Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Duration: 3 Days

Starting from: USD$780

  • Rates are per person and based on 2 people sharing 1 room
  • Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)

Highlights: a boat launch on the Kazinga Channel and a game drive with chances of seeing elephants, lions, Uganda kobs, warthogs, hippopotamus, buffalo, plus more and plenty of birds like the artial Eagle, African Skimmer, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Pinkbacked Pelican, African Broadbill, Black Bee-eater, Papyrus Gonolek, White-tailed Lark, White-winged Warbler, Papyrus Canary and many more.

Meals each day indicated as breakfast-lunch-dinner (B-L-D)

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Best time to go
June to August and December to February (Drier trails make for easy mountain gorilla tracking)

High Season
June to September (Gorilla permits need to be booked long in advance at any time of the year)

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular savanna reserve and has the widest variety of wildlife of any Ugandan park. The variety of habitats include grassland savanna, forests, wetlands and lakes. This provides the setting for an extensive range of large mammals and primates. Four of the Big five are present and regularly seen. Rhinos are absent.

The park is set against a backdrop of the Ruwenzori Mountains. Additional scenic points are Kazinga Channel between Lake Edward and Lake George and at least 10 crater lakes. The most accessible part of the park is open savanna, but large forest areas are open to the public. These include the forested Kyambura gorge and the extensive Maramagambo forest in the southeast.

Leopard sightings are common and the Isasha sector is famous for its tree-climbing lions. Huge herds of buffalo and elephants are found in the savanna areas of the park. An amazing number of hippos inhabit the Kazinga channel on which daily boat trips are conducted. Chimps can be tracked and several antelope and other primate species are present. Giraffe and zebra are absent.

Things to consider:

  • Mid-range tour – Accommodated tour
  • Group Tour – The tour is run for more than 2 people at a go
  • Can depart any day? – This tour can depart any day
  • Can be customised? – This tour can be customized
  • Minimun require age – Suitable for ages16 and older
Tour Summary (See full day-by-day for more details)
  • You’ll go to Uganda uganda safaris
  • This tour starts and ends in Kampala (Uganda) – Getting there & away
  • You’ll visit Kamapala (city), Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kazinga Channel, Kyanbura Gorge.
  • Activities: Tree Climbing Lions, Game Drive, Bird Watching, Site Seeing
  • Getting around: 4×4 Safari Landcruiser / Minivan
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included

Day One

Arrival
Your guide/driver will pick you up from a location in Kampala and head westwards via the Equator with a lunch stop in Mbarara before continuing to the Park to check in. Queen Elizabeth National Park is a preferred destination for most tourists to Uganda mostly likely because of it varied eco system which consists, a beautiful expanse of savannah, craters, lakes, and wildlife. Enjoy a short game drive on arrival before checking in for the night.

Dinner and overnight accommodation options: Simba Safari Camp –budget, Ihamba Safari Lodge –mid range, Mweya Safari Lodge- up-market. Meal plan: L-D

Day Two

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. Return to the Lodge/Camp for late breakfast. Right after lunch, we will drive out to take a cruise on the Kazinga channel. Queen Elizabeth National Park boasts one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world.

Dinner and overnight accommodation options: Simba Safari Camp –budget, Ihamba Safari Lodge –mid range, Mweya Safari Lodge- up-market. Meal plan: B-L-D

Day Three

Leave the lodge at 8:00am, drive to the Kyambura Gorge for a primate walk. A walk in the forest here allows for sights of chimpanzees, black & white Colobus monkey, Vervet monkey, olive baboon and the occasional leopard.

After the primate walk, we drive to Kampala. Meal plan: B-L

End of safari.

Transportation

By Road (4×4 Custom Safari vehicle), it will take you around 5hours from Kampala with about 305 km. Paara covers a distance of about 85km from Masindi town by the shortest route.

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Accommodation Options:

Kampala options:

  1. Red Chilli Hide Away – budget,
  2. Cassia Lodge-mid – mid range,
  3. Serena Hotel – up-market
  4. Meal plan: B-L-D

QENP Options:

  1. Simba Safari Camp-budget,
  2. Ihamba Safari Lodge-mid-range,
  3. Mweya Safari Lodge-up-range.

Meal plan: B-L-D

Included in the price

 

  • Ground transport
  • An English speaking driver/guide
  • A visit to Sipi Falls
  • A boat activities in the park as indicated
  • A chimpanzee permit
  • A gorilla permit
  • A hike to the foot hills of Mount Rwenzori
  • Game drives as indicted
  • A visit to the source of the Nile
  • A village experience
  • A visit to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Either water rafting or bungee jumping
  • Accommodation for 20 nights
  • Meals as indicated against each day.
  • Park entry fees
  • 2litres of bottled water daily while in the vehicle

Excluded:

  • Entry visas and flights
  • Items of personal nature/tips/laundry
  • Personal insurance
  • Sodas/alcohol/ teas and extra water
  • Extra meals and activities
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