Wildlife Viewing Tours in Uganda’s National Park : Wildlife viewing tours in Uganda’s national park are the greatest wildlife safaris that tourists to the nation may do. It is endowed with a diverse range of wildlife, including elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, lions, leopards, zebras, waterbucks, hippos, Uganda kobs, Jackson’s hartebeest, bushbucks, elands, topi, oribis, primates such as gorillas, chimpanzees, olive baboons, red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys among others.

In Uganda, there are ten national parks, including Kidepo Valley National Park and Murchison Falls National Park in the country’s north. Queen Elizabeth National Park, Semuliki National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kibale National Park, and Rwenzori National Park are all located in western Uganda, whilst Mount Elgon National Park is located in eastern Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are located in Uganda’s southwest.

Uganda wildlife safaris might include a game drive, a night game drive in the park, a boat cruise, horseback riding in Lake Mburo, a hot air balloon ride in Murchison Falls National Park, and lion tracking in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park. You may also see wildlife while on a bicycle safari or bird watching trips, which allow you to explore and enjoy amazing views of many animal species.

Wildlife Viewing Tours in Uganda’s National Park.

Wildlife Viewing Tours in Kidepo Valley National Park.

Uganda’s Kidepo Valley National Park is one of the top places in the country for wildlife safaris. It is one of the few protected sites in the rural Karamoja region, in the district of Kaabong. The national park is teeming with animal species, some of which are unique to the Karamoja area. During your game safari in the park, you will go on a game drive and see animal species on the vast savannah plains as well as other animals gathering around water banks during the dry season to drink water. Giraffes, zebras, bush pigs, lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, cheetah, African hunting dog, bat eared fox, black backed jackal, hyenas, caracal, aardwolf, greater and lesser kudu, mountain reedbuck, Gunther’s DikDik, and other creatures will be seen.

Getting to Kidepo Valley National Park
Getting to Kidepo Valley National Park

Wildlife Viewing Tours in Murchison Falls National Park

The majority of Uganda’s wildlife safaris take place in Murchison Falls National Park. It is Uganda’s largest and most visited national park. The national park is divided into two sectors by the Nile, the northern and southern sectors, and the northern section is the more frequented, with a high concentration of wild animals; consequently, tourists who wish to explore all sectors will take a ferry over the Nile. During your wildlife safari in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park, you will see lions, buffaloes, elephants, leopards, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeest, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, and bird species such as the secretive shoebill stork, among others. Various animal and bird species in the park may be seen during the game drive, which follows routes such as the Buligi game track, the Albert track, and the Victoria track, as well as during the boat cruise, which goes upstream to the bottom of the falls and downstream to the Victoria Nile delta.

Wildlife Viewing Tours in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is a great place to go on a wildlife safari in Uganda. It is Uganda’s second biggest national park, located in the districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Rubirizi, and Rukungiri in south-western Uganda. The national park is one of the most frequented in Uganda, and it is home to a variety of wildlife, including elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, bushbucks, and the famed tree climbing lions, which can be seen in the park’s Ishasha sector in the south. The park’s wild animals may be seen on a game drive in the Kasenyi plains, Mweya peninsular, and Ishasha sector, or during a boat trip on the Kazinga channel.

Wildlife Viewing Tours in Lake Mburo National Park.

Uganda’s Lake Mburo National Park is the country’s smallest savannah national park. It is home to a wide range of animal species, including both mammals and birds. Lake Mburo National Park provides game drives in the savannah vegetation as well as boat cruises on Lake Mburo where you can see animals such as buffaloes, impalas, topi, eland, bushbucks, warthogs, leopards, hyenas, jackals, duiker, bohor reedbuck, Sitatunga, klipspringer, zebra, impala, hippos, and giant forest hogs to mention but a few.

Wildlife Viewing Tours in Uganda’s National Park
Horse back rides in lake mburo national park

Best Time for Wildlife Viewing Tours in Uganda’s National Parks.

Visitors to Uganda may embark on a wildlife safari at any time of year, but the optimum time is during the dry season, which runs from June to September and December to February. During the dry season, there is less rainfall in the parks, which means that access roads to the national parks will be passable, there will be short grass in the park, allowing clear viewing of the wild animals, and many animal species will congregate around water bodies to drink water, providing you with an opportunity to view abundant animal species while also taking great photos.

During the rainy season, which lasts from March to May and October to November, visitors can also go on a wildlife safari in Uganda. The rainy season is also known as the low season, and during this time, there is heavy rainfall in the parks, so visitors who travel during the rainy season will be able to explore the national parks with fewer crowds and save money because luxury lodges offer discounts to visitors as a way of attracting visitors to travel during the rainy/low season.

There is a large choice of luxury, midrange, budget, and camping lodging options in Uganda where guests on a wildlife safari can stay; thus, travellers are suggested to choose lodges close to national parks for ease of access.

On your wildlife viewing tour in any of Uganda’s national parks, you will see amazing and spectacular views of animal species such as the big four mammals, bird species such as migratory, endemic birds that can only be seen in Uganda, and many more that will make your Uganda safari unique.

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