Days - Murchison and Queen Elizabeth Safari -
|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).
|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
Return to your residence for dinner and overnight.
|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
|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.
|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