To have such a memorable game or wildlife viewing experience, a game drive is the best way to explore, it gets you up close yet safe in the wilderness. Top Uganda wildlife safaris tours are major activities undertaken in the country while Exploring Uganda the Pearl of Africa on the adventures for a lifetime journey and therefore one should know the best places for game viewing. Wildlife safaris are majorly tours to see wild animals like the big five (Buffaloes, Rhinos, Lions, Leopards, and Elephants) in their natural habitat.
About 330 mammal species live in Uganda including the big five African games which can be seen in 3 of the national parks which are Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, and Queen Elizabeth National Park; however, rhinos can only be seen at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Therefore to see all of the big five, a tourist has to tailor their wildlife safari in Uganda to any of those three national parks as well as a visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Other wildlife species that can be seen on a wildlife tour in Uganda include the giraffes, oribis, antelopes, zebras, hartebeests, waterbucks, bushbucks, dik-dik, cheetahs, side-striped jackal, buffaloes, elands, warthogs, Ugandan kobs, leopards, duikers, and many more.
Game drives in Uganda’s national parks are the perfect way of seeing wildlife in the savannah plains. Uganda has lots of mammals and the parks haven’t been much affected by mass tourism.
You enjoy the park with a few other travelers which give you an opportunity to enjoy the park and take as many uninterrupted pictures as possible.
They are actually the authentic African game drive destination but be ready for many interruptions because of crowds unlike in Uganda where you have fewer safari vehicles on game drives and allow great wildlife viewing opportunities.
Wildlife viewing or game drives are done in a safari vehicle with the Uganda safari guide and a park ranger in search of wildlife. Game drives in Uganda can be done either in the morning, evening, and at night.
These are referred to as morning game drives, evening game drives as well as night game drives. The day game drives are usually less expensive than the night game drive. A game drive lasts about 2-4 hours within the park.
The top wildlife viewing parks in Uganda include Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The park is so overwhelming and tourists can enjoy game drives around the park with chances of spotting the big cats and several other wildlife species.
The park hosts 4 of the big five with 99.9% chances of seeing them, and these are Elephants, Lions, Leopards, and Buffaloes. Elephants are very closely knit, usually led by a matriarch, and woe to anybody who tries to disturb their peace.
To enjoy the beauty of wildlife in the park, choose to take a wildlife safari game drive. The trails offer an opportunity to see an array of wildlife. The game drive lasts about 4 hours and can be undertaken in the morning, afternoon, or evening.
Along with the Ishasha sector, one can get a chance to see the rare tree-climbing lions. These are very captivating and gentle yet shrewd while hunting their prey.
The main area for game drives in Murchison Falls National Park is the Delta area where there are high chances of seeing the lions as they wait for prey.
The other spots are the Buligi peninsula and the southern sector famously known as the heart of Murchison. It’s the best place to see the Rothschild Giraffes in Africa.
The whole park is good for game drives, however, if you wish to spot the rare cheetah or Dik-Dik then visiting the sector of the park where the hot springs are found.
In this sector are also the ostriches and the only place to see all of these rare species. It is advisable to go with a park ranger to help you spot the different wild species. The lions are in many cases seen resting on the rocks.
Lake Mburo National Park is the closest national park to Uganda’s capital Kampala. The best place for game drives in the park is in the east tracks that pass through a variety of landscapes including acacia woodland, wetlands, grassy hillsides, rock outcrops, and seasonally flooded valleys. The best time for the game drives in the park is in the early morning hours or in the late afternoon.
If you are thinking of uninterrupted game drives within the African wilderness, think of taking Uganda wildlife safari. Acacia Safaris can help you with all the bookings for wildlife tours.
For much more of Uganda, choose to add in gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda’s Bwindi or Mgahinga forest, bird watching, boat cruises, nature walks, and many more adventures. These will make your tour memorable and such an amazing activity.