Murchison Falls Safari: 3 days
Murchison Falls National Park derives it name from the Murchison falls where the mighty river Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and flows down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with Hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes. The Vegetation is characterized by savannah, Riverine forest and woodland. Wildlife includes; lions, leopards, chimpanzee giraffes, buffaloes, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda Kob, Chimpanzees and many bird species including the rare shoebill.
Day 1: Kampala - Murchison Falls National Park
Leave Kampala at 0800hrs. Drive through the famous Luwero triangle. Take a stop over at Masindi hotel for lunch. Drive to the park through Budongo Forest on the western arm of the Great Rift Valley in time to enjoy the fabulous falls where the sounds of the roar of the River Nile under the canopy of the rainbow produces a spiral of spray. Evening game drives before you retire to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge / Sambiya River Lodge or Red Chillis Camp.
Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park
Take breakfast and you will be transferred to northern part of the park for a game drive. View Elephants, Buffaloes, Bushbucks, Lions, and a variety of bird species. After lunch, proceed for a two-hour launch trip up to the substructure of the mighty Murchison falls where sinister water escapes from the narrow gorge, an opportunity to see the amazing hippos, crocodiles, water birds along the river banks. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park - Kampala
After breakfast, cross the river back via Budongo forest and lunch at Masindi hotel. Return to Kampala at leisure.
The safari includes:
- Lunch en route at Masindi Hotel
- Park entrance fees
- Ferry crossing
- Park ranger fees
- Relevant government taxes.
- A two hour boat trip along the Nile
- Full board accommodation
- Driver’s allowance
- Ground transportation by a 4x4 land cruiser or a Safari Mini Van
The safari excludes any cost of personal nature e.g. drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation in Uganda on arrival.
Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth National Parks Tour (3 Days) - VSU 18
Day 1 Kampala - Lake Mburo National Park-Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After breakfast you will picked from your hotel or residence and depart for Lake Mburo National Park stopping at Mpigi crafts and the Equator crossing. Arrive and have a game drive where you will see unique game like the Eland, Topi, Klipspringer and Zebra. This park was gazetted in 1982 and is situated between the towns of Masaka and Mbarara and is the only one which contains an entire lake. The attractive acacia-dotted Savannah is a home for huge Zebras and Buffaloes which graze these peaceful acres .At the lake, there are Hippos and a wonderful diversity of birds. Because of the different habitats of the lakeshores and the broad Savannah, the variety seems endless. Catch a glimpse of water birds diving for fish, the Marabou stork, bee-eater and cheeky bronze-tailed starling as well as the majestic crowned crane. You will have your picnic lunch and then proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park. As you descend to the park stop for good scenery point of the rift valley and Rwenzori mountains. Arrive in the evening and check in at Mweya Safari Lodge or Institute Hostel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2 Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After breakfast, you will go for Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge where you will see not only the chimpanzee but also other primates like the colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys plus baboons. Return to the lodge for lunch and after you will take an afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel where you will see a variety of game mostly marine animals. This waterway joins Lake Edward and Lake George and it is filled with schools of hippos, buffaloes, with elephants at the banks. Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the most outstanding treasures of Uganda, and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve for Humanity under UNESCO auspices. If time allows take an evening game drive to the crater area. Retire to your lodge for Dinner and Overnight.
Day 3 Queen Elizabeth National Park - Kampala
Rise very early for a morning game drive to catch-up with the early risers and predators – lion, leopard, returning to their hideouts. You will be likely to meet grazing, elephants, spotted hyenas and leopards, bushbucks, water buck and stripped jackal, and of-course the several warthogs. After late breakfast proceed to Kampala with packed stopping at tea estates in Bushenyi and continue to Kampala.