5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari in Murchison Falls & Queen Elizabeth

Overview;

Get the very best of Uganda wildlife in 5 days with this tour. This is a fully paced Uganda wildlife safari package that takes you to Murchison Falls National park to meet the African Big five game plus vast wildlife in Uganda’s largest park. The tour further takes you to other amazing destinations like Queen Elizabeth National park for further involvement and especially to need the tree climbing lions of Ishasa and not forgetting the man’s closest relative encounter.

 

Day 1: Pick up and Transfer for Murchison Falls National Park

Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, you will be welcomed by a Friendly Gorillas representative/guide who will drive to Murchison Falls national park-Uganda’s largest national park. You will have a stopover for about 2 to 3 hours at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino trekking in Nakasongola and lunch. The park is a habitat for big 4 games including elephants, buffaloes, lions and leopards. Upon arrival at the park late afternoon, connect to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accomodation:

Luxury: Para Safari Lodge/Bakers Lodge

Mid-range: Murchison River Lodge/Pakuba Safari Lodge

Budget: Red Chili Hideout/Heritage Safari Lodge

 

Day 2: Game drive and launch cruise along the bottom of the falls

After an early breakfast at the lodge before you go for a morning game drive on the Northern Bank of River Nile. The activity takes about 3-5 hours and you can view a variety of wildlife including elephants, Rothschild giraffes, buffaloes, lions, Hartebeest, Uganda kobs, Orbis and waterbucks. After the drive, you will return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon go for a launch cruise on the Nile which will give you an exciting panoramic view at the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls. Along the cruise, you will encounter crocodiles, hippos, and birds on the river banks like kingfisher, cormorants and bee-eater.

 

You will then hike up to find the falls through Bakers trail and also be able to stand at bakers stone (brings you closer to the bottom of the falls) this hike is a bit tough but it’s fascinating as you will enjoy to see the falls at different points and finally when you reach at the top of the falls, you will be amazed and eventually forget about the tuff hike. After spending a good time at the top of the falls, you will meet your driver who will transfer you back to your lodge. Dinner and overnight stay as above.

Accomodation:

Luxury: Para Safari Lodge/Bakers Lodge

Mid-range: Murchison River Lodge/Pakuba Safari Lodge

Budget: Red Chili Hideout/Heritage Safari Lodge

 

Day 3:Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

After early morning breakfast at your lodge, you will be picked for the transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park with lunch en-route. Arrive in the park late evening and proceed to your lodge to relax, unwind and enjoy dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Luxury / Upmarket: Mweya Safari Lodge/Buffalo Safari Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Enganzi Game Lodge /Elephant Hab Safari Lodge

Budget / Basic: Pumba Safari Lodge

 

Day 4:Game Drive & Launch Cruise – Queen Elizabeth

Go for an early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park where you will spot a lot of wildlife including African elephants, buffalos, antelopes, impala, among others and a lot of birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast, relax a bit and enjoy your lunch.

In the afternoon, go for a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel inside Queen Elizabeth Park where you will come up close with hippos, crocodiles among other aquatic life and an array of birds on the bay! Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight as above.

Accommodation

Luxury / Upmarket: Mweya Safari Lodge/Buffalo Safari Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Enganzi Game Lodge /Elephant Hab Safari Lodge

Budget / Basic: Pumba Safari Lodge

 

Day 5:Chimpanzee trekking and after transfer to Kampala / Departure

 

After breakfast early in the morning, you will depart for Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park with your tracking gears. During the tracking, you will slope down a gorge with sights of a magical lush mature tropical forest, thriving below sea level supporting counts of chimpanzees. Hiking the gorge steep slopes in search of the chimps is challenging but eventually encountering them gives a lifetime memory as you will find them rolling on tree branches, making pant hooting calls, and also spot the black and white colobus monkeys and the olive baboons. The walk generally takes around 2‐5 hours. You will be given a maximum of 1 hour with them, after continuing back to Kampala with a stopover in Mbarara for lunch, arriving in Kampala in the evening, or connecting directly to Entebbe airport for your evening departure flight back home.

Inclusions

  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • 1 Gorilla tracking permit
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. (Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.)
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)






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    Best time to visit Uganda

    Uganda is open all-year-long, the best wildlife viewing months in Uganda are during the Dry season from late June to October.

    The most commonly asked Ugandan questions! The solution is straightforward! You are welcome to visit Uganda at any time of the year! It’s a hot and humid atmosphere here.

    The cost of a safari, which is normally higher during peak season, maybe the difference. We offer discounts in May and April, and if you are traveling in groups, we offer a $150 discount on a Uganda safari gorilla permit.

    June to October –Dry Season. Wildlife is easier to spot.

    November to May –Wet Season

    The scenery is beautiful and green Rates drop because it’s the low season.

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