Kubwa Five Safaris

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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Arrival Zambia| Travel To South Luangwa National Park | Thrilling Game Drive

Arrival Zambia| Travel To South Luangwa National Park | Thrilling Game Drive

Kubwa Five Safaris representative will pick you up from your Mfuwe International Airport in the morning hours and drive to South Luangwa National Park.
If you are flying into Kenneth Kauda International Airport in Lusaka, we will pick you from there and transfer you to Mfuwe International Airport, then drive you to South Luangwa National Park.

The park has a high density of wildlife and it is famous for its large population of leopards

Dinner and overnight at Croc Valley Camp.

Main Destination:
South Luangwa National Park (Zambia)
Best Time To Visit July to October (Animals are easy to find)
High Season July to October (Busy and high-season rates apply)
Best Weather April to August (Cooler and it hardly ever rains)

Wildlife in South Luangwa NP

ElephantAbundant
GiraffeCommon
LionCommon
LeopardCommon
BuffaloAbundant
HippoAbundant
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ZebraCommon
HyenaCommon
Wild DogOccasional
Accommodation:
Croc Valley Camp
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside South Luangwa NP (Zambia)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

River Safari | Walking Safari | Evening Game Drive In South Luangwa National Park

River Safari | Walking Safari | Evening Game Drive In South Luangwa National Park

You will have a morning river safari on the Luangwa River. During this trip we might see hippos, elephants, crocodiles, lions, and many other animals that live in the park. After the walking safari with an armed guide, you will go back to your hotel to relax. In the evening, you will head out for a game drive in South Luangwa National Park. The park is right at the end of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, with the river winding through the vast parklands, making for epic landscapes. This abounding natural beauty also attracts wildlife and huge concentrations of big game can be found here, such as lions, leopards, giraffes, elephants, hippos, and many other animal species. You will enjoy dinner and your overnight stay at Croc Valley Camp.

Main Destination:
South Luangwa National Park (Zambia)
Accommodation:
Croc Valley Camp
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside South Luangwa NP (Zambia)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Morning Game Drive In South Luangwa National Park | Flight To Lusaka

Morning Game Drive In South Luangwa National Park | Flight To Lusaka

After breakfast, we head out for a morning game drive in South Luangwa National Park. The park is home to numerous large lion prides. You will also find elephant, buffalo, zebra, and puku in abundance here. After the game drive, you will be transferred from South Luangwa National Park for your scheduled internal flight from Mfuwe airport to Lusaka.
Dinner and overnight at Mama Tembo Cheza.

Main Destination:
South Luangwa National Park (Zambia)
Accommodation:
Mama Tembo Cheza
  • Budget guest housein Lusaka (City, Zambia)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Travel To Lower Zambezi | River Safari | Sunset Cruise

Travel To Lower Zambezi | River Safari | Sunset Cruise

After breakfast we shall depart from Lusaka heading to Lower Zambezi, the drive should take about 3-4 hours.

After our arrival we will have a short break then begin a River Safari on the mighty Zambezi River.
To end the day, we shall have a Sunset Cruise.
Dinner and overnight at Gwabi River Lodge.

Main Destination:
Lower Zambezi National Park (Zambia)
Best Time To Visit July to October (Animals are easy to find)
High Season July to September (Busy and high-season rates apply)
Best Weather April to August (Cooler and it hardly ever rains)

Wildlife in Lower Zambezi NP

ElephantAbundant
LionCommon
LeopardCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraCommon
HippoAbundant
Show more
HyenaOccasional
Wild DogOccasional
Accommodation:
Gwabi River Lodge
  • Mid-range lodgenear Chirundu (Town, Zambia)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Travel To Livingstone | Siavonga | Visit Choma Museum

Travel To Livingstone | Siavonga | Visit Choma Museum

After an early breakfast, we depart for Livingstone. We will have a stopover in Siavonga, a town that lies on Lake Kariba, the biggest man-made lake in the world. We will also have a tour of the Choma Museum, which houses the history of the Tonga-speaking people of Zambia. Dinner and overnight at Maramba River Lodge.

