8 DAYS UGANDA BIG 5 AND BIRDING SAFARI

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Overview

This safari takes you to an expedition to the best destinations in Uganda. Head to Murchison Falls National Park and expect the Big 5 sighting, boat trip to the base of the falls plus a hike to the top of the falls, the fascinating Sempaya hot springs, Queen Elizabeth National Park with classic big games like the rare tree-climbing lions.

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Arrival:


  • Complementally pick up from Airport/ hotel
  • Accommodation before/end of trip can be arranged at an extra cost

Day 1: Arrive – Entebbe


On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, Ganyana safari driver/guide will meet and transfer you to your tonight accommodation.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Protea Hotel
Midrange: Lake Victoria Hotel
Mean Plan: Full Board

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and hike top of falls.


Ganyana safari driver/ guide will pick you from the hotel very early in the morning, meet andgreat then begin the Murchison Falls Adventure with a stopover at Nakasongola where you will have lunch then transfer to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, an asylum to the Rhinos. Enjoy a glimpse of the white Rhino alongside some birding around the vicinity and later continue on the road to Murchison falls National Park.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Baker’s Lodge
Midrange: Pakuba Safari Lodge
Mean Plan: Full Board

Day 3: Morning Game drive, Boat cruise, Hike and Birding


Enjoy your early morning breakfast, later proceed to the park for the morning game drive, during the drive you will have a chance to see various wildlife such as elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, lions, hyenas, water bucks and birds of different species. After the game drive head back to the lodge for lunch, thereafter head for the afternoon boat safari at 2pm on the Nile River. While on the boat you will be in line to see various birds such as the shoe bill, colored kingfishers, and other animals along the banks such as crocodiles, hippos and elephant. This boat cruise takes you just close to the Murchison falls where you will have a great view of the magnificent falls.
Thereafter, proceed to the top of the falls, for more exciting and clear views of the waterfalls and the landscape around. In order to see these falls clearly one need to hike to the top. Later, you will be picked up by your driver, cross at the ferry and head back to the lodge for dinner.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Baker’s Lodge
Midrange: Pakuba Safari Lodge
Mean Plan: Full Board

Day 4: Transfer to Semliki National Park- Birding


After breakfast, we will transfer to Semiliki National park. You will pass through savannah grasslands seeing banana plantations and herds of Ankole cattle with their incredible long curving horns. Have lunch on the way, then proceed to Semliki national park.After checking in your accommodation and having some time to relax, we will head for a birding session since this park harbors a large number of predominantly Central African species which cannot be found anywhere else in East Africa and these include some of the continent’s most spectacular and sought-after birds such as; the Long-tailed Hawk, Congo Serpent Eagle, Lyre-tailed Honeyguide, Black-wattled Hornbill, the Nkulengu Rail, just to mention but a few.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Semlik Safari Lodge
Midrange: BellaVista Lodge
Mean Plan: Full Board

Day 5: Visit Sempaya Hot springs


After breakfast, you will have a chance to visit the amazing and wonderful Sempaya hot springs the most attention-grabbing attraction in in this park, you can cook eggs, bananas and eat from there. After this wonderful adventure, proceed, to Mungilo waterfall where you will have an opportunity of seeing a number of beautiful birds and it will be a great time for a birder. Later head back to the lodge and have lunch and relaxation. In the evening go for a game drive, with high chances of spotting animals and different bird species.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Semliki Safari Lodge
Midrange: BellaVista Lodge
Mean Plan: Full Board

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park


Today, after a relaxed breakfast, transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National park. You will peacefully be driven to the park towards the south passing via the Crater Lake area. Appreciate the beautiful landscape with hills. Relax as you appreciate the breathtaking atmosphere at the park before going for an evening Game drive. Return the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Mazike Valley Lodge
Midrange: Elephant Hab Lodge
Mean Plan: Full Board

Day 7: Game drive and an afternoon boat cruise


You shall start your morning game drive so early, so this will require you to be up very early,with this you will be able to see very many animals along the Kasenyi track, you will also be able to view different animals such as elephants, antelopes, water bucks, buffaloes, lions, kobs among others. After the game drive, head back to the lodge your breakfast, relax and later have lunch as you prepare for the afternoon boat cruise. You will have a great time cruising along the Kazinga channel and getting a chance to view water birds such as the saddle billed stork, pink backed pelicans, the malachite kingfishers and animals such as crocodiles, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, feeding along the channel. Later in the evening, head back to the Lodge, have dinner, and spend the night.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Mazike Valley Lodge
Midrange: Elephant Hab Lodge
Mean Plan: Full Board

Day 8: Departure back to Kampala


Enjoy your breakfast in the morning, thereafter drive to back to kampala, here you will also have a chance of viewing wildlife, birds, monkeys etc. Later, continue with your way whereby you will stop in mbarara for lunch, after proceed and have a stopover at the equator for photos and you can also buy souvenirs. Arriving Kampala in the evening.

Persons Date Price per person
1 pax Any Date $4,320
2 pax Any Date $2,743
3 pax Any Date $2,488
4 pax Any Date $2,157
5 pax Any Date $2,121
6 pax Any Date $1,962

Includes

  • Transportation for the entire trip
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Boat trips
  • Vehicle entry fees
  • Hot spring fees
  • En-route lunches
  • Ferry crossing fees in MFNP
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Government taxes
  • Game drives

Excludes

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of personal nature
  • International flights

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