3 Day Queen Elizabeth National ParkStephen Atwiine
Queen Elizabeth National Park has been designated a Biosphere Reserve for humanity under UNESCO auspice. It is located on the western arm of the Great Rift Valley, and boasts of a remarkable variety of ecosystems, from semi-deciduous tropical forests to green meadows, savannah and swamps.
It is home to the famous tree climbing lions as well as the Uganda kob, antelopes, elephans, baboons, hippos, buffaloes, chimps, leopards and many other small animals. Over 500 species of birds have been recorded, making the park a magnet for bird watchers. The bird species include the black bee- eater, 11 types of king fishers, raptors and several species of falcons and eagles. In the crater lakes to the north, flocks of flamingoes can be found. A favorite way to view the game and birds is by taking a launch trip on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes George and Edward.
Leave Kampala heading Southwest via Masaka and Mbarara. Stop at the Equator, a famous spot for photography. For the rest of journey, enjoy the Acacia woodland, long horned ankole cattle and Ishaka tea plantations .Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. Go for an evening game drive and return for dinner and overnight, choosing between classic, midrange and budget accommodation.
DAY 2: Game drive and launch trip on Kazinga Channel
Enjoy the sunrise by taking an early morning game drive along Kasenyi track, Queens mile and expect to see Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions, Kobs, Waterbuck, and if you are lucky the shy Leopard and Spotted Hyena. Return to the lodge for breakfast and relax at the swimming pool site. In the afternoon, go for a spectacular boat cruise on Kazinga Channel to view the amazing bird life and a variety of wild animals. Evening sightseeing around the volcanic crater area and Baboon cliff is amazing! Dinner and overnight at your lodge or hotel.
Return to Kampala.
a) Take a game drive to Ishasha sector in search of the tree climbing lions with overnight in Ishasha.
- b) Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge on Day 3 before returning to Kampala.