5 Days Uganda Big 5 Safari

A 5 day safari will surely give you the opportunity to see the Big 5 of the jungle and these are; Lions, Rhinos, Elephants, Buffaloes and Leopards as the main spectacles inclusive of other animals like hippos, crocodiles, kobs, warthogs, waterbucks, bushbucks, spotted hyenas; birds like ground hornbills, shoebill storks, king fishers, stranger weavers, regal sunbirds, warblers; physical features like lakes, crater lakes and the Rwenzori mountains. The vegetation, the terrain, the animals, and the birds all make for a memorable trip as you venture into the countryside for both memories and relaxation. The trip will start from Kampala via Luweero to Murchison falls to Queen Elizabeth and back to Kampala.

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park

Upon arrival, you will be met by a driver guide from Glory Summit Tours and travel who will brief you on how you will move for the next 5 days, after which you will set off for Murchison Falls National Park at 7:30am through Luweero and your first stop will be at the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary to trek some black and white Rhinos with a guide which takes about 2-3hours depending on their location. Then you will have lunch and exit the sanctuary and continue to Murchison Falls National Park where you spend the night. You will check into a lodge in time for dinner after which you will rest and reset for the next day.

Day 2: Morning game drive and Boat cruise

An early breakfast will be enjoyed, then you will be driven to the park by the guide to enjoy a game drive where you expect to see animals like leopards, hyenas, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, hippos, kobs, bushbucks, oribis, grey duikers and many more and pictures will be taken for memories. After the game drive you will head back to your lodge for lunch and relaxation before the boat cruise. With lunch out of the way, you will head to out onto the Nile to enjoy the afternoon boat cruise to the bottom which takes about 2-3hours to see water animals like crocodiles, waterbucks, hippos, warthogs, and bird species like the rare shoebill stork, hornbills, fly catchers, herons and king fishers with a guide to answer any questions you might have. After the cruise you will hike to the top of the Falls, where you will experience the pressure of the falls, with a view to die for, a rainbow and perfect spot for pictures. When done you will head back to the hotel in time for dinner after which you will retire for the night.

Day 3: Check-out and transfer to Queen Elizabeth

You will checkout of your lodging and then have breakfast then exit Murchison to Queen Elizabeth. This will take about 6hours via Hoima road, with one stopover in Fort Portal town for lunch. During the drive you will enjoy the beautiful views of the Rwenzori Mountains and Lake George and some wildlife like antelopes and elephants. You will get to Queen Elizabeth and check into your lodging for the night; have dinner and then rest for the night.

Day 4: Game drive and Boat cruise

After breakfast you will be picked by the driver guide for the morning game drive in the Kasenyi plains. These endless plains of Kasenyi provide a breeding ground for animals. You will spot animals like kobs, water bucks, elephants, buffaloes, warthogs and various birds, then return to the lodge for lunch and prepare for the Boat cruise at the Kazinga channel. The cruise will launch after lunch and will take 2-3hours with a guide ready to answer any questions you might have about the channel or animals and birds along the banks. Animals like hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants, water bucks and antelopes to be seen; birds like spoonbills, fish eagles, king fishers, herons and the rare shoebill stork can also be expected. After the cruise you will return to the lodging for the night, have dinner and wind down as you will.

Day 5: Check-out and departure

With breakfast done, you will check out of the hotel and exit the park for Kampala. On your way to Kampala you will enjoy the beautiful scenic views of the countryside and also have a chance to take some pictures while at it. A stopover at the Equator for lunch, pictures and exploring the craft world will be done. Then continue to Kampala at an agreed point which will mark the end of your 5 day safari.

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