3 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park safari

Day 1, Travel by road.

3 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park safari starts early with breakfast at your Hotel, then a guide/driver will meet up with you at your hotel where he will provide some briefing, and you set off at 7:30 am for the tour. The drive is occasionally scenic with beautiful yet different countryside settings.

Depending on where you hail from, everything might appear disorganized since it is a matter of perspective. A lunch break is taken in Mbarara town for about 1 hour or so.

Top of the gorge

After our lunch, get back on the road through small farms of banana plantations and cattle and then emerge to tea plantations at Igara in Ishaka, then through Kalinzu Forest Reserve and finally to a great viewpoint of Queen Elizabeth National Park and the Kyambura Gorge(escarpment).

We check you into your lodge and prepare for a night game drive. If we are lucky, then we might spot some hunting action.

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge
Mid-range: Ihamba Safari Lodge
Budget: Bush Lodge or Simba Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board (lunch and dinner)

Day 2, Morning Game drive and afternoon boat ride on the Kazinga Channel

Game drives include a launch trip of about two hours on the Kazinga Channel boat tour to view some of the largest concentrations of hippos in the world {reported to be about 30,000} and other games with excellent birding.

A 3-day safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park reaches its climax as one of the best birding parks in Africa, with 560 + recorded species and a record of 296 bird species seen in one 24-hour period.

3 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park safari

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge
Mid-range: Ihamba Safari Lodge
Budget: Bush Lodge or Simba Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 3, Game drive, after which we drive back to Kampala/Entebbe International Airport.

This morning we have an early morning game drive before heading back to Entebbe, this takes approximately 7 hours – road and weather conditions will dictate. If time permits, it is possible to stop in Kampala for shopping and lunch and a visit to the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers.
You are then transferred to Entebbe International Airport to connect with your departure flight.
Please note the departure flight must be in the late afternoon or evening; alternatively, we can arrange another overnight in Entebbe.


1. Ranger while in Park
2. All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary.
3. All ground transportation in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle.
4. Park entrance fees.
5. Services of a full-time English-speaking driver/guide.
6. Water, coffee or Tea while on safari.
7. All boat trips.
8. All game drives.
9. All airport pickups and drops.
10. All activities stipulated in the itinerary.
11. And all government taxes/levies.


1. Bar Bills and Drinks
2. Phone calls
3. Personal Insurance
4. Laundry
5. Airfare
6. All other Services of a personal nature.
7. Driver guides gratuity.

Queen Elizabeth national park 

Queen Elizabeth National Park is a world-renowned protected area located in western Uganda. It covers an area of about 1,978 square kilometres and is named after Queen Elizabeth II of England. The park is known for its diverse wildlife, including over 95 species of mammals, 600 species of birds, and numerous reptiles, amphibians, and insects.

The park is home to several iconic African wildlife species, including elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, and hippos. It also boasts a unique tree-climbing lion population, which is not found in many other places in Africa. Visitors to the park can enjoy game drives, boat cruises, bird watching, chimpanzee tracking, and cultural encounters with the local communities.

The park is also situated along the western Rift Valley, which offers stunning scenery and diverse habitats, including savannah grasslands, wetlands, forests, and lakes. The park is surrounded by several other protected areas, including Kibale National Park, Rwenzori Mountains National Park, and Virunga National Park in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is a popular tourist destination and is considered one of the best places in Uganda to view wildlife. It offers visitors an opportunity to experience the natural beauty of Uganda and its diverse wildlife in a safe and secure environment.

Kazinga Channel

The Kazinga Channel is a natural waterway that flows through the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda, connecting Lake Edward and Lake George. The channel is about 32 kilometres long and is an important water source for the wildlife in the park.

The Kazinga Channel is known for its abundant wildlife, including hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, and various bird species such as kingfishers, herons, and eagles. The channel also provides a unique opportunity for visitors to take boat safaris and enjoy views of the wildlife along the shoreline.

During the boat safari, visitors can also see elephants, antelopes, and waterbucks as they come to drink water from the channel. The channel is also a popular spot for fishing and offers visitors a chance to catch Nile perch, tilapia, and catfish.

The Kazinga Channel is an important ecological feature of Queen Elizabeth National Park and is a must-visit destination for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. It offers a unique opportunity to witness the interactions between different species of wildlife in a natural setting and is one of the highlights of any visit to the park.