Night Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Night Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park : Night game drive is emotionally a great activity which can be enjoyed in different ways though day time has a lot folded in it which can be greatly sighted on boat launch at Kazinga Channel. However, the night game drive might not be famously done in the park but in return it might be your best activities to see the wild cats closer and feel awesome adventure you have never before participated through getting close to the King of the African jungle.
Note, night game drive is fabulous activity usually done when the sun sets and the night falls in the wilderness of Uganda Queen Elizabeth national park, that involves the use of a strong spot light torch to provide perfect sights of animals more clearly in the dark. It’s an activity which helps you get closer to the animals more specially to the big cats since at night they shed off their human fear as they easily get closer to your vehicle, nothing worth of seeing lions on prey feeding.
There’s no doubt of being part of a night game drive to experience the bright sky of African wilderness with amazing sounds of creatures as it is noted as the most exciting activity on Uganda safari and to many who have participated in it can witness. Before ,you start your plans from where to do night game drive ,we recommend you to identify the best safari destination from where you can book your nocturnal game viewing and Queen Elizabeth national park is highly recommended for this activity .
The night game drives can also be done in other national parks such as Murchison Falls National Park and Lake Mburo National Park these are the few places where you can book for your night game drive on Uganda Safari.
How to book for Uganda Night Game Drive
The night game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park can be booked at Mweya tourist information center. The permits for the drive here in Queen Elizabeth is charged at USD30 exclusive of the park entrance fee to the national park. Note; the permits are sold to only adults and not allowed to Children below 15years of age.
The night game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park can be carried out at Mweya just a piece of land created between Kazinga Channel and Lake Edward. The night game drive is not recommended in Kasenyi plains, because during the day the Kasenyi plains are flocked with number of visitors for lion tracking and seeing of other variety of wild animals, though a best place to encounter large number of animals in the park. Through prohibiting the night game drives it helps to minimize stress on the animals in the area.
What to expect from the night game drive?
During the night game drive at Queen Elizabeth national park expect to see many hippos moving while grazing on the short grass as well as seeing herds of elephants moving around, large number of antelopes in the field, gigantic buffaloes lying down in the grass.
If you’re lucky, you get into a pride of lions as they walk around your vehicle or busy feeding on the antelopes There are interesting trails and trucks between Mweya Peninsula and Katunguru main gate where you watch number of water bucks, kobs, elephants and occasionally with an opportunity to spot a leopard in a thicket with its night bright eyes.
The night game drives are highly recommended to use 4×4 wheel drive vehicles as self-drive or tour company vehicle but the Uganda Wildlife Authority vehicle are ideal because of compatible for lose weather roads.’’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority vehicles have pop up roofs that provides clear seeing of leopards and other animals closer quite interesting.
It is very advantage to book an armed game ranger from the Uganda Wildlife Authority Offices for your safety goes for just USD20.The armed game ranger knows the right movements of animals with in the park thus easing you to spot the lions patches easier. They also have enough knowledge about the animals and assurance for protection in case of any animal attack.
Conclusion, Queen Elizabeth national park experience offers more highlight of activities you might need to do when on visit to the national park. The night game drive done on the African continent under its beautiful sky and the sounds made at night in the wilderness makes it an ideal safari experience on Africa continent.