Experience the Big 5 Safari in Uganda..

Are you looking out for an exciting adventure in the African wild? Uganda, famously referred to as the ‘Pearl of Africa’, is home to some of the toughest animals to hunt – making it an ideal destination for wildlife enthusiasts and safari goers.

Get ready to embark on a unique journey, as you explore the lush greenery and breathtaking views of the Ugandan jungle.

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transverse the wilderness with one of our featured Big Five safaris to Uganda!

Frequently Asked Questions

In the 1800s, the “Big Five” animals of Africa were renowned for being the most difficult to hunt by trophy hunters. These animals play an integral role in the environment, and include the African Elephant (Loxondonta Africana), African Lion (Panther Leo), African Buffalo, African Leopard (Panther Pardus), and the Northern White Rhino.

The African Elephant is known as the majestic largest land mammal, and is found in various national parks in Uganda such as Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, and Kidepo Valley National Park.

The African Lion is the king of the jungle and is known for its strength, royalty and bravery, and can be found in Queen Elizabeth National Park and the Pearl Pride. African Buffalo are large even-toed ungulates, and can be spotted in the majority of Uganda’s national parks.

The African Leopard is elusive and hard to spot, and is a nocturnal animal that can be found in Kidepo Valley National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Murchison Falls National Park.

The Northern White Rhino is one of the most endangered species in Uganda, and is difficult to find in its grasslands, but can be seen in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, which is dedicated to its conservation. The Big Five animals of Africa are truly remarkable, and their importance and significance to the ecosystem is undeniable.

If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience of the ‘Big Five’ animals, a game drive through one of Uganda’s national parks is the way to do it.

Whether you choose an early morning, evening or night game drive, the best time to take this expedition is during the dry season in Uganda, which usually falls between July, June and August.

When taking a game drive in Uganda’s Savannah parks, travelers have the opportunity to witness the Big Five – minus the Northern White Rhino, which can only be found in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and the Uganda Wildlife Education Center.

Whether you choose to embark on a game drive early in the morning, in the evening or at night, parks such as Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park will put you right in the heart of these animals.

Here, you will have the chance to witness herds of buffalos, lions in their pride, elephants fiercely protecting their young and the elusive leopards resting peacefully in their habitats.

Travellers visit Uganda for its incredible wildlife. In the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park, one can observe the magnificent mountain gorilla for an hour, for a fee of $700.

The rare Nubian giraffe can be seen in Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley and Lake Mburo. Hippopotamus can be found in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo and other Ugandan waters.

Kidepo National Park is also home to the world’s fastest animal -the cheetah. There is an estimated population of 53-310 individuals in this area.

Visitors have a wide selection of lodgings to choose from depending on their preferences and funds. From luxury lodges to cost-effective tented camps, there’s something to fit everyone’s needs for a relaxing stay during their safari.