Nature Safari in the Wild of Queen Elizabeth National Park | 4 Days
This Safaris is designed to give you memorable encounter with the wilderness of Queen Elizabeth National Game Park. It is known that this park is the most popular tourist destinations in Uganda. It is not popular for its name or anything else, but for tourist attractions found therein, the scenery in the environs and the tour activities engaged in by people who visit this park. While on this safari, you will enjoy conducting game drives that may give you opportunity to see animals of this wild such as tree climbing lions, elephants, the Uganda Kob and buffalos.
The Safari will enable you do Chimp tracking in Kalinzu Forest and also avail you opportunity to have a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel where you will likely view water adapted animals as well as a variety of bird species. The crater lakes in the environs of the park and the sighting of the Rwenzori Mountains give you more reason to take on this Safari. Take up this opportunity.
Highlights of this safari
- Exploration and Game drive in the park.
- Chimp tracking in Kalinzu forest.
- Boat Cruise along Kazinga Channel.
Day 1 — Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Game Park with an Intermediate Stopover at the Equator
Upon arrival and after being briefed by our Safari guide, you embark on travelling to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is located in the South Western part of Uganda and is close to mountain Rwenzori and rests in the floor of the Albertine Rift. The journey time is between 7 to 8 hours and therefore this day will mainly involve travelling.
However the route to the park crosses the imaginary line of the Equator at Kayabwe-Mpigi District. You will make a brief stopover at the equator where at you can take pictures for your memories and supplementation of your photo gallery/collection. At the same point, you will find a variety of crafts that represent much about Ugandan Culture, animals of Africa and the history of Uganda and Africa. You will enjoy much about how these crafts are made by the residents of this area.
Continue driving southwards and when you approach Mbarara, you may do a stopover at Igongo cultural center for further introduction and observation of the African Culture. You will have lunch enroute while further observing and enjoying the natural and beautiful terrain, estates, plantations and escarpments of the western rift valley.
Your arrival to the booked lodge will likely be in the evening whereat you will rest and have your overnight stay.
Day 2 — Chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu forest and transfer to queen Elizabeth national Game Park.
This day is reserved to avail you with opportunity to conduct Chimpanzee tracking. The activity starts with briefing where instructions on how to track chimpanzees are passed on.
Kalinzu Forest is home to over 220 chimpanzees, over 414 species of trees, primates like Blue monkeys, Vervet monkeys, Black and white colobus monkeys, and a variety of bird species as well different animals.
The forest is only accessible on foot and the walk will provide you with the opportunity to also see a variety of other primates and animals as well as birds, and a variety of butterflies, and other insects. Chimpanzees are the closest relatives to humans sharing about 98.7% of their DNA composition with humans. They are sociable, intelligent as well as communicative and among their very interesting traits are their abilities to utilize tools like rocks for crushing nuts, empty pods for hollowing out water plus sticks for capturing termites from their holes. A successful track of the chimpanzees will give you beautiful lasting memories about Uganda.
After tracking chimps, you will be transferred back to Queen Elizabeth National Game Park and later on retire for the day at your booked lodge.
Day 3 — Game Drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park and a Boat cruise along Kazinga Channel
This day focuses on enabling you explore the wilderness of Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is intended to enable you get a feel of what Queen Elizabeth National Park contains. The game drive will take you through the park’s diverse ecosystem, which includes sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands. Being an ideal habitat for the big five, the ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds, we believe that you may get opportunity to spot Elephants, Buffalos, lions, Leopards, Warthogs, Hyenas, water bucks, Uganda Kob and many bird species including Ibis, Fish Eagles and vultures among others that live in this park.
The jagged Rwenzori Mountains and the dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills will avail you moments of sighting wonders of nature.
On return from the game drive, you will have lunch and in the afternoon go for boat-cruise on the famous Kazinga channel. This is a natural link connecting Lake George with Lake Edward. On the cruise, you may be able to view great numbers of wildlife including Elephants, crocodiles, Hippos, Buffaloes and large numbers of birds like Fish Eagles, kingfishers, Egrets, Cormorants converging at the channel waters to enjoy a sip of the natural waters. You will then be driven back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4 — Transfer to Entebbe airport
Breakfast will be taken in the morning and then prepare for the drive back to Entebbe airport through Kasese where you will have a better view of the mountain of the moon-Rwenzori. This will be the end of this wonderful and memorable tour.
- Park entrance fees
- Boat cruise
- Game drive
- Chimp tracking permit
- Bottled water in the safari vehicle and all meals
- Road transport
- Services of an English speaking guide
- Vehicle entrance fees
- Flight tickets
- Visa fees
- Other extra services like laundry, drinks
- Tips to the guide
Price — US $900 per person (For two people)
The price slightly increases if you decide to travel as a solo traveler. Conversely, the price payable per person reduces from the stated amount if the tour is booked by more than two people.