Africa is a continent known to have a plethora of various unique animal species. In Uganda alone, they have a total of more than 340 mammal species and 1,000 bird species. It is truly a wonderful place filled with lots of animals that you can discover.
If you are looking forward to an Uganda vacation, here are the top five animals you should look for in their parks, zoos, and game reserves.
1) Mountain Gorillas
Gorilla trekking is one of the highly regarded activities that concerns animals in the world. Aside from, of course, seeing the gorillas, you get to watch them go about their regular lives from close up. You can learn a lot from their daily activities and how they interact with one another. Being able to witness the life of mountain gorillas is an incredibly moving experience that you will not want to miss out on!
2) Tree-Climbing Lions
The name itself already makes you curious. Lions are the kings of the jungle, and it will indeed be such a one-of-a-kind experience to witness them upfront. Lions are found in a lot of national parks in Uganda, so they are easy to spot. If lions excite you, you should set some time to see these tree-climbing lions when exploring Uganda safaris.
3) Rothschild Giraffes
If you visit Murchison Falls, there is an excellent chance that you will see the tall yet calm Rothschild giraffes. This kind of giraffe can only be found in Kenya and Uganda, with most of its population residing in Ugandan territories. Their extremely tall heights are indeed a sight to behold that will leave you in awe!
4) African Elephants
African Elephants are one of the classic safari animals you can see in Africa, and the word ‘big’ is not enough to describe them. African elephants are the world’s largest land animals, and they weigh up to 6000 kilograms. They have two types: the massive bush elephants and smaller forex elephants with their distinctive downward-facing tusks. The smaller ones weigh around 3000 kilograms.
If you want to see them up close, you have the most excellent chance to see them at the Queen Elizabeth National Park, where both the massive and small elephant species are usually found. You can also see them during the Kazinga launch cruise.
The African continent will never run out of bird species. One of the bird species that can be found in Uganda is the shoebill, which is an elusive and prehistoric-looking bird. They can be found in places with swamp vegetation such as Lake Mburo National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, and Mabamba Bay in Lake Victoria. The shoebill is an exciting bird to watch, so make sure to catch a glimpse of them.
The African territory is blessed with thousands of animal species. Admittedly, you can never predict which ones you will meet, but targeting the most popular ones can be a good challenge. The challenge of finding different species can be a great vacation itinerary if you like seeing animals and learning about them.
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