Night game drives in Laka mburo national park – Lake Mburo is so far one of the best places for clients to search for nocturnal wildlife in the park such as the illusive leopard, porcupine, white tailed mongoose and not the forgetting the sounds of wild animals like hyenas, zebras, buffalos and bush babies.
The national park covers an area of approximately 260 sq kms which stretches to the great lakes zone of several lakes like the famous lake Mburo which is a home to hippos and crocodiles and the illusive African fin-foot bird which can easily be seen on boat cruise on the lake. Night game drives in Lake Mburo national park are contacted by open roof vehicles This night game drive usually starts at 6:30 pm fully a companied by a park ranger which usually last for 2.5 hrs.
-clients are required to book this activity in advance to give the park guide enough time to prepare as they may all be out on regular game drives.
-Clients need to know that everything appears different at night.
-There is no extra time awarded for this activity.
-It’s the best way to search for Leopards in this park.
-flies and bugs are expected in this safari drive.
-it can be cold since the vehicle will be open and moving.
-Silence is highly recommended
-Clear Sun glass to avoid bugs from hitting your eyes.
-mobile phone for communication in case of any problem.
-it’s important to note that lake Mburo national park has both open savannah grassland and woodland habitat
The best time for a safari night game drive in Lake Mburo is usually from 6:30pm to about 9 pm as recommended by Uganda wildlife Authority and this is usually the time the nocturnal animals start to surface from their hide out to start feeding, hunting or grazing in the savannah planes.
What to expect in Night game drives.
What to expect largely depends on the habitant you drive through however animals like hippos, buffalos, impala, elands, white tailed mongoose, topi, bushbuck and warthog can easily be seen and with high chances the Illusive leopard and the hyenas can also be seen.