Enjoy Insightful Game Drives and Wildlife Safaris in Africa
Game drives and wildlife safaris bring you to the climax of a typical safari holiday in the wilderness savannah plains of Uganda’s and Rwanda’s national parks and game reserves. Wildlife Game drives though are better enjoyed uniquely and solely as a wildlife tour package, they can as well be combined with Uganda and Rwanda gorilla tours or even incorporate with bird watching safaris plus several other experiences in Africa.
Game Drives in Rwanda and Uganda will reward you with exceptional feeling and thrilling magical experience in the wilderness driving through the game early in the morning in custom-made safari vehicles with popups such as the Land Cruisers, Safari Mini-vans, and the larger coaster buses which are comfortable enough while on safari. To enjoy the game drives experience in Rwanda, you can book a wildlife tour package in Akagera National Park for the opportunity to sight the different animals while in the comfort of the safari cars. In Uganda, the Savannah national parks are Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, and Lake Mburo National Park.
Where to go for game drives and wildlife safaris in Africa
Game Drives in Akagera National Park
Akagera National Park situated in the east of Rwanda offers great scenic views of the savannah plains with amazing animal sightings including the Big Five safari mammals. Akagera hosts Lake Ihema where boat rides and sporty fishing activities can be carried out from as a supplement to the game drives experience. Akagera National park is home to over 450 bird species and notable wildlife game that includes the recently introduced Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Bushbucks, Buffaloes and many more. The game drives in Akagera usually take place in the morning hours as you see them predators and prey chasing after the other. You can book a game drive safari to Akagera National Park here.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is yet another place to go if you are to enjoy game drives in Uganda. Located in the southwestern part of Uganda, Queen Elizabeth is blessed with the ever greatest biodiversity in Africa and stands out to be Uganda’s most visited national park because of its unending beauty to explore and discover. The Queen Elizabeth national park boasts of the southern sector of where the tree climbing lions of Ishasha can be found on game drive safaris in this park. There are many theories as to why they choose to climb the trees, you can engage your driver guide to learn about some of the possible reasons.
The park is gifted with over 95 mammal species of which some you will see while on a game drive in the Kasenyi plains, crater area, and Ishasha. Some of the big mammals include Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopards, Hyenas, bush pigs, Warthog, waterbucks, bushbucks, and Hippos. It is also home to six monkey species which include the beautiful black and white colobus monkey, baboon and Chimpanzees in Kyambura gorge. Game drives in the park usually last for usually 2 hours; that is between the Mweya Peninsular and the Ishasha sector depending on route stopovers.
Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park is the smallest of the national game parks in Uganda bordered entirely by the lake from which its name originates. Game drives in Lake Mburo National park can’t be compared to other parks due to its small size, however, they are the best experience, especially for luxury safari travels. You can opt for walking safaris in the park if not interested in wildlife game drives. You can additionally take on horse rides and cycling tours as an option to the game drives in the park. The iconic animal of Lake Mburo National Park is the Zebra with all its beauty and calmness among other mammals in the park, notably newly re-introduced Giraffes, Buffalos, Antelopes, Leopards, and Hyenas which are mostly seen during a night game drive.
Murchison Falls National Park Game Drives
Murchison Falls National Park also known as Kabalega National Park stands out as the largest national park in Uganda with a stunning semi-arid habitat for a variety of wildlife which makes for amazing game drive experience. The game drives mostly happen in the Delta area. Game drives in the park are mostly enjoyable early in the morning and evening for possible sightings of predators like lions, hyenas, and Leopards. The park has numerous tracks which you can take as you search for the various animals in the area. Murchison, Uganda’s oldest and largest national park is home to Africa’s Big Five in Uganda including the Elephants, Cape Buffaloes, and Antelopes, Giraffes, Lions, Leopards, and a variety of over 450 bird species resident in here.
Game Drives in Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo Valley National Park is the hidden treasure with the most beautiful wild experience in Uganda. It is semi-desert with two seasonal rivers namely Kidepo and Narus in the rainy season. It was voted as one of the best parks to visit in Africa by CNN travel with such beautiful sunrises and sunsets across the scenery. It has one of the largest pride of lions and herds of buffaloes. It is home to over 77 mammal species can be seen. During the rains, you are able to easily find animals all over the park and in the dry season, you move towards the water points. The Kidepo valley is all dry during the dry season and a pleasure to visit and walk through the sand which is usually the river bed during the rains. While on a game drive in Kidepo valley national park, you have chances of sighting Lions, buffaloes, giraffes, Zebras, Cheetahs, Kobs, Elands, etc.