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3 Days Wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

This is a 3 days safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The safari starts and finishes in Kampala, taking you through Uganda’s second largest national park. Located on the savannah plains below the Rwenzoris, Queen Elizabeth National Park hosts the great game of Africa in which includes elephants, lions, buffaloes, a profusion of hippos, elusive giant forest hogs and leopards among others. These animals are regularly sighted around the tourist village of the Mweya Peninsula - which also boasts a marvelous waterfront setting in the shadow of the Rwenzori Mountains.

Queen Elizabeth National Park hosts 100 mammal species and a remarkable 606 bird species and this makes it a superb safari territory, to tourists who are interested in game viewing and birding as well. From the Kazinga channel a launch cruise enables tourists to see different birds, thousands of hippos, solitary buffaloes and other animals that come for a drink on the Kazinga channel. The park also poses a number of primate species in the Kyambura gorge and Maramagambo forest. From the Kyambura gorge you have got the opportunity to track the fast moving and elusive chimpanzees while the Maramagambo forest is a home to an alluring section of monkeys, birds and flamingos. Around Ishasha go on the hunt for the tree-climbing lions lounging on old fig trees as they wait for their prey.

QUEEN ELIZABETH SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Kampala - Queen Elizabeth National Park
Our safari guide will pick you from your hotel and drive you on the southbound road connecting to Queen Elizabeth National Park. On your way through the beautiful countryside of Uganda, habe a stop over at the royal drum makers, take photographs at the Equator and then descend to the Queen Elizabeth National Park, keeping an eye out for the wild game that roam all over the park. Dinner and Overnight at Mweya/Jacana Safari Lodge (FB).

Day 2: Wildlife Safari - Queen Elizabeth NP
Early in the morning, wake up for a game viewing safari to catch up with the early risers and predators retuning to their hideouts. Have breakfast, and relax during the heat of the day as you wait for lunch. Take a launch cruise on the Kazinga channel and embark on an evening game drive through the Kasenyi plains and the Mweya peninsula where a variety of fauna can be seen. Dinner and Overnight at Mweya/Jacana (FB).

Day 3: Chimpanzee Trek - Kyambura Gorge
After breakfast take an excursion to Kyambura gorge to track the fast moving and elusive chimpanzees. Alternatively, you can go for a nature walk in Maramagambo Forest for tree identification, primate viewing; visit the bat caves and the blue lake. After the trek, return to Kampala.

End of the Wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park