This 4 day Uganda safari tour concentrates on game viewing. The Uganda tour safari takes you to Lake Mburo national park and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Lake Mburo National Park is Uganda smallest park. So, Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most popular. It is also Uganda’s second largest national park.
The 4 day Uganda safari tour promises you plenty of wildlife, birds and primates.
You are also assured of great landscape and scenery. We have Crater Lakes and rolling Savannah plains included. You will have time to see the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountain ranges.
You will enjoy game drives and two boat cruises. There is nature walk in lake Mburo National Park.
Queen Elizabeth National park was first gazzetted in 1952. It was the Kaziga National park. It later changes names to Queen Elizabeth National park.
Queen Elizabeth National park covers 1978 square kilometers. It is on the rift valley between the Lakes of George and Edward.
The eastern rift valley part of the park is marked up by the green escarpment of the western Rift valley. The hills, mountains and lakes are surrounded by the endless savanna.
The park ‘s temperature rises from 18 -28 degrees Celsius. The park receives 1250mm of rain during the months March, May, September and November. It’s a home for 9 threatened mammals
The western Rift Valley covers over 2500 square kilometers. It encompassing Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kyambura wildlife reserve and Kigezi wildlife reserve.
This protected starts from the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains in the north. It goes to the Ishasha bordering in the south. This falls within 5 districts of Kabarole, Kasese, Rubirizi, Rukungiri and Kanungu.
The Park contains an extensive area of wetland. The areaharbours several species of mammals including zebras, impalas, elands, topi and buffaloes.
There are several types of Queen Elizabeth National Park Accommodation. The choice of the types will depend on your taste or style and budget. For this safari though, we have several Queen Elizabeth safari lodges that we use. Among these, our choice would be Mazike Lodge. It is good to note that all the lodges we have listed here are of the same standard. below is a list of the lodges we use for this Uganda safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park:
Mazike Valley Lodge is the former Kyambura Game Lodge. This is a small, private and exclusive lodge in QENP. The Lodge has undergone an extensive refurbishment. It has re-branded to the NEW Mazike Valley Lodge.
The Lodge is up on the walls of Queen Elizabeth National Park. It comes with opulent cottages that offers breathtaking views. You can also see the Maramagambo Forest and the Kazinga Channel in the horizons.
The cottages are spacious with king or twin beds. They have elegant dug in bathtubs, showers and flash toilets. There are vanities and wash basins with hot water throughout the day.
Mweya Safari Lodge is on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains – the ‘Mountains of the Moon’.
Mweya Safari Lodge offers visitors a spectacular experience of luxury in the wilderness.
Each room at Mweya Safari Lodge has a breathtaking view of the Kazinga channel. You can watch the forest hogs grazing the grass outside, as well as the odd curious hippo!
The cuisine is of the highest quality. They present a range of exquisite Continental, Indian and International cuisine.
Elephant Hab Lodge is a spacious haven. It is at the shoulders of the famous Kyambura Gorge. This is about 400 metres from Kyambura Trading Centre.
The lodge offers visitors an unforgettable experience. It has stunning vistas of Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will enjoy luxurious lodging in the expansive cottages.
The lodge is at the edge of the famed Queen Elizabeth National Park. This makes it one of the best lodges with a view to kill for.
It’s not just a lodge, it’s a hub of elephants that will saunter by the patio of your lodge. This is where luxury meets elegance on an African expedition.
Elephant Hab Lodge rooms consists of medium and high-end expansive cottages. The rooms offer privacy and tranquillity. They are grass-thatched and built right at the edge of the Kyambura gorge. This is the gives the saying a view to kill for a whole new meaning.
From your balcony, you will enjoy the stunning views of Queen Elizabeth National Park. An occasional monkey will saunter by your cottage. The cottages are en suite with twin-beds. they are all weaved in an indigenous African style to give it distinctiveness.
Lake Mburo National Park is a special place. Every part of it is alive with variety, interest and colour. It has attractive 158 square miles acacia-dotted savanna of Olea and Boscia.
Lake Mburo National park is home to 68 mammal species.
The Park contains an extensive area of wetland. It also harbors several species of mammals not found anywhere else in Uganda. They include including zebra and impala. The 315-bird species include the rare Shoebill Stork and African Finfoot.
Lake Mburo has a varied mosaic of habitats and landscapes. you will get forests and rich acacia tree valleys. There are also grass lands and seasonal and permanent swamps. The park is with 370 square km the smallest of Uganda’s Savannah national parks.
