Is Wildlife Safari in Uganda Worth it? Is wildlife safari in Uganda worth it? Uganda Wildlife Safari is worth an encounter because the country wonders with a vast amount of animal’s species, beautiful landscape, bird life to see on visit thus making it one of the best places to go for safari. From elephants to big cats and others.
Uganda is home to diversity of animal species, but it is best known for the African lions, African bush elephant, mountain gorillas and the cape buffalo. More fact, Uganda has got plenty of wildlife species with over 345 mammal species, around 11,000 bird species ,501 fish species, over 1,000 butterfly species and 142 reptile species. The national animals of Uganda are the crested crane, a tall bird with silver feathers, a crest of gold feathers and a long neck.
Below are the some of the most fantastic species you can see roaming free while on a wildlife safari in Uganda;
Crocodile; They can easily be spotted on the banks of the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park or in Murchison Falls National Park.
African Bush Elephant; They can be spotted in a great place -Kibale National Park that inhabits Uganda’s grasslands and woodlands.
Cape Buffalo; Can usually be found near a water source.
Hippopotamus; They can be adventured in swamps, lakes and rivers. There beautiful creatures can be seen in Ntungwe River in Queen Elizabeth National Park and the Nile in Murchison Falls National Park.
Giraffe; The biggest population of giraffes can be spotted in both Murchison National Park and Kidepo National Park. In fact, these animals live on savannah with abundant grass and leaves.
Leopards; Lake Mburo National Park and Kidepo valley National Park both a great location to spot these creatures. Generally, they live in the savannah and the forests of Uganda.
Although, there are also number of threatening animals in the country
Some of the most dangerous animals in Uganda include; Cape buffalo, puff Adder, Mosquitos and Hippopotamus.
Cape Buffalo; Making this animal angry is extremely dangerous it gets aggressive when threatened.
Puff Adder; This venomous snake is the leader of fatal snakebites in Uganda. It is well known for biting people on the feet.
Hippos; About 500 people die yearly from hippopotamus attacks. These creatures may look friendly, but their jaw is too strong enough to break a boat in half.
Where can I see wildlife in Uganda?
This is the commonly asked question by the tourists planning for their wildlife safari in Uganda and one of Uganda’s national Park perfect to go for wildlife in Uganda including; Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley, Kibale Forest, Mount Elgon, Rwenzori Mountains, Semuliki, Mgahinga Gorillas, Lake Mburo, Mount Elgon and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
However, Uganda has over ten national parks including;
Queen Elizabeth National Park; This park is situated in southwestern region of Uganda and home to over 95 mammal species and 600 bird species. The wildlife species to see includes elephants, hippos, giants forest hogs, waterbucks, crocodiles, hyenas and chimpanzees within this park.
Murchison Falls NP; Is Uganda’s largest game park found in the northeastern region of the country that estimates 4-to-5-hour drive from Kampala to its main destination. The major tourist attraction in the park is Murchison Falls that sits on the shores of Lake Albert. Murchison Falls are impressive waterfall that rewards with great sights and boasts as the most powerful waterfall in the world.
Kidepo Valley; It’ s park that lies in semi rid region in Karamojong, covering an area of about 1,400 square kilometers comprised of savannah ecosystem that houses over 77 mammal species and 500 bird species thus an excellent site for the bird watching.
Lake Mburo National Park; It is found in western region of Uganda and the only national park that covers short drive from Kampala capital as the main starting journey. Best home to see variety of antelopes.
Kibale Forest National Park; Situated in western Uganda, the park is composed of a lush evergreen forest and home to carnivores and terrestrial mammal species including; bushpigs, warthogs, bushbucks, buffaloes among others. More fact, home with the highest number of chimpanzees and other primate species.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park; This is a popular destination for gorilla trekking and home to other species which can be spotted while searching for gorillas like bats, buffalo, golden cats bushpigs and elephants.
Currently, Uganda is home with half world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas which can be seen in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park both found in southwestern region of Uganda.
Semuliki; This park is located in highly remote area, best home that inhabits countries various bird species and Kobs. Other animals to buffalo, bush babies, hippos, elephants and monkeys among others.
Mgahinga Gorillas; This is also home to endangered mountain gorillas as well as golden monkeys, bushpigs and elephants among others.
Rwenzori Mountains; This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, covering an area of about 1,000 square kilometers and comprised of beautiful mountains, waterfalls, glaciers and lakes. It is home to over 70 mammal species including elephants, giant forest hogs, otters and bush bucks among others.
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