Wildlife Encounters

3 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari

3 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari : The 3 days safari trip will take you to Uganda’s most visited park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, located 376 kilometers west of Kampala and covering an area of 1,978 square kilometers. It is comprised of a variety of ecosystems, including scintillating lakes, the Kazinga Channel, vast savannah, humid forests, and verdant wetlands.

The park is home to approximately 100 mammal species and 606 bird species: you are likely to see antelopes, crocodiles, hippos, elephants, and buffaloes, among others, on game excursions through the park and on a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel, which bisects the park. In addition, the park is home to climbing lions in the Ishasha sector, chimpanzees in the Kyambura Gorge and Kalinzu, and numerous birds and primates in the Maramagambo forest.

Highlights

  • Game drives on the savannahs of Queen Elizabeth National Park with chances of viewing wildlife at close range.
  • Boat trip on the Kazinga Channel that connects Lake Edward and Lake Gorge. A great platform to view the highest concentration of Hippos and a variety of birds.

 Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Travel from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park

You will be met at 7:30 am by your guide, who will provide you with a briefing before you embark on the six-hour trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Along the journey, you will make a few stops at the Equator, where you will take photographs, and at the restaurant in Mbarara for lunch.

Afterwards, proceed to the Park while driving through a breathtaking landscape comprised of open grasslands, Ankole long-horned cattle, tea plantations, the Rift valley Escarpments, and diverse woodlands. Arrive at the park in the late afternoon and enjoy a game drive en-route to your lodge. Dinner followed by an overnight stay.

Accommodation options;

Katara Lodge/Mweya safari lodge (Luxury)

Kasenyi Safari Camp/Ihamba Safari Lodge (Moderate)

Simba Safari Camp (Budget)

Day 2: Morning Game drive and afternoon Boat safari

Begin the day with a cup of coffee or tea before embarking on a wildlife drive along various trails in the park, including the Kasenyi trail.

Along the Kasenyi trail, there are numerous opportunities to observe diverse animals and wildlife, including water deer, Uganda Kobs, elephants, buffaloes, lions, and warthogs. After the journey, return to your lodge for breakfast and supper.

Later in the afternoon, you will enjoy a two-hour boat safari along the Kazinga channel, which connects Lake George and Lake Edward. While on the boat, you will see a variety of animals, including hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, warthogs, elephants, and kobs, as well as a variety of birds, including the malachite kingfishers and pink-backed pelicans. Have dinner and spend the night.

Accommodation options;

Katara Lodge / Mweya safari lodge (Luxury)

Kasenyi Safari Camp / Ihamba Safari Lodge (Moderate)

Simba Safari Camp (Budget)

3 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari
Boat Cruise

Day 3: Departure to Kampala

With wonderful memories of the previous two days on your Uganda wildlife Safari, you will relish a hearty and delicious breakfast. Then, upon departure from the lodge, you may opt to take a primate trek in the park or not. Enjoy lunch en route, and stop at the Mpambire drum centre to see how the locals make drums and purchase mementos. Proceed with your journey to Kampala, where you will be dropped off at your hotel at night.

End of Safari

 

Tour includes:

Accommodation

Park entry fees

Game drives

English speaking driver guide

Transportation

Bottled drinking water

 

Tour excludes:

Visas

Flights

Tips

Laundry services

Kampala hotel fees

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