Uganda Wildlife Facts ; Uganda is one of the stopping destination to adventure diversity of wildlife species, attractions and scenic nature landscape, bird life, culture safari all these makes your trips rewardable. Above all, Uganda is a beautiful country that was once called the pearl of Africa due to its amazing bucket list of attractions. Below are some of Uganda Wildlife facts that you need to know before embarking on your Uganda Safaris;

Uganda has a high number of Mountain Gorillas in the world

 Uganda is among the three countries where you can see the unique mountain gorillas and the main selling tourist attraction on Uganda safaris are the great mountain gorillas. Mountain gorillas are the most sought land dwelling species which can be encountered on gorilla trekking experience. Therefore, less than 1064 individuals that are left in the world and half of these species are found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla national park. Bwindi Impenetrable national park is a home to more than 22 habituated gorilla families divided into four gorilla sectors that is Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo sector.

Uganda Wildlife Facts 
Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

Though the number of mountain gorillas are decreasing in number because of being threatened by encroachment on their habitat, poaching and diseases.

One to be able to access these great mountain gorillas must have a valid permit which can be bought direct from Uganda Wildlife Authority offices, costs USD700 for foreign nonresident, USD600 for foreign resident and UGX250,000 for East African members per person per day.

Uganda has over 1095 bird species

Definitely, Uganda is one of the top birding safari destination on Africa Safaris where you can be able to watcher beautiful bird species on planet. Therefore, Uganda hosts over 1095 bird species with percentage of 70 % East Africa ,50% of the continent and 12% global population and 25% of Albertine endemics. What are the most sought beautiful bird species on Uganda safaris Tours, they are comprised of Crested crane, rare shoebill stork, African fish eagle, Jacana, Narran’s trogon and African pygmy geese, secret birds, great blue turaco, green breasted pipit, great crown, Malachite kingfisher, African Open-billed stork, Northern Red Bishop, African Quail Finch, Rwenzori Babis Cape Robin, White –starred Robin, Cinnamon Bracken warbler, Greater double –collared, among others. Equipment’s used for easy viewing of bird species such as binoculars, a complete telescope, sound player, clip 4 and 5 among others. The best spotting places on Uganda Birding destinations; Murchison Falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Mabamba Bay wetland, Botanical gardens Lake Mburo National park.

Zika Virus Originated –Zika Forest in Entebbe

Zika is known as first research center in the country officially opened 1947, the research was carried out on monkeys. Then it was later noticed in humans in the year 1952 in Uganda and other neighboring Country-Tanzania. Despite the fact, Zika virus is most common in America MOSTLY South America.  Ziwa forest is one of the best birding area in Uganda –Entebbe.

Uganda -350 Mammal Species

Uganda hosts over 350 mammal species in all sizes ranging from large mammals such as Gorillas, Buffaloes, Lions and Elephants, small species includes Bats, Moles and Shrews. The mammal species are categorized into three; Gorilla, Chimpanzees, monkeys and more, Carnivores –Leopards, African wildcats, Cheetahs and more and Herbivores –Buffalos, elephants, Giraffes and more.

Uganda Wildlife Facts 
Uganda Wildlife Facts

Uganda has one of the best wilderness –Untouched Wilderness

Uganda is worth a place of visit with the most attractive wildlife in the country and is the best gifted location with biodiversity of mammal species. Currently, the mountain gorillas are the signature of the Uganda’s wildlife and the most viewed species by the tourists. Come along the unique tree climbing lions which can be spotted in Queen Elizabeth national park.

For that reason, start your bookings now- Uganda Safari with us Achieve Global Safaris, you will be able to adventure a bucket list of Uganda’s Wildlife species.

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