4 Days Queen Elizabeth Safari
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.
- Launch Cruise along Kazinga Channel
- Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge
- Tree climbing lions
- Game drive
- Saline explosions
- Dry and wet crater lakes
- Maramagambo Forest
- Equator and Queens Pavilion
Detailed Trip Itinerary:
4 Days / 3 Nights Queen Elizabeth National Park Tour – TEA U – Q4
Day 01: Entebbe International Airport – Kampala
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, meet & greet with a Trek East Africa representative and thereafter transfer to Cassia Lodge/ Hotel Africana (Up market) or Fairway Hotel / Makerere University Guest House (Budget) for overnight stay. Meal Plan: Dinner.
Day 02: Kampala – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Set off from Kampala at 8:00 am and head for Queen Elizabeth National Park. Punctuated with stops at the Equator line and for lunch enroute, the drive will take a minimum of 6 hours.
Queen Elizabeth National Park set in the western rift valley boasts a remarkable variety of flora and fauna. The park offers a remarkable range of habitats – tropical forest, grassy plains, lakes, rivers, a zone of old volcanic craters and a vast bird diversity of 612 recorded species. Overnight stay at Jacana Safari Lodge / Mweya Safari Lodge or Buffalo Safari Resort. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 03: Queen Elizabeth National Park
After early breakfast, drive to Kyambura Gorge where you will partake in a thrilling Chimpanzee safari trek (subject to permit availability). This guided safari walk in search of Chimpanzees may also yield sightings of baboons, red tailed and Colobus monkeys.
In the afternoon take on a unique launch cruise along Kazinga Channel – one that joins Lakes George and Edward. The launch cruise passes through presumably the highest concentration of hippo in Africa and other mammals are a common sight as they drink at the water’s edge.
The birdlife is abundant and colourful. Later return to the lodge. Overnight stay at Jacana Safari Lodge / Mweya Safari Lodge or Buffalo Safari Resort. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 04: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Entebbe
Rise early and take on a morning game drive. Look out for lions, Elephants, buffaloes, hyenas, the comical warthogs, Antelopes and with luck the elusive Leopard could be spotted. Return to the lodge for late breakfast.
Check out and start the drive to Entebbe with a stopover for lunch enroute and other places of interest like souvenir selling points along the highway. Arrive Entebbe in the evening in time for your late outbound flight. Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch.
The costs given for the 4 day Queen Elizabeth National Park Tour above include/cover:
> Airport transfers,
> Accommodation while on safari as per itinerary above,
> Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) while on safari,
> 1 soft drink per person per meal i.e. a soda or mineral water at lunch and dinner,
> Park entrance fees,
> Launch cruise along Kazinga Channel,
> A game drive,
> 1 Chimpanzee Permit Per Person,
> A 4 x4 WD vehicle with a pop up roof and plenty of leg room,
> Services of an English speaking driver/guide,
> Fuel for the entire journey agreed upon plus all other activities while on the tour as will be detailed in your itinerary.
The costs given for the Queen Elizabeth Tour exclude:
> Local and international flights,
> Pre and Post Safari Accommodation in Kampala,
> Visa fees, Alcoholic drinks, Cigarettes, Tips, souvenirs and any other items of personal nature.
Places To Stay:
Mweya Safari Lodge
Jacana Safari Lodge