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. A tasty barbeque will be ready for us before our rhino tracking experience, after which we continue north to Murchison Falls.

Accommodation: Fort Murchison

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day Two: From the Sprawling Savannah to the Torrential Falls

In the morning we set out onto the savannah searching for wildlife. Our excitement grows 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 safari tents at Murchison River Lodge.

Accommodation: Murchison River Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day Three: Destined for Queen Elizabeth National Park

We drive southwest destined for Queen Elizabeth national park where we check in at Bush Lodge.

Accommodation: Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day Six: Return to Kampala

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

Meal Plan: Breakfast


  • Activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for National Parks
  • Private 4WD Vehicle with an experienced guide
  • Road transfers as specified in the itinerary


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items and services of a personal nature

Terms and conditions

* The mentioned rates are in US dollars and subject to change.

* The high season period includes January, February, June, July, August, September and December.

* The low season period includes March, April, May, October and November.

* Availability of accommodation, permits and activities is not guaranteed until confirmation by your contact person at Bushman Safaris. Permits are sold on ‘first come first serve’ basis.