Day 1 : Kampala - Queen Elizabeth National Park (ca. 7 hrs)
From Kampala we depart to one of the most beautiful protected areas in Uganda: Queen Elizabeth National Park. On our way we will pass the Ugandan Equator where you can take pictures and shop for a souvenir. We continue to Mbarara for lunch and then follow the road to the southwest and head for the Western Rift Valley. Upon arrival in Queen Elizabeth National Park you will enjoy a short evening game drive as we drive to our accommodation in the middle of the park. It is likely to spot waterbucks, warthogs and reedbucks while the sun slowly sets. Dinner and overnight at Simba Safari Camp.
Day 2 : Queen Elizabeth National Park
The day begins early as we start with a morning game drive and head for the mating ground of the Uganda Kobs. We search for the lions, elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals in their natural habitat before returning for lunch. In the afternoon we take on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. Thanks to the abundant bird life that is sighted, and the elephants, buffaloes and hundreds of hippos that are cooling off at the shores, this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari. Dinner and overnight at Simba Safari Camp.
Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Kampala (ca. 7 hrs)
After breakfast you can choose to visit the Maramagambo Forest for a walk through the tropical forest, known for the Blue Lake. You will get the chance to have a close look at the bats and maybe even the rock python and forest cobras that feed on the bats. The same walk will provide you with views of primates, different bird species and beautiful flora.
An alternative for the forest walk is a hike in the Kyambura Wildlife Reserve (not included). Driving through a grassland area, all of a sudden we come across an amazing gorge of one hundred meters deep, covered with tropical rain forest. You will hike into the gorge of the Kyambura River in search of the wild chimpanzees. It is a beautiful walk through river valley, home to many primates, birds and butterfly species. After one of these activities we will leave Queen Elizabeth National Park and head back towards the capital city with lunch en route. Arrival in Kampala in the evening.
Included in the price:
- Ground transport per comfortable 4WD safari vehicle
- English speaking driver/guide
- Accommodation in budget places mentioned in the itinerary, based on a double room
- Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Bottled mineral water throughout the safari
- Park entrance fees
- Game drive
- Boat launch on the Kazinga Channel
- Forest walk in Maramagambo Forest
- International flight and airport transfer
- Chimp trekking in Kyambura (USD $50 per person)
- Meals and drinks not mentioned above
- Laundry and tips
- Items of personal nature
If you wish to stay in luxury accommodation please notify so we can inform you about the upgrade fees.