uganda safaris

4 DAYS QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK SAFARI

Tree Climbing Lions

SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Game drive through the plains of Kisenyi
  • Stop Over at Equator crossing
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • tracking of tree climbing lions
  • Wildlife and bird viewing
  • Elephants, lions, giraffe, hippos, buffalos and antelops
  • Nature walk in Mweya 
  • Cultural visits
  • Chimpanzee tracking (Optional)

TRAVEL DETAILS

  • Transfer to/from Entebbe Airport
  • Ground transport per private 4WD safari vehicle
  • English speaking tour guide/driver
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary, based on a shared twin/double room
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • Bottled mineral water in the safari vehicle
  • Entrance fees and ranger fees for national parks
  • Activities and excursions mentioned in the program
  • VAT for hotels and lodges metioned in the itinerary

DAY TO DAY SAFARI PROGRAM

4 days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari is an amazing 4 days /3 nights tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park, this safari offers you a site of the iconic Big Five viewing during game drives, bird watching & cultural adventure! in the southwest of Uganda.

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. This 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 mammal species and over 610 bird species.

This 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 4 days safari 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 safari trip also offers an optional Chimpanzee tracking safari, in the jungle-filled Kyambura gorge, a beautiful slice of green in the savannah with a habituated troop of chimpanzees.

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park & have an evening boat cruise on Kazinga Channel

Day 2: Game Drive in Kasenyi & drive to Bwindi via Ishasha Sector.

Day 3: Enjoy the Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 4: Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe Airport.

4 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari in details 

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park & Have an Evening boat cruise on Kazinga Channel.

Your 4 days Uganda tour starts early in the morning (at around 6.00 am) to enable you to catch up with the day’s major activity. After breakfast, you will be met by our guide who will brief you about the 4 days Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest & Wildlife tour in Queen Elizabeth Game Park then after,start your journey with a drive from Kampala towards the west but has a remarkable and memorable stop at the Equator for photoshoots.

After this exciting experience, continue with your journey to scenic Queen Elizabeth National Park fronted by the magnificent Rwenzori Mountains or Mountains of the Moon for much of your journey. Once in Queen Elizabeth National Park, a game drive in the park is highly rewarding for you will view a range of wild animals including Leopards, gigantic Elephants, Hogs, Lions, Buffaloes, Duikers, Hyenas, and many antelope species.

After lunch, you will have an evening 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga channel into Lake EdwardThis boat cruise offers you an opportunity to see at close range the highest concentration of water submerged Hippos, surrounded by over 550 species of migrant and resident birds plus crocodiles resting at water edges. The cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching, and game viewing. You will then return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Mweya Safari Lodge/Mazike Lodge

Mid-range/Moderate: – Enganzi Game Lodge/Katara Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Pumba Safari Cottages

Day 2 : Early morning Game Drive in Kasenyi Plains & drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Ishasha Sector.

Today, your breakfast will be served at (at around 6.00 am), so that you can start tour 3-4 hours morning game drive in Kasenyi sector as the sun comes up. Sunrise is the best time for wildlife game viewing as animals tend to be the most active during the “golden hours”, when the first rays of sunshine come to rest on the savannah. Lions, Elephants, Buffalo, and several species of antelope are some of the characters you may come across today, and if you’re lucky, you may even spot a Leopard.

Although the major attraction for us we’ll of course the mammals, birding within the Queen Elizabeth National Park is exceptional with 610 species recorded. We’ll certainly spend some time ticking a good number of special species including- Palm-nut vulture, White-backed vulture, White-headed vulture, Hooded vulture, Long-crested eagle, Grey-crowned crane, African Skimmer, Red-throated spurfowl, Yellow-throated longclaw, Flappet lark, Black-bellied bustard, Sitting cisticola, Grey-backed fiscal, and Brown Snake Eagle, to name just a few.

After the game drive, embark on the trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Ishasha. Along the road, you will have an opportunity to see the tree-climbing lions, more antelopes, the waterbucks, Kobs, elephants, and buffaloes. You will arrive and rest at your lodge where you will dine and spend the overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: Gorilla Forest Camp/Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs

Mid-range/Moderate: Gorilla Mist Camp/Haven Lodge Buhoma/Gorilla Valley Lodge

Budget/ Basic:  Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Day 3:Enjoy the Gorilla Trekking Experience In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

After early morning breakfast at around 6.00 am, we set out for a briefing at the park offices where we are allocated a gorilla family to trek and given tips in preparation for a close encounter with the gentle giants. The mountain gorillas in Uganda are part of a worldwide population of just 1063 individuals. The gorillas we are permitted to visit belong to one of 20 family groups, habituated for gorilla trekking.

After the briefing, we’ll undertake a challenging trek through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the company of an armed expert ranger guide. It may take 2-8 hours of pushing through vegetation before we set our eyes on a colossal dominant Silverback male and his group.

You will probably remember today for the rest of your life as we spend a full hour in the company of a family of Mountain gorillas! Spending time with and photographing these gentle, peaceful, and shy gorillas in the magical Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is indeed a unique, breathtaking, inspiring, and thrilling lifetime memorable adventure that leaves you desiring to have it again. As one of our clients lamented, “I will forever want to trek and keep with these lovely animals and if acceptable, I would stay with them every day.”

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Gorilla Forest Camp/Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs

Mid-range/Moderate: – Silverback Lodge/Haven Lodge Buhoma

Budget/Basic: – Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe International Airport

After your breakfast embark on the transfer to Kampala via Mbarara in Igongo Cultural Center for lunch (Traditional dishes) but also you will visit the cultural museum here and embark on your drive to Kampala. On arrival in Kampala by 5.00 pm local time you immediately embark on a mini famous Kampala drive-through tour which makes the end of your 4 days Uganda tour.

Meal Plan: – Breakfast & Lunch

End of the 4 Days Queen Elizabeth Safari

SAFARI EXCLUSION

  • Visa fees
  • international flights
  • Laundry services
  • Gorilla Permits
  • Items of personal nature
  • Optional activities
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Other beverages/drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any other extras not mentioned in the itinerary

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