4 Days Queen Elizabeth And Lake Mburo Safari

This Safari will take you through Lake Mburo National Park, known for sculptured landscape with rolling grassy hills

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Queen Elizabeth And Lake Mburo Safari: This Safari will take you through Lake Mburo National Park and Queen Elizabeth national park to see different mammals, Birds among others. Expect to encounter Zebras & Impala herds in Lake Mburo and Lions, Leopards, Chimpanzees, Hippos, African Elephants, Cape Buffaloes not forgetting the beautiful launch cruise along Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth park to make your safari memorable!

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth national park-Evening game drive

After breakfast, you will be met by your guide who will transfer you to Queen Elizabeth with a stopover for lunch in Mbarara. Continue through villages with cultivated areas up to the lush green views of Queen Elizabeth national park. You will arrive late evening as you enter Queen Elizabeth national park and be amazed by jumping antelopes all over the plains. Check in for relaxation, dinner and overnight at Parkview Safari Lodge or Irungu Forest Safari Lodge

Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

You will have an early Breakfast and then get ready for the Big Day. Go for a game drive expecting to see the early risers, and at least four members of the Big Five and other animals that you could have missed yesterday like the Uganda Kobs, Water-buck, Warthogs, etc. After lunch, you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel. You will see a lot of hippos as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see: Buffalos, Crocodiles, bathing Elephants, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. Dinner and overnight at Parkview Safari Lodge or Irungu Forest Safari Lodge

Day 3: Chimp tracking in Kalinzu forest and transfer to Lake Mburo national park for an evening game drive

After Breakfast get ready for a short drive to meet our closest cousins in the Jungle in their frenzy exciting moods grooming in Kalinzu forest! Besides the chimps, 9 different species of Monkeys are found in this forest, for example Black and white colobus monkey, red tailed monkey and bush babies. In the forest canopy colored aviation creatures such as butterflies and various bird species like the native Great blue Turaco, joyful Greenbul, olive long tailed cuckoo and the superb black bee eater can be spotted. After the trek have lunch and later we start our Journey to Lake Mburo National Park where we shall have an evening game drive, sighting various animals like Zebra, Antelopes like Water-bucks, Impala herds, Bush-bucks and many more. We later head to rest at our accommodation for dinner and overnight in Mihingo lodge or Rwakobo Rock

Day 4: Safari walk in Lake Mburo National park and transfer to Kampala

This day will mark the last day of your jungle safaris. After Breakfast you will have a short walk around the lodge and later check out as you embark on an exciting road trip back to Kampala with lunch en route. You will make a stopover at the Equator line for experiment and photography. You will arrive in Kampala in the evening and transfer to the airport to board your flight back home.

The price quote will include:

  • Transport 4×4
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Boat cruise
  • Guide fees
  • Park fees
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Water and fruits on board.

The costs do not include:

  • Tourist insurance
  • International flight ticket
  • Money for tips and anything of personal nature
  • Beverages

Best of Queen Elizabeth national park.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is found in western Uganda in the Rubirizi, Kamwenge, Kasese, and Rukungiri districts.  The park is 500 km by road from the southwest of Kampala Uganda. Queen Elizabeth is located in the town of Kasese at the northwest edge of the town and Rubirizi is located in the southeastern border.

Queen Elizabeth national park includes the Maramagambo forest, the Kyambura game reserve bordering Kigezi Game Reserve, and the other two near parks which include Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kibale National Park.

Queen Elizabeth National Park was established in 1952 as Kazinga National Park and named Queen Elizabeth national park after 2 years. Queen Elizabeth National Park has an area covered of 1980 sq. km extending from Lake George in the northeast to Lake Edward in the southwest where the Kazinga channel is found. The big is home to the big four such as hippos which live in the Kazinga channel, tree-climbing lions of Ishasha, African elephants, and leopards.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is a home for wildlife such as Uganda kob, African buffalo, lion, Nile crocodile, African leopard, chimpanzees, and over 95 mammals and 500 bird species. The park connects to the Ishasha sector which is the home to tree-climbing lions on the side of Rukingiri. The Ishasha sector is considered to be a lion stronghold in central Africa but poaching should be stopped as well as the prey species to be recovered. Queen Elizabeth national park has many volcanic features i.e. the deep craters, volcanic cones, and crater lakes such as Katwe crates where the salt is extracted

What to visit in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Ishasha sector:  This is located on the southwestern side of Queen Elizabeth national park and it is an area where the tree climbing lions can be spotted spying their prey.

Mweya peninsular: The Mweya peninsular is located at Queen Elizabeth National Park which is located on the northern bank of Kazinga channel with lake Edward.

Kazinga channel: Kazinga channel is located in Queen Elizabeth National Park and it is 4o km in length. The channel is home to many bird species, hippos, and Nile crocodiles.

Kyambura gorge: Kyambura gorge is one of the largest in east Africa that inhabits food for wild animals, chimpanzees among others. Kyambura gorge is also known as a valley of apes that are found on the northern side of the park. These chimpanzees are already habituated and can live with humans as they do their day-to-day activities such as breastfeeding, grooming, hunting, making nests among others making chimpanzee trekking in Queen Elizabeth national park possible.

Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Bird watching: Queen Elizabeth National Park harbors over 500 bird species making it a birding safari. Birds in this park include sedge warbles, papyrus canary, the martial eagle, pink-backed pelican, yellow-throated cuckoo, African jacana, and grey crested crane among others.

Game drive: The game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park are done in two shifts that are in the morning game drive in the morning at 7 and the evening game drive at 4 pm but there are also night game drives in the park. With game drive, you get to see the flora and fauna of the park i.e. elephants, lions, African buffaloes, Uganda kobs, leopards among others. There is also chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge, boat cruise at Kazinga channel, cultural encounters as well as hiking and nature walks.

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