6 Days Queen Elizabeth & Murchison Falls Tour - 6 Days

Day 1
Queen Elizabeth National Park

Depart early morning for western Uganda. The park is set in the western rift valley and runs from the foothills of Mountain Rwenzori to the Ishasha border post in the south. The Park has a vast bird diversity of 611 recorded species, of which there are both endemic and migrant Albertine species. The ride is comfortable with a stop over at the Mpambire drum makers, coffee plantation and the equator. You may go through Lake Mburo National Park at an extra cost (request for it). Proceed to Mbarara for lunch. After lunch drive westwards to Queen Elizabeth National Park, driving past large tea and banana plantations. The drive takes you through some craters along the road and the unique western rift valley escarpment. There are chances of viewing rare animals and birds. The park boasts of a variety of big game like; lions, buffaloes, kobs, elephants, bushbucks, and the rare occasional leopard. Dinner and over night stay at Mweya Safari Lodge/ Jacana Safari Lodge/ Ecology Institute Hostel.

Day 2
Kyambura Gorge

Rise before the sun and drive to Kyambura Gorge for a thrilling Chimpanzee safari. Your guided walk may last three to five hours and in addition to seeing the chimps, the trip may yield sightings of the colobus monkeys, baboons, red tailed and velvet monkeys, and other primates. It is important to note that the chimpanzee safari is subject to availability of permits and good weather because occasional flooding can make the trails impassable. After lunch, have a launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel one that joins Lakes Edward and George. The cruise is a wonderful way to see hippo, buffalo, kob and occasional Nile crocodile (which up until recently did not inhabit this area) and a spectacular bird watching on the water bank. Retire to your accommodation (Hostel/lodge) for dinner and over night.

Day 3
Queen Elizabeth National Park

Rise very early for a morning game drive to catch-up with the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. You will be likely to meet grazing hippos, elephants, lions, spotted hyenas and leopards, bushbuck, water buck. After lunch drive through the crater areas for scenery and more game viewing as you proceed to Fort Portal. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountains of the Moon Hotel /Fort Motel/ Toro Reso.

Day 4
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast, drive to Murchison Falls National Park with picnic lunch enroute. Arrive at Paraa. Stay at Red Chilli Camp / Nile River Camp / Sambiya River Lodge or cross by ferry to Paraa Safari Lodge on the northern bank of River Nile for dinner and overnight.

Day 5
Murchison Falls National Park

Start the day with an early morning game drive on any of Buligi, Albert or Queens Tracks north of the river Nile. May also visit Nyamisika cliffs and have picnic breakfast (optional). Look out for those animals that are unique to the African Savannah like giraffe, antelope, lion, elephant, and the Uganda kob. After lunch, you will take on a launch cruise along the Nile River. The cruise takes you to the Bottom of the thundering falls where you will see huge crocodiles, schools of hippos, buffaloes, elephants and a variety of water birds like herons, cormorants, ducks, bee-eaters, kingfishers, skimmers, fish eagle and the rare shoebill. Return to the lodge / Camp for dinner and overnight

Day 6
Murchison Falls National Park - Kampala

On this day before you leave the park, you take a drive to the “Top of the falls” for a breathtaking sight of the raging Nile as it forces its way through a rocky gap barely six meters wide. This is the point where the Nile River explodes through a narrow gorge and cascades down to become a placid river. May have picnic lunch or lunch enroute before being dropped off in Kampala.

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