Queen Elizabeth Safari Uganda, 3 Days, 2 Nights tour

Queen Elizabeth Safari Uganda Tour

 

QUEEN ELIZABETH UGANDA SAFARI/3 DAYS - 2 NIGHTS

 

Day one:
Early departure out of Kampala or Entebbe. Your safari guide drives through the Busega swamp and on to Masaka road where the paved road passed the local drum makers and the Ugandan mixed farmlands of coffee and bananas. Later, proceed to the Uganda Equator where the guide will show you how the water flows anti clockwise on a different side of the Equator Line, while it flow clockwise on the other side. The Equator guide will then demonstrate how the water then drains straight down, right at the Equator line. Later, we will proceed to mbarara for lunch before heading to Queen Elizabeth national Park. The safari takes you through herds of the long horned Ankole Cattle and the Tea growing areas of Kyamuhunga. At the Rift Valley in Buhweju, the game drive starts in the park as you look out for Elephants, Cape Buffalo, Uganda Kobs and other wildlife. Later, proceed through a game drive in the Leopard Loop in search of the baboons, Giant Forest Hogs, Bush buck, Vervet Monkeys and Leopard before heading to your overnight accommodations arriving for dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.
Meal Plan - Lunch and Dinner.
TRANSIT TIME 6 - 7 HOURS.


Day Two:
If required, please book a wakeup call from the reception and be ready for the Queen Elizabeth safari which starts at around 06:30 in the morning. Your guide will drive to the Kob mating grounds where most of the Lion Hunts take place. On the game drives, it is possible to see herds of the African Cape Buffalo, Elephant, Spotted Hyena, prides of Lions hunting Uganda Kobs, Deffasa waterbuck which are usually seen close to water sources. It is also possible to spot White Backed Vultures on carcases, the striking black headed Gonolek, white browed coucal,yellow throated longclaw, sooty chats and the colorful sooty chat. After the game drive, transfer back to the Hotel for breakfast and relaxing by the pool. The afternoon, we will drive down to the Jetty where the waiting boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel glides through crocodiles, huge schools of Hippo, Cape Buffalo by the banks, monitor Lizards,African Fish eagles, whiskered Terns, cormorants and other bird species that line the banks of the fishing communities. You may also see the local fishermen catching fish using nets. Later, the boat returns to the pier and you will be transferred to Mweya Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meal Plan - Lunch and Dinner.

 

Day Three:
Breakfast in the morning and check out of the Lodge. Have a mid morning game drive to see more of Queen Elizabeth before heading to Mbarara with a picnic lunch. Proceed through the Lake Mburo area where you could see Zebras, Impala and Eland along the main road. After a lunch break along the way, proceed through masaka and return to Kampala, arriving by late evening.
Meal Plan - Breakfast and Lunch.
TRANSIT TIME 6 - 7 HOURS

 


Group Size

Price per person

1

US$2112

2

US$1224

3

US$981

4

US$860

5

US$787

6

US$738

7

US$703

SRS

US$150


Includes:
Accommodation, Meals, Queen Elizabeth Park entry fees, drive on northern bank, cruise on the Kazinga Channel and private 4x4 ground transportation with an English speaking driver guide.

Excludes:
Beverages, tips, and personal expenses.

 

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Queen Elizabeth National Park formerly Kazinga National Park was re-named after the Queen of England during her first safari to Uganda in 1954. The National park is blessed with a variety of Eco-systems ranging from semi-deciduous, tropical forests to green meadows, savanna and swamps on an area of 2000sq. km. The park comprises of the endangered flora and fauna species and has recently been designated a Biosphere Reserve for Humanity under UNESCO.

 

The park also boasts of the famous tree climbing lions, the Uganda kob, and other antelope species, elephants, buffaloes, baboons, chimpanzee among others. The Queen Elizabeth national park provides sanctuary to over 500 species of birds which include the Rare Shoe-billed stork, Carmine, Black bee-eaters, 11 types of King fishers, African fish eagle, raptors, including falcons, eagles and migratory birds. Several Crater Lakes in the northern parts of the park attract wild animals like the Cape Buffalo while others are very popular for the Migrating Flamingos.


A safari to the Queen Elizabeth Park can never be complete without indulging in the launch cruises that are offered on the Kazinga channel. This section of water joins Lake Edward and George and hosts several thousands of hippo, pink backed and white pelicans, African elephants, Cape buffalos as well as the occasional lions, Hyenas or leopards hunting at the water holes. Guided safari walks in Kyambura gorge, Maramagambo forest or the nearby Karinzu Chimp Safari sites offer visitors treks through tropical forests while trailing Wild Chimpanzees on foot. A game drive safari to the Ishasha Sector offers visitors unique experiences of seeing the Tree Climbing Lions and the Topi. Other wildlife includes; Bushbuck, Waterbuck, African Civet, Mongoose, Giant Forest Hog and others.