Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari in 5 days

Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari in 5 days

Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari

  • 5 DAYS
  • COUNTRY: UGANDA
  • START: ENTEBBE
  • RETURN: ENTEBBE

Overview

This 5 Day Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari introduces you to Uganda’s trove of Savannah landscapes and wildlife. The plains, grasslands, and waterways of Queen Elizabeth National Park are home to lions, olive baboons, chestnut colored topi, the stunning Uganda Kobs, leopards, elephants and buffalos. A boat cruise on the Kazinga channel introduces you to the largest concentration of Hippos and is a favorite hangout for larger birds.

You will hike the Kyambura gorge in search of chimpanzees and colobus monkeys. Maramagambo forest is home to the famous bat caves and snakes and pythons. Game drive to Ishasha area in search of the famous tree-climbing lions.

Safari Highlights

  • Meet the African Savannah big game animals
  • Boat ride along the Kazinga Channel and see river bank animals and Murchison Falls scenic view
  • Chimpanzee trekking adventure through Kyambura Gorge
  • Viewing the incredible Ishasha tree climbing lions.

Itinerary Summary

Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 3: Morning game drive on the rolling plains
Day 4: Kyambura Gorge Chimpanzee Trekking & Game Drive
Day 5: Game drive and transfer back to Entebbe for your flight back home.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

1 night at Hotel Lake Victoria, Entebbe

You will be met at arrival at Entebbe International Airport by your driver/guide and driven to your hotel. The afternoon will be at leisure. You can take a walk to the botanical gardens or visit the Uganda Wildlife Education center both of which are a walk able distance from your Hotel.

Meal Plan: Dinner

Day 2: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

2 nights at Mweya Safari lodge

After breakfast drive westwards passing through Mbarara the home of the long-horned Ankole cows. These cows have horns as long as 7 inches. Lunch at Mbarara then proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park, located in the Western branch of Africa’s Rift Valley. (Weather permitting, there are spectacular views of the nearby snowcapped 16,000-foot Rwenzori mountains.) The park is spread along the eastern shores of Lake Edward and encompasses Lake George. The park supports teeming herds of the impala-like Uganda kob as well as topi, elephant and lion. There are also several soda lakes filling ancient volcanic calderas where flamingos reside seasonally. Game drive on the way to your accommodation.

In the afternoon you will take a launch trip on the Kazinga Channel, which connects Lake Albert to the smaller Lake George. This game rich stretch is filled with pods of hippos and elephant, Cape buffalo are often encountered along the shore. The channel is also a breeding ground for stunning birds.

Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 3: Morning game drive and Maramagambo Forest Monkeys

Early morning game drive, lunch at the lodge and then drive to the Maramagambo forest in search of variety of monkeys including the white and black colobus, black faced red colobus, red tailed monkeys and olive baboons. You will also visit the bat caves and search for the amazing rock-python, puff adders, spitting cobras, Gabo Rippers, green mambas, turtles. .

Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kyambura Gorge

After breakfast, game drive to the Kyambura gorge for a chimpanzee hike with a packed lunch. Continue through the lush hills to Ishasha area of the park for a search of the famous tree-climbing lions.

Spend the whole afternoon in this area of the park game viewing and then return to your accommodation at dusk for the overnight at Mweya Lodge.

Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 5: Game drive in Kasenyi Area and transfer Back to Entebbe

This morning you drive you will drive to the Kasenyi area of the park for the last game drive in search of the game that could have eluded you.

Travel back passing through Mbarara, where you will have lunch, stop over at the equator and the at Mpigi royal drum makers, Kampala shopping and then transfer to Entebbe airport for your flight out. Your flight should be late in the afternoon or in the evening otherwise, another night can be arranged for you in Entebbe.

Important: This 5 Day Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari can be tailored to suite your style and budget without sticking to the itinerary designed on here. Contact our team of safari experts to get you started on planning this trip.

Included in the price

  • Meals and accommodation as per itinerary
  • All road transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Light aircraft transfers as per itinerary
  • Transportation with exclusive use of vehicle as per itinerary
  • Complimentary bottled water while on safari
  • Chimps trekking permit

Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any additional activities not offered as scheduled by the camps or lodges
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
  • Additional activities not included as scheduled at hotels, lodges or camps

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