5 DAYS UGANDA SAFARI – WILDLIFE VIEWING TOUR QUEEN ELIZABETH & LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

5 Days Uganda Safari−SAFARI OVERVIEW

5 Days Uganda Safari

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Our 5 days Uganda safari is a 4 nights/5 days safari Uganda tour that offers some of the finest wildlife viewing experiences this amazing country has available. This 5 days Uganda safari tour goes first to the majestic Queen Elizabeth National Park, based on the floor of the Albertine Rift valley in the shadow of the snowcapped Rwenzori Mountains or Mountains of the Moon. This 1978km2 park has one of the highest biodiversity rating of any national park in the world as it hosts over 600 bird species and 96 species of mammals in its mosaic habitats of grassy savannah plains, tropical rainforests, moist acacia woodlands, sparkling natural volcanic crater lakes, freshwater lakes and wetlands.

Some of the amazing mammals in Queen Elizabeth Park include tree climbing and savannah Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffalos, Waterbucks, Topis, Uganda kobs, Chimpanzees and 10 species of monkeys. Here we will undertake a thrilling chimpanzee tracking encounter on foot in the forested Kyambura Gorge, game drives in the scenic savannah plains, and a stunning boat cruise on the 45km long Kazinga Channel to view some of the highest concentration of Hippos in the whole world.

The 5 days Uganda safari also takes us to Lake Mburo National Park offering you a historical tour to the 1520 AD Eclipse monument, the cultural encounter at Igongo Cultural Center and the wild game walking safari in Lake Mburo Park where stand chances of encountering several of the park’s 68 mammal species including Burchell’s Zebras, Rothschild’s Giraffes, Impalas, Elands, Topis, Buffalos and numerous bird species. It is a magical encounter to explore the wild game on foot.

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5 Days Uganda Safari – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

   Track a troop of wild chimpanzee in the 100-meter-deep Kyambura gorge

   Game drives in Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Park

   Boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel

   Boat ride on Lake Mburo

   Walking amongst the wild mammals of Lake Mburo Park

5 Days Uganda Safari – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

  Day 1, 2 & 3 :  Queen Elizabeth National Park

  Day 4: Lake Mburo National Park

  Day 5: Transfer to Kampala.

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5 Days Uganda Safari – SAFARI HIGLIGHTS

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth N.P & do an evening game drive on arrival.

Day 2: Do morning game and an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel.

Day 3: Do morning Chimpanzee trekking & visit the Katwe explosion Crater in the evening.

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park & do an afternoon boat ride on arrival.

Day 5: Undertake a game walking safari & transfer to Kampala.

5 Days Uganda Safari – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1 of the 5 Days Uganda Safari: Transfer from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park & do an evening game drive on arrival.

You will have your breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala at around 6.30 am. We will then get into our comfortable safari vehicle and embark on a 417km (6-7 hours) drive south west of Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park. After driving 77km from Kampala, we make a stop at the equator crossing at Kayabwe, for a photo moment and en-route lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre as we proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will do an evening Game drive upon arrival.

Queen Elizabeth National Park covers an area of about 1978 km2 and its position provides a magnificent view of the rift valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and George. The park has one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any national park in the world as its well known to be habitat of about 95 mammals along with 612 species of birds.

The game drive in evening may reward you with views of Elephants, Buffalos, Lions, Leopards, Uganda kobs, Waterbucks, Uganda kobs, Warthogs and Bushbucks and may be lions after which we connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Highlight of the day: – The Uganda Equator experience at Kayabwe and evening game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: – Mweya Safari Lodge/Mazike Valley Lodge/Katara Lodge

Midrange/Standard: – Enganzi Game Lodge/Bush Lodge/Kasenyi Safari Camp

Budget/Basic: – Pumba Safari Cottages/Park View Safari Lodge

 

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 417km or 6 – 7 hours

 

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Photo shoots at the Equator
  • Evening game drive

Optional activities you can do on this day include:-

  • Cultural encounter
  • Night game drive

Day 2 of the 5 Days Uganda Safari: Do Morning Game and an Afternoon Boat Cruise along the Kazinga Channel.

