This 2 Day Queen Elizabeth Safari is recommended for those who have tight business schedules or need a great weekend escape from Kampala city. The tour takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is one of the top destinations for wildlife safaris in Uganda.
Hippos, elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, hyenas, crocodiles, warthogs, forest hogs, Uganda kobs, and so many other Uganda animals live, breed and eat here; and that’s not even mentioning the 612 bird species that have been recorded in the park.
Queen Elizabeth NP is also known for its beautiful landscape that is made up of rolling savannah plains, a series of sparkling crater lakes, expansive freshwater lakes, tropical rainforest, dense papyrus swamps, and lovely backdrop of the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains in the far distance.
On this 2 day Queen Elizabeth safari you will do game drives in and around the Kasenyi plains which offers the best sightings of animals in the park.
One of the biggest highlights on this trip is the boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which is home to some of Africa’s densest concentration of hippos and water birds.
2 Days Queen Elizabeth Safari, Highlights
- Equator experience
- Game drives in the Kasenyi plains
- Boat cruise on the Kazinga channel
- Spot lions, elephants, buffalos, hippos and crocodiles
- Sightseeing & photography
Details of 2 Day Queen Elizabeth Safari Package
Day 1: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Your 2 Day Queen Elizabeth Safari begins today. You will be picked up from Kampala or Entebbe at about 6 am. You will be driven southwest to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
This will be a journey of approximately (417 km) 7 hours. You will travel through amazing countryside with beautiful landscape and landmarks. You will make a brief stop at the equator crossing in Kayabwe (near Masaka) to allow you stretch your legs. Uganda is one of the few countries on the planet where you can cross this imaginary geographical line on land.
Observe how water swirls in opposite directions on either side of the equator and take some photos. After that, continue your journey westward. Watch out for the amazing landscape consisting of endless savanna, large farms of the long-horned Ankole cattle and local people going about their daily business.
Lunch will be in the town of Mbarara or another location depending on how the trip goes. You will reach the park around early in the afternoon. You will check into your hotel if time allows or go straight to the Mweya jetty for a 2 hour leisurely boat cruise starting at 2 pm. Taking a boat ride on the Kazinga channel is a real must-do activity when visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park.
It will give you the chance to cruise just metres from hundreds of hippos and African Buffalo, while African Elephants and Nile crocodiles linger on the shoreline, along with waterbirds (including African Skimmer, Pink-backed and Great White Pelican, White-breasted Cormorant, African Openbill, Saddle-billed Stork, Glossy Ibis, African Wattled Lapwing, Water Thick-knee, Grey-hooded Gull, and White-winged and Gull-billed Tern).
It is an incredible wildlife experience being so close to all these fantastic creatures from the comfort of the boat, with the stunning park all around us adding to the memories we will have of this cruise. After the boat cruise you will do a short game drive along the channel track as you head back to the lodge. You will relax and have dinner. After our exciting day we will all get a good night’s sleep.
Luxury: Kyambura Gorge Lodge/Mweya Safari Lodge/Elephant Plains Lodge
Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge/Bush Lodge/Park View Lodge
Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages
Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner
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Day 2: Game drive in Kasenyi & Transfer Back to Kampala.
You will start your day with an early breakfast at the lodge, and then you are off to the park again.
Your game drive this morning through the Kasenyi Plains will give you a chance to tick some impressive African big game species, including African Elephant, African Buffalo, Kob, Bushbuck, Hippos, Forest Hog, Warthog, Crocodile, Hyena, Leopard and various smaller creatures. This section, apart from the great wildlife, is also one of the prettiest in the park, especially in the golden light of the morning.
You will also look to pick some special bird species during our drive, and you could see African Hobby, Rüppell’s Vulture, Bateleur, Brown Snake Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Grey Kestrel, African Finfoot, African Skimmer, Black bee-eater, Broad-billed Roller, Caspian Plover, Great Blue Turaco, Great White Pelican, Grey-winged Robin-chat, Palm-nut Vulture, Papyrus Gonolek, Red-chested Sunbird, Rufous-bellied Heron, Western banded Snake Eagle and Yellow-throated Cuckoo, along with many others.
After completing the activity, you will go and have lunch in your hotel before starting your journey back to Kampala or Entebbe. You will have stops at the Igongo Cultural Centre for souvenir if you didn’t get any at the park offices. Arrival time in Kampala is in the evening. You will be transferred to Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight in case you plan to leave Uganda today.
Accommodation: Not included
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch
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This 2 Days Queen Elizabeth Safari package includes;
- Transportation 4WD min van with pop-up roof for excellent safari view.
- All fuel for the trip.
- Game drive
- Boat cruise
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary.
- All activities are described in the itinerary.
- The Park fee is according to the program.
- Meals are according to the program.
However, the package excludes:
- Personal Expenses like: tobacco, telephone, drinks
- Personal insurance
- Tips to guides