4 DAYS Nature Safari in the Wild of Queen Elizabeth National

This Safari is designed to give you memorable encounter with the wilderness of Queen Elizabeth National Game Park. It is known that this park is the most popular tourist destinations in Uganda. It is not popular for its name or anything else, but for tourist attractions found therein, the scenery in the environs and the tour activities engaged in by people who visit this park. While on this safari, you will enjoy conducting game drives that may give you opportunity to see animals of this wild such as lions, elephants, the Uganda Kob and buffalos.

The Safari will enable you do Chimp tracking in Kalinzu Forest and also avail you opportunity to have a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel where at, you will likely view water adapted animals as well as a variety of bird species. The crater lakes in the environs of the park and the sighting of the Rwenzori Mountains give you more reason to take on this Safari. Take up this opportunity.

Highlights of the tour

• Exploration and Game drive in the park.

• Chimp tracking in Kalinzu forest

• Boat Cruise along Kazinga Channel

ITINERARY

Day 1: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Game Park with an Intermediate Stopover at the Equator

Upon arrival and after being briefed by our Safari guide, you embark on travelling to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is located in the South Western part of Uganda and is close to mountain Rwenzori and rests in the floor of the Albertine Rift. The journey time is between 7 to 8 hours and therefore this day will mainly involve travelling.

However the route to the park crosses the imaginary line of the Equator at Kayabwe-Mpigi District. You will make a brief stopover at the equator where at you can take pictures for your memories and supplementation of your photo gallery/collection. At the same point, you will find a variety of crafts that represent much about Ugandan Culture, animals of Africa and the history of Uganda and Africa. You will enjoy much about how these crafts are made by the residents of this area.

Continue driving southwards and when you approach Mbarara, you may do a stopover at Igongo cultural center for further introduction and observation of the African Culture. You will have lunch enroute while further observing and enjoying the natural and beautiful terrain, estates, plantations and escarpments of the western rift valley.

Your arrival to the booked lodge will likely be in the evening whereat you will rest and have your overnight stay.

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu forest and transfer to queen Elizabeth national Game Park

This day is reserved to avail you with opportunity to conduct Chimpanzee tracking. The activity starts with briefing where instructions on how to track chimpanzees are passed on.

Kalinzu Forest is home to over 220 chimpanzees, over 414 species of trees, primates like Blue monkeys, Vervet monkeys, Black and white colobus monkeys, and a variety of bird species as well different animals.

The forest is only accessible on foot and the walk will provide you with the opportunity to also see a variety of other primates and animals as well as birds, and a variety of butterflies, and other insects. Chimpanzees are the closest relatives to humans sharing about 98.7% of their DNA composition with humans. They are sociable, intelligent as well as communicative and among their very interesting traits are their abilities to utilize tools like rocks for crushing nuts, empty pods for hollowing out water plus sticks for capturing termites from their holes. A successful track of the chimpanzees will give you beautiful lasting memories about Uganda.

After tracking chimps, you will be transferred back to Queen Elizabeth National Park and later on retire for the day at your booked lodge.

Day 3: Game Drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park and a Boat cruise along Kazinga Channel

This day focuses on enabling you explore the wilderness of Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is intended to enable you get a feel of what Queen Elizabeth National Park contains. The game drive will take you through the park’s diverse ecosystem, which includes sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands. Being an ideal habitat for the big five, the ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds, we believe that you may get opportunity to spot Elephants, Buffalos, lions, Leopards, Warthogs, Hyenas, water bucks, Uganda Kob and many bird species including Ibis, Fish Eagles and vultures among others that live in this park.

Day 4: Transfer to Entebbe airport

Breakfast will be taken in the morning and then prepare for the drive back to Entebbe airport through Kasese where you will have a better view of the mountain of the moon-Rwenzori. This will be the end of this wonderful and memorable tour

Experiences:
Attractions
Art and History
Farmers Market
Landmarks
Nightlife
Outdoor Activities
Shopping
Workshops
Other
Languages spoken: English
Recommended gear: Ankle level boots are ok but make sure it is something handy. Gloves, cardigan Thick trousers and a long sleeved top , Camera, wearing a hat.
Included in price: • Park entrance fees • Boat cruise • Game drive • Chimp tracking permit • Accommodation • Bottled water in the safari vehicle and Lunch served enroute • Road transport • Services of an English speaking guide • Vehicle entrance fees
Not Included in price: • Flight tickets • Visa fees • Other extra services like laundry, drinks • Tips to the guide • Insurance
Additional Information: THE PRICE LISTED FOR THIS TOUR IS FOR TWO TRAVELERS SHARING A ROOM. HOWEVER, THE PRICE FOR A SOLO TRAVELER WILL BE 2240 USD PER DAY.
Refund policy : Where you opt for a refund, we shall compute any expenditures incurred and any deposits made to service providers, any money paid to Authorities including charges, fees, levies and permits, and will thereafter make a refund. d) We regret we cannot pay any compensation for expenses, costs or losses incurred as a result of any cancellation. We advise that you obtain travel insurance to offer you cover against such eventualities.
Cancellations : CANCELLATION BY YOU/CLIENT. Should any member of the Safari team be forced to cancel, you should communicate to us in writing. A cancellation is not effective until we receive a copy of your written notice. Below are the charges and corresponding refunds: a) 60 days prior to date of arrival 25% Charge b) 45 –59 days prior to date of arrival 40% Charge c) 31 – 44 days prior to date of arrival 50% charge d) 0 – 30 days prior to date of arrival 100% charge e) All charges shall be computed after deducting any money expended to authorities and service providers to cater for any bookings. This may include but not limited to permits for chimps and entry into parks, deposits to carriers and transporters, legal fees and hotel bookings. f) No refunds will be made for any unused services, late arrival or no-show of any of the members of the tour. CANCELLATION BY THE COMPANY a) Rarely will the company cancel confirmed bookings. The company will always endeavor to avoid cancelling; however the company reserves the right to do so. We shall not cancel your confirmed safari/tour unless we are forced to do so as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control. b) Cancellations occasioned by Force Majeure or any Acts of Goodwill certainly amount to frustration of the safari. In such event we shall offer you an alternative safari of a similar standard to that originally booked if available. If the chosen alternative is less expensive than your original safari we shall refund the difference but if it is more expensive, we shall ask you to top up.
Availability : This tour can depart any time