4 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour- Queen Elizabeth National Park

Tour Overview:

The 4 days Uganda Wildlife Tour will take you to Uganda’s second largest national park –Queen Elizabeth national park perfectly situated in south western Uganda. The 4 days wildlife Tour will allow you to explore the adventurous launch cruise on the splendid waters of the Kazinga Channel, undertake game drive in the well-organized Kasenyi trucks and chimpanzee trekking at Kyambura George.  The 4 days Uganda Wildlife Safari Tour will offer you golden opportunity to enjoy the views and sights of unique wildlife species like the Uganda Kobs, Buffaloes, hippos, Chimpanzees, elephants, water bucks, baboons and  600 species of birds. The launch cruise along the Kazinga channel offers you an opportunity to see the Hippos, Elephant, Large herds  of buffaloes and a number of bird species including the King fisher, eagles when they are drinking on the shores of the Kanzinga Channel .

Tour Overview:

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park & enroute lunch in Fort Portal town

Day 2: Do an Early Morning game drive & afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel.

Day 3: Early Morning Chimpanzee trekking and Afternoon Ishasha game drive

Day 4: Transfer from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kampala with enroute Traditional lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre& stopover at Uganda Equator Crossing.

Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park & enroute lunch in Fort Portal town

Following an early morning breakfast, you will be picked up by our professional driver guide and  embark on  distance drive of 417kms about 6-7 hours’ drive from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park-Uganda’s finest wildlife safari destination. The drive will take you through the impressive country side landscapes with rural setting and local populations. Arrive in Fort Portal town for lunch stopover. Continue with the drive distance of 144kms to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving late in the evening like at 6-7pm and drive to your pre-booked lodge for Diner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Enganzi Lodge (Midrange/Standard) or Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget/Basic).

Day 2: Early Morning game drive & Afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel.

kazinga-channel-boat-cruise

Wake up early for cup of coffee and thereafter, embark on an early morning game drive in the rolling savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive will take you through Kasenyi tracks with the opportunities of meeting the nocturnal wildlife species when they are retreating back to their hiding grounds and also encountering the early morning wildlife risers when they are starting their daily activities of looking for food. The ranges of wild game which may be seen during the game drive include the elusive leopard, defassa waterbuck, Uganda kob, Side stripped Jackal; Oribis elephants, lions, buffaloes, among others. The tracks are well designed to increase you possibilities of encountering wild game in their natural habitat of Queen Elizabeth National Park. After 3 -4 hour game drive about 200 kilometers, you will retire back to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. After having a thrilling lunch, embark on the rewarding boat cruise on the 45km long Kazinga Channel that connects Lakes Edward and George. The 2-3 hour boat cruise opens your possibilities of enjoying the calm channel waters filled with counts of Hippos no wonder the channel is called the Paradise of Hippos. The other sights of water birds and the Nile crocodiles may not be missed. Retire from the activity to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Enganzi Lodge (Midrange/Standard) or Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget/Basic).

Day 3: Early Morning Chimpanzee trekking & Afternoon Ishasha game drive

ishasha-sector

After taking an early morning breakfast, embark on an interesting early morning chimpanzee trekking in the Kyambura gorge that starts from 8:00am .The Kyambura Gorge Chimp experience is more than exploring chimpanzees in their natural environment, the activity stretches an extra mile to teach you about the ecosystems of Kyambura Gorge’s atmospheric “underground” rainforest, including vegetation types; bird identification and behavior; and chimp and monkey ecology. While at the site, you stand a pretty good chance of hearing and seeing our distant cousins-Chimpanzees as they are habituated. The activity which lasts between 2-3 hours is very rewarding with even an extra view of other primate species like the black and white colobus monkeys, the olive baboons.  After the activity, you will connect to Ishasha sector still in Queen Elizabeth National Park. On arrival to Ishasha sector, you will have your lunch and participate in an afternoon game drive through the tracks of Ishasha sector. The game drive will give you the possibilities of encountering tree climbing lions that tend to lie on the branches of fig trees while keeping a close eye on herds of Uganda kob. You may also see other wildlife species like buffalos, elephants. After game drive in Ishasha, continue with the drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park in Mweya peninsular.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Enganzi Lodge (Midrange/Standard) or Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget/Basic)

Day 4: Transfer from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kampala with enroute Traditional lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre& stopover at Uganda Equator Crossing.

After taking an early morning breakfast, embark on transfer drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kampala Capital City. The overland journey will take you through the rolling winding hills and terraced landscapes of western region. Upon your arrival at Igongo Cultural Centre, you will have your lunch and take 30 minutes tour around Cultural Museum found in the Centre. Thereafter, continue with the drive to Kampala. On your way, you will by-pass Mpigi village, famous for the Royal Drums Makers and have stop over at the Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe, where you will enjoy delightful water experiment, take photos and shop for a souvenir. You will arrive to Kampala late in the evening approximate at 7-8pm and the driver guide will drive you back to your Kampala hotel for dinner and overnight or to Entebbe International Airport for your scheduled flight back home.

End of Safari.