05-Days Murchison Falls & Queen Elizabeth Safari Adventure - 5 Days

Overview

Uganda is all about its friendly people and the diversity in landscapes and activities. This safari adventure will show you the best of what Uganda has to offer.

During this safari adventure, you will visit Murchison Falls & Queen Elizabeth National Park & participate in activities like; top of the falls walk, game drives, boat/launch cruise among others. Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Rift Valley & it is named after the dramatic Murchison falls where the river explodes violently through a narrow 7 m gap to fall a distance of 47m. Queen Elizabeth National Park is situated astride the equator in the south western & is the second largest in Uganda.

You will overnight in the best budget or mid-range or luxury accommodations these National Parks in Uganda has to offer.

Trip Highlights

  • Track White Rhinos in their natural habitat of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (optional at additional fee of $60 per person).
  • Have a chance to walk to top of Murchison Falls at Murchison Falls National Park.
  • Participate in afternoon & morning game drives at Murchison Falls National Park where you will expect to view animals like elephants, buffaloes, Lions, bush pigs, antelope’s families among others.
  • Go for a 3 - hours boat safari upstream on the Victoria Nile/Delta River to the falls where you will pass by breathtaking scenery, as well as many crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, monkeys & other animals that come down to the Nile.
  • Participate in afternoon & morning game drives at Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Go for a 3 - hour’s boat safari on Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park & spot more hippos today than you can possibly imagine while herds of elephants & buffalo wanders down to the shoreline to bath in the cooling waters.
  • Stand in between 2 hemispheres at the same time & take enough photos at Kasese equator lines in Uganda.
  • Meet local people and learn more about their traditions & culture.
  • Discover Africa's other primates, wildlife, colorful birds, rare plants and beautiful insects.
  • Enjoy the Nature of Uganda while staying in the best budget or mid-range or luxury accommodations these places in Uganda has to offer.
  • Among others.

Itinerary

Day 1
To Murchison Falls National Park for Afternoon Game Drive:

On this day, you will have your breakfast and transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. The drive will take you through Luwero triangle and Budongo forest in the western arm of the Rift Valley where you will also be rewarded with splendid views of the countryside.

You will arrive in the afternoon, have lunch and go for your afternoon game drive where you will expect to see elephant, buffalo, antelopes and giraffe and keep your fingers crossed for lion and leopard. The game track network converges at Delta Point where the Nile flows north out of Lake Albert; this is a convenient place to stop for refreshments and view water birds offshore and distant hippos.

After your Afternoon game drive, you will check in to Fort Murchison Lodge or Red Chilli Hideaway Rest Camp or Bwana Tembo Safari Camp or Heritage Safari Lodge or Hornbill Safari Lodge or Heritage Safari Lodge or Pakuba Safari Lodge or Paraa Safari Lodge for your dinner & overnight stay.

White Rhinos tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is at additional fee of $55 per person.

All meals & drinking water are included.

Day 2
Game Drive & Boat Safari on Delta River, Murchison Falls National Park:

On this day, your safari breakfast will be served before the day breaks so that you can start your morning game drive as the sun comes up. Sunrise is the best time for wildlife spotting as animals tend to be the most active during the “golden hours”, when the first rays of sunshine come to rest on the savannah. Elephants, buffalo and several species of antelope are some of the characters you may come across today, & if you’re lucky, you may even spot a lion or leopard.

You will return for lunch in the afternoon & go for a 3-hours boat safari upstream on the Victoria Nile to the falls where you will pass by breathtaking scenery, as well as many crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, monkeys & other animals that come down to the Nile. The boat will drop you near the waterfall for your hike (1-1.5 hours) up to the top of the falls (optional at additional cost of $15 pp).

After your boat safari, you will return to Fort Murchison Lodge or Red Chilli Hideaway Rest Camp or Bwana Tembo Safari Camp or Heritage Safari Lodge or Hornbill Safari Lodge or Heritage Safari Lodge or Pakuba Safari Lodge or Paraa Safari Lodge for your dinner & overnight stay.

All meals & drinking water are included.

