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3 Days Queen Elizabeth Safari in Uganda Tour – Big5, Birding & Culture

3 Days Queen Elizabeth Safari in Uganda Tour

3 Days Queen Elizabeth Safari − SAFARI OVERVIEW

Our 3 days Queen Elizabeth Safari is an amazing 2 nights/3 day Queen Elizabeth Safari in Uganda wildlife tour that offers you a site of the iconic Big Five wild game during game drives, superb bird watching & cultural tours!

3 Days Queen Elizabeth Safari in Uganda TourPrime Uganda Safaris & Tours organizes short Uganda safaris to Queen Elizabeth Park in the southwest of the country to meet the safari needs of busy or time-bad travelers who would love to explore the amazing abundant wildlife of Uganda.

The 1978 km2 Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular park, named after the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, after her visit to the park in 1952. The park is situated on the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley in a fertile, equatorial area and has beautiful scenery.

2 Days Budget Uganda Safari to Queen Elizabeth National ParkThis impressive park features a fabulously diverse landscape: grassy savannah plains, tropical rainforests, moist acacia woodlands, natural volcanic crater lakes, freshwater lakes, and a variety of wetland habitats. As a result, it has one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any nature reserve in the world, including 95 species of Uganda mammals and over 610 species of Uganda birds.

The park is famous for its tree-climbing lions but also hosts savannah Lions Elephants, Buffalos, Leopards, Hippos, Crocodiles, Giant forest hogs, and plenty of antelope species.

The 3 days Queen Elizabeth safari in Uganda incorporates magical wildlife viewing and the recreational boat cruise along with the 45km long Kazinga Chanel to view some of the highest concentrations of hippos in the world.

This 3 Uganda safari trip also offers an optional Chimpanzee tracking safari in Uganda, in the jungle-filled Kyambura gorge, a beautiful slice of green in the savannah with a habituated troop of chimpanzees.

This is a perfect value-for-your-money Uganda safari tour that can be customized to your budget and interests – please contact us!!

3 Days Queen Elizabeth Safari in Uganda Tour PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  1. Amazing game drives in the scenic Kasenyi plains
  2. Boat cruise on the spectacular Kazinga Channel
  3. Photo shoots at the Uganda Equator

3 Days Queen Elizabeth Safari SAFARI HIGHLIGHT

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 2: Do Morning game drive & Afternoon Kazinga Channel Launch Cruise

Day 3: Morning game drive/Optional Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge and  Transfer to Kampala.

3 Days Queen Elizabeth Safari Uganda Tour DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1 of the 3 Days Queen Elizabeth Safari: Transfer from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

After an early morning breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala, you will be picked up by your tour guide at 6:30 am and embark on 387km or 6-7 hours’ drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, located in Western Uganda.

We will make a stop at the Uganda Equator Line at Kayabwe (about 77km from Kampala) for photo shoots with one leg in the southern hemisphere and the other in the northern hemisphere. You can also perform water experiments to justify the geographical divide between the two hemispheres.

There are craft centers at the site where you can get yourself a souvenir as a remembrance of your safari in Uganda. We will continue on the drive and make another stop at Igongo Cultural Center 12km to Mbarara town for lunch.

Here, you’re served organically grown and freshly prepared African cuisine at the famous Kahwa Kanuzire restaurant literally translated as it’s finished when it is still sweet.

We continue on the drive to arrive in Queen Elizabeth National Park through Bushenyi and enjoy the beautiful view of the tea plantations of southwestern Uganda and the Rwenzori Mountains. Upon arrival, we will check in at the Lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the day: – The equator experience and scenic drive through Uganda’s countryside.

Accommodation:-

  • Upmarket/Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge, Mazike Valley Lodge/Katara Lodge
  • Midrange/Standard: Enganzi Game Lodge/Bush Lodge/Kasenyi Safari Camp
  • Budget / Basic: Pumba Safari Cottages/Park View Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – 387km or 6-7 hours

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • The Equator experience

Day 2 of the 3 Days Queen Elizabeth Safari: Do Morning Game Drive & Afternoon Kazinga Channel Launch Cruise.

