Queen Elizabeth National Game Park is very scenic because it combines bushland, savannah plains, forests, and wetlands with the Kazinga Channel flowing through the park that connects to Lake George and Lake Edward thus attracting wildlife and birds to it because of the huge waters it offers for survival. This park has one of the largest hippo concentration numbers in the world. On your first game drive in the park, you will explore Queen Elizabeth national park with 200 km of well-maintained game viewing tracks. Be alert and proactive to help the ranger/guide and you spot as many animals as possible.
Breakfast before daybreak lets you start the game drive early during the “golden hours” to enjoy watching the savannah land inhabitants like the elephants, buffalos, warthogs, kobs, antelopes wake up. See the African kingdom in its most active hours of the day as the first sunlight touches the savannah. See elephant, buffalo, kobs, lions, waterbucks, leopards, warthogs, birds and primate species during the drive.
Enjoy and relax with an afternoon boat ride when the sun is hot making the Kazinga Channel turn into a drinking spot for many animals, especially the crocodiles, hippos, buffalos that immerse themselves in the water to cool off. The animals might be unbothered by your boat so you can take photos of them up close.
Optional activity: Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge
You can opt for a morning hike in the Kyambura gorge which is also named “valley of apes” because it is a geological feature that is home to several primates like vervet monkeys, chimpanzees, baboons, red-tailed monkeys. It’s a hidden gem in the far east of the park. It receives water from River Kyambura so it sustains rich biodiversity and wildlife especially the primates like the 16 chimpanzee families and forest bird species living within.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Mweya Safari Lodge