3 Days Queen Elizabeth Safari

Queen Elizabeth National Park covers an area of about 1978 km2; its position provides a magnificent view of the rift valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and Gorge. Its well know to be habitat of about 95 mammal along with 612 species of birds.Formerly,a historian known as Douglas Willocks talked about the various features that led to the formation of the park in 1952.

Queen Elizabeth National Park has one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any national park in the world, over 500 different bird species and about 100 mammal species.

The grassland plains supports a variety of wildlife safari animals which can be viewed from a vehicle on the network of tracks designated in the park. About 20 predators are found in the park such as lions, leopards, side stripped jackal and spotted hyena among others.

Common Antelopes species include the kob, bush buck, topi and water buck. Other animals which can even be found at mweya peninsular are;Buffaloes, elephants, warthogs and hippos. There are also various primate species are available in the park including chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkey, black and white colobus monkey, olive baboons among others. The Ishasha sector is famously known for its tree climbing lions and it is also known to host the world’s highest concentration of hippos..

Day by Day Itinerary

3 Days Queen Elizabeth safari


Day 1: Queen Elizabeth National Park, viewing Rwenzoris, lots of craters lakes and wild animals
Depart from Kampala heading southwest across the country, through Mbarara town, the home to the impressive long horn 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 enroute.On Uganda Tour - Tourist Seeing Wild Lions Mating and Leopard Hunting in Queen elizabeth National Park

Up-market/ Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari Lodge
Mid-range: Queen Elizabeth Safari Lodge 

Day 2: Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Game drive to see lions, leopard, elephant, buffallo, etc
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 trLeopards have been sighted in Queen Elizabeth National Park on toursip 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 or Jacana Safari Lodge

Day 3: visit the crater lakes region, Baboon cliffs and 14th Century Katwe Salt works, Depart for Kampala 
arriving early in the evening.

 

Inclusions
  • Transport in a safari-designed vehicle
  • All park entrance fees
  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari
  • Services of our professional driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Transport in a safari-designed vehicle
  • International air transportation to and from Nairobi
  • Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.
  • Christmas, New Year and Easter supplements
  • Drinks
  • Cultural visits e.g. To Maasai villages
  • Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after the safari