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3 Day Queen Elizabeth Savanna Safari

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The 3 Day Queen Elizabeth savannah safari is short but one of the most wanted trip to this park. Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular savannah reserve and has the widest variety of wildlife of any Ugandan park. The variety of habitats includes grassland savannah, forests, wetlands and lakes. This provides the setting for an extensive range of large mammals and primates. Four of the Big five are present and regularly seen. Rhino are absent in Queen Elizabeth savannah.



  • You’ll go to Uganda Uganda
  • You’ll visit Queen Elizabeth NP & Kalinzu FR
  • This tour starts and ends in Kampala


  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • Chimp permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)



  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guidelines US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

A transfer from the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.
Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1: Transfer to Medley of wonders

After an early morning breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National park, located in Western Uganda. Make a stop at the Equator for photo shoots with one leg in the southern hemisphere and the other in the northern hemisphere. You can also perform water experiments to justify the geographical divide between the two hemispheres. There are craft centers at the site where you can get yourself a souvenir as remembrance of your safari in Uganda. Another stop is made at the Igongo Cultural Center 12km and Mbarara town for lunch. Here, you are served organically grown and freshly prepared African cuisine at the famous byamungu restaurant literally translated as “its all for God”. Proceed driving to arrive in Queen Elizabeth National Park in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight at Elephant Hub lodge.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Best Time to Visit: January to February and June to July (Dry seasons)
High Season: June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather: June to July and January to February (Less rainfall)
Accommodation: Pumba Safari Cottages
Meals & Drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)

Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise

Embark on the exciting game drive encounter at 7am after breakfast to the area where a range of wild game might be encountered including the elephants, water bucks, Uganda Kobs, Buffaloes, Lions, Spotted Hyenas, leopards, Bushbucks among other species. You’ll also get a chance to see other things like the birds such as Palm-nut Vulture, African White-backed Vulture, Hooded Vulture, Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture, among others. Have lunch and head to Mweya peninsula for an afternoon boat cruise. The boat encounter on what has been termed the Paradise of hippos features impressive sights of Hippos and Nile crocodiles, birds like the African skimmer, Yellow billed stork and Kingfishers. The wild game can also be encountered during the channel side. Retreat from the 2 hour activity and do a game drive along the channel track as you connect back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight at Elephant Hub lodge.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Accommodation: Pumba Safari Cottages
Meals & Drinks:All meals included

Day 3: Chimpanzee trucking and departure

Wake up for breakfast after which you will connect to the park to kalinzu for chimpanzee trekking experience the magical lush mature tropical forest thriving below sea level supporting counts of chimpanzees. The eventual encounter with the chimpanzees as they munch fruits, make pant hooting calls, socialize, patrol, copulate and roll themselves in tree branches derive an exciting memory that will last for a lifetime. Retreat from the encounter which tend to take 2 – 5 hours and embark on the transfer to Kampala.

Main Destination: Kalinzu Forest Reserve
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)

End of tour

Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
A transfer back to the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.

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