The game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the wonderful experience one gets while driving through the wide span of savannah grasslands viewing a vast number of wild animals. The Park has several spots and well maintained game viewing tracks, with over 200 kms of well-maintained game tracks.

Early morning hours form one of the best time for game drives through the park with high chances of seeing the giant five including, elephants, buffaloes, lions and a variety of antelopes and other wildlife waking up for that day’s catch.

An image showing elands as viewed from most parts of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Elands as viewed from most parts of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 1: Kampala-Queen Elizabeth National park

Breakfast, be picked from your residence and drive or fly to Queen Elizabeth National Park. It was named after Queen Elizabeth II and was established in 1954. It is located in western Uganda and covers an area of about 1,978 square kilometers which is shared between 3 districts that is Kasese, Bushenyi and Rukungiri. It’s about 376 kilometers (234 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala. In this park there is Lake Edward and Lake George and the Kazinga channel that connects the two lakes. Other lakes are volcanic and this includes the Katwe Salt Lake, from which salt is extracted. The vegetation in the park is open savannah, green meadows, semi- deciduous tropical forests, dense equatorial rain forest and dense papyrus swamps.

On arrival, you can have lunch and then go for an afternoon game drive where various animals can be spotted like elephants, Buffaloes, Impalas, Uganda Kobs and lions. Birds like the African skimmer, Chapins flycatcher, Pink-backed pelicans, Papyrus canary, Shoebill stork, martial eagle, black-rumped buttonquail can also be seen by especially keen birders. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay

Day 2: Game drive and boat ride

Breakfast, later go for a game drive. Where your guide will help you spot a plethora of animals. Return for lunch and in the afternoon go for a boat ride where you will spot Hippos, Crocodiles, various birds including the flamingos.

The boat cruise on the Kazinga channel usually lasts for 2 hours and it gives visitors the opportunity to see a variety of yawning hippos in water, water birds, buffaloes, elephants, zebras, the Uganda kobs, topis, water bucks, bush bucks, reed bucks, duiker, mongoose, swamp antelopes, spotted hyena, warthog, forest hog and in difficult routes in the south.

Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kampala

Early breakfast, drive or fly back to Kampala. You will have lunch and a few stopovers en-route. You will be dropped off at a place of your choice in Kampala or at the airport.