8 Days Queen Elizabeth, Lakes Mburo & Bunyonyi Safari

Queen Elizabeth, Lakes Mburo & Bunyonyi Safari

MBURO, BUNYONYI & QUEEN ELIZABETH TOUR  – 8 DAYS

SAFARI OVERVIEW

Queen Elizabeth , lake Bunyonyi and lake mburo national parkS

Uganda 8 days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari, tour to search for lions, leopard, elephant, buffalo, hyena, hippos, over 600 bird species, Rwenzori mts, antelopes, etc We then move to Lake Bunyonyi and explore its mystical appearance and end up with Wildlife at Lake Mburo.

Day 1: Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Depart from Kampala heading southwest across the country, through Mbarara town, the home to the impressive long horn Ankole cattle. On the way see the royal drum makers, stand on the Equator, bargain at the roadside markets. Descend to Queen Elizabeth National Park, keeping an eye out for game. A short game drive along the Channel track welcomes you into this park as we proceed for check-in at your lodge. ugandasafaris-pThe Channel track runs parallel with the Kazinga channel as you drive slowly towards the Katunguru gate. It’s particularly rewarding with warthog, bushbuck, waterbuck and elephants. Depending on the time limits, you may also like to enjoy a safari game drive in the northern sector of the park, the Baboon Cliff famous for its nice scenery, and good views of the shadows of the mountains of the moon – the Rwenzoris. Afterwards you drive back to your lodge through large expanses of savannah grasslands as you spot some wildlife enroute.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Day 2: Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Game drive to see lions, leopard, elephant, buffallo, 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. This 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. Return to the lodge for your breakfast, before heading out for a launch trip along the Kazinga Channel. elephants_tour-ugandaThis 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.

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Day 3: Ishasha Sector, Queen Elizabeth National Park

We drive through the Ishasha sector in search for the tree-climbing lions. Nowhere in Africa do you stand a better chance of seeing this than in the large low limbed fig trees of Ishasha. This game drive en route will expose you to some of the animals that you might have missed seeing while on your game drives in Kasenyi and Queens Mile.

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Day 4: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi

After having breakfast, we shall take a scenic drive to Kabale taking you through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with terraced landscape. A short drive leads us to the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi where we can relax and enjoy some reflection time. With its fresh water, bilharzias-free and beautiful landscapes, Lake Bunyonyi is a small paradise for travellers. In the evening we visit the local people and experience their life style both current and the historical, participate in the cultural performances there after we come at our lodge for overnight Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Day 5: Lake Bunyonyi

Wake up to relaxed adventures from Lake Bunyonyi, sounds of birds in the air, fresh breeze by the serene lake and the like. After breakfast, take nature walk, canoe ride or bicycle ride around the lake that was named after its many migrant and resident birds such as the rare shoebill stork, malachite kingfishers, bee-eaters, little sunbirds and several Albertine rift endemics. Sail across the lake to its spectacular islands and retire to the comfort of your lodge.

For overnight Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Day 6: Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo National Park

We drive east to Mbarara, now one of Uganda’s major towns, but formerly capital of Ankole kingdom for over 400 years until disbanded by independence in 1962. In the days before modern Uganda came into being, the area had a series of fiercely independent tribal states. The once nomadic Bahima people, part of Bantu-speaking Ankole kingdom, are renowned for the particular bond they forge with their unique, long-horned Ankole cattle. These hardy cattle respond to their individual names when called by their male herder; he in turn lives in close harmony with them. From here you continue to Lake Mburo, a small but picturesque national park renowned for its herds of antelope and one of the only two Ugandan parks home to Buchell’s zebra. The park is also especially good for acacia-associated bird.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Day 7: Game drive & Boat ride

Have breakfast or an early morning cup of coffee, take morning game drive looking for several wildlife species like the Zebras, Elands, Impalas, lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants, water and bush bucks, warthogs, bush pigs, Uganda Kobs and other types of antelopes.zebra 1 This experience takes 3-4 hours, after return to the lodge for the refreshment and lunch. Thereafter in the afternoon 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. Thereafter return to the lodge for dinner and overnight Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

 

Day 8: Foot Safari – Kampala

Have an early cup of coffee and after with the park guide enter into the forest for foot safari to experience the primates, plants and birds and this foot safari is much informative from different tourism products in the forest. Lunch and after transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe international airport for your return flight back home. Meal plan: BB-End of services

Accommodation

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
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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LAKE BUNYONYI
Moderate: arcadia lodge
Low Budget: Bunyonyi safari camp

LAKE MBURO
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

See other accommodation options in Lake Mburo national park

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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Highlights

  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Game drive to see lions
  • Ishasha sector in search for the tree-climbing lions
  • Bird Watching in Lake Bunyonyi
  • Lake Mburo National Park
  • Lake Mburo Game drive & Boat ride
  • Foot Safari in Kampala

Seasons

  • 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.

Inclusions

  • Transport in a 4wd safari motor vehicle for excellent safari view viewing
  • 1 Gorilla Tracking Permit per person
  • hino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide;
  • All park entrance and related fees, boat fees,
  • 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

Exclusions

  • 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.).