Trip overview

The 3 Days queen Elizabeth national park tour is a 3-in 1 trip that combines the unforgettable equator crossing experience, splendid wild game trips and the magical launch cruise at Kazinga channel. The experience avails opportunities to explore the pleasant savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park that habours four of the big five land mammals including elephants, buffaloes, Lions and leopards. The fascinating Kazinga channel allows you have a chance to view the majority of park’s hippo population, water mammals and birds during the 45minute boat trip.

Trip summary

Day 1: Travel from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth national park via the equator crossing monument at Kayabwe

Day 2: Morning game drive and an afternoon boat cruise at Kazinga channel

Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala


Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth via the equator crossing monument at Kayabwe

Following your breakfast at your place of residence in Kampala, you will embark on the trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the south west part of Uganda, a journey of 417km about 7 hours’ drive. You will traverse through the unequalled remote landscapes in the south west including the semi-arid rangelands of Ankole with short extended savannah. The first stop will be made at Kayabwe, at the Uganda Equator crossing for amazing photo shots and a local water experiment that proves the earth split-up into two halves, the north and south spheres and later stop for a hearty lunch with a cultural touch in the fascinating western city of Mbarara.

Proceed through the undulating sceneries of Bunyaruguru crater and the magical Lake Nyabihoko which is beautifully curved in the shape of the map of Africa; arrive at your lodge late in the afternoon for relaxation and overnight.

Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise along the paradise of hippos – the Kazinga channel

After a splendid morning cup of coffee at your hotel, embark on the drive across the undulating rolling savannah rangelands of Queen Elizabeth in search of wild game. The stretch to the Kasenyi plains, the renown mating ground offers you a lifetime opportunity of encounter numerous families of wild game in a single glance including elephants, buffaloes, water bucks and Kobs along with predators like lions, leopards and jackals. The game drive takes 3 – 4 hours and you retreat back to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. After lunch, you continue to Mweya jetty to catch up with a boat trip at exactly 4pm. The 2 hour boat cruise offers a chance to explore the 45km long Kazinga Channel which links the twin lakes, George and Edward, the channel is known to be the capital of Hippos and Nile crocodiles. Its banks are usually fully stocked with a variety of wild game like elephants and buffaloes which can be seen along quenching their thirst from the Kazinga waters on a hot day. Retreat from the activity and do the game drive along the channel track as you proceed to the lodge.


Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala through Kasese via fort portal

After your morning breakfast, you will transfer back to Kampala along Kasese-Fort portal road. You will visit the equator line in Kasese just a few kilometers from the park where you will have opportunities to view the jagged hills of Kasese intertwined with the savannah rangelands marked with the Basongola herds of cattle that will make the experience a memorable one.

You will have an en route lunch in the town of Fort portal as you head straight to Kampala to mark the end of your 3 day Queen Elizabeth national park tour.

**End of the trip with Love Uganda Safaris**

Safari inclusions  

  • Entrance fees to the park
  • Boat cruise
  • Game drive
  • Vehicle (4WD), Driver and all ground transfers.
  • Fuel
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
  • Nature walks and wildlife / game viewing
  • Accommodation and meals
  • All activities as per your itinerary


  • Visas and all international flights
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal expenses
  • Any other activity not mentioned in the itinerary