Game drives are a highlight of your visit to the Savannah national parks while on your wildlife safaris. Game drives can also be incorporated in your other Uganda and Rwanda safaris like the gorilla trekking, birding safari and cultural safari itineraries by adding extra days to a Savannah national park. They provide the best way to explore the numerous national parks in the custom-made safari vehicles i.e. Safari vans, Land cruisers and the larger coaster buses which are comfortable enough while on safari. In Uganda, the Savannah national parks are Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, and Lake Mburo National Park. In Rwanda, games drives are only done in Akagera National Park which has opportunities of sighting the different animals while in the comfort of the safari cars.
Where to go for game drives
Akagera national park
Akagera National Park is located in eastern Rwanda with great views of the plains and animal sightings. It hosts the entirety of Lake Ihema within its borders.
The park is home to about 500 bird species and several mammals. In the recent past it is officially having the Big 5 after Lions and Rhinos in the park. While on the safari in this tiny beautiful park, take a game drive in the safari cars that will enable you view these animals. On your list of animals to look out for includes; Giraffes, Elephants, Bushbucks, Hippos, Impalas, Topi’s, Zebras, Buffaloes and many more. The game drives happen in the northern part of the park but note that the park entrance is in the south.