Game Drive Safari in Uganda
Game Drive Safari in Uganda are done in the savannah national parks which include Kidepo valley national park, Murchison falls national park, Lake Mburo national park and Queen Elizabeth national park. Game drive safari in Uganda gives you an opportunity to explore the savannah national parks in a comfortable 4WD safari vehicle and have spectacular views of different animals, birds, view different vegetation types among others. Game drives in Uganda can be done very early in the morning when the animals are most active, late in the evening when the animals are going back to their hiding areas and also during the night to view nocturnal animals which become more active at night.
Top destinations for game drive safari in Uganda
Game drive in Murchison falls national park
Game drive in Murchison falls national park is one of the most popular activities carried out by visitors during the safari. Murchison falls national park is located in north western part of Uganda and it’s the largest and one of the most visited protected area. The park is known for harboring more than 70 mammals and 450 bird species. During the game drive in Murchison falls national park you will follow different game tracks such as Buligi, Victoria, Albert which are rewarding with great views animals like elephants, Uganda kobs, buffaloes, giraffes, oribi, Jacksons hartebeest, waterbucks, lions, leopards, bushbucks, hippos, crocodiles among others. Murchison falls national park also offers the night game drives which are carried out with spotlight torches for clear viewing of nocturnal animals such as hyenas, lions, leopards, civet, porcupines, bush babies, genets, nightjar among others.
Game drive in Kidepo valley national park
Kidepo valley national park is located in the remote Karamoja region in northeastern part of Uganda and its one of the top destinations for wildlife viewing because it harbors abundant and unique wildlife species. Game drive in Kidepo valley national park is the major activity and its commonly done in Kidepo valley and Narus valley due to the fact that the areas attracts large concentrations of animals which come to drink water during the dry season. During the game drive you will therefore be able to spot animals like buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks, Uganda kobs, zebras, hippos, waterbucks, giraffes, lions, leopards, Bohor reedbucks, Jackson’s hartebeest, Oribi, cheetahs, hyenas, elands among others. Kidepo valley national park also offers night game drive where you will get a chance to view nocturnal animals like lions, cheetahs, leopards, caracal, aardwolf, hyenas, wild dogs among others.
Game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park
Queen Elizabeth national park is located in western Uganda and it’s the second-largest national park in Uganda after Murchison falls national park. The national park also one of the most visited due to the fact that it harbors more than 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species. Queen Elizabeth national park is famously known for the tree climbing lions which will be seen lying up in the fig tree branches during the game drive in Ishasha sector southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park. the tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector are believed to climb trees due to various reason such as to escape ground heat, to run away from biting insects like tsetse flies, mosquitoes, to have a clear view of the prey among others. Game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park is an interesting activity that is mainly carried out in Kasenyi plains because that’s the area where you will have stunning views of different animals like buffaloes, elephants, lions, leopards, warthogs, waterbucks, bushbucks, Topi, Uganda kobs, hippos, giant forest hogs among others. You can also go for a night game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park which is carried out in Mweya peninsular to see nocturnal animals like lions, leopards, hyenas and many other animals which become active at night.
Game drive in Lake Mburo national park
Lake Mburo National Park is one the smallest national parks in Uganda and the nearest to Kampala which is the capital city of Uganda. Game drive in Lake Mburo national park is the most famous activity where you will get an opportunity to explore the savannah plains in a safari vehicle with a professional safari guide. During the game drive in the park you will have great views of animals like buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, elands, Topi, Oribi, Bohor reedbucks, impalas, hippos, leopards, duikers, klipspringer, bushbucks, Sitatunga, waterbucks among others. Lake Mburo national park also offers the interesting night game drive where you will be able to drive around the park at night with spotlight torches, during the night game drive you will have a chance to see nocturnal animals hunting for example leopards, genet cats, bush pigs, white tailed mongoose, spotted hyenas among others.
Best time to go for a game drive safari in Uganda
Game drive safari in Uganda can be carried out all year round though the best time is during the dry season in the months of June to October and December to February. During the dry season there is less rainfall in the savannah national parks therefore access roads to the parks will be passable, vegetation will be thick which allows you to have great views of the animals in the savannah plains and large concentrations of animals will gather around the water bodies to drink water which gives you an opportunity to view abundant wild animals and also take incredible photos.
Uganda the Peal of Africa is one of the top safari destinations to visit in Africa because it has a lot to offers when it comes to tourism such as gorilla trekking safaris, chimpanzee trekking safaris, golden monkey safaris, mountain climbing safari, birding safaris, cultural safaris among others. These safaris can be added on the game drive to make your Uganda safari more exciting and unforgettable.
Game drive safari in Uganda are rewarding and give you lifetime memories, for more information you can contact Achieve Global Safaris or book wildlife safaris in Kidepo national park, Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park and Lake Mburo national park.