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Night Game Drives In Uganda

Night Game drives in Uganda

Also known as the Pearl of Africa, Uganda is one of the top fascinating safari destinations in Africa that hosts a diversity of interesting safari activities that give long lasting memories to all travelers that to come to experience Uganda Safaris. Night game drive experience is a unique outdoor wildlife activity that give travelers an opportunity to delight in unbeatable adventure memories in the most astounding safari savannah parks of the Pearl of Africa.

Uganda is blessed with 10 recognized and protected safari parks which are the highlight of most of safari adventure activities. There are about 4 national parks where travelers can enjoy a night game drive safari experience in Uganda. They include Murchison Fall National Park which is the oldest and largest safari park, Kidepo  Valley National Park- the true African Wilderness, Queen Elizabeth National Park- hosting the tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector and the second largest safari park with huge impressive numbers of stunning wildlife species and Lake Mburo national – known as the smallest savannah park in Uganda.

Night game drives in Murchison fall national park.

Where to do night game drives in Uganda? — Spot nocturnal wild animalsThis national park is popular host to the mighty magical Murchison falls. It is bisected into two sections by the Victoria Nile to form the southern and northern section which are blessed with eye catching Savannah and the forest vegetation that favors the survival a diversity of intriguing wildlife species. A game drive in Murchison falls National Park, takes you to sight beautiful wildlife animals  like herds of African elephants, the lions, warthogs, the African cape buffaloes, the Rothschild giraffes, Burchell’s Zebras, impala antelopes, Uganda kobs, Oribis, bushbucks, waterbucks among others. Game drive also give you an opportunity travelers to to experience a variety of colorful bird species which might have missed on a guided nature walk adventure. Namely; the black billed bustard,Abyssinian ground hornbill,papyrus gonolek marabou stork, the shoebill stork,  open billed stork, among others.

Night game drive in Murchison fall national park is best enjoyed in the northern section of the park which is blessed with mesmerizing open savannah grasslands thus giving tourists clear views of the thrilling nocturnal animals at night in the jungle. The night game drive are done together with the Uganda wildlife authority (UWA) armed ranger guide with a spotlight torch using a UWA vehicle or any tour company safari vehicle. The night game drive give travelers chance to sight the nocturnal wildlife cat animals that tend to hide during day time and hunt in the night such as the canning leopards, hyenas, lions, the civet, porcupines, hippos that tend to feed at night bush babies, genets, and the night jar as well as the incredible moonlight views in the Albertine Nile among night wonders that can be enjoyed on a night game drive.

Night game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park.

Queen Elizabeth national park is famous host to the tree climbing lions and known as the the second largest national park after Murchison fall national park. Apparently, it is one of the top thrilling tour destination commonly considered on the highlights  Uganda wildlife safaris besides Murchison fall national park, Kidepo Valley National Park or  Mburo National Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to diversity of wonderful wildlife animals as well as other magnificent attractions like the kazinga channel, Kyambura gorge, the crater lakes, Kasenyi plains among others that are situated in the different sections of the park. Some of the wildlife animal in Queen Elizabeth National Park include; the tree climbing lions, the huge herds of African buffaloes, massive populations of African elephants,  thousands of hippos, Warthogs, water-bucks, bushbucks, Oribis, the mongoose among others.

Night game drive in queen is Elizabeth National Park has been limited and it is only done in the great Mweya peninsula since the Kasenyi sector is high visited by a number of travelers. The night game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park will give you an opportunity to view the nocturnal wildlife in the park such as the leopards that do hunt at night, the civet general, serval cat, the bush babies, and the banded mongoose among others.

Night game drives in Lake Mburo national park.

Lake Mburo National Park is located along a Masaka – Mbarara road, it is highly dominated by open savannah grassland and acacia woodland which makes the night game drive that give travelers a cocktail of unbeatable adventure memories including  clear views of the nocturnal animals that you may not sight on a day game drive. Some of the nocturnal wildlife in lake Mburo national park include;  white tailed mongoose,honey badger, side-stripped jackal, bush pigs,   the hare, Aardvark, bush pig, o among others.

What is the cost of night game drives in Uganda.

The Uganda wildlife authority offers fixed prices of the night game drives in Uganda for all the national parks where this outdoor activity is done. It charges $30 USD per person per with a private vehicle and $40 USD if you are using the UWA vehicle for the night game drive. This is the same price cost applied for both foreign nonresidents as well as the foreign residents whilst East African residents pay 50,000 shillings for private vehicle and 40,000 shilling when using a UWA vehicle.

For all bookings and inquiries about the night game drives in Uganda please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Mumwe Global Safaris, be assured to enjoy long lasting memories of your night game drive safari in Uganda. You book directly with the Uganda wildlife authority or using a trust tour operator expert like us. However for the perfect experience we advise travelers to book their Uganda safari with a tour operator who assist you organize a tailor made offer at an affordable cost.

What to carry on a night game drive in Uganda?

Travelers are required to avoid carrying bright colored clothes on a wildlife safari since they do destruct wildlife animals peace at night. We argue travelers to consider carrying dull colored clothing like grey, army green, khaki which are Eco friendly.

Try to carry an insect repellent, just to protect the body skin from wild insects bites which tend to be active at night like the mosquitoes.

Don’t forget to carry warm strong clothing like a strong warm sweaters or poncho since it is always cold during the night hours and morning hours, the sweater keeps you warm during the night hours.

Remember to pack your cameras and enough batteries such that you can take as many photos and videos of the nocturnal animals that feed at night as they make a hunt in the night, namely;  as the leopards and others cats.

We argue travelers to pack spotlight torches which enhance you to enjoy clear views of the nocturnal wildlife at night, although you can be provided one from the Uganda wildlife Authority.

In Synopsis, night drives in Uganda is one of the most fascinating  great outdoor adventure activities that you should not miss while on a Uganda Safari. The activity gives you chance to groove on a wide range of intriguing nocturnal wildlife species which are difficult to spot while on a day game drive. To book with us a night game drive on a Uganda Safari this season, simply get in touch with our travel consultants team on or call us directly on 0700135510/ +256-414699459 to speak directly to our customer care personnel.




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