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
* based on 6 participants
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
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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: