You can actually enjoy your Uganda safaris without necessarily visiting the famous mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest/Mgahinga Gorilla National parks or else chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park. Yes, take time and embark on Uganda game safaris to discover why the country was dubbed the Pearl of Africa. It’s undeniable that fabulous game is among the factors that make Uganda a premier destination. Morning and evening game drives through the savannah plains of Uganda offer you great views of numerous wild animals grazing, feeding and browsing in the free wilderness. Game viewing in Uganda is done in savannah national parks across the whole country. The best places to do Uganda game safaris include:
Murchison Falls National Park
Spreading over 3,893 km² of land, Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest national park and also the oldest park which was established in 1952. The Park is found within the Murchison Falls conservation areas along with Bugungu and Karuma Falls wildlife reserves not forgetting the Budongo forest reserve. Given its size, Murchison falls National Park has a high concentration of wild animals which makes it the best game viewing destination in Uganda. Morning, day and night drives are conducted to give travelers great views of numerous animals at different times. With the inclusion of Zziwa rhino sanctuary, a game safari to Murchison Falls National park offers you a chance to see the “big five game. Wild animals in Murchison Falls National Park include giraffes, lions, buffalos, elephants, rhinos at Zziwa, Uganda kobs, Hippos, grey duiker, bushbucks, Defassa waterbucks, Jackson’s heartbeest and chimpanzees in Budongo Forest. Game viewing is the major tourist activity done in Murchison falls National park attracting a high number of travelers to this park. Other activities to do in Murchison Falls National Park include a hike to the top of Murchison falls, Launch cruise to the bottom of the falls, Nature walks, bird watching, hot air balloon and chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest. A combination of these makes your Uganda safari to Murchison Falls National park a complete safari package.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Ranked as Uganda’s s second popular game safari destination, Queen Elizabeth National Park is a must-visit for anyone who wants to see the excellent games. Yes, the second largest park in Uganda shelters a high number of wild animals that make your game safari excellent. Among the wild animals to see in Queen Elizabeth National Park include Buffalos, lions, tree-climbing lions, Hippos, Elephants, Uganda kobs, Waterbucks, warthogs, and Impalas among others. Morning, evening and night game drives through kasenyi plains and the Mweya Peninsular offer you great views of numerous wild animals grazing, hunting, and browsing. Other tourist activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park include Launch cruise at Kazinga channel, bird watching, crater lakes, Lion tracking, chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge and community tours to the fishing villages. A 3 Days Queen Elizabeth National park tour is the best package to enjoy this beautiful park
Kidepo Valley National Park
Perched in northwestern Uganda, Kidepo Valley National Park is Uganda’s true wilderness to experience magical game safaris out of the ordinary. The isolated and less visited park is the best adventurous spot for game viewing in Uganda. The park is home to giraffes, zebras, lions, cheetahs, Uganda Kobs, Waterbucks, Warthogs, Oribis, elands, bushbucks, Topis, Jackals, Hyenas, Duikers, Hippos and crocodiles among others. Narus Valley is the best game viewing spot in Kidepo Valley National park and game drives are done in the morning, evening and at night. Morning and evening game drives are recommended to catch up with wild animals grazing, browsing and hunting before they retire for day and night rests. Other tourist activities in Kidepo Valley National Park include Visit to Manyata cultural communities, bird watching, rock climbing and visiting the Kanangorok hot springs.
Lake Mburo National park
Located in Lyantonde enroute to gorilla parks of Bwindi forest and other attractions in southwestern Uganda, Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem you ought to explore. The small park offers you excellent game viewing experiences that you cannot get anywhere else in Uganda. Animals in Lake Mburo National park include Zebras, Giraffes, Buffalos, Bushpigs, Leopards, Topis, Waterbucks, Hippos, crocodiles and Hyenas among others. Early morning, evening and night game drives are conducted to give travelers high chances of seeing all kinds of wild animals. More so, travelers to Lake Mburo National park enjoy activities such as boat cruise on Lake Mburo, bird watching, milking experience, horse riding, and nature walks among others to make a complete safari package. Game viewing in Lake Mburo National Park can be best complemented by mountain gorilla safarisin Bwindi Forest/Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks and Lake Bunyonyi.
Semliki Valley National Park
A scenic drive through the open plains pf Savannah National park offers you a close encounter with wild animals such as Buffalos, Mona Monkeys, Bushbabies, Jackals, Hippos, African Civet and water chevrotain among others. Game viewing in Semliki Valley is complemented by visiting Sempaya hot springs, bird watching and nature walks.
The cost of game safaris in Uganda
Uganda game safaris cost $40 per client valid for 24 hours. This cost is inclusive of the park entrance fee to each game park (Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Kidepo Valley, and Lake Mburo National Parks). A client who spends more than 2 Days in any of these parks is asked to pay another fee to allow him/her for the other 24 hours.
Conclusively, Game viewing safaris are the best way to explore and enjoy the beauty of Uganda’s true wilderness. Contact Gorilla Trek Africa today, book your Uganda safari to Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo and Semliki Valley National Park for excellent and memorable game viewing safaris.
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