Queen Elizabeth National Park for Incredible Biodiversity, Game Drive, Boat Launch, Equator
Distance & Time Estimates: 435km south west of Kampala (6 hour drive).Queen Elizabeth National Park has more mammals than any other Ugandan park and a diversity of ecosystems (acacia grasslands, papyrus swamps, rainforest, and volcanic crater lakes) to thrill any naturalist. The Ishasha sector of the park is home to a famous population of tree-climbing lions.The 100-metre deep Kyambura River Gorge is the setting for an excellent
game walk to see habituated chimpanzees. Queen Elizabeth National Park is 1,978km² park is bordered to the South West by Lake Edward and to the
Northeast by Lake George with the Kazinga Channel connecting the two.
High on a peninsula overlooking the Kazinga Channel between Lakes Edward andGeorge, Mweya Lodge has one of the most beautiful views in Uganda and a feel of true African Wildlife. The lakeside location of the luxury Jacana Safari Lodge is impressive and ideal for visiting all the northern and southern sectors of the park.
BWINDIIMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
Bwindi is 331 square kilometers and is located in South Western Uganda, on the edge of the western rift valley, shared by Kabale, Rukungiri and Kisoro Districts. It lies on an altitude range of 2607m (Rwamunyonyi peak)-1160m (Ishasha gorge).
Annual Temperature ranges from 7-20 degrees Celsius. Usually it’s cold during June- July rains heavily in March-April and September-November. The local people in this area are mainly Bakiga and Bafumbira, representing the most impenetrable settlements in Uganda, (233 people/ square kilometers).
KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
Kibale National Park is located in the districts of Kabarole and Kamwenge, approximately 320 kilometres, by road, west of Kampala, Uganda’s capital
and largest city. Fort Portal in Kabarole District is the nearest large city to the national park. The geology consists of rocks formed in the Precambrian period which are sedentary, strongly folded and metamorphosed. The Toro system overlaying these rocks forms prominent ridges of quartzite and sometimes schists and phyllites, which are intruded by amphibiolites, gneiss and granites. Some hills have layers of hard laterite exposed on them. About 90% of the Park is overlain by red ferralitic soils of which 70% are sandy clay loams in the North and 30% are clay loams in the South. These soils are deeply weathered, show little differentiation in horizon and are of very low to moderate fertility. The remaining 10% is where fertile eutrophic soil occurs on a base of volcanic ash limited to Mpokya and Isunga areas on the western edge of the park.The park has a tropical type of climate with two rainy periods, March to May and September to November. The annual mean temperature range rises from 14° – 15°C, – minimum to 26° – 27°C maximum. The annual rainfall is 1,100 – 1,600 mm. There is a pronounced dry season in December to February. Rain falls more in the North than in the South.Kibale National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with
patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central partsof the park on an elevated plateau. The park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee.It also contains over 375 species of birds. Kibale adjoins Queen Elizabeth National Park to the south to create a 180km-long corridor for wildlife between Ishasha, the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Sebitoli in the north of Kibale National Park.The Kibale-Fort Portal area is one of Uganda’s most rewarding destinations to explore.
MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
The park lies in north western Uganda, spreading inland from the shore of Lake Albert around the Victoria Nile. Together with the adjacent 748
square kilometers Bugungu Wildlife Reserve and the 720 square kilometers Karuma Wildlife Reserve, the park forms the Murchison Falls
Conservation Area MFCA. Murchison Falls National Park is located in Buliisa District in western Uganda and in Nwoya District in northern Uganda. The park is situated approximately 300 kilometers, by road, northwest of Kampala, Uganda’s capital city.
The climate in Murchison Falls is tropical and hot. Being close to the equator, temperatures are quite uniform throughout the year. The area
around Murchison Falls National Park (MFNP) has two rainy seasons. These seasons are not as pronounced as they are at more equatorial regions in
Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley, where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into vast, palm-dotted savanna. First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926, it is Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds.The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls,the centerpiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. The mighty cascade drains the last of the river’s energy, transforming it into a broad, placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert. This stretch of river provides one of Uganda’s most remarkable wildlife spectacles.Regular visitors to the riverbanks include elephants, giraffes and buffaloes; while hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents.
Notable visitors to the park include Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway and several British royals.
From USD US$2,800.00
Duration: 8 Days (approx.)
A morning game drive in Kasenyi sector combined with a close up boat cruise on Kazinga Channel provide you the best chance to spot the 4 of the big 5 including the pride of Lion hunting antelopes especially Uganda Kobs, Elephants crossing game drive trucks, a large herds of,Buffalos and the elusive leopard. You will also see large concentration of Hippos relaxing with buffalos and a variety of bird species on your .boat cruise on Kazinga channel.
Morning Gorilla Trekking in the UNESCO Heritage in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.Chimp Trekking in Kalinzu
Queen Elizabeth National Park Tour Highlights :
Boat Safari on River Nile; Boat Cruising Safari to the bottom of the Falls.
Boat Safari to the Kazinga Channel
Game Viewing & Safari Drives; Early Morning Game drive to the Kasenyi Sector in search of Lion and large herds of Buffaloes and Elephants.
Tree Climbing Lions; Drive to Ishasha Sector south of Queen Elizabeth national Park.
Gorilla Trekking; Enjoy Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Chimp Trekking; Enjoy Chimp Trekking in Kibale National Park
Equator Water Experiment: Marvel at seeing the water turn in different directions in the southern and northern Hemispheres.
Tour Cost Includes :
Meet & greet at Hotel/Home in Kampala.
Park entry fees to Queen Elizabeth national Park & Murchison Falls National Park.
Accommodation based on Twin/Double Occupancy.
All Meals are inclusive of full Board at Lodges.
Rhino Trekking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Game drives as per the Itinerary in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Boat Trip on Kazinga Channel Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Boat Cruise to the Bottom of the Falls .
A 4WD Safari Vehicle (Pop up roof) with Fuel for 8 days .
Service of an English Speaking Experience & Professional Driver Guide
Tour Cost Excludes :
Personal Travel Insurance & Visas.
Gorilla Permits (Per Person $600).
Chimp Permit ( Per Person $150).
Soft Drinks at Dinner and lunches at Lodge.
Alcohol and spirits.
Tips & Personal Presents.