Game safaris or game drives are one of the main done experiences during a Uganda and regularly happen three times that is morning, afternoon and night game drive. Game drives involve driving a safari vehicle through the savannahs of the national parks and wildlife reserves in search of the wildlife. This experience can be combined with other activities like chimpanzee tracking, habituation, mountaineering, gorilla tracking, gorilla habituation, bird watching and others.
Morning game drives usually begin at 7am and evening game drives at 4pm under the guidance of an UWA professional ranger and among the wildlife viewed include the lions, warthogs, elephants, buffalos, elephants, hyenas, ostriches, zebras, warthogs and others.
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Where to go for game safaris or game drives in Uganda
In the pearl of Africa – Uganda, game safaris are allowed by UWA to take place in four destinations including;
Queen Elizabeth National park
Uganda’s most visited destination, Queen Elizabeth national park is a home to over 98 mammal species including the four of the African big five animals thus regarding it as one of the best destinations for game drives. The park has different game drive tracks where to pass for game viewing including the Kasenyi area, Ishasha sector and North Kazinga plains. Among the wildlife to be sighted during game safaris in Queen Elizabeth national park include over 3000 elephants, warthogs, lions, kobs, antelopes, leopards, buffalos, serval cats, civet cats and others.
Other activities in the park include bird watching, chimpanzee trekking, boat cruise, nature walks, and others.
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is the largest national park in Uganda and it offers splendid game safaris on developed game drive tracks like Buligi track in the northern bank of River Nile. The park offers morning, afternoon and nocturnal game drives. Also, Murchison Falls National park is near Ziwa Rhino sanctuary which is the only place in Uganda to sight the rhinos.
Hosting over 86 mammals species including buffalos, elephants, giraffes, warthogs, Uganda kobs, bush bucks, lions, hyenas, leopards, reed bucks, crocodiles and hippos, Murchison Falls national park is surely one of the best destinations for game safaris in Uganda.
Others activities to be conducted at the park besides game safaris or game drives include bird watching, chimpanzee trekking, boat cruise, hiking the top of the falls, hot air balloon safaris and others.
Lake Mburo National park
This is the smallest savannah game park in Uganda. The park has one lake within its borders. Lake Mburo national park has different game tracks for game drives which involve driving through the wetlands, grassy areas, acacia woodlands, and rocks. These short game drives provides a clear view to animals like elands, bird species, giraffes, antelopes, Burchell’s zebras and sometimes one may get an opportunity and spot lions and leopards.
Others activities in Lake Mburo national park are boat safari, birding, nature walks, horse riding safaris, fishing, bicycling safaris and others.
Kidepo valley National Park
Positioned in the North Eastern region, Kidepo valley national park is a Ugandan semi-desert national park. The park has the largest prides of lions and numerous herds of African cape buffalos. In this park, game safaris or game drives take place around the Narus valley.
Other activities in the park include nature walks, bird watching, visiting the IK people, Karamojong community visit and others.
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