5 days Queen Elizabeth & Murchison Falls Safari

lions at kidepo valley national park

Overview

Explore Uganda’s largest national park – Murchison Falls National Park and the most visited national park – Queen Elizabeth National park in 5 days. This is one of the most astonishing and memorable Queen Elizabeth Safaris to Uganda. It will take you to the only national park in Uganda that has all the big five that include Lions, Buffaloes, Rhinos, Leopards, and Elephants. And one other one that has tree climbing lions. Sighting the king of the jungle resting and relaxing up in the tree can be very thrilling.

Other animals that you will have chance to see include chimpanzees, hippos, giraffes, Uganda kobs, bush bucks, hyenas, crocodiles and many  several bird species like rare shoe bill, ducks, kingfisher, fish eagles, herons and yellow fly catcher. You will have an opportunity to enjoy two boat cruises at both parks where you will have a glance at so many water species like Water buck topi, African hippos, crocodiles and others.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary and then Murchison falls

Day 2: Early morning game drive and a boat cruise in the after noon

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Safaris National Park

Day 4: Early morning game drive and a launch cruise at Kazinga Channel in the afternoon

Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe

Day 1: Transfer Murchison falls with a visit to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

On this trip, our professional guide/driver will pick you up from lodge at 6:30am after your delicious breakfast. And you will set off to Murchison Falls National Park where we shall have a stopover Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary for a very exhilarating experience of getting to interact with the magnificent Rhinos.

So on arrival to this unique place, you will be briefed about your short Queen Elizabeth Safaris tour specifically about how to behave while trekking these Rhinos. You need to carefully adhere to the ranger’s instructions because if you act otherwise, the rhinos may get aggressive. While on this Queen Elizabeth Safaris nature walk to track the endangered White rhinos, you will also get an opportunity to view other animals like water bucks, bush buck, kobs, duikers and many others.

After this amazing experience, you will drive to Masindi where you will have your lunch before proceeding to the Mighty National Park. Upon finishing with your delectable lunch, you will proceed to Murchison Falls and start by hiking to the top of the falls. Enjoy this exciting point of seeing the Nile forcing way through the rock and forming a very attractive scenery. Be sure to have your camera ready and capture this beautiful sight

Then retire to your lodge for relaxation, Dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Luxury: Para Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge

Day 2: Early morning game drive and a boat cruise in the after noon

Early in the morning after your breakfast, your driver will drive you to the Northern part of the park for yet another astonishing activity. This game drive will be early in the morning at 7:00am so you may be able to catch up with the world life before they depart to hunt for food. You will have an opportunity to view world life like the cape elephants, kobs, buffaloes, Rothschild giraffes, Lions, Leopards, Oribis and many others. From here you will retreat to your lodge for relaxation and lunch as you prepare for the mighty enjoyment at the boat cruise in the afternoon.

After relaxing, you will connect to Paraa Jetty to catch up with the Nile launch cruise to the bottom of the falls at 2pm. Here you will have impressive views of some aquatics like hippos, crocodiles, the shoe bill stork and many more. The boat stops at the bottom of the world’s most powerful waterfall-Murchison Falls. Here after you will connect to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Luxury: Para Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Early morning after your breakfast our friendly and professional driver will pick you up and you will begin your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will have a stopover in Masindi to relax and have lunch at Kolping Hotel. There after you will proceed with your journey to Queen Elizabeth N.P. Be sure to sight see so many beautiful features here. Like the eye-catching view of Rwenzori Mountains, Ice caps on Stanley and Magherita Mountain peaks if the day is clear. On arrival to the park in the evening, you will check in your lodge for relaxation, super and overnight.

Accommodation

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Mid-range:  Park View Lodge

Budget: Engazi Lodge

Day 4: Early morning game drive and a launch cruise at Kazinga Channel in the afternoon

After your delicious early morning breakfast, you will set out for a Queen Elizabeth Safaris game drive searching for the extremely beautiful and striking animals here at Queen Elizabeth National Park. Be sure to spot animals like Hippos, elephants, Chimpanzees, zebras, buffaloes, hyenas, lions and many more. Retire to your lodge for lunch and relaxation as you prepare for a boat cruise in the evening.

Our driver will pick you up at 2:30PM for a very enjoyable and rewarding activity, the boat cruise. This will reward you with views of game like hippos, Nile crocodiles, buffaloes and enjoy bird watching too. They include the Heron green shank, wood sand piper, water thick knee, African alone spoon bill, the African fish eagle and many others. Drive back to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Mid-range:  Park View Lodge

Budget: Engazi Lodge

Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe

You will have your breakfast early in the morning, check out of the lodge and start your journey to Kampala. Have a brief stop at the equator for an equator experience, buy an item or two from the craft shops here as souvenirs if you wish to, have your lunch and brief relaxation. This is a very perfect spot for memorable photographs so please remember to grab an opportunity for a photo. Here after you will proceed to Kampala and reach in the late afternoon.

End of your satisfying and enjoyable Queen Elizabeth Safaris

Inclusions

  • Road transport throughout the trip
  • 1 Rhino tracking permit per person
  • Meals and accommodation
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • 1 litter of bottled water per day

Exclusions

  • Visa/Entry permit for Uganda if required
  • Pre or post tour accommodation in Kampala/Entebbe.
  • Personal Insurance covers
  • Tips, beverages and souvenir
  • All items of personal Nature   

Interested in this safari?

  •  A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refunded if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before arrival.
  • Balance should be paid 60 days before arrival.

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