Queen Elizabeth National Park was the first place where hot air balloon safaris were launched in Uganda. Our 3 Day hot air balloon safari in Queen Elizabeth NP is a brief one and meant for those that would like to explore Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife as well as surrounding features such as the rift valley, escarpments, Rwenzori mountain ranges, rivers originating from mountain Rwenzori, gorges, rift valley lakes, crater lakes and so much more. Our 3 Day hot air balloon safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park will show you that Queen Elizabeth National Park is not only the second biggest conservation area but one of the best place to combine a balloon safari with a boat cruise on kazinga channel as well as relief features only in three days. Our 3 Day queen Elizabeth Balloon safari starts and end in Kampala and or Entebbe but we can be flexible. There is an option flying in and out of Queen Elizabeth National Park as well.
3 Day Hot air balloon Safari in Queen Elizabeth NP-Summary
Day 01: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Equator crossing
Day 02: Morning hot air balloon safari and afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga channel
Day 03: en route game drive as return to Kampala or Entebbe
- You’ll go to Uganda
- This tour starts and ends in Entebbe (Uganda)
- You’ll visit Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Activities: Hot air balloon safari, Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
- Getting around: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
- A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
- Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can be arranged for extra cost
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: 10 years and above
Day 01: Start your 3 Day Hot air balloon safari in Queen Elizabeth N P
You will be met by our representative at your hotel early in the morning from briefing to make sure that what you booked is same as what he has. You will then start your 3 day hot air balloon safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park at around 8:00 am. The drive from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park is about 6-7 hours due to stop overs that you will make en route. Such stop overs may include Mpambire royal drum makers to observe how our traditional drums and chairs or stools are made, you will also stop at the equator crossing to have an opportunity of stepping in two hemispheres (North and south) at ago before proceeding to Mbarara town for a lunch break. From Mbarara town, you will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park with stops to observe tea plantations, rift valley escarpments as well as crater lakes arriving in the evening for your dinner and overnight.
Drive time: Approximately 6-7
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Lodging: Mweya Safari Lodge or Kasenyi Safari Camp
Day 02: Hot Air balloon safari and afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
Queen Elizabeth Hot air balloon safaris start very early in the morning at 5:30am where all clients will be transferred to the starting point. As the balloon is being assembled, you will be served a cup of tea or coffee. At 6:30am, briefing will be done by one of the pilots followed by your flight which may last for about 45 minutes to one and a half hours depending on the conditions of the day. In this period, you will observer wildlife from above, rift valley floor and escarpments, crater and lift valley lakes plus Rwenzori and its associated features. You may land at around 7:30am where you will be served a bush break with wines and later given certificates. Transfer back to the lodge for relaxation, lunch and then to the jetty for your afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga channel. Kazinga channel is absolutely a highlight due to the fact that so many animals flock to this place to drink water. Your two hour boat cruise will allow you to sport different bird species, elephants, hippos, crocodiles, several antelopes, buffaloes and so much more more. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Lodging: Mweya Safari Lodge or Kasenyi Safari Camp
Day 03: End of 3 Day Hot Air balloon safari in Queen Elizabeth NP
After breakfast, you will have an en route game drive as you drive back to Kampala or Entebbe Airport for your flight back home. Lunch will be provide en route. End of our 3 day Hot Air balloon safari in Queen Elizabeth NP.
Standard: 4x4 Safari Van
Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari. Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people.
Upgrade: 4x4 Luxury Safari Landcruiser
We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smart phones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.
This is a private safari and can be booked by an individual or a group of people. Please contact our Safari consultants for a quote
- Airport transfers
- Hot air balloon safari
- Transport in a 4×4 Vehicle
- Services of an English speaking local driver/guide
- Fuel for the whole trip
- All park entry fees
- A boat cruise on Kazinga channel
- Accommodation and meal plan as above
- Drinking water in the vehicle
- Air tickets, Visa fees and all expenses of personal nature