4 DAYS - QUEEN ELIZABETH & LAKE MBURO
Day 1: Kampala – Queen Elizabeth:
After early breakfast, set off on west-bound road for Queen Elisabeth National Park. A drive to your lodge will reveal elephants, cape buffaloes, warthogs, bushbucks and other species. After lunch, go for an optional evening game to the Crater lakes region and Lake Katwe traditional salt works. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (High-end / Luxurious) or Kingfisher Tented Camp (Medium-budget) or Ecology Guest House (Low-budget / basic) – B, L, D.
Day 2: Queen Elizabeth:
Arise early for an exciting morning game drive – an excellent opportunity to spot lions, leopards, elephants, giant forest hogs, Cape buffalo, waterbucks and Uganda kobs. Return for late breakfast with an option of relaxing by the swimming poolside, thereafter. After lunch, go for a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This two-hour ride on double-decked boat will reveal high concentrations of hippos, colourful bird and lots of mammals drinking from shores. It is the one of the best spots for photography and birdwatching. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (High-end / Luxurious) or Kingfisher Tented Camp (Medium-budget) or Ecology Guest House (Low-budget / basic) – B, L, D.
Day 3: Queen Elizabeth – Lake Mburo National Park:
After breakfast, you may have the option of chimp trekking in Kyambura Gorge and or later drive via Mbarara to Lake Mburo National Park in Uganda. This unique park is an extension of the savannah grassland of Tanzania and is one of two parks with large herds of zebra. Other mammals include: the elusive Sitatunga, eland, waterbuck, Cape buffalo and hippos in the nearby lake. The park has been encroached on by local Bahima who graze long-horned cattle which are sight to behold. You will have an afternoon boat trip on Lake Mburo as you relax. Take Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge (High-end / Luxurious) or Wildlife Bandas (Low-budget / basic) - B, L, D.
Day 4: Lake Mburo – Kampala:
After breakfast, hit the tracks for another game drive as you leave the park to encounter mammal and bird species. After, continue to Kampala having a lunch stop-over at the Equator for photographs. A stop over at the Mpigi Royal drum-makers is worthwhile. You will watch ceremonial drum being crafted using traditional methods passed down over generations. Arrive Kampala in the evening