7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari, Uganda Safari to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth & Lake Bunyonyi Community Village Walks Scenic Views

7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari, Uganda Safari to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth & Lake Bunyonyi Community Village Walks Scenic Views-Overview

7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari, 7 Days Uganda Safari Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth & Lake Bunyonyi Community Village Walks Scenic ViewsThe 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari is 6 nights 7 days in Uganda safari to Murchison Falls National Park & Queen Elizabeth Park as well as amazing African community walking tours in Lake Bunyonyi and amazing scenery viewing.  The 7 days wildlife safari in Uganda and one of the magical wilderness Uganda wildlife tours that takes you to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track white Rhinos, Murchison Falls National Park for wild game viewing including Big four, the Nile launch cruise with possible sights of Nile crocodiles and Hippos not forgetting Shoebill stork, the Kibiro salt gardens an ancient historical site that dates back to the pre-colonial Africa, Bigodi wetland walk – the most successful eco-community tourism initiative in Uganda, the remarkable Kazinga Channel boat cruise and viewing the tree-climbing lions of Ishasha and the Island hopping experience exploring the main Islands out of the 29 Islands that mark Lake Bunyonyi.

7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari, Uganda Safari to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth & Lake Bunyonyi Community Village Walks Scenic Views-Safari Highlight.

Day 1 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari in Murchison Falls National Park & Queen Elizabeth Park:  Pick up from Kampala, transfer to Murchison Falls National Park & visit Ziwa Rhinos en route

Day 2 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari in Murchison Falls National Park & Queen Elizabeth Park: Do morning game drive, afternoon Nile launch cruise & hike to the top of the falls

Day 3 of the7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari in Murchison Falls National Park & Queen Elizabeth Park: Transfer from Murchison Falls NP to Hoima and visit the Kibiro Salt mines

Day 4 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari in Murchison Falls National Park & Queen Elizabeth Park: Transfer from Hoima to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Do Bigodi wetland walk en route

Day 5 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari in Murchison Falls National Park & Queen Elizabeth Park: Do morning game drive, afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise & evening game drive along the channel track

Day 6 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari in Murchison Falls National Park & Queen Elizabeth Park: Ishasha game drive in search of the tree-climbing lions and transfer to the beautiful lake Bunyonyi

Day 7 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari in Murchison Falls National Park & Queen Elizabeth Park: Do an early morning lake tour (boat cruise & Island walk) & transfer to Entebbe. You will make an en-route stop at the equator for photos and Lunch at the Igongo Cultural centre

7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari, Uganda Safari to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth & Lake Bunyonyi Community Village Walks Scenic Views-Detailed Itinerary –

Day 1 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari in Murchison Falls National Park & Queen Elizabeth Park: Pick up from Kampala, transfer to Murchison Falls National Park & visit Ziwa Rhinos en route  

7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari, 7 Days Uganda Safari Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth & Lake Bunyonyi Community Village Walks Scenic ViewsTransfer to Murchison Falls National Park 311km about 5 hours’ drive. On your way, you will pay a visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – where white rhinos are thriving in a natural environment. Branch off at Nakitooma for 7km further reaching the Headquarters for Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. You track white Rhinos thriving in a natural savannah thicket marked with tall grass. The gigantic species are among the big five of Land animals and would definitely make your encounter rewarding. After trekking Rhinos in Ziwa, settle for lunch and then continue on the drive to Murchison Falls National Park Uganda arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Luxury: Paara Safari Lodge – Deluxe room

Midrange: Murchison River Lodge – thatched Safari tents

Budget: Hornbill Bush Lodge

Day 2 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari in Murchison Falls National Park & Queen Elizabeth Park: Do morning game drive, afternoon Nile launch cruise & hike to the top of the falls

7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari, 7 Days Uganda Safari Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth & Lake Bunyonyi Community Village Walks Scenic ViewsConnect to the park after breakfast to start the game drive at 7 am in the northern section where the animals are known to thrive with better viewing possibilities. The park has open savannah rolling combretum with patches of Borassus palms supporting counts of wild game including Rothschild giraffes, Elephants, Buffaloes, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Kobs, lions, leopards, and waterbucks among others. The range of tracks has been specially designed to allow you to explore the park in detail. Retreat from the 3 – 4-hour activity and relax at the lodge up to lunchtime after which you gather at Paraa Jetty for a thrilling boat cruise. Congregate at Paraa jetty in the afternoon at 2 pm to embark on the boat cruise to the bottom of the falls. The boat cruise lasts 3 hours and offers you possibilities of encountering Nile crocodiles and Hippos. Birds like the most sought-after Shoebill Stork might also be seen on the river banks enjoying the cool waters of the Nile River. Upon reaching the bottom of the falls, you embark on the hike to the top of the falls following the Nile River as it squeezes itself to pass through a less than 7m gorge before falling 43m below to what has been termed as the devil’s Cauldron forming a plume of spray marked by a thunderous roar and trademark rainbow. You link up with the guide and the vehicle at the top of the falls and transfer to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Luxury: Paara Safari Lodge – Deluxe rooms

