MBURO & QUEEN ELIZABETH NP SAFARI – 4 DAYS
This 4 Days Mburo & Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari takes for a diurnal primates which occur in Lake Mburo national park and gorillas in the misty Bwindi impenetrable and not to forget Queen Elizabeth national park which habours several species not observed elsewhere in Uganda. It is the only place in Uganda to support a population of impala (from which Kampala city derives its name), and only one of the three protected areas countrywide where Burchell’s zebra occurs, the other two being the far less accessible Kidepo and Pian-Upe. Other antelopes easily seen are topi, bushbuck, common duiker, oribi, Defassa waterbuck and Bofor reedbuck, while the lake and lush fringing vegetation support healthy populations of buffalo, warthog, bush-pig and hippopotamus. Large herds of the majestic eland keep roaming the park. zebra 1The sitatunga confines itself to the swampy areas of the park. Only two diurnal primates occur in Lake Mburo: the vervet monkey and olive baboon. Nocturnal calls of the spotted hyena can be heard through the night. Leopard, side-striped jackal and various smaller predators are also present, most visibly the white-tailed mongoose and three otter species resident in the lakes.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is probably the best and most popular East African Safari package. Lake Mburo National Park habours several species not observed elsewhere in Uganda. It is the only place in Uganda to support a population of impala (from which Kampala city derives its name), and only one of the three protected areas countrywide where Burchell’s zebra occurs, the other two being the far less accessible Kidepo and Pian-Upe. Other antelopes easily seen are topi, bushbuck, common duiker, oribi, Defassa waterbuck and Bofor reedbuck. The sitatunga confines itself to the swampy areas of the park.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is described by many as the most beautiful park in Africa. Set in the west of the Great African rift valley, and bordered by the Rwenzori Mountains (the legendary mist-capped ‘Mountains of the Moon’). Queen Elizabeth incorporates dozens of mirror surfaced crater-lakes, salty and fresh water lakes. There are over 95 mammal including 10 primate species (chimpanzees, vervet, blue, red-tailed, L’Hoest monkey, colobus, baboons), upto 20 predators (lion, leopard, spotted hyena, etc), antelopes, buffaloes, hippos, elephants. More than 610 bird species (probably the highest total for any national park in Africa, if not the world. In addition to 54 raptors, the checklist includes virtually every waterbird species of Uganda, a variety of woodland and forest species.
Day 1: Transfer to Lake Mburo N.P
Briefing on the safari, transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
Meet and greet with our local guide over breakfast, and then after we drive heading to southwestern Uganda. En route, there is a local community popular for making local drums and crafts and a fruit market. Stopover, admire and buy yourself souvenirs. Proceed to the Equator line taken as one beautiful scenery in Africa – the pathway of the sun and take photographs. queen-elizabeth-np-kobEarly afternoon, arrive in Lake Mburo for a lunch in the park grounds as you marvel at the game and birds within the park. Thereafter we take the unforgettable sun set boat cruise along the Lake Mburo and while on cruise expect the clear view and panoramic photographs of wildlife and birds along the shores of the channel.
Day 2: Game drive and get transferred to Queen Elizabeth thereafter.
Have your early morning breakfast and there after you go for a game drive through the park in search for animal like the Uganda kob, zebras, impalas, elephants, buffaloes to mention but a few. After the game drive you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park lunch en route reaching in the evening, and a late evening game drive on your way to your lodge. Dinner and Overnight at
Day 3: Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Game drive to see lions, leopard, elephant, buffalo, etc
We set out early in the morning for a game drive in the northern part of the park on the Kasenyi Track in search of lions, elephants, solitary buffaloes. african-lion-ugandaThis is the best time for opportunities of viewing the cats in action owing to the vast population of Uganda Kobs. We have an excellent chance to view just about every animal here at very close range. In the afternoon we will go for a launch trip along the Kazinga Channel. This gives you the opportunity to view wildlife up close: hippo’s huff and spray at a mere feet away from the boat, buffalo linger in the shallows. The shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many others.
Day 4: Depart from Queen Elizabeth National Park, Safari to Kampala
Breakfast and head for Kampala (about 5 hours driving) via Mubende. This route travels through breathtaking scenery and delightfully rolling plantations, some of the best in Uganda. Depending on how much time we have on us we can tour around Kampala’s crafts and souvenirs markets before checking in at your hotel or being transferred to the airport.
Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)
Up-market: Mihingo Lodge / Mantana Tented Camp/ Archadia Cottages
Moderate: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge/ Rwakobo Rock
Low Budget: Rwonyo Campsite / Eagle’s nest lake mburo
QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)
Up-market option: Mweya Safari Lodge / Katara Lodge or Jacana Lodge / Enganzi lodge (luxury)
Moderate option: Queen Elizabeth Safari Lodge or Simba Safari Camp
Low Budget option: Mweya Hostels or Kazinga Channel Lodge;
Meals Included today: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.
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Accommodation is based on a standard double/ twin or single room in your choice of accommodation. This can either be budget, mid-range or high end. All accommodation options are selected by its location and service standard compared to its price. When you are with 1, 3 or 5 persons 1 single supplement is included. When you want more single supplements you can contact us at [email protected]
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- The Equator
- Game Drive.
- Boat Cruise
- Search for the Big 5
- Kazinga Channel
- January to March: Hot and dry, an excellent time of year to be on safari in Uganda.
- April and May: Uganda’s long rainy season when many camps are closed. Rains tend to be in the morning and late afternoon.
- June to September: Temperatures climb rapidly and this is a fantastic time of year for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
- October to December: Another great time of year to be on safari, you can get some rain in November but temperatures are favourable and conditions are ideal for game viewing.
- Transport in a 4wd safari motor vehicle for excellent safari view viewing
- All fuel for the tour;
- English speaking Ugandan driver/guide;
- Full board accommodation with all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Bottled drinking water on safari, private 4×4 ground transportation with an English
- speaking driver guide, guides in national parks
- Meals according to the program
- Entrance to Lake mburo national Park including Vehicle
- International air fares;
- Entry visa Uganda;
- Accommodation in Kampala
- Meals that are not part of your accommodation;
- Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, hotel staff, etc;
- All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.).