Are you are planning to travel to Uganda for a safari? Did you know that there are more than the big five game to see while on Uganda safari? When it comes to safaris in Uganda, visitors should expect more than just the big five game as there is a lot more for visitors to catch a glimpse at while on African safari. The term the big five game was derived by the big game hunters not because of these wild animals’ size but the challenge that is involved when it comes to hunting them in the wild. The big five in Uganda are located in various parts of the country most of which include the African lions which feature as the kings of the jungles and they are mostly found in savanna grassland protected areas like Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and this also comes with the rare tree climbing lions, Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and others.
Leopards which are situated in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mount Elgon National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park. There are also buffaloes which thrive within Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park; elephants can be spotted in most of the savanna grassland national park Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park. Rhinos, Uganda was once a refuge to several rhinos-black and white rhinos but due to poaching, civil wars most of them were killed rendering into their disappearance at a time. Today, these creatures thrive only in the Ziwa rhino sanctuary and you can catch a glimpse at them while on safari to Murchison Falls National Park.
Besides the big five game, Uganda also offers visitors with remarkable views of its rare mountain gorillas while they are in their natural habitat. Uganda is among the only 3 countries in the world where mountain gorilla trekking is conducted and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga National Park are the two incredible conservation areas where you can realize your dreams while on safari in Africa.
Chimpanzees, Uganda refuges more than 5000 individuals of chimpanzee which are widely spread across most of the areas in this stunning destination and Kibale Forest National Park features as a home to over 1500 chimpanzees. The park is known as a capital of primate in East Africa. Other areas where you can spot these unique primates include the Kyambura Gorge at Queen Elizabeth National Park, Semuliki National Park, Budongo Forest Reserve, Kalinzu Forest Reserve, Ngamba Chimpanzee Island and others.
For adventure enthusiasts, you can also try out the breathtaking mountaineering adventures to the top of the Rwenzori Mountain ranges, the adrenaline adventures at the source of the mighty Nile-Jinja where you will engage in white water rafting, bungee jumping, Kayaking, quad biking, cycling and many more; there are also cultural encounters which you can combine together with wildlife safaris at the national park and the Batwa cultural encounters should be one of the must to include in your travel plan if you are planning to travel to Bwindi or Mgahinga National Park for rare mountain gorilla trekking adventures.
In conclusion, for incredible big five game and other adventures consider Uganda as one of the must to include destination in your bucket list. Simply contact our receptionist and we shall help you to arrange your safari in Uganda as you sit back to wait to achieve your dreams in this remarkable country.