Whether it’s a first time safari in Africa, or it is an ever seasonal African safari, it could sometimes be daunting to decide where to go unless you have clear drawn expectations of what to see and do in Africa on a holiday.
Yes, Africa being a huge wilderness that is largely blessed with a number of wonders that leave most travelers in shock of the African beauty. On the mention of an African safari, one immediately thinks of vast mountains and ever changing landscapes. Perhaps one could also think of weird cultures with very hostile people, but Africa is simply a summarized heaven, with creatures so beautiful.
Just in case one booked a wildlife safari in Uganda, one thing that they must be sure of is that the journey is one of those that will give you really up close encounters with some of the most beautiful wild creatures you ever heard of. Below are some of the animals you would expect to see on an African safari.
Reptiles in Africa. This is one thing that you won’t miss to see on any African safari. Expect the African Rock python, Nile crocodile, African Spurred Tortoise, Black Mamba, Boomslang, Nile monitor, Green Mamba, Cape cobra, giant plated Lizard, black Emperor Scorpion and many others.
Primates. Expect to see one of the most endangered primate species; the mountain gorillas if you visit Uganda, Rwanda or DR Congo. Still you can see the might chimpanzees, baboons, red tailed monkeys, grey cheeked monkeys, golden monkeys, colobus monkeys among others
Antelopes. These are also a group of animals that cannot be missed on a safari in Africa. The Uganda kobs, waterbucks, sitatungas, duice bucks are the receptionists of the African jungles. Just on the start of the gamedrive, you immediately start spotting these lovely animals.
Big mammals. Elephants, Buffaloes, zebras, giraffes and several other mammals summing to more than 70 mammal species are something that is never missed on an African safari. Get up close encounters with these huge land mammals for experiences unforgettable.
Wild cats. Whether on a game drive, or a nature walk, or a balloon safari, expect to see the lions, leopards, cheetahs, jaguars and other dangerous cats that everyone is so much scared of. Any African safari to a national park furnishes chances of seeing the wild cats at a shorter distance other than the Nat geo episodes.
Birds. Almost 70% of the world’s bird life dwells in Africa. It is a home to more than 2000 bird species, 67% of them are endemic to the continent. For the birders, it is a destination that can never fail you. Birds ranging from Pied Kingfisher, Giant Kingfisher, Malachite Kingfisher, Red-throated bee-eater, Lilac-breasted roller, Hoopoe, Black and white casqued hornbill, For-tailed drongo, Piacpiac, African Finfoot, Jackson’s francolin, Denhams bustard to African skimmer and many others.
Sea wild animals. Expect to see the largest concentration of Hippos at Kazinga channel in Uganda, that which you had even never imagined of. The crocodiles, snakes and sea birds. Even sport fishing is one tourist activity that most travelers enjoy engaging in.
Indeed, what more could a trotter die panting for if it’s not an African safari, a trip that exposes travelers to the most endangered species in the world. That which furnishes chances of seeing almost every animal that God created.