Wild Game Drives in Uganda
Uganda is endowed with a lot of wildlife reserved in the National park and game reserves. Uganda boast of 10 National parks but game drives can be enjoyed from about 4 national parks. Each park is unique in its own way.
Queen Elizabeth National park
This park is rich with wildlife and a game drive here is rewarding. The plain North of Kazinga channel is the main game viewing spot crossed by numerous tracks as a result of regular game drives. When here, you may have the chance of seeing animals like herds of elephants, herds of buffaloes, lions, bushbucks, waterbucks, warthogs, elands, hartebeests, forest hogs, giant forest hogs, hyenas, Uganda Kobs the list is endless.
For keen birders, a game drive through Queen Elizabeth National park is a great chance to view birds like African skimmer, black-rumped buttonquail, white- winged warbler, papyrus canary and so many others including the foreign migrants that move to Africa during the winter times.
During the super launch cruise, you are very much entertained by numerous animals that flock the shores of Kazinga Channel banks. They move to the channel to quench thirst.
Murchison Falls National park
Situated almost in the middle of Uganda is Murchison Falls National park. This park is bisected by River Nile which is the longest River in Africa.
During the Game drive in the Northern sector of the Park especially Buligi area, you may have the opportunity of seeing animals like lions, Rothschild giraffes, elephants, leopards, herds of buffaloes, topis, oribi, hartebeest, warthogs , plenty of birds roam around the park and you may identify them by seeing them, whistling, and feathers that you come cross.
During the launch cruise to Murchison falls you may spot more wildlife like hippos, crocodiles and so much more.
Kidepo Valley National park
Placed in fur North Eastern part of Uganda is Kidepo Valley National Park. This flat plain park is one of the best game viewing parks in Africa though access may be quite a challenge especially when using road transport.
During a game drive through this park, you may have the chance of spotting animals like Burchell’s Zebras, cheetahs, lions, leopards, Herds of Buffaloes, herds of elephants, warthogs, Defassa water bucks, oribi, Bohor reedbucks, hartebeest, Klipspringer the list is endless. Variety of birds also find home in this park like the ostriches, Abyssinian ground hornbill, yellow-billed and Jackson’s hornbill, Egyptian vulture, pygmy falcon and so much more.
Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park is the closest national Park to Uganda’s capital Kampala. From Kampala a drive of about 3hours to 4 hours gets you into the park. This park has a huge lake in its midst from which the park gets its name.
This park is strategically positioned and can act as a stopover point before you proceed for a safari in western part of Uganda. Lots of animals can be spotted like impalas, Zebras, bushbucks, bush duiker, giraffes, Uganda Kobs, Defassa waterbucks, oribi, leopards, hyenas to mention but a few. Birds also linger in the parks especially at the shores of Lake Mburo like great snipe, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Tabora cisticola, African fin foot, saddle billed stork.
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