Wildlife of Uganda
Wildlife of Uganda, Uganda the pearl of Africa is home to a rich diversity of wildlife. Including many species that are found nowhere else in the world. Here are some of the most iconic wildlife species that you can see in Uganda:
Uganda is one of the few places in the world where you can see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. These magnificent animals are found in the forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Uganda is also home to a large population of chimpanzees, which can be seen in the Kibale Forest National Park. However, known as the primate capital of the world and other locations throughout the country.
Uganda has a large population of African elephants, which can be seen in many of the country’s national parks and wildlife reserves, including Murchison Falls National Park , Queen
Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park and many more others. These are a great contributor to the ecosystem in the national parks and game reserves.
Lions are another iconic African species that can be seen in Uganda, particularly in Queen Elizabeth National Park which has the unique tree climbing lions, Kidepo Valley National Park and Murchison Falls National Park among others.
Rhinos are not native to Uganda, but they have been reintroduced to the country in recent years. They can be seen in the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, which is located between Kampala and Murchison Falls National Park. These put Uganda at an advantage of having the big five safari animals in conservation.
Meanwhile, Uganda is also home to a small population of plains zebras, which can be seen mainly in Lake Mburo National Park.
Uganda has many species of antelopes, including impalas, bushbucks, and Uganda kobs, which can be seen in many of the country’s national parks and wildlife reserves.
Additionally, Uganda is also home to several bird species and it rich diversity favors the survival of these birds in the world. Uganda I home to over 1000bird species that are situated and found across the different conservstion areas in Uganda but specifically and mainly found in Semuliki National Park which is known as the true birder’s haven.
Overall, ideally Uganda is a wildlife lover’s paradise, with a rich diversity of species that can be seen
in their natural habitats. Whether you’re interested in primates, large mammals, or smaller species like birds and reptiles, water animals, Uganda delivers something for everyone.