Night game drive in Uganda, this is one the best way to enjoy game viewing in Uganda’s savannah national parks Kidepo valley national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Mburo national park and Murchison falls national park, Uganda is one East African country that is blessed with a wide range of memorable tourist activities that night game drive which is a true African wildlife safari experience. For those who want to be more adventurous, night game drive is one of those African exception activities that Kisoro tours Uganda is offering to its clients which creates an incredible African safari memory about the pearl of Africa.
There are 10 national parks in Uganda which has a variety adventure safari activity, among the 10 national parks, there are top 3 parks that are the best for night game viewing in Uganda among them include lake Mburo national park, Queen Elizabeth national park the most visited national park in Uganda and Murchison falls national park which is also the biggest national park in Uganda.
Below is the best destination for night game drive in Uganda
- Lake Mburo national park
Lake Mburo national park is one of the smallest parks and also Lake is one of the easiest to because it is just 3 hours’ drive from Entebbe airport or from Kamala capital city. Lake Mburo national park is an open savannah grassland and acacia woodland making it one of the best savannah parks for a night game drive in Uganda for incredible since and game viewing of different wild animals that cannot be easily seen on a day game drive.
2. Queen Elizabeth national park
Queen Elizabeth national park is the most visited and second biggest national park in Uganda, and Queen Elizabeth Park is also one of the best destinations for wildlife safari in Uganda after Murchison fall national park, Kedepo valley national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, and Mburo national park
Night game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park gives you the opportunity to view different wild animals in this park, among them includes tree climbing lions in the Isahash sector, leopards that do hunt at night, and many other cats and wild animals among others.
3. Murchison falls national park
Murchison falls national park is one of the most famous protected areas for the night game drive in Uganda, Murchison falls national park it is divided into two, the southern sector and the northern sector, the southern is dominated by forest and woodland vegetation while the northern part of the park is the Savannah grassland making it the best part in this park to go for night game drive
Among the Wildlife animals to see on the night game drive includes the lions, leopards’ beautiful elephants, the African cape buffaloes, Rothschild giraffes, impala antelopes, among many others.
Night game drive in Murchison falls national park is mostly done in the northern sector which is the open savannah grassland making it the place to views wild animals at night, when going on an African night game drive, you must be accompanied by an armed park ranger from Uganda wildlife authority (UWA), the ranger guide will also come with a spotlight torch, the Uganda night game drive gives visitors to view the wild animals that tend to move at day time and hunt in the night leopards, lions, hyenas, hippos tend to feed at night among others.
Cost of night games in Uganda
There is an extra cost for night game drive paid to Uganda wildlife authority, this activity cost $40 per person per night, the cost applies to both foreign non-residents and the foreign residents while the East African residents pay 40,000 shillings per person.
For those who wish to book a night game drive just contact Kisoro tours Uganda we will organize for you a perfect and incredible unusual African experience of night game drive in the natural wild of Uganda national parks. There are two options for booking a night game drive, it can be booked through a trusted tour operator like us or directly with the Uganda wildlife authority head office in Kampala reservation office but the easiest way to book Uganda safari is through a tour operator who is expert in organizing Uganda gorilla tracking and wildlife safaris.
What to bring when going for a night game drive in Uganda
It is recommended not to carry bright coloured clothes because it can destruct animals at night so its good to bring a dull coloured cloth which blends with the natural environment.
We also recommend that you carry enough insect repellent to protect you from different insects which are normally active at night like mosquitoes which is very common almost everywhere.
It advisable also to carry a warm strong jacket or sweaters because you have to keep in mind that you be out at night which sometimes can be cool so a jacket or sweater will keep you warm during the night game drive hours.
For all visitors that all interested in night game drive it is advisable a good camera with enough batteries so you are able to capture every moment by taking a photo and a video. For the who have good spotlight torches, you can bring to add on what we provide here in order to get a clear view of the animals at night.