5 Days - Murchison and Queen Elizabeth Safari - Code: HOGMQ5
Day One:
Depart after breakfast and drive northwest to Murchison Falls National Park. The drive takes you through Luweero district where inhabitants practice both commercial and subsistence farming. The route is punctuated by small trading centers and sometimes roadside markets.
Have a lunch break at Masindi before proceeding to enter the park via Kichumbanyobo Gate. Arrive in time before sunset for the brilliant view at the top of Murchison Falls. You will marvel at the breathing sight of the raging Nile (longest river in the world) as it forces its way through a rocky gap barely six to seven meters wide! This is the point where the Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and cascades down to become a placid river.

Arrive at Paraa to overnight at Red Chilli camp (budget), Sambiya River Lodge (mid range), or cross River Nile by ferry to the northern bank to overnight at Paraa safari lodge (up market).
Day Two:
Start the day with an early morning game drive in the Northern circuit of the park.
You will be able to view arrivals unique to the African savannah like giraffes, antelopes, lions, elephants, and the famous Ugandan Kob.
Break for lunch before going for a 3-hour boat cruise on the Nile River. The cruise upriver takes you to the bottom of the thundering falls where you will see huge crocodiles, schools of hippos, buffaloes, elephants, and a wide variety of water birds like herons, ducks, bee-eaters, cormorants, king fosters, skimmers fish eagle and rare shoebill!
Return to your residence for dinner and overnight.
Day Three:
Check out after early breakfast and start your long journey through a murram road to Kyenjojo. The drive takes you through the western rift Valley escarpment from where the beautiful Blue Mountains in Congo across L. Albert will be Visible. You will drive further southwest through forested expansive areas then through habited countryside where citizens practice both subsistence and commercial farming. The tea plantations along the way also add to the beauty of the scenery.
Drive through Fort Portal along the slopes tour of Mt. Rwenzori onto Queen Elizabeth National Park. Enter the park and proceed to Mweya peninsula overlooking lakes Edward and George with the lush Kazinga channel adjoining the two lakes. Dinner and overnight at the luxury Mweya Safari Lodge or the Budget (non self contained) Institute Hostel.
Day Four:
Rise early and drive to Kyambura gorge for a thrilling chimpanzee Safari. The guided walk may last 3-5 hours depending on weather conditions and the movement of these chimps. In addition to seeing chimps, the walk may yield sightings of colobus, vervet, red-tailed monkeys, baboons and other primates.
Return to peninsula for lunch after which a 2-hour launch cruise on Kazinga channel will follow. The beautiful cruise will yield sighting hippos, buffaloes, watering elephants, warthogs and occasional Nile crocodiles recently introduced in this park. Watching marine birds on the banks of the channel is a very spectacular sight.
Retire to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Day Five:
Rise 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, bush bucks, the stripped jackal and of course the several warthogs.
Return to your lodging for late breakfast. Check out and start on your return journey to Kampala and onto the airport for you home bound flight.
Lunch stop on the way. End of the Tour.
End of Safari

 

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