Uganda Wildlife safaris

Uganda wildlife safaris-Wildlife safaris in Uganda

Uganda Wildlife Safaris

With over 345 mammal species, Uganda offers amazing Uganda wildlife safaris. These mammals are found in the designated 10 national parks and game reserves in Uganda. These Uganda wildlife safaris go on all round offering amazing sightings of small and large mammals. At Getaway Uganda safaris, we tailor your Uganda Wildlife safaris to your specifications depending on your interests and time limitations. Our Uganda wildlife safaris take you to the remote areas of Uganda to interact with mother nature. We care for solo travelers, couples, large groups and families. Book with us for memorable Uganda wildlife safaris

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Enjoy the vast herds of impala and zebra on the savanna plains on this short Uganda wildlife safari

Murchison falls

Explore the waterfalls, go on game drives, trek the rhinos and enjoy the boat cruises in Murchison falls national park

Gorillas in Bwindi

This Primate safari allows you to trek the gorillas in Bwindi and chimps in Kibale national parks

Giraffes in Uganda

On this safari, trek the gorillas and chimps and spot the wildlife in the best Uganda safari destinations

Uganda safari tours

Encounter the diverse and unique wildlife of Murchison falls and landscape on this Uganda wildlife safari

Gorillas in Nkuringo

Trek the gorillas in the Bwindi and encounter and marvel at these endangered primates

Uganda Gorilla safari tours

Go chimpanzee trekking in Kibale, gorilla trekking in Bwindi and wildlife safaris in Queen Elizabeth national park

Uganda wildlife safaris

Explore Sipi falls, Kidepo, Murchison falls, trek the gorilla and chimps and enjoy the wildlife on the savanna plains

Uganda wildlife safaris

This 3 day Uganda wildlife safari takes you to the savanna for amazing wildlife sightings

Gorillas

This safari takes you to Bwindi for gorilla trekking and Queen Elizabeth for wildlife sightings

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Embark on wildlife sightings in Murchison falls, Kidepo, trek the rhino and hike sipi and Mt Moroto

4 Day Kidepo valley wildlife safari

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This Uganda safari takes you to the untamed plains of Karamoja for amazing wildlife sightings

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Trek through the tropical forest of Kibale national park in search of the chimpanzees on this primate safari

Uganda Safari Tours

This Uganda safari tour takes you to the best safari destinations for amazing wildlife safaris

Uganda wildlife safaris

Uganda wildlife safaris“Every day is different on the savanna”. That’s the most common phrase you will hear from your guides. That’s true. Everyday isn’t the same. It has something different to offer. Rare sightings, different scenarios are on the savanna plains. That is what makes Uganda wildlife safaris spectacular. These wildlife safaris can be undertaken in a customized safari van or land cruiser or trekking trough the wilderness on foot. Trekking through the forest to meet and interact the primates in their natural habitat on your Uganda wildlife safari

 

Wildlife to encounter on a Uganda safari

Elephants.

Elephants are the largest land mammals weighing up to 10 tons. In the wild, their life span is between 60-7- years. Elephants are social animals living in herds. These herds are mostly made up of females and the calves. On your Uganda safari tour, you can see these elephants in Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison falls national park, Kidepo savannah national park and the forest elephants are rarely seen in the forests of Bwindi impenetrable forest

Lions

Known as the king of the jungle, lions are one of the highlights of your Uganda wildlife safari. They are usually seen in the mornings, evening and at night. Lions live in prides led by a dominant male. The females do all the hunting and raising of the cubs. The most famous are the tree climbing lions found in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park. The other parks that have lions include; Murchison falls national park and Kidepo valley national park.

Leopards.

These are some of the most elusive cats on the savanna. They are solitary and own territory of around 30 square kilometers. A pair can be seen during the mating seasons. On your Uganda safari our, leopards are found in Lake Mburo national park, Murchison falls national park and Kidepo national park

Buffalo

These big mammals are some of the most common animals on the savanna plains. They are known for their ferocity and earned their name “lion Killer”. They live in big herds of up to 1000 strong. Kidepo valley national park is known for its vast herds of buffalo. They are also found in Murchison falls, Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth and Semliki national parks.

Hyenas

Commonly found in groups, hyenas can be seen on the savanna plains as they scavenge for food. They are led by a dominant female. On your Uganda safari tour, hyenas can be spotted in Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo, Murchison falls, Kidepo national park and Pian Upe game reserve.

Giraffes

These are the tallest of all the land mammals. In Uganda, we have the Rothschild giraffe. Growing up to 6 meters tall, the Rothschild giraffe has white markings on their feet. This distinguishes them from the other species of giraffes. In Uganda, these giraffes are found in Murchison falls, Lake Mburo and Kidepo valley national parks

Gorillas

Uganda is known as the primate capital of the world. Home to the half of the world’s mountain gorillas, you can embark on amazing Uganda gorilla safaris in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga national park. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done in their natural habitat

Chimpanzees

These primates share 95% of their DNA with humans. Their behavior is human like making chimpanzee trekking a fascinating safari activity. These primates live in big groups of up to 30. Trek through the tropical forests of Kibale national park, Queen Elizabeth national park (Kalinzu forest and Kyambura gorge) and Murchison falls in the Budongo forest.

Rhinoceros

Uganda is home to the white rhino. These were re-introduced in 2005 after their extinction because of poaching in 1980s. Zziwa rhino sanctuary is home to over 35 rhinos. On your Uganda safari tour, rhino trekking is done on foot. The thrill of trekking these massive mammals makes memorable safari experiences.

Hippos

These massive semi aquatic mammals are found in national parks with water bodies. They graze at night and relax in the water during the day. They are well known for their hot temper. They can be seen in Queen Elizabeth (Kazinga channel) Lake Mburo national park and Murchison falls national park. They live in family groups led by a dominant male.

Zebras.

The white and black stripped mammals in Uganda are only found in Kidepo valley national park and Lake Mburo national park. They are social animals and are always found in herds. Since they look like horses, they are amusingly called “horses in pajamas”

Primates

Uganda is home to more primates found in the tropical forests. These can be seen as you trek into these tropical forests. These include; L’hoist monkeys, golden monkeys. black and white colobus monkeys, baboons, red tailed monkeys, grey checked mangabeys, vervet monkeys, Patas monkeys and many more. They live in big troops.

Antelopes.

Uganda has a variety of antelopes ranging from big to small antelopes. They are found in most national parks in Uganda. Some of the antelopes seen on your Uganda safari tours include; Eland, kobs, oribi, waterbucks, bush bucks, impala, dick dick, duiker, greater and lesser Kudu and many more.