5 days Uganda big five safari

Lions, rhinoceros, Leopard, African elephant, African buffalo

Visit Kidepo valley, Murchison falls and Ziwa rhino sanctuary

5 days Uganda big five safari

Day 1: Drive to Kidepo valley national Park.
The 5 days Uganda big five safari begins when your driver/guide meets you at your hotel.
The drive to Kidepo Valley National Park is via Gulu through Kitgum town and on to Kidepo.
Arriving at the iconic Apoka lodge for the luxury clients or Kidepo savannah lodge for the budget traveler.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner are all inclusive with mineral water in the vehicle throughout the safari period.
Day 2: Morning and afternoon game safari.
You start with breakfast after you head to the famous Narus valley.
There are animal species such African buffaloes, rothschild giraffes, oribs, deffauser Zebras, African elephants, brown-back and side-stripped jackal, and spotted Hyena.
The Uganda big five safari offers travelers a chance to spot leopard as well as the lions of Kidepo valley.
During the game safari we will search for the ostriches, small and large tortoise, common here is the elusive leopard and olive baboons.
We will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Drive to Murchison falls national park from Kidepo.
Today the Uganda big five trip will take us to Murchison falls national park, after you have had your breakfast.
We will then load our vehicle and head to Kitgum, Gulu we will stop and have lunch here.
Anaka and on to Paraa Lodge for the luxury clients, while the mid-range traveler will be staying at Pakuba safari lodge.
We have a night game drive before to search and see the cats in action perhaps. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Morning Game safari and Boat safari.
6:00 am we start our day with a cup of coffee or tea, we head on the circuit of the queen track, Victoria track and common wealth track for epic game viewing.
Expect to see buffaloes, elephants, side-stripped jackal, warthogs, lions, rothschild giraffes, bush-bucks, reed-buck, Uganda kob, oribi, and Jackson hartebeest.
We will then return to the lodge for Lunch before you go on a boat safari on the Victoria Nile.
Then return back to the lodge for Dinner and overnight by 5:50 pm.
Day 5: Transfer back from Murchison falls–Visit Top of the falls and Rhino Trekking.
After breakfast start your drive back to Kampala and along the way get a chance to visit the top of Murchison falls and marvel at its raw power.
100 meters of river is reduced to just 7 meters and flowing 43 meters down.
It is an amazing site with an occasional rainbow forming and a haze of mist spraying the area.
We then drive you through to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for lunch before embarking on southern white Rhinoceros viewing.
The journey will continue to Kampala where you are dropped at the hotel or taken to the airport to end the Uganda big five safari.
Note: Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday there is a scheduled flight to Kidepo valley national park if you would like to reduce the long hours on the road.
Best months to go (JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN )
Good months to go (JUL AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC)
What is Included.
1. All ground transportation
2. All accommodation including breakfast (some hotels may include more meals & activities)
3. Game drive
4. Boat safari
5. All airport transfers
6. All guided tours specified in the itinerary description
7. Full support from your Travel guide before, during and after your trip
What is Not Included.
1. Flights
2. All drinks beverages, alcohol, tea, coffee
3. Travel Insurance, visas to Uganda
4. Laundry services
5. Phone calls
6. Extra activities not listed on Itinerary
7. Extra meals
Optional Activities
• Bird watching on the Delta Boat cruise for Bird lovers
• Chimpanzee tracking or Habituation at Kaniyo Pabidi Forest Murchison falls
• Sports fishing
• Bush Camping
• Cultural encounter in Mubako Cultural campfire performances and Boomu women Groups
Terms and conditions
1. At the moment of booking a deposit of the 40% of the total amount is due.
2. Bookings must be made at least 60 days before the date of departure.
3. Steady Safaris Ltd reserves the right to not accept bookings made less than 60 days prior the date of departure.
4. Full payment has to be made not less than 30 days before the departing date of the tour.
5. If the full amount is not paid in due time, Steady Safaris Ltd reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled.
6. Cancellations: 60 days prior to departure date of the tour, full refund of deposit; between 60 and 30 days, refund of 50% of deposit; less than 30 days, no refund.
  • Budget
  • $ 1,867
    per person (2 people)
  • Mid-range
  • $ 2,407
    per Person (2 people)
  • Luxury
  • $ 3,405
    per Person (2 people)
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