Durations5 Days

Tour TypeClimbing Safari

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Our 5 Day Ishasha tree climbing lions and Kazinga channel safari is specifically designed for those that have ample time and would love to explore what Queen Elizabeth National Park has to offer in terms of game viewing and boat excursions. This5 Day Ishasha tree climbing lions and kazinga channel safari will give you an opportunity to visit both the north and southern parts of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The northern part of the Park is called Mweya and popular for game drives, boat cruises and nature walks while the Southern part of the park is referred to a Ishasha and is popular for lions that climb trees. Join us on our 5 Day Ishasha tree climbing lions and Kazinga channel safari to explore the best of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Things To Consider

  • Accommodation is Inclusive.
  • Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group.
  • Tour Can Depart any day.
  • Tour can be customized.
  • Solo travelers can join this tour.
  • Age Limit: 12 years and above.

Detailed Itinerary


  • You’ll be picked up from the airport (or hotel)
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

Tour Schedule Details

You will be picked from your lodge early morning to drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Encounter Africa Safari guide will first brief you on what to expect, drive time and ensure that you have the right gear for your 5Day Ishasha tree-climbing lions andKazinga channel safari. This journey will take you through small towns along Kampala-Mbarara road. You will have an opportunity to see royal drum makers along the way,small markets and a stop at the Equator for stretching and photography will beworthwhile.Lunch will be served en route and then proceed to Queen ElizabethNational Park for a short relaxation and an evening game drive if time allows.

Drive time: Approximately 6-7 hours

Lodging: Bush Lodge or similar

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

After an early morning cup of coffee or tea, you will drive to Kasenyi plains for yourgame drive design for you. Kasenyi plains boost of several wild animals whose chance ofseeing them depends on your luck of the day. On a good day, you may spot big cats likelions and leopards hunting, buffaloes, elephants, several antelopes, warthogs and othersmall mammals. Return to the lodge for lunch and then drive to Mweya peninsular for atwo hour boat cruise on Kazinga channel. Kazinga channel has the highest concentrationof hippos in the whole world, over 400 water bird species and is a place where mostanimals converge to drink water. You will have high chances of spotting hippos, birds,elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles and so much more. Retire to your lodge for dinner andovernight.

Lodging: Bush Lodge or Similar.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Enjoy and early morning game drive, check out of your Lodge and drive 2-3 hours to thesouthern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park otherwise known as Ishasha. Enjoy yourlunch and there after drive to Ishasha community uplift project to observe how the localcommunity living nearthe park co-exist with wildlife harmoniously. You will visit amodel family that will take you around to show you means used to stop animals fromfeeding on their crops and animals and will explain challenges faced and demonstrateopportunities available for both the community and wildlife conservation. Return to theLodge for dinner and overnight.

Drive time: Approximately 3 hours

Lodging: Ishasha Jungle Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, you will drive to Ishasha side of Queen Elizabeth National park for yourmorning game drive. Ishasha is popular for tree climbing lions and chances of seeingthem climbing depends on your luck of the day. Ishasha has other animals likeBuffaloes, Elephants, Antelopes and many othere. You may also drive to River Ishasha tosee the border of Uganda and Democratice republic of Congo. Return to the Lodge forLunch and then evening game drive in Ishasha.

Lodging: Ishasha Jungle Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Having explored all parts of Queen Elizabeth National Park, we will drive back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight out.