Are you planning to go on a wildlife safari in Uganda? There is a lot of wildlife to see in Uganda. From the big five animals that travelers seek for on African safaris to the rare and endangered mountain gorillas, there is an impressive array of animals to see on a Uganda safari through the wilderness parks. Here are the top 10 animals that tourists seek for from Uganda.
Animals to See in Uganda
The best wildlife species for you to catch a glimpse while on Uganda include elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, leopards, lions, giraffes, zebras, several antelope families, bird species that make up over 1080 in Uganda where those of you who wish to take explore primate species.
Apes: Mountain Gorilla, Long-haired Chimpanzee.
Monkeys and Baboons: Blue Monkey, L’hoests Monkey, Red-tailed Monkey, Grey –Cheeked Mangabey, Black Mangabey, De Brazzas Monkey, Golden Monkey, Dents Mona Monkey, Olive Baboon, Red Colobus, Black and White Colobus, Vervet Monkey, Bushbaby and Potto.
Civets, Genets and Mongooses: African civet, Bush Genet, African Palm Civet, Banded Mongoose.
Cats: Lions, Leopards, Cheetah, Caracal, African golden cat, African wildcat, Serval.
Hyenas: Spotted Hyena, Aard wolf, Striped Hyena
Dogs: Black-backed Jackal, Side-striped Jackal, Golden Jackal
Foxes: Bat-eared fox
Crocodiles: Nile crocodile
Elephant: African/Bush Elephant, Forest Elephant
Zebra: Burchell’s Zebra
Buffalo: African Buffalo, Forest Buffalo
Antelopes: Bushbuck, Impala, Sitatunga, Bush duiker, Eland, Blue duiker, Red forest duiker, Yellow –backed Duiker, Defassas waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Bohor Reedbuck, Jacksons Hartebeest, Topi, Oribi, Water Chevrotain, Kirk’s dik-dik, Klipspringer.
Weasels and Badgers: Zorilla (East African mole cat), Ratel (Honey Badger).
Hydraxes: Rock hydrax, Tree hydrax, Yellow-spotted or Bush hydrax.
Pangolins: Giant pangolin, Aardvark.
Rhinoceros: Black rhinoceros, White rhinoceros.
Rodents: Porcupine, Springhare, Woosnam’s Brush-furred rat, the western rift Pigmy Mouse, Kemp’s Forest rat, Delany’s Mouse, the Montane Marsh rat, Montane thicket rat, Mole rat, Papyrus rat ( 2 species ), the Rwenzori climbing Mouse.