In simple terms, the wildlife research safari may be referred to as experiential tourism which is conducted in queen Elizabeth National Park among the ten national Park in Uganda. With the wildlife research safari, you will be able to come closer to the animals in question and learn more about them. The wildlife research safari is conducted by a group of researchers who travel in a small group and you will be part of this researcher once you have chosen to participate within the wildlife research safari and your findings will be incorporated into the data that will help the wildlife institution to strengthen the conservation measures as well as the protection and conservation of the wildlife animals in the Queen Elizabeth National Park.
wildlife research safari involves the monitoring and tracking of the animals and the birds of interest with the help of the devices that are put into the animals in question and it is with the help of these radio calls that the researchers used be able to trace and locate these animals within queen Elizabeth National Park. This whole experience is known as experiential tourism and it aims at making sure that the visitors get much involved in improving the ecology of the animals by involving much in the creating information about the conservation and the animals’ species that are being tracked.
A lot of animals in Queen Elizabeth National Park are opened for experiential tourism and depending on each animal, the visitors will be charged differently by the Uganda wildlife authority. The visitors who are interested in experiential tourism will have to visit the tourist information center at Mweya whereby its where they will get the information and the wildlife research safari permit to be able to engage within this safari activity. And now we look and explore the animals that are used for the wildlife research safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Lions for the wildlife research safari; when we take of the wildlife research safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, lions come fires. Here the researcher and you as the visitors as the part of the researcher, you will start the activity early in the morning of tracking lions using the radio calls that are reflected into the neck of the animals(lions) by the researchers. This experience is done in all sections of the park but the lion tracking is the best done in Kasenyi plains which are known as the destination for the lions because the place is full of very many jobs which are good foods for the lions. The visitors for the lions tracking experience are restricted because of the sensitivity of the activity whereby allowing very many people for this activity would spoil the entire experience. The activity last form one to three hours and the number of visitors for wildlife research safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park is limited because the activity is designed for research purposes, the animals especially lions understudy doesn’t need to be stressed, and the researchers have to collect all the information that they do want without any interference.
However, the experience is, it is one of the thrilling experiences that you shouldn’t miss while visiting the Queen Elizabeth National Park because with this activity you will learn more about the behaviors of the rare animals
Mongoose for the wildlife research safari; other than the lion, the mongoose area is also available for experiential tourism. The mongoose tracking is not yet famous as known as the experiential tourism activity in Queen Elizabeth National Park but it provides the best safari experience for the visitors. This activity is done by walking and it is done in Queen Elizabeth National; Park in Mweya peninsular. The mongoose is so much interesting as they move in their social groups and you will learn their behaviors and how bests they live in the wildness. Mongoose tracking in Queen Elizabeth National Park lasts for one hour and it will be done with the help of the ranger guide and the researcher.
Hippos census for wildlife research safari; counting the hippos in Queen Elizabeth National park is also another exciting activity that is unique whereby the visitors have been given an opportunity to engage in the census of the hippos. This activity like any other safari activity is done early in the morning before the sunshine is hard and this is the time when the hippos can be seen before they get back into the water. Please make sure that you will need to have binoculars, have your camera ready, and the data recording with the sheets where you be noting crucial information. Hippos in Queen Elizabeth National Park are all counted during this wonderful activity and get ready to count the Kazinga channel hippos, all those from Lake George and Lake Edward as well as those from the rivers.
All reservations for research or experiential tourism industry activities are made at the Mweya guest data center, and aides are assigned here as well. The grants vary in price depending on the type of research, as shown below: Lion tracking/research – 50USD and 50, 000UGX for East African residents, Hippo enumeration – 100USD and 100, 000UGX for East African residents, and Mongoose tracking – 30USD and 30, 000UGX for East African people. To be aware of, the fees for the experiencing tourism industry exercises are charged per person per day, as stipulated in the Uganda natural life preservation