6 Days Murchison and Queen Elizabeth National Parks

Book Tour / Safari

Tour Highlights:

Day 1: Travel to Murchison Falls
Day 2: Game Drive and Launch Cruise
Day 3: Top of the Falls – Hoima
Day 4: Hoima – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking – Boat Ride
Day 6: Game Drive – Return to Kampala

DAY 1: TRAVEL TO MURCHISON FALLS

Depart after early breakfast for a transfer to Murchison falls National Park through the famous Luwero triangle. After a two-hour drive through the country side, visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Drive to the nearest point where the Rhinos are grazing before taking a walk which may yield sighting of other wild life like Oribis, bush back, water buck and a variety of bird species as you track the Rhinos. Lunch break. Later proceed to the park where you will check in for Dinner and overnight stay at the Safari Lodge/Camp.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Activities: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

DAY 2: GAME DRIVE AND LAUNCH CRUISE

Early morning go for a pre- breakfast Game drive looking out for the savanna wild life like the Elephants, gentle giraffes, comical warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs and with luck the elusive leopards among others. The bird life is also impressive in this part of the park with over 480 species. Return to the Lodge for Late breakfast and have the rest of the morning at leisure.

After lunch, embark on the afternoon Launch cruise along the Nile River up to the bottom of the thundering falls. The cruise is an excellent way to view wild life coming to water at the River; like herds of buffaloes, Giant African Elephants, bush bucks, water bucks, Uganda Kobs not missing out the permanent residents; the schools of Hippopotamus, huge Nile crocodiles basking on the river banks and aquatic birds. The Highlight of the cruise takes you to the bottom of the thundering waterfalls where the river literally thunders out to drop nearly 50 meters, making it the strongest waterfall in Africa on its way to the Mediterranean Sea. Later return to a refreshing Diner and overnight stay at the Lodge/Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Activities: Game drive, Boat ride

DAY 3: TOP OF THE FALLS – HOIMA

After early breakfast, check out of your room and visit top of the falls for the scenic viewing. Drive at leisure and continue to Hoima where we will break the journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Hoima Town is the capital of the Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara and the King’s Palace is less than 2km from the town centre. We may opt to make a visit to the Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom, Bunyoro regalia Nyamyarro Museum and Mparo tombs a historical burial ground for the kings of Bunyoro.
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel/Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Activities: Top of the falls tour, Cultural site tour

DAY 4: HOIMA – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK.

After breakfast, check out of your rooms and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park in South Western Uganda. Leopards roam the Mweya Peninsula, which lies beside Lake Edward. Nearby Lake Katwe is a huge volcanic explosion crater. Boats on the Kazinga Channel float past hippos and Nile crocodiles. Chimpanzees inhabit the Kyambura gorge. Trails lead to bat caves in the central Maramagambo Forest while Ishasha area is home to the tree climbing lions and shoe bill storks.
Arrive in the evening and check in at your Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Activities: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth

Day 5:  CHIMPANZEE TRACKING – BOAT CRUISE

It’s an exciting morning as we prepare to meet these primates that are the closest living relatives to humans sharing more than 98% of our genetic blue print. The chimp habitant itself is interesting as you make your way in the forested gorge “almost like an underground forest” to follow the tale tales leading you to where the chimps are. Do not forget to carry your binoculars as the chimps tend to foliage in tree canopies.

After lunch take on a relaxing launch cruise along Kazinga channel, a wonderful way to view wild life coming to water at the channel in the afternoon heat. You will see the resident schools of Hippos, Elephants having a bath after a long trek through the grasslands, buffaloes wallowing in mud at the water banks and other wild life coming for a drink. The channel alone is a good birding spot and the most common bird species in the park include the Egyptian Goose, Spur-winged plover, African fish eagle, Pied kingfisher, Lesser flamingos and African skimmers.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner
Activities: Chimpanzee tracking, Kazinga channel Boat cruise

Day 6:  GAME DRIVE – RETURN TO KAMPALA

Set out into the savanna grassland for a morning game drive as you lookout for the hunting lions. There are 99% chances of seeing all the 4 big five in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Look out for the Giant African Elephants, herds of buffalo, hippos and with Luck the shrewd leopard. The park is also home to more than 660 bird species that have been recorded, making it a bird haven and an attraction for many birders.
Later check out of your rooms and drive back to Kampala arriving in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Activity: Game drive

The above safari package includes:

  • Park entrance fees,
  • 1 Chimp permit per person,
  • Game drives as per itinerary
  • Visit to top of the falls
  • Hoima cultural tour
  • Launch cruises
  • Visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Meals as specified (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • 4×4 WD Vehicles with Fuel
  • English speaking Driver/guide
  • Flying doctor services.

Excludes:

  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
  • Visas
  • Tips, Souvenirs
  • Laundry and any other items of personal nature.
  • Airport transfers (arranged on request)
  • Pre and post safari Accommodation