05 Days Uganda Big Five safari

hippos in murchison falls national park

Uganda also referred to as the Pearl of Africa is one of the best safari destinations offering visitors an excellent experience with the wildlife and the local cultures. In this Itinerary, we will take you for an encounter with the Big Five Game. We can customize this itinerary to best suite your travel needs, time and budget.

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Day 01: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Pick up from your Hotel after breakfast and drive to Murchison Falls National park, one of the best national parks in Uganda well known for its beautiful scenery, landscape and wildlife. Pass via the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary famous for the Rhino tracking experience. After an encounter with the Rhinos, you will be transferred to Murchison falls national park for dinner and overnight stay at Pakuba Safari lodge (FB)

Day 02: Game Drives, Boat Cruise and top of the falls hike at Murchison falls National Park

After breakfast, you will go for an early morning game drive in the park where you will have an encounter with the residents of the park that include the Giraffes, Leopards, Elephants, Lions, Uganda kob and many others. Nocturnal species common in this area are; Spotted and Verreaux’s Owls, and a plethora of spectacular Nightjars, such as Long-tailed and Pennat-winged Nightjar, The mind-blowing Standard-winged Nightjar. In the afternoon, you will return for lunch and thereafter proceed for an afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of the falls where you may see lots of hippos, crocodiles, elephants. Thereafter proceed for the top of the falls Hike, where River Nile explodes violently forming a very powerful waterfall. This is an experience that brings all the senses into play: watch waves of white water tumble hypnotically through this six-meter chasm, listen to the roar, taste the spray on your face and feel the rock shake beneath your feet. Later in the evening, you will be transferred to Pakuba safari lodge for dinner and an overnight stay (Full Board).

Day 03: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast head to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Queen Elizabeth National park is the most popular tourist destination in Uganda and is one of the oldest national parks in the country with a variety of animal and bird species. Upon arrival to the park, you will be transferred to Marafiki Safari Lodge for dinner and an overnight stay (Full Board).

Day 04: Game drives and boat cruise

This day you will go for a game drive in the Park after breakfast. During the game drive, you may have a sight on the animals found here that include lions, Buffalo, Elephants, Giant forest hog, Waterbucks, Bushbucks and Kobs. You may also see birds like Jacana, pelican and many other different bird species. You will return for lunch in the afternoon, thereafter go for a boat cruise along Kazinga channel where you may spot different animal species such as Crocodiles, Hippos, herds of hippos and elephants sloping down for water as well as different bird species. Later in the evening, you will be transferred to Marafiki Safari Lodge for dinner and an overnight stay (Full Board).

Day 05: Morning game drives and transfer to Kampala

After your breakfast, you will have an early morning game drive in the park before being transferred back to Kampala. You will have a stopover at the Equator for lunch and photographs, and thereafter proceed to Kampala. You will be transferred to Entebbe for your international flight.

End of safari.

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