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.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Highlights

  • Game drives
  • Boat trip
  • Sempaya hot spring
  • Night game drive
  • Water fall walk

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: Number 5
  • Midrange: Boma guesthouse
  • Budget: Mission guesthouse

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2

Fly to Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward internal flight to pakuba.

Your flight departs at 1200hrs with your expected arrival at 1300hrs you will be picked from the pakuba/Bugungu airstrip and dropped to Chobe safari lodge. At your lodge, you will check in, relax and have lunch then embark on a game drive in the Narus valley in anticipation of seeing herds of buffalos, zebras, elephants, giraffes, hyenas, and cheetahs. You will enjoy a slow drive and you can be sure to seize picture moments while on your game drive and you can have stops at any moment you please.

Return to the lodge and spend the evening at leisure admiring the wilderness.

Accommodation Options:

  • Midrange: Chobe Safari lodge, Pakuba safari Lodge
  • Budget: Hornbill Bush lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 3

Morning Game drive, Boat cruise and Hike

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, birds among others. 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, 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: Chobe safari lodge, Paraa Safari Lodge, Bakers Lodge
  • Midrange: Pakuba Safari Lodge, Fort Murchison Lodge
  • Budget: Hornbill bush Lodge, Red chilli

Meal 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 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: Semliki Safari Lodge
  • Midrange: Rweteere safari park
  • Budget: Rwetere safari park tents

Meal 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: Rweteere safari park
  • Budget: Rwetere safari park tents

Meal 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: Mweya Safari Lodge
  • Midrange: Baboon safari Lodge
  • Budget: Pumba safari lodge

Meal 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: Mweya Safari Lodge
  • Midrange: Baboon safari Lodge
  • Budget: Pumba safari lodge

Meal 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 like; 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. Arrive in Kampala in the evening.

End of Safari

Rates per person in a Luxury Accommodation

Start date Solo
1 Room
2 Pax
1 Room
3 Pax
2 Rooms
Jan 1,2019- Dec 31, 2020 $6,064 $4,049 $3,273

Rates per person in a Midrange Accommodation

Start date Solo
1 Room
2 Pax
1 Room
3 Pax
2 Rooms
Jan 1,2019- Dec 31, 2020 $3,074 $1,830 $1,557

Rates per person in a Budget Accommodation

Start date Solo
1 Room
2 Pax
1 Room
3 Pax
2 Rooms
Jan 1,2019- Dec 31, 2020 $2,196 $1,335 $1,116

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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

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

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