In this 3 days Queen Elizabeth 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 see elephants, buffaloes, hippos and search for lions as well as trek chimpanzees in Kalinzu forest. 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.
Day by day itinerary for our 3 days Queen Elizabeth safari:
DAY 1: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK FOR OUR 3 DAYS QUEEN ELIZABETH SAFARI
Transfer out of Kampala early in the morning getting out of the city before traffic starts as we start our 3 days Queen Elizabeth safari. Make a stop for coffee and photos at the equator. Continue on through villages with cultivated areas until the lush green tea estates in a rich green belt before you reach the escarpment with magnificent endless views over Queen Elizabeth national park. You will have lunch either along the way or at the lodge, depending on the time. Check in to the lodge and spend the late afternoon taking a village walk or enjoying the view from the lodge.
Drive time: Around 7 hours
Overnight: Pumba Safari Cottages (Superb to appreciate the African star lit sky here)
DAY 2: GAME DRIVE & BOAT-CRUISE IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Start the second day of our Queen Elizabeth safari with an early game drive that exposes us to diverse animals, Big 5 members Elephants, Buffalos, big cats- Lions, Leopards more times in the evening, warthogs- Hunchback carnivals like Hyenas are spotted along the Circuits as we drive along the and many more species that are residents to this park. There is a rich bird life especially our version of storks in the wetland spots as we reach the Flamingoes in the salt lakes at Kasenyi village walk in fishing villages and back for lunch as we get ready for 3pm and get ready for the Classic highlights on the 2hrs Boat cruise on the famous Kazinga channel 36kms linking Lake George – lake Edward, land and water Adapted Hippopotamuses Yawning and some slashing canines to each other and 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! Of Mamaland Uganda. With your Binoculars along the peninsula you have a magnificent view of Birds, animals like the ever playing African Elephants in Waters as we sigh and reset Fatigue and stress, to point zero (it’s a must on this day’s game view).
Drive time: Short drives to activities
Overnight in Pumba Safari Cottages
DAY 3: CHIMP 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 as we have reached the end of the 3 days Queen Elizabeth safari.
Drive time: Around 7 hours
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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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