3 days trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park


Book this 3 day trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park and experience one of the best scenery in Uganda and a rewarding wildlife safari that will have you spotting many wild animals. Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the top wildlife safaris destinations in Uganda, mostly popular for its beautiful landscape that is made up of lush savanna plains, sprawling grassy hills, a series of sparkling crater lakes and lovely backdrop of the Rwenzori mountain range in the far distance.

On this 3 day Queen Elizabeth National Park trip you shall do game drives in and around the Kasenyi plains which offers the best sightings of animals in the park and some of the animals to see include lions, elephants, buffaloes and antelopes among others.

One of the biggest highlights on this trip is the boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. The Kazinga Channel, a stream of water joining Lakes Edward and George, is literally a magnet for wildlife. While the channel is home to Hippos, Crocodiles & Monitor Lizards, many other animals come to drink water, cool off from the hot sun and take shelter from predators. The birder is in for a treat as on a good day the Kazinga channel is said to host nearly the same number of bird species as the whole Northern America!

Tour itinerary

Day 1 – travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park, evening game drive

You will be picked from Kampala at 7am and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda. The drive from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National park is about 7 hours. You will have a lunch stop along the way.

You will check into your lodge and enjoy the view of the park from the comfort of your lodge.

Optional: night safari

You can go out for a night safari to look for the nocturnal species.

Day 2 – morning game drive and afternoon boat trip on Kazinga Channel


After early breakfast you shall go for the game drive in the Kasenyi plains and some of the animals to see include: elephants, buffaloes, lions, hyenas, antelopes, etc… You will drive through the crater lakes and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

You shall return to the lodge for lunch and some relaxation.


Later you shall go for the afternoon boat safari on Kazinga Channel which is scheduled to start at 2.30pm. The cruise will bring you close to a range of wildlife along the banks of the channel, such as hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants, monitor lizards. The channel offers incredible bird watching opportunities as several water birds flock the banks of the channel, for example, pelicans, skimmers, fish eagles, kingfishers etc… The boat cruise is about 2 hours long. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Optional: lion tracking

You can join the lion tracking with a researcher from a lion monitoring program in the park. The lion tracking which is done in car gives you a chance to see these apex predators up close allowing you great photos and getting more information about and their importance to the eco system.

Day 3 – optional game drive and drive back to Kampala

Today you make go for another game drive in the park before checking out and traveling back to Kampala.

Tour includes:

  • Private safari vehicle
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Full board accommodation for 2 nights
  • All meals
  • Bottled water
  • Park fees
  • All activities included on the itinerary

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