Early in the morning, our professional guide will transfer you to Murchison Falls National Park. En route, you will visit the Zziwa Rhino sanctuary where the black and white rhinos are kept in a natural environment. From the rhino sanctuary, you will continue to Murchison Falls National Park, through the Budongo Forest, famous for harboring many primates, where you can opt to trek them before checking in into your residence at Murchison Falls National Park. You will have options of either getting lunch at a stopover before reaching the park or after checking in to your lodge. Then you will prepare for an amazing experience the following day.
Day 2: Boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls.
After breakfast on the second day, you will be taken for an early morning game drive towards the northern riverbank in search of Cape Buffaloes, elephants, Bohor reedbucks, lions, giraffes, waterbucks and bushbucks, and if you are lucky also leopards. You will return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch before taking on an afternoon boat cruise to the most powerful falls on the Nile River. Aboard the boat cruise to the bottom of the falls, you’ll experience the highlight of a fascinating tour to this area of Murchison Falls National Park. You’ll meet probably in excess of 4,000 hippos along this stretch of the river and numerous Nile crocodiles as well as a vast number of bird species swerving and swirling in the air. You won’t miss the brightly colored King Fishers and bee-eaters dwelling along the riverbanks. The boat cruise will take you to the bottom of the falls where you will gather further impressions of the falls and the Nile River at large, and where you can opt to take a trek to the top of the falls, to view the world’s longest river, the Nile, plunging into a gorge creating spectacular gushing waterfalls with a breathtaking mist. You will then return to your lodge and there you will get a spectacular view of the setting down of the tropical sun, and prepare to travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) the following morning.
Day 3: Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP).
Early in the morning of the third day, you will travel southwards to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is about 6 hours (400 km) via Hoima – Kyenjojo - Fort Portal – Kasese Road. Along the way, you won’t miss a sneak peek of the mist atop the ranges of Rwenzori Mountains, great views of craters, the remains of Kilembe Mines and the banks of Kibaale Forest. QENP is a park with diverse ecosystems, home to tree-climbing lions and leopards, and one of Uganda's oldest and most exciting parks. It was officially demarcated, along with Murchison Falls National Park, in 1952. The park lies on the floor of Africa's Western Rift Valley, in the beauty of thick trees, mountains and craters and contains over 95 species of mammals – more than any other park in Uganda.
Day 4: Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel.
After your early morning breakfast on the fourth day, brace yourself for the more than 2 hours breathtaking boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel. The Kazinga Channel is a wide, 32-kilometre (19 mile) long natural channel connecting the two Lakes, Lake George and Lake Edward. This channel is among the most important features in Queen Elizabeth National Park giving a wonderful view of the most important wildlife within the park. Along the natural Kazinga Channel, be ready to watch the largest population of hippos in the whole world as well as plentiful Nile crocodiles, over 380 bird species whistling and winging along all making up the beauty of the Pearl of Africa. The shores of Kazinga Channel draw a large number of wild animals, a myriad of bird species, in addition to reptiles throughout the year, with a large concentration of hippos. These big animals can be seen throughout the duration of the boat cruise and particularly close to the entrance of the spectacular Lake Edward. The Boat Cruise along Kazinga Channel is extremely rewarding and among the finest and most liked launch-trips in the country.
After the morning cruise, most visitors opt to take an afternoon game drive and wildlife adventure especially to the Ishasha sector of QENP where there are tree-climbing lions and leopards, before getting to their lodges to rest and prepare for their journey back to Kampala the next day.
Day 5 Return Journey back to Entebbe/Kampala
A return journey to Entebbe/Kampala will take you through thick Maramagambo Forest, through Mbarara City, Igongo Cultural Centre and the Equator, all convenient for picking up your favorite souvenirs and crafts, which should be an inseparable part of an unforgettable African safari.