A 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS SAFARI TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK AND MASAKA / NABUGABO SAND BEACH.
Day one: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Your safari guide will collect you from your hotel at about 7:00am and we will depart by road heading west for Queen Elizabeth National Park. This scenic drive will take approximately 5-6 hours. We will then head through the volcanic formation of the western rift valley towards Queen Elizabeth. This is a host to large variety and volume of wildlife. In the afternoon we shall arrive in the park as we have a slow drive into the park you will be able to see numerous animals hopefully , then you will be transferred to your Accommodation area in the park. Over night at the Institute of Ecology students Hostels (full board)
Day two: Game drive along the Kasenyi Area- Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel
In the morning we will drive along to the Kasenyi area of the park where lions are frequently spotted. You will be able to see numerous animals like the leopards, elephants as well as warthogs, lions, hyenas, Uganda kobs, waterbuck as well as the salt lakes.
This afternoon you will have a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel, returning to the camp early evening. The boat trip will allow you to experience wildlife up close where hippos huff and spray mere feet away, buffalo linger in the shallows and a tremendous variety of birds grace the grasses on the river’s edge. Amongst those you will see are the malachite and pied kingfishers, great white and pink-backed pelicans and the open-billed stork. Over night at the Institute of Ecology students Hostels (full board)
Day three: Queen Elizabeth National Park-Masaka / Nabugabo Sand Beach
An early rise for breakfast after you will depart by road from Queen Elizabeth national park and drive to Masaka. You will arrive on time for Lunch, Refresh and prepare for your lunch.
This Afternoon we shall drive to Nabugabo sand Beach for an afternoon to relax by the shores of this beautiful Lake. Lake Nabugabo situated next to Lake Victoria is special for its beaches, coastlines and many rare species. It is one of the few lakes where you can swim. It is free of Bilharzia or any other organisms that may cause diseases to you!
Nabugabo, formed as a result of sand dunes resulting from strong winds is separated from Lake Victoria by a sand bar. The Lake covers an area of 22,000 hectares and lies 00°24’S 031°54’E. It is a shallow freshwater lake 8.2 km long by 5 km wide. This lake is surrounded by a swamp, especially to the north and has a papyrus swamps as well. Nabugabo has a unique Biodiversity of almost 300 plant species being recorded. Lake Nabugabo catchment’s area has two flowering plants not found elsewhere and 14 species in Uganda are known only in this area. It also has one of the many species of indigenous fish being recorded.
The fauna ecosystem consists of a wide variety of key animal Communities, hippopotamus and Sitatunga. While birds like king fishers, crested crane and some important migratory birds can be sighted. Nabugabo is also an important migratory stopover-destination for Migratory bird species – at times during the year, the site (listed as an Important Bird Area) holds more than 15% of the world’s population of the Blue Swallow. Lake Nabugabo area is chosen as a protected area, because of its importance for people and animals.
Enjoy swimming in the fresh waters free from Bilhazia and enjoy the Birdlife as well as the coolness of this Fresh water Area as the sunsets. You will be transferred back to Hotel Brovad in Masaka this evening for your Dinner and Overnight.
Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala – A stop at the Equator
Breakfast after pack up your bags and drive back to Kampala on your way you will have a stop over at the Equator for your photo shots and an informative talk from one of the guides present. After proceed to Kampala and on arrival you will be transferred back to the Airport for your departure back home.
Enjoy your Trip!