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6 Day Uganda Safari Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale National Park & Queen Elizabeth National Park | 6 Days 5 Nights Uganda Safari Holidays | Kampala 6 Day Safaris | 6 Days Uganda Safari Chimps & Mountain Gorilla Trekking Wildlife Holiday | 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Trekking Packages

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This affordable 6-Day Uganda Wildlife Safari includes both Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking, the famous Big 5, and rare bird species. The tour is based on a 5-night stay at 3 specially selected Ugandan wildlife Parks  – Murchison Falls National park, Kibale National park, and Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Beginning and ending in Kampala, the tour begins with a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary which harbors Uganda’s wild endangered rhinos. It is situated in Nakasongola District, near Nakitoma Village. Apart from rhinos, Ziwa is also home to a number of bird species, reptiles, and 40 mammal species including antelopes, crocodiles, hippos, monkeys among others.

Thereafter we proceed by road to Murchison Falls National Park – home to the mighty Murchison Fall whose banks provide an opportunity to see the amazing hippos, crocodiles, water birds along the river banks enabling an excellent birding safari.

Murchison Falls National Park is one of Uganda’s oldest conservation areas and the largest game park in Uganda, covering 3,893 km². The national park consists mostly of untamed African Savannah bushveld and lies in the northern Albertine Rift Valley, where the Bunyoro escarpment meets the vast plains of Acholiland.

Next, you proceed to Kibale Forest  National Park – the primate’s capital of the world that harbors the greatest variety and concentration of primates not found anywhere else in the world. Kibale National Park covers 795 km² and consists mostly of a vast tract of equatorial rainforest.

Kibale is home to numerous forest wildlife species. Primate species here include rare I’Hoest’s monkeys, black-and-white colobus, and Uganda red colobus monkeys, red-tailed and blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, and bushbabies.

It offers some exceptional opportunities for Chimpanzee trekking and bird watching which makes the forest the number one for primate-watching safaris in Uganda.

Finally, you will travel to number one of Uganda’s tourist destinations – Queen Elizabeth National Park, scenically located on the rift valley floor between Lake Edward and Lake George flanked by towering mountains in the distance.

The game park incorporates scenic hills and lakes and consists mostly of euphorbia tree-studded savannahs or grasslands. The varied habitats within Queen Elizabeth National Park host 95 mammals and 612 bird species.

The park is home to the famous tree-climbing lions and other wildlife such as the Uganda kob, various antelope species, topi, hyena, crocodile, waterbuck, elephant, baboon, hippo, buffaloe, and 10 primate species including chimpanzee and monkey.

Over 500 species of birds have been recorded like; the black bee-eater, 11 types of kingfisher, and several species of falcons, eagles and the raptors, and many more. One of the park’s assets is the Kazinga Channel between Lakes George and Edward which provides a boat trip, the favorite way of viewing the wild animals.

On the last day, we return to Kampala, and Entebbe in time to catch onward flights, bringing this 6 Day Uganda Safari Murchison Falls Kibale & Queen Elizabeth to a close. Airport drop-offs can be arranged free of charge if you are flying out on the last day of the safari.

Safari Itinerary in Summary

Day 1: Kampala – Drive to Murchison Falls National Park
Day 2: Explore Murchison Falls National Park on Game drives & Boat Safari
Day 3: Murchison Falls – Drive to Kibale Forest National Park
Day 4: Kibale Forest Chimpanzee Tracking
Day 5: Kibale Forest – Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park (Enjoy Game drive and Boat Ride/ Cruise)
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth – Drive back to Kampala

Safari Itinerary in Detail

Day 1: Kampala – Drive to Murchison Falls National Park

After an early breakfast at your hotel in Kampala/ Entebbe, we depart and drive through the famous Luwero triangle. A stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary enables you to have a brief tour of this Rhino restoration project.

Following the extinction of Uganda’s Rhino in the early 1980s during the period of civil unrest and heavy poaching, a sanctuary was established to breed black and white rhino and restore rhino populations in Uganda’s protected areas.

Our journey continues and we make another stopover in Masindi for Lunch. After lunch, we proceed to Murchison Falls National Park through the western arm of the Great Rift Valley and make a stop at the top of the falls.

It is here that the river Nile explodes through a narrow gorge to create a fall and flows down to become a placid river with rainbow colors.

After, we proceed to our accommodations for the night.

Travel Time: About 6 Hours.

Accommodation

Luxury Accommodation: Nile Safari Lodge, Paraa Safari Lodge, Baker’s Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge
Mid-range Accommodation: Murchison River Lodge, Bwana Tembo Safari Camp, Fort Murchison, Sambiya River Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Red Chilli Rest Camp, Global Village Guest House, Budongo Eco Lodge

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2: Explore Murchison Falls National Park on Game Drives & Boat Safari

After breakfast, we proceed to the northern part of the park in search of birdlife and enjoy a safari game run to looking out for leopard, Hartebeest, lion, giraffe, elephant and buffaloes, etc.