Main Destination:
Livingstone (City, Zambia)
Accommodation:
Maramba River Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Mosi-oa-Tunya NP (Zambia)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

: Helicopter View Of Victoria Falls | Rhino Walk | Game Drive In Mosi Oa Tunya National Park

: Helicopter View Of Victoria Falls | Rhino Walk | Game Drive In Mosi Oa Tunya National Park

After your breakfast at around 8am, you will be picked up for a helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls having an aerial view of the Victoria falls. Times are flexible; you can also take part in choosing time to do an activity.

After the scenic flight over Victoria Falls at around 10am, you will go for the tour of the Victoria Falls - Tour of the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side. During the tour, the guide will give you all necessary information on the Victoria Falls, Zambezi River as well as the flora and fauna of the area.
In the afternoon, after lunch, you will head out for a game drive and a Rhino walk in the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park which is located in Livingstone. Mosi Oa Tunya National Park is home to different wildlife such as giraffes, zebras, hippos, antelopes, cape buffalo and many others. We will then have a rhino walk; this allows us to get closer to the White rhinos found in the park. Dinner and overnight at Maramba River Lodge.

Main Destination:
Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park (Zambia)
Best Time To Visit June to August (Best time to see the waterfall)
High Season July to October (Busy and high-season rates apply)
Best Weather April to September (It hardly ever rains)

Wildlife in Mosi-oa-Tunya NP

ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoAbundant
Show more
BuffaloCommon
HyenaVery Rare
LionNone
Accommodation:
Maramba River Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Mosi-oa-Tunya NP (Zambia)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7

Swimming In The Devils Pool | Visit Mukwalantila Village

Swimming In The Devils Pool | Visit Mukwalantila Village

You will go for swimming in the Devils Pool after breakfast. After having seen the Victoria falls from an aerial view and also seeing it head on it would only be right to become part of the Victoria falls by swimming in the Devils pool which is formed on a natural pool right on the edge of the falls; allowing you to live life on the edge.

After swimming in the Devils Pool, you visit Mukwalantila village. This village is about 85 kilometers north of Livingstone. This cultural tour is meant to be half-day or full-day into a typical Tonga village. A site is earmarked for our campsite for those tourists who would wish to spend a night in a Zambian Village.
This tour is meant to showcase the lifestyle of the Tonga people of Southern Province who may be found plaughing, harvesting or gardening depending on the season.

Dinner and overnight at Maramba River Lodge.

Main Destination:
Mukwalantila Village (Cultural Village, Zambia)
Accommodation:
Maramba River Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Mosi-oa-Tunya NP (Zambia)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8

Water Rafting | Sunset Cruise on Zambezi River | PCR Covid-19 tests

Water Rafting | Sunset Cruise on Zambezi River | PCR Covid-19 tests

After breakfast, you will go water rafting. Test your courage by taking on the magnificent rapids of the Zambezi River. From rapid 1 to rapid 22 with some rapids rated Grade V.

After a long day navigating the Zambezi rapids, we will take time to relax on a sunset cruise on the upper Zambezi with some drinks and snacks and enjoy the beauty picture that nature will paint as the sun sets.

Please note that, you will have the covid-19 test on this day in the morning. Dinner and overnight at Maramba River Lodge.

Main Destination:
Zambezi River (Zambia)
Accommodation:
Maramba River Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Mosi-oa-Tunya NP (Zambia)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9

Final Day In Zambia| Flight To Uganda

Final Day In Zambia| Flight To Uganda

After breakfast, you will be driven to town for shopping, have lunch in town, then you will be dropped off at the Livingstone Airport for your scheduled flight Entebbe International Airport in Uganda. Arrival in Uganda, you will be picked by our Kubwa Five Safaris representative with your name printed on an A4 paper from Entebbe International Airport in the morning hours and be transferred to Blue Monkey Guest House.

