Top Wildlife Safari Parks in Uganda 2024


Uganda is one of the destinations to visit in Africa with wide range of Wildlife primates and species in its diversity, it’s characterized with montane, tropical rainfall forest, bamboo forests, Savannah grasslands, flat areas, shrubs and Swampy areas, different big tree species are present in its major forests like Mabira forest, Maramagambo forest, Budongo forest and more.

elephantsUganda is characterized with flora & fauna, Species, apes, Reptiles, insects and primates which include the mostly wanted shy endangered Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Golden Monkeys, Black & White Colobus Monkeys, Red tailed Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Vervets, Baboons, Bush babies, hippopotamus, Kobs, Giraffe, Zebras, Antelopes, Fox, Wild pigs, Impala, African Big fives( African Elephant, Leopards, Lions, Rhinoceros and Cape Buffaloes), Reptiles include Snakes, pythons, crocodiles, and lizards, Insects include Butterflies, tsetse flies, bees and more. Below are some of the best wildlife safari parks you can go for an amazing Uganda wildlife safari for the year 2018.

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Rock Hyrax – Only Found In Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park When it comes to Wildlife, Kidepo Valley National Park should be the first on your bucket list for a discoverable and amazing Wildlife Safari in Uganda. It’s strategically located in the North Eastern part of Uganda and rated to be one of the biggest National Parks in Uganda characterized with both flat and hilly areas, Savannah grasslands and some parts covered with swamps.

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King Of The Jungle Resting On a Rock – Kidepo Valley National Park

The shortest way to reach Kidepo Valley National Park is by use of Kampala- Masindi- Gulu highway via Karuma dam. Wildlife primates and species in Kidepo Valley National Park include Zebras, Giraffe, Elephants, Leopards, Lions, Rhinoceros, Cape Buffaloes, Vervets, Antelopes, Kobs, Black & White Colobus Monkeys, Red tailed Monkeys, Bush babies, Impala, Reptiles like Snakes, pythons, lizards, insects like Butter flies, tsetse flies and different bird species recorded sightable in this park.

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Tree Climbing Lions In Ishasha Sector Of Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park Queen Elizabeth National Park is also found in the Western part of Uganda bordering Kibale Forest National Park in the North. It’s popularly known for the Tree Climbing Lions which are found in the Ishasha sector, it’s characterized with a tropical rain forest.

hippoptamusIts wildlife includes Elephants, Cape Buffaloes, hippopotamus, Tree climbing lions, Chimpanzee species, Leopards, Kobs, Antelopes, Colobus Monkeys, Vervets, Red tailed Monkeys and different bird species recorded in the Ishasha sector, Kyambura gorge, Kazinga Channel and Maramagambo forest. Chimpanzee tracking is one of the activities you can do while in Queen mostly in Kyambura gorge because these primates are found in Kyambura gorge, other activities to do include game drive around the park, launch cruise along Kazinga Channel and these are the best opportunities of sighting most of the primates and species in this park.

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Horse Game Riding – Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park This park is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks which is located in Kiruhura district western part of Uganda. It is situated about 30km by road east of Mbarara, the largest city in the sub region. You can better reach the Lake Mburo National Park by use of Kampala- Masaka- Mbarara high way, its wildlife consists of Zebras, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippos, hyena, topi, reedbuck and over 350 bird species recorded sightable in this park thus highlighting it as a good site for bird watching. The main activities done in Lake Mburo National Park include game drive around the park which is the best option of sighting most of the primates and species, Nature walk and boat ride along Lake Mburo.

Murchison Falls National Park This popularly known wildlife destination is located in the North western part of Uganda. Its Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area hosting 76 species of mammals and over 451 bird species recorded sightable in this park, its bisected by the Victoria Nile which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the Park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids, the mighty cascade drains the last of the river’s energy transforming it into a broad, placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert. Wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park includes Elephants, giraffes, buffaloes and aquatic species which include hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds. Activities done in Murchison Falls National Park include game drive around the park, launch cruise along the waters of Murchison falls, Sport fishing, White water rafting and Bird watching.

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