7 Days Uganda Big 5 Safari



OverviIs seeing the big five of Africa in their natural home part of your bucket list? Well Journeys Uganda is here to make your dream come true and leave you with memories for a life time. This trip is designed to track down  for you the big five that is the Lion, Leopards, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, and Rhino, much as Uganda is more popular for primates, Journeys Uganda is giving you the best of a Uganda Wildlife Safari with a focus on the Big 5 that were established by the Big Game Hunters of times back, the big 5 were not just the size of the animals but the difficulty of hunting the today, it is used by Safari companies and many tourists to Africa and rather than killing, the camera does the shooting. This is just a one of the many offers we have, please note Uganda offers you not only the Big Five, but is is home to vast wildlife and holding most of the Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Forest Elephants and Forest Buffalo, if you want a 10 Days Uganda Primates Safari ;primate safari in Uganda , do not even think twice, it is the home of monkeys and apes.

Trip Summary

  • Day 1: Arrival
  • Day 2: Transfer To Murchison Falls Via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Day 3: Morning Game Safari
  • Day 4: Morning Game Safari And Transfer To Hoima
  • Day 5: Transfer To Queen Elizabeth
  • Day 6: Morning Game Safari And Afternoon Launch Cruise
  • Day 7: Departure
Papyrus Guesthouse
Papyrus Guesthouse

Day 1: Arrival for our Uganda big five safari

On this arrival day you will be picked by our safari guide at Entebbe international airport at exactly the scheduled time of your flight to take you to your hotel. Overnight at either Cassia Lodge or The Lodge, Papyrus Guesthouse. BB

Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Early this morning after breakfast, we shall transfer to the largest conservation area of Uganda, stopping at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking. This will reduce our number of the targeted ‘big 5’ to 4 we shall continue to Murchison falls National Park which is Uganda’s largest national park with different ecosystems dominated by tropical rain forests in the south and studded grassland on the northern back that supports the other big 4 – lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Elephant, lots of antelope species like the Uganda Kob, Oribi, Jackson’s Heartbeast, Bohor Reedbuck, Water and Bushbuck, dwarf duikers together with the localized Rothschild’s giraffe, with the unique and fastest Patas monkeys loiter the savannas. Enormous concentrations of hippos and birds will all be observed from morning / afternoon launch trip along the Victoria Nile placed below the magnificent Murchison falls the following day on the drive. Have lunch en route and then drive to the top of the falls . Dinner and overnight stay at Kabalega Wilderness Camp


Day 3: Morning game safari and afternoon boat cruise along the Victoria Nile

This morning after breakfast we go for a game drive searching for savannah mammals, birds and primates as mentioned on day 2, just a few like hartebeests, oribis, elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kob. On lucky days cats like lions, leopards, hyenas, and jackals are encountered. We get back to the hotel for a hot lunch or have a picnic lunch as we prepare for a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls. Dinner and overnight at Nile Safari Lodge or Sambiya River Lodge. FB

burial site of the kings of Bunyoro
burial site of the kings of Bunyoro

Day 4: Morning game Safari and Transfer to Hoima

After breakfast we check out of our hotel, head for a morning game drive before crossing to drive to Hoima all will depend on the success and luck we had on the previous drive. we shall drive to Hoima one of the colonial towns of Uganda where we find the kingdom and burial site of the kings of Bunyoro. Here we only have a night to relax as we also break the distance to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Overnight at Kontiki Hotel FB

the Kasenyi plains in Queen Elizabeth National Park
A herd of buffaloes in Kasenyi plains in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Via Fort Portal

We shall have our breakfast then continue to the second largest park of Uganda stopping in Fort Portal town for lunch. We reach Queen Elizabeth later in the evening, and depending on time we shall opt to do a game drive or check in our hotel Depending on the energy level and at will, we can try our a late evening game safari to the Kasenyi plains and many a time, we have great chances of seeing nocturnal game and birds, just seeing how these animals set of to their night havens is another wildlife encounter, lets give it a shot with Journeys best natural history guides, learning and understanding more about wildlife and most especially the big 5.overnight stay at Jacana Lodge or Marafiki Safari Lodge.FB

launch cruise along Kazinga channel
launch cruise along Kazinga channel

Day 6: Game viewing and afternoon launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel

Early morning we go a game drive searching majorly what we might have missed in Murchison Falls National Park like elephants, buffaloes, lions , leopards, hyeanas, among others, this extension was to increase our chances of the big 5 otherwise the tour would have ended in Murchison Falls National Park, we shall top up and learn more about the famous big five and other mammals like the Giant forest hog, Bush bucks, Kobs, Hyenas and waterbucks. In the afternoon hours a launch cruise along Kazinga channel awaits you. You will appreciate the high scores of Elephants, Hippos, Buffalos and crocodiles. After this we shall head back to our lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Jacana lodge or Marafiki Safari Lodge.FB

Day 7: Departure

Early morning we transfer to Kampala direct to the airport or hotel of your choice. We shall have a stop at the equator for photography and lunch. End of our Uganda big 5 safari

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