The Big 5 animals are not only the most loved and famous animals in Africa, but they are also among the most dangerous animals in the world. However, thousands of tourists fly into Africa mainly to spot the Big Five animals. Not everybody who flies to Africa gets a chance to tick all of the Big Five animals off the list (the leopard specifically is hard to find).
We give you the lowdown on precisely where there are high chances to spot the Big Five animals in Uganda.
The African elephant is recorded as the most vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. Elephants are found in 37 nations crosswise over sub-Saharan Africa they are wiped out in Gambia, Mauritania, and Burundi. The elephant population is noticeably more divided over the African continent all the more as of late because of loss of habitat and human-elephant conflict, additionally because of poaching for ivory – the main cause, truly, for their decrease in numbers. In Uganda tourists can spot African Elephants in most of the national parks in the country like Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, and others, a trip to Uganda is a sure deal that you will see the Elephants
Buffalo is recognized as the most dangerous wild animal on the planet (there is no animal more dangerous to man), the Cape buffalo or the African Buffalo is found in savannas woodland or bushveld. They live near water bodies and lean prefer tall coarse grasses and shrubbery. In Uganda buffalos can be spotted in almost all the national parks in the country like; Kidepo Valley, Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and other wildlife parks in the country.
Uganda is viewed as one of the few countries in Africa where you can stop the white rhino in the wild principally in reserves like the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. One of 3 subspecies of the critically endangered black rhino can only be spotted Namibia and South Africa. Big Five lovers who travel to Uganda must not miss the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary found in approximately 180kilometers north of Kampala in Nakasongola district.
The leopards are also regarded as endangered animals and they are found across sub-Saharan Africa and they are found in numerous nations of the world. In Africa, they have extinct from about 37% of their verifiable range, especially in a region known as the Sahel belt, Nigeria, and South Africa.
Their most prominent threat is a lot of hunting, and the poisoning of carcasses for saw danger to domesticated animals, and change in living space because of development. Be that as it may, they are especially versatile and can keep living near people provided they access to prey and can find shelter.
In Africa, tourists can spot lions in numerous nations in sub-Saharan Africa yet the majority of them are found in eastern and southern Africa (77%). They live, be that as it may, in just 22% of their historical territories and are wiped out in Gabon and numerous different nations where they initially lived, similar to Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Lesotho, Israel, and Iran.
The primary dangers to the lion are a reduction in the number of their prey, and unpredictable killing by man (to ensure domesticated animals or themselves). However, there are numerous lions in those zones that are protected and all around oversaw. What’s more, since they are so looked for after, by tourists, their presence in a national park or game reserves generates revenue – a motivating force for conservation.
In Uganda, lions can be spotted in several national parks like Kidepo Valley National Park in the far northeastern part of the country, Murchison Falls National Park, and Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park.