Game drives in Uganda
Game Drives are the most interesting and thrilling activities where tourists enjoy wildlife, scenery and adventures of different animals that are unique complimenting a Uganda Safari.
This activity involves the visitors driving through the park while viewing animals with several spots of well maintained game viewing tracks and the game drives
Uganda offers the classic African safari of big game viewing, diverse wildlife experiences, beautiful landscapes and breathtaking scenery. The best time for game drives is in the morning hours where there are high chances of seeing elephants, buffaloes, lion and a variety of antelopes and other wildlife and in the evening when the big cats are on parole. Game drives last from 3 to 4 hours before returning for breakfast.
There is nothing more thrilling as watching predators such as lions make moves on their prey. All this is best observed during the dry season where the grass is short so game viewing is at its best. Game drives are an all year round activity though during the rainy season the grass is a bit tall hence give challenge especially during game viewing since some animals might be missed out.
Places where to conduct Game drives in Uganda
Uganda has various national parks and most of its parks offer the game drive activity for tourists to enjoy the wildlife viewing up close, this is an activity that can be added to your gorilla trekking adventure safari and other Uganda wildlife safaris. Some of the parks where you can conduct game drives include:
Game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
This park is known to be a highest concentration of wildlife with places like Kasenyi area of the park, North Kazinga plains offers one a chance to watch plenty of elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, antelope species, the rare giant Hogs, leopards among other animal species, In the Ishasha sector south of the park, visitors can move through the woodland to look for tree-climbing lions hovering on the branches of very old fig trees.
Game drive in Murchison Falls National Park
This Park derives its name from the Murchison Falls which is bisected by the renowned River Nile into two parts such as the Northern bank and the Southern bank.
Game drives are best done the Northern bank which has a large concentration of wildlife in the Savannah plains whereas the Southern bank a lesser number of antelope herds and other few animals.
Game drive in Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park is the smallest of the game parks with a beautiful scenery.The park is a home to several species of animals and these can be well spotted out in the open grassland of the park. Animals like buffalos, zebras, leopard, Burchell’s zebra and Eland together with various species of antelopes can all be viewed during the game drive.
Game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park
Wildlife is most active in the Narus Valley during early mornings and late afternoon where you will spot some of the park’s lions sitting on the valley’s various rocks.
On your drive to Kanangorok Hot Springs you will enjoy sights of magnificent landscapes and North of Apoka, beyond the river crossing, the road passes between rock outcrops and hills before descending into the Kidepo Valley, crossing the Kidepo Sand River.This is the part of the park where ostriches are most commonly seen and other wildlife including elephants, leopard, bush duiker, jackal, bushbuck, bush pig, Kavirondo bush baby, buffalo and much more.
Game drive in Semliki Wildlife Reserve
Toro Semliki Wildlife Reserve is a small forest with three tracks crossing the savannah grassland with views of the larger savannah elephants, buffalos, waterbucks, crocodiles, warthogs and Uganda kobs. With luck, you may even see pygmy hippopotami, leopards and elusive bush babies alongside nocturnal species such as the white-tailed mongoose.
Game Drives is one of the prime safari activity for game viewing in Uganda offering spectacular landscapes, grassy hills and sparkling crater lakes.Early morning game drives are the best way to view plenty of wildlife, explore the vast beauty of the African savannas and enjoy the magical African sunrise.