Game drive experience in Uganda; Game drive is one of the top safari activities in Uganda where visitors get an opportunity to explore the savannah national park in a comfortable pop up Uganda safari vehicle with a professional driver guide who is conversant with different game tracks. Game drives in Uganda can either be done very early in the morning when animals are most active or in the evening and they are done in savannah national parks that is Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Kidepo valley national park and Lake Mburo national park.
Where to go for game drive experience in Uganda
Game drive in Murchison falls national park
Murchison falls National Park is the largest and one of the most visited game drive national parks located in northern part of Uganda. Murchison falls national park is a home of over 70 animals which makes it one of the most popular game drive destinations in Uganda. During the game drive in Murchison falls national park, you will follow different game tracks like Buligi, albert and Queens game track, Victoria Nile track or Pakuba game track in the open savannah plains where you will be able to spot animals like elephants, lions, buffaloes, leopards, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeest, warthogs, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, oribi, hippos, hyenas among others. Most of the game drives in Murchison falls national park are done in the northern sector and you will also be able to view different bird species during the game drive in Murchison falls national park.
Game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park
Queen Elizabeth national park is the second largest national park in Uganda after Murchison falls national park located in Kasese, Rubirizi, Kamwenge and Rukungiri districts. Game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park can either be done early in the morning or in the evening with a professional driver guide following different trails in Kasenyi plains, Mweya peninsular or Ishasha sector. During the game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park, you will be able to view animals like elephants, buffaloes, leopards, giant forest hogs, warthog, waterbucks, bushbucks, hyenas, tree climbing lions, hippos, Uganda kobs, view variety of bird species among others.
Game drive in Kidepo valley national park
Kidepo valley national park is one of the beautiful savannah national park located in northeastern part of Uganda in Karamoja district. Kidepo valley national park is known for harboring abundant and unique animals which are viewed during the morning or evening game drive in a 4WD pop up safari vehicle with a professional driver guide. During the game drive in Kidepo valley national park which can either be done in the Narus and Kidepo valley, you will be able view animals like Uganda kobs, giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, Jackson’s hartebeest, waterbucks, cheetahs, lions, leopards, zebras, hippos, bushbucks, elands, kudus, wolf eared bats, oribi, Bohor reedbucks, view some bird species like the ostrich among others.
Game drive in Lake Mburo national park
Lake Mburo national park is the smallest savannah national park in Uganda located in western region Kiruhura district. Lake Mburo national park is another national park that offers game drives which can either be done in the morning or in the evening. During the game drive in Lake Mburo national park, you will be able to view animals like buffaloes, waterbucks, warthogs, zebras, giraffes, Uganda kobs, elands, impalas, topi among others.
Uganda also offers night game drives where tourists will be able to explore the savannah national parks at night with spotlight torches for clear viewing of nocturnal animals. Night game drive in Uganda is done in Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park and Lake Mburo national park. During the night game drive, tourists will be accompanied by an armed park guide with spotlight torches so as to spot nocturnal animals which become active at night for example hyenas, leopards, lions, civet, genets, nightjar, bush babies, porcupines, serval cats, banded mongoose, side stripped jackal, bush pigs, honey badger, black galago among others.
Best time to do game drives in Uganda
Game drives in Uganda can be done all year round though the best time is during the dry season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February because during this period there is less or little rainfall in the savannah national parks therefore game drive tracks will be passable and vegetation will be short which helps you to view different animals clearly. During the dry season, many animals gather around the water bodies to drink water which gives you an opportunity to view abundant animals and take beautiful pictures during the game drive.
Game drive is an exciting activity in Uganda that can be combined with other activities like boat cruise, bird watching, guided nature walks in the savannah parks, chimpanzee trekking or chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale forest national park for unforgettable memories on your safari. You can reach out to us at Achieve Global Safaris for more information or to book a safari package to Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Mburo national park or Kidepo valley national park.