looking for the big five in queen Elizabeth national park at the equator and exploring the Rwenzori foothills up to 2400m is epic. you will be exposed to the Jungle and scenery as you have always imagined all your life.  You will be trailing the big five, watching the multitudes of birds and seeing the cats in action. The trip gives you three different game drives in the famous Kasenyi plains, Mweya Penisular and a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel.  Marvel the wetlands, Savannah, forests and waters to view some of the largest herds of Elephants, Buffalos and birds. You also have an option of taking  a hot air balloon safari to take the panaromic tour of this popular national park.

From Ruboni community, you will climb the Rwenzori foothills up to 2400m in a one overnight trek in the community reserve located besides the national park. The hill trek is a great opportunity for you to view Margarita peak (5109m) the highest point of Rwenzori. With luck you will also be able to spot other small creatures living in and out of Rwenzori mountains national park during the community hill and forest trek.


Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth national park (D)

Day 2: Early morning transfer to Rwenzori Mountains to start trekking overnight (BLD)

Day 3: Explore the foothills of Rwenzori and later transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park (BLD)

Day 4: Explore Queen Elizabeth national park with two game drives and boat cruise (BLD)

Day 5: Explore Queen Elizabeth national park with one game drive (BLD)

Day 6: Transfer from Queen Elizabeth to Masaka or Kampala. (B)


Accommodations options of this trip

This trip can be matched with the following accommodations in the different categories

Budget/ community accommodation,

  • The Elephant center campsite

Mid-range accommodation

  • Marafiki safari lodge

Luxury accommodation

  • Mweya safari lodge

On booking this trip, quote this code RFCT02

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