AVU025 – LAKE MBURO AND QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK (4 DAYS)

This safari will take you to Lake Mburo National Park, a beautiful park with tranquil surroundings with wildlife like; Impala, elands, Kipspringers, waterbuck, Zebra and buffalo, a canoe trip in the afternoon for more birding. Later you will en route to Queen Elizabeth National Park – the world’s most biodiversity wildlife sanctuary featuring climbing lions, leopards, hippos, elephants, and buffaloes, lots of small game and rare birds.

Tour Highlights

Day 1: Kampala – Lake Mburo
Day 2: Wildlife Viewing – Lake Mburo & Transfer to Queen Elizabeth
Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking – Kyambura, Launch cruise – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 4: Wildlife Viewing, Queen Elizabeth Park & Transfer to Kampala

DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Kampala – Lake Mburo

The guide will meet you and depart by road for Lake Mburo National Park. You will have a stop over at the Equator for photographs and snacks. On your way to the park, game-drive as you check in Mantana Tented Camp (basic) or Rwonyo rest Camp (budget). After lunch, enjoy a boat ride in Lake Mburo amidst Hippos. Other animals like Crocodiles herons, African King fisher, Fish Eagles, Pelicans, Crested Cranes including local fishermen and fishing villages may be seen. Evening guided walks can also be arranged.

Accommodation: Mihingo Lodge (Luxury),

Arcadia Cottages (Mid-range),

Lake View Resort Hotel (Basic).

Meal Plan: Full Board.

Day 2: Wildlife Viewing – Lake Mburo & Transfer to Queen Elizabeth

After breakfast make an early morning game drive and expect to see Zebras, Warthogs, Elands, Uganda kob, Buffaloes and many birds. Depart to Mbarara stopping for Lunch at Regency Hotel or Agip Motel Mbarara. Make a scenic drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey. A game drive en route may be rewarded with views of Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Buffaloes, Hyenas and a variety of Antelope species.

After checking in and having some time to relax, go sightseeing in the crater region – it is a marvel! Visit the Katwe Salt works for a glimpse into traditional salt mining.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge

azinga Cion – it is a marvel! V(Luxury),

Katara Safari Lodge or Kyambura Game Lodge (Mid-range)

Enganzi (Basic).

Meal Plan: Full Board.

Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking – Kyambura, Launch cruise – Queen Elizabeth National Park

This day, you will drive to Kyambura gorge before sunrise for a thrilling chimpanzee trek. The gorge is a natural home of habituated chimps. Your guided walk may last three to five hours. You will also have sightings of colobus, velvet, and red tailed monkeys, baboons and other primates.
Return to the lodge and after lunch, drive to the jetty on the Kazinga channel for a 2 hour afternoon launch cruise. The waterway is filled with schools of hippos. Buffalos and elephants can be seen at the banks, and there are also a rich variety of marine birds on the channel. Retire to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury),

Katara Safari Lodge or Kyambura Game Lodge (Mid-range)

Enganzi (Basic).

Meal Plan: Full Board.

Day 4: Wildlife Viewing, Queen Elizabeth Park & Transfer to Kampala
Wake up before sunrise to go for an early morning game drive to catch up with the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. You are likely to meet grazing hippos, elephants, bushbucks, waterbucks, lions, spotted hyenas, stripped jackals and of course the several warthogs. Return to the lodge for late breakfast before departing to Kampala with lunch en-route arriving in the early evening. Your safari guide will see you to your hotel.
Meal Plan: Full Board.

END OF LAKE MBURO AND QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK (4 DAYS)

The Safari Package Covers:

Chimps Permit
Boat ride
Park Entrance
Park Ranger Fees.
A 2 hour launch cruise along Kazinga Channel
Relevant Government Taxes.
Full Board Accommodation (3 nights) and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary.
Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
Airport transfer as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

Safari Exclusions:

Air Fares
Visa Fees
Expenses of personal nature such as; personal insurance, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities

Extra Services:

Airport transfers Entebbe-Kampala (USD 40$), Kampala-Entebbe- (USD 30$) Booking accommodation for you (Night before safari starts and after safari in case your flight is on the next day). We recommend the following accommodations:

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Serena Hotel, (Luxury – USD 413 for a single room; USD 437 for a double/twin room),

Sheraton Hotel (Luxury – USD 297 for a single room; USD 321 for a double/twin room),

Cassia Lodge (Mid-range – USD 105 for a single room; USD 135 for a double/twin room)

The Lodge (Budget and Mid-range -USD 50 for a single room; USD 60 for a double/twin room)