In this 3 days Queen Elizabeth National Park safari you’ll experience some of the best of what Uganda has to offer, with animals of the savanna and primates of the forest. You’ll have the highlights of searching for tree-climbing lions, a boat-cruise on Kazinga channel and chimpanzee trekking. We can expect to see elephants, buffaloes, Uganda Cob and hippos during this Queen Elizabeth National Park safari. If you are short on time this Queen Elizabeth safari is a great option for getting a lot out of your safari.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to almost 100 mammals species including four of “the big 5”; lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant. The park has scenic nature with the Rwenzori mountains as a back drop.
We are happy to adjust the 3 days Queen Elizabeth tour itinerary to fit your wishes.
THIS 3-DAYS QUEEN ELIZABETH SAFARI INCLUDES:
- Ishasha sector for game-drive for tree-climbing lions
- Queen Elizabeth National Park for boat-cruise
- Kalinzu forest – Chimpanzee trekking
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Day by day itinerary for our 3 days Queen Elizabeth National Park safari:
DAY 1: TRANSFER TO lodge by Ishasha sector FOR OUR 3 DAYS QUEEN ELIZABETH SAFARI
Transfer out of Kampala/Entebbe early in the morning as we start our 3 days Queen Elizabeth National Park safari. Make a stop for coffee and photos at the Equator. We continue on taking in the lanscape and having lunch along the way. Our target for the day is to reach the area of Ishasha, the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. In the afternoon we check in at the lodge by Ishasha and spend the late afternoon taking a village walk or enjoying the view from the lodge.
Drive time: Around 9 hours
Overnight: Topi Lodge
DAY 2: GAME DRIVE for tree-Climbing lions in Ishasha & BOAT-CRUISE IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Start the second day of our Queen Elizabeth safari with an early game-drive in Ishasha. This sector of the park is famous for its tree-climbing lions, which is a rare behaviour for these big cats. We search the big fig treess for lions and also have chance to see for example elephants, buffalos and leopard.
After the gam-drive we start the journey towards the main part of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the adventourus road that goes through the park. Along the way we have chance to see monkeys like baboons and black & white colobus monkey.
After lunch we then get ready for the Classic highlights on the 2hrs Boat cruise on the famous Kazinga channel. This is a 36kms natural channel linking Lake George and Lake Edward. Here we can see land and water Adapted Hippopotamuses Yawning and some slashing canines to each other. As well as the National Geographical society Killing machine the Nile Crocodile gaping along the Banks! Savannah version of Pigs the Warthog- Pumba of the award winning Lion King are a hallmark sign in this Animal home! These is as well chance to see elephants playing in the water. After the boat-cruise we head to the lodge by Queen Elizabeth National Park for a peaceful evening.
Drive time: Short drives to activities & approximately 2 hours drive from Ishasha to main part of the park
Overnight in Pumba Safari Cottages
DAY 3: CHIMPanzee TREKKING IN KALINZU FOREST & TRANSFER TO KAMPALA
In the morning we leave the lodge and head over to Kalinzu forest. It is now time to enjoy the walk through the forest and the fascinating meeting with the chimpanzees. After the trek embark on the drive back to Kampala with a stopover at equator and lunch in Masaka. Drive back through to Kampala/Entebbe as we have reached the end of the 3 days Queen Elizabeth safari.
Drive time: Around 7 hours
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Price: The price depends on number of people and accommodation level. Contact us with your inquiry to get the best price for your safari.
Included: Accommodation, meals, safari car, fuel, guide, park entries, gorilla permits (if applicable) and activities mentioned in the itinerary. Plus water in the car and a couple of fruits along the way.
Excluded: International flights, visas, drinks, tips and personal expenses.
Accommodation: In general accommodation mentioned in the itinerary is good places on budget to mid-range level (with the exception of luxury safaris). The accommodation can be adapted to your price range of budget, mid-range or luxury. Of-course a mix is also possible. Take a look here for links to the website’s of the lodges we regularly work with.
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Have time to explore Queen Elizabeth National Park, go for a boat-cruise on Kazinga channel, enjoy an early morning game-drive, trek chimps in Kalinzu forest and relax by the lodge enjoying the magnificent view over Queen Elizabeth National Park.
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FAQ’S ABOUT Queen Elizabeth TOUR
How many days do you need in Queen Elizabeth National Park?
To get the best out of a Queen Elizabeth National Park safari you need at least 3 days. During this time you have time for a game-drive, a boat-cruise on Kazinga channel and chimpanzee trekking. If you have an extra day we recommend going for a 4-days Queen Elizabeth NP safari to get even more out of this interesting park.
What animals can I expect to see in Queen Elizabeth National Park?
Queen Elizabeth National Park is a savannah national park with parts of forest. During a game-drive here you have the chance to see elephant, Uganda cob, lion, leopard and more. During a boat-cruise along Kazinga channel you can expect to see animals like cape buffalo, hippo and crocodile. In Ishasha, the southern sector of the park, you as well have the chance to search for tree-climbing lions. There is as well chimpanzees that can be trekked in Kyambura Gorge and the nearby Kalinzu Forest.
Can you do birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park?
Yes, it is possible to go for birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park actually has 610 resident and migrant bird species. This includes wetland and terrestrial savanna birds. Good birding spots is the Ramsar site on lake George and the boat cruise on Kazinga channel.
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