The park covers an area of about 1978 km2; it was named after Queen Elizabeth II visit in 1954. Its location provides a magnificent view of the rift valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and Gorge. The area was strategically located with a stunning view of Mount Rwenzori, the plains and the composite jagged mass of mountains that are good for activities such as hiking. Queen Elizabeth National Park has one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any national park in the world, over 500 different bird species and about 100 mammal species. The grassland plains boast a variety of animals which can be viewed from a vehicle on the network of tracks designated in the park. Several are found in the park such as lions, leopards, side stripped jackal and spotted hyena among others. Common Antelopes species include the kob, bush buck, and water buck. Other animals which can even be found at Mweya peninsular are; Buffaloes, elephants, warthogs and hippos. There are also various primate species are available in the park including chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkey, black and white colobus monkey, olive baboons among others. The Ishasha sector is famously known for its tree climbing lions and it is also known to host a high concentration of hippos.
3 Days, 2 Nights
Meal Plan: Meal Plan:, Lunch & Dinner
Journey Time: 4-6 HOURS
Moderate: Babbon Safari Lodge
Depart with your driver guide from Kampala heading southwest to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will enjoy a lot sightseeing on the Masaka-Mbarara road including the traditional Ankole long horned cattle, farm lands and numerous tea plantations. On your way you will make a famous stopover at the equator for photography You will have lunch in Mbarara at Agip Motel after which you will continue your journey to Queen Elizabeth. En route you will pass via the two twin crater lakes in Bunyaruguru, a unique feature that shows two crater lakes that are separated by a small chunk of Land. Dinner and overnight will be at your Lodge.
Meal Plan: Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Journey Time: 2-3 Hours
Moderate: Baboon Safari Lodge
The day starts with a morning game drive at Kasenyi plains in the northern part of the park. Your driver will pick you up very early in the morning at your lodge. The game drive starts 6:30Am and lasts between 3-4 hours in hunt for the lions and other game. Depending on the luck of the day you may also be able to meet the leopards en-route. You will also see a variety of other game including elephants, Cape buffaloes, warthogs, leopards, spotted hyena, mongoose, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, and a lot of small animals and birds. Proceed to Kasenyi Salt Lake for relaxing views and photos after that long game drive. You can also be able to have a cup of coffee their and buy some souvenirs. Drive back to the Lodge for Lunch. After lunch, you will drive to Mweya for the 3 pm boat cruise on Kazinga channel. This will be so exciting and breathtaking as you view schools of hippos, Elephants, Buffaloes, crocodiles and many animals on the banks plus water birds. Kazinga channel links the two big lakes of L. Edward and George. The trip takes 2 hours of exploration as you marvel and take photos of numerous game that come to bathe and drink water after a dehydrating hot day. Expect to see numerous water birds which grace the sand banks such as pelican’s cormorants, eagles, King Fisher and Egyptian bird. Some visitors consider this as the highlight of their trip! After this, you will drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meal Plan: Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch
Journey Time: 6-7 Hours
The day is reserved for transfer to Kampala via Fort Portal. You will depart via Kasese so that you can view the Mt Rwenzori ranges at a close range. In Fort portal we usually have bonus activities such as touring Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru caves and waterfall or a crater lake drive. and proceed to Kampala You will arrive late in the evening and our driver will drop you at your residence
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