Cheetahs in Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda

Cheetahs can only be found in the most attractive national park in Uganda that is Kidepo valley national park.

Cheetahs in Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda

Are there cheetahs in Uganda: Yes, Uganda is one of the few destinations in East and Central Africa where visitors can go and spot cheetahs in their wildness? Cheetahs in Uganda are found in only one national park which is known as Kidepo valley national park. This park contains an abundance of species of wildlife that are unique and distinct from those housed by other protected areas in Uganda. Visitors will trace this park from the North-Eastern part of Uganda in the Kaabong district Karamoja region. The park has got over 75 species of mammals and about 445 bird species.

About cheetahs in Kidepo National park:  cheetahs are the fastest animals on land in the whole world. Can you imagine that these fastest animals are found in Uganda? Watch let’s explore more about these animals in Kidepo Valley National Park. Cheetahs belong to the animal subfamily of Felinae and are traced in the Eastern and southern regions of Africa where Uganda is included. Cheetahs in Uganda have been explored by different travelers in their world in Kidepo valley National Park.

If you’re not attentive on your tour, you may mistake a cheetah for a leopard because the two animals closely resemble. However one can distinguish cheetah by their slender bodies with marks that are long tear-drop shaped lines from both sides of their noses and corner of its eyes to its mouth. Cheetahs have spotted coats that is tan spotted with black spots cheetahs have no spots on their bellies and it’s only its tail with spots which for 4 to 6 dark rings at the apex of the tail.

Yes, cheetahs worldwide including those found in Kidepo valley national park are carnivores and they spend most of their day hunting and their prey mainly include the grazers such as antelopes. They time properly and stage near their prey around 100 meters and they run after them until they finally killing them. An opportunity presented when cheetahs are hunting in Kidepo would be one of your favorite and memorable experiences that you would live to remember in Africa. Cheetahs attack their prey on the neck/throat to suffocate and kill them and on average a cheetah runs for 60 kilometers per hour.

Cheetahs can thrive and occupy various habitats including open savannah grasslands, forested areas with dry and shrub bushes. Currently, there are as few cheetahs in the wild remaining less than 10000 and this means that they are the most endangered species on African continents. In Uganda, the Uganda wildlife Authority reported that there are about 20 cheetahs in Kidepo valley national park and therefore it’s incumbent upon all of us to conserve and protect these wonderful species from extinction.

Usually, female cheetah lives alone as compared to male cheetahs who live in groups of three or two which makes their territory so strong. The cheetahs have a gestation period of about 90 to 95 days and a make cheetah can produce about 8 cubs but some of these again are killed by predators and the remaining ones take about 20 months to start sexual activities. Cheetahs can live both in the wild for about 15 years and in captivity like zoos

Cheetahs can only be found in the most attractive national park in Uganda that is Kidepo valley national park. The park also houses the endangered bird species known as the ostriches. A park from Kidepo, cheetahs can also be found in Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and the re-known Serengeti Wildlife reserve

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