Game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park; Game drive is an interesting activity in Queen Elizabeth national park where you will be able to explore the national park in a comfortable 4WD safari van with a professional driver guide who is well conversant with different game tracks. Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the best game viewing destinations in Uganda in that it harbors abundant wildlife species. Queen Elizabeth national park is the second largest national park in Uganda after Murchison falls national park located in western region in Kasese, Rukungiri, Kamwenge and Rubirizi districts. Game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park can either be done very early in the morning at around 6:30 am when animals are most active, in the afternoon, evening when animals are going back to their hiding areas or at night where you will be able to view nocturnal animals looking for a night hunt.
During the game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park, you will follow different game tracks in Kasenyi plains, Mweya peninsula and Ishasha sector where you will be able to see different animals like buffaloes, elephants, Uganda kobs, warthogs, bushbucks, topis, lions, leopards, hyenas, giant forest hogs, waterbucks, hippos and variety of bird species.
Best time to go for game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park
Game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park can be done all year round though the best time is during the dry season also known as the peak season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February. During the dry season there is less rainfall in the national park therefore access roads and game drive tracks will be dry and passable, vegetation will be thin which allows you to have clear views of different wildlife species.
Where to stay during your safari in Queen Elizabeth national park
Queen Elizabeth national park has a wide range of accommodation facilities ranging from budget, midrange and luxury including Marafiki safari lodge, Elephant plains lodge, Irungu forest safari lodge, Savannah resort hotel, White house hotel, Ishasha jungle lodge, Mweya safari lodge, Kasenyi safari camp, Pumba safari cottages, Ishasha wilderness camp, Enganzi lodge, Parkview safari lodge, Elephant hab lodge, Simba safari camp, Queen Elizabeth bush lodge, Mweya hostels and cottages, Queen Elizabeth safari camp, Lake Chibwera camp, Kyambura tented camp, Katara lodge, Kyambura gorge lodge, Kingfisher lodge Kichwamba, Ishasha tented camp, Ishasha Ntungwe river camp, Ihamba safari lodge, Kitandara hippo hill, Buffalo lodge, Kazinga channel view resort, Engiri game lodge, Tembo safari lodge, Enjojo lodge among others.
How to get to Queen Elizabeth national park
Queen Elizabeth national park is located in western part of Uganda and can be accessed by road transport means whereby you will drive from Kampala via Masaka, Mbarara or Mubende, Fort Portal and then to the park headquarters which takes about 7 to 8 hours’ drive.
Queen Elizabeth national park can also be accessed from Bwindi impenetrable national park through Ishasha sector which takes about 3 to 4 hours’ drive.
Queen Elizabeth national park can also be accessed by air transport means whereby you will book scheduled or charter flights from Entebbe International airport to Mweya or Kasese airstrip and then connect to the park headquarters by road. Domestic flights to Queen Elizabeth national park can be booked through your tour operator like Achieve Global safaris.
Other activities in Queen Elizabeth national park
Apart from game drives, Queen Elizabeth national park offers other interesting activities that you can engage in including Boat cruise on Kazinga channel where you will enjoy views of large concentrations of hippos and Nile crocodiles in water, nature walks where you will explore the park on foot, community tour where you will be able to interact with the local people in the neighboring villages, bird watching where you will be able to view variety of bird species and chimpanzee trekking where you will be able to spend one hour with the endangered chimpanzees in their natural habitat.
Game drive is an exciting activity in Queen Elizabeth national park that can be combined with other activities like gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park. For more information about game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park, you can reach out to us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website for various Uganda safari packages.