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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.