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3 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) together with Kyambura and Kigezi Wildlife Reserves form one of the most diverse ecosystems in Africa. The melting glacier waters of the Rwenzori Mountains create a vast wetland system comprising of two main lakes, George and Edward, as well as the connecting Kazinga Channel.

Thousands of hippos populate these lake shorelines. Open savannah dotted with Acacia and Euphorbia trees provide habitat for elephants, lions, leopards, Uganda kobs and big herds of buffaloes.

Ten primate species including chimpanzees are present. Among the many animals frequently seen are giant forest hog, waterbucks, topi, hyenas and crocodiles. The park boasts of more bird species than any other park in Africa.

Day 1: Kampala – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Pick from your Kampala Hotel Very early in the morning after your breakfast and drive to Queen Elizabeth National camp. Lunch in Fort Portal and continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Dinner and overnight at SimbaSafari Lodge. Expect to see Baboons and other small primates on the way to the park alongside the chimpanzee park.

Simba Safari camp: Simba Safari Camp, renowned for excellent hospitality, is nestled at the top a hill overlooking Lake Kikorongo on the edge of Uganda’s most popular Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP), with panoramic views across the park’s extensive savannah plains teeming with wildlife as well as Lakes George and the famed Kazinga Channel.

Day 2: Game driving and Boat cruising.

Get up ready for a 6.30 am morning game drive including Lion trekking. The park’s diverse ecosystem of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Look out for buffaloes, lions, elephants and other wild life in their natural habitat. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast. After lunch go for the afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This is a home of a variety of water birds and on a hot day, hippos, elephants, buffaloes and waterbucks can be sighted as they bathe and drink water at the water edge. Crocodiles are occasionally sighted along the channel banks. Dinner and overnight stay at Simba safari camp.

Game Drives: This is the act of driving through the park for the purpose of viewing animals. This is best done in the early morning and late afternoon hours. Over 200 km of well-maintained tracks give visitors access to the park’s game. Some of the tracks pass through large mating grounds of great herds of Uganda kob. Hungry lions can often be seen searching for prey. The legendary giant forest hog is visible roaming the bush. When it is hot, large herds of elephant make their way down to the water. Buffalo and bushbucks can be found on the Channel track and adjacent circuits. The warthog is a hallmark sight on the Mweya Peninsula. The outstanding scenery along the Crater track brings visitors to volcanic craters at the foothills of the misty Mountains of the Moon (Mt. Rwenzori). The drive is a breath-taking experience. Our friendly staff will assist in planning for a game drive.

Launch Trip on the Kazinga Channel: A boat trip along the hippo crowded banks of Kazinga Channel gives visitors a unique unequalled wildlife experience. Eye to eye with yawning hippos and surrounded by vast numbers of migrant and resident water birds, the boat puts one right in the heart of nature. Many buffaloes rest in the water while the big herds of elephant enjoy themselves drinking and playing along the Channel banks. Crocodiles have become a common sight and occasionally leopards may be seen.

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Kampala

Have late morning breakfast with packed lunch, go for lake katwe salt visit and depart for Kampala where the journey ends. You will have a stop at the Kasese Equator for taking photographs and also will be transferred to Entebbe international Airport for your late evening flights.