During your holiday or vacation, you can combine the big five wildlife viewing plus mountain gorilla safaris in Uganda. Most of the Uganda Safaris packages involves budget and luxury Uganda gorilla trekking safaris in either Bwindi Forest Mgahinga national or go for Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest national park. While for big five wildlife viewing Murchison falls national park, Kidepo national park and Queen Elizabeth national park are the best national parks in Uganda which offers unforgettable experience at the cheapest price.
These are big five wildlife one can see while on his/her trip after or before gorilla trekking as explained briefly below.
This is among the largest cats in Uganda. Male Lion have a thick mane on its shoulders and neck when it has reached like 2 years, a tufted tail lions and short tawny are the friendliest and king in the forest. in most cases lions are used to live in different groups which involve males, females and their cubs. Lions are mostly found in shrubs, bushes and savanna grasslands.
Known as the most visited cats than other in wild. A Leopard has sleek coat but this depends where it exists its coat can be either black, pale straw color or black. Leopards is one of the shyest animals in forest so they usually looking for their food at night by attacking and biting the neck and they feed on insects, fish, mice plus many different animals. Leopards prefer to stay in highland forest, woodlands and in Uganda is sported in Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison falls, and Kidepo valley
They have large ears and long trunk; Males are bigger than the females. Its skin is covered with little hair also has upper incisors forming long curved tusks of ivory. Each day it can take about 450kg of vegetations. The best place where these animals found in Uganda are Murchison falls national park, Kidepo Valley national park and Queen Elizabeth national park.
They are also called Water Buffaloes and they found almost in all national parks in the montane forest next to either to River or Lake. The horn of male Buffaloe is in form of U shape and thicker than the female horns. This animal is taken as the dangerous animal among the big five.
White Rhinos are more common than other Rhino species and they have two upright horns on the bridge with a wide mouth which help it for grazing. A female Rhino can weigh from half to one tone while Male can weigh up to two tones. These animals are usually live-in big group and in Uganda are watched at Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary also at Uganda Wildlife Education Center but with time the management of Uganda Wildlife Authority are planning to take them back to the national parks plus other open savanna grassland.
visit the only destination in the northeastern part of Uganda also found near the border of Sudan, where you will enjoy big five animals such as leopards, buffaloes, elephants, lion and so on. It is the only national park in Uganda with ostrich.
Queen Elizabeth national park
In the southwestern regions of Uganda is this amazing national park is positioned and it covering an area of 1978 square kilometers. It is also among the best destinations for five big wildlife viewing and these include leopards, Lions, buffaloes, elephants, other wildlife to see are Uganda kob, crocodile, hippos, tree-climbing lion, chimpanzees as well as a lot of bird species.
It is situated in the northwestern parts of Uganda at an area of 3840 square kilometers, known as the biggest national park among all national parks of Uganda. It is surrounded by different mammal species including the big five animals which include elephants, buffaloes, lions, rhinos plus various bird species, and more.
When is the best time to visit Uganda for big five viewing and gorilla trekking?
Uganda is open for tourism throughout the year but the best months to visit the country for big five viewing and gorilla trekking is from June-August and December- February the reason is during this season is when there are no or little rainfall so, hiking trails are not too muddy and slippery which makes experiences excellent also enabling tourists to trek during the dry season. Furthermore, dry season in Uganda is also taken as the busiest season of the year when the country receives many tourists from anywhere in world also in December when most of travelers getting along vacation and endling year. So those interested to visit Uganda during this for gorilla trekking and wildlife viewing to book their gorilla trekking permits earlier, accommodation at least 3 months before the arrival day at Entebbe international airport avoid inconveniences.
In conclusion, Wild Epic Safaris is the trustworthy travel operator that can help you experience big five wild adventures in Uganda to Kidepo valley national park, Queen Elizabeth national park and Murchison falls national park which can be combined with gorilla trekking in either Mgahinga national park or Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. For more information do not hesitate to contact or send an email.