UGANDAUnusual sightings
Uganda has over 2,000 species of birds and butterflies, including some of the rarest on Earth.


My visitor to the Queen Elizabeth National Park cannot fail to be impressed by the park’s amazing diversity. Set in the west of the Great East African Rift Valley, and bordered by the Rwenzori Mountains (the legendary mist-capped “Mountains of The Moon”) Queen Elizabeth incorporates a variety of lakes from fresh water lakes and inland salt water lakes to mirror surfaced crater lakes. Here, you will find marshland, broad savannah, wetlands, gallery and lowland forest. You may imagine such an enormous variety of habitats could support an enormous variety of wildlife. And you’d be right. The bird list alone run to over 550 species- the largest of any protected area in Africa, there are over 95 mammal species and hundreds of species of butterflies. The Queen Elizabeth National Park provides an ultimate feast for all the senses. Taking Wildlife Safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park – 5 Days, you will never forget the sight of a crater lake full of glorious flamingos, the bat cave in the extraordinary Maramagambo forest, the chance of a sighting legendary Shoebill Stork or the amazing vista from the Mweya Peninsula

1We’ll leave after breakfast to take the journey from Kampala through Uganda’s beautiful green undulating countryside to Mbarara, where lunch will be available at the Lake View Hotel.
After lunch we’ll travel to the Queen Elizabeth National Park, spotting game en route. We’ll arrive in the afternoon at Mweya Lodge or Jacana Lodge
Relaxing dinner and overnight at the lodge.

2We’ll take an early morning game drive in the park. Look out for the prides of lion and herds of elephant. Buffalo, bushbuck and kob are quite common here, but not so common is the spectacular and elusive Giant Forest Hog and a sighting is a real triumph! After the game drive we will have a substantial breakfast.
In the afternoon we’ll take the lunch trip to explore the Kazinga Channel, here we’ll see the scores of hippos, buffalo close to the waterside often elephant and the rare leopards prowling. The birdlife on the water is fascinating and we’ll see dozens of bee-eaters and pied kingfishers.

3After lunch we’ll take a tour to Queen Elizabeth’s extraordinary scenic crater lakes area. Mirror-surfaced and tranquil, each has its own individual character providing a home for a myriad of creatures.
In the afternoon we’ll visit yet another of the diverse local habitat and take a walk in the Maramagambo Forest, here we’ll look for chimpanzees and other monkeys and visit the bat caves and the outstanding blue lake.
Dinner at the lodge
Optional evening cruises.

4After breakfast we’ll drive to Pelican Point, overlooking Lake Edward. Here, there is a sensational 3600 view and, on a good day, with splendid sights of the legendary mist enshrouded “Mountains of The Moon”
Afternoon free
If time permits there will be an optional tour to Lake George, the saltworks and Flamingo Lake
Dinner at lodge

5We’ll leave after breakfast for our return journey via Mbarara to Kampala.

Trail Accommodation

The Jacana Safari Lodge is situated by one of the Queen Elizabeth Park’s beautiful lakes. Its terraces of log cabins, all with lake views, stretch from the woods to the water. Certainly an extremely romantic setting. All cabins have private facilities, there is a restaurant and waterside bar. Situated on a top of a hill, the Mweya Safari Lodge benefits from an astounding position with remarkable views all around. Mweya is a luxury lodge in the old style and provides a wonderful relaxing ambience in a stunning setting. There is a terrace, a restaurant and a bar. All rooms have private facilities.


June 27, 2017, 11:49 am
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
current pressure: 1020 mb
humidity: 70%
wind speed: 2 m/s SSE
sunrise: 6:49 am
sunset: 6:57 pm

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