4 DAYS UGANDA SAFARI − WILDLIFE GAME VIEWING TOUR LAKE MBURO & QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARKS

4 Days Uganda Safari – SAFARI OVERVIEW

4 Days Uganda Safari

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Our 4 days Uganda safari is a 3 nights/4 days safari Uganda tour offering amazing wildlife game viewing in Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth National Park, plus some fantastic surprises thrown into the mix. Starting and ending in Kampala, this 4 days Uganda safari takes us to the scenic Queen Elizabeth Park, Uganda’s most popular savannah park, with a total area of 1978 km2.

Queen Elizabeth is primarily associated with grassy savannah plains, but this impressive park also includes within its boundaries leafy tropical rainforests, moist acacia woodland, fresh water lakes, volcanic crater lakes, and several wetlands habitats. As a result, it has one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world with a total of 610 recorded bird species and more than 96 species of mammals including tree-climbing and savannah Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffalos, chimpanzees, monkeys, and numerous antelopes. Here we will undertake game drives and a stunning boat trip of about two hours along the Kazinga Channel to view some of the largest concentration of hippo in the world and other game with excellent birding.

The 4 days Uganda safari tour also takes us to 370km2 Lake Mburo National Park offering you a historical tour to the 1520 AD Eclipse monument, the cultural encounter at Igongo Cultural Center and the wild game walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park where stand chances of encountering several of the park’s 68 mammal species including Burchell’s Zebras, Rothschild’s Giraffes, Impalas, Elands, Topis, Buffalos and numerous bird species. It is a magical encounter to explore the wild game on foot.

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4 Days Uganda Safari – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park

  A boat cruise along the amazing Kazinga Chanel

  Explore the wild game of Lake Mburo National Park on foot

  A very relaxing wild boat trip on Lake Mburo

  Learn about the culture and history of Uganda

4 Days Uganda Safari – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1 & 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 3: Lake Mburo National Park

Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala

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4 Days Uganda Safari – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park & do an Evening Game Drive on Arrival.

Day 2: Undertake a morning game drive, afternoon Kazinga Channel launch trip & drive through the Katwe Explosion Crater.

Day 3: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park & do an evening boat trip on Lake Mburo

Day 4: Undertake a game walking safari and transfer back to Kampala

4 Days Uganda Safari – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1 Of The 4 Days Uganda Safari: Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park & Do An Evening Game Drive On Arrival.

After breakfast at the hotel in Kampala at around 6.30am, we will embark on 387km (6-7 hours) drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda. We will break our journey after driving only 77km from Kampala at the Equator for photographs and then proceed to Igongo cultural center in Mbarara for lunch. Later after Lunch drive through Bushenyi and enjoy beautiful view of tea plantations of southwestern Uganda and the Rwenzori Mountains to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Upon arrival will we check in at the Lodge and embark on an exciting evening game drive.

Queen Elizabeth Park is Uganda’s most popular savannah reserve, with a total area of 1978 square kilometres. This superbly scenic park features a diverse landscape with a variety of habitats including rolling grasslands, moist acacia woodland, tropical rain forest, fresh water lakes, volcanic saline crater lakes and wetlands. As a result it has one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world, including a total of 95 recorded mammal species and more than 610 species of birds.

A game drive in the evening may reward you with views of Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Buffaloes, Hyenas and a variety of Antelope species such as Kobs and Waterbucks. Retire for dinner and overnight.

Highlight of the day: The evening game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: – Mazike Valley Lodge/Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge

Midrange/Standard: – Bush Lodge/ Enganzi Game 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 Park
  • Equator experience
  • Evening game drive

 

Day 2 Of The 4 Days Uganda Safari: Undertake A Morning Game Drive, Afternoon Kazinga Channel Launch Trip & Drive Through The Katwe Explosion Crater.

After an early morning breakfast at around 7.00am, we will explore on a game drive Queen Elizabeth National Park’s Kasenyi plains which offer the best African classic safari experience with such beautiful scenery of Rwenzori Mountains and crater lakes. Animals expected to be sighted include Lions, Buffalos, Elephants, Leopards, Uganda kobs, Waterbucks, Bushbucks, Hippos and Warthogs plus a variety of birds such as Grey crown cranes, Red-throated spurfowl and Yellow throated longclaw. The game we last 3-4 hours after which we will retreat from the activity for relaxation and lunch.

