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6-Day Uganda Holiday Safari to Murchison Falls National park and Semiliki NP

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6-Day Uganda Holiday Safari to Murchison and Semiliki NP

Allow Bonobos African Safari Holidays to take you through this 6-Day Uganda Holiday Safari Ugandan experience and ensure it’s a worthy adventure. Brief of Activities: Boat Cruise on the Nile, Game Drives in Uganda’s wildest National Park Murchison Falls and Hike to the top of the falls, Rhino trekking.

Murchison Falls National Park: Commonly known as the nature wonders of Uganda. This is the starting point of the safari, and it promises exciting wildlife encounters. The combination of a game drive and a boat cruise on the Nile River offers an opportunity to see a wide variety of animals. Such as the iconic African Big Five (lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinoceros).  Meanwhile, the Murchison Falls is where the Nile River squeezes through a narrow gorge and plummets into the Devil’s Cauldron, is a stunning natural spectacle.

Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary. The sanctuary is situated approximately 176 kilometers (109 miles) north of the capital city, Kampala, and covers an area of about 7,000 hectares (17,300 acres). It provides a safe and secure environment for the rhinos to thrive and reproduce, as well as promoting education and awareness about rhino conservation.

Highlights:

Pick up from entebbe and transfer to Murchison Falls NP with rhino tracking in Zziwa (en- route)

Game drive (AM) and afternoon boat trip to the bottom of the falls

Exist Murchison falls transfer to Fort portal and proceed to visit the Amabere ga NyinaMwiru cave

Transfer to Semiliki National Park to visit the Sempaya hot springs

Morning Excursion of the Bigodi Swamp, crater lakes hike (Top of the World)

Exit Fort portal and departure to Entebbe

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from entebbe and transfer to Murchison Falls NP with rhino tracking in Zziwa (en- route)

Upon an early arrival in entebbe, you will be received by our assigned driver/guide who will welcome you to Uganda – the Pearl of Africa. Thereafter, you will be transferred to Murchison Falls National Park. The highlights of this park include: the roaring rapids of the Murchison, the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park where you will have the chance of viewing lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants. Then surely you will be fascinated by the concentration of hippos and the Nile crocodiles here.
En route take a detour into Zziwa Rhino sanctuary for your first Big 5 experience where you will have an hour of rhino tracking. Another stop will be in Masindi in order to enjoy your lunch. Continue to the park for an evening hike to the top of the falls. The hike may be a strenuous one but the thrill on reaching the top is unforgettable. Head to the Lodge for check in to your accommodation for the overnight.

Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park
Accommodation option:
Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge / Chobe Safari Lodge.
Mid-Range: Murchison River Lodge / Pakuba Safari Lodge.
Budget: Red chili Hideaway.
Meals plan:Break first & Lunch as well as Dinner
Water and fruits throughout

Day 2: Game drive (AM) and afternoon boat trip to the bottom of the falls

Have your breakfast, depart for an early morning game drive across the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park and look out for: lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants. For any birder, there are quite a number of birds to sight too during the drive. Head to Red chili hide away for some rest time and lunch.
After lunch you will head out for the boat trip to the base of Murchison Falls where you will also be able to catch sight of more animals including Hippos and Crocodiles and several water birds. Return to your accommodation and have a relaxed evening.

Main Destination:
Murchison Falls National Park
Best Time To Visit:  December to February (Easier to spot animals)
High Season : June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather: June and July (Less rain and lower temperatures)
Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park
Accommodation option:
Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge / Chobe Safari Lodge.
Mid-Range: Murchison River Lodge / Pakuba Safari Lodge.
Budget: Red chili Hideaway.
Meals plan:Break first & Lunch as well as Dinner
Water and fruits throughout

Day 3: Exist Murchison falls transfer to Fort portal and proceed to visit the Amabere ga NyinaMwiru caves

After breakfast embark on a drive to Fort Portal is quite long but greatly scenic as you will be passing through the lush green countryside with hills dotted with forests and plantations of different cash crops. To visit the Amabere Ga NyinaMwiru caves and a small hike to the crater lakes. And proceed to fort portal for the overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Fort Portal (Town)
Accommodation:
Fort Motel

  • Budget hotel located in or near Fort Portal
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4: Transfer to Semiliki National Park to visit the Sempaya hot springs

Have your breakfast, Semiliki game reserve crowned with a visit to the Sempaya hot springs, the temperatures of Sempaya hot springs reach up to 130° centigrade located amidst a thick under growth. Thereafter return to the booked accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Kibale National Park (Chimps)
Best Time To Visit: December to February and June to July
High Season: June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather: June to July and December to February (Least rain)
Accommodation:
Rweteera Safari Park

  • Budget lodge located just outside Kibale NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5: Morning Excursion of the Bigodi Swamp, crater lakes hike (Top of the World)

After breakfast at the accommodation, depart for the Bigodi swamp walk. The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is a fascinating area, located in Magombe swamp. This area boasts of extensive array of biodiversity among which are several primates’ species like the baboon, black & white colobus monkey. The Bigodi is also a paradise for bird watchers. Among the major bird species within the sanctuary is the Great Blue Turaco.

Meet and interact with the “community” local people as you walk through their villages and also visit the banana man where you have a chance to taste and see how local banana beer, banana gin, banana wine and banana juice is made. Have a lunch break, proceed out to explore the crater lakes, crowned with a hike to the “top of the world”. You will enjoy the beauty of the numerous small lakes, surrounded by gentle hills, and the stunning views. Take a hike to Lake Nkuruba where you will encounter different species of primates and birds.

Main Destination- Kibale Forest  National Park 
Accommodation Option:
Luxury: Crater safari lodge / Kyaninga safari lodge.
Mid-range: Chimpanzee Guest house/ Turaco tree tops.
Budget: Rweteera Safari Park
Meals plan;Break first, lunch & Dinner
Water & fruits throughout

Day 6: Exit Fort portal and departure to Entebbe

Enjoy breakfast at the lodge and check out of the accommodation then embark on a journey back to Kampala. Enjoy a parked lunch or alternatively enjoy lunch in Masindi en route to Kampala. We hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit and thanks for choosing Rada Safaris!

Main Destination:
Entebbe International Airport (Entebbe)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

    The package price includes:

    Return airport transfers (pick up and drop off)

    Private transport for 12 days in a well-modified safari land-cruiser (4WD, air-conditioned and pop-up roof)

    Flue for 12days

    English safari guide for 12 days

    Private mid-range accommodation for 12 nights on full board (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

    All en-route meals and bottled mineral water throughout your tour

    All park entrance and activities feel and all applicable government taxes

    Bigodi sanctuary swamp and community safari

    1 chimpanzee tracking permit per person (Kibale forest national park)

    A visit to katwe salt mining village

    Morning and evening game drive safari at Queen Elizabeth national park

    2 hours afternoon boat cruise along the kazinga channel

    A visit to the Equator land mark

     

    The package price excludes;

    International and domestic flights

    Country entry visa

    Personal travel insurance

    Items of personal nature/laundry/telephone charges

    Souvenirs and gifts

    Tips

    Alcoholic and other soft drinks (sodas, special juice order at the lodge and wines