Located on the savannah plains below the Rwenzoris, the park protects the great game of Africa in which includes elephants, lions, buffaloes, a profusion of hippos, elusive giant forest hogs and leopards among others. These animals are regularly sighted around the tourist village of the Mweya Peninsula – which also boasts a marvelous waterfront setting in the shadow of the Rwenzori Mountains.
The park hosts 100 mammal species and a remarkable 606 bird species and this makes it a superb safari territory, to tourists who are interested in game viewing and birding as well. From the Kazinga channel a launch cruise enables tourists to see different birds, thousands of hippos, solitary buffaloes and other animals that come for a drink on the Kazinga channel.
The park also poses a number of primate species in the Kyambura gorge and Maramagambo forest. From the Kyambura gorge you have got the opportunity to track the fast moving and elusive chimpanzees while the Maramagambo forest is a home to an alluring section of monkeys, birds and flamingos. Around Ishasha go on the hunt for the tree-climbing lions lounging on old fig trees as they wait for their prey.
UGANDA SAFARI ITINERARY Day 1 Kampala-Queen Elizabeth
our safari guide will pick you from your hotel and drive you on the southbound road connecting to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Have a stop over at the royal drum makers, take photographs at the Equator and then descend to the Queen Elizabeth National Park, keeping an eye out for game. Dinner and Overnight at Mweya/Jacana (FB).
Day 2 QENP and the Kazinga Channel
Wake up for an early morning game drive to catch up with the early risers and predators retuning to their hideouts. Have breakfast, and relax during the heat of the day as you wait for lunch. Take a launch cruise on the Kazinga channel and embark on an evening game drive through the Kasenyi plains and the Mweya peninsula where a variety of fauna can be seen. Dinner and Overnight at Mweya/Ihamba (FB).
Day 3 Kyambura, Return to Kampala
After breakfast have an excursion to Kyambura gorge to track the fast moving and elusive chimpanzees. OR go for a nature walk in Maramagambo Forest for tree identification, primate viewing; visit the bat caves and the blue lake. Return to Kampala.