4 Days Queen Elizabeth

4-Days Queen Elizabeth NP

This 4 Days Lake Mburo & Queen Elizabeth National Park takes to explore a diurnal primates which occur in Lake Mburo, this Park habours several species not observed elsewhere in Uganda. It is the only place in Uganda to support a population of impala (from which Kampala city derives its name), and only one of the three protected areas countrywide where Burchell’s zebra occurs, the other two being the far less accessible Kidepo and Pian-Upe. Other antelopes easily seen are topi, bushbuck, common duiker, oribi, Defassa waterbuck and Bofor reedbuck, while the lake and lush fringing vegetation support healthy populations of buffalo, warthog, bush-pig and hippopotamus. Large herds of the majestic eland keep roaming the park. zebra 1The sitatunga confines itself to the swampy areas of the park. Only two diurnal primates occur in Lake Mburo: the vervet monkey and olive baboon. Nocturnal calls of the spotted hyena can be heard through the night. Leopard, side-striped jackal and various smaller predators are also present, most visibly the white-tailed mongoose and three otter species resident in the lakes.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is probably the best and most popular East African Safari package. Lake Mburo National Park habours several species not observed elsewhere in Uganda. It is the only place in Uganda to support a population of impala (from which Kampala city derives its name), and only one of the three protected areas countrywide where Burchell’s zebra occurs, the other two being the far less accessible Kidepo and Pian-Upe. Other antelopes easily seen are topi, bushbuck, common duiker, oribi, Defassa waterbuck and Bofor reedbuck. The sitatunga confines itself to the swampy areas of the park.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is described by many as the most beautiful park in Africa. Set in the west of the Great African rift valley, and bordered by the Rwenzori Mountains (the legendary mist-capped ‘Mountains of the Moon’). Queen Elizabeth incorporates dozens of mirror surfaced crater-lakes, salty and fresh water lakes. There are over 95 mammal including 10 primate species (chimpanzees, vervet, blue, red-tailed, L’Hoest monkey, colobus, baboons), upto 20 predators (lion, leopard, spotted hyena, etc), antelopes, buffaloes, hippos, elephants. More than 610 bird species (probably the highest total for any national park in Africa, if not the world. In addition to 54 raptors, the checklist includes virtually every waterbird species of Uganda, a variety of woodland and forest species.

Highlights

  • Equator line
  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Chimpanzee tracking in kyambura gorge
  • Game Drive.
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park & Wildlife
  • Search for the Big 5
  • Kazinga Channel

Seasons

January to March: Hot and dry, an excellent time of year to be on safari in Uganda. April and May: Uganda’s long rainy season when many camps are closed. Rains tend to be in the morning and late afternoon. June to September: Temperatures climb rapidly and this is a fantastic time of year for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. October to December: Another great time of year to be on safari, you can get some rain in November but temperatures are favourable and conditions are ideal for game viewing.

Inclusions

  • Gorillas and chimp tracking permits
  • Transport in a 4wd safari motor vehicle for excellent safari view viewing
  • All fuel for the tour;
  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide;
  • Full board accommodation with all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Bottled drinking water on safari, private 4×4 ground transportation with an English
  • speaking driver guide, guides in national parks
  • Meals according to the program
  • park entrance and related fees

Exclusions

  • International air fares;
  • Entry visa Uganda;
  • Accommodation in Kampala
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation;
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, hotel staff, etc;
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.).
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