Where Can I See African Golden Cats In Uganda

where can i see african golden cats in uganda


The African golden cats (Caracal aurata) is a unique creature that was found in the West African forest and later became widespread in western Uganda, where it’s recorded in most of the rain-forested national parks apart from Semliki National Park.

The African golden cat is a wild cat that survives in the rainforests of Central and West Africa. The African golden cat is threatened because of deforestation and the hunting of bushmeat. 


The African golden cats has a variety of fur colors ranging from grayish brown to dark slaty, chestnut, or reddish-brown; some are spotted; others have faded tan to black spots on the belly and inner legs.


African Golden Cats in the western part of their range have heavier spotting than African Golden Cats in the eastern region. There are mostly two color morphs: a red cat and a gray cat.


The African Golden Cats love the moist equatorial forest, although they also penetrate the savanna regions along riverine rain forests and occur in montane forest and alpine moorland in the eastern range. Apart from Semuliki National Park, African Golden Cat tourism activities are available in all national parks in western Uganda.