2-days Queen Elizabeth National Park safari, this park covers 1,978km2 of land, located south of the Rwenzori Mountains, bordering Congo and including two lakes, George and Edward that are connected by the famous Kazinga Channel which supports the experiential boat cruise. It is an ecosystem made of wetland and opens Savannah areas, bringing such beautiful scenery into play right before your very eyes! for this 2-days Queen Elizabeth Safari
Highlights for 2-days Queen Elizabeth Safari
- Bird watching on Kazinga Channel.
- Memorable Big Game Viewing in 4WD Vehicle.
- Visiting Bat caves.
- Cultural heritage and Nature trail.
- 1 nights’ Accommodation.
- Chimpanzee tracking Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
- Services of an English-speaking driver or guide.
- (Optional) Salt Lake visit.
- Exciting Boat Cruising on Kazinga Channel.
- Airport transfers.
Detailed itinerary for Queen Elizabeth safari
Day 1: Travel from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Your driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel at 6:30 am in the morning. Please be time conscious. We like to start the journey early to beat the traffic jam for our non-stop journey of about 283 km to Mbarara town for lunch at Agip Motel, get some delicious buffet and have a few minutes of relaxation before continuing to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Upon arrival in Queen Elizabeth National Park, check into your Safari lodge. You will then have a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel at exactly 2:00 pm for great sightings of hippos, crocodiles, elephants and lots of amazing water birds like Fish Eagles, Kingfishers, Pelicans, Skimmers, Cormorants, Ibis, Bee-eaters, Plovers and so much more! The great views alone during the cruise will totally brush off the exhaustion of the long hours of travel. Return to your safari lodge after the two hours boat cruise, and have dinner, shower and rest.
Destination and accommodation Options
- Main destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Luxury accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge
- Mid-range accommodation: Park View Safari Lodge
- Budget accommodation: Pumba Safari Cottages
- Meal plan: full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 2: Morning Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth and back to Kampala
Wake up at 5:30 am, have a cup of tea or coffee and be ready for the morning game drive at exactly 6:00 am. This will increase your chances of seeing the early morning risers like buffaloes, waterbucks, warthogs, lions and Uganda kobs, cats such as lions, hyenas, and leopards if you are lucky, lots of birds and not to mention lots of surprises! Because as you well know, the wild is a very unpredictable place!
So, put your adventure hut on and keep your fingers crossed, you just might be the lucky one to get the real test of the African “jungle!” After the game drive which will be approximately 2-3 hours, return to the lodge, have a shower, breakfast and get ready with your belongings, the driver will help you load them up into the safari van and then you will be headed straight for Kampala or Entebbe Airport.
A lunch stop will be at Agip Motel in Mbarara, have quick lunch, get back on the road, driving along the Lake Mburo National Park in Kiruhura District. You have a chance of sighting zebras and impalas just by the roadside. The last stop will be made at the Uganda Equator, you will definitely love to take this memory back home with plenty of pictures. At this point, you will do a quick minute’s shopping, your tour guide will be more than happy to help you negotiate for the best prices. From the Equator, you will be driven straight to Kampala and dropped – off at your hotel.
- Main destination: Kampala or Entebbe airport/li>
- Meal plan: half board (breakfast and lunch)
2-days Queen Elizabeth National Park safari includes:
- Airport pickups and Drop-offs of your choice.
- Meals per itinerary.
- Bottled water in Safari Vehicle.
- Drive Allowance.
- Private Safari Vehicle.
- Services of an English-speaking driver/guide.
- Accommodation in self-contained rooms/cottages for 1 night.
- Park access fees to the park.
- All activities indicated in the itinerary.
However, Queen Elizabeth Safari excludes:
- Uganda Visas.
- Luxury drinks.
- Tips to the local guide.
- Telephone fees.
- Personal insurance.
- Personal shopping bills and any other item not mentioned above.