3 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Safari in Uganda

Mweya Safari Lodge, Mweya, Uganda

Overview

 

Wildlife Safari in Uganda

During this safari, you will spend three days exploring Queen Elizabeth National Park, in Uganda. Game drives during which you might be able to spot elephants, buffaloes, impalas, Ugandan kobs, and lions, bird watching and a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel are all in store for you, if you take this amazing opportunity and join Kamuntu Safaris on the safari of a lifetime.

Key information

  • Group and private safari possible, rates will vary depending on this
  • Minimum group size: 2 persons
  • Maximum group size: 30 persons
  • Children policy: Children are allowed on this safari starting from the age of 16
  • The starting point and ending point: Kampala
  • English speaking guide
  • All park fees are included

Highlights

  • 2 game drives
  • Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel
  • Explore the wild diversity of Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • See elephants, buffaloes, impalas, hippos, and zebras
  • Daily meals and drinking water
  • Transportation in a 4×4 vehicle
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Day 1: Kampala – Queen Elizabeth National park

The park is about 376 kilometers (234 miles) by road southwest of Kampala. On arrival, you can have lunch and then go for an afternoon game drive during which various animals can be spotted, like elephants, buffaloes, impalas, Ugandan kobs, and lions.

Birds like the African skimmer, Chapin’s flycatcher, pink-backed pelicans, Papyrus canary, shoebill stork, martial eagle, black-rumped buttonquail can also be seen by especially keen birders. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Game drive and boat ride

Have breakfast and later go for a game drive during which your guide will help you spot a plethora of animals. Return for lunch and, in the afternoon, go for a boat ride during which you will spot hippos, crocodiles, and various birds, including flamingos.

The boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel usually lasts for two hours and it gives visitors the opportunity to see a variety of yawning hippos in the water, water birds, buffaloes, elephants, zebras, Ugandan kobs, topis, waterbucks, bushbucks, reedbucks, duiker, mongoose, swamp antelopes, spotted hyenas, warthogs, forest hogs. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kampala

After an early breakfast, drive back to Kampala. You will have lunch and a few stopovers en-route. You will be dropped off at a place of your choice in Kampala or at the airport.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in Western Uganda and covers an area of about 1,978 square kilometers which is shared between three districts that are Kasese, Bushenyi, and Rukungiri. It’s about 376 kilometers (234 miles) by road southwest of Kampala.

In this park, one can find Lake Edward, Lake George, and the Kazinga Channel that connects the two lakes. Other lakes are volcanic and they include Katwe Salt Lake from where salt is extracted. The vegetation in the park is open savanna, green meadows, semi-deciduous tropical forests, dense equatorial rain forest, and dense papyrus swamps.