Day 3
Top of the Falls walk & Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park:

On this day, you will enjoy your last sunrise & breakfast in this beautiful National Park in Uganda with a walk to top of Murchison Falls for about 30 minutes to 1 hour & transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park with several stops along the way for lunch, beautiful scenery, landscape viewing among others before reaching the Park.

You will have lunch and go for afternoon game drive where you will expect to see elephant, buffalo, antelopes and giraffe and keep your fingers crossed for lion & leopard. The game track network converges is at Kyambura sector.

After your afternoon game drive, you will check in to Bush Lodge or Pumba Safari Lodge or Tembo Safari Lodge or Buffalo Safari Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge or Katara Lodge for your dinner and overnight stay.

All meals & drinking water are included.

Day 4
Game Drive & Boat Safari on Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park:

On this day, your safari breakfasts will be served before the day breaks so that you can start your morning game drive as the sun comes up. Sunrise is the best time for wildlife spotting as animals tend to be the most active during the “golden hours”, when the first rays of sunshine come to rest on the savannah. Elephants, buffalo and several species of antelope are some of the characters you may come across today, and if you’re lucky, you may even spot a lion or leopard.

You will return for lunch and later in the day when the sun is high in the sky and the animals make their way to the river for a drink, you will head to Kazinga Channel for an exciting boat safari. You will spot more hippos today than you can possibly imagine. Herds of elephants & buffalo will also be wandering down to the shoreline to bath in the cooling waters. It will be a wonderful experience.

After the boat safari, you will return to Bush Lodge or Pumba Safari Lodge or Tembo Safari Lodge or Buffalo Safari Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge or Katara Lodge for your dinner and overnight stay.

All meals & drinking water are included.

Day 5
Departure:

On this day, you will enjoy your last sunrise and breakfast in this beautiful corner of Uganda before your guide drive you across the beautiful sceneries back to Entebbe and drop you off at Entebbe International Airport 3 hours before your departure time.

Please make sure your flight departure is after 8 pm at the very earliest. For flights departing before 8 pm you will need an extra night in Entebbe, which we can help arrange for you at an additional cost.

Alternative departure route (at an additional cost): – Fly to Entebbe

Did we hit all the items on your travel bucket list for this safari? If not, don’t worry. We specialize in tailor-made tours and can customize this program to create your dream trip. Get in touch to create your personalized program.

Breakfast, lunch & drinking water are included on this day.

Includes/Excludes

Inclusive in this package are;

  • All Park entrance fees.
  • Top of Murchison Falls walk at Murchison Falls National Park.
  • Game drives at Murchison Falls National Park.
  • Boat safari on Delta River/Albert Nile River, Murchison Falls National Park.
  • Game drives at Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Boat Safari on Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Equator Experience & Photo moments.
  • Park Ranger.
  • Vehicle park entry fees.
  • All en-route meals.
  • All relevant Government Taxes.
  • Full Board Accommodation and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Full time English speaking Driver/Guide.
  • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari Van or Land Cruiser vehicle fully fueled.
  • Airport transfer.
  • Drinking water on all days .

Exclusive in this package are;

  • Airfares (International Air tickets and airport taxes.
  • Visa Fees.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks (alcoholic & soft drinks beverages), tips, laundry, telephone, tips, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.
  • Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary.
  • White Rhino Tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (optional at additional fee of $55 per person).
  • Tree Climbing Lions Tracking at Ishasha sector, Queen Elizabeth National Park is optional at additional fee of $50 per person.
  • Accommodation on your first & last night in Uganda.
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We accept bookings subject to the following conditions:

All holidays on this website and brochure are operated by Ecovic Tours & Travel Uganda and sold subject to the following conditions:

a) Reservation & Payment
For standard bookings, a refundable deposit of 30% of the whole total is required. For our safaris that include Gorilla, Chimpanzee & Golden Monkeys Permits, a refundable deposit of 50% of the whole total is required. Bookings made at the shows are subject to confirmation by Ecovic Tours & Travel Uganda within 14 days.

All bookings will be confirmed by Ecovic Tours & Travel Uganda in writing to the lead tour leader along with confirmation of balance payment details. The tour balance for all bookings will be paid directly by the guests on arrival to Uganda or Kenya or Rwanda or Tanzania in cash before their safari adventure starts, failure to complete the payment on arrival, Ecovic Tours & Travel Uganda reserves the right to cancel the reservation.