We start our day with an early breakfast at round 6.30am. We then embark on 3-4 hours game drive in Queen Elizabeth Park’s Kasenyi plains that exposes us to diverse animals including:- Lions Elephants, Buffalos Leopards, Uganda kobs (Uganda national antelope), Topis, Waterbucks, Bushbucks, Spotted hyenas, Giant Forest Hogs and Warthogs plus much, much more. There is a rich bird life and you will see several species including Grey crowned crane (Uganda national bird), Martial Eagle, Black-rumped Buttonquail, African Skimmer, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl and vultures. We retreat from the activity for relaxation and lunch.

After lunch in the afternoon it is time for 2 hours boat cruise on 45km long Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes Edward and George. This wonderful boat cruise will surely prove to be a top highlight of this 5 Days Uganda Safari. The trip offers an opportunity to view some of the highest concentration of Hippos in the world and many animals including Elephants, Buffalos and Waterbucks are seen at the water’s edge on a daily basis and giant forest hogs, leopards, and lions are observed with unexpected frequency. Keep an eye open for enormous water monitor lizards, which is common in the riverine scrub as well as fierce Nile crocodiles basking lazily on the channel banks for a feel of the warm sun.

Waterbirds are plentiful, more especially water thick-knee, yellow-billed stork, and various plovers, while pink-backed pelicans and white-bellied cormorants often flock on a sandbank near the channel mouth. One smaller bird to look out for is the black-headed gonolek, a type of bush-shrike with a dazzling red chest. Not to miss are the Pied Kingfishers attempting to grab a meal. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Highlight of the day: – The afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel.

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: – Mweya Safari Lodge/Mazike Valley Lodge/Katara Lodge

Midrange/Standard: – Enganzi Game Lodge/Bush Lodge/Kasenyi Safari Camp

Budget/Basic: – Pumba Safari Cottages/Park View Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Morning game drive
  • Afternoon boat cruise

Optional activities you can do on this day include:-

  • Birding
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Forest
  • Lion Tracking
  • Cultural visits
  • Night game drive

Day 3 of the 5 Days Uganda Safari: Do Morning Chimpanzee Trekking and Visit Katwe Explosion Crater in the Evening.  

After breakfast at around 7.00am, head for a 2 – 4 hours chimpanzee tracking encounter in Kyambura Gorge which starts at 8.00am. This exciting, unforgettable experience involves sloping down a gorge of 100m deep with sights of magical lush mature tropical forest thriving below sea level.

Hiking the gorge’s steep slopes in search of chimps is a challenging task but the whole encounter to go beyond the chimps. You will encounter several other primates including Black-and-white colobus monkeys, Vervet monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys and Olive baboons along with numerous bird species such as Great blue turaco, Black-and-white casqued hornbills, Black bee-eaters and Blue bellied kingfishers and many others reside in the gorge.

After encountering the chimps, you will be allowed one hour with them and watch them as they munch fruits, make pant hooting calls, socialize, patrol, copulate and roll themselves in tree branches. Retreat from the activity and connect to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the evening, go for sightseeing in the crater region – it is a marvel! Visit the Katwe Salt works for a glimpse into traditional salt mining. Retire for overnight

Highlight of the day: – Chimpanzee tracking the 100-meter deep forested Kyambura Gorge.

 

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: – Mweya Safari Lodge/Mazike Valley Lodge/Katara Lodge

Midrange/Standard: – Enganzi Game Lodge/Bush Lodge/Kasenyi Safari Camp

Budget/Basic: – Pumba Safari Cottages/Park View Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge
  • Visit Katwe Explosion Crater

Optional activities you can do on this day include:-

  • Birding
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Forest
  • Lion Tracking
  • Cultural visits

Day 4 of the 5 Days Uganda Safari: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park & do an afternoon boat ride on arrival.

At around 7.00 am after Breakfast, we embark on 180km (3-4 hours) drive to L. Mburo National Park. We drive through impressive crater field of Bunyaruguru with good scenic views before approaching Mbarara town – the largest in the sub region to explore the life of the local Ugandans and how they figure out with all sorts of businesses.

