8 Days Savannah Safari

From the palm studded habitat of Murchison teamed up with the Rothschild giraffe, lions, heart beasts, side striped fox to the open grass land and euphorbia candelabrum bushes of Queen Elizabeth National park full of the Uganda cob, elephants lions and un common giant forest hogs to the acacia studded national park of Lake Mburo; the only place to get the Impala in Uganda among the Zebras, Elands, Topi, Orib, Water Buck, and Sitatunga a swamp antelope.

DAY 1: Entebbe Air Port

On arrival, you will be met by our staff at Entebbe Airport; he will help you with your luggage to the car and transfer you to your hotel for an overnight stay. He will brief you about Uganda and highlights of your travel itinerary.

DAY 2:  Ziwa rhino and Para

After breakfast begin an approximate 6 hours travel to Para Have lunch along the way. Ziwa is a breeding centre for Rhino reintroduction into Uganda wildlife areas especially Murchison falls national park, where its Rhinos were hunted to extinction. The sanctuary has about 10 Rhinos including the Ugandan born babies. After lunch go for Rhino tracking ranging from 30 min to 3 hours walk; watch out for a variety of Birds, Bushbucks, Hares and Mongooses.

Take a stopover at the top of Murchison falls; this is the River Nile’s crowning glory, Here, the river funnels through a narrow fissure in the rift valley escarpment, only to erupt out on the other side in a crushing 43 m plume of white water.  The calm river then gives comfort to a profuse of bird life, thousands of hippos, and huge open-mouthed crocodiles. The falls were named after the president of the Royal Geographical Society by the explorer Baker in 1864. He considered this falls to be the most important object through the entire course of the Nile. From here you shall continue to take a ferry to the luxurious Para lodge as you look out for wildlife that may be seen grazing along the way. Reach Para early enough to be in the ferry crossing schedule.

DAY 3: Game drive and Boat

After your early breakfast you shall go for an early morning game drive through palm studded grassland that supports dense population of Lions, Buffaloes, Elephants and Uganda cob together with the localized Rothschild giraffe and Pattas monkey. Come back for lunch; relax to be ready for an afternoon boat ride.

After lunch go for a 3 hours boat cruise to see how the mighty river is funneling through a narrow fissure in the rift valley escarpment. The calm river then gives comfort to a profuse of bird life, thousands of Hippos, and huge Crocodiles; below the spectacular waterfalls from which the park is named. Come back in the evening to enjoy your sun downer at the hotel swimming pool terrace.

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth NP

After breakfast with packed lunch cross the Nile River with the ferry of 7:00 am for 10 hours long drive to Queen Elizabeth NP passing close to Lake Albert in Bulisa to view Lake Albert and Murchison falls atop escarpment out of the rift valley. Arrive in Queen Elizabeth NP in the late afternoon; over night at your lodge.

Day 5: Game Drive and Boat

After an early morning coffee, you will go for an early morning game drive to provide you with excellent opportunities to view game. Head to the floor of the rift valley teamed up with a lot of wildlife making it one of the treasures of the continent. The Kasenyi sector is known for its abundance of lions that prey on the very many Uganda Cobs found in the area. Other game to be seen include; Elephants, Buffalo, Leopards, Waterbuck, Bushbuck, Warthog and the un expected Giant forest Hog, the African largest wild pig which is usually associated with dense forest rather than semi open forests. Come back at 11:00 am for a late breakfast.

After lunch enjoy the unique cruise on the Kazinga channel, the 40km Kazinga channel connects two rift valley lakes Edward and George, these remember Queen Victoria sons and heir Edward VII and successor George V. The launch trip on this channel is an excellent opportunity to viewing the varied and abundant wildlife populations. These include: Elephants, Hippos, Buffaloes and Nile crocodile. Not to mention large numbers of resident and migratory bird species.  Come back early enough for a sun downer.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth - Lake Mburo

After an early morning coffee, go for an early morning game drive and be back for breakfast and head to Lake Mburo; having lunch on route and reaching early enough for an evening game drive.

Day 7: Game Walk - Kampala

Explore the park on foot, transverse the acacia studded national park to view the Impala; the only place to get this antelope in Uganda, other game include Zebras, Elands, Topi, Oribi, Water Buck, Sitatunga the swamp antelope among others.

After the walk drive through a beautiful Ugandan countryside to Kampala, look out for the long honed cattle, colorful road side fruits and vegetable markets and as you about to reach Kampala, the road crosses the equator at the trading center of Nabusake marked by a pair of unsightly but more photographed white cycles and local entrepreneur has set up buckets and jugs to demonstrate for a small fee how water swirls in opposite directions in the north and southern hemisphere. There is an assortment of crafts shops, look out for what you might buy as you settle down at Wavamuno shop for a cup of coffee before you proceed on. Nearing Kampala in the district of Mpigi is the traditional drum makers. They make drums of varied size and other musical instruments of different sizes and functions, have a stopover and get the history and usefulness of drums on the rich African culture and proceed on to Kampala to arrive before it gets dark.

Day 8: Entebbe Airport

City tour; Uganda wildlife Education Center, Botanical Garden, Reptile village and the beach life in Entebbe: have lunch and transfer to the Airport for departure.