Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most popular and easily accessible game reserve in Uganda. Situated on the floor of Albertine rift valley overlooking the mysterious Mountains of the moon (The Ruwenzori’s) in South-western Uganda, the park covers 2000 square KM and includes a remarkable variety of echo systems from semi-deciduous Tropical to green meadows, savannah, crater lakes and swamps. A total of 95 mammal species have been recorded here, the highest for any Ugandan National Park. It is home to the most famous tree-climbing lions along the Ishasha Sector, the Ugandan Kob, and other Antelopes species, as well as Elephants, Buffaloes, Hippos, Baboons, and elusive primates in the scenic Kyambura gorge. A total of 600 confirmed bird species have also been recorded in Queen Elizabeth. This is one of the highest totals in the World and is truly remarkable for such a relatively small reserves. In addition to all these fascinating game viewing and birding; a relaxing boat trip along the Kazinga Channel is irresistible
DAY 1: PICK UP AND TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Pick up from your hotel at 6.30am, followed by a drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park (6-7hrs), a brief stop-over at The Equator for photo opportunity and souvenirs. Proceed through the magical Ankole cattle herds grazing alongside the road and scenic tea plantation, lunch en route. Check-in, and relax at the accommodation facility of your choice (budget or luxury)
In the afternoon if it appeals to you, you may go for a sunset game drive before returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight
DAY 2: FULL DAY EXPLORATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NP
A warm-up cup of coffee, as you set off for an early morning game drive (about 6.30am), this is an awesome experience to spot the animals in natural habitats. With higher chances of spotting elephants, solitary cape buffaloes, hyenas, lions, leopard, antelopes, warthogs and beautiful birds. This park has spectacular sceneries including Crater Lakes and rolling savannah plains overlooking the snow capped of The Rwenzoris Mountain ranges. There after you return for a full breakfast at the lodge and relax till lunch.After lunch, take a relaxing boat cruise on Kazinga channel, this is a huge opportunity to spot more animals as they come to cool off down the stream. Queen Elizabeth National Park is the leading birding destination with over 600 bird species including pelicans, kingfishers, hammer corps, woodpeckers, cormorants, goliath heron and the rare shoebill stork; have a good time spotting these birds. Later you return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National park and transfer Back Entebbe
Check-out and you can choose between a nature walk at Katwe ecotourism site (one of the few surviving salt lakes in East Africa) or take a primate walk (chimpanzee, monkey, baboons) trekking in Kyambura gorge. Before proceeding to Kampala; lunch en-route and arriving in the evening. Check-in dinner and overnight at the accommodation facility of your choice.