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Game Viewing in Uganda

Wildlife Game viewing is one of the main highlights of a safari in Uganda and it entails viewing wildlife in the comfort of a 4×4 Land Rover which is a sure way to enjoy a classical safari feeling.

Safari game drives are one of the most popular ways to see wildlife in Uganda is mostly done in the excellent collection of national parks, including Queen Elizabeth National Park, Semliki National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park.

A safari game drive can vary in length and distance, depending on individual preferences. On your wildlife game drive into the wilderness. Game drives provide the best way to explore the numerous national parks in Safari vans, Land cruisers which are comfortable enough while on safari.

The Uganda National Parks consist of an ecosystem is renowned for its abundance of wildlife. While on your African wildlife game drive, you will encounter the big five, numerous wildlife animals and birds and you will be captivated by the vast beauty of the savanna, with its rolling hills and infinite horizon.

Where to go for Wildlife Game Drives in Uganda

Uganda is home to various wildlife, birdlife that can be viewed on your Uganda Safari. While on safari you will enjoy views of the Big 5, the rare bird species like the Shoe billed stork. Some of the national parks that offer the best wildlife game drives include.

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park is one of the largest in Uganda with a stunning habitat for a variety of wildlife. The park has numerous tracks which you can take as you search for the various animals in the area including the Delta area near Lake Albert and the entire northern bank of the river Nile with possibilities of sighting lions, hyenas, Leopards, herds of Elephants, Cape Buffaloes, and Antelopes, Giraffes.

The park hosts the meandering Victoria Nile and thundering Murchison falls which fall about 43 meters and an almost resident rainbow at the ‘Top of the falls’ which is one of the highlights of the visit to Murchison Falls National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park is a remote hidden gem in Uganda with the most beautiful wild experience, beautiful sunrises, and sunsets across the scenery. The semi-desert park has two seasonal rivers namely Kidepo and Narus in the rainy season. During the rains, you will easily find animals all over the park and in the dry season, you will find them around the water points.

Kidepo Valley National Park is home to over 77 mammal species inclusive of the largest pride of lions, herds of buffaloes, giraffes, Zebras, Cheetahs, Kobs, Elands.

Queen Elizabeth national park

Queen Elizabeth National Park found in western Uganda with one of the best bio-diversities ever recorded in all of Africa. Boasting to over 600 bird species, Queen Elizabeth National Park is paradise to bird-life enthusiasts

The park is home to over 95 mammal species which include Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopards, Hyenas, bush pigs, Warthog, waterbucks, bushbucks, Hippos and home to 6 monkey species.

The Ishasha area in the south of the park is home to the tree-climbing lions that are often found relaxing in the fig trees after the night and early morning hunting.

Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is the smallest of the Savannah park with a diversity of plants and animals protecting several species of mammals and birds. Game drives in Lake Mburo are not for long compared to other parks thus preference is to have walking safaris with the other option being horse rides and cycling tours.

The national park entirely surrounds a lake within its borders and is home to the Impala, the Zebra with its calmness, Giraffes, Buffalos, Antelopes, Leopards, and Hyenas which are mostly seen on a nocturnal game drive.

Game drives are a highlight of your visit to the Savannah national parks while on your wildlife safaris. Game drives can also be incorporated into your Uganda Gorilla safaris, birding safari, and cultural safari itineraries.

Other Safari activities

These are hand-picked activities in Uganda and Rwanda we recommend to give you maximum African safari experiences during your trip to Africa.

Chimpanzee Tracking

Chimpanzee Tracking

Tracking a troop of habituated chimps and keeping up with them.

Family Wildlife Viewing

Family Wildlife Viewing

Family game drives in the African savanna to see wildlife.

Wildlife Viewing Boat Safaris

Wildlife Viewing Boat Safaris

Taking a boat launch on the Nile on the Kazinga Channel to see wildlife.

Cultural Encounters

Cultural Encounters

Meet East Africa’s richest and oldest cultures, people, music, and art.

White Water

Whitewater Rafting

Explore the Nile’s impressive and powerful rapids at the source.


Birding and Bird Watching

find Africa’s endemic bird list and enjoy the most colorful air creatures.