Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to Uganda, “Tusanyuse okukulaba” meaning we are happy to see you. Meet and greet our guide who will give you a short brief about your safari. Transfer by road +/-7hrs to North-west through famous Luwero Triangle and Masindi Town. En-route visit to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a guided Rhino walk and picnic lunch. Proceed to Murchison falls National Park. Check-in into your hotel and later go for an evening game drive.
PS: This tour can be upgraded to transfer by air.
Day 2: Full-day Murchison exploration.
Morning game drive. Murchison falls is home to various animal species and you will most probably be able to sight Elephants, Lions, Cape buffaloes, Rothschild’s giraffes, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, hyena, and if you are lucky you might be able to see the leopard. Return to the hotel for breakfast and lunch. Afternoon boat cruise upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the bottom of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, and crocodiles and over this 17km stretch you may see elephants, waterbucks, Uganda Kobs and crocodiles. This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. There you leave the boat and start your – quite heavy – hike to the Top of the Falls (approx. 1 hour). See where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below.
Continue to the lodge for an overnight.
Day 3: Transfer to Hoima
After breakfast, cross with the ferry to the southern section and drive to the top of the falls to explore the famous Murchison Falls. You encounter the world’s longest Nile River as it squeezes itself to pass through an 8m ravine forming a plume of spray marked by a thunderous roar and a trademark rainbow as it falls 43m below to the Devils Cauldron. The site is impressive for photography. Retreat from the activity and embark on the transfer to Hoima after breakfast. You make a stop en route at Kibiro Salt Gardens to encounter the heritage of this historic site. The Kibiro Salt Gardens has supported the livelihoods of the surrounding community dating far back to 900 years ago far before the coming of Europeans. The locals extract fine salt which they then exchange with the other communities for food and other items. Retreat from the encounter and transfer to Hoima arriving in the afternoon for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Drive to the Fort Portal area
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park Area after breakfast following five (5) hours’ drive passing through the impressive countryside landscapes of Kagadi and Kyenjojo that are dotted with lush green, rural homesteads and farmlands. Upon arriving in Fort Portal Area, you settle for lunch in one of best restaurants in Fort Portal town after which you embark on the cycling in the Mpanga tea estates. On your cycling, you encounter the estate staff plucking tea and you are free to participate in the exercise to gain the exact touch.
Alternatively, you can opt to visit the Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru Caves and hike the Fort Portal Crater Lake field. Retreat from this encounter and embark on a transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Morning Game drive & Boat cruise
Early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile. You will encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs lakes, and a variety of birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch. Afternoon, boat trip along the famous Kazinga channel. This is a worthwhile opportunity to see Hippos, Buffaloes, Kobs, Elephants, warthogs etc. This trip also enables visitors chance to see spectacular birds. This trip allows you to observe the biggest concentration of water-submerged Hippos up close, as well as over 60 species of migrating and resident birds, as well as crocodiles drinking and resting at the water’s edge. You retreat from the boat cruise and do an evening game drive along the Channel track to explore more wild game in their evening moments
Day 7: Transfer back to Kampala.
Wake up 6 am, have your awesome breakfast and embark on a swift transfer back to Kampala in the morning 240km about 6-7 hours’ drive making a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for amazing photo shoots where you have opportunity to taking photos with one leg in the northern hemisphere and another one in the southern hemisphere. Continue to arrive in Entebbe in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
End of safari!