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Countries with Rare Wildlife in Africa

Countries with Rare Wildlife in Africa (Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya)


Uganda referred to as the beautiful Pearl of Africa is embodied with many varying safari attractions that are unique and can be seen in the country not anywhere else in the world. The Country’s attractions range from unique cultures, mountain gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, golden monkey tracking, and the BIG FIVE African Wildlife animal species. The Rare Wildlife Species you watch in the Pearl of Africa are;

  • Mountain Gorillas

Mountain Gorillas are the prime attraction in Uganda and these are so rare and endangered hence are worth exploring by all travelers from around the world looking to watch the majestic Gorillas in their natural forest vegetation habitat.

Mountain Gorillas in Uganda are watched at the stunning Bwindi Forest National Park and Mgahinga National Park both situated in the South Western Part of Uganda close to the border of Uganda and Rwanda. To watch these amazing primates in their natural habitat you purchase a gorilla trekking Permit at US $700 per person. The Permit is the document to enable you to access these National Parks.

  • Chimpanzees

Chimpanzees are also Uganda’s rare primate species to watch in their natural forest habitat. Just like the Gorilla, chimpanzees live in communities with an Alpha Male leading the other individuals as they patrol, feed, breast feed, communicate and forage.

Chimpanzees in Uganda are watched in the green forest vegetation habitats of Kibale Forest National Park, Kalinzu forest, Kyambura Gorge, Budongo Forest’s Kaniyo Pabidi Eco Tourism Center. The chimpanzee tracking permit (Document that allows you to track the chimpanzees) costs US $200 and the habituation Experience Permit costs US $250 per person.

  • Golden Monkeys

Golden Monkeys are very rare species to watch in Uganda and these have unique features that are not seen in any other monkeys. Golden Monkeys have a lot of fur with a bright orange color along their long tails.

They are fond of jumping from one tree branch to another as they communicate and show excitement posing for photos. In Uganda, golden Monkeys are watched at the green stunning Mgahinga National Park located in the South West of Uganda.

  • BIG FIVE Wildlife Animal Species

With many safari destinations, Uganda comprises of all the unique BIG FIVE wildlife animals that inhabit the green Savannah Grasslands of Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kidepo National Park, and Semuliki National Park.

The BIG FIVE Wildlife animal species you watch in Uganda include; Leopard, Elephant, lion, Buffalo, and Rhino at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Other wildlife animals also wander in these vegetation habitats.

  • Rwenzori Mountain’s Jackson Chameleon

Mountain Rwenzori comprises of the Jackson’s Chameleon which is three-horned and lives at an altitude of 1700 meters Above Sea Level. The three-horned Chameleon is unique and rare as the Chameleon lives for 17 to 18 years free range.


Rwanda known as the beautiful country of a thousand Rolling Hills and deviating Canopies is a very species country to explore when looking for rare wildlife animal species. The Country has rare mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, Golden Monkeys, and BIG FIVE Wildlife animals.Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

  • Mountain Gorillas

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda takes place in the stunning Volcanoes National Park situated in the stunning district of Ruhengeri Musanze Rwanda. Mountain gorillas live in groups with the Silverback Gorilla that leads the group consisting of Adult Females, Black Backs, Infant Gorillas, and Juveniles.

The hike in search of the mountain gorillas takes 1-6hrs and when you meet them in an hour you stay in their presence taking numerous photos to keep. The gorilla trekking Permit in Rwanda costs US $1500 per person.

  • Golden monkeys

In Rwanda Golden Monkeys are also exceptional and rare to watch in Rwanda at the stunning Volcanoes National Park. Just like the gorillas, golden monkeys are watched in groups with a park ranger guide who informs you about the Golden Monkeys in their natural forest vegetation habitat. The Golden monkey tracking Permit costs US $100 per person in Rwanda.

  • Chimpanzees

Chimpanzees in Rwanda are very rare to see in the stunning Cyamudongo Forest located close to the Nyungwe Forest National Park. Chimpanzees are watched in groups of 8 with a park ranger guide who leads, guides, and informs you about the Forest and Chimpanzees in their natural forest vegetation habitat.

Chimpanzee Tracking in Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest costs US $90 per person interested in watching the Chimpanzees in Rwanda.

Other than the above rare species, Rwanda also offers rare unique Wildlife Safaris at Akagera National Park where you watch Africa’s BIG FIVE wildlife animals (Lions, leopards, Lions, Elephants, Rhinos, Giraffes, Buffalo) in their Savannah vegetation habitat.


Kenya with beautiful attractions ranging from the organized Nairobi City to Nairobi National Park and the Giraffes Center is a destination for all travelers from all over the globe looking for unique Wildlife Safaris and encounters.

Kenya does not have many rare wildlife species but rather prides itself in having the BIG FIVE animal species, Flamingos in the salt Lake Nakuru and other wildlife animals in the rest of the National Parks.

Kenya also prides itself on the Great Wildebeest Migration in which herds of four hoofed feet wildlife animals like zebras, wildebeest, and kobs, traverse through Masai Mara National Park at the Mara River to Serengeti Tanzania annually. The Great Wildebeest Migration attracts the attention of predators like the lions, cheetahs, Jackals, Wild Cats etc that stay cover in the length grass waiting to have a catch among the herds hence a very ideal opportunity for all travelers to take stunning photos of both Predators and other Wildlife animals.

BIG FIVE Wildlife Animals

Kenya comprises of unique BIG FIVE Wildlife Animal species that are watched in numerous national Park in the countries. The Wildlife animals you watch include; Cheetah, lions, kobs, Elephants, giraffes, Jackals, Flamingoes at Lake Nakuru, Rhinos, Hippos, etc.

The National Park you watch these wildlife animals are Masai Mara National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Amboseli National Park, Tsavo East and West National Park, and Nairobi National Park among others.

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