Leopard tracking experience – Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda
Leopard tracking experience -Despite being notoriously shy, leopard sightings are common in Queen Elizabeth National Park, the second biggest among the ten National Parks in Uganda with 1978km squared. These solitary, magnificent big cats roam freely in this National Park, and you can radio track them from the comfort of a game-viewing safari vehicle.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to an abundance of wildlife including Lions, Elephant, Hyenas, Buffaloes, Water bucks and Uganda Kobs among others. While some of the Leopards are collared for the purpose of research, they all roam freely and hunt their own prey. Heading out in an open 4×4 game vehicle with an experienced guide and a tracker offers guests an incredible experience to get close to these elusive cats. Tracking Leopards in such vast landscapes can be challenging and even with experienced guides, sightings are not always guaranteed but this just adds to the anticipation.
While at this National Park. Leopard tracking is one kind of an experiential tourism which is literally one of Uganda’s top most thrilling experiences.
Leopard tracking experience is apparently done only in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. So, you can’t try missing it for anything because the only chance to grasp a lot of memories is today. You can take part in Leopard Tracking Experience research either in the morning or late evening and it’s open to tourists every day.
While on this activity, Leopards to be tracked have a one with a radio collar attached in the neck, and through a complex designed radio antenna, you are fully assured of seeing the Leopard with a tracker during this experience; you will learn the habits of the Leopards while observing them. In addition, during this Great Leopard Tracking Experience, you will be advised to highly take note of nocturnal roars and their intensity with other animals like the hyenas inclusive because anything distress has price. While on the tracking experience the researcher in company will equip you with all the various tricks used in tracking them down.
These beautiful carnivores are common in captivity. Leopards are considered to be vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered animals in different areas of their home range. Leopards have got their some behaviors which make them different from other cats.
Leopards are shy and elusive cats known for their solitary nature.
These cats are most active at dawn and dusk, which is called a “crepuscular activity pattern” by scientists.
Leopards regularly patrol home ranges that can cover hundreds of square kilometers.
Sometimes a male and female might be seen together during mating season or we might see a mother with her young cubs.
Once the cubs are about 2 years old, they begin to disperse from their mother and set out on their own.
In order to communicate Leopards leave markings on the landscape that other cats will find. They scrape the ground with their hind legs and spray urine against rocks to mark their territory or locate mates.
Leopards make sounds similar to those made by other large cats, however, Leopards cannot roar due to the physiology of their throat, and instead make a non-aggressive puffing sound called a ‘chuff’.
Leopards are not aggressive towards humans. There has never been verified Leopard attack on a human being. Even if disturbed while feeding, a Leopard is more likely to run away than try to defend the site. For your planned Leopard tracking experience adventure in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda, contact Great Adventure Safaris for details for you to plan accordingly.