We return back to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, we proceed for a 2-hour boat cruise on the foot of Murchison Falls. This boat trip along the Nile is often cited as being the highlight of a trip to Murchison since it allows you to get up close and personal with the animals.

Along this stretch of the river, there are reported to be around 4,000 hippos in addition to some enormous Nile crocodiles. The birdlife is stunning with brightly colored kingfishers and bee-eaters darting along the riverbanks. If lucky, you may see the rare and prehistoric-looking shoebill, which is a cross between the dodo and a dinosaur.

Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Luxury Accommodation: Nile Safari Lodge, Paraa Safari Lodge, Baker’s Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge
Mid-range Accommodation: Murchison River Lodge, Bwana Tembo Safari Camp, Fort Murchison, Sambiya River Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Red Chilli Rest Camp, Global Village Guest House, Budongo Eco Lodge

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 3: Murchison Falls – Drive to Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast, you will depart with our packed lunch to Kibale National Park. This scenic drive takes approximately 8 hours. Drive via Masindi and Hoima past Lake Albert.

On a clear day, the view on the top of the Albert rift is spectacular. towards the legendary ‘Mountains of the moon’ traversing the scenic tea plantations to Fort Portal in the foothills of the mountains in time for a hot shower, dinner, and overnight at Rwenzori view guest house or similar.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation: 
Kyaninga Lodge, Ndali Lodge, Primate Lodge, Crater Safari Lodge

Midrange Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse, Chimps Nest, Kibale Forest Camp
Budget Accommodation: Ataco Country Resort, Rwenzori View Guesthouse, Lake Nkuruba Campsite

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner}


Day 4: Kibale Forest Chimpanzee Tracking, Bigodi Birding, Nature Walk

After Breakfast, move into the Forest, for primate viewing but before the activity starts you will be briefed by a park ranger. The activity starts early in the morning at 0800 Hours.

A half-day search for chimps and monkeys including phoestes, Red-Colobuses, Blue, Red-tailed, and grey-cheeked Mangabeys swinging through the impenetrable forest.

You will also see varieties of birds, butterflies, and many small insects. The ranger will provide detailed explanations on not only the primates but also on all the forest’s fauna and flora, ensuring that your walk is both informative and enjoyable.

After lunch, a visit to Bigodi wetland an eco-tourism site is incredible as you shall encounter rare and beautiful aquatic life.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation: 
Kyaninga Lodge, Ndali Lodge, Primate Lodge, Crater Safari Lodge

Midrange Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse, Chimps Nest, Kibale Forest Camp
Budget Accommodation: Ataco Country Resort, Rwenzori View Guesthouse, Lake Nkuruba Campsite

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner}


Day 5: Kibale Forest –Drive to Queen Elizabeth (Game drive and Boat Ride/ Cruise)

Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park (3 hours) following the mystical Ruwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey.

A game drive en-route may be rewarded with views of lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, hyena, and a variety of antelope species.

After lunch, enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos. Many animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge.

This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching, and game viewing.  The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation: 
Kyaninga Lodge, Ndali Lodge, Primate Lodge, Crater Safari Lodge

Midrange Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse, Chimps Nest, Kibale Forest Camp
Budget Accommodation: Ataco Country Resort, Rwenzori View Guesthouse, Lake Nkuruba Campsite

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner}


Day 6: Queen Elizabeth Return – Drive to Kampala

Have an early breakfast and drive through the great rift valley region for beautiful scenery due to the many crater lakes found there, and later proceed to Kampala having lunch en route.

Meal Plan: {Breakfast and Lunch}

6 Day Uganda Safari Murchison Falls Kibale & Queen Elizabeth Prices

6 Day Uganda Safari Murchison Falls, Kibale National Park & Queen Elizabeth National Park  Prices Include:

Relevant Government Taxes + Chimpanzee viewing permits + Professional & experienced driver/ guide + All entrance Park fees & Park Ranger Fees + 3 Meals per day as indicated in the itinerary + Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle + Game Drives + Nature Walk in Bigodi Wetland + 2 Hour Launch Cruise along Kazinga Channel & a 2-hour Launch Cruise along the Nile + 5 Nights Full Board Accommodation (2 nights) and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary & Round trip transportation from Kampala to Murchison – Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth and back to Kampala

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Notes

* Children under the age of 16 may not go gorilla trekking
* African Spice Safaris can provide you with the following services at an extra fee;

– Airport transfers Entebbe-Kampala, Kampala-Entebbe
– Booking accommodation for you (Night before the safari and after a safari in case your flight is on the next day)


6 Day Uganda Safari Murchison Falls Kibale & Queen Elizabeth Prices Exclude:

* Airfares
* Visa Fees
* Personal Insurance
* Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities

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