The distance from Rukararwe to the Queen Elisabeth National Park is about 54 km.
During this short journey you will see the diversity of the west Ugandan landscape. The route passes through the gorgeous and green landscapes of hills, peppered with swamps, the Igara tea fields, from which you will have a wonderful view on the National park.
Even before entering the park you will see gazelles, monkeys as well as the occasional elephant and when you arrive you will find the landscape of the national park itself is just as inspiring. The landscape of the national park is not less inspiring. It is very variegated and ranges from savannah to densely bush. The park offers various possibilities of safari-tours.
Our guiding staff is highly trained and they are well-schooled in the African flora and fauna.
We offer the following different safari tours:
Taking a lead from the saying “The early bird catches the worm“ the day safari starts at 05.00 a.m.
You will leave Rukararwe in order to see as many animals as possible in the dawn and the sunrise over the African landscape. In the dawn it is still cool and many animals are foraging, from Uganda Kobs, waterbucks, Cape buffalo, hippos, baboons to elephants and lions.
The diversity of animals presented in Queen Elizabeth National Park is what makes this safari and our guide will be able to provide an insight into the wide variety of species of animals and plants you encounter.
The night safari begins before sunset. Hence your safari commences already with a wonderful experience, the amazing sight of the African landscape, touched by the sunlight of the sunset.
After the sun has gone down you can experience the most active time of the animals foraging for food. You will have a good chance to observe a lion or a leopard feeding. Naturally, all other animals are also out seeking food and there is an amazing thrill to suddenly come across a herd of elephants and watch them grazing.
Don’t miss this experience!
Kazinga Channel Ride
A further highlight of a safari in the Queen Elizabeth National Park is a boat ride on the Kazinga channel.
The Kazinga channel connects the Lakes George and Edward. You will start the tour which will take approximately two hours at the Mweya Lodge. From there you will head to the opposite shore of the channel and observe animals whilst drinking and cooling themselves. The boat remains at a safe distance to the animals, while still close enough to have best possibilities of viewing.
The Queen Elizabeth National Park has the highest density of hippos in the whole of Africa, so you can be sure to see numerous hippos as well as Cape buffalos. Elephants also frequently come down to drink. Moreover you are likely to encounter Nile crocodiles and Nile monitors bathing in the sun as well as a range of different birds, including kingfishers, herons and cormorants playing at the shore.
The Kazinga channel boat safari can be chosen on its own or combined with one of the day safaris.
The boats are waiting for you…
The lion is among the most endangered species of the planet. The reason is obvious: While the African population is increasing rapidly, the increasing urbanisation and farming lets the lion’s natural environment get smaller and smaller. However, in Queen Elizabeth, Uganda’s second largest national park, there are still many lions on prey, last year the number even increased so they are often to be seen. With our knowledgeable guide you will have a good chance to successfully track and encounter a group of lions.
Get in touch with the king of the savannah.
As well as the lion the leopard belongs to the most endangered species of the world.
East Africa boats one of the few natural territories of the leopard, anyway you have to be lucky to see a leopard, but our guide knows where to find them and where the best opportunities for observing are. They often come to the Kazinga channel for drinking or to take a bath in the sun on a tree.
Observe the elegance of this animal and become hypnotized watching this endangered and seldom seen animal in one of its last natural habitats.