3 Day Queen Elizabeth NP Safari
- The Fat Cat Backpackers
- 31st Jul - 2nd Aug
- 7:00 AM on Friday
- $290 per person
Kombi Nation Tours invites you to travel west through plains and plantations to explore the Ndali – Kasenda craterlake fields nestled in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. Then venture south to Uganda’s most popular park. Queen Elizabeth national park is bursting with wildlife such as elephants, lions and game herds as well as activates such as game driving and cruising down the Kazinga Channel!
Day 1 – Crater-lake fields
Day 2 – Savannah and a boat cruise
Day 3 – Game driving and heading home
Vehicle Type: 4×4 Safari Vehicle – Super custom with pop-top roof
Day 1: Crater-lake fields
You’ll depart at 7am from Fat Cat Backpackers, Kampala and head west passing plains and plantations before driving through Kibale Forest (watch out for troops of baboons by the side of the road!) to reach the town of Fort Portal. In the afternoon you’ll enter the Ndali-Kasenda crater-lake fields just south of the town of Fort Portal. The crater-fields were created during the volcanic upheaval of the Great Rift Valley and consist of many stunning pools dotting the landscape. In the heart of the crater-lake fields you will be joined by a guide who will take you around the crater lakes, waterfall and lava pipe as well as identify the local flora and fauna. You’ll then drive through Kibale Forest to your accommodation for the night on the border of Kibale Forest national park. Sleep to the forest sounds of insects, birds and primates.
Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp – Lazy Camping Tents
Day 2: Savannah and boat cruise
This morning you’ll be leaving the crater-lake fields and Kibale Forest and driving south along the Rwenzori Mountain chain to cross over the equator in southern hemisphere to Queen Elizabeth national park. You’ll then take a short game drive, keeping your eyes open for elephant herds, buffalo, leopards and lions as you make your way down the Mweya Peninsula in to the heart of the park. Once you reach the Mweya Peninsula you will take a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel to the edge of Lake Edward. On the boat trip you will get the chance to search the riverside for elephants, buffalo, large hippo pods, crocodiles and many species of bird living on the riverbanks. It’s then just a short drive back along the Kazinga Channel back to your lodge passing elephant herds where you’ll be spending the evening relaxing as the sun sets, with the sounds of the wild savannah echoing around you.
Accommodation: The Bush Lodge – Lazy Camping Tents
Day 3: Game driving and heading home
You’ll be up bright and early to head out on a game drive to search for Queen Elizabeth national parks famous prides of lions as well as elephants, game herds, leopards and a wide variety of birdlife. Accompanying you will be an official Uganda Wildlife Authority guide who are very knowledgeable and vastly increase your chances of tracking down different species. After your game drive you’ll be taken south out of the park stopping off for your lunch with a stunning view across the savannah plains with the backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains. You’ll then continue on passing banana plantations and the edge of Lake Mburo National Park. Have your cameras ready and watch out for zebra herds by the side of the road! You’ll then drive north back over the equator to reach your drop off point at Fat Cat Backpackers, Kampala by early evening. End of tour
IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION
For Kampala accommodation, we recommend Fat Cat Back Packers, close to Kampala’s bustling Kisementi, where you can find a good range of bars, restaurants, craft shops, supermarkets and a shopping mall.
Price: The price of this tour package is $290 per person.
This is a public scheduled tour so other solo travelers and small groups are eligible to join you on the trip. Check to see if you qualify for a discount below!
We require payment in full at the time of booking your safari. This secures your place on the tour. The tour’s departure is subject to 4 people booking onto the tour. In the unlikely even that this doesn’t happen, we will refund the payment in full. – All tours are subject to our terms and conditions of booking. – All prices include VAT and associated government taxes. – You can find the ‘includes’ and ‘excludes’ below. Please read them carefully.
Available Discounts: We offer discounts on this tour for Foreign Residents and East African Citizens. Please provide evidence such as work permits for Foreign Residents or Driving Licenses for East African Citizens. These will be checked at the time of booking, and again, by the Uganda Wildlife Authority when you enter the national park.
• Foreign Resident of Uganda Discount of $10 per person.
• East African Citizen Discount of $30 per person.
Optional Extras: If you would like to add the following optional extra please inform us on enquiry so we can check availability.
Full Board Upgrade: This itinerary and price quote is not a full board option. This is because some budget travellers prefer to take their own food. We can provide a full board option if requested as detailed below. Add the Full Board optional extra for only $70 per person.
(B)=Breakfast, (L)=Lunch, (D)=Dinner, (P/B,L,D) = Packed Meals.
|Day 1||N/A||L – Kombi Tours||D – Kibale Forest Camp|
|Day 2||B – Kibale Forest Camp||PL – Kibale Forest Camp||D – The Bush Lodge|
|Day 3||B – The Bush Lodge||PL – The Bush Lodge||N/A|
We use the abbreviation ‘UWA’ in reference to the Uganda Wildlife Authority and you
can find their website here – http://www.ugandawildlife.org
Full time use of a Private Vehicle (as per your itinerary)
A Full-Time Private Driver/Guide Fuel for your entire journey (with an allowance for any necessary detours)
Accommodation – 1 night at Kibale Forest Camp (sharing twin lazy camping tents) – 1 night at The Bush Lodge (sharing twin lazy camping tents)
Bottled Drinking Water (1.5 liters per person, per day in your vehicle)
– Guided crater lake field walk (Ndali – Kasenda crater-lake fields)
– Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel (Queen Elizabeth National Park)
– Game Drives x 2 (Queen Elizabeth National Park)
Wildlife & Tracking Permits – N/A
Park & Vehicle Fees
– Queen Elizabeth National Park x 1 day (Park Entry, Driver Entry, Vehicle Entry)
Specialist Guides and Rangers
– Ndali – Kasenda crater-lake field guide (Lake Kifuruku Eco Lodge)
– Game Drive Guide (UWA)
– Boat Cruise Guide (Marasa)
Collection from and drop-off at your desired location (in Kampala or Entebbe) Lodging & food for your guide/driver (same lodge premises as you, where possible) A dedicated Tours Manager based in Kampala in daily contact with your Driver/Guide and on call, 24/7 in case of an emergency.
Items marked ‘(*for an additional cost)’
Meals (full board option available, please see Optional Extras)
Alcohol (unless provided as complimentary by the accommodation)
Laundry (unless provided as complimentary by the accommodation)
Souvenirs & items of a personal nature
International or Domestic Flights
Visas (refer to your embassy)