In the unique beautiful west of Uganda lies the magnificent Fort portal and the adventurous Queen Elizabeth National park – the most visited in Uganda. It holds the greatest biodiversity of wildlife over 90 species of mammal and in excess of 600 bird species have found their home here including some rare an unusual specimens such as the enormous ‘Whale-headed Stork’ standing at over 1 metre in height. , among these are the African Buffalo, Ugandan Kob, giant forest hog, warthog, Nile crocodile, African Bush Elephant, African Leopard, Hippopotamus, Jackal, Hyena and Lions. Ten primate species are present within the park; these include Chimpanzees, Baboons, Red Tailed, Blue, and Vervet and monkeys.
The trip includes:
1.Accommodation on full board
2.Transport in a fueled 4WD tourist vehicle
3.English speaking tour guide
4.An early morning game drive in Kasenyi plains Queen Elizabeth
5.Boat cruise on Kazinga channel
6.Night Game drive
7.Park entry fees
8.Visit to Lake Katwe
9.An experienced driver
Lake Katwe is a customary lake on which salt mining is done, formed through volcanic eruption close to 10000 years ago. The adjacent local community extracts the rock salt directly from this lake all through to the landing site and there it is dried and later sold. Taking a trip to Lake Katwe will offer you an opportunity to learn about the skill of salt water, as well as a chance to directly interact with the salt miners.
Since the 16th century this mine has been in existence and miners are up to date using the traditional methods while harvesting the salt, you will get a glimpse of the salt mining process at Uganda’s leading salt producer for local consumption and industries like leather tanning. You can also take a memorable picture with the miners holding large blocks of salt. You will also get to see a cauldron-like hole towards the rim of lake katwe in which Lake Katwe lies, many elephants since salt is an important constituent their diet. Enjoy the spectacular crater drive with stunning crater lakes and Flamingos, pied avocet, black winged stilt, black terns and sea gulls on Lake Munyanyange (2 Km from Lake Katwe) on your way back to the Safari Lodge for a calm night.