3-Day Queen Elizabeth Park Wildlife Safari Experience, Uganda

Set out on a captivating 3-day safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, an extraordinary natural haven spanning 1,978 square kilometers. This journey from Kampala to the park is a scenic exploration of Uganda’s diverse landscape and culture, including a view of the unique Ankole cattle. Settle into a chosen lodge, ranging from budget-friendly to luxurious, before diving into the heart of the African wilderness.

The park, a testament to nature’s resilience, is home to an array of wildlife, including elephants, hippos, leopards, and the famed tree-climbing lions of Ishasha. Over 600 bird species adorn the park, enhancing its vibrancy. Experience exhilarating game drives led by experienced rangers, offering intimate encounters with these majestic creatures. The Kazinga Channel boat ride is a highlight, providing a unique vantage point to observe aquatic life and the largest concentration of hippos in Africa.

The safari culminates with chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge, an immersive experience into the world of these fascinating primates. This 3-day adventure is more than a safari; it’s a journey through the heart of Uganda’s natural splendor, leaving you with unforgettable memories and a profound appreciation for wildlife and conservation.


Exploring Queen Elizabeth Park Wildlife on a 3-Day Safari Adventure


Key Highlights of the Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari Experience

  • Scenic Drive Through Ugandan Countryside: Witness the stunning landscapes and cultural icons of Uganda, including the unique Ankole cattle.
  • Wildlife Game Drives and Biodiversity: Experience the park’s diverse wildlife on game drives, spotting lions, elephants, antelopes, and more. The park boasts 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species.
  • Boat Safari on Kazinga Channel: Enjoy a close encounter with Africa’s largest hippo population and an array of birdlife on this unique boat safari.
  • Sunset Drive to Katwe Explosion Craters: Relish the panoramic views of the park’s landscapes, including the Rwenzori Mountains, Lake Edward, and Lake George.
  • Chimpanzee Trekking in Kyambura Gorge: Engage in an adventurous trek to observe chimpanzees in their natural habitat within the dramatic Kyambura Gorge.
  • Photo Opportunities at the Equator: Capture unforgettable moments at the Equator, offering a distinctive geographical highlight.

3-Day Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park itinerary in Detail

Day 1: Scenic Drive and First Wildlife Encounters in Queen Elizabeth Park

As dawn breaks, your adventure begins with an early start from your lodging in Kampala or Entebbe. At 6:30 am, you’ll be on your way to Queen Elizabeth Park in Western Uganda. This 6-hour journey is not just a drive but a passage through the heart of Uganda, offering a window into the diverse cultures and landscapes of this vibrant country. As you traverse the countryside, the sight of the iconic Ankole Cattle with their majestic horns is a must-see, so keep your camera ready.

Upon arrival at the park, you’ll check into your pre-selected lodge. Whether you’ve chosen a budget, moderate, or upmarket option, each provides a unique blend of comfort and immersion into the wilderness. After settling in, a delightful lunch at the lodge will recharge you for the afternoon’s escapades.

Your first wildlife game drive in the park begins after lunch. This slow, meticulous journey allows you to absorb the rich tapestry of wildlife in the park. Accompanied by a knowledgeable Uganda Wildlife Ranger, you’ll spot the lovable warthogs, the giant African Elephants, and perhaps even the king of the beasts – the majestic Lion. The day’s exploration concludes with a sumptuous dinner back at your lodge, under the starlit African sky.

Lodging: Bush Lodge – All meals.

Other options: Moderately priced Enganzi Game Lodge, Upscale Kasenyi Safari Camp, Mweya Safari Lodge, and luxury Kyambura Gorge Lodge.

Day 2: Savannah Safaris and Kazinga Channel Boat Adventure

The next morning, a hearty breakfast at the lodge prepares you for another day of discovery. Morning game drives offer a chance to witness the nocturnal animals in their natural habitat. The park’s savannah is bustling with Uganda Kob, lions, leopards, and a myriad of antelopes. Post the morning excursion, lunch at the lodge provides a moment of relaxation.

In the afternoon, the Kazinga Channel boat safari awaits. This unique experience brings you up close with the highest concentration of hippos in Africa. Alongside these majestic creatures, keep an eye out for birds, crocodiles, monitor lizards, and elephants. The day ends with a scenic drive to the Katwe explosion craters, offering panoramic views and a chance to capture the beauty of the park in photographs. Dinner at the lodge will be a time to reflect on the day’s adventures.

Lodging: Bush Lodge – All meals.

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kyambura Gorge and Return Journey

On your final day, after breakfast, the journey leads you to Kyambura Gorge for an unforgettable chimpanzee trekking experience. Guided by experts, this trek is a rare opportunity to observe these fascinating primates in their natural habitat. Post-trek, a well-deserved lunch awaits before you commence your journey back to Kampala or Entebbe. The safari concludes with a stop at the Equator, a perfect spot for memorable photographs, before you arrive back at your accommodation in the early evening, filled with stories and memories of the wild African savannah.

Our 3-day  Queen Elizabeth Safari Experience ends here!

Add tracking the Tree Climbing Lions Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth Park, this can be an overnight trip or simply a game drive added.


Below are the things we offer in 3 Day private QENP safari
  • Transportation in a 4WD safari vehicle with
    a dedicated English speaking Driver/guide
  • Park entry fees including Vehicle
  • Full Board Lodging
  • All safari drives with a UWA armed Wildlife Expert
  • Lunch on the way back to Kampala
  • Stop off at the equator
  • Kazinga Channel Boat Safari
  • Bottled drinking water on all drives


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