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The 3 days Queen Elizabeth national park safari includes 2 nights stay at a nice lodge in the northern Kasenyi plains, where you will do multiple game drives and boat cruise safari the Kazinga channel. Queen Elizabeth National Park is located on the rift valley floor in the shadow of snow capped Rwenzori Mountains in western Uganda. The protected area spans 1978, a wild landscape of open savannah, humid tropical forests, crater filled lakes, and the Kazinga channel that connects the lakes of Edward and George.

The park is both beautiful and rich in biodiversity, making for a perfect destination for 3 days nature and wildlife viewing safari. There are 97 mammal species including large herds of buffaloes and African elephants, hippos, leopards, lions, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, and over 600 species of birds. The park’s main attractions are the tree climbing which are found in Ishasha wilderness the southern sector that borders with Virunga national park in DR Congo. Time allowing, you can visit Ishasha to look for the tree lions, Congo buffalo, topi, that are hard to see in the Kasenyi plains.

Trip summary for 3 days Queen Elizabeth Safari

Day 1: transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
Day 3: Game drive and boat cruise
Day 3: transfer back to Kampala

Detailed 3 days Queen Elizabeth Safari itinerary

Day 1: Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Your guide will pick you up at the hotel in Kampala city preferably before 8:00am depart for Queen Elizabeth national park. It is 6-7 hour drive depending on time spent during stopovers along the way at the equator monument for the water experiment and photo shoots and in Mbarara city for lunch at Igongo restaurant. Arrive in the park early afternoon and check in at the lodge after which you will enjoy an evening game drive before dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Lake Mburo Game drive and boat cruise

Early morning game drive usually begins before sunrise after a cup of African tea. Your guide will navigate through the game tracks and reach some of the water holes on the shores of Lake George in search of mammal species. Regularly seen are the hippos, buffaloes, elephants, Uganda kobs, and waterbucks. Leopards, lions, and spotted hyenas are present in the park and might be spotted too.

At noon you will return to the lodge for lunch. Later at 2:00 pm, embark on a boat cruise on Kazinga channel for 3 hours until 5 :00 pm. Kazinga channel attracts elephants, buffaloes, species, Nile crocodiles, and hippos. A variety of water bird species can be seen such as the African fish eagle, Egyptian goose, pied, malachite, giant, and woodland kingfishers. From the channel, you go back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Departure from Lake Mburo to Kampala

Take the final early morning game drive, and then come back for full breakfast at around 9 am. Set off from the park and transfer to Kampala arriving early afternoon. You will be driven to the airport or any other place of choice. End of 3 days Queen Elizabeth National Park safari.

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