Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in southwestern Uganda where it occupies an area of 764 square miles in a region of rolling plains, east of Lake Edward and on the southern foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. The park is home to 618 bird species which is the 6th highest in diversity in the world and the highest in Africa making it a perfect destination for Uganda Birding Safaris, in addition to 10 primate species like chimpanzees and 95 mammals including big game such as; Lions, antelopes, crocodiles, hippos, elephants, buffaloes, monkeys. The main attractions in Queen Elizabeth National Park are; Tree Climbing Lions, The Kazinga Channel, Kasenyi Plains, Kalinzu Forest, The Kyambura Gorge, Mweya Peninsular, Maramagambo forest, Lake Katwe Salt, Explosion Crater Lakes
ITINERARY - Tour Highlights
Day 1 – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and afternoon Boat Ride
Day 2 – L
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Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in Southwestern Uganda. It occupies an area of 764 square miles in a region of rolling plains, east of Lake Edward and on the southern foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. The park is home to 618 bird species which is the 6th highest in diversity in the world and the highest in Africa making it a perfect destination for Uganda Birding Safaris, in addition to 10 primate species like chimpanzees and 95 mammals including big game. The main attractions in Queen Elizabeth National Park are; Tree Climbing Lions: explore the southern Ishasha sector to track these unique lions commonly seen up in the fig and acacia trees. The Kazinga Channel: this natural water channel connects Lakes Albert and George and is home to a large number of hippos, Nile Crocodiles, elephants and hippos which can easily be seen on the thrilling Kazinga Boat Ride; Kasenyi Plains: these plains are popularly visited by tourists on a Uganda Wildlife Safari as they are home to a very large number of antelopes, the Uganda Kobs, lions and several large predators Kalinzu Forest: this is offers very rewarding chimpanzee tracking experiences and it is located on the southeastern corner of the park. The Kyambura Gorge: this verdant forested 100-meter-deep peculiarvalley is home to a large number of primates and popular for Chimpanzee tracking tours in Uganda. Mweya Peninsular: this is a stretch of land that protrudes into Lake Edwards is commonly visited during game drives as it offers perfect game views while exploring the various game tracks. Lake Katwe Salt: within the alkaline Lake Katwe, salt mining works have been ongoing for several years since that is the main economic activity in the area. Explosion Crater Lakes: these lakes found in the northern part are found on the highest elevation of the park. from here tourists enjoy sweeping views of the Rwenzori Mountain ranges, the western rift valley escarpments and lakes George and Edward.
DAY 1 : TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK AND AFTERNOON BOAT RIDE
The day will start with departure from Kampala heading southwest, through Mbarara town, the home to the impressive long horn Ankole cattle. On the way, see the royal drum makers; stand on the Equator bargain and the roadside markets. Descend to Queen Elizabeth National Park keeping an eye out for game. A short game drive along the Channel track welcomes you into this park. In the afternoon, we will go for a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel. This gives you the opportunity to view wildlife up close. Hippo’s huff and spray very close from the boat, buffalo linger in the shallow, elephants watering, and many other wildlife. At least 80% of the wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park can be found along this channel. The shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many others. Drive to your lodge through large expanses of savanna grasslands as you spot some wildlife enroute.
DAY 2 : MORNING GAME DRIVES IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
We will set out early in the morning for a game drive in the northern part of the park on the Kasenyi Track in search of lions, elephants and solitary buffaloes. This is the best time to view the cats in action owing to the vast population of Uganda kobs. After the activities, we will drive back to Kampala/Entebbe with lunch Enroute.