Banded mongoose tracking and filming – The Banded Mongoose is native to Africa and is mainly distributed to the south range of the Sahara extending across Africa from Gambia to Northeastern Ethiopia, down to South Africa. Banded Mongoose tracking in Uganda is actively directly done on Mweya Peninsula in Queen Elizabeth National Park where one who desires to have an up close adventure with them can go. Research, experiential tourism and filming trips of the Banded Mongoose in Uganda can be greatly done in Queen Elizabeth National Park which is worth an experience and a rewarding adventure with an experience that offers visitors an opportunity to participate in keeping an eye on the Banded Mongoose. The Mweya Peninsula accommodates a population of over 450 banded mongoose individuals living in social groups.
Banded Mongoose tracking is done using locator devices; participants will have an opportunity to accompany the researchers through areas of Queen Elizabeth National Park normally off limits to other tourists. In the tracking adventure, you will learn more on habituation calls, to identify individuals, register their weight, their behavior, monitoring the weather as well as the surroundings. The findings from the observations are very important information and they will be added to the databases of the researchers since they help in the understanding of Africa’s wildlife economy in particular the Banded Mongoose in Queen Elizabeth National Park and assisting the conserve this amazing ecosystem.
Filming the Banded Mongoose in Queen Elizabeth National Park can be run between 1-4 hours and possibly starting at 7:00am or 4:00pm however, sessions in the morning tend to be more productive and are more likely to last longer in some rare instances taking maybe done at night. Kindly note, there is a limited number of people each time of filming and tracking in order to reduce stress on the Banded Mongoose and to increase the quality of the experience.
Banded Mongooses are of a small size of a cat and live in extended family groups of around twenty adults plus their off springs. They are tough and agile creatures and are long tailed, almost as long as their whole body and have long claws with which they can dig and defend themselves. Each family nests together every night in a communal underground den, between den sites every 2-4 days, they emerge at sunrise and forage together in the morning and afternoon before returning to the den at sunset. The Banded Mongooses have certainly personality characters and are most playful as they banter about in and out of their lairs.
Uganda has ten different species of Mongoose recorded together with the Banded Mongoose found around Mweya Peninsula in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Other different species of Mongoose recorded in Uganda are: Egyptian Mongoose, Marsh Mongoose, Slender Mongoose, White tailed Mongoose, Jackson’s Mongoose, Common Mongoose among others. Banded Mongooses have dark bands across their backs unlike other Mongoose species for which they are named. Kindly note, that other experiential tourism activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park are the Lion tracking experience, Hippopotamus census and Bird counts experience.
For more information about Mongoose tracking, Mongoose filming and all inclusive East African Safaris to Queen Elizabeth National Park that feature experiential tourism, contact Great Adventure Safaris Uganda for your East African safaris and we help you put together a safari that suite your interests, time and budget. We can as well combine and tailor your safari to include all highlights such as Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking, White water rafting, Wildlife and Cultural interaction in Uganda and Rwanda tourist destinations.