Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s ecosystem which includes sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 bird species.
Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalos, elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on unsuspecting Uganda Kobs.
We set off in the morning at 6:30AM for our drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park and along the way we shall visit the drum makers and also stop at the Equator for the wonderful experience, have a chance to stand in the northern and southern hemispheres at the same time. Back in the van we’ll drive to Igongo Cultural Centre where you will be taken through the museum to deeply understand the culture and folklore in this particular part of Uganda. After the museum walk we’ll have lunch here and then stretch our last leg to this beautiful awaited park named after the Queen of England and be there in time for an evening game drive.
Activity: Equator experience, drum makers, igongo museum, evening game drive.
Start the day with a very early morning breakfast and with packed lunch get in your safari van and drive around the park to stand a chance of seeing herds of grazers breaking their fast and also may stand a chance o see the big cuts feasting on their early morning catches. You will also visit the famous Katwe salt lake and later in the afternoon, enjoy the boat cruise along the kazinga channel with lots of Hippos and Crocodiles slaying in the waters. The wide variety of birds like the Kingfisher, Pelicans, Fish eagles and many more combined with the great views during the cruise will totally brush off the exhaustion of the long drives in the park and keep your minds awake with fresh memories. Return to your accommodation after the boat cruise and rest for the rest of the evening or opt for an evening wildlife safari
Activity: Morning game drive, Katwe salt lake, Launch cruise
Option: Evening wildlife safari
After your breakfast at leisure, we will embark on a wildlife safari out of the park, keep eyes peeled for more wildlife and those you might have missed out in the previous days. We’ll have lunch at the equator en-route Kampala.
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