05 days: Big Five Safari
Duration: 05 days – 04 nights
High Lights: Murchison Falls National Park & Ziwa Rhinos Sanctuary
Day 1: Welcome to Uganda The Pearl of Africa!
Arrival at Entebbe International Airport where you will be met by Representatives from Uganda Wildlife Scene Safaris . Later transfer to your place of accommodation relax from Jet lag overnight at Cassia Lodge or Casa Miltu Hotel Kampala or Namirembe View Guest House
Day 2: White Rhinos: Depart Kampala after an early breakfast and proceed to Murchison Falls National Park. Approaching the Rhinos at Ziwa, this will be ‘already’ time to focus on the first of the BIG 5 on the list for today the white Rhinos. The short guided walk will lead you to the Rhinos, the experience and thrill of walking by the side of these animals in this impressive piece of wooded savanna, coming to take pictures from a few meters is an unforgettable experience. Later you will return to the main offices of this reserve and fill in your comments. Proceed to Masindi Hotel for your lunch, after which you will proceed to enter the Murchison Falls National Park and head on to the Top of Falls of River Nile after which you will transfer to check into your hotel dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge or Murchison River Lodge or Pakuba Safari Lodge or Heritage Safari Lodge.
Introduction: This is the biggest national park in Uganda with an area of 3840sqkm.The River Nile divides the park into North and South sectors and forms a Falls where it flows over the western rift valley escarpment. At the top of falls the river is forced through a seven meter gap in the rocks and cascades into a boiling pot 43 metres below.
Attractions: Murchison Falls itself where the 87 metre wide River Nile is forced through a 7 metre clift in the rocks dropping to more than 43 metres below with a thundering roar and a beautiful rainbow. Historical sites are responsible for much of the park’s appeal, it’s beauty and name.
The 3hrs a boat cruise to the bottom of the River Nile falls will stop you at the foot of a trail which leads you through dense forest to a natural viewing platform of boulders. Along this 17 km Nile stretch you should view: elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, lions, hippos, waterbucks, several antelope species, a lot of birdlife and the tooth some Nile crocodile.
Day 3: After an early breakfast game drive begins at 7:00 am cross the Nile by ferry. It is with in this park that the natural beauty of the Nile is perfected. You will come across herds of elephants, giraffes , antelopes, Uganda kobs, buffaloes, waterbucks, lions, and several bird species also the unusual saddle bill storks. Be back in time for your lunch. In the afternoon take a 3 hour launch cruise to the bottom of the falls you will come across pools of hippos, be meters away from the toothsome crocodile with his jaws wide open and lots of game coming down to the Nile for the afternoon refreshing. Later get back to Lodge, Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge or Murchison River Lodge or Pakuba Safari Lodge or Heritage Safari Lodge.
Day 4: After breakfast go for the second morning game drive in search for the lions again and Leopards. Later you will return for an early lunch. After lunch proceed to drive back to Kampala and arrive by early evening. Dinner and overnight at Cassia Lodge or Casa Miltu Hotel Kampala or Namirembe View Guest House.
Day 5: Breakfast at leisure after which you will do a short City Tour of Kampala visit the Colourful Nakasero Markets visit the Uganda National Mosque which is located at Kampala Hill in the Old Kampala area of Kampala, Uganda. Completed in 2006, it seats up to 15,000 worshipers and can hold another 1,100 in the gallery, while the terrace will cater for another 3,500.
Later visit the African crafts centers and you can buy some souvenirs after which you will stop for a lunch break. After Lunch you will be transferred back to Entebbe Airport and connect to your home bound flight. This marks the end of what we know is a memorable adventure safari for you.