The main lake of the park is Lake Mburo. Here you can see many hippos wallowing in the water and the large crocodiles lurking on the shores. Birds include cormorant, fish eagle, pelican, heron and many more.
Lake Mburo National Park is in Mbarara district. It is about 3.5 hours drive from Kampala road, making it the closest national park to Kampala. Thus Mburo Safari lodge is strategically located for all the attractions in southwestern Uganda.
For those on this Uganda safari, you will be staying in mid range lodges. We have Mburo safari lodge as our accommodation of choice.
There are other Lake Mburo National Park accommodations of the same standard. We have listed the lodges we use for the 2 days Lake Mburo safari below:
Mburo Safari Lodge is a luxury and eco friendly lodge in Lake Mburo National Park. Here you will relax in one of the luxurious cottages.
The cottages are all raised on a wooden platform and covered by a grass-thatched roof. They blending well with the natural environment.
The cottages are stylishly and thoughtfully designed for your absolute comfort, convenience, and pleasure.
All cottages have a private balcony with a great view and chances to see the wildlife of Lake Mburo.
The luxury cottages are spacious and comfortable. They all have a clean private bathroom with hot shower and flushing toilet. Comfortable king-sized beds with mosquito nets will make sure you have a perfect night.
Rwakobo Rock is a peaceful and secluded retreat. Here you can breathe in the essence of wild Uganda.
The 8 comfortable and spacious cottages around the hill. They are all private and offer great sunset views.
The main dining area overlooks an expanse of rock that adjoins the park.
Rwakobo is set in the pristine Ankole ranch lands surrounding Lake Mburo National Park. This allows you to sit back, sip on an ice-cold drink in a hammock or head out for game drive.
Rwakobo is on a scenic outcrop with breathtaking views. There is a water hole beneath the dining area. Here animals such as zebra, warthog, impala and bushbuck often congregate.
At night the sounds of bush come to life and allow your imagination to run wild.
Day 1: Morning departure to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Game drive on arrival with overnight at your lodge.
Day 2: Early morning game drive and boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
Day 3: Transfer to Lake Mburo with game drive. Boat on Lake Mburo and game drive
Day 4: Nature walk and departure
Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Meet and greet by a Pearl of Africa safari rep. You will be briefed on thie 4 Day Uganda safari to Queen Elizabeth and lake Mburo National parks.
You will leave in the morning after breakfast and travel westwards. The drive goes through Uganda’s beautiful green countryside.
The journey will take 6-7 hours with stopovers at areas of tourist attraction. The stops will be at the Royal Drum makers’ village. The next one will be at the Equator for an opportunity to stand in two hemispheres at the same time.
You will continue through the savannah grasslands with lots of banana plantations. Along the way are several herds of local long horned Ankole cattle endemic to this part of the country. You will get to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the evening.
Dinner and overnight will be at Mweya Safari Lodge
Queen Elizabeth National Park
You will set off early for a morning game drive. This is an awesome experience to spot the animals in natural habitats. Expect to see 4 of the famous Big Five animals. they include Elephant, Buffalos, Lions and leopard.
Other wildlife here are Bush bucks, Kobs, Giant forest hog and Hyenas. Antelopes, and Waterbucks as well as birds cannot miss in your list. You will return for breakfast and relax till lunch.
In the afternoon you will take a launch cruise along the amazing Kazinga channel. You will be out to see, at close range, the water animals to include Hippos, Buffalos, Crocodiles and elephants bathing on the channel banks.
There is also a variety of bird species on the water banks. You may just be lucky to see the famous Shoebill, pelican and Jacana.
Retun back to your Queen Elizabeth National Park accommodation later in the evening. Dinner and overnight will be at Mweya Safari lodge.
Queen Elizabeth to Lake Mburo National Park
You will leave Queen Elizabeth National Park after breakfast for Lake Mburo National Park. The drive takes 3-4 hours with stopovers at areas of tourist attraction.
You will arrive in time for lunch at your Lake Mburo National park accommodation.
Later, embark on an afternoon boat trip on Lake Mburo. This lake is rich with a variety of animals such as hippos and crocodiles and bird species.
After the boat ride take a nature walk within the park. This is before you retire for dinner and overnight at Mburo Safari Lodge.
Lake Mburo National Park – Kampala
You will have an early morning game drive through the park. You will be looking for plain game. Zebra, land, antelope, impala and a variety of birds will make the list.
Return to your lodge for late breakfast. Later leave for Kampala arriving in the afternoon. Drop off at your hotel of transfer to the airport for your departure
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