Big Catch Safari - Africa Point
Big Catch Safari
Victoria Nile River, Uganda
Big Catch Safari
Hippos, Victoria Nile River, Uganda
Big Catch Safari
Giraffes, Murchison Falls Park, Uganda
Big Catch Safari
Elephant, Queen Elizabeth Park, Uganda
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Big Catch Safari

Highlights

  • Visit the magnificent Murchison Falls, where the mighty Nile River squeezes through a narrow gorge and plummets 141 feet
  • Spot chimpanzees, up close and personal, in their natural habitat
  • Take a river cruise through one of Uganda's most populate hippo habitats
  • Explore Uganda's most-visited National Park, home to nine species of primates
  • Have the opportunity to see four of Africa's Big Five wildlife: buffalo, elephants, lions and leopards

What to see:

ChimpanzeeLionLeopardBuffaloElephantGorillaWaterbuckHyenaTopi
7 Days
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Day-by-Day Programme


This exhilarating adventure takes you through traditional Uganda and into dense forest, in search of chimps, hippos, elephants, lions, and leopards, not to mention scenic panoramas and a lifetime of memories. 

 

 

 

Day 1: Kampala - Murchison Falls National Park

Today's picturesque drive winds northwest through the Luwero Triangle and Masindi – a glimpse at a recovering Uganda. Gradually, the dusty red streets fade into green mountains and roaring rivers – the entrance to Murchison Falls National Park. This drive will be via Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary. During game viewing and visit to the information centre and craft shop, look out for rhinos, bush buck, leopard, Uganda kob, oribi, crocodiles, hippo and other wildlife present on the ranch. The bird life is also abundant with even the rare shoebill stork present in the Lugogo Swamps. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary offers peace and tranquility in beautiful surrounding.

In the afternoon, you will visit the top of the falls. Marvel at the Nile, compressing from upto 1 km squeeze through a 7 metre canyon dropping 150 metres with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow, a plume of spray and the best thing that happened to the Nile..."the Murchison Falls". Enjoy the sunset as you return to the lodge.
 

Enjoy the superb comfort and service of Paraa Safari Lodge.

 

 

Day 2: Murchison Falls - the Northern Bank

Ford the placid Victoria Nile to reach the northern Bank, a haven for big game. As we bump across the open bush, your eyes and camera lens are treated to a smorgasbord of rare and exhilarating wildlife: African elephants, cape buffalos, lions, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, waterbuck, oribis, bushbucks, Bohor reedbucks, hyenas and if we're lucky, leopards!

 

After a hearty lunch, we'll board a boat safari upstream along the Victoria Nile, en route to the famed Murchison Falls. The river's slow-moving waters house incredible sites, including toothsome hippos and massive crocodiles, as well as water-loving elephants, waterbucks and Uganda Kob. 

 

Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge.

 

 

Day 3: Murchison Falls - Fort Portal

A day on the road takes us south, through picturesque emerald countryside and traditional Hoima, to our final destination of Fort Portal. The historic town rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon, and is the perfect base for explorations to Rwenzori Mountains, Kibale National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park.

 

Dinner and overnight at Kibale Tented Camp or Ndali Lodge.

 

 

Day 4: Kibale Forest, Chimpanzee trek

Today is dedicated to the region's primates, especially our closest cousin, the chimpanzee. Our full-day adventure into Kibale Forest takes us in search of chimps, phoestes, red colobus, blues, red tailed, grey-cheeked mangabey, and several other species. An informative hike also gets us up close and personal with the forest's flora and fauna, including myriad bird species and, of course, primates in close quarters. 

 

Dinner and overnight at Kibale Tented Camp or Ndali Lodge.

 

 

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park

As we wind our way through the mystical Ruwenzori Mountain Range, the scenery grows ever more magical. We proceed to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary to search for smaller mammals and primates. You will look out for the rare red colobus monkey and the sitatunga. The guided 4.5km circular trail through the wetland is one of the best guided bird trails in East Africa and also offers a realistic opportunity to spot up to six different primate species within a duration of few hours.

Later drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Ruwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey. A game drive en route may be rewarded with views of lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, hyena and a variety of antelope species. In the afternoon enjoy the unique 2 hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and other animals may also be seen drinking at the water's edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colourful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species.

 

Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.

 

 

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Ratchet up your wildlife watching and check a few more species off your ever-shrinking list, with today's two game drives. Queen Elizabeth National Park's diverse ecosystem hugs us tight, spilling from tropical forest into freshwater river, swamps into volcanic craters, and grassy plains into crater lakes. The massive Rwenzori Mountains are the backdrop to our sojourns, as are the distinct profiles of some of the world's most recognizable creatures: elephants, cape buffalos, lions and leopards, as well as giant forest hogs, defassa waterbucks, Uganda Kob, topi and bush buck. 

 

Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.

 

 

Day 7: Kyambura Gorge - Kampala

We're up with the sun to depart to Kyambura Gorge, visitors can climb through the tropical forest to catch a glimpse of a variety of primates, including chimpanzee, black-and-white colobus, vervet and olive baboons that are regularly observed in the gorge. Elusive residents include red-tailed monkey and the giant forest hog. This is also a good place for birdwatchers as  forest birds are present.

After lunch, drive back to Kampala with a stop at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers where you will able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. There will also be time to stop at the equator for photographs. Arrival at Kampala in the early evening for a late flight or overnight in the city.

 

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Notes

A price reduction is available for larger parties with groups of six enjoying up to 30% savings on the per person rate!

 

Includes

  • Park entrance fees
  • Full board accommodation on the trip
  • Ground transportation an exclusive 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Service of an English speaking driver guide
  • Bottled water through the safari
  • Chimpanzee tracking permits
  • Activities and accommodations as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver guide
  • Government taxes

Excludes

  • Extras at the hotel i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • International flight
  • Tips to guides, porters, waiters and drivers
  • Visa for Uganda
  • Airport tax
  • Travel / Medical / Baggage insurance
  • Any activity, meal or accommodation not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Souvenirs, items of a personal nature

 

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Photo Gallery


Victoria Nile river at early morning in Uganda African Fish Eagle perches in an acacia tree near Kazinga Channel in Uganda A male African elephant in Kazinga Channel Uganda White pelicans in Kazinga Channel-Uganda Bunyonyi lake in Uganda Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda Hippos in the Victoria nile river Uganda Murchison Falls on the Victoria Nile river Bird at Lake Victoria Fighting giraffes in the Murchison Falls National Park - Uganda

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