Where to see leopards in Uganda? Leopards in Uganda are commonly seen in some of Uganda’s National Park and their reserves. Leopards are known to be the elusive and secretive large carnivores’ wild cat and a magnificent sight to behold for those on a game drive if they happen to see them. The common characteristic of Leopards is “Stealth” and their camouflage spotted coats which makes it easy for them to blend in with their surroundings and their prey does not know that they are ahead of time. If you happen to see a Leopard in Uganda’s wild, count blessings. Leopards live a solitary life and they are the hardest to find much less to photograph and they often spend their days hiding in trees or caves and they go hunting at night. Leopards live a big home range of about 50kilometres through within the savanna or forest and they also avoid Lions since they sometimes hunt and kill them and Hyenas who will scavenge on their kills.
While other carnivores like Lions live in prides Leopards are loners and they only pair in the mating period and they do not multiply as much as other animals that live in groups. Leopards are nocturnal and they are not easily seen in the daytime. Male Leopards are 50% larger than females and they do not roar as loud as Lions but they purr and they can take down a prey that is three times larger than they are, antelopes make up a larger percentage of their kill.
Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo Valley National Park is where Leopards are on the increase since this Park is remote and with few visitors. They are clearly seen here during the dry season on the early morning game drive or an evening game drive. Leopard differ from Lions in that they usually alone and may be even more importantly silent and they use a lot of stealth in moving around and when they have a kill they drag their kill up into a tree for safekeeping away from other animals like hyenas.
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is the best places for wildlife and also one of the better Parks where you can see Leopards. During your game drives in Murchison Falls National Park you have chances to view this magnificent cat either in the morning and evening. Leopards are often seen here and since they are so elusive and keep themselves isolated so you may not see them on every game drive. Murchison Falls National Park remains the best location where you can mostly see them in the Wild.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is where Leopards can be seen almost in every sector. Leopards are often sighted during game drives in either Kasenyi Plains the northern sector, Mweya peninsula or in Ishasha sector in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This park has as well got an activity to offer where you pay some extra cost for you to track a collard Leopard with a researcher and a ranger guide. This Leopard tracking experience is only done in Queen Elizabeth National Park either in the morning or in the evening on your game drives.
Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park has had success with Leopard sightings. Here Lions are heard but are seldom seen and those who visit this National Park have made an extra effort during the game drive to see the elusive Leopards. This always happens in the night game drives made famous here by a luxury lodge the Mihingo Lodge and this gives you a chance to view more nocturnal wildlife. People interested in seeing Leopards have more chances in Lake Mburo National Park and we suggest that you spend like two nights here and take the nocturnal game drives in search for this wildlife.
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