• Elephants on the Mweya Peninsula at Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
  • Uganda kobs grazing on golden plains, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
  • Explosions crater lake in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda.

Classic Queen

Discover nature in luxury at Queen Elizabeth National Park and unwind in style at the exclusive Mweya Safari Lodge, in the heart of the park. Seek out a host of savannah wildlife with private game drives and a water safari along the tranquil waters of the Kazinga Channel. Immerse yourself in lodge luxury with first rate facilities and services to enjoy; pamper yourself at the spa, relax in the swimming pool or enjoy a cool drink at the poolside bar with a stunning savannah panorama laid out below you. The perfect memorable family trip or romantic getaway with that special someone!

Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

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Itinerary - Classic Queen [TACP010]

Day One

Relax at Mweya Safari Lodge

Drive from Kampala or Entebbe to Queen Elizabeth NP.
Estimated journey time: 7 hrs

Unwind at your savannah hotel perched on the Mweya Peninsula in the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The pace of the time spent here is in your hands as you can take a dip in the swimming pool, sunbathe on the pool terrace or enjoy a cool drink at the bar. The lodge’s position offers a beautiful view from the veranda and pool over the Kazinga Channel, from where you can watch a moving panorama of wildlife such as elephants, hippos and buffalo relaxing on the opposite bank of the river, the perfect place to relax on your safari.

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge, deluxe double room.

Day Two

A Game Drive and a Boat Cruise

Explore the Kazinga tracks by following a network of tracks criss-crossing the savannah, stretching from the northern Kazinga Channel riverbanks to the explosion crater lake pools on the northern park boundary.  These tracks are known for offering excellent chances of up close and clear sightings of elephant herds as they cross the tracks and roam down to the water's edge to cool off in the heat of the day. This rolling savannah landscape dotted with thickets of cactus trees also offers you the chance to spot species such as lion, Uganda kob, waterbuck and buffalo. Track’s included in the royal visit of Queen Elizabeth are also found here including the Queen’s Mile and Royal Circuit, which you can explore at your own pace alongside Kob Circuit and Leopard Loop.
Estimated excursion time: 3 hrs

Embark on a water safari to explore the Kazinga Channel, which flows from Lake Edward to Lake George through the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The channel is set in picturesque scenery, with acacia and euphorbia tree covered slopes, cliff heads protruding above you and grassy clearing allowing for excellent wildlife viewing. As you meander your way along the channel you’ll seek out buffalos, warthogs and waterbucks on the riverbanks. If you’re lucky you’ll even meet elephants bathing as they cool off from the heat of the day! The channel is also a prime location to view crocodiles basking on the riverbanks and hippo pods, calling to each other across the water. After a couple of hours you’ll reach a fishing village positioned on the end of the channel. Here you can view a diverse array of birds which often congregate here, sunning themselves on the riverbanks, before you make the return journey to the docks on the Mweya Peninsula.
Estimated excursion time: 2 hrs 30 mins

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge, deluxe double room.

Day Three

Seeking Lions on Kasenyi Plains

Explore the savannah of Kasenyi Plains on a game drive, set to stunning views of the Rwenzori Mountains or ‘Mountains of the Moon’ running along the skyline. These plains are home to a number of leks or breeding grounds for Uganda kobs, where they carry out their battles for mating rights. The vast herds of Uganda kobs grazing here keep the grass short, allowing easy viewing of species such as elephants, buffalo, warthogs, bushbuck and waterbuck amongst the euphorbia tree dotted-landscape.  The large game herds make the area a prime location to track prides of lions, which hunt the herds found here. You’ll be joined by a Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger who are experts in tracking the lions and offer you the highest chances of tracking them down and are very knowledgeable about the savannah.
Estimated excursion time: 3 hrs

Drive from Queen Elizabeth NP to Kampala or Entebbe.
Estimated journey time: 7 hrs

Meals included: Breakfast, Packed Lunch.

Accommodation: Not included.