Set majestically in the shadow of the Ruwenzori, this 2,465 SQ km enjoys a stunning location on the rift valley floor between Lakes Edward and George of lush savannah where a mosaic of habitats offer prime grazing for 95 mammal,
specialties include giant forest hog and the legendry tree climbing lions of the Ishasha and a checklist of 612 bird species testifies to the extraordinary ecological diversity of this park. `There still exists no better introduction or a more inciting invitation to visit the park`, Douglas Warlocks remarked in 1952 owing to the Parks great mammal density by then.
Day 1: Entebbe Airport
On arrival, you will be met by our staff at Entebbe Airport; he will help you with your luggage to the car and transfer you to your hotel for an overnight stay. He will brief you about Uganda and your travel itinerary.
Day 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast you will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, entering the park via the northern creator area through a beautiful scenic view. This cluster of extinct volcanoes lies less than 30min north of Mweya. The winding 27km crater drive between the main equator gate that provide awesome superb views into the depths of various craters, some filled with lovely lakes facing towards the Ruwenzori mountains and across the rift valley floor. Check in to your hotel in the evening.
Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park
After early morning coffee, you will go for an early morning game drive to provide you with excellent opportunities to viewing wildlife. Head to the floor of the rift valley teamed up with a lot of wildlife making it one of the treasures of the continent. The Kasenyi sector is known for its abundance of lions that prey on the very many Uganda Cobs found in the area. Other game to be seen include; Elephants, Buffalo, Leopard Waterbuck, Bush Buck Warthog and the un expected Giant forest hog the African largest wild pig which is usually associated with dense forest rather than semi open bushes. Come back for a late breakfast.
After lunch enjoy the unique cruise on the Kazinga channel, the 40km Kazinga channel connects two rift valley lakes Edward and George, these remember Queen Victoria sons and heir Edward VII and successor George V. the launch trip on this channel is an excellent opportunity to view the varied and abundant wildlife populations. These include: Elephants, Hippos, Buffaloes and Nile crocodile. Not to mention large numbers of resident and migratory birds.
Day 4: Kyambura and Kampala
After an early morning coffee drive to fig tree camp, the tourist centre for Kyambura River gorge. Track chimps in the dramatic Kyambura gorge on the eastern side of the park 35 km from Mweya lodge. The 16km gorge is a home to 30 chimps and also hosts the black and white Columbus monkey, Red tailed monkey, Velvet monkey and baboons, the birds include the black and White casqued horn bill, Blue Turaco, Ross’s Turaco and Black bee eater among others.
Thereafter, leave for Kampala, arriving to your hotel in the evening but early enough for dinner.