Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Safari

3 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Safari

Queen Elizabeth National Park spans the equator line; monuments on either side of the road marking the exact spot where it crosses latitude 00. The park was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park and renamed two years later to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II of England. The park is home to over 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species.

The Katwe explosion craters mark the park’s highest point at 1,350m above sea level, while the lowest point is at 910m, at Lake Edward. Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes, and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for a classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees, and over 600 species of birds.

Queen Elizabeth supports at least 95 species of mammals,it boasts of 20 carnivores like the Lion,Leopards, side stripped jackal and spotted hyena among others.

Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Safari: A 3-Day Adventure into Nature's Beauty.

3 Day Itinerary 

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Day 0: Welcome to Uganda's Capital

Upon arrival, our AboveOnly Safari representative will warmly greet you and transfer you to your hotel in Kampala. Depending on your arrival time, dive into the city's vibrant pulse with an exhilarating city tour. Discover historical landmarks like the Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, delve into Uganda's rich heritage at the Uganda Museum, and explore the vibrant African Craft Village.

Accommodation Options:

Orchidea Guesthouse.

Day 1: Journey from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Start your day with breakfast and a briefing from your Uganda safari guide. Then, it's off to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Masaka-Mbarara city route. Along the way, we'll stop at the Uganda Equator for some fantastic photos and enjoy lunch at the Igongo cultural center.

The drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park is a treat in itself! As we travel through Ishaka, soak in the stunning views of rift valley escarpments, tea plantations, and beautiful woodlands. Once in the park, get ready for some wildlife spotting – elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, birds, and more! Check in at your Uganda safari lodge for a delicious dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.

Accommodation Options 

  • Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge
  • Mid-range: Kasenyi Safari Camp/Ihamba Safari Lodge/Bush Lodge
  • Budget: Mweya Hostel/Simba Safari Camp/Bush Lodge in the Tents

Day 2: Game Drive and Boat Cruise Adventure

Kick-start your day with a delightful cup of tea or coffee and set off for an exciting morning game drive along the Kasenyi trail. This 2-3 hours' safari in a 4×4 Safari Van/Land Cruiser will treat you to amazing sights of elephants, lions, Uganda Kobs, Warthogs, buffaloes, birds, leopards, and more! Head back to the lodge for a satisfying lunch and relaxation.

In the afternoon, get ready for an incredible boat cruise along the Kazinga channel, connecting Lake Edward and Lake George. This 3-4 hours' adventure lets you witness a variety of water birds, hippos, crocodiles, and other wildlife species. Return to your lodge for dinner and a peaceful night's rest.

Accommodation Options:

  1. Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge
  2. Mid-range: Kasenyi Safari Camp/Ihamba Safari Lodge/Bush Lodge
  3. Budget: Mweya Hostel/Simba Safari Camp/Bush Lodge in the Tents

Day 3: Return Journey to Kampala/Entebbe

Enjoy your breakfast, check out of your lodge, and wrap up your amazing adventure at Queen Elizabeth National Park. We'll head back to Kampala/Entebbe, ending this unforgettable safari with cherished memories.

The safari includes

  • Meals as specified and accommodation with en suite facilities.
  • Transportation in a comfortable 4×4 Safari Car.
  • Applicable park entrance and activity fees.
  • An assigned English-speaking Professional Tour Driver-guide.
  • Zziwa rhino tracking fee.
  • Bottled water during the safari.
  • Boat trip as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All hotel pick-ups and drop-offs.
  • Activities outlined in the itinerary (except those stated as optional).

The safari excludes

  • Activities not specified in the itinerary.
  • Phone calls and bar bills.
  • Personal or travel insurance.
  • Airfare (unless specifically requested).
  • Laundry services.
  • Gratuity for the driver guide (recommended).
  • All other personal services.
  • Entry visa into Uganda (Click: Here).
  • All beverages except water.
  • Any activities listed as "OPTIONAL."
  • Covid-19 tests (if required).