Uganda Wildlife Safaris | 10 Best Wildlife Tours in Uganda

Connecting with nature through Wildlife Safaris in Uganda is an immerse experience. Embarking on Uganda Wildlife Safaris rewards travel endeavors with lots of memorable experiences and it presents you plenty of opportunities to discover Uganda the pearl of Africa. Most Uganda Wildlife Safari Tours are conducted in the national parks and wildlife reserves.

Uganda is an East African country with hundreds of natural wonders such as the source of the longest river in the world. Wildlife simply means animals and organisms that are live/grow in an undomesticated manner. Safari is trip to explore wildlife in its nature settings and this is what our Uganda Wildlife Safaris are all about.

While on Uganda Wildlife Tour, expect to participate in a range of safari activities including birding, game drives, boat cruise, golden monkey tracking, mountain gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking with possibility of engaging in nature walks to experience nature at its best. Start Planning your wildlife tour to Uganda today!

Uganda Wildlife Safaris

Where to go for Wildlife Safaris in Uganda?

The best places to visit while on wildlife safari in Uganda range from savanna parks to tropical rain-forest protected areas. Savanna parks are perfect for big game safaris and they include Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park and Lake Mburo National Park.

Other parks and reserves where most of Uganda’s diverse wildlife species can be spotted include Semuliki National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve, Kyambura Wildlife Reserve, Toro-Semliki Reserve, Katonga Wildlife Reserve, Mount Elgon National Park and Rwenzori Mountains National Park.

What you should Expect to See on a Uganda Wildlife Safari?

Uganda wildlife safari exposes tourists to diversity of wildlife species ranging from big game to primates.

On Uganda safari, expect to spot wildlife species such as cheetahs, lions (inclusive of tree climbing lions at Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park), elephants, leopards, antelopes, warthogs, spotted hyenas, golden monkeys, mountain gorillas, reptiles, buffaloes, rhinos, zebras, Rothschild giraffes as well as birds.

Top 5 Most Popular Short Uganda Wildlife Safaris

3 Days Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari

3 Days Murchison Falls Safari is a short Uganda safari to Murchison falls National Park for tourists on Wildlife holiday who wish to view the big five, birds and many other wild animals. It has much to offer like the famous strongest waterfall in in the world….

3 Days Kibale Primate Safari

This 3 Day Kibale Primate Safari will give you an exposure to the various primates in Kibale forest national park a home to over 1450 chimpanzees cosseted within the park and around 13 different species of primates that u may encounter as you…

4 days Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Safari

The 4 Days Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Safari Uganda is an exceptional wildlife safari tour crafted for you to get the best of Queen Elizabeth National Park while on a Uganda safari. It includes a game drive, boat cruise, sighting the tree climbing…

3 days Uganda Gorilla safari

3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda is an Africa wildlife safari leading you to Bwindi impenetrable national park for mountain gorilla trekking and Batwa community walk. Bwindi inhabits half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas and it is….

chimpanzee in kibale - 5 Days Uganda safari

Our 5 Days Uganda Safari is a primates watching Africa holiday that involves Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and Chimpanzee trek in Kibale. The safari also takes you through Queen Elizabeth national park where you are legible of viewing tree-climbing lions…

Best Time to Visit Uganda for Wildlife Safari

Generally, Uganda’s climatic and weather conditions are ideal throughout the year making it an open wildlife safari destination all year round. But when planning your Uganda safari holiday, the best months to consider are; June, July, August, September and December, January, February-these are characterized by low/no rainfalls and the different wildlife tracks remain drier making them the best for wildlife viewing in most of the country’s safari parks.

However, you can as well visit Uganda safari parks during the wet or rainy season and these occur twice a year just like the dry spell. The wet or rainy season starts in March, April, May and October, November. Note, this period is when most parks record heavy rainfall and the game viewing tracks tend to be muddy.

Our Top 5 Best Long Uganda Wildlife Safaris

7 days Uganda wildlife Safari

Explore the best Uganda wildlife parks on a 7 days Uganda wildlife Safari where you will go on game drives to view the big 5, boat cruises, chimpanzee trekking and other primates. It takes you to explore Murchison Falls national park, Kibale…

15 Days Uganda Safari

Escape to a Paradise of dense rainforests (jungles), sweeping savannah plains and Lakeshores on our outstanding 15 days Uganda Safari through the Pearl of Africa (as Uganda is fondly known). Explore the beautiful Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en-route…

10 days Uganda Safari

10 Days Uganda Safari is one of the best African wildlife safaris in Uganda for both primates and big 5 wildlife. You will go gorilla trekking, wildlife viewing during both game drives and boat cruises, chimpanzee tracking and bird watching. This safari will guide you…

Uganda Birding Safari

Our 7 Days Bird Watching Safari in Uganda is designed to satisfy birders interests and motives as you visit Uganda’s best birding sites and the most birding haven. Uganda is the best tour destination for bird watching safaris which encounters both seasonal…

14 Days Primates and Big five Safari

The 14 Days Primates and Big five Safari takes you to the western part of Uganda to visit the major tourist destinations and spotting out primates like Chimpanzees, Mountain Gorillas, black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, cheeky…

Where to stay during Uganda Wildlife Safari Tour?

Your comfort is key when planning for a memorable Uganda wildlife safari. There are different accommodation types to consider booking for overnight stay in different Uganda safari parks. They range from budget to luxury each well-equipped to ensure you have total comfort.

What is included on a Uganda Wildlife Safari?

Wildlife safari tours include a number of things ranging from the activities, accommodation, transport, service of an English-speaking guide, bottled drinking water, guide fees, relevant government taxes and others. It excludes other drinks/beverages, cigarettes, the optional activities, airfares, laundry services, personal insurance and others.

Uganda Wildlife Safaris FAQs

Uganda is very safe and secure for wildlife safaris. Security agencies work together with park rangers to ensure safety of visitors and wildlife at different destinations. However, like any other country, Uganda isn’t 100% safe because petty theft cases are at times recorded.

Wildlife safaris in Uganda aren’t limited to only elderly persons because even children above 5 years can be part of a game drive while on family trip. However, age restriction usually applies to chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park, Budongo Forest, Kalinzu Forest Reserve and mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. To track mountain gorillas in Uganda, you should be above 15 years.

Some of the essential items to pack for Uganda wildlife safari include safari clothes light, camera, binoculars, safari shoes, sun glasses, sweater, rain jacket, prescribed medication from your doctor in case of emergencies, first aid kit and many more here.

Uganda is known for its diverse wildlife safari activities something that never leaves you out of choice. With so much to offer, you can engage in gorilla trekking safaris, birding tours, cultural safaris, chimpanzee tracking, golden monkey tracking, nature walk, hot air balloon tours, boat cruise and others.