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Dates, itineraries and our prices are valid from every January 1st to December 30th of each year. For bespoke safaris prices will always vary depending on availability of some services like accommodation, Gorilla permits and other excursions requested at the particular time. Ecovic Tours & Travel Uganda, reserve the right to change any of the facilities, services, prices & accommodations, itineraries or vehicles described in the website, brochure or online without being liable for compensation or refund.

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Cancellations before the balance payment prior to departure are as follows:

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Price & Availability

Rates per person – budget traveler (s)

Start dates Number of person(s) Number of room(s) Rate per person in USD ($)
Start any day 1 Person (Solo Traveler) 1 room $ 1,310
Start any day 2 Persons 1 room $ 885
Start any day 3 Persons 2 rooms or triple room $ 757
Start any day 4 persons 2 rooms $ 682
Start any day 5 persons 3 rooms or 2 rooms + 1 triple room $ 646
Start any day 6 persons 3 rooms $ 616

Rates per person – mid-range traveler (s)

Start dates Number of person(s) Number of room(s) Rate per person in USD ($)
Start any day 1 Person (Solo Traveler) 1 room $ 1,837
Start any day 2 Persons 1 room $ 1,154
Start any day 3 Persons 2 rooms or triple room $ 1,062
Start any day 4 persons 2 rooms $ 914
Start any day 5 persons 3 rooms or 2 rooms + 1 triple room $ 906
Start any day 6 persons 3 rooms $ 834

 

Rates per person – luxury traveler (s)

Start dates Number of person(s) Number of room(s) Rate per person in USD ($)
Start any day 1 Person (Solo Traveler) 1 room $ 2,849
Start any day 2 Persons 1 room $ 1,989
Start any day 3 Persons 2 rooms or triple room $ 1,804
Start any day 4 persons 2 rooms $ 1,635
Start any day 5 persons 3 rooms or 2 rooms + 1 triple room $ 1,594
Start any day 6 persons 3 rooms $ 1,517

Inclusive in this package are;

  • All Park entrance fees.
  • Top of Murchison Falls walk at Murchison Falls National Park.
  • Game drives at Murchison Falls National Park.
  • Boat safari on Delta River/Albert Nile River, Murchison Falls National Park.
  • Game drives at Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Boat Safari on Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Equator Experience & Photo moments.
  • Park Ranger.
  • Vehicle park entry fees.
  • All en-route meals.
  • All relevant Government Taxes.
  • Full Board Accommodation and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Full time English speaking Driver/Guide.
  • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari Van or Land Cruiser vehicle fully fueled.
  • Airport transfer.
  • Drinking water on all days .

Exclusive in this package are;

  • Airfares (International Air tickets and airport taxes).
  • Visa Fees.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks (alcoholic & soft drinks beverages), tips, laundry, telephone, tips, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.
  • Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary.
  • White Rhino Tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (optional at additional fee of $55 per person).
  • Tree Climbing Lions Tracking at Ishasha sector, Queen Elizabeth National Park is optional at additional fee of $50 per person.
  • Accommodation on your first & last night in Uganda.

Accommodation

Budget accommodation include;

Fort Murchison Lodge, Murchison Falls National Park.

Red Chilli Hideaway Camp, Murchison Falls National Park.

Bush Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Among others.

Mid-range accommodation include;

Fort Murchison Lodge, Murchison Falls National Park.

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp, Murchison Falls National Park.

Red Chilli Hideaway Rest Camp, Murchison Falls National Park.

Hornbill Safari Lodge, Murchison Falls National Park.

Heritage Safari Lodge, Murchison Falls National Park.

Bush Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Tembo Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Pumba Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Buffalo Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Among others.

Luxury accommodation include;

Pakuba Safari Lodge, Murchison Falls National Park.

Paraa Safari Lodge, Murchison Falls National Park.

Mweya Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Katara Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Among others.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

05-Days Murchison Falls & Queen Elizabeth Safari Adventure
13% Off
From $1,023.00 $885.00
per Adult
From $1,018.00 $880.00
per Child
From $4,272.00 $3,696.00
per Group