Game viewing safaris in Uganda and Rwanda

Game viewing safari Uganda and Rwanda

Game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park
Game drives in Murchison Falls National Park
Game drive at Queen Elizabeth national park
Game drive in Lake Mburo National Park
Game drive in Semuliki National Park
Game drive in Akagera National Park

Game viewing safari Uganda and Rwanda


Game drive in Uganda and Rwanda is the easiest way of viewing wild animals in their natural environment. game viewing safari in Uganda and Rwanda normally takes place in 6 National Parks including Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls National park, Semuliki Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Akagera National Park. In additional, game viewing safaris in Uganda and Rwanda normally take place in the morning and evening such game drives expose you to a variety of wild animals as they graze, hunt, eat, rest and mating among other aspects. However game viewing can best be done in the morning from 6:30 am, there is also another choice of going for an evening game drive that starts around 4:00pm local time and takes between 3 to 4 hours. All these Uganda and Rwanda safaris game drives can be done all year around; hence tourists can view game very well. For a thorough game drive within the park approximately 5 hours can be enough.
Different vehicles can be used, comfortable, spacious with a pop-up roof in order to view well wildlife and take clear photos. A 4X4 vehicle is advised; this can be a Van, an extended Land cruiser and also other cars can be used such as coasters for bigger groups, saloon cars among others. While in this National Park, for an unrestricted adventure, visitors can hire a safari vehicle and enjoy the freedom of a self driver tour and this are particularly recommended with an armed park ranger guide with you. Game drives in Uganda and Rwanda National Parks live you with unforgettable memories even when you are backing home. Finally night game drive is also allowed in this National Parks.

Game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park

A game viewing safari in Kidepo Valley National Park gives you wonderful spectacular view of over 80 are recorded here and 28 were not known to be found in any other parks in Uganda. Among the resident Carnivore species only endemic to Kidepo and the Karamoja region are the hunting dog, bat-eared fox, cheetah, striped hyena, caracal, and aardwolf. Some of the species considered to be locally extinct are Beisa Oryx, Lesser Kudu plus Grant’s gazelle. However among the commonly seen species are Elephants, oribis, burchell’s zebras, Jackson’s hartebeests, bush pigs, cape buffaloes, bohor reed bucks, warthogs, defassa water bucks, Rothschild giraffes, bush duskier and elands, bush bucks, in addition to lions, common zebras, leopards, plus a number of small cats such as the side-striped jackal, Kangoni, black-backed jackal and spotted hyena. The park has five primate species including the Kavirondo bush baby being the most endemic. There are numerous Oribis within the Narus Valley, whereas the dry thorny in the north are habitat to Guenther’s Dik Dik. At night the rest camp is visited by the Senegal Galago and the White-tailed Mongoose however these can best be seen on a night game drive. In addition Kidepo supports a rich diversity of reptile species. Chances are high of spotting the tree climbing lions which usually rest in the branches of the sausage trees close to the Narus Valley or on the rock just as you drive to the Apoka Park Headquarter.
Hippos in Uganda

Game drives in Murchison Falls National Park

Game viewing safari in Murchison falls is a home to different wildlife species over 76 mammal and 451 bird species 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 driving. It is the country’s oldest and largest National Park and hence you can spot the Big 4, the park is also bisected by the renowned River Nile into two parts such as the Northern bank and the Southern bank and Game drives are best done the Northern bank since that’s where you can find a large concentration of wildlife in the Savannah plains whereas the Southern bank a lesser number of antelope herds and other few animals. There is nothing as thrilling as watching predators such as lions make moves on their prey, it’s an amazing experience since most antelopes are hunted down and killed without noticing. All this is best observed during the dry season where the grass is short so game viewing is at its best. Game viewing are an all year round activity though during the rainy season the grass is a bit tall hence give challenge especially during game viewing since some animals might be missed out.

Game drive at Queen Elizabeth national park

Game viewing safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the most memorable ones as it involves a drive at the park in search for several wildlife animals. Game drives are usually done in the morning and in the evening and the most notable areas for carrying game drives is Kasenyi, north Kazinga plains and Ishasha sector famous for tree climbing lions. During the game drives, travelers are guaranteed to see wild game such as buffaloes, antelopes, warthogs, baboons, elephants for the lions, one has to take a game drive in the early in the morning or at dusk.
Birding Uganda

Game drive in Lake Mburo National Park

Game viewing safari in Lake Mburo National Park is one of the best ways to explore the park fully in detail as it gives you the opportunity for seeing the impala and zebra. These two species are the flagship species for Lake Mburo, and is the only place in Uganda to see the majestic impala and the only easily accessible place to see Burchell’s zebra. Game drives can be taken along numerous different paths, the best choice dependent upon weather and seasonality. During the dry season, animals tend to congregate around the swamps and lakes; this is a remarkable photo opportunity – a magnitude of wild African animals with the sparkling lakes in the background.

Game drive in Semuliki National Park

Game viewing safari in Semuliki National Park is mostly done in Toro Semuliki Game Reserve which is a mixture of savanna grass land acacia-Combretum woodland interspersed with patches of borassus palm forest, significant belts of riparian woodland along the main water courses, as well as some extensive swamps towards Lake Albert and was established as a game reserve in 1926 and was among the first protected areas to be gazetted. Semuliki National park has over 63 mammal species and 441 bird species, 40% of Uganda’s total species and 66% of the forest birds found in Uganda. The game viewing will give you great experience to see great number of wildlife with birds inclusive which will a kind of a unique experience of this virgin land which has not yet greatly been explored by number f people leaving it abandoned and lagging behind yet it has a lot to offer and see. There are three tracks across the Savannah grassland of Toro Semliki Wildlife Reserve this offers you an opportunity of seeing elephants with Buffalo along the way, Waterbucks, Warthog, and Uganda Kobs. With luck, you may even see leopard and elusive Bush babies which can be spotted at night on the forest trees. Game drives in the wildlife reserve can be done either in the early morning sunrise or in the afternoon; however you may also opt for a night game drive which may give you great chances to pot some curious nocturnal species such as the white tailed mongoose, slender mangoose, bush babies, hares, Little collard fruit Bat and Target Rat.etc

Game drive in Akagera National Park

Safari game drive in Akagera National Park which is the main attraction with its landscape which is so stunning and you can see many different animals within a short time. Not with standing the size of the park, Akagera’s wildlife is so diverse. The beauty can be seen anywhere irrespective of the size and the national park is surely being recognized. Within short time, you will be able to see the giraffes, Impalas, Topis, the Zebras, bush bucks, African swallows, eland, the Vervet monkeys, warthogs, baboons, Mongoose, the hippos, the crocodiles, as well as the elephants. There are over 120 elephants in the park and the other mammals also include; the fefassa waterbuck, the oribi, reedbucks, the roan antelopes, sable, buffaloes and many more. The most fantastic drive from the south to the north in a day will give you many animals to view to be able to keep give you a great adventurous experience as well as the most magnificent views from the top of the mountain across lake Ihema towards Tanzania.