Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth And Kibale Forest National Parks

Tour Summary

6 nights / 7 days 
Vehicle: Minibus / 4wd Station Wagon 
Starts and ends in Kampala

RATES
Available on request

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01
Begin the panoramic drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle and Masindi Town to Murchison Falls National Park arriving in time for a picnic lunch at the spectacularly situated site at the top of the Falls where you can see the Nile’s beauty perfected!

Marvel at the Nile, compressing from up to 1 km squeezing through a 7 metre canyon dropping 150 metres with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow, a plume of spray and the best thing that happened to the Nile…”the Murchison Falls”. Enjoy the sunset as you return to the lodge.

Enjoy the great accommodation and service of Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Camp.

Day 02
Cross the placid Victoria Nile to the northern Bank. Your guide will help you spot Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, Water buck, Oribi, Bush buck,  Bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard.  After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of metres from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, water buck and Uganda Kob. This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath Heron, Egyptian Geese, Pelican Bee-eater, Kingfisher, Hornbill, Cormorant and the rare Shoebill Stork.

Day 03
Whole day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms. Fort-Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon.

Dinner and overnight at Mantana Tented Camp Kibale.

Day 04
Full day in search of chimpanzee and 10 other primates including L’hoestes, red colobus, blue, red-tailed and grey-cheeked mangabey. The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only on primates, but also on all the forest fauna and flora and will ensure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and seeing primates at close quarters.

Dinner and overnight at Mantana Tented Camp Kibale.

Day 05
Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Ruwenzori Mt. Range. A game drive en route to view lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, hyena and a variety of antelope species.  Enjoy the unique 2 hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colourful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species.

Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari Lodge for two nights.

Day 06
Two game drives today. Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife.  Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzoris as a backdrop provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, cape buffalo, elephants, defassa water buck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bush buck. These two game drives and the boat trip (taken prior) are a memorable method of discovering a vast array of wildlife.

Day 07
Early morning departure to Maramagambo Forest. Visitors can climb through tropical forest and catch a glimpse of a variety of primates, including chimpanzee. Visit the bat caves. Drive onwards to Kampala, with a stopover in Mbarara for lunch, arriving early evening.

Accommodation:
Paraa Safari Lodge, Nile Safari Camp, Mantana Tented Camp Kibale, Mweya Safari Lodge and Jacana Lodge.

Price includes:
Ground transportation with driver/guide, all the activities mentioned in the itinerary, all park entrance fees, accommodation and meals.

Price excludes:
Tips, souvenirs, all beverages and items of a personal nature.

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