The Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) is located in Uganda’s Western Region, encompassing the districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Rubirizi, and Rukungiri. The park is located about 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city. The city of Kasese is located to the northeast of the park, while Rubirizi is located to the southeast. [Citation required] To the east, the park borders the Kyambura Game Reserve, which borders the Kigezi Game Reserve (including the Maramagambo Forest) and thus the Kibale National Park to the northeast. The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Virunga National Park is located across the border to the west. These protected areas completely encircle Lake Edward. Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains National Park is not far away.
Explore Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park with this 5 days Uganda wildlife safari. This tour provides the best wildlife viewing moments in Uganda.
DAY 1 Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park – Boat Cruise
Depending on your location in Kampala, you will be met by a company representative/guide who will then transfer you to Queen Elizabeth National Park as early as 6 a.m. It is a 6-hour drive with a brief stopover at the equator for a break and an equator experiment, as well as photographs. Arrive early in the afternoon and have lunch at the lodge.
You will go on a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel later in the afternoon at 2 p.m., where you will see hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of birds. After that, connect to your lodge to unwind.
Full board is provided.
Mweya Safari Lodge/Parkview Safari Lodge/Pumba Cottages for overnight stay
DAY 2 Morning game drive and transfer to Fort Portal
You’ll get up early, eat breakfast, and board a boat for an early morning game drive in the Kisenyi region. Expect to see the big four game-tree climbing Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, and on a lucky day Leopards while on the game drive. Other animals to see include antelopes, giraffes, and warthogs. Depending on when you finish the game drive, you will either have lunch at the lodge or leave late in the morning to connect to Fort Portal town and have lunch there, a 3-hour drive away. When you arrive in town, you will connect to your hotel to rest.
Full board is provided.
Overnight at Kyaninga Lodge, Ndali Lodge, or Mountain of the Moon Hotel.
DAY 3 Full day drive to Murchison falls National Park
Get up early, have a delicious breakfast at the lodge, and then head to Murchison Falls National Park. This is a full-day drive with a lunch break along the way. Arrive in the park late in the afternoon and, if time allows, drive to the top of Murchison Falls before connecting to your lodge.
Full board is provided.
Overnight stay at Paraa Safari Lodge or Pakuba Safari Lodge
DAY 4 Game drive and launch cruise at the bottom of the falls
After an early breakfast at the lodge, you will go for a morning game drive on the Northern Bank of the park. The activity takes about 3-5 hours and be able to view variety of wildlife including elephants, Rothschild giraffes, buffaloes, lions, Hartebeest, Uganda kobs, Oribis and waterbucks. After the drive, you will return to the lodge for lunch.
After lunch, go for a launch cruise on the Nile with exciting panoramic view at the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls. Along the cruise, you will encounter crocodiles, hippos, and birds on the river banks like kingfisher, cormorants and bee-eater.
After viewing the falls at the bottom, you can have an optional hike to the top of falls through Bakers trail and also be able to stand at bakers stone -bringing you closer to the bottom of the falls, this hike is a bit tuff but it’s fascinating as you will enjoy to see the falls at different points and finally when you reach at the top of the falls, you will be amazed and eventually forget about the tuff hike. After spending a good time at the top of the falls, you will meet your driver who will transfer you back to your lodge.
Meals: Full board Overnight: Paraa Safari lodge/Pakuba Safari lodge
DAY 5 Your PlanRhino trekking—Kampala & Departure
After an early breakfast at the lodge, you will leave the park and drive to Nakasongole district home to the only exisiting rhinos in Uganda. Spend about 2 to 3 hours at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino trekking, have lunch then proceed driving to Kampala and to Entebbe depending on your schedule, you will be dropped off at Entebbe airport for your departure flight to your next destination.
End of the 5 days tour.
- Park Entrance Fees
- English Speaking Guide/Driver
- 4wheel Drive Safari Vehicle
- Rhino tracking
- Ranger guide during game drives
- Ranger for trekking
- Bottled Drinking Water
- Boat Trips
- International Flights
- Uganda Visa Charges
- Alcoholic Drinks
- Tips To Guides and Staff
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