3 Days Queen Elizabeth Balloon Safari

3 Days Queen Elizabeth Balloon Safari


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

Detailed Itinerary


  • You’ll be picked up from the airport (or hotel)
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

DAY 1: 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 2: 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 3: 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.

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