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3 Day Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Safari in Uganda

3 day queen elizabeth National park safari

Trip Overview

This 3 Day Queen Elizabeth national park tour in Uganda is a 3-in 1 trip that combines the unforgettable equator crossing experience, splendid wild game trips and the magical launch cruise at Kazinga channel.

This experience avails opportunities to explore the pleasant Savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park that harbors 4 of the big five land mammals including elephants, buffaloes, Lions and leopards. The fascinating Kazinga channel allows you have a chance to view the majority of park’s hippo population, water mammals and birds during the 45 minute boat trip.

Trip Summary

Day 1: Travel from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth national park via the equator crossing monument at Kayabwe

Day 2: Morning game drive and an afternoon boat cruise at Kazinga channel

Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Following your breakfast at your place of residence in Kampala, you will embark on the trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the south west part of Uganda, a journey of 417 km about 7 hours’ drive. You will traverse through the unequaled remote landscapes in the south west including the semi-arid range lands of Ankole with short extended savanna. The first stop will be made at Kayabwe, at the Uganda Equator crossing for amazing photo shots and a local water experiment that proves the earth split-up into two halves, the north and south spheres and later stop for a hearty lunch with a cultural touch in the fascinating western city of Mbarara.

Proceed through the undulating sceneries of Bunyaruguru crater and the magical Lake Nyabihoko. It is beautifully curved in the shape of the map of Africa; arrive at your lodge late in the afternoon for relaxation and overnight.

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Accommodation options:

Luxury: Mweya safari lodge

Mid range: Enganzi lodge

Budget: Park View Safari Lodge

After a splendid morning cup of coffee at your hotel, embark on the drive across the undulating rolling savannah rangelands of Queen Elizabeth in search of wild game. The stretch to the Kasenyi plains, the renown mating ground offers you a lifetime opportunity of encounter numerous families of wild game in a single glance including elephants, buffaloes, water bucks and Kobs along with predators like lions, leopards and jackals.

The game drive takes 3 – 4 hours and you retreat back to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. After lunch, you continue to Mweya jetty to catch up with a boat trip at exactly 4pm. The 2 hour boat cruise offers a chance to explore the 45km long Kazinga Channel which links the twin lakes, George and Edward, the channel is known to be the capital of Hippos and Nile crocodiles. Its banks are usually fully stocked with a variety of wild game like elephants and buffaloes which can be seen along quenching their thirst from the Kazinga waters on a hot day. Retreat from the activity and do the game drive along the channel track as you proceed to the lodge.

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Accommodation options:

Luxury: Mweya safari lodge

Mid range: Enganzi lodge

Budget: Park View safari Lodge   

After your morning breakfast, you will transfer back to Kampala along Kasese-Fort portal road. You will pass by the equator line in Kasese just a few kilometers from the park where you will have opportunities to view the jagged hills of Kasese intertwined with the savannah rangelands marked with the Basongola herds of cattle that will make the experience a memorable one.

You will have an en route lunch in the central town of Mubende as you head straight to Kampala to mark the end of your 3 day Queen Elizabeth national park tour.

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What is included in this safari:

  • 4 WD Vehicle – with a pop – up roof for game viewing
  • A professional English speaking driver guide
  • Entrance fees to the park
  • Free Wi-Fi internet in the vehicle
  • All ground transportation and fuel
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • All activities / service as per itinerary
  • Drinking water in the vehicle

Exclusions of the safari:

  • Visas
  • International air fares
  • Activities / services not included in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks / wines
  • Laundry and any service of personal nature