Cheap Queen Elizabeth Tour
The Budget safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park is an affordable safari in Uganda. This 3 days Uganda budget safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game viewing.
About Budget Queen Elizabeth Safari
This 3 days Uganda budget safari to Queen Elizabeth starts and ends in Kampala.
This African budget safari in Uganda main attraction is wildlife and topography. The 3 days Uganda budget safari to Queen Elizabeth takes you to a park that rich in diversity.
Queen Elizabeth National Park has an excellent weather condition. This is because it is bordered by the Ruwenzori Mountains in the west of the Great Rift Valley.
The 3 days Uganda budget safari to Queen Elizabeth takes you to this park. You will be provided with an ultimate feast for all senses.
Uganda Budget Safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park Highlights
On this 3 days Uganda budget safari to Queen Elizabeth National park you will enjoy the sight of a crater lake. This lake is full of glorious flamingos.
You may visit the bat cave in the extraordinary Maramagambo forest. There is a chance of sighting of the legendary Shoebill Stork. You may also see the amazing vista from the Mweya Peninsula.
3 days Uganda budget safari to Queen Elizabeth highlights includes:
- Game drive
- Boat cruise
- Bird watching
- Great Scenery
Uganda Budget Safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park Itinerary
Day 1: KAMPALA – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Pick up for your safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park from your chosen pick up point in Kampala. After briefing on the budget safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park safari, drive west. Your budget Uganda safari will be going through plains.
You will make a stop at the Equator where you may shop for souvenir. This is a great place to have a photo as the Equator goes through 13 countries only.
Proceed to Mbarara with a stop for lunch at the Igongo Cultural Center. After lunch drive through to Queen Elizabeth National park. Keep an eye out for the groups of baboons by the road.
Enjoy a game drive upon arrival as you proceed to your budget lodge in Queen Elizabeth. Check into your lodge before embarking on an exploration of the explosion crater-lake. These fields are located in the northern sector of the park.
There are pools that you’ll see dotted across the region of the park. They are a reminder of the violent formation of the Great Rift Valley. They include massive chunks of rock were hurled out of the volcanoes. That happened during the creation these craters.
Along the way there’s also a good chance to see a variety of wildlife such as elephants and wild game herds. This is before you head down to your camp overlooking the Kazinga Channel.
About Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of Uganda’s most popular national parks. It is among the most scenic one. The park is teemed with wildlife.
This protected area is bounded by the high mountains of the Rwenzoris in the north. It stretches along the shores of Lake Edward in the west and hides the remote area of Ishasha in the south.
The natural beauty is overwhelming and diverse. There are green savannah plains with small acacia and euphorbia trees. These comes with varied sunken crater lakes and swamps. They are also, bounded by the snow-covered peaks of the Mountains of the Moon.
Not less than 57 different vegetation types have been identified here. They can be summarized as the following five:
- Bushy grassland
- Acacia woodland
- Swamp vegetation.
Besides, the park is home to 95 types of mammals. It has the highest number of bird species found in any protected area in Africa! Rich variety in birds.
Day 2: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
You’ll be up early to take advantage of the cooler hours. This is when the wildlife is far more active before the heat of the day sets in.
You’ll take a Uganda Wildlife Authority guide with you. These are experts in tracking game. They are quite knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the Savannah.
You’ll head to the Kasenyi Plains, known for their prides of lions. This is one of the prime places to find lions. There is a host of other wildlife such as warthogs, vultures and if you’re one of the lucky ones, leopards.
You’ll visit the Salt Lake with its savannah view and craft market. This is before heading back to the lodge for a relaxed lunch. Its then down along the Kazinga tracks to the Mweya peninsula. Here you will be looking out for elephants and game herds crossing the road. This is also a good spot to find lions.
You’ll then take a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel to the edge of Lake Edward. On the boat trip you will get the chance to search the riverside for elephants and buffalo. There are also some of the many hippo pods, crocodiles and many species of bird. If it’s clear, you may see the Blue Mountains of Congo on the horizon.
Before the boat turns around, you’ll reach Kazinga fishing village. Here you’ll see families living inside of the national park. They are going about their daily business of fishing among the wildlife.
It’s just a short drive back along the Kazinga Channel passing elephant herds to your lodge. You’ll be spending the evening relaxing as the sun sets. Listen to the sounds of the wilds of the savannah echoing around you.
Day 3: QUEEN ELIZABETH N.P - KAMPALA
You’ll be up early in the morning to drive the short distance to Kyambura Gorge. The gorge contains its own rainforest ecosystem. Within the forest, you will be tracking the chimpanzees.
After a briefing from your guides you’ll descend along the forest paths. This takes you into the gorge to search for these illusive creatures. If you manage to track them down you can spend an hour with the chimps.
Observe their natural behavior in the wild as they feed, socialise, nurse their young. you will see them relax, patrol and display their prowess. This is before to climb out of the gorge onto the savannah plains.
After your tracking, you’ll be taken south out of the park. You will stop for lunch with a stunning view across park with the backdrop of the Mountains of the Moon.
You’ll continue on, passing Lake Africa, banana farms and the edge of Lake Mburo NP. Keep an eye out for zebras by the side of the road here.
You’ll then drive north back over the equator to reach your drop off point in Kampala by early evening.
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Uganda Budget Safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park Costs
The 3-day Uganda Budget Safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park cost includes
- Accommodation with meals as per program
- Bottled water
- Park entrance fees
- An English speaking guide
- Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel
- Game drives as per program
- Park access fees
- Government taxes
- Lots of fun and African sunshine
The 3-day Uganda Budget Safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park cost does not include
- Items of personal use
- All drinks, beverages and alcohol other than what is served at breakfast
- Deviation from the Itinerary
- Tips and porterage
What you carry for your 3 days Queen Elizabeth Safari
- Sun glasses
- Camera gear
- Sun Screen
- Insect Repelant
- Heavy and light clothes
- Sturdy hiking boots