Uganda Big Catch Safari Trekking
Murchison Falls, Victoria Nile, Queen Elizabeth Ntl Park, Maramagambo & Kibale forest
Uganda Big Catch Safari Trekking – Tour Starts From: Kampala, Uganda
Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park
Begin the panoramic drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle and Masindi Town to Murchison Falls National Park arriving in time for a picnic lunch at the spectacularly situated site at the top of the Falls where you can see the Nile’s beauty perfected!
Marvel at the Nile, compressing from upto 1 km squeeze through a 7 metre canyon dropping 150 metres with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow, a plume of spray and the best thing that happened to the Nile…”the Murchison Falls”.
Enjoy the sunset as you return to the lodge, the superb comfort and service of Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Camp.
Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park – Victoria Nile
Cross the placid Victoria Nile to the northern Bank. Your guide will help you spot Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard.
After a packed lunch picnic, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of metres from the “Devil’s Cauldron”.
En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob.
This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork.
Day 3: Victoria Nile – Kibale National Park
All day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms.
Fort-Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon. Dinner and overnight at Kibale Tented Camp
Day 4: Kibale National Park
Full day search of chimpanzee and 10 other primate including phoestes, red colobus, blues, red tailed and grey cheeked mangabey. The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only on primates, but also on all the forest fauna and flora and will ensure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable.
This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and seeing primates at close quarters. Dinner and overnight at Kibale Tented Camp.
Day 5: Kibale National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Ruwenzori Mt. Range.
A game drive en-route to view lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, hyena and a variety of antelope species. Enjoy the unique 2 hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel into lake Edward.
This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing.
The prolific bird life is colourful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari Lodge nights.
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Two game drives today. Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife.
Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzoris as a backdrop provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, cape buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bush buck. These two game drives and the boat trip (taken prior) are a memorable method of discovering a vast array of wildlife.
Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari Lodge nights.
Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Maramagambo Forest – Kampala
Early morning departure to Maramagambo Forest, visitors can climb through tropical forest and catch a glimpse of a variety of primates, including chimpanzee.
Visit the Bat Caves and the Blue Lake. Drive onwards to Kampala with a stopover in Mbarara for lunch, arriving early evening.
Note: The above prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons. A price reduction is available for numbers above two persons. Six persons may enjoy upto 30% saving on the per person rate!
- Gorilla Permits
- Local tourist taxes
- Binoculars for game drive viewing
- Bottled Water at all times while on safari
- Park or reserve entry fees – where applicable
- Driver’s salary and allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Game drives or sightseeing as detailed on the itinerary – where indicated
- All meals at hotels as mentioned in the itinerary – ( Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner )
- Ground transportation with an English-speaking driver/guide or naturalist guide
- Pick up from airport of arrival and drop off to the airport of departure while on safari
- Transport based on excellent 4X4 Vehicle (Landcruiser) with open roof for game viewing
- Full board Accommodation and If accommodation is fully booked we’ll suggest a comparable alternative
- International flights
- Tips and gratuities, which are optional
- Airport customs entry visas (currently US$ 50 per person)
- Balloon Flight Trip over the Serengeti or Maasai Mara
- Optional Night Game Drives or any tour mentioned as Optional Tours
**PLEASE NOTE: The tour can be upgraded to a higher standard accommodation at an extra cost. It can also be cheaper if less expensive (but still good quality) accommodation is used. The final cost of the tour depends on your budget and preference.