You proceed to branch off at Biharwe where you will get out of your vehicles and undertake a hill-climbing adventure. Upon reaching the top, you enjoy the beautiful design of the eclipse Monument which commemorates the 1520AD solar eclipse associated with the emergence of the Ankole Kingdom.  Oral history holds that the collapse of Bachwezi Empire in the 15th century led to the formation of several smaller polities of which Bunyoro initially emerged as the most powerful. In the 16th century, the Omukama (King) of Bunyoro took advantage of prowess by orchestrating a series of cattle raids that depopulated Buganda and Ankole of cattle and led to a devastating famine. The tide of events turned when one day a sky fell ominously dark during daylight hours, prompting the terrified Omukama to flee back to Bunyoro leaving behind a number of stolen cattle. Banyankole thought after the eclipse that the cows had fallen from heaven and named them “enduga mwiguru”. It was a great moment for them since they were able to start breeding new herds.

From Biharwe, we will proceed Igongo Cultural Center for the tour to the cultural museum which features collections of the tribes of southwestern Uganda, the sculptures of historical people and cow before settling for lunch at its remarkable Kahwa Kanuzire restaurant. We continue to Lake Mburo National Park 33km from Igongo, enter through Nshaara gate and connect to Lake Mburo for an afternoon boat cruise where you have opportunity to explore counts of Hippos and Nile crocodiles. The views of the African fish eagle along with other birds may not be missed. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Highlight of the day: The evening boat cruise On Lake Mburo

 

Accommodation:-

  • Upmarket/Luxury: – Mihingo Lodge
  • Midrange/Standard: – Rwakobo Rock/Arcadia Cottages Mburo/Mpogo Safari Lodge
  • Budget /Basic: – Eagles Nest Mburo

 

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & time: – 180km or 3 – 4 hours

 

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
  • Hike the Rwenjeru Hill to tour the 1520 AD Eclipse monument
  • Visit the Igongo Cultural Museum
  • Afternoon boat trip

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day include:-

  • Evening game drive
  • Night game drive
  • Horseback safaris
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling

Day 5 of the 5 Days Uganda Safari: Undertake a game walking safari and transfer to Kampala.

After early breakfasts at around 7.30 am, you are off for an early morning game walking safari that offers a possible wonderful encounter with the Zebras, Waterbucks, Buffaloes, Topis, Elands, Rothschild giraffes, Leopards, and a variety of bird species.

After the game drive Head to Kampala having lunch at the Equator route, continue on the drive to Kampala and make another stop at the Mpambire Royal Drum Makers. Here you will be able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations.

Highlight of the day: The morning game walk in Lake Mburo National Park

 

Meal Plan: – Breakfast & Lunch

Drive Distance & time: – 240km or 3 – 4 hours

 

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Morning game walk
  • Transfer to Kampala
  • Cultural encounter with Mpambire Royal Drum Makers

End of the 5 Days Uganda Safari

5 Days Uganda Safari: − SAFARI INCLUSIONS

   Full time English professional safari driver guide

   4×4 safari van/ 4×4 Safari land cruiser with poop up roof for game viewing with functional A/C

   Full board accommodation

   Chimpanzee tracking fees

   Boat cruise fees

   Wi-Fi Internet on board the safari vehicle

   Bottled water

5 Days Uganda Safari:− SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

   International &domestic flight fees

   Visa fees

   Laundry services

   Items of personal nature

   Gratuities and tips

   Other beverages/ drinks

   Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary above

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Kibale Forest Camp is a midrange / Standard accommodation establishment outside the boundaries of Kibale National Park. The Kibale Forest Camp presents accommodation in canvas experience to bring out the real African safari touch.

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The Hippo Safari Lodge overlooks Kabazimu and Kitako Islands surrounded by amazing views of Lake Katwe, Lake Edward and Munyanyange each presenting a unique offer of its own

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Pumba Safari Cottages is positioned in Kyambura on the eastern boundary of Queen Elizabeth National Park overlooking the rolling savannah, the rift valley and the Rwenzori Mountains

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