The 6 day Murchison Falls National Park & Queen Elizabeth Safari gives you a great time in the wild with great sights of the magnificent Murchison falls and Queen Elizabeth that from a 45m wall through an 8m wide gorge hence giving it a very scenic look and a thunderous roar of the waters before it continues with its course on the Victoria Nile, amazing vegetation types especially Savannah and astounding wildlife species such as lions, warthogs, elephants, antelopes, Nile crocodiles and birds like Goliath heron, kingfishers, rare shoebill, the storks among others.
Proceed and visit the tree climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth, track chimpanzee and have a relaxing afternoon boat cruise in Kazinga Channel.
Day 1: Kampala to Lake Mburo
You will be picked up from your hotel or an agreed location in Kampala and transfer to Lake Mburo national Park with a stopover at the equator where the kids will enjoy the experiment and take their photos.
Proceed to Lake Mburo arriving around mid-day, check in to the lodge and have lunch.
In the afternoon, you will go for a boat ride on the Lake from which the park inherits its name – Lake Mburo. Enjoy the ride and return to the hotel to unwind, enjoy dinner and overnight stay at Rwakobo Rock (Mid-range) or Mihingo Lodge (Luxury)
Day 2: Game drive / Walk and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP
Have breakfast and go for the morning game drive or a walking safari guided by the ranger guide which allows you to get up-close with the game including antelopes, zebras and buffaloes.
Exit the park and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park with lunch en-route in Bushenyi or Ishaka town. Proceed to Queen Elizabeth arriving late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Enganzi game lodge (Mid-range) or Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)
Day 3: Game drive and Launch Cruise
Have breakfast and go for a game drive where you will encounter lots of wildlife including elephants, lions, and buffaloes among others.
You will also visit the Katwe salt pans where you will find locals engaged in salt mining – an experience for the kids! Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, go for a launch cruise on the Kazinga channel famed for its highest concentration of hippos in Africa.
You will also get to observe more game here, birds of different species and crocodiles. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay as above.
Day 4: Explore Ishasha – Queen Elizabeth NP
Have breakfast and go for a game drive in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park with chances of spotting the rare tree climbing lions lounging in fit trees in the mid-morning.
The Ishasha sector is still virgin and wild with more wildlife thus increased chances of game viewing.
Explore Ishasha to the fullest and return to the lodge where you will unwind and spend the evening admiring the beautiful sunset.
Dinner and overnight as above.
Day 5: Back to Kampala
Have breakfast and transfer back to Kampala with lunch en-route at Igongo cultural Centre near Mbarara town and a visit to the museum. Proceed to Kampala arriving in the afternoon.
Drop-off at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe airport for your onward flight.
- Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
- Professional English Speaking driver guide. (Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.)
- Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
- Bottled water while on safari
- General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
- Laundry Services
- Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
- International Flights (Arranged on request)
- Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
- Optional Activity fees
Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
Queen Elizabeth NP Top attractions
Elephant and buffalo are very common, and lion is surprisingly easy to spot. There are many interesting antelope species such as Uganda kob, topi, and bushbuck. Hippo and crocodiles are common in Kazinga channel. A troop of a chimpanzee has been habituated for tracking and nine other primate species are found, including the black-and-white colobus monkey. Giraffe and zebra are absent.
Best time to visit Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is open all-year-long, but wildlife viewing is best done from January to February and June to July (the Dry seasons).
However, this scenic park is at its most beautiful in the Wet seasons from March to May and August to December. April, May, August and September are very wet months and during that time, the rain might interfere with your safari.