4 (Days) 3 (Nights)
Queen Elizabeth spans the equator line; monuments on either side of the road mark the exact spot where it crosses latitude 00. The park was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park, and is 1,978km². Renamed two years later to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II. The park is home to over 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species. The Katwe explosion craters mark the park’s highest point at 1,350m above sea level, while the lowest point is at 910m, at Lake Edward. Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.
Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob. As well as its outstanding wildlife attractions, Queen Elizabeth National Park has a fascinating cultural history. There are many opportunities for visitors to meet the local communities and enjoy storytelling, dance, music and more. The gazetting of the park has ensured the conservation of its ecosystems, which in turn benefits the surrounding communities. Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park is truly a Medley of Wonders!
Having a prayer and morning devotion study together. Depart from Lugogo Baptist Church at 6.30am with Driver guide
Make a stopover at the Equator for memory photos and snack/break to carry.
Check in at Kalinzu Forest Reserve Start an up to 4 hours chimpanzee trekking with a tracker and guide. This will also be an opportunity for our prayer trekking . . . and mediation walks as we reflect on the goodness of God. After Trek, we will have a 20 mins care group chat about what God has continued to lay upon each of the members hearts during their trekking and prayer walk. But as well an opportunity to pray for each other.
Arrive at Bush Lodge for the night. Accommodation provided consists of safari tents with twin/double beds, and shared bathroom facilities. Upgrades available at an extra charge. Please inquire with guide. Remember to be part of the evening safari family fellowship and worship.
6:30 Early morning have breakfast at Bush Lodge. Have the safari family prayers for least and unreached communities and people, after depart for an early morning game drive. Stopover at the Queen’s Pavillion Visitor Information Centre for lunch. Head out for the Crater Explosion drive, evidence of the Albertine rift’s volcanic past, the Rift Valley Escarpment and the Kazinga Channel, with a scenic view of the Rwenzori Mountains finishing the drive at Kazinga Channel.
At 15:00 join in for the launch cruise and at 18:00 eventually arrive back at Bush Lodge for a second night. Be part of the 30mins safari family fellowship and worship.
Start off with our morning devotion and study/quiet time. Every safari member is required to spend 30mins reflecting on God’s goodness and being thankful and grateful. Don’t forget to grab a packed Lunch. After, depart for Katwe for a tour of the working Salt Lake mine and spectacular flocks of flamingoes at the bird sanctuary lake – normally mostly viewed from October-March. Then proceed to the Konzo community for community discipleship and fellowship. Be part of the culture, enjoy the stunning culture, dances and storytelling.
Late Lunch in Kasese at white house hotel. Later have a community walk to Kasese Baptist Church for Local Church fellowship. After Church, spend some time later relaxing and journaling about your experience with God through the safari. Later join in for the safari family fellowship and worship. Spend a night in white house hotel.
Have your morning devotion and quiet time. Order for your Breakfast. By now you should have packed your belongs and ready to depart for Kampala via Fort Portal, where you will stop for lunch at a local restaurant as directed by your guide.
Arrive at Lugogo Baptist Church by 18:30 for a 10 mins evaluation and praying each other.
Note, Itinerary may be changed depending on availability of the Chip permits