The trip starts with a visit to Lake Mburo national park, one of the small savannah national park. The park has a variety of different species of mammals plus birds.
After our trip to lake Mburo we proceed to Queen Elizabeth national park one of the tourist destination with bio diversity wildlife include climbing lions, leopards, elephants, cape Buffaloes, concentration of hippos and a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel.
Lake Mburo national park, we start our trip driving south western part of Uganda, approximately 5hours by road to Lake Mburo the nearest national park in the western part. The park lies in dry acacia woodland.
There other habitats in the park including the lake, grassland and swamp. Mburo protects over 50 mammals such as Antelope, eland, jackals, topi, hyenas, leopard. There also bird species including red faced barbet, Nile crocodile, pelicans, hippos and many more. There also guided walks and game drives offered at the park.
Queen Elizabeth national park, is an ecosystem including tropical forest, swamp, beautifully scenery and Crake Lake which inhabit the flamingoes. The park is one of the largest area to see the elephants, kobs, black and white colobus monkeys, Lhotse’s, sitatunga, red tailed and blue monkeys and many more.
The park also protects predators including the spotted hyena, leopard. And over 400 bird species such as the black-headed gonolek, fly catcher, black bee eater.
The southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park Ishasha, is one of the best places to see the tree climbing lions. The park is near by the Maramagambo forest, where one can enjoy a guided walk to spot out the chimpanzees which are seasonal depending on the availability of wild figs and fruits.
A launch cruise at the Kazinga channel with a great opportunity to see herds of hippos, elephants, waterbuck, bushbuck and many birds including the shoebill stork.
Day: 1 Kampala-lake Mburo
Day: 2 Lake Mburo game drive boat trip
Day: 3 lake Mburo-queen Elizabeth national park
Day: 4 game drive-boat ride
Day: 5 tree climbing lions-Kampala.
Detailed itinerary for 5days/4nigts
Day 1.kampala-lake Mburo
You and our guide depart at the hotel early morning at 7am after your briefing and a short briefing about the whole trip. The journey to Lake Mburo takes 4 hours, reaching the park in the afternoon. Check in at the lodge have lunch and get ready for the afternoon boat ride at the lake. The ride will give you an opportunity to view a number of animals including the crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, zebras and many more at the shores of the lake. After the ride relax at the lodge, refresh and have dinner.
Meal plan: lunch and dinner
Eagles nest lodge
Matana safari tents
Day 2 morning game drive and a nature walk
Wake up early morning and hurry for a game drive to see the elands, antelopes, topis, zebras, impala, warthogs, kobs, buffaloes and many animals .return to the lodge for lunch and encounter with a guided nature walk to Nakivale wetland or Rubanga forest to encounter with a beautiful scenery of nature spot out a number of bird species such as the shoebill stork, gonolek, red faced barbet, yellow warbler.
After the nature walk return to the lodge for dinner and refreshment.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Eagles nest lodge
Matana safari tents
Day 3boat ride/queen Elizabeth national park.
Enjoy your early morning breakfast as early as possible and prepare for a boat ride for sights and sounds of hippos and crocodiles in Lake Mburo and many more. There many bird species such as fish eagle, African king fisher, crested crane, pelican’s herons, bush shrike, African fin foot. Have lunch and continue to Queen Elizabeth national park arrive in the evening but before 6pm check in at the lodge and have dinner.
Meal plan: dinner
Mweya safari lodge
Jacana safari lodge
Simba safari camp
Queen Elizabeth bush lodge
Day 4 game drive-launch cruise
Before the sunrise wake up for a early game drive through the trials to spot out animals including lions, hyenas, zebras ,lions, Buffaloes, and many more.
Return to the lodge for breakfast relax and wait for the afternoon launch cruise on Kazinga channel. The launch cruise will reward you with wilds like the hippos, this area is one of the best place for the concentration of hippos, buffaloes and plenty o bird species for bird lovers you will love this.
Option for tree climbing lions.
Day 5 queen Elizabeth –Kampala
Have a relaxed breakfast, check out and board a vehicle for your return to Kampala, stopover in Mbarara for lunch at Agip motel after continue with your journey have another stopover at the equator take some pictures and check out the craft shops as well as buying some.
Drive to Kampala arriving bore 6pm at your hotel or evening flight depending on your travel plans.
Meal plan: breakfast and lunch.