3 Days Exploring Uganda

Departure city: Kampala, Uganda | 3 days | Departure: Feb 20, 2018

Accommodation: Budget | National Parks: Rwenzori Mountains, Queen Elizabeth NP | Special Interest: Cultural Tour, Wildlife Safari

only$ 490

* based on 6 participants

who’s going

In this 3-day safari, you will explore the culture, nature and including wildlife in Uganda. You will literally over the Equator, have games drives, walks and seeing the wildlife from a boat. The lodge is in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular National Park and certainly one of its most scenic. It stretches from the crater-dotted foothills of the Rwenzori ranges in the north, along the shores of Lake Edward to the remote Ishasha River in the South, incorporating a wide variety of habitats that range from wetlands to Savannah to lowland forest. The lush savannah of Queen Elizabeth National Park offers prime grazing to buffaloes, elephants, various antelopes and a variety of over 600 bird species.

The wonders of Queen Elizabeth National Park are more than what one might think of. The 100m deep Kyambura gorge features a lush tropical forest surprisingly thriving below sea level while its unique floral species bear food for the counts of Chimpanzees that inhabit the gorge. Uganda Safari enthusiasts find Kyambura gorge an exciting site since it presents both adventure and primate viewing experience. This trip will give you an unforgettable experience!

Day 1: Kampala – the Equator – Igongo Cultural Center- Queen Elizabeth National Park
Set off from Kampala at about 8:00am and have a couple of breaks – firstly at the Equator (popular for taking pictures) and second at Igongo Cultural Centre for lunch and if interested, a tour of the Igongo Museum. After lunch, you will then drive straight on the Parkview Safari Lodge. You will arrive mid-
afternoon and after a quick check in, you can either go on the evening boat ride on the Kazinga Channel or go for a nature walk around the Lodge. If you would also prefer, you can go for a later afternoon game drive (but this is not a popular drive because most of the animals will have gone out looking for water). For the evening, you will get to relax back at the Lodge.

Day 2: Katwe Salt mines & the Kazinga Channel
Wake up early for the game drive. This will take close to 3 hours after which you will return to the Lodge for refreshments. For the afternoon, you will go on the crater lakes drive and this will include a quick stop at Katwe Salt mines (please be informed that there are a number of tsetse flies in the area so wearing insect repellent is important). If you prefer to go on the boat ride on this day, it is at this point that you will go down to the docks for the ride on the Kazinga Channel. After the afternoon activities, you will return to the Lodge for refreshments and an evening at leisure.

Day 3: Through Rwenzori Mountain – Kampala
You have a choice of another early morning game drive around a different part of the Park before heading back to the Lodge and depart for Kampala OR if you would prefer, leave immediately after breakfast.  Your return journey will be through Kasese, passing the Rwenzori Mountain ranges and stop in Fort Portal for a brief lunch. Depending on your timing, we recommend a quick tour of a couple of tourist attractions in
Fort Portal (such as Ambere Caves) before heading back straight to Kampala.

Parkview Safari Lodge
Parkview Safari Lodge is a Uganda safari lodge located in Queen Elizabeth National Park in the Kyambura area. The lodge is a mid range or call it a standard that is best placed to serve the middle income travellers on their voyage to the park and surrounding local communities. For more information; click here.

Price of the entire trip: $490 *with 6 people on board.
Gather your friends or join with other travelers on this trip to bring the price down!


Terms & conditions

  • A better price for everyone! Get a refund for every additional traveler joining your trip.
  • The overall rate of this trip, with every additional passenger, gradually decreases
  • This trip will be paid via Direct Pay Online, an easy & reliable service that all modes of payments, all cards, mobile money, all currencies, mobile apps & card readers.
  • This trip is based on a shared usage of rooms – a single usage of rooms will result in an additional fee.

Inclusive

  • Accommodation on full board
  • Transportation
  • Park fees
  • Boat ride

Exclusive

  • Visas
  • Tips for driver and guide

CHECKLIST

Here are some of our recommendations to you for getting through a safari:

  • Plenty of sun protection, lotion or cream (High SPF).
  • A wide-brimmed hat to shade you from the sun, this should have string/straps if standing in the van or jeep as it could be blown off.
  • A good pair of sunglasses as you are on the equator where the sun is very strong. Prescription sun spectacles are not recommended as may scratch or fall off the vehicles.
  • Bottle’s or jugs of water to keep you hydrated. Spending a lot of time in the sun, even when wearing hats and sunglasses will dehydrate you in most cases.
  • A fleece/jumper/sweater for the early morning (or a safari jacket) and evening game drives, as it tends to get very chilly, especially in the highlands and in the Masai Mara.
  • Shorts and t-shirts or light trousers for the daytime.
  • Long trousers and long or short-sleeved shirts for the evening and protection from mosquitoes
  • Plenty of film or flash card memory for your camera and a battery charger for all electronic devices.
  • Swimming costumes/bathing suits as most of the lodges and camps have swimming pools.
  • A good pair of binoculars (there’s usually just one pair in vehicles).
  • A pair of safari shoes or trekking boots.
  • A pack of wet wipes.
  • Mosquito repellent.

TIPPING GUIDELINES

The following amounts should only be used as a guideline, but of course, for outstanding personal service, you are more than welcome to give a higher tip:

  •  Porterage                   US$ 1.00 per bag
  •  Dining room staff         US$ 1.00 per person per day
  • Your driver/tour guide   US$ 10.00 per person per day