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Are you planning and interested in Photography Safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park? Do you want to have an idea of How much does it cost to go on a photo trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park? Eco Adventure Safaris will provide for you with all the information you need with all-inclusive costs having accommodation, transportation, Meals and Activity fees of your choice as per the days you would like to spend on safari. Queen Elizabeth national Park is one of the Amazing wildlife destinations in Uganda best to shoot wildlife photographs and scenes.
The Areas of Interest for Photography Safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park include;
- Lion-viewing in The Ishasha Sector.
- Kasenyi Savannah Plains.
- Scenic Views of Lake Edward from Mweya Peninsula.
- Boat Cruising On the Kazinga Channel.
- Hippos swimming in Kazinga Channel
- The Queen Elizabeth Historical Pavilion
- Chimpanzee Trekking in the Kyambura Gorge.
- The Shoebill Swamp at Lake George.
For you to go on one of the Photography Safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will need to pay for park entrance fees and on top you will pay 40% of the pack entrance fees and any of the activity you would like to take Photography on while on Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, this is for commercial photographers.
During the Photography Safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park you will travel in an open sided 4×4 land cruiser where you have a chance to take best photographs with ease.
Best places to take Best Wildlife Photography in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Hippos and Elephants on Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the savannah Parks found in Kasese district in Western Uganda, it spreads to the western arm of the Great Rift Valley and is home to a wide variety of wildlife including elephants, lions, hippos, buffalo, Uganda kob, baboon Antelopes, Forest Hog, Warthog, and many species of birds. With both a riverine and savannah habitat, the park includes the southern Ishasha area with its tree climbing lions and Maramagambo, one of the largest surviving natural forests in Uganda. The northern Mweya area, traversed by the equator and dominated by the scenery of crater lakes, is often occupied by large flocks of flamingos. This Park is such a beauty and has attracted many visitors throughout the years. The two sectors of Queen Elizabeth National Park include;
Tree Climbing Lions in Ishasha
The Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is very famously because of its population of the tree-climbing lions that are a very exceptional attraction, the Lions are normally seen lazily lying up within the branches of the huge fig trees staring down at the numerous Uganda Kobs that are graze in the open Ishasha plains and these are actually the main prey to these lions. Sometimes even leopards can be seen lying in the tress. Depending on Luck, you will be able to see them while on game drive
The Mweya sector of Queen Elizabeth National is the mostly used for game drives for visitors to spot various animals. There is a lot to see in Queen Elizabeth National Park besides wildife, Namely; Lake Katwe salt mines, crater lakes, Kyambura gorge, Chimpanzees, Mangoose project, Maramagambo forest, the beautiful scenery and the view of the Mountain Rwenzori.
What is the cost of Park Entrance to Queen Elizabeth National Park?
Park Entrances fees also determine how much it costs to Visit Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Entrance fees cost USD40 per person for Non- foreign residents, USD30 for foreign residents and UGX 20,000 for East African Citizens. The entrance fees are paid per 24 hours spend in the Park. All Payments are made to the Park Headquarters or at the Head office in Kampala. Entrance fees allow you enter the Park and spend an awesome time in Queen Elizabeth National Park
What is the cost of Activities to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park?
How much does it cost to visit Queen Elizabeth National Park. There are very many activities to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park that vary in Prices, the activity fees are paid to Uganda Wildlife Authority at the Park headquarters or Main offices in Kampala. The activities you choose to do will determine the actual cost to visit Queen Elizabeth National Park for the preferred number of days to spend. The activity fees are always published by Uganda Wildlife Authority and below is the 2021-2022 prices different activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Game drives in the Park
Doing game drives is one of the things to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will do game drives to see some of the best wildlife attractions in Queen Elizabeth National park, Some of the wildlife in this park include Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffaloes, Antelopes, Warthogs, Hippos and many others. We do offer morning and afternoon games in game tracks through Kasenyi, Ishasha and the north Kazinga plains will offer you with the best of these sightings. Our experienced guide will help in spotting the animals while driving on a snail speed. Day game drives with UWA/Park guide costs USD30 per person, and Night game drives cost USD40 per person. Depending on the number of game drives you would like to do, it will determine the cost that will affect the actual cost of your safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Lion tracking experiences range from usd50 per person
Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
Boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel is also another interesting activtiy to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The cruise happens on Kazinga channel between Lake George and Lake Edward, You may encounter herds of elephant, buffalos and antelopes, families of warthogs, large groups of hippos, and crocodiles basking on the shore. Kazinga’s shores are a haven for numerous birds, including many migratory species as they make their way south to warmer climates. The cruise also provides a spectacular view of the beautiful Mweya Peninsula and life in local fishing villages set along the banks. The boat cruise costs USD30 per person for a normal public Launch cruise, But you can as well book a private cruise.
