|Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.||
Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob.
As well as its outstanding wildlife attractions, Queen Elizabeth National Park has a fascinating cultural history. There are many opportunities for visitors to meet the local communities and enjoy storytelling, dance, music and more. The gazetting of the park has ensured the conservation of its ecosystems, which in turn benefits the surrounding communities.Three days safari featuring Queen Elizabeth National Park, a region of varied habitats including open grassland with thickets, thick bush, forest, swamps and lake-shore, and home to the famous tree-climbing lions.
Day 1: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Depart Kampala for Queen Elizabeth National Park. En route, you will stop by the Uganda Equator to take pictures or shop for souvenirs. After lunch at the Hotel in Mbarara, head for the East African Rift valley before arriving in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge. Approx. Transit time: 6 hrs
Day 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park
After an early morning cup of tea at 6:30am, depart for a game drive on the northerly parts of the park along the Kasenyi track. This is the best time for opportunities of viewing the cats in action. Later, return for breakfast. In the afternoon, take a boat cruise on the Kazinga for solitary Buffalo, Hippo and other animals at the edge of the channel as they cool off. European migrant birds like the terns and gulls congregate here in large flocks. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 3: Kampala
After a relaxed breakfast, drive back to Kampala. End of services. Approx Transit time: 6hrs