Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.
Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob.
As well as its outstanding wildlife attractions, Queen Elizabeth National Park has a fascinating cultural history. There are many opportunities for visitors to meet the local communities and enjoy storytelling, dance, music and more. The gazetting of the park has ensured the conservation of its ecosystems, which in turn benefits the surrounding communities.
DAY 1: ENROUTE SAFARI ATTRACTIONS
You’re expected to start your journey early in the morning after break fast then our guide will have to pick you then head to the western direction. Have a stop over at the equator and Mpabirwe drum makers and do some shopping. Proceed to Mbarara incase you wish to visit lake Mburo you willl pay an extra cost if not continue to Mbarara and have lunch at Agip Motel then continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Pass through tea plantation under Rwenzori commodities and banana plantations.
As you get into the park you will be able to see the escapements of Rwenzori Mountain Crater Lakes, rift valley and see some animals on the road side. Have evening game drives within the park and see animals like tree climbing lions, lions, elephants, buffaloes, Kobs, bushbucks, waterbucks, warthogs, leopard but it may not be easy to see it. Then have dinner at Mweya or institute of ecology with a view of Kazinga channel and Lake Edward peninsular.
DAY 2: Guided Walks
This will be the most interesting but tiresome day. You will have a cup of African tea early in the morning and take chimp safari to Kyanbura Gorge encounter with buffaloes, water bucks, warthogs, variety of birds, lions, uganda kobs and others animals. Then to Katunguru trading centre where there are different ethnic groups with closely related languages for culture performances. You will be taken back to mweya lodge for refreshments and lunch.
After lunch there are great surprises a waiting for you in the extensive Maramaganbo forest. Before you take forest walks a brief history and back ground of the forest will be given to you. While on the guided forest nature walks, you will see the bat cave in there are pythons which on the bats.
There are other trails which will lead you to crater lakes and the blue River which is near the bat caves. You may as well see other primate like chimps, elephants and birds. A return to your accommodation for dinner and over night.
DAY 3: Morning Game Drives
Still in the mood of the previous day, for you to catch up the early risers game drives will start at 6:30 when the predators are returning to their hideout. You may see elephants, lions, spotted hyenas, leopards and hippos grazing. After game drives have late break fast at Mweya.
Then proceed to Kampala via Kasese Fort portal road have dinner and over night at any hotel of your choice where you will pick for Air port transfers.
Summary of activities at the park will include;- Boat cruises at Kazinga channel, game drives interaction with local people, visit Kyambura wild life reserve, see traditional salt works, see tree climbing lions in the Ishasha southern part.