3 Days Queen Elizabeth Tour
The 3 days Uganda tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park involves game drive Launch Cruises/Boat Ride on Kazinga Channel plus Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge.
Day 1: Leave Kampala for Queen Elizabeth National Park
Have an early morning breakfast and set off on your Uganda safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will go through Mpigi (Stop at the Uganda Equator for photo shots), Uganda Equator is an imaginary point where the Northern Hemisphere separates from the Southern Hemisphere, and it’s a tourist spot for photo taking and handicraft shopping. At the Uganda Equator you will see a line drawn in the middle of the monument. And with a monument on both sides that state “Uganda Equator”.
It is an extremely an amazing feeling to be on both sides of the world. Other than the fact that you can stand on both sides of the Equator there is also the chance to see a conduct test of how water drains straight down at the Equator. But the water will consume clockwise on the northern hemisphere and counter clockwise on the southern hemisphere. This is something very special to see. There are also shops at the Equator where you can buy souvenirs to show off your adventure to your friends and family. Proceed with the journey through Masaka, Lyantonde and stop in Mbarara Town for lunch after which you will proceed with the journey to the park where you arrive in the evening.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the most splendid treasures of Uganda and named after UK’s Queen Elizabeth II when she visited Uganda in 1954. As you get into the park you will be able to see the escapements of Rwenzori Mountain Crater Lakes, rift valley and spot some animals on the road side. Over 95 species of mammals and 600 pecies of birds have been recorded at this vast park. Accommodation at Mweya Safari Lodge, Kingfisher Kichwamba Lodge or Ihamba Safar Lodge (Full Board)
Day 2: Game Drive and Boat ride in Queen Elizabeth National Park
On this day, you will wake up early enough, take your breakfast and then set off for a morning game drive, during which you will have an opportunity to spot hippos, elephants, spotted hyenas, lions, leopards, stripped jackals, bushbucks, water bucks and warthogs and many wild animals. Retire from the game drive late morning and go back to the lodge for a rest as you admire nature. Have lunch at its usual time and then go for a launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel.
Kazinga channel found in Queen Elizabeth National Park is a 40 km water channel that joins Lakes George and Edward. Any tourist to this park cannot fail to be impressed by the Channel’s astonishing variety. It’s where many buffalos rest in the water while big herds of elephants and different bird species can be seen enjoying themselves along the channel shores. A majority of visitors who participate in the 2 hour launch cruise along the channel regard it as the highlight of their African safari. There are also concentrations of hippos and birds. In short, this water cruise offers an excellent platform for clear photography, extensive bird-watching and a comprehensive game viewing. Retire in the evening to the lodge. Stay overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge, Kingfisher Kichwamba Lodge or Ihamba Safar Lodge (Full Board)
Day 3: Chimps Trekking in Kyambura Gorge return to Kampala.
Take an early breakfast, set off for Kyambura Gorge for chimpanzee tracking and have a view for an array of primates. Kyambura is part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is habitat to an array of wildlife. After chimps trekking, start your drive back to Kampala early afternoon. Hake lunch enroute. You will arrive in Kampala in the evening and you will be transferred to your booked accommodation. End of the 3 Days Tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park.