7 Days Murchison falls, Kibale and Queen Elizabeth national park safari

7 Days Murchison falls, Kibale and Queen Elizabeth national park safari

The 7 days Murchison falls, Kibale and Queen Elizabeth national park safari is an interesting safari that starts and ends in Kampala. The safari will take you to three most interesting national parks in Uganda that is Murchison falls national park which is the largest protected area in Uganda that harbors abundant wildlife species including elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeest, oribi, lions, leopards which will be viewed during the game drive and boat cruise. From Murchison falls national park you will connect to Kibale forest national park where you will engage in an interesting Bigodi swamp walk and chimpanzee trekking then Queen Elizabeth national park where you will enjoy great views of animals like elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, bushbucks, warthogs, different bird species among others during the game drive and boat cruise.

Highlights of the 7 days Murchison falls, Kibale and Queen Elizabeth national park safari

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Murchison falls national park via Ziwa rhino sanctuary

Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale forest national park

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi swamp walk

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

Day 6: Morning game drive/ lion tracking experience and afternoon boat cruise

Day 7: Departure to Kampala

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Murchison falls national park

Depending on your location on the first day of the 7 days Murchison falls, Kibale and Queen Elizabeth national park safari, you will be welcomed by our driver guide who will brief you about the safari and then start the journey to Murchison falls national park with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you will engage in rhino tracking. After the exciting rhino tracking you will continue the journey with another stopover in Masindi town for lunch. After lunch you will proceed the journey to Murchison falls national park and upon arrival you will check into the lodge for dinner and overnight.

7 Days Murchison falls, Kibale and Queen Elizabeth national park safari
Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

Morning game drive

After an early breakfast on the second day of the 7 days Murchison falls, Kibale and Queen Elizabeth national park safari, your driver guide will pick you up from the lodge to go for a morning game drive where you will be rewarded with great views of animals like buffaloes, giraffes, Uganda kobs, Jacksons hartebeest, waterbucks, elephants among other which will be grazing in open plains with due, view predators like lions, hyenas, leopards looking for a morning hunt, view different bird species among others. After the game drive you will drive back to the lodge for lunch.

Afternoon boat cruise,

After lunch you will meet up with your driver guide to go for an amazing boat cruise to the bottom of the falls. during the boat cruise which takes about 2 to 3 hours you will be able to view hippos in water, Nile crocodiles basking along the banks, view animals like elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, warthogs drinking water along the shores, view water birds like kingfishers, cormorants, fish eagles, hornbills, bee-eaters among others. After the boat ride you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale forest national park

On the third day of the 7 days Murchison falls, Kibale and Queen Elizabeth national park safari, you will have breakfast and your driver guide will pick you up to start the journey to Kibale forest national park also known as the primate capital. On the way you will have en-route lunch, enjoy stunning views of the beautiful scenery, landscape, countryside’s, tea and banana plantations, crater lakes, Rwenzori mountain peaks have stopovers to take pictures and stretch your legs. Upon arrival in the park you will check into the lodge for an evening relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi swamp walk

Chimpanzee trekking,

After an early breakfast on the fourth day of the 7 days Murchison falls, Kibale and Queen Elizabeth national park safari, you will meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Kanyachu visitors centre for a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing you will be subdivided into groups of people where each group will be allocated a habituated chimpanzee family to trek and a park guide who is well conversant with trails in the forest. Trekking of chimpanzees in Kibale national park takes about 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on where the chimpanzees are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. During trekking you will be able to view other primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey, l’ hoest monkeys, view variety of bird species, different plant and tree species among others.

7 Days Murchison falls, Kibale and Queen Elizabeth national park safari
Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale

Once the chimpanzees are located you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you a chance to take photos, record videos, learn about their behaviors, habits, watch them feed, breastfeed, hunt, fight, play, rest, mate among others. After the one hour encounter with chimpanzees you will trek back to the park headquarters where you will meet up with your driver guide to return back to the lodge for lunch.

Bigodi swamp walk

After lunch you will go for an interesting nature walk in Bigodi swamp where you will be able to view different wildlife species including animals like bushbucks, sitatungas, primates like grey cheeked mangabey, vervet monkeys, l’hoest monkeys, red tailed monkeys, different bird species like the great blue turaco, African paradise flycatcher among others. After the nature walk you will drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

On the fifth day of the 7 days Murchison falls, Kibale and Queen Elizabeth national park safari, you will have breakfast, check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park which is the second largest national park in Uganda. On the way you will enjoy great views of farmlands, traditional homesteads, crater lakes, Rwenzori mountain ranges among others. Upon arrival in Queen Elizabeth national park, you will continue to check into the lodge for lunch and after lunch and relaxation. In the evening you will go for a game drive in the park where you will be able to view different animals like buffaloes, elephants, Uganda kobs, waterbucks among others going back to their resting areas. After the evening game drive you will drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Morning game drive/ lion tracking experience and afternoon boat cruise

Morning game drive/ lion tracking experience

After an early breakfast on the sixth day of the 7 days Murchison falls, Kibale and Queen Elizabeth national park safari, your driver guide will pick you up from the lodge to go for a morning game drive/ lion tracking experience in the park. During the game drive which is commonly done in Kasenyi plains you will be able to view animals like buffaloes, Uganda kobs, elephants, waterbucks, warthogs, bush bucks and predators like lions, leopards, hyenas among others if you are lucky. After the game drive you will drive back to the lodge for lunch.

7 Days Murchison falls, Kibale and Queen Elizabeth national park safari
Lion Tracking in Queen

Afternoon boat cruise

After lunch you will go for an interesting boat cruise at Kazinga channel a water channel that connects Lake Edward and Lake George. During the boat cruise which takes about 2 hours you will enjoy great views of animals like elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, waterbucks among others drinking water along the shores, view large concentrations of hippo and Nile crocodiles in water, aquatic bird species such as cormorants, kingfishers, fish eagles, hornbills among others. After the boat cruise you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Departure to Kampala

On the last day of the 7 days Murchison falls, Kibale and Queen Elizabeth national park safari, you will have a relaxed breakfast check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to start the journey back to Kampala. On the way you will enjoy great views of the countryside, plantations beautiful scenery and have en-route lunch in Mbarara town. After lunch you will continue the journey with another stopover at the Equator in Kayabwe to take photos, buy souvenirs and later proceed to Kampala arriving early evening and upon arrival your driver guide will drop you off at Entebbe international airport for your departure flight or drop off at any place of convenience.

End of 7 days Murchison falls, Kibale and Queen Elizabeth national park safari

Tour includes                    

  • Chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Rhino tracking fees
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game drives
  • Bigodi swamp walk
  • Boat cruise fees
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver guide
  • Full board accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off
  • 4WD popup safari vehicle and fuel
  • Bottled drinking water

 Tour excludes          

  • Air flight tickets
  • Visas
  • Life insurance
  • Optional activities not included on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, hiring a porter, tips among others.

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