3 Days Safari to Queen- Elizabeth National Park
With sporadic location in the Western Arm the Great East African Rift valley, the park extends its horizons to the foothills of magnificent scenery of Mt Rwenzori in the North to Ishasha sector southwards famous for rare tree climbing lions.
In fact, the park is a treasure, a rich habitat of savanna, equatorial rainforests, papyrus swamps, creators, baboons’ cliff, kyambura gorge Kazinga channel, Lake Edward and Lake George, teeming with animals and birds.
A Launch cruise, morning and late evening game drives provides visitors easy game viewing drives with Buffalo, Elephant, waterbucks, mongoose, warthogs, lions and several species if birds. Kyambura gorge offers lifetime experience to trek chimps and other primates while the creator region and baboon cliff makes visitors see the real taste of wonders of nature. Mweya safari lodge adjacent to Kazinga channel and Jacana safari lodge beneath spectacular Maramagambo forest scenery offer the best accommodation with hospitable staff.
The Safari begins from Kampala/ Entebbe. Our guide picks you at 7:30 am from your hotel or residence, drives to Mbarara (283 Km from Kampala) westwards via Masaka. Make the first stop over at Equator crossing for snacks and photography. Lunch break is made at Regency Lake view Hotel or Agip Motel Mbarara. After lunch, a drive to Queen enables visitors to enjoy beautiful scenery, herds of long horned Ankole cattle, and tea plantations in Ishaka, Rift valley escarpment, open grassland and woodland savanna. Evening game drive for sightseeing is much more rewarding. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge or Jacana Safari Lodge.
Begin your day with a cup of coffee. Early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile makes visitors encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs lakes and a variety of birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, a two hour boat trip along the famous Kazinga channel is worthwhile an opportunity to see Hippo, Bufallo, Kobs, Elephants, warthogs etc. This trip also enables visitor chance to see spectacular birds. Dinner & overnight at Mweya safari Lodge/Jacana safari lodge.
With previous day’s memories, enjoy your breakfast ready for guided primate walk along Kyambura Gorge to look for habituated chimps through the gorge. After primate walk, drive to Mbarara for lunch. Return to Kampala at your own convenience where you will be dropped either to your hotel/residence or airport.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES DURING YOUR STAY IN QUEEN
Drive to Lake Katwe: Interacting with the local people, see local methods of salt mining and Sightseeing.
Guided nature walk to the bird hide out: Birding, game viewing and photography.
Drive to Ishasha sector: See woodland open savannah, look for rare tree climbing lions and game viewing.
It’s advisable to spend extra day to accomplish the above optional activities. Extension of your itinerary to Kibale, Bwindi, Lake Bunyonyi, Semiliki wild reserve, Mburo or Murchison is possible depending on available time frame and budget.
The safari package to include:
• Transportation by a 4 x 4 station wagon.
• Full board accommodation as per the itinerary
• Two hour boat trip along Kazinga channel.
• Guided primate walk along kyambura gorge
• Park fees
• Driver/guide subsistence allowance.
• Enroute lunches
• Ranger guide fees.
The package to exclude expenses of personal nature like: drinks, laundry, tips, telephone, cigars, etc.