It’s no secret that Africa is best known for its wildlife wonders, and Uganda takes an impressive chunk of the wild pie with an incredible list of wild animals. From the savannah big game to the rainforest dwellers and sky gliders, you’ll find more than 340 animal species and more than 10,000 birds to watch.

July 1, 2020

Uganda Kob

The Ugandan kob (Kobus kob thomasi) is an antelope subspecies of the kob. Uganda’s national antelope is a race of the west African kob confined to grassy floodplains […]
July 1, 2020

Roan Antelope

The roan antelope (hippotragus equinus) is a powerfully built Bovidae with long, sturdy limbs, a thick neck, an upstanding mane, and a beard. Its head is long and […]
July 1, 2020

Defassa Waterbuck

One of the predators’ choices for easy prey, the Defassa waterbuck, is never found far from permanent water sources. The waterbuck has a long-haired, often shaggy […]
July 1, 2020


Topi Hartebeest (Datnaliscus lunatus)
July 1, 2020

Greater Kudu

With shoulder heights ranging from 100 cm to 150 cm, Greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) is one of the tallest antelopes with the largest horns in the […]
June 9, 2020

Common Eland

The common eland (Taurotragus oryx), aka southern eland or eland antelope, is the world’s second-largest savannah and plains antelope found in East and Southern Africa. In […]
June 3, 2020

Antelope Species Found in Uganda & Where To See Them

Uganda’s open grasslands and wooded bushlands support Africa’s most splendid biodiversity of small, medium, and large antelope species. About 29 antelope species are found in Uganda, […]
June 3, 2020

Honey Badger

The Honey Badger (Mellivora capensis), also known as the Ratel, is a medium-sized mustelid with a puppy-like head, black sides, underparts, and a grey-white back. It’s […]
June 3, 2020

African Otters

The African otters are familiar aquatic predators with three distinctive species across sub-Saharan Africa with habitat ranges overlapping in western Uganda, where all three have been […]
June 3, 2020


Genets are closely related to civets but are often mistakenly called cats because of various superficial similarities in appearance.  Genets are slender cat-like lean carnivores with […]
June 3, 2020

African Civet

African Civet (Civettictis civetta) is a small cat-like small carnivore closely related to a weasel and mongoose. It is most known for the musk it secretes […]
June 3, 2020

Spotted Hyena

Long misunderstood as dim-witted, a greedy scavenger with a demonic laugh, the spotted hyena has a “serious PR crisis on its paws”.  That’s because centuries of […]