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3 Day Exciting Tour to Queen Elizabeth in Uganda


Queen Elizabeth national park is the second largest and the second visited national park in Uganda after Murchison Falls National Park due to its proximity with primate parks such as Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, and Rwenzori National Park. The park covers about 1978 square kilometers. The park starts from the equator at the basement of the great East African rift valley couples with Savanah, riverine ecosystems, valleys, lakes, and forests. It is from this background that queen Elizabeth boasts a variety of wildlife species, magnificent scenery combining escarpments, gorges, and offering great views of the famous Ruwenzori Mountains dubbed the mountains of the moon.

Distinguished features of Queen Elizabeth National Park

Our 3-day exciting tour will introduce you to the big 4 mammals of Africa which you will comfortably encounter during the game drives. These big four include lions, elephants, buffaloes, and leopards. Queen Elizabeth National park safaris have become famous recently because of the famous tree-climbing lions found in the Ishasha sector of the park. Other than this, Queen Elizabeth National Park is also a home of over 600 species of birds that include both indigenous and migratory birds that move all along from European countries. The park also has the highest concentration of hippos in the Kazinga channel which you can explore during the boat cruise safaris alongside other animals such as elephants, buffaloes, hippos, and birds that can be spotted at the channel.

What to do/see

Our 3 Day Safari will expose you to a variety of tourist activities that are done within the park and these include the famous boat cruise safaris at Kazinga channel done in the morning and afternoon, visiting the salt mines at lake Katwe, nature walks to bat caves in Maragambo forest, chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge, bird watching in all parts of the park, amazing safari game drives to see the tree-climbing lions, hot air balloon and the newly introduced biking or cycling.

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Tree climbing lions

Queen Elizabeth national park can be accessed through Kampala or Entebbe to Mbarara city then Kasese and then Katungulu and finally to Mweya. It takes about 6 hours to drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park and then about 2 to 3 hours from Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the Ishasha sector. The park can as well be accessed by air transport from Entebbe or Kajjansi airstrip to Kasese or Mweya airstrip or Kihihi. Below is our itinerary for you to enjoy Queen Elizabeth National Park sometimes referred to as the medley of wonders.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Family, Guided Tours, Jungle, Short Breaks, Wildlife
  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Group Size Medium Group
All about the 3 Day Exciting Tour to Queen Elizabeth in Uganda.

The 3 days Queen Elizabeth wildlife tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park offers the best of Uganda wildlife safari experience in the magical savanna plains. This is a short Uganda tour designed to let you explore the diversity of savanna dwellers and other wildlife species in Queen Elizabeth NP while on a guided game drive, boat/launch cruise in Kasenyi sector, and Kazinga channel respectively.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s second largest park sitting on a land area of 1978sq.km. The vast savanna park lies in the western side of Uganda and it is, without doubt, a few bio-diverse protected areas in Africa, protecting a huge profusion of the world’s important wildlife species. The park’s different species of wildlife include 100 mammal species, 620 species of birds, reptiles, 10 primate species, floral species, etc.

Queen Elizabeth National Park’s important wildlife species range from African lions including the very unique tree-climbing lions at its Ishasha sector, bush elephants, leopards, buffaloes, warthogs, antelopes, crocodiles, hippos, hyenas, birds both terrestrial and water species like Shoebill stork, pelicans, kingfishers, etc. The 3 days Queen Elizabeth wildlife tour will expose you to these diverse animal species and a lot more. Your trip covers 2 nights, 3 days, and begins and ends in Kampala or Entebbe city.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Game drive
  • Park entry fees
  • Launch trip
  • Travel in a pop-up roof tour vehicle & full-time English speaking guide
  • Bottled water
  • Activities in the travel plan except for the optional ones
  • Accommodation 2 nights plus all meals
  • All important government taxes in Uganda
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Cigars
  • Laundry
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Telephone
  • Insurance
  • Shopping
  • All expenses of personal nature
  1. Day 1 Depart for Queen Elizabeth national park.

    In the morning after you have had breakfast, meet up with your guide for a briefing on the 3 days Queen Elizabeth wildlife tour. Later, get into your pop-up roof safari vehicle prepared to hit the road for 6 hours starting from Kampala via the Mbarara route. The Equator crossing at Kayabwe will be your area of interest for a stopover visit en-route to Queen Elizabeth National Park your prime destination.

    Arrive at the Medley of Wonders early enough to have a leisurely lunch at your pre-booked accommodation. Late in the afternoon, you will be taken on an afternoon/evening game driving experience to view lots of big, small mammals, birds as they rush into their respective habitats for the night.

  2. Day 2 Game drive and launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel.

    On day two of your 3 days, Queen Elizabeth wildlife tour-the main highlights include a game drive along with Kasenyi sector, launch trip Kazinga channel. Have breakfast early, after, meet your experienced guide for an early morning game driving expedition via Kasenyi savanna plains taking approximately 2-3 hours of you sighting different animal species including elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, leopards, lions, antelopes, interesting birds then get back to the lodge.

    Settle for lunch upon returning from savanna plains and after, relax before setting off for the 2:00 pm launch cruise on Kazinga channel also for about 2-3 hours. Note, Kazinga channel extends about 43kms and connects 2 of Queen Elizabeth NP lakes that is Lake Edward and Lake George. On a boat/launch cruise, enjoy sightings of the Nile crocodiles, hippos, water birds and others then have enough relaxation back at the lodge.

  3. Day 3 Travel back to Kampala

    Have the best of your early morning breakfast, later, check out, and drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park as you enjoy the last game drive shortly. After, you will be returned to Kampala via the Mbarara city route, make a stopover at Igongo Cultural Centre for lunch, and lastly at the Equator for photography. Leave after photo taking, get back to Kampala or Entebbe to be dropped at the hotel or Airport.

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Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge, Katara Lodge

Mid-range/moderate: Ihamba Lodge or Twin Lakes Lodge

Budget/Basic: Mweya Hostels or in the tents of Bush Lodge

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
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