park The most diverse eco-system in Africa, thousands of hippos to see, elephants, tree climbing lions, Uganda kobs, herds of buffalo, monkeys and chimps, giant forest hog, topi, hyena, waterbuck and so much more.
Kibale forest It provides a diversity of primates like the Chimpanzees, monkeys, baboons and more. The main activity is chimpanzee tracking and you may also do bird watching as you trek through the woods.
Kidepo Valley National Park is one of Uganda’s most spectacular parks. This national park is 1,442 square kms. Kidepo harbors scenery that cannot be found in any other parks in east Africa. Kidepo is tucked into the corner of Uganda’s boarder with Sudan and Kenya.
Rwanda wildlife safaris
Home to 1/3 of the world’s remaining population of mountain gorillas in danger of extinction, the rarest of the three gorilla subspecies. A Rwanda wildlife safari often involves tracking some of the 820 gorillas that remain in the wild through the mist, one of the most rewarding wildlife safaris in Africa. Your first sight of one of these friendly primates will leave you amazed and making contact with their soft brown eyes is a life changing wildlife encounter. Professional local guides bring you face to face with silverback gorillas in the Parc National des Volcans.
Even without the gorillas, the park contains numerous wildlife with over 200 bird species in its bamboo forests like elephants, buffalo, spotted hyenas, hogs and bushpigs. However, the endangered Golden Monkey, endemic to the Albertine Rift, is perhaps the most interesting with its bright golden body and contrasting black limbs. This can be an extraordinary treat for visitors who will see both gorillas and monkeys.
Akagera National Park Akagera is big game area in Rwanda. Huge herds of buffalo, giraffe and zebra move across the savannah, lucky tourists might catch a quick look at elephants coming from the woodland to drink at the lakes. Akagera is dwelling to more than a dozen types of antelope, most commonly the attractive impala, but also oribi and bushbuck, as well as the awkward topi, the rare roan and the world’s largest antelope, the cape eland. Leopard and hyena might be seen on a night drive as well as other secretive creatures of the night. And hippo and crocodile are almost guaranteed on a boat trip in Akagera’s largest lake, Ihema. Lining the lakes are some of the continent’s crowded population of water birds and with a species list of 525, Akagera is birders paradise.
Nyungwe Forest Park is habitat to thirteen species of primate, consisting of chimpanzees, huge troops of acrobatic Angola Colobus & wide-eyed L’Hoest’s monkeys. This 1,000 km2 area is great for tracking black and white Colobus monkeys, with a group of about 400 individuals being semi-habituated and living near the camp. Although the number of chimps is estimated to 500-1000 in Nyungwe park, the sightings are still down but this is still a highlight of a Rwanda wildlife safari.