6 Days Murchison and Queen Elizabeth Flying Safari

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6 Days Murchison and Queen Elizabeth Flying Safari

6 Days Murchison and Queen Elizabeth Flying Safari, This six-day Flying Safari combines Uganda’s most phenomenal safari destinations with a drive through the countryside to Murchison falls National Park, then a flight to Queen Elizabeth National Park then another flight back to Entebbe, before flying out. You will start this unforgettable safari by exploring Entebbe’s top tourist sites which include Entebbe Botanical Gardens, Mabamba Bay Wetland, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and so much more. You will spend the first night in Entebbe, the next two nights in Murchison falls National Park, and the next two nights in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Highlights

  • Enjoy game drives in Murchison falls and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge, Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Boat rides to the bottom of the falls and Kazinga Channel.
  • Scenic views during bush flights.
  • Rhino tracking in Ziwa Sanctuary.

Brief Itinerary

Arrive in Uganda, and explore the beautiful Entebbe.

Welcome to the “Pearl of Africa”. The most thrilling way to

Drive from Entebbe to Murchison falls National Park, with a detour to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Murchison falls National Park tour: Game drives and boat cruise to the bottom of the falls.

Scenic flight from Pakuba Airstrip to Kasese Airstrip, the road trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Queen Elizabeth National Park tour: Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge and Kazinga Boat cruise.

Bush flight from Kasese to Entebbe, fly out.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Uganda, and explore the beautiful Entebbe

Welcome to the “Pearl of Africa”. Our company representative will meet you at the Airport, and transfer you to the Hotel in Entebbe. Depending on the time you arrive, the remainder of the day will be spent at leisure. The most thrilling way to explore Entebbe is by visiting Mabamba Bay wetland for an exciting birding experience, Entebbe Botanical Gardens, or Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.

Overnight at;

  • Hotel No.5 (luxury).
  • Boma Hotel (midrange).

Meal Plan: Dinner.

Day 2: Drive from Entebbe to Murchison falls National Park, with a detour to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Early in the morning (at 7:00 am), you will leave Entebbe by road and head north-westwards to Murchison falls National Park. At 3840 square kilometers, it is the largest National Park in Uganda. You will have enough time to uncover its unspoiled beauty but first, there will be a stop at the Nakasongola district where you will make a detour to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking. After enjoying this 1–2-hour tracking adventure, it will be time for lunch (which you will have at Amuka Safari Lodge). After lunch, you will continue to Murchison falls National Park where you will have the opportunity to drive to the top of the falls.

Overnight at;

  • Nile Safari Lodge or Chobe Safari Lodge (luxury).
  • Paraa Safari Lodge or Pakuba Safari Lodge (midrange).

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 3: Murchison falls National Park tour: Game drives and boat cruise to the bottom of the falls

Today, you will get the chance to explore Murchison falls National Park in totality. Have breakfast at the Lodge or leave with a packed breakfast, which you will enjoy in the Park. Start the game drive at 6:00 am because the earlier, the better your chances of sighting the big cats like lions, leopards, and other nocturnal wildlife before they return to their hideouts. Continue to sight Rothschild giraffes, Topis, Elephants, spotted hyenas, buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, Jackson’s hartebeests, Oribis, and Olive baboons, to mention but a few. Return to the Lodge by 11:00 am for siesta, relaxation, and later lunch.

After lunch (1:30- 1:45 pm), leave the Lodge for the Paraa jetty, there you will embark on an unforgettable two-hour boat cruise along the Victoria Nile until the bottom of the falls. This is one of the best boat cruises because you will not only enjoy the spell-binding views but enjoy the sights of Nile crocodiles and Hippos as well as elephants, Uganda kob, and buffaloes.

Overnight at;

  • Nile Safari Lodge or Chobe Safari Lodge (luxury).
  • Paraa Safari Lodge or Pakuba Safari Lodge (midrange).

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 4: Scenic flight from Pakuba Airstrip to Mweya/Kasese Airstrip, the road trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Breakfast at the Lodge and enjoy a game drive when transferring to the Airstrip (Pakuba) for a flight to Kasese. This flight departs at 1:15 pm. On arriving at Kasese/Mweya Airstrip, your safari driver will be waiting to transfer you to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at:

  • Kyambura Gorge Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury).
  • Buffalo Lodge or Kasenyi Safari camp (midrange).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park tour: Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge and Kazinga Boat cruise

Your day will begin with breakfast at the Lodge, followed by the drive to Kyambura Gorge for the chimpanzee trek. Start by a briefing on the dos and don’ts of tracking chimpanzees. Later join the Rangers in searching for the isolated chimpanzee community in their natural habitat and this should take about 1-3 hours. When found, have one hour of observation and photography before jumping into the vehicle and getting transferred to the Lodge.

In the afternoon, you will be driven to the Mweya pier for the boat ride along Kazinga Channel. This boat ride is 2 hours with sights of hippos, elephants, buffaloes, and crocodiles basking along the banks. In the evening, have dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Overnight at:

  • Kyambura Gorge Lodge or Elephant Plains (Luxury).
  • Buffalo Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge (midrange).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 6: Bush flight from Kasese to Entebbe, fly out

Early in the morning, have breakfast and get picked up from your Lodge for a transfer to the Airstrip. Take a flight back to Entebbe, where you will either remain at the Airport to take a flight back home, get transferred to a restaurant for lunch, or to a Hotel for day room use as you wait for your flight back home. Kwaheri! Farewell for now.

This six-day flying safari includes;

  • Bush flights- Pakuba to Kasese, Kasese to Entebbe.
  • Park entry fees.
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit.
  • Boat rides- on Kazinga Channel and Victoria Nile to the bottom of the falls.
  • Bottled water.
  • Government taxes and levies.
  • Airport transfers for the first and last day of this flying safari.
  • 5 nights’ accommodation.
  • An experienced safari driver.
  • Rhino tracking fees.
  • A custom-built safari vehicle.

The six-day flying safari excludes;

  • International flights.
  • Accommodation for the last day in Entebbe (but can be booked on request)
  • Cigarettes and drinks.

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