3 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda – Queen Elizabeth National Park

The 3 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda Safari will take you to Queen Elizabeth National Park which has been designated a Biosphere Reserve for humanity under the UNESCO auspice.

It is located on the western arm of the Great Rift Valley, and boasts of a remarkable variety of ecosystems, from semi-deciduous tropical forests to green meadows, savannah, and swamps.

It is home to the famous tree-climbing lions as well as the Uganda kob, antelopes, elephants, baboons, hippos, buffaloes, chimps, leopards, and many other small animals.

Over 500 species of birds have been recorded, making the park a magnet for bird watchers.

Safari Day by Day of the 3 Day Wildlife Safari in Uganda

DAY 1: Leave Kampala heading Southwest via Masaka and Mbarara

Today we start this 3 day Queen Elizabeth Uganda Wildlife Safari; waking up early and leaving Kampala at about 7:00 am in the company of an English Speaking Driver-guide in a 4WD Safari Vehicle.

This drive will take you through the gorgeous countryside to arrive in Queen Elizabeth on time for lunch.  You will afterward check into your place of accommodation. In case you are lodging at the high-end Mweya Safari Lodge you will enjoy a swim in the pool to cool the afternoon heat.

In the afternoon you will have your first game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park and this will give you the opportunity to see the various animals and colorful birds.

Your expert guide will lead you on this drive showing and explaining to you more about the trees, birds, animals, plants, and reptiles including warthogs, giant African Elephants, king of the jungle- a lion among many others.

Have your camera on standby so as not to miss out on any photographic opportunity. You will dine and sleep at the lodge of your choice with evening views of Crater Lake, the savannah, and the Kazinga Channel.

  • Budget Accommodation: Mweya Hostel and Queen Elizabeth safari camp
  • Moderate Accommodation:  Ihamba Safari Lodge and Simba safari camp
  • Luxury Accommodation:  Kyambura Game Lodge and Mweya safari Lodge.
DAY 2: Game drive and launch trip on Kazinga Channel

This morning you do not have to expect a smell of breakfast while on this safari in the heart of Africa (Queen Elizabeth National park) as you are awakened by the staff on duty at your lodge in Queen Elizabeth safari park. Early in the morning, you will be awakened to set off for an early morning game drive in the park so as to see the early risers.

On this drive, you will come across large elephant herds, see some lions in the far Savannah grass plus Buffaloes grazing in addition to Birds and colorful butterflies. This early morning game drive may last between 1 and 3 hours which you actually won’t be able to realize how fast time goes by.

You will then return to the lodge where you will rest as you wait for lunch. After that, you will leave for the boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel to see hippos playing, numerous bird species, buffaloes as well as crocodiles.

It is a fascinating, unhurried boat ride which is actually the highlight of a Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will then have your final dinner on this Uganda safari in Queen Elizabeth as doze away to the gentle echoes of the inhabitants of the surrounding wilderness.

  • Budget Accommodation: Mweya Hostel and Queen Elizabeth safari camp
  • Moderate Accommodation:  Ihamba Safari Lodge and Simba safari camp
  • Luxury Accommodation:  Kyambura Game Lodge and Mweya safari Lodge.
DAY 3: Return to Kampala. Optional Extension

In the morning you will enjoy breakfast at leisure and thereafter begin your journey back to Kampala. You will have lunch in Mbarara town, stop by the equator crossing to take some photographs, and buy some souvenirs at the craft shop.

You will arrive in Kampala in the evening; however, if you can extend your safari by a day, you may enjoy chimpanzee tracking in the Kyambura gorge within Queen Elizabeth National park Kyambura Gorge as well as see the tree climbing lions in the Ishasha region.

3 Days Affordable Uganda Safari Highlights

DAY 1: Leave Kampala heading Southwest via Masaka and Mbarara.

DAY 2: Game drive and launch trip on Kazinga Channel

DAY 3: Return to Kampala. Optional Extension

Activities to do at the trip:

3 Days Wildlife Safari Uganda: Inclusions and Exclusions

Safari includes:

  • Transportation in a tour van/Land-cruiser
  • Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park admissions
  • Accommodation on full board
  • Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program
  • Transfer to and from the airport

Safari Exclusions

  • All activities not mentioned in the program
  • Phone calls bills
  • Tips
  • International transfers
  • Gratitude to tour guides
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal effects of any nature
  • Hotel fees before and after the safari

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