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Queen Elizabeth 3 days


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Leopard near Mweya Safari Lodge

Main topics of the safari

  • Queen Elisabeth National Park Safari -
  • Stop at Equator
  • Scenic drive along the Rwenzoris
  • Option of tracking chimpanzee in Kyambura Gorge (extra cost)

Itinerary

Day 1. Driver to Queen Elizabeth National Park with a stop at the Equator

The drive takes you through some scenic parts of the country, with a first stop at the Equator. Then proceeding through the small farms and villages of Buganda, passing Masaka towards Mbarara. After some time the landscape changes into the open grassy undulating hills of the Ankole cattle country. Lunch is in Mbarara and then, after lunch, you will reach the mounatainous area of the escarpment in the Rift Valley, before descending to the low plains of the national park at the bottom of the rift.

Day 2. Game drives and boat-launch

The program starts at day-break with a game-drive in the Kasenyi area where lion often are seen. The area also holds many other animals and birds, like, antelopes, buffalos, elephants, and so on. After a break at the Kasenyi salt crater you will drive towards the Mweya peninsula for lunch, a visit at the Field Study Centre and for the afternoon boat-launch on the Kazinga channel. This boat-launch is one of the highlights of most safaris as there are so many birds, hippo, crocodile, buffalos, often elephants and so many other things to see on the shore-line.

Day 3. Return journey via the Rwenzori and Fort Portal

You may have an option of doing an early shorter game-drive in the morning, or taking is easy and leave after a relaxed breakfast, or alternatively, you may opt for an early chimpanzee tracking in the Kyambura Gorge (extra option). The drive passes near the Rwenzoris, the highest mountainrange in Africa with peaks of more than 5.000 metres above sea-level, and with glaciers. These peaks are usually hidden by clouds but may sometimes be seen. Lunch is in Fort Portal and from there the drive continues via Mubende and Mpigi to Kampala/Entebbe where you will be dropped at your hotel.


Included

  • Accommodation two nights, day 1 and 2
  • Full board from lunch day 1 to lunch day 3, inclusive of a non-alcoholic drink
  • All transport with safari vehicle with 4WD, including driver and guide.
  • All parkfees including driver and car
  • A national parks ranger (if available)

Not included

  • Personal equipment
  • Drinks not included in the meals
  • Tip to drivers and where otherwise may be applicable









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Viewing elephants during the boat-launch on Kazinga Channel




Olivesafari 2018