8 Days Queen Elizabeth-Lake Mburo NP

8 Days Uganda Including Fort Portal, Semuliki, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks

 

Day 1 – Fort Portal.

After breakfast, you will be picked by your driver guide and be transferred to Fort Portal in Tooro Kingdom. This area has got vast tea estates and cool tropical climate. Driving through Mityana as you approach Fort Portal you will see the Rwenzori Mountain ranges in the distance. On arrival you will have your lunch and take an afternoon short city tour to cultural attractions like Amabere ga Nyinamwuiru a famous cultural site attached to the Tooro kingdom. Thereafter you drive to Kyaninga Crater Lake and then check into Kyaninga lodge. Dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge. (B, L, D)


Day 2

After breakfast explore the great Kyaninga Cones and the Crater Lake by taking a nature walk and pursue some of the recreation activities available then have Lunch. In the afternoon you visit the Top of the World spot in the Ndali- Kasenda crater area for the magnificent panoramic views then return to the Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge. (B, L, D)


Day 3 Semuliki National Park

After breakfast you drive to Semuliki National Park where you will take a walk through the riverine forest and visit the Hot Springs at Sempaya thereafter you drive to Semuliki Wildlife Reserve along the way you will see wildlife and enjoy breath taking views of the Savannah and the backdrop of the Rift Valley escarpment. On arrival you check in the Ntoroko Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Ntoroko Lodge. (B, L, D)

 


Day 4 Queen Elizabeth National Park

After your breakfast, you go for a canoe ride on Lake Albert to search for the rare Shoe Bill Stork and then a nature walk to the water falls then return to the Lodge for Lunch. In the afternoon you drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park on arrival you check in the Mweya Safari Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge. (FB)

 


Day 5

An early morning wake call at 6.00 am then have a cup tea or coffee then you will go for a game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in search of animals like: lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mongoose, waterbucks, Kobs and, if lucky, the leopard, then  you return for breakfast. In the morning you relax by the swimming pool and possibly have a dip or you make use of the health club then have lunch. At 2.30 pm you go for a unique two hours boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This launch cruise gives you a great opportunity for bird watching and game viewing at close range then return to the Lodge, Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge. (B, L, D)

 


Day 6   Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park via Mbarara. You will drive through the very scenic crater area and have breathtaking views of the escarpment and Kyambura gorge in the distance. On arrival you will check in at Mihingo Lodge and then have Lunch. At 4.00 pm you go for an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge. (B, L, D)

 


Day 7

After an early morning breakfast you go for a boat ride on Lake Mburo to view a variety of birds and wildlife then return to your lodge for relaxation before lunch; relax by the poolside after lunch. At 3.00 pm you go for a walking safari to the salt lick as you get close to wildlife. Dinner and Overnight at Mihingo lodge. (B, L, D)

 


Day 8 Kampala.

After your breakfast, depart Lake Mburo and return to Kampala you will have a stop at the Equator at Kayabwe to take photographs and perform the Hemisphere variance experiment on arrival you are dropped at your Hotel. (B)

END OF SAFARI.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular savanna reserve and has the widest variety of wildlife of any Ugandan park.. The variety of habitats include grassland savanna, forests, wetlands and lakes. This provides the setting for an extensive range of large mammals and primates. Four of the Big fiveare present and regularly seen. Rhinos are absent.

Size: help
1978 km² / 764 mi²
Altitude: help
910-1350 m / 2986-4429 ft

Pros and Cons

  • Top wildlife viewing
  • Boat trips on Kazinga channel available
  • Tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector
  • Excellent birding with 600 species recorded
  • Several accommodation options for different budgets
  • A main road bisects the park and people live along the boundaries
  • The Mweya peninsula area can get busy in high season

Wildlife

Leopard sightings are common and the Isasha sector is famous for its tree-climbing lions. Huge herds of buffalo and elephants are found in the savanna areas of the park. An amazing number of hippos inhabit the Kazinga channel on which daily boat trips are conducted. Chimps can be tracked and several antelope and other primate species are present. Giraffe and zebra are absent.
More about Queen Elizabeth NP’s wildlife

Scenery

The park is set against a backdrop of the Ruwenzori Mountains. Additional scenic points are Kazinga Channel between Lake Edward and Lake George and at least 10 crater lakes. The most accessible part of the park is open savanna, but large forest areas are open to the public. These include the forested Kyambura gorge and the extensive Maramagambo forest in the southeast.

Cost includes:

Accommodation and meals as stated on the itinerary, park entry fee, Boat ride, Visit to Amabere, bottled mineral water throughout the trip and services of a professional English driver /guide in a 4WD safari configured Land cruiser.

Cost excludes:

Travel tickets and insurance, Drinks, Laundry, Tips and any other items of personal nature.

