Day One: Kampala - Queen Elizabeth National Park
Leopard in Queen Elizabeth National ParkDepart 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 Albert species. The ride is comfortable with a stop over at the Mpambire drum makers, coffee plantation and the equator. 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/ Hippo Hill Camp/ Ecology Institute Hostel/Simba Safari Camp.

Day Two: Chimpanzee Tracking and Launch Cruise
Rise before the sun and drive to Kyambura Gorge for a thrilling Elephants, Queen ElizabethChimpanzee safari. Your Uganda Safari 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 (Camp/Hostel/lodge) for dinner and over night.

Day Three: Game Viewing
Lions, Queen Elizabeth National ParkRise 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

Day Four: transfer to 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 Five: game drive and launch cruise
Start the day with an early morning game Murchison Falls, National Parkdrive and you 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/ Hostel for dinner and overnight.

Day Six: transfer back to 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. May have picnic lunch or lunch enroute before being dropped off in Kampala

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  • Though on this website, our tours start from Kampala Uganda, we can always pick you up from any point of stay such as Kasese, Fortportal, Entebbe etc
  • All our tours are guided by experienced safari guides that are not only locals but also knowledgeable about the places you visit, flora and fauna, nature and cultural history etc
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