Queen Elizabeth NP Safari

3 Days- Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari

Queen Elizabeth National Park is a 7 hour drive from Kampala, to the south-western area of Uganda. This park is found in the western arm of the Great Rift Valley and has an array of habitats including savannah grass lands, forests, lakes and rivers that …

Highlights:

  • Equator
  • Game drive
  • Launch cruise
  • Crater drive

Queen Elizabeth National Park is a 7 hour drive from Kampala, to the south-western area of Uganda.
This park is found in the western arm of the Great Rift Valley and has an array of habitats including savannah grass lands, forests, lakes and rivers that support a tremendous amount of remarkable birds and various animal species.

Safari Highlights

  • Equator
  • Game drive
  • Launch cruise
  • Crater drive

Day 1: Kampala – Queen Elizabeth National Park
At 7:00 am, your guide will pick you up from your hotel after breakfast.  During your time on the road you will pass through the town of Masaka town stopping in Mpambire, the village where Uganda’s best drum craftsmen are found. Be sure to get yourself one. We shall stop at the Equator for a once in a lifetime photo shoot in either the northern or southern Hemisphere. Our lunch break will be in Mbarara. Reach the Queen Elizabeth National Park and check in your luggage. Do not miss the experience of watching the beautiful sun go down in the wild jungle.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge/camp.

  • Upper range- Katara Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge
  • Medium range- Bush Camp or Ihamba Safari Lodge
  • Budget- Simba safari camp/Hostel
  • Camping or Dorm- Simba Safari camp
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park
All awake by 6:30am in time to warm up with a hot cup of tea.  After a hot breakfast hop into your vehicle and begin your day of safari adventures!  Your drive will take you through herds of buffalo, elephants, and variety of antelope species.  The search for the big cats, as they hunt down their prey, will continue for 3-4 hrs with the help of African Big Five Safari’s well trained guide.  Have your lunch at the Mweya peninsula where you’re bound to have a few warthogs as your guests. After lunch you will head to the channel track for a momentous 2 hour cruise along the 40km Kazinga River. This natural channel connecting Lake Edward and Lake George comes with an astounding population of Hippos wading in the cool waters.  There is a good chance you will also see buffaloes and elephants beating off the afternoon heat along the channel banks. A striking variety of bird species will make your day complete.  The captain of the boat will also have his eyes peeled for the elusive monitor lizards as well!!
Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/Camp

  • Upper range- Katara Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge
  • Medium range-Bush camp or Ihamba Safari Lodge
  • Budget- Hostel/ Simba Safari Camp
  • Camping or Dorm- Simba Safari Lodge
    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth – Kampala
After breakfast, you will have another opportunity to discover the Katwe explosion craters north of Mweya. In Katwe you will be able to see the local salt miners at the lake as well as captivating views of the Kyemengo Crater Lake, Lake Kitagata, the Great Rift Valley and the Rwenzori mountain ranges. Drive back to Kampala with lunch en-route. Drop you at the airport or pre-arranged accommodation.
Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

OR
Opt to have another night in Kampala; you will get a complimentary airport drop with an option to go for your souvenir shopping depending on your time of departure.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation in the Parks on full board basis( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Park entrance fees and all activities as per itinerary
  • 4×4 wheel safari vehicle with a pop up roof top for maximum viewing in the wild.
  • Fuel/ Drivers allowances
  • Service of an English speaking guide/driver
  • Plenty of bottled mineral water

Price excludes:

  • Flight, Visa fees
  • Personal expenses like telephone, laundry, Alcoholic drinks and others alike.
  • All drinks at the lodges
  • Accommodation in Kampala
  • Tips, souvenirs