Main Destination:
Entebbe (City, Uganda)
Accommodation:
Blue Monkey Guest House
  • Budget guest housein Entebbe (City, Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10

Travel To Murchison Falls National Park | Rhino Tracking | Top Of Falls

Travel To Murchison Falls National Park | Rhino Tracking | Top Of Falls

After breakfast, you will be driven to Murchison Falls National Park.
On your way to Murchison Falls National Park, you will branch to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking; this is one of the breathtaking activities in Uganda, the pearl of the Africa.

After the Rhino Tracking, you will be driven to Murchison Falls National Park, your first tourist attraction in the park; will be at the Top of the falls. It is an exciting experience that brings you very close to the rushing whitewater as it squeezes itself through the narrow crevice below. The resulting mist from the turbulence often produces rainbows.
Dinner and overnight at Parkside Safari Lodge.

Main Destination:
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (Uganda)
Accommodation:
Parkside Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Murchison Falls NP (Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 11

Balloon Safari (Optional Activity) | Morning Game Drive | Boat Cruise | Evening Game Drive

Balloon Safari (Optional Activity) | Morning Game Drive | Boat Cruise | Evening Game Drive

If you choose to do Balloon Safari, you will do this morning at breakfast.
The price is US $350 per person. It can be organized early morning then proceed with the normal program.

We strongly recommend that a traveler books for air balloon safari in advance to secure your place. You will set off very early in the morning at 5:20am, depart with packed breakfast for a game drive on the Northern Delta Nile.
Lions, buffalos, Jackson’s hartebeest, Rothschild’s giraffe are some of the animals to expect. Other activities include bird watching, and sightseeing of open savannah, dotted woodland and riverine vegetation along the Nile and Albert delta.

You will end back to the lodge for lunch and rest till 2pm for an afternoon boat ride. You will safari upstream by boat to the calm Victoria Nile and the base of the falls. You can marvel at toothsome hippos, crocodiles and you may also see, waterbucks and Uganda kobs and various bird species. Dinner and overnight at Parkside Safari Lodge.

Main Destination:
Murchison Falls National Park (Uganda)
Best Time To Visit December to February (Easier to spot animals)
High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather June and July (Less rain and lower temperatures)

Wildlife in Murchison Falls NP

ChimpanzeeOccasional
ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
HippoAbundant
LionOccasional
Show more
ZebraNone
Accommodation:
Parkside Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Murchison Falls NP (Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 12

Travel To Kibale National Park

Travel To Kibale National Park

After breakfast, you will be travel from Murchison Falls National park, driving Southwest through the Albertine Escarpment of the great Western Rift Valley. Drive through Hoima, then Kyejonjo district and reach the colorful and beautiful town of Fort Portal, the capital of the Tooro kingdom, situated in the shadow of the fabled "Mountains of the Moon," the Rwenzori.
Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge.

Main Destination:
Kibale National Park (Chimps)
Best Time To Visit December to February and June to July
High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather June to July and December to February (Least rain)

Wildlife in Kibale NP

ElephantOccasional
BuffaloOccasional
LeopardVery Rare
HippoRare
LionRare to None
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ZebraNone
Accommodation:
Ndali Lodge
  • Luxury lodgeless than 1hr drive from Kibale NP (Chimps, Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 13

Chimpanzee Tracking | Travel To Queen Elizabeth National Park | Boat Ride | Evening Game Drive

Chimpanzee Tracking | Travel To Queen Elizabeth National Park | Boat Ride | Evening Game Drive

The tracking will start early and takes about two to three hours, depending on the location of the chimps.
After the trek you will go back to the resort for lunch and you will go to Queen Elizabeth National park as your next destination. This is a huge park where wildlife and people coexist in harmony.

