Uganda is blessed with a well-developed national park system, perfect for safaris for adventurers and casual travelers alike. The most common destinations are:
- Murchison Falls
Home to the world’s most powerful waterfall, Murchison Falls National Park exhibits the Nile River being squeezed between an opening in the rocks only 7 meters (23 ft.) wide to then fall 43 meters before continuing on to Lake Albert. Early adventurers found this place so tantalizing that no less than Ernest Hemingway visited (and crashed a plane in the process!). In addition to the falls, the park also offers a wide variety of wildlife, perfect for a game drive on your way to the waterfall outlook.
- Queen Elizabeth
Uganda’s most-visited national park, upon arriving, it is no question why. Offering everything from chimpanzees, leopards, crocodiles, and the famous tree climbing lions with their flowing black manes, QE’s wildlife-viewing never disappoints. The park also contains several extinct volcanoes with their associated craters and majestic crater lakes as well as Lake George and Lake Edward, making boat tours a necessity for any trip. If you’re a lover of nature, you will fall in love with Queen Elizabeth.
There is a wide array of safari packages available to the destinations mentioned above that will suit everyone’s time window and budget. These range from short, two-day trips to comprehensive several-day safaris and overnights. For details, please contact us, and we will be happy to advise you on the various offerings that will best match your needs.
Day 1: Kampala to Murchison Falls NP
We leave Kampala early in the morning, setting off at 7 am for a 5 hour journey to Murchison falls NP. It covers 356km. You will stop at the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you will get to encounter and learn about these magnificent endangered creatures in their habitat. We shall have lunch before continuing to the Murchison Falls National Park. The rhinos are optional.
You will check in at the hotel and relax by the pool while dinner is being prepared.
Another option is to go to the park after lunch, and check in at the hotel, and drive up to the top of the falls.
Day 2: Murchison Falls
An early breakfast awaits at 6 am then at 6:30 we leave to start the game drive which begins on the northern bank of the Nile. Along the way, the animal kingdom may greet us, with appearances by lions, leopards, giraffes, elephants, elands, waterbucks, buffaloes, and hippos. Mind you this is nature, so there is no guarantee of their appearance.
We shall come back for lunch at midday. Afterward there will be a boat ride along the Victoria Nile to the most powerful waterfalls in the world. You will watch the Nile forced through a gorge falling down 60 meters. Upon reaching the bottom of the waterfalls, you will depart the boat for a 30-minute scenic hike to the top of the falls. The guide will be waiting at the top of the falls. This is optional.
We shall return for dinner at Murchison River Lodge.
Day 3: Departure from Murchison Falls (5-6) hrs
We shall have breakfast at the hotel and bid farewell to Murchison Falls National Park at 8:30 am. En route to Kampala we’ll eat lunch.
Day 1: Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park. (6 and half Hours estimate)
You will be picked up from your hotel in Kampala and drive off to Queen Elizabeth National park. En-route, we will stop at the equator and take some pictures and discover the fascinating water flow from the southern and northern hemispheres. We shall continue driving to Queen Elizabeth N.P reaching early enough for lunch. A rest by the pool is optional before heading off for an awesome evening game drive along the Kazinga channel offering you the possibility of seeing a variety of wildlife.
Day 2: Morning Game drive and Kazinga Channel boat cruise.
We shall leave for the game drive at 6:30 am right after breakfast. The game drive takes about 2-3 hours along Kansenyi plains. Along the way, we may be graced by beautiful creatures like elephants, buffaloes, hyenas, and Uganda Kobs.
We will return early enough for lunch and then go for the boat launch on the Kazinga channel that connects Lake George and Lake Edward.
Day 3- Depart for Kampala.
We shall depart from the park after three days of adventure. This will be a time of your reflection, as the drive will take about 6-7 hours. A lunch break will be scheduled.