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Your 5 days Murchison Falls National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park drive through safari will take you to two of Uganda’s most celebrated tourist and safari destinations. This safari package is undeniably the ultimate offer for the avid adventurer and wildlife lover. The Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest and second most visited park after Queen Elizabeth. The park spans over 1,503 square miles and is a home to over 76 mammal species, more than 451 bird species, four of the big fives; the elephants, leopards, lions and the cape buffaloes, among other wildlife attractions. Also, the Murchison Falls National Park stands out as the country’s oldest park dating back to 1926 when it was first gazetted as a wildlife reserve.
Your drive through safari through Murchison Falls also gives you an encounter with the park’s myriad attractions; the eminent Murchison Falls, the placid Victoria Nile and the Karuma falls. You also have a chance to explore the savanna grasslands that conceal the aggressive predators and their unfortunate prey, the Rabongo forest and the Kaniyo-Pabidi eco-tourism site – the home of several habituated chimpanzees, among other primate species.
You will drive further to Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The famous park was named after Queen Elizabeth II of England to commemorate her visit to it in 1954. The Park is a gem in Uganda’s tourist attractions – your drive through safari will be an unforgettable experience. You’ll explore the park’s diverse ecosystems with savannas, thick forests, fresh water lakes, craters, and fertile wetlands. Also, the park is a habitat to over 95 mammal species including the classic big game, 10 primate species including the endangered chimpanzees, and over 600 bird species. For the insatiable adventurer, the 5 days Murchison Falls National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park drive through safari is your ideal package for a sating experience.
Entebbe International Airport
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Your 5 days Murchison Falls – Queen Elizabeth drive through safari adventure package will include:
Your Murchison Falls – Queen Elizabeth National parks drive through safari will begin with a guide picking you from Kampala at 8:00 am. After a briefing on how your safari tour will go, you will set off for Murchison Falls National Park in a 4×4 wheel drive vehicle. As you drive toward the North-western Uganda where the park is situated, you will pass through the infamous Luweero triangle – renowned for the 1981 – 1985 brutal massacres.
You will make your first stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – the only place in Uganda where rhinos can be encountered in their natural habitat. With the aid of park rangers, you will embark on a rhino tracking excursion for an hour or two before continuing with your journey to Murchison Falls. Your next stop will be in Masindi town where you will have your lunch. You will arrive at Murchison Falls National Park in the evening. Before retiring to your choice lodging for dinner and overnight, your guide will drive you to the top of the falls. You will see the breath-taking sight of the surging waters squeezing through the rocks and gushing over the depth below. This will mark the end of the first day of your drive through safari tour.
Your second day of your drive through safari in Murchison Fallswill begin with a game drive at 6:30 am, after having your breakfast. Depending on the location of your lodging, you will embark on a game drive in one of the park’s famous game viewing tracks; the Albert track, Buligi track or the Victoria track. Also, the area around Nyamsika gorge and its cliffs has a high concentration of game. You will see various animals including four of the big fives; lions, elephants, leopards, and the cape buffaloes. A game drive in Murchison falls is also your chance to spot; the Uganda kobs, Jackson’s hartebeest, oribis, grey duikers, bush bucks, among other wildlife that make their live in the park.
After having lunch, you will head out for a boat cruise on the Victoria Nile. The sight and sound of the gushing and rushing waterfalls is soothing and breath-taking. As you sail upstream to the bottom of the falls, you will spot herds of hippos and crocodiles along the river banks. The boat cruise is also the ideal adventure for the avid birder. The area around the Nile and the Murchison falls is a habitat to the shoe bill stork, bee-eater, pelican, Egyptian geese, goliath heron, horn bill, kingfisher, saddle-bill stork, among other bird species. Murchison Falls National Park is nature’s hub; you will enjoy the sights and sounds of the abundant wildlife before retiring to your accommodation for dinner and overnight. This will mark the end of the second day of your drive through safari.
After having breakfast, you will embark on a transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will continue with your drive through safari tour. You will enjoy the splendid countryside beauty; the rugged hills, vast plantations, and occasional sightings of herdsmen grazing their long-horned cattle. You will arrive at Uganda’s prized Queen Elizabeth National Park in the mid-morning or early afternoon. Before checking in at your lodge, you will embark on your first game drive – along the channel drive circuit, following the Northern shore of the Kazinga channel. This section of the park is one of the few places in Africa where the rare giant forest hog, among other mammals is frequently sighted. The third day of your drive through safari tour will end when you choose to retire to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Your drive through safari excursion will continue with a game drive at 6:30 am after an early breakfast. You will head out to the renowned Kasenyi plains with an experienced game ranger. The plains are a mass of African savanna known for harboring the largest concentration of game as compared to any other section in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Besides being a habitat to big game and predators, the plains harbor various species of wetland birds.
You will head back to your lodge in the early afternoon to have lunch and a brief rest before continuing with your drive through safari – embarking on another game drive in Ishasha region, though its well-maintained tracks. Ishasha is notably famous for its resident tree-climbing lions. As you drive through the tracks, you will see them nestled in the tree branches. You will also spot a variety of other wildlife; the Uganda kobs grazing in the plains, huge herds of buffaloes, numerous antelopes, elephants and hippos. Ishasha region is the epic reflection of wild beauty. From Ishasha, you will drive on to Mweya pennisula – the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will have dinner and lodge in your choice accommodation for the night.
On the last day of your Murchison Falls – Queen Elizabeth drive through safari, you will have breakfast and then head out for your last excursion. You will drive to the Katwe crater lakes region – a cluster of 10 lakes formed from extinct volcanoes. The Katwe Crater Lake, one of the lakes is not only one of Uganda’s largest salt mines, but it is also a habitat to many mammals and wildlife, found especially at the baboon cliff. The crater lakes region also offers a splendid view across Queen Elizabeth National Park. After the excursion, you will embark on your journey back to Kampala, arriving in late evening. Your driver – guide will drop you at a desire location or take you to the airport if you have a plane to catch. This will mark the end of your 5 days Murchison Falls National Park – Queen Elizabeth NP drive through safari expedition.