Uganda Night Game Drive Safari
Uganda Night Game Drive safari ;Night game drives are one of the most exceptional Uganda safari tour activities that visitors can engage in on visit to national parks in Uganda for wildlife adventuring ,when most of the wild species have gone to rest and the sun is set .Night game drive is for viewing nocturnal creatures that keeps on a hurt during night and they are a reason as to why the night game drive safari is opted on Uganda safari .The most famous safari destination in Uganda is known as Queen Elizabeth national park .Travelers prefer doing night game drives over daily activities in Uganda for specific reasons .However the night game drives are only done in the night when day activities are done also and the park is free of the visitors to accept the group on the hunt for the big cats in the bushes and other night creatures.
Just like name sounds ‘’the night game drives in Uganda are called so, because they are carried out when the sun sets and then falls into darkness on the wilderness with in several different national park in Uganda .It is amazing experience and many wonders how possible can the night game drives be enjoyable in the thickest darkest of the nightfall and the scary screams of the night movers and best way to enjoy it is to hold a spotlight that lightens up the way and the area around where visitors tend to see them on a close view run after their vehicles.
The night game drive offers you a chance to get closers to the animals as they come so close to the vehicle, unlike the game drive where you have to adventure around the park to view animals. And during the night game drive all the human fear is shed off when the darkness falls. The kings of jungle can be clearly seen’ ’LION’’ on night drives as they hurt. To be on safe side you have to do what the ranger tells you.
Where are the night game drives done on Uganda Safari?
The night game drives are amazing activities to see camouflaging cats and in Uganda can be conducted in specific National parks such Murchison Falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Mburo national park. However, Queen Elizabeth national park is famously known on East African destination to offer the best remarkable night drives, a home of unique tree climbing lions. Other national parks to conduct night nature walks are Kidepo National Park and Kalinzu forest many more.
The night drive in Queen Elizabeth National park is one of the best done activities and done under strict rules from the Uganda Wildlife Offices at Mweya. The type of vehicle used here are the Uganda Wild Authority land cruisers, private cars which are 4×4 wheel that are used for the night game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park. However, when you decide to use self-drive vehicle its bit risk, lions can jump onto the vehicle, the recommended vehicle have to be raised about the ground thus giving rewardable view. Night game drive you need to book armed safari guide for security reasons, armed game ranger is booked at the Uganda Wildlife Authority offices at USD20.Infact that, you need to hire armed guide like two of them to be on safe side from the fearless cats in Kasenyi plains of Uganda Queen Elizabeth national park.
What makes the night game drives a unique Experience
The night game drive may seem not unique has such but there are chances for you to see a lot of animals in a different way than you see them during the day. In Queen Elizabeth national park night game drives gives you an opportunity to see a lot of hippo’s graze on the land unlike day when they stay in the water. During night game drives you can meet a herd of elephants in their hideouts on the night games as well as huge herds of buffaloes and antelopes among others. Night game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park have chance to see lots of cats and other animals that seem to be shy during the day and nights hunters like cerval cats, leopards, civets many more.
Fortunately, night drives in Queen can lead you into a pride of lions with in the Kasenyi plains of Queen Elizabeth national park. Other trails to do night game drive in Queen is through Mweya peninsular and Katungura Uganda Wildlife Authority, near entrance gate into the park. These trails are the most rewardable areas when it comes to wildlife in Queen Elizabeth national park. The night game drives will also give you a chance to see hyenas feasting on the leftovers of the prey hunted by the lions.
Other places to opt for a night game drive in Uganda
Lake Mburo national park is another safari destination to do night game drive on Uganda safari. The park harbors many animal’s species, however the night reveals other animals within the park, that cannot be seen during the day game drives. The night game drive done in Lake Mburo national park gives incredible chances of seeing wild animals such as spotted hyenas, leopards, gent cats, long tailed mongooses, bush pigs, civets many more.
You can also adventure the night game in Murchison Falls national park located in the northwestern region of Uganda being the oldest and the largest National park in Uganda. Night game in Murchison falls national park can be carried out in the vast savannah grasslands in the northern side of the park. In Murchison Falls national park, night drives offer you unforgettable views of the night creatures such as crawlies like big snakes, big cats –Lions, civet, leopards, hyenas among more.
What to wear on a night game drive?
The essentials like shouting colored clothes are not recommended but it is good to wear blending clothes for the night game drive in any national park visited for night game drive. The dull colors like khaki and grey are the best colors for the wild safaris because they blend in the surrounding.
On night drive, flash dis cameras are not allowed in any national park where night drives are conducted. The flash light might signal to the hiding of animals and danger. However, it’s good to use night visions on your cameras during the night drives in African wilderness. On your visit please carry an insect repellant to avoid mosquito’s bits /malaria since they are most active at night.
On visit to Uganda night game drives safari endeavor to ask your tour planner to add game drives on your itinerary on Uganda wildlife view/African safari vacation. Otherwise, Uganda can be visited all year around for all the activities and the national parks are always open for the visitors. Therefore, visit Uganda at any time of the year you wish for the ideal activity ‘’game drive’’ and other fabulous safari activities offered.