Safari Overview

Located on the savannah plains below the Ruwenzori’s, the park protects 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 Ruwenzori mountains. The 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.

Safari Highlights

  • Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 2: Game drive–Boat cruise along Kazinga Chanel     
  • Day 3: End of Safari

 Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Sunset Game drive

After morning breakfast, you will continue your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park.Queen Elizabeth is Uganda’s second largest park, located at the base of the majestic Ruwenzori Mountain range, adjacent to Lake Edward and Lake George. The park has prolific game, including gazelle, Uganda kob, warthog and waterbuck. Lions are often sighted both in and at the entrance to the park. Be prepared for huge numbers of hippo and elephant, and keep your eyes peeled for a leopard lazing in the sunshine.

 You will go for a game-drive as you head into the park. Your lodge is located on the edge of Queen Elizabeth National Park, overlooking the spectacular Kazinga channel. Watch wildlife from your own private verandah and fall asleep to the roaring of lions on the distant savannah. This truly is Africa! Check in for diner and overnight;

 Meal Plan: Lunch and dinner

Journey Time: 7 Hours

Day 2: Game drive – Boat cruise along Kazinga Channel

Today you wake up early. A little before sunrise coffee, tea and doughnuts will be served in the lounge before we head out for a long game drive in time to see the first rays of light. You will search for all the wildlife in the park and are likely to come across elephant, buffalo, lion, waterbuck, leopard, Uganda kob, and many warthogs.

A well-deserved brunch will be served back at the lodge in the late morning. In the afternoon you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga channel which joins Lake George and Lake Albert. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine!), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see buffalo, crocodile, bathing elephant, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. After the boat-safari you game drive back to the lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Journey time: Game drive hours

Day 3: End of Your safari

This is the last day of your Uganda wildlife safari, leisurely have a relaxed breakfast and check out for your return journey to Kampala.  You will have a scenic drive and informative talk. You will stopover for village and town visits and then head to the Airport which marks the end of the trip.

Meal Plan: Breakfast Lunch

Journey Time: 7 Hours