Best Time for Game Drives in Uganda at Murchison Falls national park.

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Best Time for Game Drives in Uganda at Murchison Falls national park.

Game Drives in Uganda. There is room for morning and evening game drives in the park. However game viewing can best be done in the morning from 6:30 am, and if at all you slept in a lodge at the southern bank, you are required to cross the river at the ferry at around 7:00am.

There is also another choice of going for an evening Game Drives in Uganda that starts around 4:00pm local time and takes between 3 to 4hours.

All these Game Drives in Uganda can be done only on the Northern bank which is covered with savannah; hence tourists can view game very well. For a thorough game drive within the park approximately 5 hours can be enough.


There are different tracks followed while on  Game Drives in Uganda such as; Albert, Victoria and Buligi tracks. Taking all these tracks while on the game drive gives you a totally different experience since each is endowed with various eco-systems.

The Buligi is a 7km track north of Paraa and is among the most commonly used tracks for game viewing.

Also areas like Nyamsika gorge is home to a big number of water animals which come to get water and Nyamsika cliffs have a higher concentration of buffaloes, lions as well as different birds like the Egyptian plover and the bee-eaters.


Different vehicles can be used during Game Drives in Uganda, comfortable, spacious with a pop-up roof in order to view well wildlife and take clear photos. A 4X4 vehicle is advised; this can be a Van, small or an extended land cruiser.

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Also other cars can be used such as coasters for bigger groups, saloon cars among others. In the park one can do a self-drive though it’s important to have an armed park ranger guide with you. In addition, park rules are to be followed during game drives.

Game Drive in Uganda at Murchison falls national park live you with an unforgettable memories even when you are back home!

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