Taking a Uganda safari offers a great African Experience. The country inhabits half of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas. If you have seen gorillas in Zoos in your home country, and you wish to see them in their natural environment, you must visit Africa – Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable forest or Mgahinga National Park. To see only the mountain gorillas in Bwindi forest requires at least 3 day / 2 nights gorilla trekking Uganda safari because of the long distance driving from Kampala to the gorilla park.
In case you want more;- say, gorilla tracking and other wildlife like Golden cats, elephants and birds, you need more than the 3 days. Uganda is the only tourist destination where you can see the Big 5 together with the mountain gorillas on the same tour package.
Participating in viewing wildlife in Uganda is one of the exciting things one can do while on Uganda holidays. This is because you can have an endless list of the various wildlife species found at this destination which are both crepuscular and nocturnal. Among the diverse wildlife apart from mountain gorillas includes the Beautiful African golden cats.
The African golden cat is one of the unique African cats found in the African Rain forest which you will love to see while on your visit into East Africa. The cats are medium-size wild with different fur colors ranging from reddish brown to grey and their skin can be spotted or not spotted. For the spotted ones, the spot ranges from faded fan to heavy black colors.
These cats are two times the size of domesticated cats with a small rounded head, long legs, relatively short tail and big paws. They live the life of loneliness and are commonly nocturnal although sometimes they are seen in the day.
The cats feed on birds, giant forest hogs, small monkeys, small antelope and duiker. In Uganda, the African Golden Cats are occasionally seen in Kibale National Park, therefore a good opportunity while on your primates safari in Uganda. While tracking for the African golden cats, tourists are able to enjoy the sound of birds and the whisper of an African jungle at night.
Tourists can also engage in chimpanzee tracking safaris in Kibale forest national park after enjoying the sight of the African golden cats. Kibale National Park also offer nigh forest walks to those interested in nocturnal animals, and more night game drives conducted in semliki Wildlife Reserve, Kidepo valley and Murchison falls National Park.
Uganda is also blessed with other cat’s family like leopards, lions and cheetahs. Lions and leopards are found both in Murchison falls national park and Kidepo valley national park while cheetahs are commonly seen only in Kidepo valley national park. Apart from the cat’s family, other wild games can be seen like the elephants, herds of buffaloes, hippopotamus, giraffes, zebras among others. Additionally, Uganda inhabits over 1000 species of bird, and to some travelers, Uganda is regarded as a Birders’ paradise. Among the Important bird areas in Uganda include Mabamba bay, Murchison falls national park, Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale Forest, Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park among others.