3-Days Predator Conservation Safari at Queen Elizabeth national park (Kazinga channel)

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Here you will visit Queen Elizabeth National Park and participate in activities like boat cruise, game drives and conservation experience. You will get close with wild African big cats; you will join researchers on a Lion Tracking project in Queen Elizabeth National Park! This is not just an activity created for visitors, it is scientific research that is recorded and gives the researchers a better understanding of the habits of the lions found in Queen Elizabeth Park.

Introduction 

Queen Elizabeth National Park is situated astride the equator in the south western Uganda. It’s the second largest national park in Uganda covering an area of 1,978 square kilometres. The park has varied habitats that include grass savannah, dense bushes, forest, swamp and lakes. The park offers magnificent game viewing experiences, a memorable launch trip and spectacular bird watching opportunities.

The park has over 100 species of mammals among which lion, elephant, buffalo, Uganda kob, warthogs, hyena, and leopards are the main draw cards. There are over 606 bird species many of which to be seen along the the Kazinga channel to the Mweya peninsular. The kazinga channel joins Lake Edward to Lake George where a launch trip allows visitors a close up encounter with many wildlife species.

Northern Crater Area

This region of the park is dominated by huge volcanic craters, some containing salt lakes. These unique ecosystems attract buffalo, elephant and on occasions many thousands of flamingo a sight sight to behold.

Maramagambo Forest

This huge forest just outside queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the biggest forests in Uganda. It covers a total area of 280 square kilometers of both primary and the secondary forest, 5 species of primates that includes chimpanzees.

The Blue Crater Lake at the sight of the Jacana Lodge is an impressive sight.

Kyambura Gorge

The gorge is within the savannah sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This 16 kilometer long scar in the earth is home to a group of habituated chimpanzees, baboons, monkeys and birds. The gorge is about 100m deep to where organised chimpanzee trekking can be conducted, bird watching, nature walks and sight-seeing can be undertaken from the visitors centre.

The Ishasha Sector

This sector is the southern part of the park that is famous for it’s population of tree climbing Lions often to be seen in large fig trees in the plains.

Upon arrival, you will be met by Ecovic Tours and Travel staffs, who will then transfer you to Lake Height Hotel or Lake Victoria or Palm Beach Hotel a stone throw from Entebbe international airport for relaxation and your overnight stay.

Day 1
Kampala-Queen Elizabeth National Park

After your morning breakfast, you will embark on an exciting drive to Queen Elizabeth National park situated in the shadows of Mt. Rwenzori with several stops along the way for lunch in Fort portal, relaxation, equator and landscape viewing. You will join the communities in Queen Elizabeth community to participate in tree planting activities to promote forest restoration and conservation before we check in to Hotel/Lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2
Wildlife Tour - Queen Elizabeth National Park

After your morning breakfast, you will begin your day with a game drive in the morning where you are likely to see early risers, predators, bush bucks, hyenas, elephants, bush pigs, Lions, buffaloes, climbing lions and jackals. After the drive, you will return to the Lodge/Hotel for lunch and relaxation. In the afternoon, you will go for 3hrs thrilling launch trip along the Kazinga channel where you are likely to see hundreds of hippos, buffalos, while elephants linger on the shoreline and spot over 60 bird species during the trip. You will return to the Lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3
Queen National Park – Entebbe International airport

On this day, you will wake up early in the morning for your breakfast, then join researchers in getting close with wild African big cats where you will join researchers on a Lion Tracking project in Queen Elizabeth National Park! This is not just an activity created for visitors, it is a scientific research that is recorded and gives the researchers a better understanding of the habits of the lions found in Queen Elizabeth Park. You will return for lunch then embark on an exciting road trip to Kampala and Entebbe international airport with several stopover for landscape and equator viewing. You will arrive at Entebbe international airport in the evening to catch up with your flight back home.

Inclusion

  • Tree planting, Tree nursery bed preparation, Re-afforestation, trail renovation, community awareness among others with the communities.
  • All park entrance fees
  • All Game drives fees and Climbing lions tracking fees
  • All park entrance fees
  • Boat cruise fees
  • Park Ranger Fees
  • All relevant Government Taxes
  • Full Board Accommodation and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Airport transfer.

Exclusion

  • Airfares
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.
  TYPE 1 person 2 people 3 people 4-12 people 
Upmarket accommodation $3,200 $2,712 $2,391 $2,000
Mid-range accommodation $2,226 $1,784 $1,489 $1,264
Budget accommodation $1,597 $1,328 $978 $886

What to bring

  • Wear stout shoes or walking boots suitable for steep muddy slopes.
  • Gardening gloves are excellent in the forest when pulling on vines and nettles and during tree planting activity.
  • Carry rain gear, sunscreen lotion, a hat (as the weather is unpredictable) and insect repellent.
  • Porters are available to hire when need a rise.

Mweya Safari Lodge – Upmarket

Jacana Lodge – Upmarket

Ishasha Wilderness Camp – Upmarket

Katara Lodge – Upmarket

King Fishers Safaris Resort – Mid range

Marafiki lodge – mid range accommodation 

Queen Elizabeth bush lodge – Budget Accommodation 

Mweya Safari Rest Camp – Budget Accommodation 

Activities

Game driving/ viewing

Bird watching

Launch trip

Nature walks

Chimpanzee tracking

Note: Accommodation Facilities in each of the areas you will visit is based on a standard double/twin or single or hostel for budget

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3-Days Predator Conservation Safari at Queen Elizabeth national park (Kazinga channel)