Uganda is number one destination mostly known to be among the top destinations to visit in Africa for wildlife safaris because of its wide scope of Wildlife primates and Species in its diversity. This country is located in the Eastern part of the African Continent bordering Kenya in the East, Democratic Republic of Congo in the West, and South Sudan in the North, Rwanda and Tanzania in the South.
Its characterized with Forests which include Montane, tropical rain forest and Bamboo forest, Savannah grasslands and Swamps, some of big forests in Uganda include Mabira forest, Budongo forest part of Murchison Falls National Park, Maramagambo Forest part of Queen Elizabeth National Park and more, Rivers include River Nile, Mountains include Mountain Elgon and Rwenzori, Falls include Murchison falls, Itanda falls and Sipi falls, and more.
Wildlife in Uganda include primates, mammals and species like Chimpanzees, the mostly wanted shy endangered Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Red tailed Monkeys, Vervets, Antelopes, Kobs, Impala, Elands, Elephants, Leopards, Tree Climbing Lions, Rhinoceros, Cape Buffaloes, Hippopotamus, Crocodiles, Bush babies, Giraffe, Zebras, Topi, Oribi, Reptiles like Snakes, Lizards, chameleon, fish, Black Mamba, Amphibians like frogs, tods and more, different bird species which include ostrich, secretary bird, kori bustards, helmeted guinea fowls, southern ground horn bill, crowned cranes, marabou storks, yellow-billed stork, lesser flamingo, martial eagles, lovebirds, oxpeckers, rare Shoe bill, and many species of vultures.
Where to go for wildlife? Uganda is one of the destinations in Africa capable of offering you an amazing and discoverable wildlife safari through visiting its main destinations which are strategically located in different regions well stocked with all sorts of wildlife primates and species, this resulted after a great community sensitization about conserving wildlife since hunting and poaching was a major factor influencing high diminishing rates in the numbers of Wildlife primates and Species, below are the main places where you can go for wildlife safaris in Uganda.
National Parks. Uganda “The Pearl of Africa” has over ten major National Parks to visit located in different regions, these national parks include Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park mostly known for the shy endangered Mountain Gorillas, Kibale Forest National Park mostly known for Chimpanzees, Kidepo Valley National Park, Rwenzori Mountain National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park mostly known for Tree Climbing lions, Murchison Falls National park, Semliki National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Mountain Elgon National Park. Most of these National Parks are located in the Western wing of Uganda except Kidepo Valley National Park and Mountain Elgon National Park which is located in the Eastern part of Uganda, Central part of Uganda is left with no National Park to Visit.
Sanctuaries. These are other places to visit in Uganda for Wildlife; these places are mostly gazetted to provide home to the uncared Wildlife primates, mammals and species. The mostly known sanctuaries in Uganda include Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Ngamba Island Sanctuary was established to provide home to the rescued uncared and orphaned Chimpanzees, it located on Lake Victoria Kome Islands currently with over 49 chimpanzee primates protected in cages and forests on Ngamba island. You can better access Ngamba by use of a boat from Nakiwogo landing site or arrange private charters from Entebbe airport or Kajjansi airstrip. When you reach Ngamba activities done include Chimpanzee feeding, care giving and Volunteering.
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is located in Nakitoma – Nakasongola district along Kampala- Masindi- Gulu high way on your way to Murchison falls National Park; this protected area was established to reinstate the finished Rhinoceros species back to Uganda. Rhinoceros previously were in Uganda but due to some factors which civil wars, hunting and more these animals diminished and, in the need, to bounce these animals back to Uganda this sanctuary was established, some of the Rhinoceros were got from Solio Ranch in Kenya and others were donated by Disney kingdom in United states of America. This sanctuary is characterized with only white Rhinoceros species and they can be only tracked on foot at a cost of $45 USD per person.