Uganda is a must-visit destination in Africa for anybody interested in wildlife watching. The Big Five refers to buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, and rhino, and the term comes from the wild animals considered most dangerous to hunt can be seen. The most interesting here is photographing them in their natural habitat. In case you’re searching for an interesting and memorable wildlife tour, you can choose to visit almost all of Uganda’s national parks, but Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, and Kidepo Valley National Parks remain a notorious tourism drawcard to Big Four. You can see white rhinos in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary by self-drive / guided drives / guided strolls. But have it in mind that, you are not middle of a national geographic documentary. You may well see all the Big Five or you may not, despite the fact that your chances of seeing them are high. Drive slowly, stop at waterholes, listen for the warning calls of birds, watch when other vehicles stop, and always keep your eyes open.
Get ready to be awed. To see a leopard snoozing in the branch of a tree, spotting a white rhino half-hidden in thick bushes at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, finding a pride of lions in the shade after a kill, or viewing a large herd of elephants or buffalos move soundlessly across the road – these are all precious minutes. Never forget that you’re dealing with wild animals and that you’re in their territory. There are rules of engagement relating to safaris in Uganda. Read your guidebook carefully and heed the words of your ranger at all times. When you’ve done activities, now is the ideal time to ‘sweat the primates’ and learn about wondrous animals like gorillas, chimpanzees, and monkeys.
No tour to Uganda is complete without the visit to Murchison Falls National Park’s wonderful waterfalls. Murchison Falls is one of Uganda’s most interesting waterfalls and it lies within the Panorama Route, where you can visit some of the very best natural attractions in the region, including the giraffes, elephants, and chimpanzees.
Game watching drives in open 4WD safari vehicles, offer magnificent wild-and-bird life viewing. Many people claim game drives in Uganda are the best in all of east Africa because of the quality of wildlife, the ability to drive off-road, exclusivity with few other vehicles, and also the ability to offer night nature strolls in some of the national parks in the country.
Safaris and game viewing in Uganda are as up-close and as wild as it gets. Go on a game-watching drive, nature walks, or even a horse ride safari, for an authentic, even memorable wildlife adventure. Enjoy a walking safari – not for the faint-hearted however an exhilarating experience. In the hands of an experienced and skilled tour guide, you’ll see nature in close-up, and may, if you’re fortunate, get thrillingly close to wild animals.
Search for lions and leopards stalking their prey or simply lazing around in the shade in the Kasenyi landing site in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Steer clear of charging buffalo in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and wonder about hippos, while keeping an eye out for crocodiles, along the Kazinga channel. Admire Uganda’s remaining white rhinos, carefully protected from poachers, at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola. Visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and enjoy a memorable gorilla tour. Remote and all most unexplored, the park is a refuge both for wild animals and the country’s few remaining Batwa pygmies.