Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park; Game drive is one of the main key activity in Queen Elizabeth National Park which offers tourists high opportunity to explore the park in a perfect pop up safari vehicle with a professional driver guide who will help you to adventure different wildlife species.

The park is the most visited savannah game park for wildlife viewing on Uganda Safaris. In fact, Queen Elizabeth National Park is the second largest national park in western Uganda region, surrounded with four districts namely Rubirizi, Rukungiri, Kamwenge and Kasese. Queen National Park covers a total land of about 1,978 square kilometers comprised of savannah grassland, forest, wetland and lakes. They are habitat of different wildlife species including; elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, lions, leopards, topi, hyenas and over 600 species of birds.

The best time to enjoy game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, the morning session because animals are still active, afternoon animals can be at rest places because of too much sunshine but still –it’s a perfect time to watch herds of them around the water shores quenching for thirsty.

Game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park are perfectly done in Kasenyi plains, Mweya peninsula and Ishasha sector in the southern part of the park. During the game drive expect to sight see variety of animal like the rare tree climbing lions, leopards, hyenas, waterbucks, warthogs, bushbucks, hippos, elephants, Uganda kobs, buffaloes among others.

Queen Elizabeth National Park also offers night game drives where visitors are accompanied by park armed ranger with a stronger spotlight torches to help you view nocturnal animals which are active at night. Night game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park is only done in Mweya peninsula same as ‘’Kasenyi plains’’ – usually flock with frequent visitors during the day. Therefore, night game drives are prohibited as a way to minimize stress on the wild animals. During night game drive, you will be able to see animals like lions on hunt, leopards, hyenas, Jackals, serval cats, hippos can be seen feeding and crocodiles grazing on the ground.

Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park is more remarkable when you use 4wheel drive by tour company vehicles or Uganda Wildlife Authority ‘’UWA’’ vehicle with pop up roofs which rewards you in viewing different animals.

Best time to do game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park;

Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park is good throughout the year but the best time for wildlife viewing is during the dry seasons in the months of June to September and December to February. During the dry season there is less rainfall in the park-therefore roads are passible compared to the wet season –tracks filled with muddy.

Getting to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park lies in western Uganda and can be accessed by road transport;

By road

From Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park drive through Masaka –Mbarara road takes about 5 to 6hours drive.

By Air

Queen Elizabeth National Park can also be reached by air transport which means – you will book scheduled or charter domestic flights with Aero link Uganda limited from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield to Mweya or Kasese airstrip and then connect to the park headquarter by road.

Game Drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Game Drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodations in Queen Elizabeth National Park;

Queen Elizabeth National Park has got perfect accommodation facilities ranging from luxury, Midrange and Budget including; Elephant plains, Elephant habs lodge, Simba safari camp, Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge, Ishasha Tented camp, Kasenyi Safari camp, Mweya Safari lodge, Marafiki safari lodge, Pumba safari cottages, Parkview safari lodge among others.

Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park can be combined with other fantastic activities like gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, or Chimpanzee tracking, boat cruise on kazinga channel, birding, lion tracking, cultural tour in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

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