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3 Days Queen Elizabeth Safari in Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari

3 Days Queen Elizabeth Safari: Overview

Our 3-day Queen Elizabeth safari in Uganda is an amazing 2-night or 3-days Uganda wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth Park, ideal for busy or time-poor travelers who would love to see the abundant wildlife of Uganda.

This 3-day Queen Elizabeth safari in Uganda will offer you the opportunity to explore Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s most famous national park and home to over 600 birds and 95 mammal species, counting 4 of Africa’s big five, including lions, leopards, buffaloes, and elephants spotted on game drives in Kasenyi Plains, and a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel.

On your 3-day safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, you’ll encounter animals such as hippos, crocs, and numerous antelopes like Uganda kobs, bushbucks, waterbucks, oribis, topis, warthogs, hyenas, side-striped jackals, etc. It’ll also expose you to chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge, where you’ll spot several primates.

This short Uganda wildlife safari will allow you to have an Uganda Equator Line experience at Kayabwe, where you’ll have incredible photoshoots and buy a souvenir of your safari in Uganda.

This is a perfect value-for-Your-Money 3-day Uganda safari tour that can be customized to your budget and interests. Please contact us.

3 Days Queen Elizabeth Safari: Prime Safari Activities

3 Days Queen Elizabeth Safari: Highlights

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 2: Do morning game drive and an afternoon Kazinga channel boat cruise

Day 3: Morning game drive/optional chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge & transfer to Kampala.

3 Days Queen Elizabeth Safari: Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer From Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Your driver guide will pick you up at 6:00 am from your Kampala city hotel after an early breakfast in order to drive you the 420 km—or 6-7 hours—to Queen Elizabeth National Park, the most well-known park in Uganda.

You’ll make a stop en route at Uganda equator Kayabwe (77km from Kampala) for incredible photoshoots while standing in either hemisphere of the earth or have an equator water experiment plus buying souvenirs for your Uganda safari from the craft shops around and after you proceed for lunch—a delicious cultural dish at the Igongo Cultural Centre—12 km to Mbarara town.

After, embark on the drive to Queen Elizabeth Park through the spectacular countryside, offering scenic views of tea and banana plantations, several herds of long-horned Ankole cattle, and superb views of the Rwenzori Mountains in Rwenzori Mountains National Park. Upon arrival, you’ll check in at the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of The day was the Uganda equator crossing experience

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge

Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge/Bush lodge/Kasenyi Safari Camp

Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages/Park View Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: 387km or 6-7 hours

Activities & Services Of The Day

  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • The Equator experience

Day 2: Do the Game game drive and the afternoon Kazinga Channel Launch Cruise

After breakfast at around 7 am, you’ll go for a 3- to 4-hour game drive in the Kasenyi Plains. You’ll start your day with grazers coming out of their hiding places to feed and if lucky, you can also spot lions hunting. On the drive, you’ll spot elephants, buffaloes, hippos, crocs, lions, leopards, hyenas, common warthogs, antelopes counting topis, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, bushbucks, oribis, etc.

Since Queen Elizabeth Park is among the birders’ haven in Uganda, boasting over 600 bird species, you’ll also encounter bird species including the Martial eagle, Palm-nut vulture, Kingfishers, African fish eagles, Black bee-eaters, Grey crown cranes, Lappet-faced vulture, Brown snake eagle, Long-created eagles, African Wattled plover, Black-bellied bastard, etc.

Retreat from the activity, settle for lunch, and embark on a 2 pm boat cruise on Kazinga Channel. This 2-hour boat trip will offer you an opportunity to view at a close range 100s of hippos submerged in water—the highest concentration in the world. You’ll also be amazed by the large numbers of crocodiles, elephants, and buffaloes on the shore, plus water birds including saddle-bellied storks, pink-backed pelicans, yellow-billed storks, etc.

Retreat from the activity and do a game drive along the channel track as you connect to the lodge overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge

Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge/Bush Lodge/Kasenyi Safari Camp

Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages/Park View Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services Of The Day

  • Morning game drive in Kasenyi
  • Afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga channel
  • Evening game drive along the channel track

Optional Activities You Can Choose To Do On This Day Include

  • Lion tracking
  • Cultural visits
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Forest/Kyambura Gorge
  • Night game drive

Day 3: Do Morning Game Drive/Optional Chimpanzee Trekking In Kyambura Gorge

After an early breakfast at around 7 am, you’ll transfer to the park for another game drive to explore more games and even spot those that you might have missed the previous day and then embark on the transfer to Kampala.

Alternatively, embark on a 2- to 3-hour chimpanzee tracking encounter in Kyambura Gorge, starting at 8 am. This thrilling encounter will expose you to the spectacular Kyambura Gorge, a mysterious 100-meter-deep rainforest canyon in the midst of the dry Savannah of Queen Elizabeth Park. Hiking the gorge’s steep slopes in search of chimpanzees is a challenging task, but a memorable experience worth undertaking.

While on the hike, you’ll spot numerous amazing primates, counting the black-and-white colobus monkeys, olive baboons, vervet and red-tailed monkeys, plus numerous birds like the beautiful great blue turaco, African fin foot, black-and-white casqued hornbills, black bee-eaters, blue bellied kingfishers, etc.

On encountering chimpanzees—man’s closet cousins—you’ll observe how they groom, eat, socialize, hunt, play, or patrol, and their amazing way of swinging in trees. This is a lifetime experience that you must not miss! After chimpanzee tracking in Uganda in Kyambura Gorge, embark on the transfer to Kampala.

Highlight Of The Day: Morning game drive

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

Activities & Services Of The Day

  • Morning game drive
  • Transfer to Kampala

Optional Activities You Can Choose To Do On This Day Include

  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge

End of the 3-Day Queen Elizabeth Safari

Safari Inclusions

  • Full-time English professional safari driver guide
  • 4×4 safari van/4×4 Safari land cruiser with poop-up roof for game viewing with functional A/C
  • Full-board accommodation
  • Boat cruise fees
  • Wi-Fi Internet on board the safari vehicle
  • Bottled water

Safari Exclusions

  • International & domestic flight fees
  • Visa fees
  • Laundry services
  • Items of personal nature
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Other beverages/drinks
  • Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary above

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