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8 Days The Big Five & Birding Safari.

The Big Five & Birding Safari.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $4510
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 8 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Queen Elizabeth, Semuliki
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Cultural
  • Birding
  • Boating
This safari takes you to an expedition to the best destinations in Uganda. Head to Murchison Falls National Park and expect the Big 5 sighting, boat trip to the base of the falls plus a hike to the top of the falls, the fascinating Sempaya hot springs, Queen Elizabeth National Park with classic big games like the rare tree-climbing lions. Tour highlight • Game drives • Boat trip • Sempaya hot spring • Night game drive • Water fall walk

Day 1: Arrive – Entebbe/ Birding at Uwec

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, Ganyana safari driver/guide will meet and transfer You to Uganda Wildlife

Education Centre for birding. After birding head to your tonight accommodation.

Accommodation:    Lake Victoria Hotel

Meals plan: Full board

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Ganyana safari driver/ guide will pick you from the airport, meet and greet and begin the Murchison Falls Adventure

with a stopover at Nakasongola have lunch then embark on a game drive in the Narus valley in anticipation of

seeing herds of buffalos, zebras, elephants, giraffes, hyenas, and cheetahs. You will enjoy a slow drive and you can

be sure to seize picture moments while on your game drive and you can have stops at any moment you please.

Return to the lodge and spend the evening at leisure admiring the wilderness.

Accommodation:   Pakuba Safari Lodge

Meals plan:  Full board

Day 3: Morning Game drive, Boat cruise and Birding

Enjoy your early morning breakfast, later proceed to the park for the morning game drive, during the drive you will

have a chance to see various wildlife such as elephants, Buffaloes, warthogs, lions, hyenas, water bucks, birds

among others. After the game drive head back to the lodge for lunch, thereafter head for the afternoon boat safari at

2pm on the Nile River. While on the boat you will be in line to see various birds such as the shoebill the park’s main

birding attraction most sighted in the dry season January – March. The commonest species found in the plains

include the Marabou Stork, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Secretary Birds, Black-bellied Bustards, Open-billed Storks

and Widow Bird. Both the game drives and the launch trips offer an opportunity for one to come across distinct

birdlife and wildlife.
 

Accommodation:   Pakuba Safari Lodge

Meals plan: Full board

Day 4: Transfer to Semliki National Park- Birding

After breakfast, we will transfer to Semiliki National park. You will pass through savannah grasslands seeing banana

plantations and herds of Ankole cattle with their incredible long curving horns. Have lunch on the way, then proceed

to Semliki national park.After checking in your accommodation and having some time to relax, we will head for a

birding session since this park harbors a large number of predominantly Central African species which cannot be

found anywhere else in East Africa and these include some of the continent’s most spectacular and sought-after

birds such as; the Long-tailed Hawk, Congo Serpent Eagle, Lyre-tailed Honeyguide, Black-wattled Hornbill, the

Nkulengu Rail, just to mention but a few.

Accommodation: UWA Banda’s

Meals plan: Full board

Day 5: Visit Sempaya Hot springs

After breakfast, you will have a chance to visit the amazing and wonderful Sempaya hot springs the most attention-

grabbing attraction in in this park, you can cook eggs, bananas and eat from there. After this wonderful adventure,

proceed, to Mungilo waterfall where you will have an opportunity of seeing a number of beautiful birds and it will be

a great time for a birder. Later head back to the lodge and have lunch and relaxation. In the evening go for a game

drive, with high chances of spotting animals and different bird species.

Accommodation:   UWA Banda’s

Meals Plan: Full board

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today, after a relaxed breakfast, transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National park. You will peacefully be driven to the

park towards the south passing via the Crater Lake area. Appreciate the beautiful landscape with hills. Relax as you

appreciate the breathtaking atmosphere at the park before going for an evening Game drive. Return the lodge for

dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:   Elephant Hab Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 7: Game drives and an afternoon boat cruise

You shall start your morning game drive so early, so this will require you to be up very early, with this you will be able

to see very many animals along the Kasenyi track, you will also be able to view different animals such as elephants,

antelopes, water bucks, buffaloes, lions, kobs among others. After the game drive, head back to the lodge your

breakfast, relax and later have lunch as you prepare for the afternoon boat cruise. You will have a great time

cruising along the Kazinga channel and getting a chance to view water birds such as the saddle billed stork, pink

backed pelicans, the malachite kingfishers and animals such as crocodiles, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, feeding

along the channel. Later in the evening, head back to the Lodge, have dinner, and spend the night.

Accommodation:   Elephant Hab Lodge

Meals Plan: Full board

Day 8: Departure back to Kampala
Enjoy your breakfast in the morning, thereafter drive to back to kampala, here you will also have a chance of viewing

wildlife like; birds, monkeys etc. Later, continue with your way whereby you will stop in mbarara for lunch, after

proceed and have a stopover at the equator for photos and you can also buy souvenirs. Arrive in Kampala in the

evening. The driver will drop you at the Airport for your outbound flight back home.

 

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  • • Lake Heights Hotel
  • • UWA Banda’s
  • • Elephant Hab Lodge
  • • Pakuba Safari Lodge

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