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QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK


From USD 674*

per person sharing

This safari holiday takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you get to explore the picturesque park. You also get to explore the park on land in two game drives during your stay. Later, you visit the Kyambura Gorge for a chimpanzee trek in the beautiful ‘hanging forest.’

Rates valid for residents

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda
 
You arrive at Entebbe International Airport, located on a peninsula that juts out into Lake Victoria, where a representative or driver/guide from Rickshaw Travels will welcome you to the Pearl of Africa and transfer you to your chosen lodge for an overnight stay. 
 
Meal Plan: No meals inclusive
 
Day 2 Transfer to Queen Elizabeth N.P
 
After an early breakfast, we depart Kampala (at 7.00 am) for Queen Elizabeth National Park – a 7-hour drive through the tea plantations in or near Fort Portal town, before heading down into the rift valley, with the Rwenzori Mountain range in the distance, to Kasese town before finally reaching our destination. Dinner and overnight at chosen lodge.
 
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
 
Day 3 Game Drive & Boat launch
 
After an early breakfast at 6.00am, your guide together with a game ranger will take you on a game drive to the northern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park through the Kasenyi track in search for lions, hyenas, buffaloes, leopard, water buck, bush bucks, Uganda Kob plus many bird species including ibis, fish eagles and vultures etc. You will head back to your lodge for relaxation and lunch.
After lunch, you will embark on a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel – a major highlight of the safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park. On the boat cruise, you will have the opportunity to view great numbers of wildlife including elephants, crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes and large numbers of birds like eagles, kingfishers, sparrows, doves, weaver birds, eaglets and sun birds converging at the channel waters to enjoy a sip of the natural waters. The cruise will take you to the Uganda-DR Congo border with picturesque backdrop in the distance. You will then be driven back to your lodge for rest. Dinner and overnight at your chosen Lodge. 
 
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 4 Trek chimps in Kyambura & depart
 
After breakfast, head to Kyambura game headquarters for a briefing before embarking on your Chimpanzee trek in the so-called Valley of the Apes. The vast Kyambura Gorge is part of the Western Rift Valley. Most visitors come to the ‘hanging rainforest’ for chimpanzee trekking. However, its beauty, its depth, where you feel that you are exploring another world is worth the visit. Trek along its paths, cross its creeks and rivers, look up and all you see is the sky – the gorge is one of the scenic wonders of Uganda and a nature lovers’ paradise.
After the chimp trek, travelling via Mbarara this time, you will have a chance to view the beautiful vegetation down below at the rift valley escarpment. Nearer Kampala, you will stop-over at the Equator Crossing, where the imaginary line that divides the earth into two halves passes. Here you do photo shoots, watch water swirls in opposite directions in the northern & southern hemispheres at the equator line and purchase of souvenirs from your Ugandan safari. You will then be dropped off at your accommodation or the airport for your departure home.
 
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch
 
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Includes:

  • Resident Rate - additonal charges will apply to Non-Residents
  • Accommodation in standard rooms as described above (or similar) according to the option chosen
  • Transport and game drives in non-air conditioned 7-seater safari minivan with pop-up roofs
  • Game drives, excursions and sight-seeing activities (if any) as described above
  • Activities (if any) as outlined in detailed itinerary
  • Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Services of an English-speaking driver guide
  • Relevant park entrance fees
  • Bottled water whilst on safari (2 half-litre bottles per person per day)

Excludes:

  • Personal expenses such travel and medical insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including water, soft drinks, luxury champagne, spirits or meals not included in the itinerary
  • Gratuity for porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps and airports
  • Gratuity for your professional driver guide
  • Cost of obtaining passport and Visas
  • Any optional tours and excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • International domestic + Airfare
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