EAST AFRICAN WILDLIFE SAFARIS

The main stay of any African safari is wildlife viewing. Spectacular scenes of Serengeti migration and the intimate magic of animals at a waterhole have been drawing travellers and enthusiasts to Africa for decades.

East Africa offers incredible game viewing from the big five through to the rare sitatunga antelope. If you want to see big game without the crowds, try one of our wildlife safaris.

Wild Life Safari Tours

GAME VIEWING

Uganda is exceptional for viewing forest dwelling creatures such as primates and birds. However, it is too small to compete with favourites such as Botswana and Tanzania for conventional savannah game viewing. Its advantage lies in its variety.

Queen Elizabeth & Murchison Falls offer great chances to observe traditional large mammal species and are within easy reach of superb forest safari locations.

Tanzania boasts world class parks and game reserves. For viewing large mammals, it is simply unbeatable.

Combine the best of both countries in an East African super safari.

WILDLIFE

  • Uganda has 342 species of mammal, 132 of which can be classified as large mammals.q
  • Tanzania has 364, 164 of which are classified as large mammals.
  • Below is a list of the more common and more famous large mammal species and the best national parks in which to find them.

WILDLIFE

Lion (Panthera leo)

UGANDA : Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Kidepo
TANZANIA : Serengeti, Ngorogoro, Mikumi, Katavi, Ruaha, Tarangire
Leopard (Panthera pardus)
UGANDA : Queen Elizabeth
TANZANIA : Found all over but highest chances of sighting in the Serengeti
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
UGANDA : Kidepo
TANZANIA : Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Ruaha
Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
UGANDA : Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Kidepo
TANZANIA : Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Ruaha, Katavi, Mikumi, Selous
Jackal (Canis spp)
UGANDA : Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Kidepo, Mburo, Bwindi, Mgahinga
TANZANIA : Nearly all parks
Caracal (Felis caracal)
UGANDA : Kidepo
TANZANIA : Nearly all parks but only rarely sighted
Bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis)
UGANDA : Kidepo
TANZANIA : Serengeti, Ruaha
African hunting dog (Lycaon pictus)
TANZANIA : Serengeti, Ruaha

Herbivores (excluding antelope)

African elephant (Loxodonta africana)


UGANDA : Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Kidepo
TANZANIA : Nearly all parks
Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis)
UGANDA : Virtually extint
TANZANIA : Ngorogoro
Hippopotamus (Hippopotmus amphibus)
UGANDA :Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, Lake Mbuo
TANZANIA : Nearly all parks
Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardus)
UGANDA : Murchison Falls, Kidepo
TANZANIA : Nearly all parks
Zebra (Eqqus burchelli)
UGANDA : Lake Mburo, Kidepo
TANZANIA : Serengeti, Mikumi, Ruaha
African buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
UGANDA : Nearly all parks
TANZANIA : Nearly all parks
Warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus)
UGANDA : Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo, Kidepo
TANZANIA : Nearly all parks

Antelope

Greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)

UGANDA : Kidepo
TANZANIA : Tarangire, Selous, Ruaha, Mikumi
Common eland (Taurotragus oryx)
UGANDA : Lake Mburo, Kidepo
TANZANIA : Serengeti, Selous, Ruaha, Mikumi
Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus)
UGANDA : Murchison Falls, Kidepo
TANZANIA : Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Selous
Uganda kob (Kobos kob thomasi)
UGANDA : Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, Katonga, Semuliki
Defassa waterbuck (Kobus ellipsyprymnus defassa)
UGANDA : Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, Kidepo
TANZANIA : Serengeti, Ngorogoro
Bush buck (Tragelaphus scriptus)
UGANDA : Nearly all parks
TANZANIA : Nearly all parks
Lesser kudu (Tragelaphus imberbis)
UGANDA : Murchison Falls
TANZANIA : Tarangire, Ruaha
Sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekei)
UGANDA : Katonga
TANZANIA : Rubondo
Grant's gazelle (Gazella granti)
UGANDA : Murchison Falls
TANZANIA : Ruaha
Impala (Aepyceros melampus)
UGANDA : Lake Mburo, Katonga
TANZANIA : Nearly all over
Grey duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia )
UGANDA : Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, Kidepo, Mt Elgon
TANZANIA : Nearly all parks
Forest duiker (Tragelaphus scriptus)
UGANDA : Nearly all parks
Oribi (Ourebia ourebi)
UGANDA : Murchison Falls, Kidepo, Lake Mburo
TANZANIA : Arusha
Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus)
UGANDA : Lake Mburo, Kidepo
TANZANIA : Serengeti, Lake Manyara
Guenther's dik-dik (Modoqua guentheri)
UGANDA : Kidepo
TANZANIA :
Bates's pygmy antelope (Neofragus batesi )
UGANDA : Semuliki, Queen Elizabeth
TANZANIA :
Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus)
UGANDA :
TANZANIA : Nearly all over
Oryx (Oryx spp. )
TANZANIA : Tarangire

Primates

Mountain gorilla (Gorilla gorilla beringei)
UGANDA : Bwindi, Mgahinga
Common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
UGANDA : Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Budongo
TANZANIA : Gombe, Mahale Mountains
Baboons (Papio spp)
UGANDA : Nearly all parks except Rwenzori, Mgahinga and Mt Elgon
TANZANIA : Nearly all parks
L'Hoest's monkey (Cercopithecus lhoesti)
UGANDA : Queen Elizabeth, Kibale, Bwindi
TANZANIA :
Blue monkey (Cercopithecus mitis)
UGANDA : All parks except Murchison Falls and Lake Mburo
TANZANIA : Arusha, Lake Manyara
Patas monkey (Erythrocebus patas)
UGANDA : Kidepo, Murchison Falls
TANZANIA : Serengeti
Vervet monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops)
UGANDA : Nearly all parks
TANZANIA : Nearly all parks
Red-tailed monkey (Cercopithecus ascinius)
UGANDA : Kibale, Semuliki, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, Budongo
De Brazza'a monkey (Cercopithecus neglectus)
UGANDA : Mt ELgon, Semuliki
TANZANIA : Content for id "where" Goes Here
Grey-cheeked mangabey (Cerocebus algigena)
UGANDA : Kibale, Semuliki
Black-and-white colobos (Colobus guereza )
UGANDA : Kibale, Bwindi, Semuliki, Queen Elizabeth, Budongo, Rwenzori
Red colobus (Piliocolobus badius)
UGANDA : Nearly all parks

CHIMP TRACKING SAFARIS

3 day Queen Elizabeth

A chance to see over 100 savannah, forest and river mammals in our shortest wildlife tour.

5 day explorer safari

From the craters and plains of QE to the acacia forests of Lake Mburo. Superb for large mammals.

7 day Jungle & Plains

The best of Uganda's forest & plains creatures. Includes gorilla tracking and chimps safari.

10 day Primates & Big Game

Kibale, QE, Ishasha, Bwindi, Mburo. The best of Ugandan large mammals.

14 day Best of Uganda

All of the major parks, all the highlights and all of the big game. Includes gorilla and chimp tracking.

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