5 Day Tour to Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks


DAY 1:
Drive early morning towards the west from Kampala and proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Mubende, following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey. Drive through Fort Portal Town with views of the Toro palace and the youngest kingdom in the world. We shall have our lunch in Fort Portal. Continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park, a game drive where you may be rewarded with views of lions if you are lucky enough, as well as elephants, buffaloes, hyenas and a variety of antelope species. Over night stay at Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 2:
An early morning game drive in this park provides excellent opportunities to see lions, leopards, giant forest hogs, cape buffaloes, elephants, Defassa Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, Topi, bushbucks, and many more animals. After lunch enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos, and many animals may be seen drinking at the water's edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful with well over 550 resident species. Dinner > and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 3:
Option 1: Head for the Kyambura Gorge to track chimpanzees and a variety of primates. Return for lunch.

Option 2: Get up with a rising sun for another game drive to view wildlife. Return for breakfast.
After lunch, go sightseeing in the crater region - it is a marvel! Visit the Katwe Salt works for a glimpse into traditional salt mining. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.



DAY 4:
After breakfast drive to Lake Mburo National Park. The park contains a variety of attractions; it is dominated by extensive wetlands, rolling grassy hills, seasonal and permanent swamps, wooden savannah, and forests, altogether harboring a variety of plants and animal species. These diverse ecosystems render the park as one of the richest in biodiversity. Some mammals populating the park include zebras, elands, buffalo, impalas, roam antelopes, leopards, hyenas, hippos, bushbucks, and klipspringers. The presence of the lake within the park enables visitors to take a boat ride, fish, and see the crocodiles, pelicans, Shoebill stork, hippos, cormorants, fish eagles, and a lot more. Dinner and overnight at Mantana tented camp.

DAY 5:
After a sunrise breakfast, you are off for an early morning game drive that offers a wonderful encounter with zebras, waterbucks, buffalo, topis, elands, leopards, and a variety of bird species. After the game drive head to Kampala, with stopovers at the equator for photographs and the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers. Here you will be able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. Arrive in Kampala by early evening.