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3 DAYS WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Photograph the best of wildlife in various ecosystems from open water, wetland, savanna that habituate vibrant wildlife like Hippos, Nile crocodile, chimpanzees, and about 604 bird species

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $2535 - $3120
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 3 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Queen Elizabeth
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Birding
  • Boating
Safari Highlights Game Drive- 1 and Boat cruise -1 Equator experience Equipment to bring Camera, Wide angle lens, 200+ mm lens, Tripod, Water proof protection for your equipment, spare batteries and a charger. Snap Uganda gives one set of complimentary photographic accessories that include a trip/nonopod, gimbal, cotton carrier and beanbag for each trip. Trip summary Day 1 Pick up at your Lodge / air port and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Day 2 Morning Game drive and boat cruise in the afternoon. Day 3 Drive Back to Kampala About Queen Elizabeth National Park Queen Elizabeth in western Uganda is the country’s flagship national park gifted with diverse ecosystems. These include savanna, forests and sparkling lakes. The park is home to a variety of game, primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds. The park’s main attractions are: craters carved into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants and the Ishasha plains home to tree climbing lions. The diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and wetlands make the park the ideal habitat for classic big game, primates and birds.

Day 1 Pick up at your Lodge and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Wake up early, enjoy a morning breakfast from the hotel/ upon arrival at the airport, after which you will be picked from there by your guide at 7:30 am who will brief you and you embark on the 6 hours journey to Queen Elizabeth. Along the way you will have few stopovers at the Equator, here you will take photographs and also the equator experience and in Mbarara town for your lunch. Thereafter proceed to the Park as you drive through the spectacular landscape characterized with open grasslands, Ankole log horned cattle, tea plantations, the Rift valley Escarpment and various woodlands. Reach the park in late afternoon and have a game drive as you drive to your lodge. Have dinner and there spend an Overnight.

Meal plan (L, D)

Accommodation. Mweya safari lodge (luxury)

                               Enganzi Game Lodge (Mid-range)

 

Day 2 Morning Game drive and boat cruise in the afternoon.

Wake up early, grub your cup of tea and have your breakfast parked.  You have to be on the trail by 6:30 to increase your chances of photographing the sunrise and  spotting lions. You will use different trails  in the park including the Kasenyi trail. Along the Kasenyi trail there is a great opportunity of seeing various animals like water bucks, Uganda Kobs, elephants, buffaloes, lions, warthogs as well as various birds.

 

During the game rive, you branch off to the picturesque Katwe Salt Lake for landscape and people pictures.

A visit to the lake gives you the experience of meeting the local people as they go about their centuries old trade- salt mining.  One nearby Crater Lake called Munyanyange (Cattle egret in the local language) attracts huge flamingo flocks not seen elsewhere in Uganda.

 

After the drive, go back to the hotel for lunch. Thereafter, you for a  Boat Cruise along the Kazinga Channel. The channel joins Lake George to Lake Edward.  Kazinga channel is an oasis for many of the fascinating species that inhabit the park. A boat cruise gives you a chance to watch schools of hippos, buffalo’s elephants and a lot of birds along the shoreline.

On the boat you will see a good number of animals like hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, warthogs, elephants, kobs among others and also a collection of birds like the malachite kingfishers, pink backed pelicans, on the banks and in trees.

Have Dinner and Overnight.

Meal plan (B, L, D)

Accommodation. Mweya safari lodge (luxury)

                               Enganzi Game Lodge (Mid-range)

 

Day 3 Drive Back to Kampala.

You will enjoy a heavy and tasty breakfast and then check out of the lodge, you will use the Fort Portal- Kasese –Kampala route. You will have lunch in Fort Portal and  proceed to Kampala  or Entebbe international airport 

Meal Plan (B, L)

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