Animals in Africa

It is unignorable that Uganda is a home to very many animals of different species including the big four; elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and other animals that are endemic to the tropics(area between the tropic of cancer and tropical of Capricorn) and it is obvious that many people who go to Uganda for a tour (Safari as many call it),they are obviously after wildlife viewing and wildlife Safaris which include gorilla tracking and chimpanzee tracking and may be sight seeing in the Kigezi region which is known as the Switzerland of Africa, but this is at a smaller extent. This is a list of these animals that you will expect to see in Uganda’s National parks: –

  • Dwarf Galago
  • Senagal Galago
  • Grey-cheecked Mangabey
  • Vervet Monkey
  • Red-tailed Monkey
  • L’Hoest’s Monkey
  • Blue Monkey
  • Olive Baboon
  • Black & White Colobus
  • Chimpanzee
  • Side-striped Jackal
  • African Clawless Otter
  • Zorilla(Stripped Polecat)
  • Honey Badger (Ratel)
  • East African Striped Weasel
  • East African Civet
  • Servaline Genet
  • Rusty Spotted Genet
  • Giant Forest Genet
  • African Palm Civet
  • Marsh mongoose
  • Egyptian mongoose
  • White-tailed mongoose
  • Banded Mongoose
  • Spotted Hyena
  • Serval
  • African Wild Cat
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • African Elephant
  • Southern Tree Hyrax
  • Aardvark (Ant Bear)
  • Warthog
  • Giant Forest Hog
  • Bush pig
  • Hippopotamus
  • Topi
  • African Buffalo
  • Bushbuck
  • Defassa Waterbuck
  • Uganda Kob
  • Bohor Reedbuck
  • Giant Pangolin
  • Tree Pangolin
  • Cuvier’s Fire-footed Squirrel
  • Red-legged Sun Squirrel
  • Boehm’s Bush Squirrel
  • Giant Forest Squirrel
  • Lord Berby’s Flying Squirrel
  • Brush-tailed Porcupine
  • Crested Porcupine
  • Lesser (Savanna) Cane Rat
  • Common (Marsh) Cane Rat
  • Cape (Brown) Hare
  • Savanna (Crawshay’s) Hare


  • Giant Otter Shrew
  • Lesser Red Musk Shrew
  • Northern Giant Musk Shrew
  • Yellow-winged Bat
  • White-winged Serotine
  • Moleney’s Flat-headed Bat
  • African Giant House Bat
  • Little Free-tailed Bat
  • Angolan Free-tailed Bat
  • The Egyptian Fruit Bat
  • Forest Pouched Rat
  • Congo Forest Mouse
  • Tropical Groove-toothed Rat
  • Northern Groove-toothed Rat
  • Nile Grass Rat
  • Common Thicket Rat
  • Common Striped Grass Mouse
  • Eastern Brush-furred Rat
  • Common Brush-furred Rat
  • Northern Savanna Rat
  • Pygmy Mouse
  • Grey-bellied Pygmy Mouse
  • Three-toed Grass Rat
  • Rusty-nosed Rat
  • Black Rat
  • Broad-headed Mouse
  • African Common Dormouse.


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