Itinerary - Queen Elizabeth & Crater Lakes Group Safari

Queen Elizabeth, Crater Lakes - $290

Queen Elizabeth, Crater Lakes - $290

Looking for an economical way to visit Queen Elizabeth NP and share your adventures with like-minded people? Look no further, our 3 day safari scheduled safari is very reasonably priced and a great way to explore Uganda's most popular national park.

Operated by Kombi Nation Tours


Starting: Kampala
Finishing: Kampala
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Price: US$290
Foreign Uganda Residents Discount: US$10 Per Person
East African Citizens Discount: US$30 Per Person

Highlights: Spot hippo and crocodile with a water safari, seek out lions, elephants and game herd of the savannah & hike through the Ndali - Kasenda crater lakes.
Vehicle Type: 4x4 Volkswagen Campervan, Type 3 with a pop top roof.

Day 01: Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park

You’ll depart at 7am from Bushpig Backpackers, Kampala and head west passing forests, villages and tea plantations to reach Fort Portal in time for lunch. This afternoon you will continue west to reach Queen Elizabeth NP where you will drive down the Mweya Peninsula watching out for elephants amongst the cactus trees as wind along the murram tracks. Once you reach the Mweya Peninsula you will take a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel to the edge of Lake Edward. On the boat trip you will get the chance to search the riverside for elephants, buffalo, large hippo pods, crocodiles and many species of bird living on the riverbanks. It’s then just a short drive back along the Kazinga Channel back to your lodge, looking out for passing elephant herds where you’ll be spending the evening relaxing under the open skies, with the sounds of the wild savannah echoing around you.

Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge 

Crater Lake Warthog

Day 02:  Queen Elizabeth National Park to Ndali-Kasenda Crater Lake Fields

Rise early to take advantage of the cooler hours before the heat of the day sets in, when the wildlife is far more active. You’ll be accompanied by a Uganda Wildlife Authority guide, who are experts in tracking the lions and are very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the savannah. You will take an extensive game drive to explore the Kasenyi Plains, which is one of the prime places to find lions as well as a host of other wildlife such elephants, game herds, warthogs, vultures. You will then take a game drive though the explosion crater fields in the parks northern sector. The pools that you’ll see dotted across the region of the park are a reminder of the violent formation of the Great Rift Valley, as massive chunks of rock were hurled out of the volcanoes creating these craters. This afternoon you’ll leave the savannah behind you and drive north following the Rwenzori mountains, passing the Ndali-Kasenda crater lakes to reach your accommodation on the edge of Kibale NP where you can relax for the evening to the sounds of the rainforest.

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp

Crater Lake Chimpanzee Tracking

Day 03:  Ndali-Kasenda Crater Lake Fields to Kampala

In the morning drive through the rainforest to enter the Ndali-Kasenda craterlake fields which were created during the volcanic upheaval of the Great Rift Valley and consist of many stunning pools dotting the landscape. In the heart of the crater-lake fields you will be joined by a guide who will take you around the crater lakes, waterfall and lava pipe as well as identify the local flora and fauna. Alternately you can head into the rainforest to track our close cousins the chimpanzees in Kibale NP (*for an additional cost), which is one of Africa’s premier primate destinations. This afternoon you will make the return journey back to Kampala arriving back at Bushpig Backpackers in the late afternoon or early evening, before dark.  

Accommodation: Not included