A journey west to the Queen Elizabeth National Park is probably the most “royal” of all Uganda’s national parks. Named after the Queen Elizabeth of Britain, the park also has two lakes named after her father and uncle, Kings George and Edward. The park boasts of the iconic tree-climbing lions, leopards, great herds of elephant and buffalo. It also has an underground rain forest in Kyambura Gorge- a place distinct from the savanna high above.
– Discover the wonders of the wild on a game drive.
– Take a boat cruise in the wild.
– Explore the underground forest.
– Look out for the lions.
Day 1 – Explore the landscape wonders of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Day 2 – Game drive into the wildlands and later take the boat cruise safari.
Day 3 – Explore the underground forest, track chimps.
Set off early from Kampala and head leaving the rising sun behind you as you go into the shadows of the Rwenzori Mountains. The journey takes you through green rolling hills and famous tea plantations. Lunch out in Fort Portal at the foothills of the Rwenzoris. Thereafter travel south crossing the equator and into the southern hemisphere and Queen Elizabeth National Park. Take the afternoon exploring the crater lakes, the salt works and a late evening game drive. If you are lucky you may even catch a leopard out in the setting sun. Check into your hotel for the night.
Today look out for herds of buffalo, elephants, warthogs, and a variety of antelopes. And if you are lucky, the elusive leopard in the thicket. Of course at the top of the list is the hunt for the lions. After the morning game drive, travel back to your hotel for an easy lunch before taking the afternoon cruise safari on the Kazinga Channel that connects lakes George and Edward. The two lakes are named after the brothers Kings Edward and George of the United Kingdom.
This cruise brings you up close with more wildlife and lots of birds. There is plenty of birdlife representing some of the 600 species here. After the cruise transfer back to your hotel and enjoy the evening.
Tracking chimps is only second to gorilla tracking. You will leave early to track the lost chimps of this sunken rainforest in the Kyambura Gorge. After the briefing by the Uganda Wildlife Authority guide / range, you will literary go underground – descend below the savanna into the rain forest in the gorge. After your tracking, travel out of the park as you head back to Kampala through Mbarara City.
There are several options for accommodation offering different levels of comfort and pricing. These range from budget accommodation to mid-range and high end options. Sometimes, the choice of accommodation is influenced by the activities you are interested in taking. Contact us and we will work with you to choose your ideal safari accommodations within your needs and budget.