3 Days Tree Climbing Lions Tour and Boat Cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park

3 Days Tree Climbing Lions Tour and Boat Cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Tree Climbing Lions Tour – Embark on a thrilling 3-day adventure in Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of Uganda’s most iconic wildlife reserves. This tour is designed to immerse you in the natural beauty and unique wildlife of the park, offering unforgettable experiences such as game drives through the savannah, sightings of the rare tree-climbing lions, and a serene boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel. Queen Elizabeth National Park is renowned for its rich biodiversity, spectacular landscapes, and the opportunity to see a wide variety of animals in their natural habitats. Whether you are a seasoned safari-goer or a first-time visitor to Africa, this tour provides a perfect blend of excitement and relaxation, making it an ideal getaway for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. Join us on this journey to explore the wonders of Uganda’s wildlife and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Experience the wonders of Uganda with a 3-day adventure in Queen Elizabeth National Park, renowned for its unique wildlife and stunning landscapes. This tour offers the perfect blend of thrilling game drives, breathtaking scenery, and tranquil boat cruises, highlighting the park’s most famous residents: the tree-climbing lions.

Day 1: Arrival and Game Drive

Morning: Departure and Arrival at Queen Elizabeth National Park Your journey begins with a scenic drive from Kampala or Entebbe to Queen Elizabeth National Park. As you travel through Uganda’s picturesque countryside, enjoy views of rolling hills, lush plantations, and traditional villages. Upon arrival, you’ll check into your lodge and have a brief rest.

Afternoon: Game Drive in Kasenyi Plains In the afternoon, embark on your first game drive in the Kasenyi Plains, a prime area for wildlife viewing. This region is home to a variety of animals, including elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, and numerous bird species. With luck, you might spot a pride of lions preparing for their evening hunt. Your expert guide will provide insights into the behavior and ecology of the animals you encounter.

Day 2: Tree Climbing Lions and Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise

Morning: Ishasha Sector and Tree Climbing Lions After an early breakfast, head to the Ishasha Sector, located in the southern part of the park. This area is famous for its tree-climbing lions, a rare phenomenon observed in only a few places around the world. Watch in awe as these majestic predators lounge on the branches of fig trees, escaping the heat of the day. The sight of lions resting high in the trees is a unique and memorable experience.

Afternoon: Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise Return to your lodge for lunch, and in the afternoon, set out for a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This 32-kilometer long natural channel connects Lake Edward and Lake George, and is a haven for wildlife. As you glide along the water, you’ll see large pods of hippos, Nile crocodiles basking on the shores, and a plethora of birdlife, including kingfishers, pelicans, and African fish eagles. The boat cruise offers excellent photographic opportunities and a peaceful way to observe wildlife up close.

Day 3: Morning Game Drive and Departure

Morning: Final Game Drive and Exploration On your final day, enjoy an early morning game drive to catch any wildlife you might have missed. The park’s varied habitats, from open savannah to dense forests, support a rich diversity of species. Keep an eye out for leopards, hyenas, and the elusive giant forest hog. This game drive provides a last chance to capture the beauty of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Late Morning: Return to Kampala/Entebbe After the game drive, have breakfast and prepare for your return journey to Kampala or Entebbe. Reflect on the incredible experiences of the past few days as you travel back through Uganda’s enchanting landscape. Arrive in the late afternoon, concluding your unforgettable 3-day tour.

Inclusions and Recommendations

Tour Inclusions:

  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Park entry fees
  • Accommodation for two nights
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel
  • Game drives in Kasenyi Plains and Ishasha Sector

Recommendations:

  • Bring binoculars and a good camera for wildlife photography.
  • Pack light, breathable clothing and sturdy footwear.
  • Carry sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat for sun protection.
  • Don’t forget a pair of sunglasses and a reusable water bottle.

This 3-day Tree Climbing Lions and Boat Cruise tour in Queen Elizabeth National Park promises an exciting and enriching wildlife adventure, offering a perfect blend of game viewing and relaxation in one of Uganda’s most beautiful national parks.

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