4 Days Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Safari
4 Days Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Safari in Uganda: The park is located in the western part of Uganda in Kasese district. Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda is the second largest national park in the country, spanning over a radius of 1978 square kilometers. With about 95 species of mammals and over 645 bird species, there is so much for visitors to see and explore in Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda.
Highlights for the 4 Days Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Uganda Safari
- Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
- Day 2: Morning Game Drive and Evening boat cruise.
- Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking and Evening community Tour (Optional).
- Day 4: Transfer Back to Kampala & Departure.
DAY 1: Pickup and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Pickup in Kampala & Transfer to Queen: Begin your day with an early morning breakfast in your hotel in Kampala city. Your guide will pick you from your hotel and then embark on a 6 hour drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Mbarara- Masaka Highway. You will have a stopover at the equator monuments in Kayabwe, Mpigi district. These two equator monuments mark the point where the equator runs through Uganda. You will then proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Lion Tracking Experience: Upon arrival at Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will embark on a lion tracking experience. The lion tracking experience will give you the opportunity to view the famous tree climbing lions of Queen. Of recent, these majestic giant cats have become rare sights in the park because of poaching activities that have become rampant in the park. This lion tracking experience takes between 1-2 hours and is done only twice a day, in the morning and afternoon.
Later retire back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation options include: Mweya Safari Lodge/ Park View Safari Lodge/Pumba Safari Cottages.
DAY 2: Morning Game Drive and Evening Boat Cruise.
Morning Game Drive: Have an early morning breakfast and proceed on a morning game drive in the park which begins at 6am. This morning game drive will give you a great chance to view nocturnal animals like leopards, serval cats and other wildlife such as African savannah elephants, hyenas, Uganda Kobs, heart beasts, giraffes, zebras and many more. Queen Elizabeth National Park is blessed with over 612 bird species thus making it a great destination for birding activities. While on your game drive, you may spot birds like the African skimmer, Chapin’s flycatcher, Shoebill stock, the great flamingos and Pink- backed pelicans. Return back to your lodge for lunch.
Evening Boat Cruise: Later head out for an evening boat cruise along the Kazinga channel. The boat cruise starts at exactly 1pm and can take approximately 2 hours. During your boat cruise, you may sight lots of wildlife such as hippos, Nile crocodiles, elephants and some species of birds like the great flamingos, Shoebill stock, Ibis and so many others.
Later return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay
DAY 3: Chimpanzee trekking and evening community Tour (Optional).
Chimpanzee Trekking: After an early morning breakfast, head out to track chimpanzees in Kalinzu forest which is about an hour’s drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park. Chimpanzee tracking can take several hours since the chimps are always on the move unlike gorillas hence you are likely to finish this activity by noon. Head back to your lodge for lunch and relaxation.
Evening Community Tour (Optional): Later in the evening, head out for a cultural tour to the neighboring local communities and get to interact with the local Bakonjo people. While on the cultural tour, you will be taken through their historical and social lifestyle and also be entertained by local cultural groups in the community.
DAY 4: Transfer Back to Kampala & Departure.
Transfer Back to Kampala & Departure: After having a relaxed breakfast, check out of your lodge and embark on a return journey to Kampala city. Basing on your arrival time in Kampala, you can have an optional half day tour of Kampala city or head straight to your hotel. In case your departure flight back home is scheduled for later in the evening, you can have your guide/driver drop you off at Entebbe International Airport.
End of the 4 Days Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Safari in Uganda