5 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari: Overview
5 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari for game viewing in Queen Elizabeth and Mountain Gorilla Tracking trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Enjoy Game viewing and Gorilla trekking at a discounted rate with Acacia Safaris Uganda. Book this affordable 5 days Queen Elizabeth Uganda Wildlife Safari and Mountain gorilla trekking tour for the best wildlife viewing experience in the wilderness of these two Uganda Safari parks.
On the 5 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari, you will go for a game drive in the Isasha sector for Tree-climbing lions, a boat cruise at kazinga Channel, gorilla trekking trip in Bwindi forest, and after all that relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi. You have a stop-over at Igongo Cultural Center for a cultural tour, and at Uganda Equator in Kayabwe.
Queen Elizabeth National Park was previously a grazing area for local Basongora pastoralists. When British explorers Stanley and Lugard toured the area towards the end of the last century, both reported the area to have been largely depopulated as a result of cattle raiding (from the Bunyoro and Buganda kingdoms) and epidemics of rinderpest and smallpox.
The Basongora social economy could not recover from these events and with the exception of remnant villages around the two lakes, the area was almost completely depopulated. Those who did remain were forced to turn to fish. These events allowed the game populations to increase and vegetation to change significantly and played an important role in determining the creation of the national park by the Protectorate administration. In 1906, the area to the north of Lake George was declared a Game Reserve, in order to prevent what some administrators believed to be unregulated hunting by Africans and Europeans and growing pressure for development of cotton and wheat production.
By 1912, the whole of the Lake George and Ishasha areas (Lake George Game Reserve) were declared restricted areas, agricultural and fishing communities moved out to other non-affected areas and the area was largely abandoned. Further outbreaks of sleeping sickness continued up until the mid-1930s. The National Park Ordinance was passed on 31st March 1952 and Queen Elizabeth National Park then, Kazinga National Park was legally gazetted later that year, following intense lobbying by the Chief Game Warden of that time, Bruce Kinloch, and the Governor. As a result, the land area protected within the Lake George Game Reserve area was expanded considerably to include a large area to the east of Lake Edward and Kazinga Channel.
5 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari: Day by Day
Day 1 of the 5 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari: Arrival
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to Entebbe/Kampala for the overnight Imperial royale or Metropole hotel. BB
Day 2 of the 5 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early morning, leave Kampala heading Southwest via Masaka and Mbarara. Stop at the Equator, a famous spot for photography. For the rest of the journey, enjoy the Acacia woodland, long-horned Ankole cattle, and Ishaka tea plantations. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. Go for an evening game drive and return for dinner and overnight at Bush lodge.
Day 3 of the 5 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari: Game drives and Ishasha Sector
Enjoy the sunrise by taking an early morning game drive along Kasenyi track, Queen’s mile and expect to see Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions, Kobs, Waterbuck, and if you are lucky the shy Leopard and Spotted Hyena. Return to the lodge for breakfast and later transfer to Bwindi through the Ishasha sector, here you will do a short game drive in search of the tree-climbing lions. Have lunch and, thereafter, proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community. FB
Day 4 of the 5 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari: The encounter with mountain gorillas
Early morning transfer to the park headquarters for the briefing before you enter into the gorilla sanctuary of Bwindi Forest. The rainforest is spectacular as it offers a dramatic, heavily forested and dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access for tourists. This park is best known for the fascinating mountain gorillas, where the time taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time with and observing the gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with each other. Dinner and overnight Buhoma Community. FB
Day 5 of the 5 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari: Departure
Transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable National park Back to Kampala. Lunch en route.
End of the 5 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari
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