After lunch, we will drive to Mweya Jetty for a 2 hour afternoon boat cruise on the impressively scenic Kazinga Channel which starts at 2 pm. This wonderful boat cruise along this famous channel offers a chance to cruise just meters from hundred hippos, buffalos, elephants, crocodiles, along with numerous waterbirds such Great cormorant, pied kingfisher, African fish eagles, pelicans, Saddle bellied storks, Yellow-billed storks, White-billed storks and African jacanas.

Upon returning from the boat activity, embark on the drive through the Katwe Crater field with amazing views of the Crater lakes and the Katwe salt lake where the enclave communities have made a fortune for centuries past. Explore their salt formation and extraction process. The Crater region is also a darling for elephants and olive baboons. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Highlight of the day: The afternoon launch trip on Kazinga Channel.

 

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: – Mazike Valley Lodge/Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge

Midrange/Standard: – Bush Lodge/ Enganzi Game 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
  • Afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Drive through the Katwe Crater field

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

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

 

Day 3 Of The 4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari: Transfer To Lake Mburo National Park & Do An Evening Boat Trip On Lake Mburo.

After breakfast at around 7.30am, we embark on a 180km (approx. 3 hours) drive to Lake Mburo National Park. We will drive through impressive crater field of Bunyaruguru with good scenic views before approaching Mbarara town – the largest in the sub-region to explore the life of the local Ugandans and how they figure out with all sorts of businesses. You proceed to branch off at Biharwe where you will get out of your vehicles and undertake a hill-climbing adventure. Upon reaching the top, you enjoy the beautiful design of the eclipse Monument which commemorates the 1520AD solar eclipse associated with the emergence of the Ankole Kingdom.

Oral history holds that the collapse of Bachwezi Empire in the 15th century led to the formation of several smaller polities of which Bunyoro initially emerged as the most powerful. In the 16th century, the Omukama (King) of Bunyoro took advantage of prowess by orchestrating a series of cattle raids that depopulated Buganda and Ankole of cattle and led to a devastating famine. The tide of events turned when one day a sky fell ominously dark during daylight hours, prompting the terrified Omukama to flee back to Bunyoro leaving behind a number of stolen cattle. Banyankole thought after the eclipse that the cows had fallen from heaven and named them “enduga mwiguru”. It was a great moment for them since they were able to start breeding new herds.

From Biharwe, we will proceed Igongo Cultural Center for the tour to the cultural museum which features collections of the tribes of southwestern Uganda, the sculptures of historical people and cow before settling for lunch at its remarkable Kahwa Kanuzire restaurant. We continue to Lake Mburo National Park 33km from Igongo, enter through Nshaara gate and connect to Lake Mburo for an afternoon boat cruise where you have opportunity to explore counts of Hippos and Nile crocodiles. The views of the African fish eag along with other birds may not be missed. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Highlight of the day: The evening boat cruise On Lake Mburo

 

Accommodation:-

  • Upmarket/Luxury: – Mihingo Lodge
  • Midrange/Standard: – Rwakobo Rock/Arcadia Cottages Mburo/Mpogo Safari Lodge
  • Budget /Basic: – Eagles Nest Mburo

 

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & time: – 180km or 3 hours

 

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
  • Hike the Rwenjeru Hill to tour the 1520 AD Eclipse monument
  • Visit the Igongo Cultural Museum
  • Evening boat trip on Lake Mburo

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

  • Evening game drive
  • Night game drive
  • Horseback safaris
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling

 

Day 4 Of The 4 Days Uganda Safari: Undertake A Game Walking Safari And Transfer Back To Kampala.

At around 7.30 am after a cup of coffee, you embark on the game walking safari exploring the impressive savannah landscapes of Lake Mburo National Park at the sunrise, walking through the moist vegetation dotted with counts of wild game as they set out to graze.

You have possibilities of encountering Burchell’s Zebras, Defassa Waterbucks, Cape Buffaloes, Topis, Elands, Rothschild giraffes, warthogs, bushbucks and Leopards along with a range of bird species Red-faced Barbet that is endemic in Lake Mburo National Park on Uganda Standards. Retreat from the encounter and embark on the transfer back to Kampala 240km about 3 – 4 hours’ drive arriving in the afternoon to mark the end of the tour.

 

Meal Plan: – Breakfast & Lunch

Drive Distance & time: – 240km  or 3 – 4 hours

 

Activities & Services of the day: –

  • Game walking safari Lake Mburo Park
  • Transfer to Kampala

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

  • Horseback safaris
  • Cycling safari
  • Birding
  • Morning game drive

End of 4 Days Uganda Safari

4 Days Uganda 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

4 Days Uganda Safari: − 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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