Uganda has a large variety of both fauna and flora that makes it one of the best tourist destinations in East Africa and Africa at Large as it has been described as “Gifted by Nature”. With 364 species of mammals, and 1,062 species of birds, Uganda is endowed with plentiful wildlife attractions. In Uganda, one can easily observe lions roam in the open plains in the morning and the evening in at least four of the major National Parks in the country. One can as well track the primates such as the colobus & blue monkey and chimpanzee the next day exploring the tropical rain forests plentiful of other primates and the birdlife; and then the day after steer tropical channels crowded with hippos and crocodiles before entering into the hazy mountains for the mountain gorillas. This makes Uganda the only tourist destination with a range of the wildlife, birdlife and primates plus toping the list with a checklist of over 1,000 bird species.
There is a number of wildlife that one can easily meet while on a safari in Uganda. Some of these include: Cape buffalo, Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Kudu, Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Zebra, Bird life among others. One can also easily have a look at the beautiful scenery that Uganda has to offer stretching from the northern plains, through the Great Rift Valley to the snow caped Rwenzori Mountains and further south to the Kigezi highlands. All these can be accessed when you visit some of the National Parks in the country which are highlighted below.