Wildlife in Uganda should be you number one among the reasons to visit and travel in Uganda. The Pearl of Africa is a destination blessed with a diversity of wildlife found in its unique and lovely national parks like Bwindi and Mgahinga for endangered mountain Gorillas, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison, Kibale Mburo, Semiliki, Kidepo, Mt Elgon and Mt Rwenzori suitable for mountain hiking. Its spectacular untouched marvelous natural landscape ranges from big lakes, big rivers, open savannah, big forests, rift valley floor, spectacular waterfalls like Sipi, Bujagali, Murchison , Sezibwato big mountains.
Ecologically, Uganda is where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle. Where else but in this impossibly lush country can one observe lions prowling the open plains in the morning and track chimpanzees through the rain forest undergrowth the same afternoon, then the next day navigate tropical channels teeming with hippo and crocodiles before setting off into the misty mountains to stare deep into the eyes of a mountain gorilla?
Certainly, Uganda is the only safari destination whose range of forest primates is as impressive as its selection of plains antelope. And this verdant biodiversity is further attested to by Uganda ‘s status as by far the smallest of the four African countries whose bird checklist tops over 1,000 mark!
Visiting the endangered mountain gorillas is one of the great wildlife watching experiences that you can enjoy while in Uganda. Note that this endangered specie has half of its population in Uganda. So while on your Uganda tour, spare USD 700 for the thrilling gorilla trekking adventure as you also contribute to its conservation.