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For travelers interested in Viewing Wildlife in Uganda up-close while on safari game drives in Uganda Using Open Sided Safari Vehicles for Safari in Uganda is the best option, this is possible to hire an open sided 4×4 land cruise for game drives safari in savannah national parks which includes Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park and Lake Mburo National Park. Game drives are major- thought activity while visiting a game national park in Uganda, It’s an ultimate experience to see animals in their natural environments in the wilderness such as the buffaloes, Elephants, Lions (by Luck), Antelopes, Warthogs and many others can all be viewed during the game drive. Our professional guides who are very knowledgeable about the fauna and flora of these parks will help in spotting the animals and giving relative information while on game drive.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the savannah Parks found in Kasese district in Western Uganda, it spreads to the western arm of the Great Rift Valley and is home to a wide variety of wildlife including elephants, lions, hippos, buffalo, Uganda kob, baboon, and many species of birds. With both a riverine and savannah habitat, the park includes the southern Ishasha area with its tree climbing lions and Maramagambo, one of the largest surviving natural forests in Uganda. The northern Mweya area, traversed by the equator and dominated by the scenery of crater lakes, is often occupied by large flocks of flamingos. This Park is such a beauty and has attracted many visitors throughout the years. The two sectors of Queen Elizabeth National Park;
The Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is very famously because of its population of the tree-climbing lions that are a very exceptional attraction, the Lions are normally seen lazily lying up within the branches of the huge fig trees staring down at the numerous Uganda Kobs that are graze in the open Ishasha plains and these are actually the main prey to these lions. Sometimes even leopards can be seen lying in the tress. Depending on Luck, you will be able to see them while on game drive
The Mweya sector of Queen Elizabeth National is the mostly used for game drives for visitors to spot various animals. There is a lot to see in Queen Elizabeth National Park besides wildife, Namely; Lake Katwe salt mines, crater lakes, Kyambura gorge, Chimpanzees, Mangoose project, Maramagambo forest, the beautiful scenery and the view of the Mountain Rwenzori.
Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Game drives are typically enjoyed twice per day in the early morning and late afternoon in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Using Open Sided Safari Vehicles for Safari in Uganda and highly trained driver-guides take guests over the tracks in the plains of Kasenyi and Mweya to discover incredible new slices of nature, overlook the crater lakes, spot various animals while driving at a snail speed in the Park.
You will do game drives to see some of the best wildlife attractions in Queen Elizabeth National park, Some of the wildlife in this park include Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffaloes, Antelopes, Warthogs, Hippos and many others. The morning and afternoon games drives through Kasenyi, Ishasha and the north Kazinga plains will offer you with the best of these sightings
Game driving activity in Queen Elizabeth National Park is under the management of Uganda wildlife Authority. Your safety as a visitor is top priority, the armed rangers and tourism police are in place for your safety and security. Our driver guides are fully committed to responsible game driving and following park rules. Visitors and guides are obliged to respect the game drive rules set by UWA to protect visitors, the wildlife and the environment. Some examples are obeying the speed limits, no off- track driving, unless it’s in permitted areas to see big cats, no shouting, clapping or chasing of animals, No getting out of Cars as its risky in the wild among others.
Game drive in Murchison Falls National Park
A Game drive in Murchison Falls National Park is one of the most safari activities to do in Murchison falls National Park. These give you an opportunity to see the big 4 animals and other wildlife. Murchison falls National Park is a home to different wildlife species; over 76 mammal and 451 bird species including the Buffaloes, Elephants, Jackson hartebeests, Antelopes, Lions, Kobs, Giraffes, Hyenas, Bushbucks, Shoebill stork and Warthogs among others. They are widely spread all over the Savannah grasslands, grazing or hunting for prey. This makes the park’s landscape so amazing for Wildlife viewing making the game drives in Murchison Falls National Park worth the money.
The game drives start very early in the morning at round 6:00am for chances of cats till evening, the game drives can be done at any time of the day and they are normally done in the Northern Part of the Park where the trails are as well as following the Victoria, Albert and Buligi Tracks. All our Vehicles while on this safari have a pop-up roof that allows you to view clearly, even in a distance and also great Photograph. The driver guide will help you in Identifying the animals and birds as you drive on a snail speed.
Game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park
A Game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park is one of the main safari activities to do in Kidepo Valley National Park. The park is located furthest in the North Eastern parts of Uganda and bordering south of Sudan and Kenya. The park covers an area of 1442 square Kilometers which is dominantly covered by savannah grassland and over looked mount molongore, Narus Valley and the seasonal kidepo valley river. The park is best known to define the true African traditional wilderness which makes its landscape so amazing for Wildlife viewing making the game drives in Kidepo Valley National Park worth the money.
There is morning, afternoon, evening and night game drives in Kidepo Valley National Park. The morning game drive starts very early in the morning at round 6:00am for chances of cats till evening, the game drives can be done at any time of the day and they are normally done along the main trails of the park Narus Valley and the seasonal kidepo valley river. It is always better to do the game drive with a vehicle which has a pop-up roof that allows you to view clearly, even in a distance and also great Photograph. The driver guide will help you in Identifying the animals and birds as you drive on a snail speed.
What is the cost of game drives in Kidepo Valley National Park?
A Game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park can be done on different schedules of the itinerary you booked. You can opt to do Morning, afternoon, evening and night game drive to fully explore the Park but this will require more days of stay. You will be required to Pay Park entrance fees of USD40 per person for Non-foreign residents to be allowed to do game drives in Kidepo Valley National Park. The night game drives cost USD40 per person per day for Foreigners and UGX 40,000 per person per day for the East Africans while the day game drives cost USD 30 for foreigners per person per day and UGX. 30,000 shillings for East Africans per person per day. The charge is paid to Uganda wildlife Authority at the Park headquarters or at the head office.
Best time to do game drives in Kidepo Valley National Park
The best time to do Game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park is during dry season from June to September and December to February every year. The park can as well be visited all year around and you will be able to see the wildlife and do a safari in Kidepo Valley National Park, dry seasons offer great sighting of wildlife compared to wet seasons.
Why book Using Open Sided Safari Vehicles for Safari in Uganda with Eco Adventure Safaris
Eco Adventure Safaris takes pride in customizing tailor-made safaris in Kidepo Valley National Park. It has a very diligent and trustworthy team. Your queries are answered within 30 minutes by our team of professional tour consultants. These consultants will make you a travel plan for you, answer to all your questions and make sure all your services are booked in advance for you to avoid inconveniences. We also have very knowledgeable safari guides depending on your language preferences. It all depends on your preference. Feel free to contact us here about Using Open Sided Safari Vehicles for Safari in Uganda.