Sighting of Hippos on Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise
5 Days Uganda Fly in Safaris to Queen Elizabeth National Park
The 5 Days fly in safaris to Queen Elizabeth National Park is an amazing safari that enables you fly from Entebbe international airport to Mweya airfield hence start our 5 days Uganda fly in safaris to Queen Elizabeth National Park with Katwe crater drive after checking in at lodge, the Uganda fly in safaris to Queen Elizabeth National Park also involves game drives, boat cruise on Kazinga channel, tree climbing lion drive in ishasha sector and chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge later fly back to Entebbe airport, hence making our 5 days fly in safaris to queen Elizabeth National Park interesting.
5 Days Uganda Fly in Safaris to Queen Elizabeth National Park Overview
5 Days Uganda fly in safaris to Queen Elizabeth National Park takes you Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda’s second largest park found south west of the country in the shadows of the Ruwenzori mountains, Queen Elizabeth National Park covers a total area of 1500 sqkms, Queen Elizabeth National Park has three important water bodies that impact greatly on its ecology and sustenance of the wild life these are Lake George and Edward, the other important water body is the Kazinga channel a natural channel which connects the two lakes. The animals found in Queen Elizabeth National Park include buffalos, Uganda Kobs, Bush bucks, Defassa water bucks, Topis, Wart-hogs and Elephants and for predators they include Lions, Leopards, Hyenas, Side stripped Jackals, for the aquatics Hippos and Crocodiles, the park also has over 300 bird species. Queen Elizabeth National Park is also famous for the tree climbing lions especially in the Ishasha sector found in the southern parts of the Queen Elizabeth National Park.
5 Days Uganda Fly in Safaris to Queen Elizabeth National Park Itinerary
Day 1: Depart for Queen Elizabeth and katwe crater driver.
Leave for Queen Elizabeth National Park after breakfast, departure time will depend on your aero-link flight schedule either at Kasese airdrome or the Mweya airfield, the estimated 1½ flight to the iconic mountains of Ruwenzori also referred to as the mountains of the moon region, Arrive at the lodge for lunch and later head out, we begin the 5 Days Uganda fly in safaris to Queen Elizabeth National Park with the drive through the Katwe crater area of the park, this scenic drive show cases the volcanic activities which resulted in such beauty, there both dry and those filled with water, there also mammals to watch out for like elephants, antelopes and predators like leopard and lions. Meals plan: Lunch/Dinner, Accommodation: Mweya Safari (Budget Option), Katara Lodge (Mid-Budget Option) and Kasenyi Safari Lodge / Kyambura Gorge Lodge (Luxury Option).
Day 2: Early Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel.
The 5 Days Uganda fly in safaris to Queen Elizabeth National Park starts with an early morning breakfast at 6am, then we head to the Kasenyi sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park in the open plain savannah, for this drive you will be looking out for Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffaloes, Warthogs, Waterbucks, Kobs and Hippos in some water ponds, return to the lodge for lunch and after drive to the Mweya peninsular to take the 2 hour water cruise on the Kazinga channel along the banks you will see herds of Buffaloes, Elephants, Hippos, Crocodiles and different water birds then return to the lodge for the overnight. Meal plan: Lunch/Dinner, Accommodation: Mweya safari (Budget Option), Katara lodge (Mid-Budget Option) and Kasenyi Safari Lodge / Kyambura Gorge Lodge (Luxury Option).
Day 3: Drive to Ishasha for the Tree Climbing Lions.
After breakfast we embark on a 2hour journey to the Ishasha part of Queen Elizabeth Park in search of the tree climbing lions, these lions have adapted going up the figs or acacia trees in this region, the reason why they do so is not well documented but it’s believed they do climb because of the heat and avoiding the biting insects on the ground, they normally climb during the high sun, cause it is cool up in the tree, but it may also be a hunting tactic cause during this time they’re able to scan and monitor prey movements, due to the bird eye view, after the game drive we head to the lodge and have the evening off. Meals plan: Lunch/Dinner, Accommodation: Mweya safari (budget), Katara Lodge (Mid-Budget Option) and Kasenyi Safari Lodge / Kyambura Gorge Lodge (Luxury Option).
Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking In Kyambura Gorge and optional game drive.
Early morning breakfast and depart as soon it is done to be at the gorge by 8pm for the briefing and we carry with us drinking water, repellent, sun lotion, rain gear. Kyambura gorge has a rain forest and river that runs cross it, this tropical micro climate is the main reason the chimpanzees are found here, the number of chimpanzee in the gorge is estimated between 22 to 25 individuals, and the gorge is estimated to cover an area of 25 km sq. The Kyambura gorge is home to other primates like black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkey and the olive baboons, due to the presence of the river there hippos, cape buffaloes and also elephants, in addition to different kinds of antelopes. After finding the chimpanzees you have an hour of viewing and later return to the lodge and have an afternoon off. Meals plan: Lunch/Dinner, Accommodation: Mweya Safari (Budget Option), Katara Lodge (Mid-Budget Option) and Kasenyi Safari Lodge/Kyambura Gorge Lodge (Luxury Option).
Day 5: Return to Entebbe and optional game drive
After our breakfast we then embark on the journey back to Entebbe International Airport with an optional last game drive if the flight schedule permits for your international flight or meet the office representative to transfer you to the hotel or your preferred drop off point. Meal plan: breakfast and end of service.
5 Days Uganda Fly in Safaris to Queen Elizabeth National Park Includes:
- Airport transfers,
- All ground transportation in 4WD safari van,
- Park Entrance fees into Queen Elizabeth National Park,
- Boat Cruise and Game Drive safari as per safari plan,
- Charter flights to and from Queen Elizabeth National Park.
5 Days Uganda Fly in Safaris to Queen Elizabeth National Park Excludes:
- Visa fees to Uganda,
- Optional activities,
- All expenses of personal nature,
- All personal insurances.