Game drives & game safaris in Uganda – Game drives in Uganda has become one of the most thought of adventure in some of the savannah National Parks in Uganda that habituate different wild game species, which has turned out to be the most popular activity that many travellers in Uganda ought not to miss during any of their visits in Uganda National Parks. Game drives in Uganda are one of the highlights of all safaris in Uganda with the highest concentration of tourists in Uganda savannah national parks. Uganda is a Pearl of Africa and it is blessed with number of tourist’s attractions ranging from Wildlife, Lakes and Rivers, Physical features, Cultures and many other attractions that have made Uganda one of the best countries for tourism purposes in Africa.
Uganda as a country is endowed with ten National Parks and gifted with a lot of wildlife species ranging from primates, mammals, birds, reptiles, among others. A game drive in Uganda will expose you to a lot of animals ranking Uganda to one of the best tourist destinations in Africa for game safaris. Although Uganda may not be having wildebeest migration compared to Kenya and Tanzania, Uganda is absolutely the best country to visit Uganda.
game drives & game safaris are thrilling adventure as it exposes you to lots of animals with different character and different ways of survival in the wild, there is nothing exhilarating as watching predators such as Lions, Leopard make moves on their prey, it’s an amazing experience when you see Lions chasing after the antelopes and they are hunted down and killed without noticing. Many of the animals loose life as result of other predator animals hunting them for their survival. All this is best observed during the game drive in the savannah parks and the best season for this experience is during the dry season where the grass is short and there is no rain which in most cases interferes with game viewing since the animals tend to hide away. But during the dry seasons, the animals are seen feeding around the savannah grasslands in the National Park or gathered around water bodies to drink water and cool their bodies from the heat of the sun. By this time, wildlife viewing is at its best. Game drives and game safaris are all year-round activity though during the rainy season the grass is a bit tall hence gives challenges especially during game viewing since some animals might be missed out as they hide away because of the rain.
Game drives & game safaris enable you discover the most protected areas with all its attractions, travellers taking part in game drives normally explore the National Parks in our 4×4 safari vehicles with a pop up roof to enable you have clear views of the animals. Not only that, you can also take a hot air balloon adventure which is another interesting way of viewing animal in the wild, this is much better as it allows aerial views of animals hiding in the forest. In case you have interests in participating in the hot air balloon safari, reach to us at Great Adventure Safaris and we will arrange this for you since you can only find this experience in Murchison Falls National Park.
Murchison Falls National Park is the biggest national park in Uganda situated in north-western Uganda. This National Park comprises of a number of attractions that tourist can never miss to see when they visit Murchison Falls National Park, the park is endowed with a lot of attractions most especially wildlife, it’s a home to the big five game with the Rhinos currently at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary situated en-route to Murchison Falls National Park . The National Park is one of the most popular regions for game drives and highly visited by many tourists who come to Uganda for wildlife safaris. The park is joined by the Budongo forest and the Kaniyo Pabidi forest to form the large Murchison Falls conservation area.
Game drives in Murchison falls exposes you to a lot of wildlife, the park is a home to 70 different species of mammals, 400 bird species , The main areas in Murchison Falls National Park for game viewing are the Delta point where there are great chances of seeing the Lions waiting for prey as they go to drink water, the Buligi Peninsula and the southern sector famously known as the heart of Murchison Falls and the northern banks where the Nile divides the park in to two forming the north and the southern parts of Murchison Falls. During the game drives, you will have a great opportunity to spot number of animals including the African Elephants, Lions, Buffaloes, Hippos, Uganda kobs, Warthogs, Antelopes, Oribi, Water bucks and many others.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in the western part of Uganda. The park is blessed to have several animal species and it’s recorded as the most bio-diversified protected area in Uganda. Queen Elizabeth National Park is also one of the highly visited tourism destinations in Uganda and game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park can be a safari of its own or can also be combined with a visit to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for Gorilla tracking. Besides wildlife, Queen Elizabeth National Park is known to be a paradise of birds and it’s the most protected area harbouring large species of birds. For bird lovers, visit Queen Elizabeth National Park and you will love the experience since you will be able to spot different bird species some of which are not spotted anywhere in Africa.
For a wonderful and memorable safari experience in Uganda, visit Queen Elizabeth National Park, game drives here are the highlight off the safaris in the park, game safari through Kasenyi plains exposes you to a lot of animals including the Cape Buffaloes, Elephants, Antelopes and Baboons, Warthogs and many others. Do not miss to see the tree climbing Lions of Ishasha sector the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Game drives during the early morning or at dusk, has the great opportunity for you to track down the pride of the Lions or even the Leopards.
Lake Mburo National Park is located along Masaka -Mbarara highway this Park is the second smallest National Park in Uganda and mostly acts as the en-route stop overs by many clients visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park. Visit lake Mburo National Park and get a chance of encountering a lot of animals like the Zebras, Topies, Elands, Impalas, and Giraffes. The size of this park does not matter but the experience after you encounter the animals is greatly rewarding. Lake Mburo National Park is the only park that can be explored on foot; some visitors always love to walk when in Lake Mburo National Park. The park is small in size; thus, game drives do not take longer time since the whole park can be explored in a short period of time with all its attractions. On a game drive in this park, one is assured of spotting Zebra, Buffalo, Impala, Warthog and Waterbuck. Also available sometimes in large herds of over 100 are elands however they are quite shy. Recently introduced Giraffes are also sometimes encountered.
Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo National Parks in Uganda are the top list and the famously visited parks in Uganda for wildlife safaris. However, there are other nationals in Uganda that can also be of much interest if given a chance to visit.
Kidepo Valley National Park, will also offer an opportunity to sight many animals living in the park. The park is located in the North-Eastern Uganda, the park is a desert area covered with two main valleys where water is only found in the park during the dry seasons. The valleys are Kidepo and Narus valley from the park derived it name. A game drive in Kidepo Valley will enable you sight the Lions just at a shortest distance of the drive, you will also see animals like the rarebit-eared foxes, hyenas, visiting Kidepo during the rainy seasons offers the great chance to view animals compared to the dry seasons whereby the animals are scattered all over the park in search for food and only gather in spots having water in the park. Contact Great Adventure Safaris now to arrange game drives & game safaris in Uganda combined with Gorilla tracking trips to Bwindi impenetrable National Park