One of the tree climbing lions found in Ishasha region of Queen Elizabeth National Park in Western Uganda.

One of the tree climbing lions found in Ishasha region of Queen Elizabeth National Park in Western Uganda.

Day 1: Kampala-Queen Elizabeth National park

Breakfast, be picked from your residence or airport 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 kilometres which is shared between 3 districts that is Kasese, Bushenyi and Rukungiri. It’s about 376 kilometres (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, Bufalloes, 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. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Chimp tracking and game viewing

Breakfast in the morning and later go for chimp tracking in Kyambura where you will also spot other primates. Enjoy the beauty of the gorge. This takes a half day. Return to the lodge for lunch. Have an afternoon game drive to see the animals as they retire. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 4: Full Day Ishasha Sector

After breakfast you will drive to Ishasha sector well known for tree climbing lions. Have a full day of game viewing. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 5: 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.