Chimpanzee Tracking in Kyambura Gorge
Chimpanzee tracking is among the activities done in Queen Elizabeth National Park. This can be done in Kyambura Gorge which is within the Park. The chimpanzee tracking is done in the morning and afternoon and we can book you the permits and organize this trek for you depending on the itinerary and timing of the activities. To participate in all mentioned activities, you will need more time to spend in Queen Elizabeth national Park and have a great memorable experience. The Chimpanzee permit for Kyambura costs USD50 per person per trek which is way cheaper compared to other chimpanzee trekking destinations.
Cultural and Community Encounter
A cultural visit to African communities is such a memorable experience while on your Queen Elizabeth Budget wildlife safari, you may choose to visit Lake Katwe Mines and witness how the local communities are harnessing park resource to earn a living. It is also an indication why Queen Elizabeth National Park was voted as one of the Parks where wildlife co-exists with human beings. For those who want to visit the local communities, we have the Kasoga community experience project where the local community will share with you the hard experience of living near the park and how they have managed to co-exist peacefully with wildlife you will as well enjoy the cultural encounters and traditional dances. The community encounter activities range from USD20.
Queen Elizabeth national park has best birding destinations include, Maramagambo forest, Kyambura forest, Mweya peninsular, Kasenyi plains and long the Kazinga channel spotted during the boat cruise in the channel. The park harbors over 600 bird species some of which are endemics and others are migratory birds, some of the birds include African Jacana, African green pigeon, Black-headed batis, Long- tailed Cormorant, yellow warbler, Black bee-eater, African Emerald Cuckoo, Purple headed starling, Speckled tinker bird, Yellow- backed weaver, Pied kingfisher, Wattled plover, open billed stork among others. For travelers interested in Birds, birding cost ranges from USD 80 per day.
Nature walks and Forest Walks
The guided walks can be done in Queen Elizabeth National Park, during the nature walk, you will be guided by the ranger guide for the purpose of safety reasons. The nature walks in Queen Elizabeth national park are done in the Mweya peninsular where you have a great birding and views across Kazinga channel and Lake Edward and some animal species like the Elephants, Mongoose, antelopes, giant forest hogs, and bush pigs, among others. with the help of the ranger guide, you have an opportunity to walk along Ishasha River where you have an opportunity to get close to the Hippos, Maramagambo forest, Kyambura forest and Kalinzu are another famous site where you will be able to spot different bird species, primates, bat cave and some animals like antelopes, giant forest hogs, bush pigs, elephants among others. Guided Nature walks range from USD30 per person
Where to stay on Photography Safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park?
Queen Elizabeth National Park has a variety of accommodation choices where you can stay while on your safari. The lodges range from Luxurious to Budget Lodges, it is always advised to choose Lodges depending on the on your budget. For Luxury Lodges range from USD250-800 per person per day, some of these include Ishasha Wilderness Camp Lodge for the Part of Ishasha sector, Then in Mweya sector, there is Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Katara Lodge, Elephant Plains Lodge, Mweya safari lodge, For budget/Mid-range lodges range from USD150 per person per night, you can stay at Ishasha Jungle safari Lodge, buffalo safari Lodge, Twin Lakes Lodge, Elephant Hab, Park View Lodge and Many others. The Budget Lodges Range from USD80 Per person per night on Full board meal plan. The number of nights you choose to stay and the choice of the hotel will determine how much you will spend on the accommodation which is key to determine the Actual cost of the Safari
What is the Cost of Transportation to Queen Elizabeth National Park?
The Cost of Transportation is determined by the cost of transport choice, fuel, driver guide allowance, flight fees and Vehicle hire for the number of days for the safari. There are daily Flights to Queen Elizabeth National Park is the easiest means of transport to access the park which only takes you approximately 1hr 15minutes to get there. You can take a flight from Entebbe international Airport or Kajjansi into Kasese Airstrip/Kihihi Airstrip, the flight costs from USD273. The drive
You can as well have a road trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park, it is approximately 5 hours’ drive from Entebbe/Kampala. The drive may seem long but it is very enjoyable as you can have some stops on the road with a lot to see. We only use 4×4 vehicles for transportation considering the state of our roads in the park, the vehicles are very comfortable and spacious for your safari experience, and Safari vans hire range from USD100 and Land cruisers range from USD150-250 per day.
Why book Photography Safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park with Eco Adventure Safaris?
Eco Adventure Safaris organizes safari trips both road and fly-in to Queen Elizabeth National Park Combined with many choices of activities as well customized Uganda Safari packages. Our magic in organizing authentic experience stems from the fact that we have overtime assembled a team mixed with young and energetic staff guided by well experienced mature managers and directors who are Ugandans and passionate about what they do. Eco Adventure Safaris is highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor to help you learn on the experiences of the other travelers who have traveled with us. Contact us here for more details about Photography Safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park.