Game drive safari destinations in Uganda

Uganda is far beyond beautiful from the cool and hospitable people to the green lush vegetation and tropical climate. There are over ten national parks and more than  3 national parks are ideal for the game drive destinations where you Explore the beauty of Uganda meeting the big five mammals,wild cats and other species in the wild while on a game drive. we give you a highlight of the top destinations for the unforgettable game drives in Uganda.

Murchison falls National Park is one of the largest conservation areas covering an area of 3,893 square kilometers. The park is bisected into the northern and southern bank separated by the Nile River flowing into Lake Albert.The largest conservation area features Murchison falls national park, Budongo forest, Bugungu and Karuma falls where the Nile explodes from the narrow gorge forming the Murchison falls.

Murchison falls hosts a quite number of wildlife species; over 76 mammal including the Buffaloes, Jackson hartebeests, Antelopes, Lions, Kobs, Giraffes, Hyenas, Bushbucks, 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 game viewing/game driving. Crocodiles and hippos can be spotted at a close distance during the launch cruise on the southern bank of the Nile River. Other attractions in Murchison falls national parks include a record of 451 bird species including the rare Shoebill Stock, Goliath Heron  Blue-headed Coucal, Swamp Flycatcher, Squacco Heron, African Jacana, Sandpipers, Denham’s Bustard, Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill, Black-billed Barbet, Black-headed Gonolek, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Piapiac, Silver bird, Weaver Birds, Pied, Giant and Malachite Kingfishers, Red-throated Bee-eater, White-browed Sparrow Weaver, Speckle-fronted Weaver and African Quail-Finch.

Queen Elizabeth national park

The most tourist destination named after Queen Elizabeth 11 during her visit. The park was founded in 1952 and covers an area of 1978 square kilometers inhabited by 96 species of mammals including elephants, herds of buffaloes, warthog, jackals, Uganda kobs, bush backs, which you can all spot at the different tracks in queen. A game drive safaris best in the morning where you will be able to the big cats like lions, leopards, hyenas and jackals from catching their prey. There are also a quite number of primates in Kyambura gorge and Kariju forest. The park is also a birders destination which includes 612 bird species such as the uncommon Martial Eagle, Eagle Owl, Papyrus Gonolek, Lesser & Greater Flamingos, White tailed lark, Verraux’s Eagle Owl and the rare Shoe Bill.

Lake Mburo national park

It’s one of the smallest national parks with a quite number of tourist attractions ranging from the 13 lakes where you will be able to spot hippos, crocodiles, and spot fishing. The park is also home to 97 specie mammals including zebras, oribi, herds of buffalos, water buck, hippos, leopard, reedbucks, impalas, elands as well as the hyenas. During game drive you can spot all these mammals at different tracks in the park. The park is as well as birders destination with over 313 different bird species including the rare Shoebill stork and White-winged Warbler. Other bird  species include  Crested Francolin, Emerald-spotted Wood Dove, Brown Parrot, Barefaced Go-away bird, common Quails, Black-billed Barbet, Greenwood Hoopoe, Blue-napped Mousebird, Lilac-breasted Roller, African-grey Hornbill, Nubian Woodpecker, Trilling Cisticola a drive towards Rwonyo camp may reveal Coqui Francolin, Rednecked spur fowl, Black Bellied Bustard, Temminck’s Courser, African-wattled Plover Rufous nap

Uganda has over ten national parks and more than 5 national parks are ideal for the game drive destinations. Explore the beauty of Uganda meeting the big five mammals in the wild while on a game drive.

Below we give you the stop destinations for the and unforgettable game drives

Murchison falls National Park is one of the largest conservation areas covering an area of 3,893 square kilometers. The park is bisected into the northern and southern bank separated by the Nile River flowing into Lake Albert.

The largest conservation area features Murchison falls national park, Budongo forest, Bugungu and Karuma falls where the Nile explodes from the narrow gorge forming the Murchison falls.

Murchison falls hosts a quite number of wildlife species; over 76 mammal including the Buffaloes, Jackson hartebeests, Antelopes, Lions, Kobs, Giraffes, Hyenas, Bushbucks, 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 game viewing/game driving. Crocodiles and hippos can be spotted at a close distance during the launch cruise on the southern bank of the Nile River. Other attractions in Murchison falls national parks include a record of 451 bird species including the rare Shoebill Stock, Goliath Heron  Blue-headed Coucal, Swamp Flycatcher, Squacco Heron, African Jacana, Sandpipers, Denham’s Bustard, Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill, Black-billed Barbet, Black-headed Gonolek, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Piapiac, Silver bird, Weaver Birds, Pied, Giant and Malachite Kingfishers, Red-throated Bee-eater, White-browed Sparrow Weaver, Speckle-fronted Weaver and African Quail-Finch.

Queen Elizabeth national park

The most tourist destination named after Queen Elizabeth 11during her visit. The park was founded in 1952 and covers an area of 1978 square kilometers inhabited by 96 species of mammals including elephants, herds of buffalos, warthog, jackals, Uganda kobs, bush backs, which you can all spot at the different tracks in queen. A game drive safaris best in the morning where you will be able to the big cats like lions, leopards, hyenas and jackals from catching their prey. There are also a quite number of primates in Kyambura gorge and Kariju forest. The park is also a birders destination which includes 612 bird species such as the uncommon Martial Eagle, Eagle Owl, Papyrus Gonolek, Lesser & Greater Flamingoes, White tailed lark, Verraux’s Eagle Owl and the rare Shoe Bill.

Lake Mburo national park

It’s one of the smallest national parks with a quite number of tourist attractions ranging from the 13 lakes where you will be able to spot hippos, crocodiles, and spot fishing. The park is also home to 97 specie mammals including zebras, oribi, herds of buffalos, water buck, hippos, leopard, reedbucks, impalas, elands as well as the hyenas. During game drive you can spot all these mammals at different tracks in the park. The park is as well as birders destination with over 313 different bird species including the rare Shoebill stork and White-winged Warbler. Other bird  species include  Crested Francolin, Emerald-spotted Wood Dove, Brown Parrot, Barefaced Go-away bird, common Quails, Black-billed Barbet, Greenwood Hoopoe, Blue-napped Mousebird, Lilac-breasted Roller, African-grey Hornbill, Nubian Woodpecker, Trilling Cisticola a drive towards Rwonyo camp may reveal Coqui Francolin, Rednecked spur fowl, Black Bellied Bustard, Temminck’s Courser, African-wattled Plover Rufous napped and Flappet larks, Rufuos chested Swallow ,Yellow-throated Long claw and Southern Red Bishop, Red necked Spur.

Kidepo national park

The furthest park with rear species of wildlife like cheetahs bat-eared Fox, Carcal, and Klipspringer you will never find anywhere else. The Narus River is ideal for game drive where you spot more species large population of Elephant, Oribis, Zebras, and herds of Buffalo, Bohor Reed-buck, Water buck and Kongoni. Predators such Spotted Hyena, lions and Leopard are in plenty and frequently seen. Amidst the dry thorn thickets in the north are home to Dik, Senegal Galago and Guenther’s ,striped Jackal may also be visible as well as White-tailed Mongoose is common but more likely to be found on a night drive. The park is also home to different bird species such as Vinaceous Dove, Hoopoe, Nubian Woodpecker, Mosque Swallow, Ruppell’s and Superb Starlings, Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Little Weaver and Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu.

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