Enjoy an amazing 3 day safari in the Queen Elizabeth national park.
Areas of interest: Game viewing, Chimpanzees and other forest primates in Kyambura (Chambura) Gorge, Boat rides in Kazinga Channel, The Equator which provides a beautiful place for photo shooting, Lake Edward and Lake George, The Mweya Peninsula and Queen Elizabeth Pavillion.
Pick up morning from the airport or your hotel in Kampala and drive west, with a stopover at the Equator for photos, then proceed through volcanic formations of the Western Rift Valley towards Queen Elizabeth National Park. This equatorial Park is the most fantastic in Uganda for wildlife and bird watching and it reveals a stunning panorama of Lake George and Lake Edward, the two lakes which are connected by The Kazinga channel overlooked by Mweya Peninsula.
Arrival at your hotel, check in, followed by lunch.
Later in the evening, you shall enjoy a unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. The animals can be viewed well by the Nile cruise or probably at the entrance of Lake Edward.
The channel is believed to have contained the highest hippo concentration in Africa and many mammals may be seen drinking at the water's edge. You may also be able to spot the enormous water monitor lizard, the rare aquatic sitatunga antelope and crocodiles. The cruise offers an amazing scenery for photography and game viewing. The bird life is also astonishing and beautiful. There is also Maramagambo Forest Reserve located south of the Kazinga Channel which is a home to large numbers of chimpanzees and other monkey species.
Overnight Simba Safari Camp / Jacana Safari Lodge / Mweya Safari Lodge (Lunch and Dinner)
This day will have two game drives, offering you a chance to view Queen Elizabeth National Park which has the highest biodiversity ratings in the world. This is due to its grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes, volcanic craters and its abundance wildlife.The wide bio-diversity of habitats means that the Park contains the most astonishing number of species - almost 100 types of mammals and about 606 different birds which has made it a unique park most liked by tourists. During the game drive in the park, you will be able to see the mighty Ruwenzori Mountains as a backdrop and also get a chance to see varous wildlife such as Elephants, leopards, lions, African Buffalo, Uganda kob, Giant forest hog, Bushbuck, Defassa waterbuck and Topi. Combined with the boat trip up the Kazinga Channel(taken the day before), these two game drives are memorable methods of discovering abundance wildlife and scenery.
All meals will be served at your hotel.
Overnight Simba Safari Camp / Jacana Safari Lodge / Mweya Safari Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Breakfast at your hotel, check out and proceed to Kyambura Gorge.
At the Gorge, visitors can explore through tropical forest and catch a glimpse of a variety of primates, including olive baboons, chimpanzees, black-and-white colobus and vervets are regularly spotted in the gorge. Giant Forest Hog and Red Tailed monkey are also inhabitants here although these are rarely spotted. For birdwatchers a good range of forest birds are present.
Lunch at your hotel, thereafter, drive back to Kampala via the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers where you will able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using ancient methods.
Arrival in Kampala in the evening.