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3 Days Equator & Queen Elizabeth National Park
A 2 hour Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel filled with sights of relaxing Hippos mixing freely with Buffaloes, a variety of birds hovering, meeting elephant herds and or spotting a pride of tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector in the morning game drive and picturesque view of the Rift Valley escarpment & Crater Lakes, makes QENP a must visit for any visitor in Uganda.
- Boat Safari on Kazinga Channel; Boat Cruising Safari to the bottom of the Falls.
- Game Viewing & Safari Drives; Early Morning Game drive to the Kasenyi Sector in search of Lion and large herds of Buffaloes and Elephants.
- Tree Climbing Lions; Drive to Ishasha Sector south of Queen Elizabeth national Park.
- Equator Water Experiment: Marvel at seeing the water turn in different directions in the southern and northern Hemispheres.
Day One: Kampala- Queen Elizabeth National park
Morning; Depart Kampala early morning for Queen Elizabeth National Park via Fort Portal. Afternoon; Stop over for Lunch at selected Hotel/Restaurant. Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Enjoy a good panoramic view tea plantations and Rwenzori Mountain Ranges. Evening: Proceed to enjoy an evening game drive as you en-route your lodge through the National park.
Overnight at Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge.
Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner included
Day Two: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Game Drive and Boat Cruise
Morning: At 61:15am enjoy a light Breakfast (Tea/coffee with a snack) and depart for early morning Game Drive in search of Lions expect to see herds of buffaloes, Elephants water bucks, lots of Uganda Kobs and leopard. Return to the lodge by 10:30am to enjoy a full buffet breakfast at the lodge. Relax at the Lodge or go swimming at the Lodge’s pool. Lunch at the Lodge.
Afternoon; After lunch go for the breathtaking Boat Launch on Kazinga Channel. Expect to see lots of animals and many varieties of birds at a close range. The boat safari starts at15:00hours and ends at about 17:00hours.
Evening: Return to the Lodge for relaxation & Dinner.
Overnight at Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included
Day Three: Queen Elizabeth National Park- Game Drive – Return to Kampala
Morning;Enjoy breakfast at the lodge. Depart the Lodge for Kasenyi Savannah plains to enjoy a game drive in search of Lions and other wildlife. On a clear day you may view the peak of Rwenzori mountains.
Depart for Kampala stopping for Lunch at Selected restaurant in Mbarara. Stop over at the Equator for Gravity Water and shopping for crafts & souvenirs. Arrive in Kampala late Evening drop off at Hotel or place of residence.
Easy Booking Options & Departures:
1. Scheduled Departure on 3rd & 4th March 2015 with min. of 4 PAX
2. Set your own departure dates with any NO. of PAX
3. Customize your Itinerary with add-ons;
- Chimp Trekking in Kyambura Gorge OR Kalinzu Forest
- Game drive in Ishasha for Tree Climbing Lions with overnight at Ishasha Wilderness Camp (Luxury) Kigezi Forest Cottages (Mid Range)
- 1 Night at Lake Mburo NP on your return journey
- Upgrade to stay at Mweya Safari Lodge, (Luxury), Enganzi Lodge, Kingfisher Lodge (Mid-Range)
- Combine Lake Mburo with Queen Elizabeth National Park
Tour Cost Includes:
- Meet & greet at Hotel/Home in Entebbe, Kampala
- 4WD Safari Vehicle with Pop up Roof for Game
viewing, fuel & 1Litre of mineral water per person
- English Speaking Driver Guide
- Equator Water Experiment
- Park entrance fees, 2 Game Drives & 1 Boat Cruise
on Kazinga Channel
- 2 Nights Accommodation at Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge
- All meals at the Lodge + Lunches restaurant en-route.
Tour Cost Excludes:
- Accommodation in, Kampala, Entebbe or Jinja
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Alcohol and spirits
- Tips & Personal Presents
Uganda is one of the few countries in the world where the Equator divides the earth into two half passes. The Equator crosses into Uganda at a point situated 72km south of Kampala along the Kampala – Masaka road.
At the Uganda Equator you discover this line drawn in the middle of the lane, with a monument on both sides that state “Uganda Equator”.
Take memorial photos as you stand on both sides of the Equator and marvel at the rare opportunity to see an experiment of how water drains straight down at the Equator. The water will drain clockwise on the northern hemisphere and counter clockwise on the southern hemisphere. This is something very exciting to see. Discover more secrets of the Equator!
Did You Know? We bet we did not; that at the Equator:
- It is 3800ft above sea level
- You are revolving at 2,409 miles around the globe at speed of 1,040mph at the globe axis
- It is 9640km[6,025 miles] from 0 0latitude to the North pole and the same distance to the south Pole
- It is 0,000 latitude
- Your body weight is less by 3%
- You dine and sleep at both hemisphere at the same time
- The days and nights are each 12hours
- Water drains clockwise north of 00Line, water drains anti-clockwise South of 00 line, water drains straight at 00 line.
- Water boils at less than 100c
- On 21st March and 23rd September you are shadowless at noon
Queen Elizbeth National Park
QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
QENP is located in Western Uganda is one of the most popular game reserves for safaris. The park covers 770 miles ² (1995 km²). Road access from Uganda’s capital city of Kampala is 206 miles (420km) taking about 6 hours. There is a landing strip at Mweya lodge for light aircraft or a larger airstrip at Kasese town.
It stretches from the crater-dotted foothills of the Rwenzori range in the north, along the shores of Lake Edward to the remote Ishasha River in the south. The park has 611 recorded bird species in the Kazinga channel sanctuary which covers an area approximately 207km. QENP also has 95-recorded species of mammals which include Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Hippo’s and many more. Other park inhabitants include 10 primate species which include the Warthogs, Antelopes, Giant Forest hog, Chimpanzees, the Black and White Colobus Monkey, Olive Baboon, Uganda Kob, Waterbucks and leopards.
QENP has the most amazing number of species. Kazinga Channel is believed to contain the world’s largest concentration of hippos. The Maramagambo Forest, south of the Kazinga Channel is also home to large numbers of chimps, plus a number of other monkey species.