Arrive at one of the many lodges or campsites in or near Queen Elizabeth National Park in the afternoon, check in and relax before an evening game drive on the Kasenyi plains.
Wake early to experience a different face of the park. Meet with the park’s lion research team at Mweya and venture off road to track and monitor lions (2). Have a leisurely lunch on the Mweya Peninsula, Katwe, Kikorongo or one of the lodges near the Maramagambo Forest. After lunch take a long walk in the Maramagambo Forest, where you can find a variety of birds, forest antelope, monkeys, a bat cave and the ‘cormorant house’ a large tree in the forest that has been turned white by the birds that roost there at night.
Spend the morning tracking chimps in Kyambura Gorge. Explore this ‘underground forest’ before a picnic lunch overlooking the gorge, or at one of the nearby lodges. In the afternoon take the Agro-Tour Walk through community farmland and learn about farming techniques, medicinal plants and bee
keeping. To top off an action-packed day, there is the option of taking the Crater Lake Drive to the Baboon Cliffs for sundowners.
Drive to the south of the park to explore the Edward Flats and the Ishasha Plains to find the region’s famous tree climbing lions as well as abundant kob, topi, buffalo and elephant. Take a picnic lunch either under the shade of a fig tree or in one of the UWA bandas.
In the afternoon take a nature walk with an UWA guide along the river to see hippo, crocodiles, and many birds. The river forms the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Find a remote location for your bush-camp and enjoy an evening game drive before returning to your camp for a night in the wilderness.
Pack up camp and take a morning game drive through the Ishasha plains for a final visit with the lions and other wildlife before heading out of the park and onto Bwindi or elsewhere.
NOTE: All itineraries subject to change, depending on weather, availability and location of chosen lodging.