DAY 1: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Pickup from Kampala. Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Arrive at one of the many lodges or camp sites in or near Queen Elizabeth National Park in the afternoon, check in and relax before leaving for a 2-3 hour evening game drive on the Kasenyi plains (1).
Meet your guide in the morning for the Agro-Tour Walk (2). This tour takes you through community farmland where you will learn about farming, local medicinal plants and bee keeping – which provides them with honey while keeping the elephants away from their crops. After your agrarian experience drive the short distance to The Cave (3) for lunch. Try the famous mamba fish and check out the cave that holds cultural significance to the local community as well as the restaurant’s
After lunch, head to the Mweya Peninsula Visitor Information Center (4) to purchase tickets for the late afternoon Kazinga Channel boat ride (5), to see the wildlife lining the banks as dusk falls.
Early morning game drive on the Kasenyi plains (1) followed by a visit to Katwe Salt Lake (6) to learn about traditional salt mining that has taken place here since the 16th Century. You can also take a short walk to the neighboring Lake Munyenyange where you might glimpse lesser flamingos (August-November) and other bird life. Be sure to stop at Katwe Tourism Information Center (KATIC) to pick up your guide.
Have a picnic lunch at the KATIC banda or find food in Katwe (6), Mweya (4) or Kikorongo (8). After lunch, visit the Kikorongo Cultural Center (8) to meet the women of the community and learn how to weave traditional baskets and make recycled paper bead necklaces.
Return to your lodge or camp to relax – read a book, lounge by the pool or brush up your wildlife knowledge with the Snapshot Safari board game. Once you are rested, you can set off for an evening game drive.
Enjoy a final game drive along the spectacular Crater Lake Drive (9) before heading home with your memories and pictures.
NOTE: All itineraries subject to change, depending on weather, availability and location of chosen