Gorilla Tracking Tour for 3 Days
Queen Elizabeth National park sits on the floor of the western arm of the Albertine Rift valley. uganda safari to this park gives you a variety of scenery to watch and take significant photos. It occupies about 1978 sq km part of which is occupied by crater lakes and fresh water lakes Edward and Lake George.
Day 1 Drive To Queen Elizabeth national Park
Day 2 Game drive and launch cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda
Day 3 Return To Entebbe Air port
What to Pack For Uganda Safari In Queen Elizabeth National Park
Insect repellant is very important to pack because the parks are infested with some biting nettles. You need to protect your skin against insect bites.
Sun screen especially during the dry season when the sun rays are so strong. You need to cover your skin.
As you pack for Uganda safari vacation, ensure to pack some light wear and a few warmers as it gets cold early in the morning and as the day goes by it gets hot.
Flip flops usually give you an opportunity to relax while in the safari vehicle.
Park some light boots to get into in case you need to get out of the vehicle or have a walk in the wilderness.
Buy some Travel insurance to cover you up in case you experience any uncertainties.
Energy bites to keep you energized throughout the trip.
Carry a torch to give you extra lighting in your room when the lights go down.
When To Book Uganda Safari In Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National park is open throughout the year but during the peak seasons, there are very many travelers which congests the park at times. From June to September the travelers are so many and the viewpoints are usually shared.
The rest of the year the park experiences rains that make some trails quite challenging and also the grass is thicker.
What Is the Temperature of Queen Elizabeth National Park
The park lies on the floor of the rift valley. The low altitude and its location directly on the equator mean that temperatures can be warm, rising from a mean minimum of 18 degrees centigrade to a mean maximum of about 28 degrees centigrade. The park receives up to 1250 mm of rain mostly during March, May and September- November.
What else to See in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Basing on your holiday time on your Uganda holiday, you can be part of chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge. These chimpanzees live on the deep gorge of Kyambura River which flows across the rift valley floor towards the kazinga channel.
Other primates are also residents of this forest like vervet monkeys, olive baboons, grey cheeked mangabey, red tailed monkeys and so much more.
Maramagambo Forest walks
Queen Elizabeth National park has varying vegetation zones including forest woodland. A walk into the Maramagambo forest gives you chance to see numerous birds that live in the forest, the great bat cave, the blue lake, enchanting monkeys and so much more.
Visit the fishing village in Katungulu villa where the local community do take part in fishing. The local community here is amazing and very incredible to interact with.
Tour the ancient salt lake Katwe where salt mining has existed since the early days. Watch the locals whose life has depended on this activity and the thousands of salt pans created with in the lake. They have used rudimentary methods to mine salt and they are still proud of there work.
How to get to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Going through the Kampala to Mbarara, Kasese, Fortpotal highway, you get to Queen Elizabeth National Park
You can also connect from gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi forest through the Ishasha sector into the park. This sector is renowned to be home to the tree climbing lions
Driving through Kampala to Mbarara then Kasese
Flying to Queen Elizabeth National park is possible every day where daily scheduled flights can be booked at Kajjansi airstrip and Entebbe airport.
Charter flights can also be arranged in case you want a private Uganda safari.
DAY 1 – Drive To Queen Elizabeth National Park
Get into your safari vehicle early in the morning and your driver guide will take you to Queen Elizabeth National park. Enjoy the incredible view of the countryside and make a stopover at the equator to take photos, perform the water experiment prior to your Uganda safari holiday.
Continue enjoying the amazing scenery, great numbers of animals like warthogs, water bucks, bush bucks, elephants, cape buffaloes and arrive late afternoon to check into your lodge.
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge/ Jacana Lodge/ Simba Safari Camp
DAY 2 – Game Drive/ Launch Trip
Early in the morning wake up for a game drive in the crater lakes area. A number of crater lakes decorate the floor of the park presenting a great scenery. The plain north of Kazinga channel is the primary game viewing area. A network of tracks enables you to find elephant, buffaloes and other animals in the mosaic grassland thickets that covers the North Kazinga are near Mweya.
You may have the chance to see other animals like topis, lions, leopards, bush bucks, water bucks, warthogs, giant forest hogs, Uganda Kobs and so much more.
The afternoon on Kazinga channel is amazing with a launch trip going through 40 km long channel. It is also the connecting link between Lake Edward and Lake George. Its shoreline attracts large numbers of birds, mammals and reptiles all year round.
Return to the shore to catch up and relax after the long day adventure.
Queen Elizabeth National park sits on the floor of the western arm of the Albertine Rift valley. It occupies about 1978 sq km part of which is occupied by crater lakes and fresh water lakes Edward and Lake George.
A number of wild animals are members of this park about 95 mammal species, 612 bird species and over 5 vegetation types form comfortable homes to numerous wild animals and birds. Only your Africa holiday time limits you on what to do.
Some of the activities to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park include
Launch trip on Kazinga channel
Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge
Birding along Kazinga channel and marshy Edward Flats
Nature walks in Maramagambo forest
Scenic viewing in the crater lakes region and Queen’s Pavilion.
What Is Included in This Gorilla Trekking Safari
Airport pick up and drop off
Accommodation During Safari
Guide Driver Fees
Safari Package Excludes
international Flights Arrival and Departure
Any other items of Personal Nature
Note this As you book a gorilla trekking safari In Uganda
A waterproofed backpack is vital for your camera because it may rain at any time without warning, water bottle to quench your thirst as you trek to see the mountain gorillas and snacks.
If not sure of your fitness, you may hire a porter for a small fee to carry your backpack and help you up the steeper slopes.
As you plan your gorilla tracking tour, ensure you contact your travel insurance about whether they cover your gorilla trekking permit because you may be required to pay an additional premium.
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