6-Day Kibaale - Murchison - Queen Elizabeth National Parks Tour
Visit Murchison falls national park and see the awesome falls on the River Nile.
Drive through the scenic tea plantations to the amazing Kibale Forest National park, a tropical rain forest with groups of habituated chimpanzees. Explore Queen Elizabeth park with its amazing diversity and enormous variety of wildlife.
After breakfast take the journey from Kampala through Uganda’s beautiful country side to Masindi and on to the Murchison falls National Park, spotting the game en route. We’ll take the ferry to the north bank and check in at the Paara Safari Lodge.
Relaxing, dinner and over night.
After breakfast, we will take a launch trip to the Murchison falls described by Churchill as being like Regent’s Park zoo and Kew Gardens combined. We’ll pass pods of hippos, crocs, vast number of exotic birds and butterflies (in Murchison, there over 300 varieties) and myriad wildlife coming to the water to drink. We may also be able to see the legendary shoebill .
The falls themselves are one of Africa’s wonders, the whole of Victoria Nile bursting majestically through a six meter gap to an awesome 43 meter drop.
In the afternoon we’ll experience our first scenic game drive in the park that will include Uganda Kob, elephant, lion, giraffe, antelope, a vast of eagles and much more. Dinner and overnight at Paara Safari lodge.
Today we’ll leave early in the morning and trace a route via Masindi and Hoima(where we’ll take a picnic lunch),past lake Albert towards the legendary “Mountains of the moon” We’ll arrive at the delightful tea plantation town of Fort portal in the foothills of the mountains in time for dinner at Rwenzori View Guest House. Dinner and overnight.
Another early departure-but well its worth. We are on our way to Kibale forest with its enormous variety of primates and its families of habituated chimpanzees. It is home to an astonishing 12 species of primates and provides one of the highest primate densities in the world. Here on our guided forest walk, we may find families of chimps and red colobus monkeys chattering and swinging through the ancient forest trees. The bird life species are at least 325, and there are a variety of butterflies. Kibale Forest, with its ancient trees of up to 55 meters in height is a wonderful place to experience at first hand, the extra-ordinary diversity of life in a tropical rainforest.
Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari lodge. All rooms with private facilities
After breakfast, we’ll take a morning game drive in the park. Look for the prides of the lion and herds of the elephant. Buffalo, bush back and kob are quite common here.
In the afternoon, we’ll take the launch trip to explore the Kazinga channel; here we’ll see the scores of the buffalo close to the waterside often with the elephants and the rare leopard prowling. The bird life on the water is fascinating and we’ll see dozens of bee-eaters and pied kingfishers .Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari lodge.
After breakfast, we depart for Kampala arriving in the early afternoon.
Includes:4×4 vehicle with a driver/tour guide,fuel, gorilla tracking permits and chimpanzee tracking fees,all park entry fees, full board accommodation, launch trips, ranger guide fees and ferry crossing fees.
Does not include: Lunches en route, refreshments, drinks and bar bills, tips and disbursements of a personal nature