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5 Day Murchison Falls & Queen Elizabeth National Park


Highlight

Are you ready to be impressed with a majestic sight? Murchison Falls National Park is the biggest natural park in Uganda. Behold the magnificent scenery that is the Murchison Falls. It was also host to many prominent personalities since 1907, when Winston Churchill visited. Combine this with an exciting visit to a celebrated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve! Queen Elizabeth National Park is host to a remarkable variety of ecosystems. It is located on the western arm of the Great Rift Valley. In its vicinity is Lake George, a Ramsar Site. It also has Lake Edward, both of which provide for food and income for the locals.


Categories: Uganda


Price Ranges: USD $ 1400- 2999

Activities:

  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Boat Cruise
  • Bird Watching
  • Rhino Encounter
  • Wildlife Game Drive

Days: 4-5 Days


Activities:

  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Boat Cruise
  • Bird Watching
  • Rhino Encounter
  • Wildlife Game Drive

Depending on your flight arrival in Entebbe International Airport in Kampala, or should you already be staying the night before in Kampala, we can set out as early as you are able to, at a time that is convenient for you. However, we should take note that the travel to Murchison will take about 4 to 5 hours. If we leave early morning, there will be a good chance for us to have an afternoon picnic at the top of the falls. The later we depart, the later we arrive. Our drive will be toward the north-west route via Masindi town where we can have lunch. We will pass by the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary along the way. The sanctuary has 15 resident southern white rhinos and it is the only place in Uganda where there are still wild Rhinos. Then, later in the evening, after our quick visit to the falls, we can check in at our accommodation to get some dinner, good sleep and relaxation for the night.

Main destination: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary/Murchison Falls National Park
Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge/Nile Safari Lodge/Red Chilli Camp
Meals: Lunch and dinner are included

GAME DRIVE
This activity will entail us to start very early in the day. So, you should take a cup of tea or coffee to warm yourself up. We shall leave for the ferry crossing to the north bank by 0630H. Don’t worry as full breakfast will be served as we return to our accommodation after the game drive activity. The early morning start will give us the opportunity to see predators returning to their hideouts. This will also showcase for us, animals like Jackson’s Hartebeests, lions, herds of buffaloes, Rothschild’s giraffe, and waterbuck elephants, among others. We will pass between the Victoria and Albert Niles to the Nile-Lake Albert Delta, this is part of the Buligi game tracks. This adventure will take about 4 hours. It will finish at about 1100H, then head back to our accommodation to take some rest, and lunch before starting with the next activity in today’s itinerary.

BOAT TRIP
We will take a scenic boat ride along the Victoria Nile, which is part of the catchment of water under the falls. From this view, the falls look very majestic. This also where we can have close encounters with basking Hippos by the Nile bank, and the chance to see the huge Nile crocodiles. This area is also a haven not only for birdwatchers but for non-birdwatchers alike since there are about 450 species of birds in the vicinity. This activity will take about 3 hours.

After the boat trip, we return to our accommodation to freshen up and get ready for a special barbeque dinner where there will be storytelling of different folklores by the camp fire.

Main destination: Murchison Falls National Park
Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge/Red Chilli Camp
Meals: All meals are included

After breakfast, we drive to Kaniyo Pabidi Forest Reserve where we can do some chimpanzee tracking. The chimpanzee sounds reverberate through the whole forest. We can see the chimps in their natural habitat. The view is fantastic and the wildlife is very diverse and lush. The chimps share 98% percent of their DNA with humans. It will be a very interesting and unique interaction. After the chimpanzee tracking in Kaniyo Pabidi Forest Reserve, we shall head to Queen Elizabeth National Park, and have lunch in Fort Portal which is along the way. When we reach Queen Elizabeth National Park, we shall check in to our accommodation, have dinner, and get some rest for the night to prepare for the next adventure the next day.

Main destination: Kaniyo Pabidi Forest Reserve/Queen Elizabeth National Park      
Accommodation: Myewa Safari Lodge
Meals: All meals are included

We can have an early breakfast as we travel to the nearby Kyambura Gorge. During the walk, you may spot chimpanzees, other monkeys, elephants, hippopotamuses, elephants, lions, and birds, among other animals. After lunch, we shall go to the Mweya Peninsula for a boat ride along the Kazinga Channel. There will be plentiful wildlife along the banks. There will be a good chance we can see buffaloes, elephants, birds, and hippopotamuses.

The Mweya Peninsula is a sight to behold as it overlooks the Katwe bay of Lake Edward. It is considered as the ‘heart of sightseeing’ in the park. Subsequently, the Northern area of Kazinga Channel is near Mweya Peninsula. It is the body of water joining together Lake Edward and Lake George and is about 40 meters long. After the day’s activity, we can return to our accommodation to have dinner and get well-deserved rest aftert his action-packed day of adventure.

Main destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge
Meals: All meals are included

We should begin before breakfast, just having tea or coffee so we can go for a game drive through the Kasenyi Park. It is at sunrise that there is the biggest chance to see lions, hyenas, and leopards. After which, we can return to our accommodation for breakfast. You can take a short recharge before we checkout and leave. We will have lunch along the drive back to Kampala. We will take you to either to Entebbe International Airport if you are catching a flight, or to your respective hotel if you will still be spending the night.

Main destination: Kasenyi then Kampala City/Entebbe International Airport
Accommodation: None, end of tour
Meals: Breakfast and lunch are included

Price per person:


1 adult (1 room) 2 adults (1 room) 3 adults (1 room) 4 adults ( 2 rooms) 5 adults (2 rooms)
  $1,550 $1,450 $1,350 $1,250