Uganda Wildlife Safari, 3 days
Tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park has been named a Biosphere Reserve for humanity under UNESCO support. The park plus Kyambura and Kigezi wild life reserve make one of the most diverse ecosystems in Africa. It is found in the Western arm of the Great Rift Valley and occupies 1,978 sq. kilometres from semi-deciduous tropical forest to green meadows savannah and swamps.
It is a habitat of the popular tree-climbing lions together with the Uganda Kob, other antelope species, the topi, hyenas, crocodiles, water bucks, elephants, baboons, hippos, buffalo and primate species with the chimpanzees and many more inclusive. More than 500 species of birds have been registered, making the park an attraction for bird lovers. The bird specie include; the black bee- eater, 11 types of king fisher, and many species of falcons, eagles and the raptors and many others. In the crater lakes to the north, flocks of flamingos can be got. The best way to look at the game is by launch trip on the Kazinga channel between Lake George and Lake Edward.
Early in the morning, drive towards the west from Kampala and make a stopover at the Equator for photographs, continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Rwenzori mountain range for much of the journey. A game drive en route may be rewarded with seeing lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, hyenas and a number of antelope species. Go sight seeing in the crater region after lunch, it is a wonder!. Tour the Katwe salt works for a glimpse into traditional salt mining. Dinner plus an overnight will be had at Mweya safari lodge or Budget Institute of Ecology (BLD).
An early morning game drive in this park, offers excellent chances to view lions, leopards, giant forest hogs, cape buffaloes, elephants, defassa water bucks, Uganda kobs, topi and bush bucks and many others. After lunch, enjoy the special 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of Hippos and several animals may be viewed drinking at the waters edge. This launch cruise provides an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game seeing, ideal for the Uganda safari.
The prolific bird life is colourful and extremely great with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight will be had at Mweya safari lodge or Budget Institute of Ecology (BLD).
DAY 3 (BL):
After a very early breakfast, go to the Kyambura gorge for chimpanzee tracking and a number of primates. After tracking, go back to Kampala. Have lunch while going on the way. And get to the city late in the evening.