Enjoy a boat cruise on Kazinga channel which connects Lake Edward and Lake George. Passing squacco herons, pied kingfishers, buffaloes and hippo, basking crocodiles, bird species and large mammals.

This is one of the most memorable experiences from the park. Over 300 hippos are found in the lake.
After the boat ride, you will go for an evening game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park aiming to catch the lions hunting in the morning. Lions usually hunt as the day dawns since the temperatures are cooler. We also expect to see the Uganda kob, elephants, buffalo, warthog, leopard and waterbuck. Dinner and overnight at Engiri Game Lodge.

Main Destination:
Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)
Best Time To Visit January to February and June to July (Dry seasons)
High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather June to July and January to February (Less rainfall)

Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth NP

ChimpanzeeOccasional
ElephantCommon
LionCommon
BuffaloCommon
HippoAbundant
LeopardOccasional
Show more
ZebraNone
Accommodation:
Engiri Game Lodge
  • Budget lodge bordering Queen Elizabeth NP (Uganda) without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 14

Ishasha Sector | Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable Forest | Cultural Interaction

Ishasha Sector | Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable Forest | Cultural Interaction

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to Ishasha sector for the tree climbing lions on the Kasenyi Plains.

The Ishasha sector is recognized for its resident Tree climbing lions that are an exceptional attraction within Queen Elizabeth National park. In the southern section of this park, the Lions are now and again spotted hanging on branches of huge fig trees whereas the Uganda Kob graze in the plains of the Ishasha sector.

Move to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, check in for lunch and prepare for tracking mountain gorillas. The forest is home to over 346 bird species, 120 mammal species, 400 plant species, 27 frog species among others and covering an area of 331 sq km.

After arrival, we will embark on a community walk where you will visit the Batwa, which is an indigenous group of people that has lived in the forest for 500,000 years, enjoy traditional dances and drama from them. Dinner and overnight at Ruhija Gorilla Friends Resort Campsite.

Main Destination:
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
Best Time To Visit June to August and December to February
High Season June to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)
Best Weather June to July and December to February (Less rainfall)

Wildlife in Bwindi NP

Accommodation:
Ruhija Gorilla Friends Resort Campsite
  • Budget tented campjust outside Bwindi NP (Gorillas, Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 15

Gorilla Trekking | Travel To Lake Bunyonyi With 29 Islands | Zip Lining | Ninja Warrior

Gorilla Trekking | Travel To Lake Bunyonyi With 29 Islands | Zip Lining | Ninja Warrior

After breakfast, head out to the park head offices with your guide, have a briefing about the Do’s and Don’ts while in the park with gorillas.
After head for gorilla trekking through the mist rain forest, trekking can take two to six hours and this is based on the location of the gentle giants.
Make sure you carry enough water, sturdy shoes, non-flash cameras, and rain jacket.

At the end of this long and exciting adventure, return to the lodge for a well-deserved shower. Have your lunch, relax and thereafter check out in the evening for a transfer to Lake Bunyonyi which twisting water body dotted with 29 islands with various shapes and sized scattered across the water will amaze you.

Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m).
It is probably is the second deepest lake in Africa. It is one of the few African lakes completely safe for swimming - there is no bilharzia. Dinner and overnight at Hawk's Eye Lodge Bunyonyi.

Main Destination:
Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda)
Accommodation:
Hawk's Eye Lodge Bunyonyi
  • Budget lodge located at Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 16

Final Day | Equator | Transfer To Kampala | Fly to Back Home

Final Day | Equator | Transfer To Kampala | Fly to Back Home

After your breakfast, you will be driven to Kampala. You will have a stopover at the Equator in Masaka see where this imaginary line divides our planet into two equal hemispheres. Snacks, souvenirs, and photographs may be taken here.

You will have lunch on your way to Kampala. After reaching Kampala, you will then be transferred to the Entebbe Airport for your flight back home.

Main Destination:
Entebbe International Airport (Entebbe, Uganda)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

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End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

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  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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