After breakfast at around 7.00 a.m., we will embark on a 3-4 hours game drive encounter in the scenic savannah plains of the Kasenyi area during which you will expect to see a range of wild games such as Lions, Elephants, Buffalos, Waterbucks, Uganda kobs, Spotted hyenas, Leopards, Waterbucks, Bushbucks, Warthogs, Giant forest hogs and many others.

The other sights include those of birds such as Grey crown cranes, Red-throated spurfowl, Yellow-throated longclaw, Palm-nut vultures, African white-backed vulture, Hooded vulture, Ruppell’s griffon vultures, Brown snake eagles, Lappet-faced vulture, Wahlberg’s eagle, Bateleur, Martial eagle, Grey kestrel, Long-created eagle, African crake, Black-bellied bustard, Temminck’s courser, Crowned plover, Senegal plover and African wattled plover among others.

After the game drive, we will connect to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon, we drive to Mweya Jetty for a boat cruise commencing at 2 p.m. This 2-hour boat trip on the 40 Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes George and Edward offers an opportunity to view some highest concentration of hippos in the world.

You will also be fascinated by the large numbers of crocodiles, and Elephants, buffalos on the shore along with numerous waterbirds including Saddle bellied stork, Pink-backed pelicans, Black-headed gonolek, Yellow-billed stork, White-billed stork, African jacana, African fish eagle, and White-faced Whistling duck. Retreat from the activity and do a game drive along the channel track as you connect to the lodge for your overnight.

The highlight of the day: – An amazing wild boat cruise along the spectacular Kazinga Channel.

Accommodation:-

  • Upmarket/Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge, Mazike Valley Lodge/Katara Lodge
  • Midrange/Standard: Enganzi Game Lodge/Bush Lodge/Kasenyi Safari Camp
  • Budget / Basic: Pumba Safari Cottages/Park View Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Morning game drive in Kasenyi
  • Afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga channel
  • Evening game drive along the channel track

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day include:-

  • Lion tracking
  • Birding
  • Cultural visits
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Forest
  • Night game drive

Day 3 of the 3 Days Queen Elizabeth Safari: Do a Morning Game Drive/Optional Chimpanzee Trekking in Kyambura Gorge and Transfer to Kampala.

We will wake up for breakfast at around 7:00 am after which we will connect to the park to do another game drive to explore more games and even spot those that you might have missed the previous day and then embark on the transfer to Kampala City.

Alternatively, embark on a 2-3 Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge which starts at 8.00 a.m. This thrilling encounter involves sloping down a gorge of 100m deep with sights of magical lush mature tropical forest thriving below sea level. Hiking the gorge’s steep slopes in search of chimps is a challenging task but the whole encounter to go beyond the chimps.

You will see several other primates including Black-and-white colobus monkeys, Vervet monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys and Olive baboons along with numerous bird species such as Great blue turaco, Black-and-white casqued hornbills, Black bee-eaters, and Blue bellied kingfishers and many others reside in the gorge.

The eventual encounter with the chimpanzees as they munch fruits, make pant-hooting calls, socialize, patrol, copulate, and roll themselves in tree branches derive an exciting memory that will last for a lifetime. After chimpanzee tracking in Uganda, embark on the transfer to Kampala.

The highlight of the day: – The rewarding morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Meal Plan: – Breakfast & Lunch

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Morning game drive
  • Transfer to Kampala

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day include:-

  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge

End of the 3 Days Queen Elizabeth Safari

SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Full-time English professional safari driver guide
  • 4×4 safari van/4×4 Safari land cruiser with poop up roof for game viewing with functional A/C
  • Full board accommodation
  • Boat cruise fees
  • Wi-Fi Internet on board the safari vehicle
  • Bottled water

 SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • International &domestic flight fees
  • Visa fees
  • Laundry services
  • Items of personal nature
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Other beverages/ drinks
  • Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary above

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