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    $550 p/p in USD
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Beacon of Hope Uganda

  • Uganda
Destinations

Destinations

Uganda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget, Mid Range

Tour Overview

Queen Elizabeth National Park has close to 100 species of mammals, including large schools of hippos, forest hogs and handsome Uganda kobs which are all commonly seen, as well as about 612 types of birds. Stay on the magnificent Mweya Peninsula which prides in a beautiful waterfront locale in the shadows of Mountain Rwenzori. Enjoy game drives, a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel and chimp trekking in Kyambura Gorge.

 

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Chimpanzee Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Queen Elizabeth
  • Wildlife:
    elephant, kob
  • Activities:
    Game Drive
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in International Airport or Kampala hotel, end in International Airport or Kampala hotel

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Covering an area of about 1,978 sq km, Queen Elizabeth National Park has magnificent views of the Rift Valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and Gorge. It has one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any national park in the world, with about 95 mammal species along with 612 species of birds. The grassland plains supports a variety of wildlife safari animals which can be viewed from a vehicle on the network of tracks designated in the park. About 20 predators are found in the park such as lions, leopards, side stripped jackal and spotted hyena among others.

The isolated Ishasha Sector is prominent for its resident tree-climbing lions, the Maramagambo forest is habitat to an attractive diversity of monkeys plus birds, the crater lakes hold thousands of the beautiful pink flamingoes, while the Kyambura Gorges is home to habituated chimpanzees.

The area is strategically located with a stunning view of Mount Rwenzori, the plains and the composite jagged mass of mountains that are good for activities such as hiking. On the other side of Lake Edward, there is a famous hill known as Mitumbe that looks out to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Its beauty is signified with changing colors from blue to green and gentle slopes while the eastern part of the park is characterized with peaceful green escarpment that is acquired from the western rift valley. The features are all covered with savannah making it a beautiful place full of nature euphorbia trees. The extensive park is adjacent to other protected areas. For instance Kigezi covering an area about 256 sq km and Kyambura with about 154 sq km set aside for wildlife. Oother areas include Kalinzu Forest reserve that adjoins the DRC with about 200 sq km along Virunga National Park and Rwenzori National Park a few kilometers to the north.

 

 

 

RATES – PER PERSON USD

From USD 550 per person

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transportation by a 4×4 vehicle from Entebbe International Airport and back
  • En route lunches
  • Game drives
  • A primate walk in the company of a guide on the Kyambura gorge
  • 2 hour boat ride on the Kazinga channel
  • Igongo Cultural visit
  • Ranger/guide fees and subsistence allowance
  • Park fees

What's Excluded

  • Air tickets
  • Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, telephone, tips, cigars etc
  • Anything not mentioned above

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Beacon of Hope Uganda
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Beacon of Hope Uganda‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

After an early breakfast, one of our guides will collect you either from Entebbe International Airport of your accommodation in Kampala by 8:00 am and drive you to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will make a few stops along the way, at the Equator to take some photographs and in Mbarara at Agip Motel for lunch. From there you will continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park as you marvel at the breathtaking scenery, tea plantations, open grasslands, long horned Ankole Cattle, woodlands and Rift Valley Escarpment. Enjoy a game drive in the evening as you drive to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Ihamba Safari Lodge (Budget) or Mweya Safari Lodge (top-notch)
Meal plan: Lunch & dinner

Start the day with an early cup tea/coffee before embarking on a game drive along the Queen’s Mile plus the Kasenyi trail. On this trail you will see elephants, water bucks, lions, buffaloes, Uganda Kobs nd warthogs in addition to several bird speciees. Return for breakfast and lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, enjoy a 2-hour boat ride on the Kazinga Channel where you will encounter buffalo, elephant, hippo, kob, warthog among others. This ride will also enable you to see an array of birds.

Overnight: Ihamba Safari Lodge (Budget) or Mweya Safari Lodge (top-notch)
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

With wonderful memories of the previous day, you will have a hefty breakfast as you prepare for a primate walk. Enjoy the experience of chimp trekking in Kyambura Gorge. Have lunch at the splendid Kingfisher Lodge before continuing to Entebbe. A visit to the Igongo Cultural Village is an experience that shouldn’t be missed as well.

Meal plan: Breakfast & lunch

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