Pickup from Kampala. Drive 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 an evening game drive on the Kasenyi Plains (1).
Start your day by heading to Crater Lake Drive (2), with a stop at the Baboon Cliffs lookout point (3) for breakfast. End your drive at the Queen’s Pavilion (4) for a tea or coffee enjoy views of the rolling hills against the Rwenzori Mountains. Continue to the Kikorongo Cultural Center (5) for a traditional craft workshop.
After lunch choose between chimp tracking in Kyambura Gorge (6a), or a walk in the Maramagambo Forest (6b), where you can find a variety of birds, forest antelope, monkeys and the ‘cormorant house’ – a large tree in the forest that has been turned white by the birds that roost in it at night.
Visit the fascinating Katwe Salt Lake (7) to learn about traditional salt mining. 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.
After lunch, enjoy the relaxing Kazinga Channel boat ride (8) followed by an evening game drive on your way home for sundowners at your lodge or camp.
Take the Agro-Tour Walk (9) through community farm land and learn about farming techniques, medicinal plants and bee keeping that provides honey while also keeping the elephants away from crops.
Then drive to the south of the park for a leisurely picnic lunch on the Ishasha plains (10). In the afternoon and evening explore the Edward Flats (11) and the plains to find the region’s famous tree climbing lions as well as abundant kob, topi, buffalo and elephant. In the afternoon you could also take a nature walk with an UWA guide along the Ishasha river to see hippo, crocodiles and many birds.
Take a morning game drive through the Ishasha plains (10) for a final glimpse of the wildlife before heading on to Bwindi or elsewhere.
NOTE: All itineraries subject to change, depending on weather, availability and location of chosen lodging.