Game viewing is seeing/ photographing wild animals & birds in natural captivity. Uganda is a wildlife paradise offering umpteen numbers of national parks and wildlife reserves like; Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park Pian Upe Game Reserve Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Toro-Semuliki Game Reserve, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda Wildlife Education Center among others which inhabit different wildlife, flora, and Fauna Although each game destination offers its dimension to game viewing, one common factor ties them all together is the regal big five Elephant, Leopard, Rhino, Lion and Buffalo
Game Viewing in Uganda highlights the best way of meeting wildlife animals which is conducted in either morning or evening game drive and done in closed vehicles mostly in the National Parks of Queen Elizabeth National Park which is the most famous, in open safari vehicles in the Private Game reserves and both day and night game viewing is available in these private reserves. Tracking games on foot is also an option available in some parks and reserves.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is a magical place one of the world’s greatest game reserves and Uganda’s second-best game viewing destination, here wildlife thrives in the savannah grassland in the park where game drives through Kasenyi plains and the Mweya Peninsular offer you great views of numerous wild animals grazing, hunting, and relaxing like Buffalos, Hippos, Elephants, Uganda kobs, Waterbucks, warthogs, and Impalas among others.
The park is home to the legendary ‘Big 5’ making a total of 77 species of mammals. If you’re a bird enthusiast you won’t be disappointed, there are over 600 bird species, as well take a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel to spot hippos and crocodiles. Just bring your camera and an adventurous spirit for a trip of a lifetime!
South of this adventurous park lies the Ishasa sector which is a home for the tree-climbing lions. Nothing can compare to the breathtaking thrill of seeing a lion for the first time walking through the African bush or up a tree or being up close, you will get a good view of lions relaxing in the big fig trees spotting their prey on the ground.
Murchison Falls National Park is located at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley, It is Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area hosting about 76 mammal species and 451 species of birdlife. You can actively experience the unique and memorable wildlife viewing in this park by exploring various trails that lead to the northern section, which boasts the highest concentration of wildlife. Here, you will encounter different species such as African elephants, Rothschild giraffes, cape buffaloes, lions, hippopotamuses, crocodiles, and various aquatic birds that are permanent residents. You can tailor-make your tour with chimpanzee trekking in the Budongo forest, a nature walk, boat cruise to the bottom of the falls among other activities to spice up your game-viewing safari to Uganda.
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
The Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Sanctuary harbors Uganda’s only wildlife rhinos which can be accessed on your way to Murchison Falls National Park, a stopover to the sanctuary offers you an opportunity to see one of the big five animals which is rare in some national parks in the country.
Situated in the northern part of Uganda, Kidepo Valley National Park is a true definition of Africa’s wildness since it ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses where you get to see migration of animals from one location to another in the vast savannah land. The park offers you an exceptional game viewing experience from other parks in the country. The Narus Valley is the best spot for game viewing in the park which can be accessed on a morning, evening, and night game drive where you can either catch animals going for grazing, relaxing, or predators still dining on last night’s kill. Expect to see animals like; large herds of cheetahs, Lions, Elephant, Giraffe, Buffalo, Zebra, Cheetah, Hyena, Wild Dog, Bush Pig, Warthog, Reedbuck, Dik Dik, Eland, Jackson’s Hartebeest, big herds of Buffalo.
Once you book your memorable game-viewing safari to Kidepo Valley National Park you will enjoy the magical African sunrise as well as the African sunset after the wildlife experience.
The park, though small, is conveniently located in the western part of Uganda, near Entebbe International Airport and Kampala city. It offers a diverse wildlife experience with around 70 animals including buffalo, hyenas, topi, zebras, impalas, and elands in its open grasslands. Birdwatching enthusiasts can also enjoy over 350 species. A unique feature is the opportunity for game viewing on horseback, allowing for close encounters with animals in the absence of major predators like lions and elephants. Night game drives may lead to sightings of elusive leopards. Additionally, a boat cruise provides further activities like fishing and opportunities to observe crocodiles and hippos.
Experience an educational behind-the-scenes look at animal conservation when you visit the world-renowned Uganda Wildlife Education Centre. The zoo acts as both an educational and leisure center and host several animals including chimpanzee, Lions, reptiles, and birds. You as The experts explain rehabilitation techniques used on a variety of birds and animals. The education center offers care for animals and birds before releasing them back into the wild to enjoy their natural taste of wildlife.
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