Grant’s gazelles are a closely related to Antelopes. They are herbivorous and inhabit plains of grasslands. They usually have large salivary glands, possibly an adaptation for secreting fluid to cope with a relatively dry diet in the dry grasslands they inhabit. Fact Sheet Common name: Grant’s Gazelle Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Genus: Gazella
Rhinoceros is short for Rhino or Rhinos for plural. The rhino’s name derives from the Dutch ‘weit’ meaning wide a reference to its wide square muzzle adapted for grazing. The black rhino decline drastically in 1970s and 1980s due to poaching. That’s why many were trans-located to fenced sanctuaries in the early 1990s. Fact Sheet
‘Umezute?’ this means ‘How are you?’ It is a greeting in Rufumbira, but the same as in the Rwandese language. Bafumbira are known as the Banyarwanda of Uganda. They are currently settled on the foothills Muhabura ranges in Kisoro district. This group of people is confusing; there is no definite description to their physical appearance.
It is also known as a marsh buck. It is a swamp-dwelling antelope. Sitatunga is a good swimmer hence its occupancy in swampy areas. Fact Sheet Common Name: Marsh Buck / Sitatunga Scientific name: Tragelaplus Spekeii Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Order: Arodactyla Class: Boxidae Mammalia Family: Boridae Sub family: Borinae Genus: Tragelaplus Species: Spekeii Where
Scientific name: Colobus Guereza The colobus is the most arboreal of all African monkeys and rarely descends to the ground. It uses branches as trampolines, jumping up and down on them to get liftoff for leaps of up to 50 feet. They leap up and then drop downward, falling with outstretched arms and legs to
Vervet monkeys use different sounds to warn of different types of predator. For instance, vervets have distinct calls to warn of the sighting of a leopard, a snake, or an eagle. Scientific name: Chlorocebus aethiops Young vervet monkeys appear to have an innate tendency to make these alarm calls, and adult monkeys seem to give
Where to find the African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) The African Fish Eagle is a large fish-eating raptor just like its name suggests with a white head, throat, breast and tail on chestnut shoulders.This bird is a resident on most lakes in Uganda and waterways but you will see it much easier in Mabamba wetland.
The Batooro inhabit the districts of Kabarole and Kasese. Their area has been infiltrated by many migrants from other parts of western Uganda, particularly the Bakiga. To their east live Banyoro; to their north are the Bamba and Bakonjo; to their southeast and west live Banyankore and to their east live the Baganda. The Batooro
Batwa also known as pygmies are found in districts of Kisoro, Kabale and Kanungu. They are believed to have migrated from forests of Democratic Republic of Congo in search of wild animals, hence settling in forest areas like Echuya forest in Kisoro and Kabale. They live in houses made out of grass and sticks. This
Mantana Tented Camp is a traditional tented camp which is fairly simple but in a great location for exploring Lake Mburo. The staff are friendly and charming which makes up for the sometimes sparse decor in the camp itself. This is a small tented camp with only nine well-spaced rooms set in open woodland near