Murchison Falls NP, Queen Elizabeth NP & Kibale Forest, 7 Day
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You will visit Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Park. Situated in North Western Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park is the largest in the country and is bisected by the river Nile . This park comprises half of the major biomes in the world including tropical wood lands, ...Read Full Description
- Trip Length:
- 7 days
- Best Time to Go:
- Any time.
- Recommended for:
Infants (under 2)
Children (2 - 5)
Children (6 - 8)
Children (9 - 11)
Children (12 - 14)
Children (15 - 17)
Adults (18 - 20)
Adults (25 - 29)
Family Trip, Group Retreat, Trip Around the World
Detailed Trip Description
You will visit Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Park. Situated in North Western Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park is the largest in the country and is bisected by the river Nile . This park comprises half of the major biomes in the world including tropical wood lands, tropical savannah, tropical deciduous forests, permanent swamps and tropical evergreen forests. Situated in western Uganda , southeast of Fort portal, lays one of Uganda's most accessible rainforest's Kibale forest. It is known to have the highest diversity and number of primates in Africa. It also has the highest concentration of forest elephants in Uganda. This park is ranked high as the ultimate destination to the endangered chimpanzees. Located in the western arm of the East African Rift valley, this Queen Elizabeth park is bordered by Lakes George and Edward and the two are connected by Kazinga Channel. This park in terms of biodiversity is one of the highly rated parks in the world. It includes, open savannah, green meadows, semi- deciduous tropical forests, dense equatorial rain forest and dense papyrus swamps.
Day 1 - Uganda
Private Car Service
After breakfast, drive northwest through the famous Luwero triangle. Refuel at Masindi town and lunch at Masindi Hotel.
Enter the park through the Kichumbanyobo gate, passing through the Budongo forest and driving straight to the Top of the Falls. You will watch with awe as river Nile compresses from 50 meters and squeezes through a narrow cleft of only 6 meters and then plunging with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow and a plume of spray. Cross to the northern bank for a game drive.
Day 2 - Uganda
Our day begins with an early morning game drive. Here your guide will help you spot elephants, lions, Rothschild's giraffes, hartbeest waterbuck, oribi, hyena, Cape buffalo and sometimes leopard.
After packed lunch, we go for a two-hour launch trip up stream the Victoria Nile to the base of the falls. On the 17 km stretch, you will see hippos yawning, crocodiles, elephants, waterbucks and Uganda kob. You will also be astonished at the vast number of bird species like king fisher, goliath heron, pelican bee-eater, Egyptian goose, hornbill and the rare shoebill stock.
As the sun begins to dip, drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 - Uganda
After a deeply reviving sleep, we are up early for breakfast and then drive all day to the south through Hoima, to Fort portal. All the way you will marvel at the verdant countryside, the traditional farms and homesteads. Fort portal rests in the shadow of the fabled “mountains of the moon”.
Dinner and over night at kibale-tented camp, Ndali lodge or Rwenzori guest house.
Day 4 - Uganda
Enter kibale forest early in the morning and spend the whole day searching for chimpanzees and other primates, only interrupted by picnic lunch in this mature hard wood forest, which is home to the highest diversity and number of primates in Africa. You will also be able to see a variety of birds and butterflies.
Dinner and overnight at Kibale tented camp, Ndali lodge or Rwenzori guesthouse.
Day 5 - Uganda
Private Car Service
After breakfast, we follow the mystical mountain range of Rwenzori to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Enroute we shall be able to view elephant, lion, buffalo, and a variety of antelope species, hyenas.
River or Barge Cruise
In the afternoon, cruise the Kazinga channel, which joins Lakes Edward and George. This trip passes through arguably the highest concentration of Hippos anywhere. You will see crocodiles and different bird species with over 606 species recorded.
Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge or Jacana safari lodge.
Day 6 - Uganda
After breakfast go for a game drive with Rwenzori in the backdrop. This drive will be an opportunity for you to see Cape buffalo, lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Uganda kob, topi, and bushbuck.
Dinner and over night stay at Mweya safari lodge or Jacana safari lodge.
Day 7 - Kampala
Depart for Maramagambo forest early in the morning. Catch a glimpse of chimpanzees and other primates. Visit the bat caves and the “ Blue Lake ” after.
Then drive back to Kampala with a stopover for lunch at Agip motel Mbarara.
Private Car Service
Drive on with another stop over at the Equator one of the several photographic stops along the way. Arrive in Kampala early evening with an indelible impression about Uganda.
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