3 Days Queen Elizabeth Wildlife tour

3 Days Queen Elizabeth Wildlife tour will take you the second largest and most visited national park in Uganda for an amazing wildlife tour. Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in southwestern Uganda in Rubirizi, Kasese, Kamwenge and Rukungiri district. On your 3 Days Queen Elizabeth Wildlife tour you will participate in various activities like game drive in Kasenyi plains and boat cruise on Kazinga Channel where you will view various wildlife animals like elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, waterbucks, bushbucks, Uganda kobs, warthogs, giant forest hog, topi, hippos, crocodiles, bird species like spur-winged plover, African jacana, pink backed pelican, pied kingfisher, open billed stork, black crake, swamp flycatcher among others.

3 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park

Highlights of the 3 Days Queen Elizabeth Wildlife tour

  • Day 1: Pick up and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Day 2: Game drive and Boat cruise
  • Day 3: Departure to Kampala

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth: Depending on your location in Kampala City, our driver-guide will pick you brief you about your 3 Days Queen Elizabeth safari and then start the journey which takes about 6 to 7 hours’ drive. On your way you will have a stopover at the equator which is a great place for photos, you will also view craft shops therefore in case you want to but handmade items or art pieces the equator is a great place for craft items. From the Equator, you will continue the journey with another stopover at Igongo Cultural Centre for en-route lunch. Igongo Cultural Centre is a great place which offers spectacular views of animal and people sculptures, visit the museum, book shop among others. After lunch you will continue the journey via Mbarara town, Bushenyi where you will see tea plantations along the road as you continue to Fort Portal town and then Queen Elizabeth national park. Upon arrival you will go for an evening game drive in the Ishasha sector which is situated in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park. In Ishasha sector you will have beautiful views of the tree-climbing lions which will be lying, relaxing up in the fig tree branches staring down at the Uganda kobs grazing in the open savannah plains. After the game drive, you will drive to the lodge check-in, have dinner and overnight.
  • Accommodation options include Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury), Park View Safari Lodge (midrange) or Pumba Safari Lodge (budget).

Day 2: Morning game drive (lion tracking) and afternoon Boat cruise

  • Morning Game Drive: On your second day, you will wake up early have breakfast and meet up with your driver-guide to transfer to Kasenyi plains for the morning game drive or lion tracking. During the game drive you will see animal species such as the leopards, lions, elephants, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, buffaloes, bushbucks, warthogs, hyenas, bush pigs, and various bird species such as the papyrus gonolek, white-backed night heron, yellow throated cuckoo, red chested sunbird, white winged warbler among others. After the game drive which takes about 4 to 5 hours, you will drive to the lodge for lunch.
  • Boat Cruise: After lunch, you will meet up with your driver-guide and transfer for the afternoon boat cruise. The boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth national park is done on Kazinga channel, a water body that joins Lake George and Lake Edward. The boat cruise starts at 2:00pm at the landing site near the luxury lodge Mweya safari lodge and takes about 2 hours. Boat cruise is an exciting and adventurous activity on Kazinga channel where you will be able to cruise close to the animals such as elephants, buffaloes, hippos, Nile crocodiles, waterbucks which will be viewed along the water banks and various water birds such as martial eagle, papyrus gonolek, pelicans, African skimmers, cormorants, African spoonbills, fish eagles, king fisher’s among others.
  • Lake Katwe Salt works experience: After the boat cruise, you will drive to Lake Katwe the salt lake which was formed through a volcanic eruption. During the Lake Katwe tour, you will be able to see the local people extracting rock salt from the main lake to the landing area for sell. If there is still time you will also visit Lake Munyanyange which is 2kms away from Lake Katwe and you will see different bird species such as the flamingos, pied avocet, black winged stilt, black terns, seagulls among others. After visiting the crater lakes, you will drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
  • Accommodation options include Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury), Park View Safari Lodge (midrange) or Pumba Safari Lodge (budget).
3 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park
Giraffes in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 3: Departure to Kampala

  • Return to Kampala: You will wake up have a relaxed breakfast, check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver-guide for another morning game drive in the park. This morning drive will give you an opportunity to view some of the animals that you missed the previous day. The game drive will take about 3 hour and then drive out of the park and start your journey to Kampala City. On your way, you will pass via the tea plantations and have a stopover for lunch in Fort Portal. After lunch you will continue the journey via Mubende and reach in Kampala early evening. Upon arrival your driver-guide will drop you off at Entebbe International Airport in case you have a flight to catch or at any place of convenience.

End of 3 Days Queen Elizabeth Wildlife tour

Tour includes

  • An English speaking driver-guide
  • All park entrance fees
  • Full board accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga channel
  • Lion tracking fee
  • Crater lakes tour(optional)
  • Bottled water

Tour excludes

  • Air flight tickets
  • Visas
  • Optional activities not included on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, tips among others.

See also: 4 Days Queen Elizabeth Park Safari

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