Uganda Classic plus Murchison Tour 10 days

Tour Outline
Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Starting Point
Entebbe Airport
Means of Transport
Private vehicle
Destination
  • Kibale NP
  • Lake Mburo NP
  • Mabamba Swamp
  • Murchison Falls NP
  • Queen Elizabeth NP

Activities
Bird watching
Boat trip
Chimpanzee tracking
Game drive
Horse safari
Option
  • Baloon safari
  • Domestic flight
  • Hiking
  • Night game drive

Destination Guide
Murchison Falls National Park

The largest national park in Uganda,76 species of mammals and 450 species of birds are recorded. It is known for the Nile River which flows in the middle of the park and Murchison Falls, which are 40m high, also the narrowest point of the river. Savannah in the north bank is a home to large mammals like lions and elephants, Nile River is home to birds, crocodiles and hippos, Budongo Forest is home to the Chimpanzees.

Geographic features: Savannah, forest, lake, river Size: 3,840 km2

Activity: Game drive, night game drive, boat trip, chimpanzee tracking, hiking, sport fishing, balloon safari

Kibale National Park

One of the largest forests in Uganda with 60 species of mammals and 335 species of birds which have been recorded. It is a home for more than 1,000 individuals of chimpanzees and 12 species of primates. It is also known as a bird watching site thanks to rare species like shinning-blue kingfisher and green-breasted pitta.

Geographic features: Forest, Size: 795km2

Activity: Chimpanzee tracking, Chimpanzee habituation experience (half or full day), nature walk, night forest walk

Queen Elizabeth National Park

The second largest national park in Uganda with 95 species of mammals and 610 species of birds. Savanna in north and south are home for large mammals like lion and elephant, Kazinga Channel is for birds, crocodile and hippo, Kyambura Gorge is for chimpanzee.

Geographic features: Savanna, forest, lake, river Size: 1,978km2

Activity: Game drive, night game drive, boat trip, chimpanzee tracking, nature walk, balloon safari

Lake Mburo National Park

The nearest national park from Kampala with 68 species of mammals and 610 species of birds. It is known for herbivores like giraffe, impala, zebra and eland. Lake Mburo is a habitat for hippoes, African Fish Eagles.

Geographic features: Savannah, lake, swamp Size: 260km2

Activity: Game drive, night game drive, boat trip, nature walk, horseback safari

Mabamba Swamp

One of the Ramsar site in Uganda located along the northern shore of Lake Victoria with over 300 species of birds. Also known for its rare bird species like shoebill stork and beautiful birds like Great Blue Turaco and African Pygmy Goose.

Geographic feature: Swamp, Size: ‎16,500ha

Activity: Bird watching

Tour Itinerary
Day
1
PM
Arrive at Entebbe Airport, transfer to Kampala

Our driver guide will welcome you at Entebbe Airport. Our sales and reservation staff will brief you the itinerary after your arrival at Kampala. It normally takes 1-2 hours to reach Kampala.

Movement
Entebbe
2 hr drive
Kampala
Meal
  • B Nil
  • L Nil
  • D Hotel
Overnight Kampala
Cassia Lodge
HB
Day
2
AM
Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
PM
Game drive at the northern bank

Drive with an open roofed vehicle in vast savanna and look for large mammals like lions, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes and antelopes. Evening game drive starts at around 4pm, it takes 3-4 hours. Tell your rangers, if you have your favorite mammal before you take off.

Movement
Kampala
6hr drive
Murchison NP
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison River Lodge
FB
Day
3
AM
Game drive at the northern bank

This is the last game drive at Paraa. If you missed your favorite mammals the first time, tell them to your ranger guide. Morning game drive starts at 6:30am, it takes 3-4 hours.

PM
Boat trip to the bottom of falls

Ascend the Victoria Nile up to the bottom of the Murchison Falls by boat. Both banks of the river are covered by deep green, also are habitats for reptiles like crocodiles and many species of birds, and resting place for hippo and buffalo. It starts at 2pm and takes about 3 hours. You have an option of getting off the boat at the bottom of falls and hike to the top of falls

Movement
Murchison NP
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison River Lodge
FB
Day
4
Whole day
Transfer to Fort Portal
Movement
Murchison NP
10hr drive
Fort Portal
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Rest
  • D Hotel
Overnight Fort Portal
Mountain of the Moon Hotel
FB
Day
5
AM
Chimpanzee tracking at Kibale National Park

Walk in a rainforest with rangers and track chimpanzees which are the closest creatures to humans. The tracking starts at 8am and takes 3-4 hours depending on their movement of the day. Enjoy the beauty of the forest and observation of chimpanzees.

PM
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Movement
Fort Portal
1hr drive
KNP
3hr drive
QENP
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Queen Elizabeth National Park
Marafiki Safari Lodge
FB
Day
6
AM
Game drive at Mweya

Drive with an open roofed vehicle in vast savanna and look for large mammals like lions, elephants, buffaloes and antelopes. Morning game drive starts at 6:30am, it takes 3-4 hours. Tell your rangers, if you have your favorite mammal before you take off.

PM
Boat trip along Kazinga Channel

Take a boat ride along the channel which connects two lakes. Its banks are habitats for reptiles like crocodiles and many species of birds like kingfisher and pelican, also resting place for hippo and buffalo. It starts at 3pm and takes about 2 hours.

Movement
QENP
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Queen Elizabeth National Park
Marafiki Safari Lodge
FB
Day
7
AM
Game drive at Mweya

This is last game drive at Mweya. If you  missed your favorite mammals the first time, tell them to your ranger guide. Morning game drive starts at 6:30am, it takes 3-4 hours.

PM
Free
Night
Night game drive at Mweya

Search savanna with a spot light for wildlife. Observing wildlife after sunset is quite interesting because many of them are more active at night. It starts around 8pm and takes 2-3 hours.

Movement
QENP
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Queen Elizabeth National Park
Marafiki Safari Lodge
HB
Day
8
AM
Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
PM
Boat trip at Lake Mburo

Take a boat ride along the shore of Lake Mburo. Its shore are habitats for reptiles like crocodiles and many species of birds like kingfishers and eagles, also resting place for hippoes. It takes about 2 hours.

Movement
QENP
5hr drive
LMNP
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Lake Mburo National Park
Mihingo Lodge
FB
Day
9
AM
Horse safari in savannah

Ride on the back of a horse and explore the savanna. Finding and approaching wildlife while on horseback is a unique experience, it will give you quite a different feeling from normal game drives in vehicles. Persons without horse riding experience can participate in horse safari.

PM
Bird watching at Mabamba Swamp

Take a canoe ride along waterway in the beautiful swamp. Guide will search for shoebill and other birds that inhabit in this swamp. It takes about 2-3 hours.

Movement
LMNP
5hr drive
Mabamba
2hr drive
Kampala
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Rest
  • D Hotel
Overnight Kampala
Cassia Lodge
HB
Day
10
AM
Free
PM
Transfer to Entebbe

Leave Kampala for Entebbe Airport 4 hours before the departure time of your flight.

Movement
Kampala
2hr drive
Entebbe
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Rest
  • D Nil
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