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Kubwa Five Safaris invites you on a wonderful tour that combines gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with a wildlife safari in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest protected area, home to a wide range of savannah wildlife such as lions, buffalos, elephants, hippos, giraffes, antelopes, crocodiles, and more. Your safari vehicles are well maintained to provide a maximum level of comfort and safety. Furthermore, since the success of your safari will largely depend on your driver / guide, a great team of carefully selected well-trained drivers / guides will be there for you. Plan your holiday now and get ready for some exciting Ugandan adventure!
Budongo Eco Lodge
Budongo Eco Lodge is a comfortable lodge featuring eco-cabins with private veranda, spacious dorm rooms, a visitor’s center and restaurant located in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. The lodge has ensuite forest cabins and dormitory room with modern and comfortable facilities. The room has a double bed, mosquito net, free breakfast and an ensuite bathroom. Terrace gardens are available with a serene view of the national park.
Continental dishes are served with a variety of local and international dishes available for guests. Free breakfast is available. The lodge has a bar and lounge with a view of the park.The hotel offers laundry service, on-site parking, security personnel.
Paraa Safari Lodge
Situated in Paraa, this lodge is 11 miles (17.7 kilometers) away from Murchison Falls National Park and 16.1 miles (26 kilometers) away from Murchison Falls National Park Northern Gate.
An elevated lounge area, complete with bar and dining facilities, offers a cozy, comfortable environment to discuss the day’s activities around the fireplace. Buhoma Lodge has eight comfortable cottages each with its own private veranda, offering extensive views of the forest canopy of the national park. Inside the spacious cottages have comfortable beds, a well-appointed en-suite bathroom with flushing toilet and a hot shower, some rooms have bathtubs.
This safari includes a visit to the Equator for snacks, souvenirs, and photographs.
The following meals are included:
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport
How to get there
Arrival by airplane
Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Kubwa Five Safaris will pick you up from the airport.
On your arrival, Kubwa Five Safaris’ representative, with your name printed on an A4 paper, will welcome you to Uganda at Entebbe International Airport (EBB) and transfer you to Sky Hotel International in Kampala, located 10 kilometers from the city center towards Naalya Housing Estate. Sky Hotel International has a capacity of 29 rooms with twin beds, taking up 58 guests. There is one restaurant, which is open from 07:00 – 10:00. for breakfast. However, it is open for the rest of the day for meals. Depending on your arrival time, relax in your already-booked hotel after a long flight while you are dreaming of your safari tomorrow morning at 07:00 and then driven across several districts to Murchison Falls National Park. A stopover will be made at Masindi where you will have lunch then proceed to the top of Murchison falls where the Nile forces its way through a gorge in the rocks and tumbles 43 meters below flowing westwards into Lake Albert. You will then check into Budongo Eco Lodge for an overnight stay.
After an early breakfast, set off for a morning game drive on the Northern Delta Nile. Lions, buffalos, waterbucks, Jackson’s hartebeest, Rothschild’s giraffes, oribis, and baboons are some of the animals to expect. Other activities in this game drive include bird watching and sightseeing across the open savannah, dotted woodland, and riverine vegetation along the Nile and Albert delta. You will then return to the camp to rest and have lunch after which you will embark on a three-hour boat cruise on the Nile. This boat ride offers an amazing view of the falls from the bottom angle. Hippos, crocodiles, antelopes, and aquatic birds can be seen along the shores of the river. Dinner and overnight stay are at Paraa Safari Lodge.
After breakfast, you will transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home of the mountain gorilla. Enjoy the drive as you will spot Lake Albert, the Rwenzori ranges, Kibale forest, and the beautiful lakes Edward and George. Dinner and overnight stay are at Buhoma Lodge. It is situated within the Bwindi National Park, less than five minutes’ walk from the gorilla trekking start point.
After breakfast, prepare for the gorilla tracking adventure that begins at 08:00. with a briefing at the information center by the Uganda Wildlife Authority staff. You will then be guided into the jungle to track the shy primates. Gorilla tracking may take three to seven hours but it’s well worth the effort. It’s advisable to bring along a rain jacket, and hiking boots. At the end of this long and exciting adventure, return to your lodge for a well-deserved shower, dinner, and rest. Dinner and overnight stay are at Buhoma Lodge.
After breakfast, transfer back to Kampala making a lunch stop en-route at Mbarara. Proceed to make another stop at the equator in Masaka to see where this imaginary line divides our planet into two equal hemispheres. Snacks, souvenirs, and photographs may be taken here. Arrive in Kampala later that evening and transferred to Entebbe International Airport (EBB) for your departure flight.
Enter the Safari package you went for.: Game drive, boat cruise in Murchison falls
What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday with us?: Generally the trip was fine. Every year you bring in something new. Providing the camera services was a great idea
What tips would you give other travelers booking with Kubwa Five Safaris?: Kubwa Five Safaris offers tailor made safari that suits your budget. We had a low a budget and what Kubwa Five Safaris gave was more than we expected
Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?: Yes.
Would you recommend Kubwa five Safaris to someone else and why?: Yes, the care you gave us was 10/10. I will book you guys for my honeymoon.
Enter the Safari package you went for.: Game drive and Murchison falls
What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday with us?: The big green boat we used to see murchison falls made us feel safe despite the hippos abnd crocs all around
What tips would you give other travelers booking with Kubwa Five Safaris?: Communicate any budget limitations to Kubwafive early enough so they can plan better
Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?: More or less
Would you recommend Kubwa five Safaris to someone else and why?: Yeah, they are flexible, helpful and friendly.