Amazing wildlife Animals to see in Uganda

Uganda's wildlife is famous for its biodiversity, and this is mainly because of the country's varied terrain. The country has a total of 10 national parks with all the different forest types, grasslands, and mountain ranges.

Oct 18, 2022 - 22:24
Amazing wildlife Animals to see in Uganda

There are 342 different species of animals that can be found on the official list of animals that live in Uganda. These animals originate from both western and eastern Africa. 


Amazing wildlife to see on a safari in Uganda



In Uganda, there are 13 species of primates that are active during the day and six species that are active during the night. Tourists pay the most attention to the primates in Uganda, of all the animals.

  1. Baboons (Papio Anubis)
  2. Black-and-white colobus (Colobus guereza)
  3. Blue monkey (Cercopithecus mitis)
  4. Bushbaby
  5. Common Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
  6. De Brazza’s monkey (Cercopithecus neglectus)
  7. Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus mitis kandti)
  8. Grey-cheeked Mangabey (Cercocebus algigena)
  9. L’Hoest’s monkey (Cecopithecus lhoesti)
  10. Mountain Gorilla
  11. Patas monkey (Erythrocebus patas)
  12. Potto (Perodicticus potto)
  13. Red Colobus (Piliocolobus badius)
  14. Red-tailed Monkey (Cercopithecus ascinius)
  15. Vervet monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops)



In Uganda, a total of 38 different species of carnivores have been identified.

  1. African Civet (Civettictis civetta)
  2. African hunting dog (Lycaon pictus)
  3. African Lion (Panthera leo)
  4. African Otters
  5. Bat eared fox (Otocyon megalotis)
  6. Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
  7. Genets (Genetta genetta)
  8. Honey Badger (Mellivora capensis)
  9. Jackals (Canis)
  10. Leopard (Panthera pardus)
  11. Serval Cat
  12. Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
  13. The African Golden Cat
  14. The African Wild Cat



  1. African buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
  2. African elephant (Loxodonta africana)
  3. African Pig (Swine)
  4. Burchells zebra (Equus burchelli)
  5. Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardus)
  6. Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
  7. Rhinoceros



The checklist for animals in Uganda includes approximately 29 different species of antelope, which accounts for approximately one-third of the total number of antelope species in Africa.

  1. Bates’ Pygmy Antelope (Neofragus batesi)
  2. Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus)
  3. Common Duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia)
  4. Common eland (Taurotragus oryx)
  5. Defassa waterbuck (Kobus elipsyprymnus defassa)
  6. Forest Duiker (Cephalophus subspecies)
  7. Grant’s Gazelle (Nanger granti)
  8. Greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)
  9. Guenther’s dik-dik (Madoqua guentheri)
  10. Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus)
  11. Impala (Aepyceros melampus)
  12. Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus)
  13. Lesser Kudu (Tragelaphus imberbis)
  14. Oribi (Ourebia ourebi)
  15. Reedbuck (Redunca)
  16. Roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus)
  17. Sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekei)
  18. Uganda kob (Kobus kob thomasi)

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