The Big 5 And Birding Safari

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.

What's Included?

• Transportation for the entire trip.
• Services of an English-speaking guide.
• Park entrance fees.
• Boat trips.
• Vehicle entry fees.
• Hot spring fees.
• En-route lunches.
• Ferry crossing fees in MFNP.
• Accommodation as per the itinerary.
• Government taxes.
• Game drives.

Duration

5 days

Destination Covered

Entebbe, Murchison Falls National Park and Semliki Wildlife Reserve

Best Suited

All
Day 1 : Arrive – Entebbe

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, Ganyana safari driver/guide will meet and transfer you to your tonight accommodation.

Accommodation options: Number 5 (Luxury), Boma guesthouse (Midrange), Mission guesthouse (Budget).
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2 : Fly to Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward internal flight to pakuba. Your flight departs at 1200 hrs with your expected arrival at 1300 hrs you will be picked from the pakuba / Bugungu airstrip and dropped to Chobe safari lodge.

At your lodge, you will check in, relax and 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 Options: Chobe Safari lodge, Pakuba safari Lodge (Midrange), Hornbill Bush lodge (Budget).
Meal plan: Full board

Day 3 : Morning Game drive, Boat cruise and Hike

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 shoe bill, colored kingfishers, and other animals along the banks such as crocodiles, hippos, elephant. This boat cruise takes you just close to the Murchison falls where you will have a great view of the magnificent falls.

Thereafter, proceed to the top of the falls, for more exciting and clear views of the waterfalls and the landscape around. In order to see these falls clearly one need to hike to the top. Later, you will be picked up by your driver, cross at the ferry and head back to the lodge for dinner.

Accommodation options: Chobe safari lodge, Paraa Safari Lodge, Bakers Lodge (Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge, Fort Murchison Lodge (Midrange), Hornbill bush Lodge, Red chilli (Budget).
Meal 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 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 Options: Semliki Safari Lodge (Luxury), Rweteere safari park (Midrange), Rwetere safari park tents (Budget)
Meal 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 Options: Semliki Safari Lodge (Luxury), Rweteere safari park (Midrange), Rwetere safari park tents (Budget)
Meal plan: Full board
Exclusions :
• Tips and gratuities.
• Items of personal nature.
• International flights.
• Laundry.

Payment :

• All tours will be booked and confirmed only upon receipt of a 30% deposit of the basic program rate. For Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits, a full advance payment of the permit fee is required in order to make the reservation.
• The payment balance is due not later than 42 days prior to the safari, unless agreed upon.

Full Pricing Information :

* Rates per person in a Luxury Accommodation
Solo 2Pax 3Pax
$ 6,064 $ 4,049 $ 3,273


* Rates per person in midrange Accommodation
Solo 2Pax 3Pax
$ 3,074 $ 1,830 $ 1,557

* Rates per person in Budget Accommodation
Solo 2Pax 3Pax
$ 2,196 $ 1,335 $ 1,116
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