Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Fort Portal
Queen Elizabeth National Parks is a must visit on the western safari circuit. The Volcanic actions in the distant past have left picturesque features like the block mountains, the scenic rift valley escarpments the breathtaking rift valley floor, crater lakes some filled with water and others dry, plateaus and other craters filled with forests which are all habitants to big game, primates, chimpanzees and a variety of bird species.
The Journey to this park will take you past the equator line where you will be positioned with one foot to the northern hemisphere and the other on the southern hemisphere, take photo shots as you continue your journey through other interesting landscapes and features where you will make brief stops. Arrive in the famous Ankole land famed after it’s long horned cattle where we may break off for lunch.
Afternoon proceed to the park through the scenic Bunyaruguru crater lakes region, arrive in the evening and check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Meals: L, D
Day 2: Game Drive and Kazinga Channel Cruise
Set out into the savanna grassland for a morning game drive as you lookout for the hunting lions. There are 99% chances of seeing all the 4 big five in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Look out for the Giant African Elephants, herds of buffaloes, hippos and with Luck the shrewd leopard. The park is also home to more than 660 bird species that have been recorded, making it a bird haven and an attraction for many birders.
After lunch take on a relaxing launch cruise along Kazinga channel, a wonderful way to view wild life coming to water at the channel in the afternoon heat. You will see the resident schools of Hippos, Elephants having a bath after a long trek through the grasslands, buffaloes wallowing in mud at the water banks and other wild life coming for a drink. The channel alone is a good birding spot and the most common bird species in the park include the Egyptian Goose, Spur-winged plover, African fish eagle, Pied kingfisher, Lesser flamingos and African skimmers.
Return to the lodge/camp for diner and overnight stay.
Meals: B, L,D
Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking
It’s an exciting morning as we prepare to meet these primates that are the closest living relatives to humans sharing more than 98% of our genetic blue print. The chimp habitant itself is interesting as you make your way in the forested gorge “almost like an underground forest” to follow the tale tales leading you to where the chimps are. Do not forget to carry your binoculars as the chimps tend to foliage in tree canopies.
Later have your packed lunch and drive at leisure heading back to Kampala arriving in the evening.
The above safari package includes:
- Park entrance fees,
- 1 chimp permit per person,
- Game drive
- Launch cruise
- Meals as specified (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
- 4×4 WD vehicle with Fuel
- English speaking Driver/guide
- Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
- Tips, Souvenirs
- Laundry and any other items of personal nature.
- Airport transfers (arranged on request)
- Pre and post safari Accommodation