Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Safari – 3 Days

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Uganda 3 days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari, tour to search for lions, leopard, elephant, buffalo, hyena, hippos, over 600 bird species, Rwenzori mts, antelopes, etc

Queen Elizabeth National Park is described by many as the most beautiful park in Africa. Set in the west of the Great African rift valley, and bordered by the Rwenzori Mountains (the legendary mist-capped ‘Mountains of the Moon’).

Queen Elizabeth incorporates dozens of mirror surfaced crater-lakes, salty and fresh water lakes. There are over 95 mammal including 10 primate species (chimpanzees, vervet, blue, red-tailed, L’Hoest monkey, colobus, baboons), up to 20 predators (lion, leopard, spotted hyena, etc), antelopes, buffaloes, hippos, elephants.

More than 610 bird species (probably the highest total for any national park in Africa, if not the world. In addition to 54 raptors, the checklist includes virtually every waterbird species of Uganda, a variety of woodland and forest species.

  • Day 1: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park Game Drive & Boat Trip
  • Day 3: Departure for Kampala

Day 1: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Depart from Kampala heading south-west across the country, through Mbarara town, the home to the impressive longhorn Ankole cattle. On the way see the royal drum makers, stand on the Equator, bargain at the roadside markets.

Descend to Queen Elizabeth National Park, keeping an eye out for game. A short game drive along the Channel track welcomes you into this park as we proceed for check-in at your lodge.

The Channel track runs parallel with the Kazinga Channel as you drive slowly towards the Katunguru gate. It’s particularly rewarding with warthog, bushbuck, waterbuck and elephants.

Depending on the time limits, you may also like to enjoy a safari game drive in the northern sector of the park, the Baboon Cliff famous for its nice scenery, and good views of the shadows of the mountains of the moon – the Rwenzoris.

Afterwards you drive back to your lodge through large expanses of savannah grasslands as you spot some wildlife en route.

Up-market/Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge | Jacana Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Queen Elizabeth Safari Lodge

Budget price: Simba Safari Camp

Day 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park Game Drive & Boat Trip

We set out early in the morning for a game drive in the northern part of the park on the Kasenyi Track in search of lions, elephants, solitary buffaloes. This is the best time for opportunities of viewing the cats in action owing to the vast population of Uganda Kobs. We have an excellent chance to view just about every animal here at very close range.

Return to the lodge for your breakfast, before heading out for a launch trip along the Kazinga Channel. This gives you the opportunity to view wildlife up close: hippo’s huff and spray at a mere feet away from the boat, buffalo linger in the shallows. The shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many others.

Up-market/Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge | Jacana Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Queen Elizabeth Safari Lodge

Budget price: Simba Safari Camp

Day 3: Departure for Kampala

Depart for Kampala, arriving early in the evening.

Package Includes

  • Transport 4WD safari van
  • Fuel
  • 2 Nights accommodation self contained rooms
  • Park entrance fees
  • Meals
  • Boat ride
  • Community walk
  • An English/German /French/Spanish guide driver.
  • Plus all Uganda Wild life Authority Taxes

Excludes

  • Gorilla Permit
  • International and domestic flights
  • Insurance
  • All kinds of beverages
  • Tips and personal expenditures such as laundry and communication