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7 DAYS MURCHISON FALLS AND QUEEN ELIZABETH WILDLIFE SAFARI

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Duration

7 DAYS

Cancellation

Up to 14 days

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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Overview

The 7 Days safari in Uganda will take you through the best safari parks of Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National Park with a possibility to see the Big Five. Expect to see a lot of wildlife to include the rare Tree climbing Lions that are only found in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Hippos, Leopards, Kobs, Worthhogs, Rhinos at the visit to the Rhino sanctuary Ziwa, different Bird species, a boat cruise at the bottom of the huge falls of Murchison with a close view of wild animals at the shores of the river, a second Launch cruise along Kazinga Channel to view more wild animals and many bird species.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport and transfer to a booked hotel in Kampala
  • Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park and track rhinos en-route at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Day 3: Morning game drive and evening boat cruise at Murchison Falls Park
  • Day 4: Transfer from Murchison Falls National Park to fort portal, Visit Crater Lakes
  • Day 5: Transfer from fort portal to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 6: Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park Ishasha Sector for Tree climbing Lions and other wildlife viewing
  • Day 7: Transfer back to Entebbe International Airport

What you will do

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Day 1
Day 1
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport and transfer to a booked hotel

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport your guide will be there to welcome you to the country. After meeting and greeting with him/her, you then embark on a drive to a booked lodging facility in Kampala-Uganda’s capital. On arrival, you check in, have dinner and spend the night here.

Accommodation Option: Cassia Lodge
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast.
Drive time: 1 – 2 hours drive
Day 2
Day 2
Early morning, your safari guide will pick you up from your place of residence in Kampala. On your tour guides’ arrival, you meet and greet then embark on the 282km drive to Murchison Falls National Park. After about 2.5 hours drive from Kampala you reach Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you tour for an almost 2 hours Rhino tracking experience. This is the only place where Rhinos are conserved in Uganda and you can go Rhino tracking along with the whole family. After Rhino tracking, you have lunch in Masindi and then embark on a drive to Murchison Falls National Park. Arriving in the evening, you check in and spend the night at an earlier on booked preferred accommodation facility.

Accommodation Options: Murchison River Lodge / Fort Murchison lodge/ Pakuba lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Drive time: Approximately 6 – 7 hours drive
Day 3
Day 3
Morning game drive and evening boat cruise at Murchison Falls Park

By sunrise, your tour guide will pick you up for a transfer to the park for a morning game drive. With beautiful sights of the morning sunrise, you head out for the game drive with your safari guide, lasting about 2-4hours. During the game drive, you have chances of seeing wildlife species like Buffaloes, Elephants, Lions, Leopards and the Rothschild Giraffes (the highest population in the world).

After the game drive, you have a lunch break and then transfer to the boat cruise start point for a great 2 hours cruise on the Nile waters. The boat cruise takes cruises past numerous hippos down to the bottom of the mighty Murchison Falls.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation Options: Murchison River Lodge / Fort Murchison lodge/ Pakuba lodge
Day 4

Transfer from Murchison Falls National Park to fort portal

After an early breakfast you then proceed with a drive to Fort Portal town traversing along the Great Rift Valley and the Rwenzori Mountain ranges seen on the drive. You will have lunch en–route.

Arriving in the evening, you check in at your lodge enjoying the beautiful views of the crater lake, have dinner and spend the night at a booked accommodation. This is a detour location to cut up the long transfer from Murchison Falls National Park up to Queen Elizabeth Park which can last up to 12 hours.

Accommodation Option: Lodge Bella Vista
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.
Travel time: 7- 8 hours.

Day 5
Day 5
Transfer from fort portal to Queen Elizabeth National Park

At your lodging facility you’ll have breakfast then embark on the drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will arrive in time for lunch and later prepare for an afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga channel that connects Lakes George and Edward. With a chance to sight several aquatic species and other mammals you then return to your lodging facility for a nights’ stay.

Accommodation Options: Enganzi Lodge/Ihamba Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.
Midrange: Drive time: 3 – 4 hours.
Day 6
Day 6
Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park Ishasha Sector

This morning after your early breakfast, have a game drive in the North of the park and have a chance to spot the Uganda Kobs, elephants, lions, and later after lunch, depart the northern side of the park and drive southwards to the Ishasha sector the area famed for the tree climbing lions. As you drive through, you may see wildlife and also tree climbing lions. Spend the rest of the evening with another game drive.

Accommodation Options: Ishasha Jungle Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.
Drive time: 2 – 3 hours.
Day 7

Transfer back to Entebbe International Airport

On this last day of your trip, you have breakfast and then embark on the drive back to Entebbe International Airport for a departure or way forward flight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

Included/Excluded

  • Airport pick and drop, Game drives and Launch cruises in Queen and Murchison, Perk entrance fees, Rhino permit, Accommodation on full board, Lunches on Enroutes, Drinking water, A professional English speaking guide/driver and there's provision of a German, French speaking guide, Transportation on a 4x4 comfortable wheel drive with a pop up roof and all activities mentioned on the itinerary.
  • First night in Kampala, Visas, Air Tickets, Tips, beverages , Cigarettes, and Extra activities

Duration

7 Days

Activity Types

Guided tours

Activity's Location

kampala

FAQs

Prices Midrange safari
2 pax midrange accommodation 1600$ per person
4 pax midrange accommodation 1450 per person
6 pax midrange accommodation 1200 per person
Prices for a Budget safari
2 pax budget accommodation 1400$ per person
4 pax budget accommodation 1200$ per person
6 pax budget accommodation 1100$ per person
Prices for a Luxury safari
2 pax luxury accommodation 2500$ per person
4 pax luxury accommodation 2200$ per person
6 pax luxury accommodation 1900$ per person

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Extras
  • chimpanzee trekking Budongo forest Murchison($200,00)

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