History bubbles beneath the surface of the picturesque crater lakes at Queen Elizabeth National Park, rising occasionally in the scent of sulfur. These now tranquil lakes were once forged in the fire and brimstone of volcanic explosions. The cooled crater lakes are just one of the astounding features within this diverse ecosystem. Its sprawling savannah, humid forests, and fertile wetland, set against a backdrop of the ethereal Rwenzori Mountains, make it an enticing abode for more than 90 species of mammals and over 600 species of birds.


Safari highlights

  • Game drive and launch cruise at Queen Elizabeth
  • Explore the picturesque crater lakes
  • Cruise down the Kazinga Channel
  • Trek the lush forests of Kyambura Gorge


Day One: The Most Popular National Park

We embark on our expedition, driving west to Queen Elizabeth National Park, the most visited national park in Uganda.

Accommodation: Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day Two: Into the Wilderness

An early morning game drive leads us into the grazing grounds of Uganda Kobs where elephant, waterbucks, lions, and buffalo roam. Along the Kasenyi trail, we meet hosts of birds, including the brilliant pink flamingoes that flank the salt lakes.

In the late hours of the day, we set off on a launch cruise from Mweya Peninsula down the Kazinga Channel, which connects Lake George to Lake Edward. Warthogs, crocodiles, hippos, buffalo, and elephant lounge in the shallows and along the banks of this laid back channel, surrounded by aquatic birds.

Accommodation: Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day Three: Valley of the Apes/Departure

In the far east of Queen Elizabeth National Park lies the Valley of the Apes, the stunning Kyambura gorge which stretches one kilometer across and plunges 100 meters deep. The gorge, which is drained by Kyambura River, is an attractive habitat for primates, wild animals, and a rich diversity of birds.

We traverse the depths of the gorge, tracking habituated chimpanzees (meaning they are used to human presence) as they go about their day. With luck we also spot black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, and giant forest hogs.

We depart, crossing the equator on our return journey to Entebbe and on to home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast


  • All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle
  • Park entrance fees
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide
  • Water while on safari
  • Boat trip
  • All airport pick-ups and drop offs
  • All activities as stipulated in the itinerary
  • All government taxes/levies.


  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Phone calls and bar bills
  • Personal insurance
  • Laundry
  • Airfare
  • All other Services of a personal nature
  • Driver/guide’s gratuity

Terms and conditions

* The mentioned rates are in US dollars and subject to change.

* The high season period includes January, February, June, July, August, September and December.

* The low season period includes March, April, May, October and November.

* Availability of accommodation, permits and activities is not guaranteed until confirmation by your contact person at Bushman Safaris. Permits are sold on ‘first come first serve’ basis.

* The chimp tracking in Kyambura gorge may take place either in the morning or afternoon, depending on the availability of permits.