6 Day Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo
6 Day Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo Game drives in Uganda
Game drives can be done in two ways that is through self-drives or guided game drives. Self-drives are where tourists hire out their tour vehicles and drive themselves to different destinations. Self-drives are good especially if you want to gain new experiences but the downside of going for self-drives is that it is a bit expensive and you might miss out on the best views since you do not know the best spots for game viewing.
Guided drives are arranged by local tour operators and this is where you are provided with a driver-guide who will take you to your destinations, look for the best spots for wildlife viewing and also ensure that the drive is enjoyable and comfortable throughout your stay.
This is a guide on what to expect during the safari drives, what you should pack, the best drive destinations, and the wildlife that you get to see while on your safari to Uganda. Game drives in Uganda are done in the mornings and late afternoons when the animals are extra active.
- Pick and Drop Services
- 2 Meals Per Day
- Cruise Dinner & Music Event
- Visit 7 Best Places in the City With Group
- Additional Services
- Food & Drinks
Game drives in Uganda normally follow two schedules that is in the mornings and late afternoon. Each session can take about 2 to 4 hours with the first session beginning very early in the morning when the animals are still active and the second session in the evening and this can end with a sundowner with your friends. It does not matter which session you are taking just know that the memories from your game drive will be the best.
Night game drives offer a whole new experience for tourists as you get to see the other side of wildlife in Uganda. Night safari drives are optional activities and require one to pay extra money to be able to participate in them. They normally start at 6:30 or 7:00 pm and take almost two to three hours. Things that you should know before going for a night drive have been listed below:
You are to be escorted by a tour guide and an armed ranger on every night safari drive in any National Park in the country.
Your vehicle should keep to the clearly marked trails to avoid knocking down animals during the night drive
A spotlight is used to help in spotting the animals easily
Carry something warm for your night drive
Make sure you are quiet so that you do not disturb the nocturnal animals.
Safari drives are the best way in which one can explore the expanse of the different National Parks in Uganda and viewing the wildlife. Some of the most popular safari drive destinations include Murchison falls national Park in north-western Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National in south-western Uganda, Kidepo National Park in North-eastern Uganda, and Lake Mburo National Park in south-western Uganda. Game drives in these destinations can be done with other activities like nature walks, birding, boat cruises, and cultural tours.
Some of the animals that you get to see while on a safari drive in Lake Mburo include Mongoose, zebras, Oribi, Kilspringers, elands, antelopes, and bush rats among others. Safari night drives are also carried out in Lake Mburo National Park starting at around 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm. Night drives normally last for 2 to 3 hours and you will get to see nocturnal animals moving around the National Park and some of the animals might approach the vehicle during the drive. Normal safari drives in Lake Mburo are carried out in the morning and late afternoons during the dry season which is experienced from June to September and from January to February.