4 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park safari with Ishasha extension

4-Days Queen Elizabeth NP

With Ishasha extension



The 4 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park leaves no park detail for the Uganda safari undertaker. The lovely tour exposes you to amazing encounters like the sights en route including the Equator crossing, the Igongo Cultural Center, traditional rangelands of Ankole and Bunyaruguru Crater combine to make your drive magical and memorable.


Summarized itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Make a stop at Uganda Equator Crossing Kayabwe, traditional lunch at Igongo Cultural Center en route & /or an evening game drive on arrival

Day 2: Do morning wild game viewing/game drive & afternoon boat cruise along Kazinga Channel

Day 3: Morning Game drive and an afternoon game drive in the Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions

Day 4: Do Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge and transfer back to Kampala

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Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park;

After breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala, you get into your relaxed safari vehicle in the company of your guide at 6:30 Am and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park 417km about 7 hours’ drive. You make a stop at Uganda Equator Crossing Kayabwe after driving 77km from Kampala and have time to explore this significant geographical site – the Sun’s way and the point of separation between the northern and southern hemisphere. Continue and make another stop at Igongo Cultural Center for an amazing traditional lunch where you enjoy a local food organically produced and freshly served.

As you get to approach the park, you will have great views of the Rwenzori Mountains, Crater Lakes, the Rift Valley, and wildlife. In the late afternoon, it is time for your first game drive with our professional safari driver guide who will reveal the wonders of this great park and answer any questions you might have.

Some of the animals you will see include lions, elephants, buffaloes, Kobs, bushbucks, waterbucks, warthogs, and leopards.

Overnight: The Elephant Hab Lodge Website: https://elephanthablodge.com/

All meals

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kyambura Gorge & afternoon boat cruise

Wake up to an early morning breakfast before transferring to Kalinzu forest reserve headquarters for a short briefing ahead of chimpanzee tracking experience. This forest is home to over 6 species of primates including the chimpanzees, baboons, black and white Colobus monkeys, Vervet monkeys, etc.

During chimp tracking, one is also able to encounter up to 378 species of birds, including the rare Blue Turaco, Sunbirds, black and white caskets, etc. You explore the amazing lush of Kyambura gorge with mature tropical forest existing in the 100m deep gorge traversed by a river on its floor.

You enjoy the views of the chimps as they feed, copulate, patrol, and socialize.

Retreat from the activity for relaxation and lunch after which you gather at Mweya jetty for an afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise departing at 2 pm. This cruise offers you an opportunity to see at close range the highest concentration of water submerged Hippos, surrounded by over 60 species of migrant and resident birds plus crocodiles drinking and resting at water edges. You retreat from the boat cruise and do an evening game drive along the Channel track to explore the more wild game in their evening moments. Continue to the lodge for overnight.

Overnight: The Elephant Hab Lodge Website: https://elephanthablodge.com/

All meals

Day 3: Morning Game drive & afternoon Tree climbing lion encounter

You wake up for an early morning cup of coffee in the views of the moist savannah before heading to the park for the game drive at 7 am. Undertake a game drive in the Kasenyi tracks and the Queen’s Mile in search of the amazing wild game including; cape Buffaloes, Leopards, Topi, Elephants, Kobs, Waterbucks, Warthogs, Hyena, lions, side-striped jackals among other wildlife.

After this experience, transfer to Ishasha to track the tree climbing lions. These kind of lions are unique to Ishasha sector and can only be found here in the whole of Uganda.

Overnight: The Elephant Hab Lodge Website: https://elephanthablodge.com/

All meals

Day 4: Return to Kampala and exit

After a morning breakfast on the last day of your 4 days Queen Elizabeth national park tour, then embark on the return journey to Kampala town driving through the beautiful, refreshing grass plains of western Uganda and look out for the romantic hills of the region, and jagged mountains of Rwenzori in the backdrop.

Make a stop-over at the equator monument for last photo moments, until you proceed to Kampala for departure flight or drop off at your hotel.


  • Airport transfer to/from Entebbe Airport
  • Ground transport per private 4WD safari vehicle
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary·
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • Bottled mineral water in the safari vehicle
  • Entrance fees and ranger fees for national parks
  • Activities and excursions mentioned in the program
  • Welcome package including a detailed map of Uganda
  • VAT for hotels and lodges outside Kampala


  • International flight
  • Visa (USD $50, available upon arrival)
  • Forest Walk Bwindi (USD $55 per person)
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned above – Items of personal nature
  • Tips – Christmas supplement  

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refunded if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before arrival.
  • Balance should be paid 60 days before arrival.

Min: 2 Travelers
Start/End: Kampala
Duration: 4 Days
Activity: Game drives, Tree climbing lions, Boat cruise, Chimpanzee tracking, Equator experience
Destinations: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha 

Why Book with us?

  • Safari Departs any date
  • Unbeatable prices
  • Authentic safari experience
  • Tailor-made safari packages
  • Accommodation and meals inclusive
  • Professional guides
  • Life changing travel experiences

Best time to go

The best wildlife viewing months in Uganda are during the Dry seasons from June to August and December to February. Primate walks in the forest are a big part of any safari in Rwanda. The habitat of rainforests is, by default, very wet, and one can’t avoid rain completely.

Uganda Gorilla Permits costs

Uganda gorilla permits cost $600 and Rwanda gorilla permits cost $1500. These have to be acquired months before your trip to be assured of viewing the mountain gorillas. Read more about booking gorilla permits.

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