Situated on floor of Albertine Rift valley, which is the western part of the Great East African Rift valley, the park extends its horizons to the foothills of magnificent scenery of Mt Rwenzori in the North, to Ishasha sector southwards famous for rare tree climbing lions.
It’s biome is remarkable , the park is a treasure, a rich habitat of savanna, equatorial rainforests, papyrus swamps, craters, baboons cliff, kyambura gorge Kazinga channel, Lake Edward and Lake George, teeming with animals and birds.
A Launch cruise, morning and late evening game drives provides visitors easy game viewing with Buffalo, Elephant, waterbucks, mongoose, warthogs, lions and several species of birds. Kyambura gorge offers lifetime experience to track chimps and other primates while the katwe explosion crater area and baboon cliff make visitors see the real taste of wonders of nature. Varied accommodation on Mweya peninsula, Bunyaruguru/ kichwamba escape, Kazinga channel safari lodge adjacent to Kazinga channel and Kasenyi planes make this park with the highest ecological concentration per square meter a must visit destination, not only in Uganda but Africa.
It can be accessed by both air and road.
The road Safari with us begins from Kampala/ Entebbe. Our guide picks you at 7:30 am from your hotel or residence, drives to Mbarara (283 Km from Kampala) westwards via Masaka. Make the first stop over at Equator crossing for snacks and photography. Lunch is 9 kilometers before Mbarara, at Igongo cultural centre. After lunch, a drive to Queen enables visitors to enjoy beautiful scenery, herds of long horned Ankole cattle, and tea plantations before Kalinzu forest reserve, before you bust onto the kichwamba Rift valley escarpment, open grassland and woodland savanna. Evening game drive for sight seeing is much more rewarding.
Begin your day with a cup of coffee. Early morning game drive to Kasenyi planes through the Queens Mile, or channel tracks gives a chance to encounter elephants, buffalo, waterbucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs lakes and a variety of birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, a two hour boat trip along the famous Kazinga channel is worthwhile an opportunity to see Hippo, Buffalo, Kobs, Elephants, warthogs etc. This trip also enables visitor chance to see spectacular birds. before Dinner and overnight at lodge of your choice.
With the previous day’s memories, enjoy your breakfast ready for guided primate walk along Kyambura Gorge to look for habituated chimps through the gorge. After primate walk, drive to Mbarara for lunch. Return to Kampala at your own convenience where you will be dropped to your either hotel/residence or airport.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES DURING YOUR STAY IN QUEEN
Drive to Lake Katwe: Interacting with the local people, see local methods of salt mining and Sightseeing.
Guided nature walk to the bird hide out: Birding, game viewing and photography.
Drive to Ishasha sector: See woodland open savannah, Look for rare tree climbing lions and game viewing.
It’s advisable to spend extra day to accomplish the above optional activities. Extension of your itinerary to Kibale, Bwindi, Lake Bunyonyi, Semliki wild reserve, Mburo or Murchison is possible depending on available time frame and budget.
The safari package to include:
• Transportation by a 4×4 station wagon.
• Full board accommodation as per the itinerary
• Two-hour boat trip along Kazinga channel.
• Guided primate walk along kyambura gorge
• Park fees
• Professional Driver/guide
• Enroute lunches
The package to exclude expenses of personal nature like: drinks, laundry, tips, telephone, cigars, etc.
Costing:$1,200p/p 4people.mid range trips.