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3 Days Uganda Camping Safari, Queen Elizabeth National Park Camping Tour Uganda

3 Days Uganda Camping Safari, Queen Elizabeth National Park Camping Tour Uganda

3 Days Uganda Camping Safari – SAFARI OVERVIEW

3 days Uganda camping safari is a 2nights/3 days camping safari in Uganda offering a wonderful wildlife -Big Game viewing tour in Queen Elizabeth National Park, the most popular Uganda safari park with fantastic scenery and abundant wildlife. Beginning and ending in Kampala, this 3-day Uganda camping safari tour takes you southwest with stops at the Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for photoshoots and Igongo Cultural Centre for a traditional meal.

Continue your drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, a 1,978km² park situated on the floor of the Great Rift Valley with the snowcapped Rwenzori Mountains as its backdrop. ‘Queen’ is primarily associated with grassy savannahs plains, but this impressive park also includes within its boundaries leafy rainforests, moist acacia woodland, lakes, rivers, dense papyrus swamps, and extinct volcanic crater cones with lakes. As a result, it has one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world, including a total of 610 recorded bird species and over 95 species of mammals.

On this 3 day Uganda Camping safari trip, you undertake a thrilling 3-4 hours morning game drive in search of Lions, Leopards, Buffalos, Elephants, Hyenas, Hippos, Uganda Kobs, Topis, Giant Forest Hogs, Waterbucks, Bushbucks, and Warthogs. You will cruise on the Kazinga Channel to view the world’s densest concentration of hippo, crocodiles, and several of the park’s 610 bird species.

You will end this amazing 3 day Uganda camping safari with a Chimpanzee tracking safari in Uganda in the 100-meter forested Kyambura Gorge or the ‘Valley of Apes’ in search of a habituated troop of Chimpanzees, our closest living genetic relatives.

You can book or tailor this 3 Days Uganda safari tour/adventurous camping Uganda safari to fit your budget and interests

3 Days Uganda Camping Safari – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

Game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel

Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge

Photoshoots at the Uganda Equator

Traditional lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre

3 Days Uganda Camping Safari – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1& 2: Equator crossing, Igongo Cultural Center & Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 3: Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth Park & Kampala

3 Days Uganda Camping Safari – SAFARI HIGHLIGHT

Day 1: Depart from Kampala for Queen Elizabeth National Park. Make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe & Igongo Cultural Center for traditional lunch en route.

Day 2: Do morning game drive & afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise.

Day 3: Do Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge & transfer to Kampala.

3 Days Uganda Camping Safari – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1 of the 3 Days Uganda Camping Safari: Depart From Kampala For Queen Elizabeth National Park. Make a stop at Uganda Equator Crossing Kayabwe & Igongo Cultural Center for Traditional Lunch En Route.

After early morning breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala, you will be picked up by your tour guide at 6:30 am drive to Queen Elizabeth National park, located in Western Uganda. Make a stop at the Equator 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.

Continue on the drive and make another stop at Igongo Cultural Center 12km to Mbarara town for lunch. Here, you are 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.

Continue on the drive to arrive in Queen Elizabeth National Park in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the day: – The Uganda Equator experience and traditional lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre.

Accommodation: –

Luxury/Upmarket: – Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury Safari Tents)/Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Midrange/Standard: – Kasenyi Safari Camp/Bush Lodge (self-contained tents)

Budget/Basic: – Bush Lodge (non -self-contained tents)/Camping at Twin Lakes Campsite

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services of the day:-

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • Uganda Equator crossing experience
  • Lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Centre

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

  • Night game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park

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

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

Have an early morning breakfast at around 6.00 am. After breakfast, embark on a 3-4 hours game drive in the classic savannah plains of the Kasenyi sector. This section of the park, aside from the fantastic wildlife, is also the prettiest in the park, especially in the golden light of the morning. Look for lions, buffalos, elephants, leopards, hyenas, waterbucks, bushbucks, warthogs, giant forest hogs, Uganda kobs, Hippos, and various smaller creatures.

Though the major attraction for you is of course the mammals, birding within Queen 

Elizabeth National Park is wonderful. You spend some time ticking a good number of special species such as Grey-crowned crane, Red-throated spurfowl, Yellow-throated longclaw, White-backed vulture, White-headed vulture, African Skimmer, Long-crested Eagle, Black-bellied Bustard, and Brown Snake Eagle, to name just a few. Return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch.

In the afternoon, transfer to Mweya Jetty for another astonishing activity planned; the 2-hour boat trip on the 40 Kazinga channel which flows between Lakes George and Edward. One of the world’s densest concentrations of hippo lives here, as well as large numbers of elephants, crocodiles, and water birds like African Open-billed, Yellow-billed, and Saddle-billed Storks; Water Thick-knee and Pelicans. Retire from the activity and do a game drive along the channel track as you connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation: –

Luxury/Upmarket: – Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury Safari Tents)/Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Midrange/Standard: – Kasenyi Safari Camp/Bush Lodge (self-contained tents)

Budget/Basic: – Bush Lodge (non -self-contained tents)/Camping at Twin Lakes Campsite

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services of the day:-

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

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

  • Bush breakfast
  • Birding
  • Interactive cultural village visits
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge or the nearby Kalinzu Forest
  • Night game drive
  • Lion tracking

Day 3 of the 3 Days Uganda Camping Safari: Do Chimpanzee Trekking In Kyambura Gorge & Transfer To Kampala.

Wake up for breakfast after which you embark on the chimpanzee trekking in the 100-meter deep

Kyambura gorge. This striking geological feature is known as “the Valley of Apes” and is another world unto itself. The view from the top is amazingly impressive with a deep sunken gorge covered in lush tropical vegetation.

You will hike down the steep slopes in search of chimpanzees. As you look for the chimps, you will encounter several other primates including the red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus, baboons, and Vervet monkeys. You will also see your fair share of colorful bird species.

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.  While the chances of spotting chimpanzees are not as high here as in Kibale Forest or Kalinzu Forest, this landscape is among the most impressive in Uganda and absolutely worth visiting. Retreat from the encounter which tends to take 2 – 5 hours and embark on the transfer to Kampala

Meal Plan: – Breakfast

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge
  • Transfer to Kampala

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

  • Bush breakfast
  • Birding
  • Chimpanzee tracking in the nearby Kalinzu Forest
  • Lion tracking

End of the 3 Days Uganda Camping Safari

3 Days Uganda Camping Safari − SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee tracking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

3 Days Uganda Camping Safari − SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)
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