3 days Queen Elizabeth National Park
The 3 days Safari will take you to Uganda’s most visited National Park- Queen Elizabeth National Park one of; it covers an area 1,978 sq.km, found in the Western part of the country, approximately 376 km from Kampala. It is classified with various ecosystems such as the dazzling lakes, kazinga channel, extensive savannah, humid forests and also lush wetlands.
Close to 100 species of mammals and about 606 types of birds dwell within this park and among them are the: large schools of hippos, large forest hogs and the good-look Uganda kobs which are all commonly seen in the tourist villages on the magnificent Mweya Peninsula which prides in a beautiful waterfront locale within the shadows of Mountain Rwenzori. However, the isolated Ishasha Sector is prominent for the resident tree-climbing lions, the Maramagambo forest is habitat to an attractive diversity of monkeys plus birds, the crater lakes hold thousands of the beautiful pink flamingos, while the Kyambura Gorge is habitat to habituated Chimpanzees.
Day 1: Travel from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Wake up early, enjoy a morning breakfast from the hotel after which you will be picked from there by your guide at 7:30 am who will brief you and you embark on the 6 hours journey to Queen Elizabeth. Along the way you will have few stopovers at the Equator, here you will take enough photographs and in Mbarara town at Agip Motel for your lunch.
Thereafter proceed to the Park as you drive through the spectacular landscape characterized with open grasslands, Ankole log horned cattle, tea plantations, the Rift valley Escarpment and various woodlands. Reach the park in late afternoon and have a game drive as you drive to your lodge. Have dinner and there spend an Overnight.
Meal Plan; Lunch &Dinner
Accommodation options; Katara Lodge/Mweya safari lodge (Luxury), Kasenyi Safari Camp/Ihamba Safari Lodge (Mid-range), Irungu Forest Safari Lodge Simba safari camp (Budget)
Day 2: Morning Game drive and afternoon Boat safari
Begin your day with a delicious cup of coffee/tea before getting on with the game drive on different trails in the park including the Kasenyi trail.
Along the Kasenyi trail there is a great opportunity of seeing various animals like water bucks, Uganda Kobs, elephants, buffaloes, lions, warthogs as well as various birds. After the drive, go back and have breakfast and also lunch at your lodge.
Later during the afternoon, you will take pleasure in cruising on a 2 hours boat safari along Kazinga channel that connects Lake George and Lake Edward, while on the boat you will see a good number of animals like Hippos, Nile crocodiles, buffaloes, warthogs, elephants, kobs among others and also a collection of birds like the malachite kingfishers, pink backed pelicans, on the banks and in trees. Have Dinner and Overnight.
Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
Accommodation options; Katara Lodge/Mweya safari lodge (Luxury), Kasenyi Safari Camp/Ihamba Safari Lodge (Mid-range), Irungu Forest Safari Lodge/Simba safari camp (Budget)
Day 3: Departure to Kampala
With the superb memories of the past two days, you will enjoy a heavy and tasty breakfast. Then head out to the Katwe salt mines. The salt mining is mainly done by ladies and you will have time to be taken through the entire process of making salt from lake water. You will engage in the process and have personal interactions and hear stories about this wondrous place. There proceed to the Basongola community experience, interact with them and have lunch in the village and after begin your journey back to Kampala. Along the way, also have a stopover at Mpambire drum centre where you will see how drums are made by the locals and also be in position to buy some souvenirs, proceed to Kampala, where you will be dropped off at your hotel in the evening or airport depending on the time of your flight.
End of Safari
Tour inclusions; Touring and photography, Full-time tour guide (English speaking), Transportation, Accommodation (Full board), Bottled drinking water and all mentioned activities.
Tour Exclusions; Visas, International flights, Tips, Laundry services, Kampala hotel fees, Beverages/ drinks and any other optional activities.
END OF SAFARI, THANK YOU