+ Iteneraries

8 Days Uganda Including Fort Portal, Semuliki, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks

 

Day 1 – Fort Portal.

After breakfast, you will be picked by your driver guide and be transferred to Fort Portal in Tooro Kingdom. This area has got vast tea estates and cool tropical climate. Driving through Mityana as you approach Fort Portal you will see the Rwenzori Mountain ranges in the distance. On arrival you will have your lunch and take an afternoon short city tour to cultural attractions like Amabere ga Nyinamwuiru a famous cultural site attached to the Tooro kingdom. Thereafter you drive to Kyaninga Crater Lake and then check into Kyaninga lodge. Dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge. (B, L, D)


Day 2

After breakfast explore the great Kyaninga Cones and the Crater Lake by taking a nature walk and pursue some of the recreation activities available then have Lunch. In the afternoon you visit the Top of the World spot in the Ndali- Kasenda crater area for the magnificent panoramic views then return to the Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge. (B, L, D)


Day 3 Semuliki National Park

After breakfast you drive to Semuliki National Park where you will take a walk through the riverine forest and visit the Hot Springs at Sempaya thereafter you drive to Semuliki Wildlife Reserve along the way you will see wildlife and enjoy breath taking views of the Savannah and the backdrop of the Rift Valley escarpment. On arrival you check in the Ntoroko Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Ntoroko Lodge. (B, L, D)

 


Day 4 Queen Elizabeth National Park

After your breakfast, you go for a canoe ride on Lake Albert to search for the rare Shoe Bill Stork and then a nature walk to the water falls then return to the Lodge for Lunch. In the afternoon you drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park on arrival you check in the Mweya Safari Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge. (FB)

 


Day 5

An early morning wake call at 6.00 am then have a cup tea or coffee then you will go for a game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in search of animals like: lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mongoose, waterbucks, Kobs and, if lucky, the leopard, then  you return for breakfast. In the morning you relax by the swimming pool and possibly have a dip or you make use of the health club then have lunch. At 2.30 pm you go for a unique two hours boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This launch cruise gives you a great opportunity for bird watching and game viewing at close range then return to the Lodge, Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge. (B, L, D)

 


Day 6   Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park via Mbarara. You will drive through the very scenic crater area and have breathtaking views of the escarpment and Kyambura gorge in the distance. On arrival you will check in at Mihingo Lodge and then have Lunch. At 4.00 pm you go for an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge. (B, L, D)

 


Day 7

After an early morning breakfast you go for a boat ride on Lake Mburo to view a variety of birds and wildlife then return to your lodge for relaxation before lunch; relax by the poolside after lunch. At 3.00 pm you go for a walking safari to the salt lick as you get close to wildlife. Dinner and Overnight at Mihingo lodge. (B, L, D)

 


Day 8 Kampala.

After your breakfast, depart Lake Mburo and return to Kampala you will have a stop at the Equator at Kayabwe to take photographs and perform the Hemisphere variance experiment on arrival you are dropped at your Hotel. (B)

END OF SAFARI.

+ About Queen Elizabeth N.P

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular savanna reserve and has the widest variety of wildlife of any Ugandan park.. The variety of habitats include grassland savanna, forests, wetlands and lakes. This provides the setting for an extensive range of large mammals and primates. Four of the Big fiveare present and regularly seen. Rhinos are absent.

Size: help
1978 km² / 764 mi²
Altitude: help
910-1350 m / 2986-4429 ft

Pros and Cons

  • Top wildlife viewing
  • Boat trips on Kazinga channel available
  • Tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector
  • Excellent birding with 600 species recorded
  • Several accommodation options for different budgets
  • A main road bisects the park and people live along the boundaries
  • The Mweya peninsula area can get busy in high season

Wildlife

Leopard sightings are common and the Isasha sector is famous for its tree-climbing lions. Huge herds of buffalo and elephants are found in the savanna areas of the park. An amazing number of hippos inhabit the Kazinga channel on which daily boat trips are conducted. Chimps can be tracked and several antelope and other primate species are present. Giraffe and zebra are absent.
More about Queen Elizabeth NP’s wildlife

Scenery

The park is set against a backdrop of the Ruwenzori Mountains. Additional scenic points are Kazinga Channel between Lake Edward and Lake George and at least 10 crater lakes. The most accessible part of the park is open savanna, but large forest areas are open to the public. These include the forested Kyambura gorge and the extensive Maramagambo forest in the southeast.

+ Details

Cost includes:

Accommodation and meals as stated on the itinerary, park entry fee, Boat ride, Visit to Amabere, bottled mineral water throughout the trip and services of a professional English driver /guide in a 4WD safari configured Land cruiser.

Cost excludes:

Travel tickets and insurance, Drinks, Laundry, Tips and any other items of personal nature.

+ Location of Queen Elizabeth national park