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Queen Elizabeth National Park

This 3-day Uganda Safari takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s premier game-viewing destination and the best place to see lions including the tree-climbing lions. It prides itself in a great diversity of habitats that include: lakes, savannah grasslands, forests, and wetlands that serve as home to the biggest variety of large mammals in the country.

Queen Elizabeth National Park offers a diverse range of safari activities. A boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel is almost a must-do, given the rewarding game viewing and bird watching en route, while Kyambura Gorge offers a green sliver of forest to explore, home to chimpanzees and other primates.

The tour begins from the capital of Uganda, Kampala with a drive to Queen Elizabeth National park, located about 410km/255 miles away. The drive takes 6 to 8 hours. The park is located in the western part of Uganda laying between Lakes Gorge and Albert with the Kazinga Channel crossing through its 700 sq mile land area. On arrival, we enjoy a game drive en route to our accommodations.

Day two is spent exploring Queen Elizabeth National Park on game drives.  We explore the Kasenyi trail (also known as Mweya). On this trail, you will see Elephants, Waterbucks, Lions, Buffaloes, Uganda Kobs Bushbuck, Topi, and Warthogs. Over 500 species of birds have been recorded including; the Black bee-eater, 11 types of Kingfisher, several species of falcons, eagles, and raptors, and many more.

In the afternoon we enjoy a 2 hours boat ride on the Kazinga Channel that connects Lake George and Lake Edward, getting up close to hippos, buffalos, and other wildlife. The boat trip offers excellent bird-watching opportunities, as well as the chance to see elephants, warthogs, and Kob antelopes.

The banks of the channel are home to a rich variety of birds, including Pink-backed Pelicans, Pied and Malachite Kingfishers, and Saddle-billed Stork, Pink-backed Pelicans, on the banks and in trees.

On day three we travel to the nearby Chambura (Kyambura) gorge located in the park for a Chimpanzee tracking tour.  The morning chimpanzee trek is an optional extra activity into the forested gorge, known as the Valley of Apes, in the eastern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Walking into the lush rainforest of tangled vines, buzzing with life, you are highly likely to see chimpanzees at close range. Although chimp sightings are not guaranteed, visitors stand a pretty good chance of hearing and seeing our distant cousins as they are habituated.

Other primates also hang out in these trees including Red-tailed Monkeys, Blue monkeys, Black and White colobus monkeys, and Olive Baboons among others as well as a rich array of birds.

Chimpanzee tracking tours last between one and three hours and start at 8 am and 2 pm daily. After trekking chimpanzees in the biodiverse rainforest, we make our way to Entebbe or Kampala where our 3 Days 2 Nights Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari comes to an end.

Safari Itinerary in Summary

Day 1: Kampala/ Entebbe – drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 2: Game Drives, Launch cruise on Kazinga Channel
Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking, en route  to Kampala

Safari Itinerary in Detail

Day 1: Kampala – Driver with Scenic Views of Queen Elizabeth National Park

Have an early breakfast and then drive towards western Uganda. Have a stopover at the equator for photographs and have lunch en route to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Ruwenzori (Rwenzori) Mountain range for much of the journey. Have a game drive en route which will reward you with views of Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Buffaloes, Hyenas, and a variety of Antelope species.

Depart for sightseeing in the crater region and also visit the Katwe Salt works for a glimpse into traditional salt mining. The drive from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park will take a minimum of 6 hours.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation: 
Kyambura Game Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge, Jacana Safari Lodge

Mid-Range Accommodation: Bush Lodge, Marafiki Safari Lodge, Enganzi Game Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Pumba Safari Cottages, Kazinga Channel View Resort, Mweya Hostel, @The River Ishasha

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2: Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park (Game Drive and Boat Cruise)

0615 Hours: Enjoy a light breakfast (tea/ coffee with a snack) and depart for the early morning game drive in search of wildlife. The park provides excellent opportunities to see Lions, Leopards, Giant Forest Hogs, Cape Buffaloes, Elephants, Defassa Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, Topis, Bushbucks, and many more.

0900 Hours: Return to the lodge followed by a full English buffet breakfast at the lodge enjoying the views of Kazinga Channel. Later relax or swim in the inviting pool.

1300 Hours: Lunch will be served followed by an afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga. After lunch, enjoy the unique 2 hours launch cruise on Kazinga Channel. The boat safari starts at 1500 Hours and ends at about 1700 Hours.

This trip will pass through possibly the highest concentration of Hippos and many animals that may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching, and game viewing, the climax of this Uganda safari.

1800 Hours: Later in the evening return to the Lodge for Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation: 
Kyambura Game Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge, Jacana Safari Lodge

Mid-Range Accommodation: Bush Lodge, Marafiki Safari Lodge, Enganzi Game Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Pumba Safari Cottages, Kazinga Channel View Resort, Mweya Hostel, @The River Ishasha

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Drive to Kampala

0800 Hours: With the superb memories of the past two days, you will enjoy a hearty breakfast. Then check out of the lodge, you could choose to have a primate walk in the Park. Depart and drive back to Kampala having lunch along the way. You will also make a stop at the Mpambire drum centre where you will see how drums are made by the locals and have a shopping opportunity to buy some souvenirs.

You can also have an optional Chimpanzee tracking experience: After an early breakfast in case you so wish, proceed to Kyambura gorge for a walk to search for the chimps. The main activity here is chimpanzee tracking though the chances of seeing the chimps in this gorge are 50-50.

However, this is compensated by the presence of the other primates, and the gorge itself is a beautiful place to visit. You will then have lunch en route on your way to Kampala. Transfer to your hotel or the Entebbe airport for your departure flight.

Travel Time: About 7 Hours
Meal Plan :{Breakfast and Lunch}

3 Days 2 Nights Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari Prices

3 Days 2 Nights Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari Prices Include:

Park Ranger Fees + Relevant Government Taxes + 3 Meals Per Day while on safari + Full-time English speaking Driver/ Guide + Meet & greet at Hotel/ Home in Kampala + Service of an English Speaking Professional Driver Guide + Game Drive to Kasenyi trail + 2 Game Drive Per Day while in Queen Elizabeth National Park + Accommodation for 2 Nights Based on Twin/ Double Occupancy + 2 hour Boat Trip on Kazinga Channel Queen Elizabeth National Park + Park entry fees for 2 Nights/ 3 Days to Queen Elizabeth National Park + Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends & Round trip transportation from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park and back to Kampala

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Notes

* The price of the safari depends on the accommodation you choose (budget, midrange, or luxury)
* Day 3
: This is an optional excursion (Extra Cost): Early in the morning after breakfast, we drive to Kyambura Gorge for your chimp trekking where you head off for a guided trek through the densely covered and beautiful gorge in search of man’s closest relative, the chimpanzee. The sounds of the chimps carry through the forest very clearly, so approaching and watching these creatures in their natural habitat is a fantastic wildlife-viewing experience.


3 Days 2 Nights Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari Prices Exclude:

* Airfares
* Visa Fees
* Alcohol and spirits
* Personal Travel Insurance
* Optional Chimpanzee trekking
* Soft Drinks at Dinner and lunches at Lodge
* Lunches on the way to and from the National Park
* Tips & gratuities for your driver-guide and lodge staff
* Expenses of personal nature such as; personal insurance, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary, and optional activities

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