3 Days Queen Elizabeth Flying Safari

3 days queen elizabeth flying safari

Air safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park departs every Friday morning. Queen Elizabeth National Park created in 1952, lies in the Great Western Rift Valley. The park covers an area of 1978 km² and enjoys a stunning location on the rift valley floor between lakes George and Edward.

Lake George is connected to Lake Edward by the 32 km long Kazinga channel, which roughly bisects the park northern and southern sectors. To the north, Queen Elizabeth National Park is contiguous with Kibale National Park and with Kyambura Wildlife reserve to the north east. Kyambura was gazetted as a controlled hunting area and then promoted to the status of Game reserve in 1965.

This park is revered as one of the best places on the continent to see high concentrations of hippo. Other animals found in this park are chimpanzees, olive baboons, and tree climbing lions, giant forest hog, elephant, buffalo, Uganda kob and a variety of antelope. The park also boasts of a remarkable 612 species of birds making it a birders paradise.


  • Birding
  • Launch Cruise along Kazinga Channel
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge
  • Lions
  • Game drive
  • Saline explosions
  • Dry and wet crater lakes
  • Maramagambo Forest
  • Equator and Queens Pavilion

Detailed Trip Itinerary: Three Days and Two Nights

Day 1 Friday Flight from Kajjansi or Entebbe to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Pick up from your hotel in Kampala / Entebbe at 08:00 hours and drive to Kajjansi air field. Depart at 09:00 hours flying in a westerly direction. The flight through to the western Rift Valley offers a picturesque view of volcanic formations as you fly to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Arrive at Mweya Safari Lodge 10:45 hours in time to check in, relax and have lunch. You have now reached an oasis of luxury surrounded by natural wilderness.

After lunch, drive to the dock on the channel for a unique afternoon trip in opulent boats. The cruise will take you along Kazinga Channel, which joins lakes Edward, and George. This trip goes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos in Africa. Many other animals may be seen including warthogs, Monitor lizards, crocodiles and a variety of bird species such as the Great Snipe, Papyrus Gonolek, and fish Eagles, Pallid Harrier, Gull Billed Tern, Lesser Kestrel and the rare shoebill stork. Return to the lodge in time for dinner under the stars.

Day 2: Saturday Kasenyi Kazinga Channel Safari

Start the day with an early morning game drive at 06:30 hours into the wilds of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Weather permitting you will be able to view animals with the bewildering spectacle of Mt. Rwenzori forming a backdrop. Key animals to look out for are Hyenas, Elephants, lions, leopards and a variety of Antelopes on the open savannah plains. Return in time for a sumptuous breakfast.

Afternoon is at leisure (taking it easy) /or simply enjoying a refreshing cock tail by the pool with its un paralleled view of Lake Edward stretching into the horizon.

Day 3: Sunday Flight back to Entebbe or Kajjansi

Wake up early at 06:30 hours for a thrilling chimp walking safari at Kyambura gorge. A refreshing packed breakfast will be provided. Return to the lodge in time for lunch and prepare for your journey back from the wilderness. Depart Mweya Safari Lodge at 14:30 hours for Kajjansi from where you will be transferred back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport for your onward flight.

Places To Stay:

Mweya Safari Lodge