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3 Day Queen Elizabeth Safari Uganda - 3 Days

3 Day Queen Elizabeth Safari Uganda

This 3 days Safari will take you to Queen Elizabeth NP where you will enjoy the Park for 3 daysand 2 nights. The National Park is situatedUganda’s western region on the Mweya peninsula and it is the country’s most visited national park.

It was named after the Queen Elizabeth II the Queen of England. It approximately 1,978 km2, and is 376Km away from the capital city and it is a 5 to 6 hours’ drive from Kampala. This park was established in 1952 and was originally called the Kazinga National park. It changed its name to Queen Elizabeth National Park in 1954 after the visit of the Queen of England.

Safari highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park

Day 2: Have a morning game drive and an afternoon Launch cruise

Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking, Departure

Queen Elizabeth National Park harbors various numbers of wildlife species; this includes over 500 species of bird among the common sittings are hamerkopbird with the biggest nest, Guinea fowl, crested francolin, marabou stock, hadada ibis, African fish eaglejust to mention a few. 95 species ofmammal including the big four, Lions, Elephants,leopards, Buffalos, others mammals include; Jacksons hertbeest,water bucks,hippos,warthogs,etc.in Kyambura Gorge and Maramagambo forest are  primate species such as the vervet monkey, olive baboon, blue monkey, black and white colobus, chimpanzee, coppery tailed monkey,  and many more.

The park has two lakes Edward and George; the two lakes are joined by the Kazinga channel which is commonly used for the boat cruise, a variety of wild life is seen along the banks. It is such a spectacle to watch, the crocodiles, buffalos, hippos, elephants, water bucks, warthogs, antelopes and a variety of birds along the channel. The park has got some crater lakes most noticeable of all is lake Katwe, the park lies on the bed of the great rift valley with flat plateaus stretching for long distances thus making it a great habitant for the herbivores because they can  spot the predators quite easily.

The park is also quite unique because of its tree climbing lions found in the northern part of park called Ishasha Visitors travel far and wide to see these unique big cats up the fig trees. The park also has the Kyambura gorge which is quite fascinating to watch, the gorge has a number of primates including the illusive chimpanzee and other monkeys and baboons. The maramagambo forest is another unique habitat in this park as it has quite a number of primates including the chimpanzee, elephants, leopard, baboons and so many more.

All in all Queen Elizabeth national park is has a variety to offer as it has all the eco systems and landscapes that keeps you captivated with the various wonders of nature.

Day 1
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park

Your driver guide will pick you at your preferred accommodation or Entebbe airport and straight away start your journey to Queen Elizabeth National park. A long the way you will come across road side markets, plantations, papyrus swamps, forests, dairy farms, homesteads, schools and health centers and people carrying out different economic activities like brick laying, craft making mention but a few.

The park is located in south western Uganda. Enjoy lunch at the Fort Motel in Fort Portal before proceeding on to Kasese. Depending on arrival time you may have an evening game drive within the park, getting a chance to see differentanimal species such as the warthogs, buffaloes, bush buck, waterbuck, elephants, lions, birds and many more. Have a chance to enjoy the great views of the savannah park with green grasslands. After, you will return to the lodge. Have dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2
Have a morning game drive and and afternoon Launch cruise

Have breakfast at 6am, drive the park headquarters. The game drive will start at about 7am, here you will be able to see many animals including those along the kasenyi trackknown as “the early morning risers”, these may include, lions, antelopes, elephants, buffaloes, kobs, etc. These animals are viewed at close range as the vehicles have open adjustable roof which offer more flexibility in the viewing of the game.

After drive back the lodge for lunch and relax getting ready for the incredible boat/launch cruise on Kazinga channel in the afternoon, on the boat cruise your eyes will be stunned with various numbers of aquatic animals, birds and beautiful scenery along the bank. These include; thehippos, crocodiles, buffalos, saddle billed stork, eagles, pink-backed pelicans, the egrets, goliath heron, and malachite kingfishers. Later, head back to your lodge for dinner andspend an overnight.

Day 3

Have breakfast early enough and after start your journey back to Kampala, have a stopover at Mbarara for lunch, after proceed to Kampala arriving in the afternoon or evening.

End of safari

Price Includes

  • Accommodation(Full board)
  • Professional English-speaking full time driver/guide
  • Transport in 4WD Vehicle
  • Bottled Water during the Safari
  • All safari activities in the above itinerary

Price Excludes

  • Hotel feeswhile in Kampala (on the eve of and night after the safari)
  • Laundry services
  • Beverages/Drinks
  • International flights
  • Tips
  • Visas
  • Any Item of a personal use
  • Other optional or extra activities not mentioned in the itinerary

Where To Stay


Luxury/Upmarket: Mweya safari Lodge, Elephant plains safari lodge, Mazike Valley lodge Midrange: Ihamba Lake Side, Kyambura game lodge,Bush Lodge, Twin Lakes, Ishasha jungle lodge, Ishasha wilderness camp Budget: Simba safari camp, Twin lakes safari lodge, Bush lodge-tents

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Contact Info

Phone: +256777719225
Email: info@ancientafricasafaris.com