Game drive safaris can simply mean when tourists visit one of the game reserves to adventure wildlife, they use vehicles as the best means of transport for safer trips to have an interesting panoramic view of wild animals. Game drive safaris are carried out with designed safari vehicles or your own vehicle but it must be 4 wheels with either a sliding window or up roof door to give you amazing game view. Game drive safaris which are best enjoyable or done within the national parks. To adventure wildlife or to do research on various species of animals which can be led by the profession guide using off-road vehicles, driving you through the open grasslands of the park to explore what really makes Africa be the most prominent wilderness continent in the world.
Game drive safaris are considered to be one of the most enjoyable activities which are part of Uganda safari tours, and it is optionally offered onboard refreshment with HF radio connection for fast wildlife location. During day time when hottest is too much most of these animals they hide under trees, bushy areas, forests and they are not easily spotted.
Game drive safaris are best done on wide open savanna grassland where there’s a large number of wild animals and fully protected. Game drive safaris can be held out in different national parks managed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority and these include; Kidepo valley national park, Murchison falls national park and Queen Elizabeth national park.
While you in one of the mentioned areas on game drive safaris, you can be able to view a number of wild animals such as zebras, lions, hyenas, cheetahs, buffaloes, warthogs, giraffes, elephants, leopards, Rothschild’s giraffes, wild dog, Uganda kobs, waterbuck and many others.
The best advice we can give to the travelers who really enjoy game drives is that while you are busy exploring do not look directly to open grassland, but instead search for obvious change in color, form, and shape.
Where to find this wildness
In the early morning, it’s when game drive viewing is best done because the conservation areas become cooler for the animals to come out from their hidden habitat to look for food. Though during the day, it is hot they go hide under the trees, bushy area, forests. The most wildlife viewing takes the shortest time to encounter.
When to enjoy game drives; Game drives are commonly done in cooler parts of the day early in the morning at around 6:30 am to 10:30 am and late afternoon at around 3:00 pm to 6:30hours. While you are busy enjoying this wonderful activity you are free to request a stopover in the middle of the wilderness and have a panoramic view of wildlife which rewards travelers on safaris in the African continent and in the world.
Things to carry for game drive safaris; sun glasses, hat, bottled water, pointer and note book to list out the species you have encountered for easy remembrance until you decide to come back to explore more.