Popular activities at Queen Elizabeth National Park – The elephant home.

As you plan to visit Queen Elizabeth National Park and staying at the elephant home. We would like to share with you the most popular activities that guests like to do during their stay. Here you will find seven activities and one package that have been combined to fit a full-day experience. They include;

1. Kahokya hill village walk: (15$ per person)

A diverse trek through the slopes of the Rwenzori Mountains, enjoying amazing views over Queen Elisabeth National Park. Meet the local people and see crop farms with various types of crops. The local guide provides plenty of interesting information about the way people survive in the hills; fetching water, farming, or housing over the hills. Halfway through the trek, you reach a great lunch spot with a beautiful crater lake surrounded by hills. The trek takes 3-6 hours depending on the pace.  

2. Kikorongo residential village walk: (15$ Per person)

An interesting tour through the local village gives a possibility for you to see how the local Ugandan people live. The local guide shows different plantations giving an image of how the local people cultivate crops.  The walk gives a better understanding of the situation regarding the devastation of crops by the Elephants as it also reflects on the local human/ wildlife coexistence, learning how the community is involved in habitat conservation. This excursion can take between 2 and 3 hours based on the interaction and involvement.

3. Boda-boda safari: (15$ per person)

With the help of a local guide, explore the landscape around Queen Elizabeth National Park on a motorcycle, like a local. On this 3-4 hours safari, visit the local communities, around lake Edward and Katwe salt pans.  Ride through the park to the equator. View immense wildlife on this enchanting journey outdoors. You can also take the option of participating in traditional salt mining

4. Kazinga channel boat cruise: (25$ per person)

Before or after your game drive, you may still want to see animals at close range. This is why you should take the boat cruise. You will see multitudes of wild animals in the water or lined on the banks of the channel cooling off. Every time on this 2- hour’s journey is a picture moment. The open scenery is great too!

5. Kasenyi wildlife safari: (100$ car fuels and driver)

The experienced guide takes you on the popular Kasenyi tracks looking for cats and a long list of other mammals, birds, and sometimes primates. You will be exploring the endless savannah on the equator that dissects Queen Elizabeth National Park.  Enjoy the backdrop of Rwenzori and the escarpment during a private safari looking for wild animals in their natural habitat. The safari can take as long as you want from 6:30 am to 9:00 am.

6. Cotton growing tour: (10$ per person)

An interesting tour through the cotton fields and plantations around the area. It gives a good presentation on how the cotton farmers live and survive on the cultivation of cotton plants. The cotton-growing tour is a nice small tour that can be done perfectly during any time of the day. Spend up to 30 minutes with the farmer learning the 7 months process of growing cotton.

7. Kikorongo crafts workshop: (12$ per person)  

Demonstrating the local culture to the guests by offering a basket weaving workshop. Baskets locally weaved can be seen everywhere in the country and many people use them. It is interesting for tourists to see how these baskets are being made. During the basket weaving workshop, the guests are able to learn about the techniques used for producing such a local basket. After 30 minutes or more of weaving, you can look around the shop to see the local crafts on sale

8. Kikorongo traditional dance performance: (50$ per performance)

Guests can opt for a traditional African dance. Dancing is an important part of the local African culture. It has been part of the local African culture for centuries. People from the local village will demonstrate an African traditional dance with different songs, instruments, and plays. With this traditional dance, the guests have an enjoyable evening and they learn about the local cultures. The dance takes a minimum of 30 minutes and a maximum of 1 hour.

9. Vanilla farming experience: (15$ per person)

You have probably seen, used, or enjoyed the heavenly flavor of Vanilla. If it was from your favorite baked goodies, then you are about to discover what makes your backers’ secrete. Through this tour, you will see how this wonderful crop is grown in the Rwenzori foothills. You will visit the farmer and spend between 1-2 hours on the farm learning how to plant, grow, pollinate, harvest, and cure vanilla beans. At the end of the tour, you can choose to buy some of the beans if they are in harvest.

10. FULL DAY EXPERIENCE PACKAGE: (100$ per person)

Some people like to buy a compo community experience package. This full day package will include;

  • 1 Kazinga channel boat cruise safari
  • 1 guided community tour/ wildlife Bodaboda safari
  • 2 meals (Lunch and dinner)
  • 1 local drink of choice at the lodge.

This compo is the package for you. It is well planned and fit for most holiday interests.  Just get yourself to Queen Elizabeth National park. All-day activities are included. You can find this package here. Bed and breakfast accommodation can be added at 25$ per person.