Midrange: Murchison River Lodge – thatched Safari tents

Budget: Hornbill Bush Lodge

Day 3 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari in Murchison Falls National Park & Queen Elizabeth Park: Transfer from Murchison Falls NP to Hoima and visit the Kibiro Salt mines

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Hoima. You make a stop en route to visit the Kibiro Salt Gardens which dates back to over 900 years ago supporting the generations and generations of the area’s inhabitants. The people depend on this salt as they exchange it with the neighbouring community for food and get income by selling it. The salt is extracted traditionally and exclusively by the local expert women. The footpath connecting to the site presents a challenging hiking encounter. Retreat from the activity and embark on the transfer to Hoima arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Hoima Cultural Lodge

Day 4 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari in Murchison Falls National Park & Queen Elizabeth Park: Transfer from Hoima to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Do Bigodi wetland walk en route (Approximately 8hrs)

 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari, 7 Days Uganda Safari Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth & Lake Bunyonyi Community Village Walks Scenic Views

Nature Walk in Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve

After an early breakfast, you embark on the transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park driving through impressive rural landscapes of Kyenjojo and Kagadi before approaching Fort Portal town about 5 hours for early lunch and then proceed for Bigodi wetland walk on the boundary of Kibale National Park. The Bigodi wetland is a rich haven presenting ideal ecotourism encounters in Uganda. In fact, it is the leading successful ecotourism initiative in Uganda and the wetland features a count of 138 species which include Great Blue Turaco, gonoleks among others. The swamp-dwelling sitatunga antelope might also be encountered. The local community including their art and craft centre and the home of the traditional healer present to you a community touch while on this safari tour in Uganda. Retreat from the activity and embark on the transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the Rwimi road to Kasese. Arrive at the lodge in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Luxury: Mazike Valley Lodge  

Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

Budget:  Pumba Safari Cottages

Day 5 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari in Murchison Falls National Park & Queen Elizabeth Park: Do morning game drive, afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise & evening game drive along the channel track

 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari, 7 Days Uganda Safari Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth & Lake Bunyonyi Community Village Walks Scenic Views

Kazinga channel launch cruise

After breakfast, embark on the game drive encounter at 7 am stretching to the Kasenyi area where a range of wild game might be encountered including the elephants, waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, Buffaloes, Lions, Spotted Hyenas, leopards, Bushbucks among other species. The other sights include those of birds such as Palm-nut Vulture, African White-backed Vulture,  Hooded Vulture, Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture, Brown Snake Eagle, Lappet-faced Vulture, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Bateleur, Martial Eagle, Grey Kestrel, Long-created Eagle, African Crake, Black-bellied Bustard, Temminck’s Courser, Crowned Plover, Senegal Plover, African Wattled Plover among others. The view of the moist open savannah grassland is also impressive. Return from 3 – 4-hour activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon, you connect to Mweya Jetty for an afternoon boat cruise commencing at 2 pm. The boat encounter on what has been termed the Paradise of hippos features impressive sights of Hippos and Nile crocodiles, birds like the African skimmer, Yellow-billed stork and Kingfishers.  The wild game can also be encountered during on the channel side. Retreat from the 2-hour activity and do a game drive along the channel track as you connect back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

 Luxury: Mazike Valley Lodge  

Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

Budget:  Pumba Safari Cottages

Day 6 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari in Murchison Falls National Park & Queen Elizabeth Park: Ishasha game drive in search of the tree-climbing lions and transfer to the beautiful lake Bunyonyi (Approximately 7 – 8 Hours)

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Lake Bunyonyi 289km about 7- 8 hours’ drive. You undertake a game drive in the Ishasha sector in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of tree climbing lions and other wild game. The Ishasha is one of the only two places in the world where tree climbing lions can be encountered. They tend to lie in fig tree branches in the day time. Continue on the drive passing through the fascinating Kigezi Highlands to arrive at Lake Bunyonyi in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Luxury: Birdnest @ Lake Bunyonyi

Midrange: Lake Bunyonyi Rock-resort

Day 7 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Murchison Falls Queen Elizabeth Park: Do an early morning lake tour (boat cruise & Island walk) & transfer to Entebbe. You will make an en-route stop at the equator for photos and Lunch at the Igongo Cultural centre

 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari, 7 Days Uganda Safari Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth & Lake Bunyonyi Community Village Walks Scenic Views

Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda

Embark on the morning lake tour by taking a boat cruise exploring the impressive waters of Lake Bunyonyi Uganda noted as the second deepest in Africa. You also take a walk on one of the main Islands to explore the beauty of the lake of a thousand Islands in detail. Retreat from 2-hour activity and embark on the transfer to Kampala 437km about 7 hours’ drive driving through impressive countryside landscapes of south western Uganda making a traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center for typical African buffet and another stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for amazing photo shoots where one leg would be in the southern hemisphere and the other in the northern hemisphere. Arrive in Kampala/Entebbe in the afternoon to mark the end of the tour.

End of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari, Uganda Safari Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth & Lake Bunyonyi Community Village Walks Scenic Views