Balloon Safari & Big5 Adventure – Uganda.


There's no better way to see the vast savannah dotted with Borassus palm trees, Wildlife herds, the meandering River Nile, waterfalls and Birds than doing it from a hot-air balloon! The balloon safari coupled with game drives and water safari, gives you an opportunity to explore the mighty Murchison falls ending with Chobe section that offers unique guided walks in the African bush.  

Safari Itinerary

Day 1 – Entebbe Murchison Falls N.P via Kampala – App. 6 hours’ drive.                                                       

Adventure consults’ guide will meet you at the hotel or residence (if already in Uganda), or meet on arrival at the airport and start the adventure by 8:30am latest. Beginning with a panoramic drive northwest, a stop and visit to the ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY is worth it! The sanctuary was created to re-introduce Rhino to Uganda after their extinction in 1982. Drive around the sanctuary endowed with lots of colourful Bird species.

After lunch, proceed to Murchison falls National Park.  Time permitting, you have an option to drove to the top of the Murchison Falls, from this vantage point you will have an opportunity to see the Nile's beauty perfected as you watch the Nile forced through a seven-meter cleft in the rocks and plunge 45 meters below, forming a spectacular rainbow.

Dinner and overnight accommodation included at the hotel/lodge.

Day 2. Morning Game Drive and afternoon Water Safari Adventure.

Early morning game drive to the delta circuit where there’s a possibility of spotting the leopards along the leopard track, the Jackson's hartebeest, large concentrations of Uganda Kobs because of the many breeding grounds and large families of the Defassa waterbuck, together with giraffe herds, groups of the dainty oribi and buffalo herds. The high supply of Kobs means unavoidable pride of lions to the delta too.

In the afternoon, you will safari upstream by boat to the calm Victoria Nile and the base of the falls just tens of meters from the "Devil's Cauldron." Return to the lodge for a relaxed evening.

Meals and Overnight accommodation included.  

Day 3: Hot Air Balloon safari and Afternoon Game drive – Game drive takes 2-3hrs  

There's no better way to see the vast savannah dotted with Borassus palm trees, Wildlife herds, the meandering River Nile, waterfalls and Birds than doing it from a hot-air balloon! This new alternative to the early morning game drive is the only one of its kind in Uganda. The flight starts at an agreed point ends with a soft landing in the wilderness. The balloon pilots are adept at positioning the balloon for good wildlife encounters and will lower the balloon to take advantage of a cool or interesting animal behavior.

You will have an early start (5am or as shall be briefed by the guide) in order for you to enjoy the best African Sunrise from above!  Transfer to the take-off position, and enjoy taking photos as you watch the balloon inflation process. Get a full briefing on safety regulations by the pilot and start flying around 6:00 am right before sunrise. The Balloon ride lasts for about an hour after which you land and receive a participation certificate. After a breathtaking Balloon experience, take a relaxed drive back to the lodge, keeping an eye out for Big game arriving in time for a warm breakfast.  

In the afternoon, you will go for a game drive and proceed to Chobe Lodge. Please keep an eye out for Game.

Chobe Lodge is undoubtedly the gem of any dream destinations. With breathtaking panoramic views, the sights and sounds of the Nile, it sets the scene for lifetime relaxation. You will enjoy the Birdlife, butterflies, scenery and the panoramic views of the Nile.

Meals and Overnight accommodation included.

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Day 4:   Nature Walk - Return to Kampala/Entebbe

After breakfast, enjoy your very first morning nature walk in the African bush. Midmorning start for Kampala, lunch enroute and proceed to your residence or drop off at the airport in time for your return flight.

Please book return flights departing after 4pm to avoid a rushed drive

Accommodation: We do not restrict on where to stay but here are some recommended options. In most cases, we go with the travelers’ choice. Here are below are suggested places (among others) as we cannot list all available options. So get in touch for more – sales@adventureconsults.com  

Lion range (Luxury):

Chobe Safari Lodge/Bakers Lodge/Paraa safari Lodge

Pride range (Mid-range):

Fort Murchison/Pakuba lodge/Nile safari Lodge/Budongo ecolodge/Sambiya River lodge.

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