Queen Elizabeth National Park

Overview

This is a 3 day safari to arguably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination, Queen Elizabeth National Park.

The safari will start from your point of pickup to Queen. It is recorded that the park has over 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species. This park is equally recorded as the most popular tourist destination (Uganda Wildlife Authority).

The park is Located in western Uganda, shared by districts of Kasese, Bundibugyo and Bushenyi, Queen Elizabeth. The park lies 5-6 hours from Kampala on a surfaced road via Mbarara, and can be reached on a dirt road from Bwindi. The park can also be reached via Ishasha sector, which is south of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The park has the Big Five, over 600 bird species and 10 primate species.

Highlights

Game drives, launch cruises on Kazinga Channel, tree-climbing lions, bird watching.

Itinerary

Day 1: Tree Climbing Lions

We depart from Kampala at 0800am driving southwest. The drive today takes you across the equator, through amazing highlands with beautiful tea estates and awesome landscape.

We will make a lunch stop in Mbarara. The drive today including all stops will be approximately 6hr 37min covering a distance of 386km.

Please look out for species such as the widowbird, barbet, cinnamon chested bee-eater, snake eagle, kingfisher, lesser striped swallow, zitting cisiticola, grey-backed shrike, common fiscal and starling and among others.

We will check in at our accommodation, and take an evening game drive in Kasenyi Plains or play the Queen Elizabeth Snapshot Safari Game.

  • Mweya Safari Lodge
  • Jacana Safari Lodge
  • Katara Lodge

  • Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge
  • Simba Safari Camp
  • Buffalo Safari Resort
  • Enganzi Lodge
  • Ihamba Safari Lodge

  • Kazinga Channel View Resort
  • Simba Safari Camp (tents)
  • Mweya Hostels
  • Bush Lodge (tents)

Day 2: Land and Water Safari

We will be up early today, depart at 0630am for a morning game drive.

This morning we aim to catch the big cats i.e. lions as they hunt or feed on their morning kill. Lions mostly hunt as the day dawns in because the temperatures are cooler and more hunting-friendly for the king of the jungle.

Other sights to expect are hyenas before they disappear into the thickets, Cape buffalo, the handsome Uganda kob, warthog, elephant, leopard, and waterbuck.

Right after lunch, we will drive to Mweya to take a cruise on the Kazinga Channel where the boat floats past hippos and crocodiles. Queen Elizabeth National Park boasts one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world.

  • Mweya Safari Lodge
  • Jacana Safari Lodge
  • Katara Lodge

  • Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge
  • Simba Safari Camp
  • Buffalo Safari Resort
  • Enganzi Lodge
  • Ihamba Safari Lodge

  • Kazinga Channel View Resort
  • Simba Safari Camp (tents)
  • Mweya Hostels
  • Bush Lodge (tents)

Day 3: Chimp Tracking in Kyambura Gorge – Kampala

Leave the lodge after a delicious breakfast and drive to the Kyambura Gorge for a primate walk.

A walk in the forest here allows for sights of chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkey, vervet monkey, olive baboon etc.

After the primate walk, we drive to Kampala. End of safari and depending on your flight schedule, you will be dropped at the airport or your final destination. Thank you for allowing us to create incredible memories with you.

Inclusions

  • Private transportation and fuel
  • Park entrance fees
  • Bottled water on the vehicle
  • Park ranger fees
  • Guide fee
  • Boat cruises

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Duration

3 days/2 nights days