3 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari
3 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari: Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the best destinations for wildlife viewing safaris in Uganda. These 3 days Queen Elizabeth national Park safari will give you an opportunity to embark on a memorable wildlife safari during your stay in Uganda. There is a lot to look forward to during the 3 days Uganda safari in Queen Elizabeth national park such as; Lion tracking experience, guided game drives, boat cruise on Kazinga Channel and not forgetting a cultural tour to one of the nearby local communities outside the park.
Highlights for 3 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari.
- Day 1: Pick up & Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
- Day 2: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise.
- Day 3: Cultural Community Tour & Transfer Back to Kampala.
Detailed Itinerary for 3 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari.
Day 1: Pickup & Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Pickup & Transfer to Queen: Day 1 of your 3 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari starts with a pickup from any pickup station of your choice. You can choose to have our guide/driver pick you up from either your hotel in Kampala or upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport. You will then transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park which is located in the western part of Uganda, in Kasese district. It is the second largest savannah national park in Uganda, covering approximately 1,978 square kilometers. It is about 6-8 hour drive from Kampala to the park and 9 hours from Entebbe airport. You will have a stopover at the equator monuments in Kayabwe, take a few photos and visit some of the craft shops nearby. You will also have another stopover in case you need to ease yourself and also grab some refreshments and snacks for the road. Upon your arrival in the park, check into your lodge and have lunch.
Lion Tracking Experience: Later in the afternoon after you have had your lunch and rested well, you will embark on a lion tracking experience. You will be accompanied by a team of researchers and park ranger on a guided game drive in the park, where you will track down lions in the park. This activity will give you the opportunity to see the famous tree climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth national park. The activity will be conducted in Ishasha sector in the southern part of the national park. This activity will take about 1-3 hours or more depending on how fast you are able to locate a pride of lions.
Later check drive to your lodge for dinner and accommodation at Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget)/Park View Safari Lodge (Mid-Range)/Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury).
Day 2: Morning Game drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise.
Morning Game Drive: Have an early morning breakfast and proceed on a morning game drive in the park which begins at 6am. This morning game drive will give you a great chance to view the stunning wildlife in the park like; African savannah elephants, hyenas, Uganda Kobs, heart beasts, giraffes, zebras and many more. Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to over 612 bird species thus making it a great destination for birding activities. While on your game drive, you may spot birds like the African skimmer, Chapin’s flycatcher, Shoebill stock, the great flamingos and Pink- backed pelicans. Game drives in the park usually take between 2-3 hours or more depending on which areas of the park you are exploring. Later drive back to your lodge lunch.
Afternoon Boat Cruise: After having your lunch, head out for an afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga Channel. The boat cruise starts at exactly 2pm and can take approximately 2 hours. During your boat cruise, you may sight lots of wildlife such as hippos, Nile crocodiles, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, waterbucks and some species of birds like the great flamingos, Shoebill stock, Ibis and so many others.
Later retire back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Night Game Drive (Optional): After your dinner, you can opt to embark on a night game drive in the park. Night Game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park are ideal for viewing nocturnal wildlife animals such as; lions, cheetah, jackals, bush backs, and hyenas to mention but a few. All visitors on a night game drive in the park must be accompanied by a park ranger.
Day 3: Community Tour & Transfer to Back to Kampala.
Community Tour: Wake up in the morning and have breakfast at your lodge. Meet up with your guide at head out to one of the local communities that live near the national park. One interesting local community that you can visit is the Nyanz’ibiri Cave Community. This community is famous for its “Bat Cave” which is a popular tourist attraction site. You can also pay a visit to the Community Cultural Museum, which is a perfectly preserved Banyaruguru hut that is filled with valuable traditional artifacts that were once used by locals for their everyday life.
Transfer Back to Kampala: Have lunch and transfer back to Kampala where you will be dropped off at any location of your choice; either at a hotel in Kampala or at Entebbe International Airport.
End of Tour.