6 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Safari Extra

Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari

Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Safari Extra

Overview

The Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Safari Extra, takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s second largest national park, with plenty of wildlife, birds and primates. This park is a notable safari destination for wildlife tours, chimpanzee tracking, birding watching, and boat cruises among others. It also has spectacular sceneries including Crater Lakes and rolling savannah plains overlooking the snow capped Rwenzori Mountain ranges.

Safari Highlights

  • Equator experience
  • Game drives
  • Boat launch on Kazinga channel
  • Primates viewing
  • Nature walk
  • Birds viewing

Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

You will be met at the airport by our safari guide who will transfer you to the hotel reserved for you in Kampala. Dinner and overnight will be at this hotel.

Day 2: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park (417 Kms)

You will depart Kampala in the morning after breakfast and travel westwards through Uganda’s beautiful green countryside to the Queen Elizabeth National park.  The journey will take 6-7 hours with stopovers at areas of tourist attraction such as the Royal Drum makers’ village and the Equator for an opportunity to stand in two hemispheres at the same time. You will continue through the savannah grasslands with lots of banana plantations and several herds of local long horned Ankole cattle endemic to this part of the country. You will get to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the evening. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge reserved for you.

  • Luxury Lodge: Mweya Safari Lodge: Katara Lodge/ Jacana Lodge 
  • Mid-range moderate: Bush Lodge (in rooms) / Simba Safari Camp in rooms/ Buffalo Safari Resort/ Enganzi Lodge/ Ihamba Safari Lodge
  • Budget facility: Kazinga Channel View Lodge/ Simba Safari Camp in tents/ Bush Lodge in tents  
  • Meal Plan: Dinner.

Day 3: Game drive and boat cruise

You will set off early (about 6.30am) for a morning game drive, an awesome experience to spot the animals in natural habitats.  Expect to see the famous Big Five; Elephant, Buffalos, Lions, Bush bucks, Kobs, Giant forest hog, Hyenas leopards, antelopes, and Waterbucks as well as birds. You will return for breakfast and relax till lunch. In the afternoon you will take a launch cruise along the amazing Kazinga channel to see at close range the water animals to include Hippos, Buffalos, and Crocodiles. There is also a variety of bird species on the water banks especially the famous Shoebill, pelican and Jacana. Dinner and overnight will be at your lodge.

  • Luxury Lodge: Mweya Safari Lodge: Katara Lodge/ Jacana Lodge 
  • Mid-range moderate: Bush Lodge (in rooms) / Simba Safari Camp in rooms/ Buffalo Safari Resort/ Enganzi Lodge/ Ihamba Safari Lodge
  • Budget facility: Kazinga Channel View Lodge/ Simba Safari Camp in tents/ Bush Lodge in tents  
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4: Primates tracking and nature walks

After breakfast, you can proceed to either Kyambura Gorge for Chimp tracking, visit the bat cave or visit the Blue Lake. You will later drive back to Kampala arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight will be at your reserved hotel.

  • Luxury Lodge: Mweya Safari Lodge: Katara Lodge/ Jacana Lodge 
  • Mid-range moderate: Bush Lodge (in rooms) / Simba Safari Camp in rooms/ Buffalo Safari Resort/ Enganzi Lodge/ Ihamba Safari Lodge
  • Budget facility: Kazinga Channel View Lodge/ Simba Safari Camp in tents/ Bush Lodge in tents  
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5: Primates tracking and nature walks

After breakfast, you will leave for Maramagambo Forest – one of Uganda’s exceptional tropical forests to search for chimpanzees and other

primates. You will return to your accommodation for Lunch and in the afternoon take a nature walk to visit the bat caves and the fabled Blue Lake. You will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Luxury Lodge: Mweya Safari Lodge: Katara Lodge/ Jacana Lodge 
  • Mid-range moderate: Bush Lodge (in rooms) / Simba Safari Camp in rooms/ Buffalo Safari Resort/ Enganzi Lodge/ Ihamba Safari Lodge
  • Budget facility: Kazinga Channel View Lodge/ Simba Safari Camp in tents/ Bush Lodge in tents  
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6: Travel to Kampala

After breakfast, you will be taken to Kaaku swamp to look for birds such as the Rufous-bellied Heron, Lesser Jacana, Lesser Moorhen and shoe bill among others. After the birding experience at Kaaku Swamp you will leave for to Kampala for overnight or transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

This safari package includes;

  • Transportation (type of car ) 4WD min van with pop up roof for excellence safari view.
  • Gorilla permit (a US$600 value)
  • All fuel for the trip.
  • Boat cruise
  • Game drive
  • Driver / guide.
  • Guide ranger fees.
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary.
  • All activities are described in the itinerary.
  • Park fee is according to the program.
  • Meals are according to the program.

However, the package excludes:  Personal Expenses like:, tobacco, telephone, drinks, laundry, porter fee, personal insurance, Visa , and tips to guides

Enquire about this safari.

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