4 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife safari in Uganda – overview

This wildlife safari rewards you with a great opportunity of having an amazing game drive in the park seeing, Uganda kobs, elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, and elusive leopards to list a few. You will have a boat ride on the Kazinga channel where you will spot different bird species like kingfishers then watch animals like crocodiles, hippos in the water, elephants, buffaloes, and warthog drinking water at lake shores. Other activities include Birding, Chimpanzee tracking and Hiking.

Queen Elizabeth Park - Tree climbing lions

Brief itinerary

  • Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park 
  • Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise
  • Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking and visiting Lake Katwe
  • Day 4: Transfer to Kampala

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Kampala>Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Jewel Safaris professional driver guide will meet you at the hotel, brief you about the safari and then set off to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will drive through Masaka – Mbarara highway with a brief stopover at the Royal drum makers at Mpambire to have a great experience of how these local drums are made and at the Uganda equator for a photoshoot. You will then proceed to the park for hot lunch at Tembo restaurant. After lunch, you will have an afternoon relaxation at the lodge as you await dinner later in the evening.

Day 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will have breakfast and head out for a game drive in the Kasenyi plains exposing you to species like African elephants, African Cape buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, leopards, lions, and the park boasts a record of over 600 bird species. After, you will drive back to the lodge for hot lunch and shortly after take a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel. The Kazinga channel is a 42km stretch, connecting Lake George and Lake Edward with rewarding big herds buffaloes, schools of hippos, Nile crocodiles, and different bird species like the rare African skimmers and Lesser Flamingos. After the cruise, you can opt for a sundowner at one of the crater lakes or transfer back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight. boat cruise in queen Elizabeth national park

Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking and Lake Katwe. After your early breakfast, you will take a short game drive at the Kasenyi plains in search of more wildlife and also visit Lake Bunyampaka salt mine and later transfer to Kalinzu forest for chimp tracking. During the walk into the forest, you get to view the ranges of mountain Rwenzori, Lake George, and the Kazinga channel’s beauty. The forest has about 414 tree species, over 378 bird species that can expand your birding experience, about 6 different primates, and 262 butterfly species. Depending on the movement of the chimpanzees, the activity can take us about 2-4 hours. After lunch, you will drive to Lake Katwe. Lake Katwe water is served by streams and without any outlet hence making it a salty lake with intense evaporation during the dry season with concertation of minerals in the hypersaline water.

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth>Kampala. After breakfast, you will check out and embark on your journey back to Kampala with optional drop-off at your hotel or at the airport for your flight on arrival.

Accommodation is booked in accordance with your preferences and depending on your budget and availability.

Package includes

  • Chimpanzee trekking permits
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Kampala
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English-speaking driver-guide
  • All park entrance fees
  • Bottled water (2 bottles per day)
  • Meals included till dinner

Package excludes

  • Activities not listed in the itinerary
  • Laundry services
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
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