Queen Elizabeth National Park, named for you-know-who, is easily the most popular park destination and has been for decades. Like Murchison Falls National Park, it was once a reserve for the elite. The two parks boast the most diverse wildlife, from towering elephants to small, cunning animals. They offer different but equally delightful boating experiences and epic, sweeping landscapes. This excursion combines the best of both parks for a full safari experience.


Safari Highlights

  • Track the endangered rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Enjoy a spectacular view from the top of Murchison Falls
  • Game drive and launch cruise at Queen Elizabeth
  • Enter the territory of tree climbing lions


Day One: Rhinos en-route

On the road to Murchison Falls, we detour into Rhino territory to visit the awe-inspiring animals hosted at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. We continue north to Murchison Falls. Upon arrival, we ferry across the Nile where the deluxe Paraa Safari Lodge awaits.
Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge

Day Two: From the Sprawling Savannah to the Torrential Falls

In the morning, we set out onto the savannah, searching for wildlife, our excitement growing with every elephant, lion, giraffe, buffalo, and antelope we see. After the sun hits its peak, we discard the bumpy roads for smooth sailing down the Nile whose shores are a cool retreat for hippos and crocodiles. After disembarking, we hike to the top of Murchison Falls, where a spectacular view awaits to soak up the setting sun. At dusk, we retreat to our cozy rooms at Budongo Eco Lodge.
Overnight at Budongo Eco Lodge

Day Three: Destined for Queen Elizabeth National Park

We drive southwest, destined for Queen Elizabeth National Park, where we check into the luxurious Mweya Safari Lodge
Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge

Day Four: Along Kazinga Channel

Our morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park brings us close to Uganda Kobs, elephants, lions and all the fauna spread across the diverse habitats. The later hours lead us to seek refreshment on a boat ride down Kazinga channel, the water formation uniting Lake Edward and Lake George. It seems the birds, hippos, and crocodiles congregated at the shores seek the same respite.
Overnight at the Mweya Safari Lodge

Day Five: A Day in Ishasha

We drive to Ishasha, in the southernmost sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. A day in the savannah delivers the best chances of seeing wildlife we have not yet spotted, and of course, a sighting of the famed tree climbing lions.
Overnight at the Mweya Safari Lodge

Day Six: Return to Kampala

We cross the equator on our return to Kampala and onward to our departure point at Entebbe International Airport.