Day 1: Pick up and Transfer for Murchison Falls National Park
Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, you will be welcomed by our company 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 game including elephants, buffaloes, lions and leopards. Upon arrival at the park late afternoon, connect to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at Murchison River Lodge.
Day 2: Game drive and launch cruise along the bottom of the falls
After an early breakfast at the lodge, you will go for a morning game drive in Murchison on the Northern Bank of River Nile. The activity takes about 3-5 hours and be able to view variety of wildlife including elephants, Rothschild giraffes, buffaloes, lions, Hartebeest, Uganda kobs, Oribis and waterbucks. After the drive, you will return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon go for a launch cruise on the along the Nile which will give you an exciting panoramic view at the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls. Along the cruise in the Murchison national park, 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 Murchison 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 tuff but it’s fascinating as you will enjoy to see the Murchison 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 Murchison falls, you will meet your driver who will transfer you back to your lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at as above.
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 stay at Park View 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.
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 magical lush mature tropical forest, thriving below sea level supporting counts of chimpanzees. Hiking the gorge’s steep slopes in search of the chimps is challenging but eventually encountering them gives a life time memory as you will find them rolling on tree branches, making pant hooting calls, also spot the black and white colobus monkeys and the olive baboons. The walk generally takes around 2‐5 hours. You will be given maximum of 1 hour with them, after continue back to Kampala with a stopover in Mbarara for lunch, arriving in Kampala in the evening or connect directly to Entebbe airport for your evening departure flight back home.
End of the safari