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This two day excursion let’s you fully explore Queen Elizabeth National Park. Highlights include: The Equator stop, The Kazinga Channel, Game drive (20 Predators, 95 kinds of mammals & 10 primate species), Birding (610 bird species), Rwenzori Mountain shadows & a Boat Cruise.
Day 1: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Depart from Kampala and head 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 and bargain at the roadside markets.
Descend to Queen Elizabeth National Park, keeping an eye out for game. A short game drive along the Kazinga Channel track welcomes you to this park as we proceed for check-in at the lodge. The Channel track runs parallel with the Kazinga channel as you drive slowly towards the Katunguru gate. It’s particularly rewarding with warthog, bushbuck, waterbuck, elephants and the African lion.
If time allows, you may also enjoy a safari game drive in the northern section of the park where you will see the Baboon Cliff, famous for its marvelous scenery and good views of the shadows of the mountains of the moon – The Rwenzori Mountains.
Afterwards, we drive back to your lodge through large expanses of Savannah grasslands, spotting more wildlife en-route.
Day 2: 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 and solitary buffaloes. This is the best time for an opportunity to view the cats in action owing to the vast population of Ugandan 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 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.
After the activities, we begin our drive back to Kampala arriving in the late afternoon/evening.
Note: Prices are subject to change depending on the date of booking. Rates apply to East Africa Residents only. Supplement rates to be paid for non-residents.
- Transport to and from Kampala
- All excursions mentioned in the package
- 1 night Accommodation at Wild Tracks Overland Camp.
- Additional snacks & drinks
- Travel insurance