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Wildlife Tour in Queen Elizabeth - 4 Days

Highlights

  • Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 2: Morning game drive and launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel
  • Day 3: Chimp tracking in Kyambura gorge and Community encounter
  • Day 4: Departure

Overview

The four days Uganda Safari give a wonderful introduction to some of the great reasons why Uganda was dubbed the pearl of Africa by Winston Churchill. The trip takes you to the most visited national park in Uganda because of its vast wildlife that calls it a home. Queen Elizabeth national park was named after Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth visited the park.

A safari in Queen Elizabeth exposes you to various wildlife species like the buffalos, elephants, and tree climbing lions, warthogs, Uganda Kobs and antelopes among others. It also gives you a chance to have a launch cruise on the famous Kazinga Channel joining Lakes Edward and George. This channel is believed to have the biggest concentration of Hippos in the world.

The trip also furnishes chances of tracking Chimps in Kyambura gorge and a cultural encounter with the local people that live in and around the park.

Day 1
Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Early morning after breakfast, be picked up by one of our knowledgeable and experienced tour guide from the airport or the lodge where you will have spent the previous night and start on the journey to Queen Elizabeth national park in western Uganda.

The journey itself is an experience of its own, you will have a stopover at the equator line that divides the world into two hemispheres and experience the water experiment that shows how water swirls to different directions in the opposite hemispheres.

Have a lunch stopover in Mbarara at Igongo cultural center and proceed directly to the park. On the way you will have views of the beautiful sceneries of the Kigezi hills and many other stunning wonders.

Day 2
Day 2: Morning game drive and a launch cruise on Kazinga Channel

Have a morning game drive through the park to see the beautiful landscape of the park featured with numerous crater lakes curled in the valleys of small hills in the park. The savanna landscape that homes more than 70 mammal species like the elephants, buffaloes, oribis, warthogs, lions, bushbucks, waterbucks, Uganda kobs and many others which can’t be miss to be spotted on a game drive here.

The afternoon will be occupied by a launch cruise at Kazinga channel that connects Lake Edward to Lake George. This is one of the longest water channels in Africa and its shores are populated by several huge hippos, elephants that come over to cool themselves, other wildlife looking for water as well as various bird species. Actually it’s one of the best birding spots in Uganda.

Day 3
Day 3: Chimp tracking in Kyambura gorge and Community encounter

Early morning, have breakfast and embark on the journey to drive to Kyambura gorge where chimp trekking in Queen Elizabeth national park is done. This is one beautiful landscape that you will ever find in Uganda swarmed with a number of Chimps, other primates and forest animals.

Undergo a simple briefing and then enter into the gorge to track the habituated chimps in the forest. Walking through the forest is also one experience that is so thrilling. On meeting the chimps, stay an hour with them, watching them play from one tree branch to another and take as many pictures as you want provided the camera doesn’t have a flash.

In the evening, you will have an evening walk to the Hamukungu village and have an encounter with the local people that live in and around the park. Enjoy cultural performances from traditional groups, learn how to cook local foods and also taste the local cuisines.

Day 4
Day 4: Return to Kampala - Departure

After breakfast, check out of the lodge and travel back to Kampala or directly to the airport in Entebbe to catch up with a flight back home.

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Wildlife Tour in Queen Elizabeth