Lion Research & Conservation




3 days




  • Visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Tree planting with the Rwenzori communities
  • Game drives viewing Hyenas, Elephants, Bush pigs, Lions (including the famous climbing lions).
  • 2 hours thrilling cruise trip along the Kazinga channel
  • Join researchers on a Lion Tracking project


During this tour, you’ll explore Queen Elizabeth National Park and engage in a variety of exciting activities. These include a captivating boat cruise, exhilarating game drives, and a truly unique conservation experience. An extraordinary opportunity awaits you as you come face to face with the majestic African big cats. You’ll actively participate in a Lion Tracking project within Queen Elizabeth National Park. This isn’t just a tourist activity; it’s a chance to contribute to vital scientific research. Your data will be meticulously recorded, providing researchers with invaluable insights into the behavior of the lions inhabiting Queen Elizabeth Park.


Upon your arrival, your tour guide will greet you and escort you to your choice of accommodation – Lake Height Hotel, Lake Victoria, or Palm Beach Hotel, all conveniently located near Entebbe International Airport. Here, you can unwind and enjoy your overnight stay.

Day 1: Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After a hearty morning breakfast, we’ll embark on an exhilarating journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park, nestled in the shadows of Mt. Rwenzori. Along the way, we’ll make several stops for lunch in Fort Portal, moments of relaxation, and to take in the breathtaking landscapes. We’ll also connect with the Rwenzori community to participate in tree planting activities, contributing to conservation efforts. Our day concludes as we check in to our chosen accommodation – Jacana Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge, or Ihamba Safari Lodge. Here, you can relax, savor dinner, and settle in for the night.

Day 2: Wildlife Exploration – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Following a delicious breakfast, we’ll kickstart our day with a morning game drive. Expect to encounter early risers like Bushbucks, Hyenas, Elephants, Bush pigs, Lions (including the famous climbing lions), Buffaloes, and Jackals. After the thrilling drive, we’ll return to our lodge for lunch and some well-deserved relaxation. In the afternoon, we’ll embark on an exhilarating 2-hour boat trip along the Kazinga Channel. During this journey, we’ll witness hundreds of hippos, buffalos, elephants lingering on the shoreline, and over 60 bird species. Our evening will be filled with relaxation, a delightful dinner, and an overnight stay at Jacana Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge, or Ihamba Safari Lodge.

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Entebbe International Airport

Rise early for a delicious breakfast before joining researchers for an up-close encounter with the wild African big cats. You’ll actively participate in a Lion Tracking project within Queen Elizabeth National Park, contributing to valuable scientific research that enhances our understanding of the park’s lion behavior. After this enriching experience, we’ll return for lunch and then embark on an exciting road trip back to Kampala and Entebbe International Airport. Along the way, we’ll make several stopovers for scenic views and equator crossings. Our journey will conclude as we arrive at Entebbe International Airport in the evening, allowing you to catch your flight back home.


   TYPE 1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4-12 persons
Upmarket accommodation $3,200 $2,712 $2,391 $2,000
Mid-range accommodation $2,226 $1,784 $1,489 $1,264
Budget accommodation $1,597 $1,328 $978 $886


  • Tree planting fees
  • All park entrance fees
  • All Game drives fees and climbing lions tracking fees
  • All park entrance fees
  • Boat cruise fees
  • Park Ranger Fees
  • All relevant Government Taxes
  • Full Board Accommodation and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Full time English-speaking Driver/Guide
  • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Airport transfer.


  • Airfares
  • Visa fees
  • Personal Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.

What to bring?

  • Wear stout shoes or walking boots suitable for steep muddy slopes.
  • Gardening gloves are excellent in the forest  during tree planting activities.
  • Carry rain gear, sunscreen lotion, a hat (as the weather can be unpredictable) and insect repellent.
  • Porters are available to hire when need arise.

Tour information

Trip typeTailor-made
LodgingSafari Hotels and Guesthouses
ActivitiesGame Drive
Transport4×4 Safari Vehicle