Experience the Wildlife of Queen Elizabeth Park on a 3 – Day Budget -Moderate – Upmarket Priced Safari
3-Day Queen Elizabeth Park Wildlife Safari plus Chimpanzee Trekking
3 Day Queen Elizabeth Park Wildlife Safari. Queen Elizabeth National Park with it stunning African Savanna, Explosion Craters of incredible rugged beauty, Lake George and Lake Edward – the natural Kazinga Channel with one of the largest concentration of hippos in Africa and a multitude of various birds,the rugged Beauty Kyambura Gorge with its Chimpanzees on this Queen Elizabeth Park Wildlife Safari
Day 1 – Queen Elizabeth Park:
Your Queen Elizabeth Park Game Safari begins with an early morning start at 6:30 am from your lodging in Kampala or Entebbe and we drive to Queen Elizabeth Park in Western Uganda This is a 6 hour drive through the Ugandan countryside. Most actually enjoy the drive since they view a part of the world that they have never seen before-your driver guide will tell you about the different cultures and people along the way – be sure to take some pictures of our Ankole Cattle with their large horns.
Check into the budget – moderate or upmarket lodge that you have chosen.
In the afternoon is the first of your Wildlife Game Drives for you to see the animals and birds of Queen Elizabeth National Park. When one says game drive, it is slow in order not to miss anything. A Uganda Wildlife Ranger is on board who knows the animals, the birds, reptiles, plants and trees. From the lovable warthogs with their raised tails, to the giant African Elephant, then the king of the beasts, the majestic Lion, Leopards, Cape Buffaloes, Antelopes of various kind.
Lodging: Kasenyi Safari Camp Upmarket – Bush Lodge – Budget – Moderate
Meal Plan: Lunch – Dinner
Day 2 – Queen Elizabeth Park:
Breakfast – There is nothing like a breakfast while on Wildlife Safari and there is nothing like the smell of it as you awaken. It is off to a morning game drive catching some of the nocturnal animals such as lions as they return from the prowl plus countless of Uganda Kob and other antelopes and more
As you drive along there is nothing like a herd of Elephants moving across the track ahead of you. A pair of lions in the distant savannah grass. Buffaloes grazing in the early morning hour. Birds flying overhead, maybe a rock python here or there. The game track rides last about 2 1/2 to 3 hours but you won’t even realize the time has gone by.
3 pm: Time for one of the highlights of your 3 day Queen Elizabeth National Park – the Boat Ride Safari on the famed Kazinga Channel where you will find many pods of hippos. Kazinga Channel has the highest concentration of hippos in Africa – and you will see hippos, hippos, and even more hippos.
Kazinga Channel is not only the place for hippos in Africa – it is the place for birders as you will see by the hundreds and hundreds of birds on the shore, in the water and in the air. Birders can easily identify over 40 species while on the boat safari on Kazinga Channel.
Hippos – Birds are plenty here but so are crocodiles, monitor lizards, elephant herds, buffaloes, antelopes and during the late afternoon you might see a predator coming to water before going on the night’s hunt.
The Kazinga Channel boat – ride is simply a fabulous, slow boat safari with countless of opportunities for picture-taking – a most enjoyable two hours plus – enjoy it.
After the boat safari on Kazinga channel we continue for a sunset, scenic Katwe explosion crater drive – this is a 27 kilometer journey and takes you to the highest and most scenic part of Queen Elizabeth National Park – there are about 12 explosion craters – some are lakes – others covered with savannah or forest. Wildlife here consists mostly of elephants, buffaloes and antelopes – we have taken you here for the scenic wonders.
You can clearly see the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, the escarpment of the Western Rift below you with views into the mountains of the Congo, Lake Edward, Lake George, Kazinga Channel and the vast savannah – all below you.
These explosion craters were even featured in National Geographic recently and the picture attracted much attention. The timing of this drive is after the sun at its brightest and will allow you to take some great photos.
Lodging: Kasenyi Safari Camp Upmarket – Bush Lodge – Budget – Moderate
Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Day 3 – Chimpanzee Tracking – Return to Kampala:
Another fulfilling breakfast and we continue to Kyambura Gorge – that fabulous gash in the savanna – part of the Western or Albertine Rift. The valley that has been called a lost valley by BBC and the valley of Apes is home to a unique group of Chimpanzees that you will be tracking
The is an orientation and after the orientation you are off for Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge – this is about 3 hours in length – you are guided and escorted by Uganda Wildlife Authority Guides, Trackers and Rangers – the size of your group is rather small so that is no disturbing the chimpanzees which are habituated meaning that they are used to the presence of humans.
On the return journey we stop off at the Equator for some picture-taking and arrive in Kampala or Entebbe early evening.
Lodging Choices for this Queen Elizabeth Park Safari:
This is a reasonable priced upmarket Camp, 4 spacious whis tented cottages with bath, deck overlooking an explosion Crater Lake, the upmarket camp is more than a room, but an experience. There is wildlife that enters the lodge area, a nice dining area where to take your meals while observing the wildlife and Kasenyi Plains.
The Lodge includes nocturnal game drives and also non-premium drinks are included in the price of a stay here. Kasenyi Safari Camp is a value added plus upmarket lodge.
Bush Lodge has offered consistency in quality and level of service from meals to rooms offered here.
It overlooks Kazinga Channel and is just outside of the park. You have moderately priced tented cottages with bath and furnished tents on a platform with outside sitting area and shared bath for those on a budget. The lodge is lit by a solar system, no noisy generators.
This Queen Elizabeth Park Wildlife Safari in three days gives you the best of the wildlife found in the Park
Add-ons: We can add on a Hot Air Balloon Sightseeing with Bush Breakfast at an additional cost instead of Chimpanzee Safari. Begins quite early as you glide over the Savanna. You can also track lions with researchers and visit the Banded Mongoose Research on the Mweya Peninsula. For more add-ons take a look at the things to do and see in Queen Elizabeth Park.
Safari Price-includes: Transport including fuel and English Speaking driver – Water , all park fees, accommodations, game drives, boat launch trip, top of falls excursion and all food. It does not include Tips, alcoholic beverages and drinks, laundry, or any other purchases you might make.
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