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5 Days Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National Park

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 15 people
Destination(s): Uganda  
Specialty Categories: National Parks   Ecotourism  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1700 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1950 US Dollar (USD)

With the greatest variety of primates in Africa (including chimpanzees and half the world's famous mountain gorillas), more than 1000 bird species, spectacular scenery and political stability, Uganda is a truly splendid place for a safari. One of the highlight for visitors is the opportunity to watch the mountain gorillas in their natural habitats. Add the majestic River Nile which offers world-class white-water rafting, the Ruwenzori ‘Mountains of the Moon’, one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world - Murchinson Falls and Lake Victoria-the second largest body of fresh water in the world, and it is easy to see why Uganda is referred to as 'the Pearl of Africa'.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Kampala - Queen Elizabeth National Park. After breakfast you will picked from your hotel or residence and depart for Lake Mburo National Park stopping at Mpigi crafts and the Equator crossing. Arrive in time for lunch stop in Mbarara and then proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park. As you descend to the park stop for good scenery point of the rift valley and Rwenzori mountains. Arrive in the evening and check in at Mweya Safari Lodge or Institute Hostel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park. After breakfast, you will go for Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge where you will see not only the chimpanzee but also other primates like the colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys plus baboons. Return to the lodge for lunch and after you will take an afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel where you will see a variety of game mostly marine animals. This waterway joins Lake Edward and Lake George and it is filled with schools of hippos, buffaloes, with elephants at the banks. Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the most outstanding treasures of Uganda, and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve for Humanity under UNESCO auspices. If time allows take an evening game drive to the crater area. Retire to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Murchison Falls Game Park. Check out of the lodge carryout morning game drive to catch-up with the early risers and predators – lion, leopard, returning to their hideouts. You will be likely to meet grazing, elephants, spotted hyenas and leopards, bushbucks, water buck and stripped jackal, and of-course the several warthogs. Proceed to Murchison Falls National Park with packed lunch or stopping in Hoima for lunch. Proceed to Murchison falls arriving in the evening. Check in at Paraa safari Lodge or Sambiya River Lodge or Nile safari camp.

Day 4: Murchison Falls Game Park. Start the day with an early morning game drive on the Buligi, Albert or Queens tracks north of the river Nile. You are able to view those animals that are unique to the African Savannah like lion, leopard, giraffe, antelope, elephant, and many warthogs. After lunch, you will go for a launch cruise on the Nile River. The cruise takes to the bottom of the thundering falls where you will see huge crocodiles, schools of hippos, buffaloes, elephants and a variety of water birds like herons, cormorants, ducks, bee-eaters, kingfishers, skimmers, fish eagle and the rare shoebill. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Murchison Falls Game Park - Kampala. On this day before you leave the park, visit the “Top of the falls” and proceed to Kampala.

Airfare is included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All full board hotel and lodge accommodation on the safari
- All game park fees
- Transport to and from the parks
- Services of an English speaking driver guide
- Exclusive use of Safari Vehicle with pop-up roof.

Price Excludes:
- Tips and gratuity
- Visa fees and airport departure taxes
- Drinks and other items of personal nature
- Personal and Travel Insurance.