ViapoAfrican Safaris

8 Days “Big Five” Safari in Murchison, Queen Elizabeth & Lake Mburo

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

After a morning breakfast, you will be taken to Murchison Falls National Park, the Uganda’s largest national park. The drive will take you through Luwero triangle with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking and Lunch. After, you will proceed to the park early via the Top of the falls where you will listen to the sound of the flowing water! It is here that water thunders through different rapids from a 7-metre gap to fall over 40 meters Gorge below and the experience is mesmerizing! Later drive off to the Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Accommodations:

Budget:  Fort Murchison Lodge Tents/Red Chill Rest Camp/ Murchison River Lodge in Tents

Midrange: Murchison River Lodge in Rooms/ Fort Murchison Lodge in Rooms

Luxury: Para Lodge/Baker’s Lodge

 

Day 2: Game drive and launch cruise along the Albert Nile

After an early morning breakfast, you will go for a game drive on the Northern bank of River Nile. The activity takes about 3 – 5 hours and Wildlife in the Park includes elephants, Rothschild giraffes, buffaloes, lions, Hartebeest, kobs, oribis and waterbucks.

After lunch, you will go for a launch cruise on the Albert Nile which will give you an exciting panoramic view at the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls. Along the cruise, you will encounter crocodiles, hippos, and birds on the river banks like kingfisher, cormorants, bee-eater and the rare shoebill stork. Later return to the lodge for Dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodations:

Budget:  Fort Murchison Lodge Tents/Red Chill Rest Camp/ Murchison River Lodge in Tents

Midrange: Murchison River Lodge in Rooms/ Fort Murchison Lodge in Rooms

Luxury: Para Lodge/Baker’s Lodge.

 

 

Day 3: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will prepare for a long drive to Kibale Forest National Park. You will have lunch in Fort portal town and then proceed to Queen Elizabeth national park where you will arrive in the evening, enjoy the sunset behind the majestic Mt Rwenzori ranges, Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

 

Accommodations:

Budget: Bush Lodge in tents/Kazinga Channel Lodge

Midrange: Bush Lodge in Bandas/ Park View Safari Lodge/Twin Lakes Lodge

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge/ Kyambura Game Lodge

 

 

Day 4: Game drive and Launch cruise

After an early morning breakfast, you will go for a morning game drive in the Kasenyi sector which is well known as the Kob mating grounds and therefore a perfect spot to see a lot of kobs and other antelopes like the sitatunga, and the hyenas. Other wildlife can also be spotted such as the Elephants and lions among others.

In the afternoon, you will go for a launch cruise on the renowned Kazinga channel – famous for its highest hippopotamus concentration in Africa! You will also see a lot of crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes and other animals as they come down to drink and bathe plus a great deal of birds on the sandbanks. Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Accommodations:

Budget: Bush Lodge in tents/Kazinga Channel Lodge/@the River Lodge

Midrange: Bush Lodge in Bandas/ Park View Safari Lodge/Twin Lakes Lodge/ Ishasha Jungle Lodge

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge/ Kyambura Game Lodge/ Ishasha Wildness Camp

 

Day 5: Full Day Game Drive in Ishasha

After an early morning breakfast, you will set off for a full day game drive in Ishasha the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This part is famous for its’ tree-climbing lions, While lion cubs around the world frequently climb trees for fun, adults rarely do. However, these lionesses enjoy spending the hot afternoons snoozing in fig trees to get away from the tsetse flies and to enjoy a cool breeze. This is the most memorable sight in the park as you have never seen such photogenic lions posing for your camera before. You will also enjoy the stunning scenery and superb birdlife in this southern remote section of the park.

Accommodation options

Budget: @the River Lodge

Midrange: Ishasha Jungle Lodge

Luxury: Ishasha wildness Camp

 

Day 6: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and Game Drive

Have breakfast and set off for Lake Mburo National Park with a stopover at the Equator. Proceed to Lake Mburo National Park. After lunch, you will go for a game drive where you will see animals like zebras, topis, elands, impalas, buffaloes and antelopes. Later return to the lodge for Dinner and overnight stay.

 

Accommodations:

Budget: Eagles Nest Camp

Moderate: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge/ Rwakobo Rock

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge

 

Day 7: Game drive and Boat cruise on Lake Mburo

Wake up for an early morning game drive and search for early risers and all other animals that you missed out in the previous evening’s game drive. Return to the Lodge for late breakfast and lunch.

In the afternoon, you will go for a boat ride on Lake Mburo which will get you quite close to Crocodiles and Hippos. Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodations:

Budget: Eagles Nest Camp

Moderate: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge/ Rwakobo Rock

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge/ Arcadia Cottages

 

Day 8: Guided Nature walk and Travel to Kampala/Entebbe

Breakfast will be served early and after go for the game walk with in the Park. This is a guided walk where you will be escorted by a park ranger to provide you with more information about the Park and security. Return to the lodge for a breakfast, and drive to Entebbe with a stopover for lunch at the equator and photography. Then, proceed to Entebbe Airport.

 

 

Price includes:

  • Transportation
  • English speaking Driver/guide
  • Airport pickup and drop off
  • Boat cruise
  • Drinking water
  • All activities as described in the itinerary
  • Park entry fee according to the program.

 

 

Price Excludes:

  • Personal Expenses like telephone calls, laundry services
  • Visa,
  • Tips to the guides
  • Accommodation upgrade
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Person Insurance
  • Optional activities