The 5 Days Cheap safari holiday in Uganda covers 2 most popular National Parks in Uganda. These are Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
About the 5 Day Cheap Safari Holiday in Uganda
The 5 Days Cheap safari holiday in Uganda starts at the awesome Murchison falls National Park. This is where the River Nile is worth seeing when on this African safari in Uganda.
While on the 5 Days affordable safari holiday in Uganda you can see the awe inspiring Murchison Falls. It is here that the River Nile hurls itself in convulsions. This is as it through a narrow crevice plunging 40 meters in one breathtaking leap.
What To See on The Cheap Safari Holiday in Uganda
The 5 Days Cheap safari holiday in Uganda enables you to see great wildlife here too. Be on the lookout for lions, hyenas, leopards, etc when on this affordable Uganda safari.
Your 5 days Uganda safari tour will take a drive through the scenic tea plantations. As you will be heading to the Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Queen Elizabeth Park has an amazing bio diversity and enormous variety of wildlife. Game drive on a boat cruise will be the highlight on the 5 Days budget safari holiday in Uganda here.
Highlights of The Cheap Safari Holiday in Uganda
The highlighst of the The Cheap Safari Holiday in Uganda includes:
- Murchison Falls
- Hike to the top of the falls
- Big Five tracking
- Chimpanzee trekking
- Game Viewing
- Great Scenic attractions
Find the Uganda safari itinerary for the 5 Days Cheap safari holiday in Uganda below:
5 Days Cheap Safari Holiday in Uganda Itinerary
Day 1: Kampala –Murchison Falls National Park
Our Uganda safari guide will be ready to pick you up from your hotel in Kampala. You will be briefed on this 5 Days Cheap safari holiday in Uganda before departure.
Drive through Kampala and Luwero triangle as you head to Masindi. You will stop for lunch at this small town before proceeding to Murchison Falls National Park.
You will arrive in the afternoon and head to the top of the falls. Here the Nile is forced through a narrow gap in the rock before plunging down 43 meters.
You will proceed to your budget accommodation in Murchison Falls for check in. Your dinner and overnight will be at Red Chilli Hideaway or Yebo Camp.
About Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls Conservation Area is the largest protected area in Uganda. Bugungu Wildlife Reserve, Karuma Wildlife Reserve and Budongo Forest they form the MFCA. This is also referred to as the Murchison Falls Concervation Area.
The altitude ranges from 619m at the delta on Lake Albert and 1.292 m at Rabongo hill. The area is traversed by the river Victoria Nile, which connects Lake Kyoga with Lake Albert.
The park is named after the marvelous falls on the river. The river encounters a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley Escarpment. It is transformed into a froth of thunderous white water. It has no comparison to any other site in East Africa.
The vegetation is characterized by Savannah, riverine forest and woodland. There are 76 mammal species, the big five and others. They include giraffes, elephants, lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, kobs, bushbuck, waterbuck, oribi and jackal. The list of birds counts 450 species.
Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park
Your 5 Days Cheap safari holiday in Uganda starts with an early breakfast. You will then be transferred to the northern part of the park for a game drive.
View Elephants, Buffaloes, Bushbucks, Lions, and a variety of bird species. Return back to your lodge in time for lunch. Later at 1345hrs you will proceed for a two-hour launch cruise. This will take you to the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls. Here sinister water escapes from the narrow gorge.
Along the way you may see the amazing hippos, crocodiles, water birds along the river banks. You will return back to Red Chilli Hideaway or Yebo Camp in evening. Your check-in will be in time for dinner and overnight at your budget Murchison falls camp.
Day 3: Murchison Falls – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Begin this day of the 5 Days Cheap safari holiday in Uganda with an early breakfast. You will be out of the park by 0700hrs. On this day of the 5 Days Cheap safari holiday in Uganda, you will have a long drive.
This will be punctuated with a stop for lunch and several breaks. Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in the evening. You will be transferred to Albertine Rift Camp in time for dinner and overnight.
About Queen Elizabeth National Park
Covering about 1,978 square kilometers, Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most popular. It is also easy to access of all Uganda’s savanna reserves.
The park is known for its diverse ecosystems of sprawling savanna. There is humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands. This has made it home to a lot of big game, ten primate species and over 600 bird species.
Besides the abundant wildlife, the park has a magnificent scenery. This includes dozens of enormous crater lakes carved into rolling green hills.
You can enjoy panoramic views of the Kazinga channel. The banks here are thronged with hippos and buffalos. There are elephants and a cocktail of birds.
The tropical forests which host several primates including the chimpanzees. Then there is the endless Ishasha plains dotted with fig and acacia tree. This are immersed with a lot of game including the tree climbing lions.
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park
You will enjoy an early breakfast at your Queen Elizabeth budget camp. This will be followed by morning game drive.
In Kasenyi area you will be able to see many elephants. Others to be seen on the 6 days Uganda safari tour include lions and hyenas. You may also see Uganda kobs, waterbuck and bushbucks. You will return back to your lodge for some rest and lunch.
In the afternoon you will have a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel. This gives you the opportunity to view wildlife up close. They include crocodiles, hippos as they huff and spray mere feet away from the boat, buffalo.
The shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds. Included here are pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers. Saddle billed stork and many others may also be seen.
After this wonderful afternoon, enjoy a slow drive back to Albertine Rift Camp. have the evening at leisure with dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth – Drive to Kampala
You will have an early breakfast and drive back to Kampala. have a stop in Mbarara for lunch and at the Equator. Here you will be in for some great photo moments. You will be arriving in the early afternoon.
End your 5 Days Cheap safari holiday in Uganda with a drop off at your hotel in Kampala.
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5 Days Cheap Safari Holiday in Uganda Costs
The 5 Days Cheap Safari Holiday in Uganda cost includes
- Accommodation with meals as per program
- Bottled water
- All Park entrance fees
- Use of 4 X 4 safari-vehicle
- An English speaking guide
- Boat Cruise on the Nile
- Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel
- Murchison Falls Hike
- Government taxes
- Lots of fun and African sunshine
Cheap Safari Holiday in Uganda cost does not include
- Items of personal use
- All drinks, beverages and alcohol other than what is served at breakfast
- Deviation from the Itinerary
- Tips and porterage
What you carry for your 5 Days Cheap Safari Holiday in Uganda
- Sun glasses
- Camera gear
- Sun Screen
- Insect Repelant
- Long pants
- Heavy and light clothes
- Sturdy hiking boots