Safari Animals in Uganda

Safari Animals in Uganda: Herbivores, Omnivores and Carnivores

Safari animals in Uganda are the major tourist attractions to the Pearl of Africa. From mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, the Big Five, the cats, Nile Crocodiles and prehistoric shoebills and many more are the animals you can find in the country.

Animals to see while enjoying Uganda Safaris are of the three types including carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Among these are also primates (apes and monkeys) and reptiles. The country also has a numerous bird species, plants as well as insects in the midst of a beautiful landscape. Expect to find Uganda animals in the national parks, wildlife reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, bushes, forests and mountainous areas. The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) or popularly known as Entebbe Zoo is a habitat for a variety of animal and bird species that depict what is found in the national parks in Uganda.

Safari Animals to See in Uganda

When you visit Uganda, expect to see wild animals including mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhinos, Buffalos, elephants, golden monkeys and giraffes.

The list of Uganda animals also has Civet, Antelope, Baboon, Bat-eared fox, Black and White Colobus monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Bush babies, Bush buck, Crocodiles and De brazza’s monkey.

On a Uganda safari, expect to see the Defassa waterbuck, Eland, Forest duiker, Giant forest Hog, Greater Kudu, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Guenther’s dik-dik, Hartebeest and Hippopotamus.

The Jackals, Klipspringer, L’Hoest’s monkey, Mongooses, Oribi, Oryx, Otters, Patas monkey, Potto, Red tailed monkey, Sitatunga, Snakes, Spotted hyena, Swine, Topi, turtles, Uganda kob, Vervet monkey, Warthog (Pumba) and Zebras.

Where to see Ugandan Animals?

In Uganda, you can see animals in all the national parks and wildlife reserves including the following:-

The 10 National Parks in Uganda where to see wild animals

  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Lake Mburo National Park
  • Semuliki National Park
  • Kibale National Park
  • Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Mount Elgon National Park
  • Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Murchison Falls National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Rwenzori Mountains National Park

The 12 Wildlife Game Reserves in Uganda to find Animals

Besides national parks, there are several game reserves in Uganda that offer amazing wildlife experiences to the visitors. When designing a safari plan, you can include some of these to meet your tour preferences. Uganda’s wildlife has persistently thrived on conservation efforts by government, private organizations, international agencies and the local communities. Each game reserve is home to different wildlife ranging from mammals like the African elephants, the cat family and vast primate species to the tiniest rodents. Their sightings are attractive with rising and falling terrains, varied vegetation tied with plentiful activities to indulge in when you visit the wildlife reserves while on a tour to Uganda. Below are some of the reserves to pay a visit to when you are in Uganda:-

  • Ajai Wildlife Reserve
  • Bokora Corridor Wildlife Reserve
  • Bugungu Wildlife Reserve
  • Kabwoya wildlife reserve
  • Karuma wildlife reserve
  • Katonga wildlife reserve
  • Kigezi wildlife reserve
  • Kyambura wildlife reserve
  • East Madi wildlife reserve
  • Matheniko wildlife reserve
  • Pian Upe wildlife reserve
  • Toro-Semiliki wildlife reserve

Trips to See Wild Animals in Uganda

Trips to see animals are among the many thing to do in Uganda while on shorter or longer holiday tours. To Visit Uganda and spot a variety of wild animals, you need to look through any of the following safaris and tours in order to choose and book a preferred trip. The different categories of Uganda safari tours include the following:-

  • Gorilla trekking tours and safaris
  • Gorilla Habituation Experience
  • Chimpanzee Trekking safaris
  • Game drive activities
  • Golden monkey trekking
  • Rhino trekking adventures
  • Murchison Falls Safaris and Tours
  • Bird watching tours and excursions