3 Days Wildlife Camping Tour in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park

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  • Overview of the 3 Days Wildlife Camping Tour in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park

    The Queen Elizabeth National Park is noted to be the most popular destination always encountered on safaris in Uganda and it features diverse eco systems including the shady humid forests, rolling savannah combretum, beautiful lakes along with rich wetlands that makes the park ideal for big game including the four of the big five, the ten (10) Species of Primates and over the 600 bird species which makes it the habitat with the greatest bird Species count in the whole of East Africa. These include among others the eleven (11) Kingfisher Species, shoebill stork species, the range of raptors, eagles and falcons and a range of flamingoes in the crater lakes.

    The Uganda safari destination of Queen Elizabeth National Park is set up in the Albertine rift flats close to the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains with Margarita peak that rise to 5, 109m above sea level and snowcapped. Park features the magic Katwe explosion crater with counts of crater lakes and crater hollows, the 45km long Kazinga Channel that connect Lakes George and Edward with one of the great Hippo concentrations in the world along with Nile crocodiles and an average of 60 bird species.

    The savannah stretches support the countless herds of Uganda Kobs, the water bucks, the great herds of African elephant, the Cape Buffalo, lions including the tree climbing lions of Ishasha, the Spotted hyenas, the Africa leopard, the side stripped jackal, olive baboons, the vervet monkeys among other species. These combine to qualify Queen Elizabeth National Park as a medley of wonders.

    Safari Highlight of the 3 Days Wildlife Camping Tour in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Day 1 of the 3 Days Wildlife Camping Tour in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park: Depart from Kampala for Queen Elizabeth National Park. Make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe and Igongo Cultural Center for traditional lunch en route

    Day 2 of the 3 Days Wildlife Camping Tour in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park: Do morning game drive & afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise

    Day 3 of the 3 Days Wildlife Camping Tour in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park: Do Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge / Kalinzu Forest Reserve and transfer to Kampala

    Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 3 Days Wildlife Camping Tour in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Day 1 of the 3 Days Wildlife Camping Tour in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park: Depart from Kampala for Queen Elizabeth National Park. Make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe and Igongo Cultural Center for traditional lunch en route

    Park After an early morning breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala, you will be picked up by your tour guide at 6:30am 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 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

    Accommodation: Camping at Twin Lakes Campsite / Kazinga Channel View Resort

    Day 2 of the 3 Days Wildlife Camping Tour in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park: Do morning game drive & afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise

    After breakfast, embark on the game drive encounter at 7am stretching to the Kasenyi area where a range of wild game might be encountered including the elephants, water bucks, Uganda Kobs, Buffaloes, Lions, Spotted Hyenas, leopards, Bushbucks among other species. The other sights include those of birds such as Palm-nut Vulture, African White-backed Vulture,  Hooded Vulture, Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture, Brown Snake Eagle, 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, African Wattled Plover among others. The view of the moist open savannah grassland is also impressive. Return from 3 – 4 hour activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation an lunch. In the afternoon, you connect to Mweya Jetty for an afternoon boat cruise commencing at 2pm. The boat encounter on what has been termed the Paradise of hippos features impressive sights of Hippos and Nile crocodiles, birds like the African skimmer, Yellow billed stork and Kingfishers.  The wild game can also be encountered during on the channel side. Retreat from the 2 hour activity and do a game drive along the channel track as you connect back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

    Accommodation: Camping at Twin Lakes Campsite / Kazinga Channel View Resort

    Day 3 of the 3 Days Wildlife Camping Tour in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park: Do Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge / Kalinzu Forest Reserve and transfer to Kampala

    queen elizabeth in summary imagesWake up for breakfast after which you embark on the chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge where you slope down a gorge of 100m deep with sights of magical lush mature tropical forest thriving below sea level supporting counts of chimpanzees. Hiking the gorge’s steep slopes in search of chimpanzee is a challenging task that the whole encounter to go beyond the chimps. 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 life time.  Retreat from the encounter which tend to take 2 – 5 hours and embark on the transfer to Kampala

     End of the 3 Days Wildlife Camping Tour in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park

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