Wildlife Safaris in Uganda. Uganda Wildlife Adventure Safaris Tours

Wildlife Safaris in Uganda represent classic wilderness adventures to see wild animals in their natural environment. Wildlife safaris in Uganda have been the main tourist activity in Africa since the early days of the 20th century. Many people go on Wildlife Safaris in Uganda to see animals such as lions, elephants, leopards, zebras, giraffes, hippos, cheetahs, buffalo, and many others.

Seeing these wild animals in their natural habitat is a completely different experience from seeing them at the Zoo. Uganda is blessed with more than 300 mammal species and over 1000 bird species. These are easily being seen in the 10 national parks and other game reserves. The national parks have an abundance of animals and greatly complement each other.

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Where to see Uganda’s Wildlife on Safaris

The most popular national park for observing animals in their natural world are;

  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Murchison Falls National Park
  • Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Lake Mburo National Park

How Much is a Uganda Wildlife Safaris Tour?

The cost of any Uganda Safari is always dependent on the specific details of the trips such as accommodation, transport, length of the trip among others. Ugandan Wildlife Safaris are quite inexpensive, compared to other activities like gorilla tracking safaris or chimpanzee tracking. Our budget wildlife Safaris take as little as 3 days starting and ending in Kampala. If you talk to our safari experts, you can easily get a quote customized to your requirements.

Dos and Don’ts for a Wildlife Safaris Tour

Wildlife Safaris in Uganda have fewer restrictions compared to primate tracking safaris. On a wildlife Safari, you are supposed to respect the natural environment and animals. This means you can’t litter or make noise, fires and such.

You will be accompanied by a guide and park ranger who understand all the regulations. Just follow their lead and ask when in doubt. You also must respect the animals – especially the fact that they are wild animals and not pets.

Even thought they might be slightly used to people, some animals can be dangerous. Your guide and ranger will also caution you about this.

What to carry for Uganda Wildlife Safaris Tour?

Our basic packing list should have comfortable practical clothing and shoes. You should also include a wide brim hat and your favorite sunscreen to protect against the hot savannah sun. Depending on your time of travel, and the specific national park you might need to carry warm clothing or rain gear. Your personalized itinerary often has the final list that is custom for your trip.

Extra Cash for Tour on Wildlife Safaris

You should also think about carry some extra cash. This is usually for your own spending – beyond the itinerary provisions.

This is the money you use for tipping, buying souvenirs and other such small expenditures.

Your transport, accommodation and park entrance & activity charges will be already covered by your payment for the trip.

Here is our article about the extra cash to carry for a safari, it shares more insights.

Compliment Activities on Wildlife Safaris to Uganda

Uganda wildlife Safaris are often combined and bundled with other activities – and this has proved to enhance the experience for our guests. Here are some activities that can be added as part of your wildlife safari adventure – to take your experience to a new level.

Gorilla trekking. The ultimate African bucket list experience of nature. Especially if you are visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park which is less than 3 hours away from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Chimpanzee tracking. To see chimpanzee – our closest animal cousins. Especially if you are in Queen Elizabeth or Murchison Falls which have forests with a stable population of chimps.

Community visits. This can be done anywhere, but the Karamojong culture experience from Kidepo is a clear winner.

Cultural visits help you not only to see Uganda’s natural beauty in the wildlife and landscape, but the people as well.

Bird watching. All of Uganda’s wildlife parks have many bird species that can be a joy to watch and find.

Recommended Itinerary

Here is a sample wildlife safari itinerary to give you an idea of how a trip would flow. Any of the other itineraries can easily be customized to fit your budget, schedule and specific interests.

4 Days Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari. All-inclusive [with Ziwa rhino tracking]


As a general recommendation, we advise you to prepare in time and make sure you have all the important and essential things worked out.

Some of these could be your Visas, medical consultation, packing lists, insurance, bank, flights and another things.

It is hard to say what to do and what not to do without the benefit of specific details. Whenever you are in contact with us, our team will always engage you to make sure all of your preparation is in order.

We also encourage you to engage us as much as possible. We shall all be very happy to assist. That is our job.