3 Days Queen Elizabeth Park Safari

Departure city: Mbarara, Uganda | 3 days | Departure: May 04, 2018

Accommodation: Budget | National Parks: Queen Elizabeth NP | Special Interest: Wildlife Safari

only$ 377

* based on 10 participants

who’s going

Discover Queen Elizabeth National park in 3 days. It’s Uganda’s most popular park and not without a reason. With around 100 species of mammals, about 606 types of birds and with a stunning nature it will capture you with the beauty. You will discover the park through the games drives, a boat cruise safari on the Kazinga channel and spend the night in the park.

The park 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 about 606 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.

Day 1: Road transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park
In the morining our guide will pick you up from Mbarara town, road transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park. This park is home to a high concentration of Uganda’s mammals that include tree climbing and savanna lions, elephants, wart hogs, Uganda kob, water buck, cape buffalo, hippos, leopards, as well as more than 600 species of birds that include the African spoon bill, pied kingfishers, fish eagles, pelicans, vultures. Queen Elizabeth National park is Uganda’s second largest park, located at the base of the majestic Rwenzori Mountain range, adjacent to Lake Edward and Lake George. The park has game including Uganda Kob, warthog and waterbuck, Lions elephants. When the had our first day, you can relax at the lodge. You will spend the nicht at Bush lodge tents or Irungu forest Camp.

Meal plan: Lunch & dinner

Day 2: Queen Elizabeth Nationaal park- game drive and boat safari
Today early in the morning, around 6.30am, your guide will pick you from your lodge and set off for morning game drive. A little before sunrise coffee, will be served in the lounge before we head out for a long game drive. We will enjoy the early morning sunrise. You will search for wildlife in the park. Look out for Elephants, Buffalo, Lion, Waterbuck, Leopard, Uganda Kob, and many Warthogs.

In the afternoon at 3 pm we will have a boat cruise safari tour on Kazinga channel. This is probably the most amazing combination of spectacular water birds (residents and migrants) teaming with wildlife on Kazinga channel. Along the channel, local people are seen loading their canoes, fetching water as buffalos wallowing , elephants shower, hippos roam around, crocodiles basking on the same banks. Watch the unbelievable life at the fishing village. Tones of storks, spoonbills, cormorants, kingfishers, lapwigs, pelicans. You can expect to see buffalo, crocodile, bathing elephant, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. After transfer back to the lodge. You will spend the nicht at Bush lodge tents or Irungu forest Camp.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner 

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National park to Kampala or Entebbe
The last day has come. We will travel back to Kampala or Entebbe and it’s time to say goodbye. Enjoy drive back and we are sure that you had an unforgettable expierence!

Meal plan: Breakfast & lunch

Bush lodge tents
The Bush Lodge forms an excellent base for your safari activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The lodge is built along ecological principals, the bandas designed and spaced in such a way to maximize privacy and enhance the safari aspect of the lodge. Surrounded by the National Park and bordering the Kazinga channel, the lodge has a truly unique setting. Animals literary room in and out the camp and sounds of hippo’s and hyena’s complement our star lit dinners… 

Irungu forest Camp
This is an excellent base for your safari activities in western Uganda. The lodge adheres to eco-tourism principles & is designed to maximize privacy with an authentic safari ambiance. Surrounded by the queen Elizabeth National Park and bordering the Kazinga channel, the lodge has a truly unique setting; draped with sounds of Uganda’s unmatched wildlife.

 

Price of the entire trip: $377 *with 6 people or more 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:

  • Park fees
  • Transportation in 4×4 safari
  • Accommodation with meals mentioned on itinerary
  • Activities on itinerary: game drive safari, boat cruise safari on Kazinga channel

Exclusive:

  • Drinks
  • Items of personal nature such as beverages, laundry, and telephone calls
  • Other optimal activities
  • Tips for driver & 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