Overview:

Murchison Falls National Park is the largest savannah park in Uganda with 3,840 Sq.km. It shelters a great deal of African game including the Big 5 of Land animals that include Rhinos in the adjacent Ziwa sanctuary, lions, elephants, buffaloes and leopard not forgetting the splendid giraffe and giant Hippos and Nile crocodiles that dwell in the soothing waters of the Nile. The powerful Murchison falls where the Nile River which is the longest in the whole world squeezes its self to pass through an 8m gorge before falling 43m below to what has been termed the Devils Cauldron characterized by a plume of spray marked by a trade mark rainbow has been marked as the most powerful natural feature to ever happen on the course of River Nile. The Chimpanzee encounter in Budongo offers you a blend of nature in this mature tropical forest.

Safari Highlight:

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park & visit Ziwa Rhino sanctuary en – route & top of the falls on arrival.
Day 2: Do game drive & Nile Launch cruise
Day 3: Track Chimpanzees in Budongo & transfer to Kampala.

Description:

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park & visit Ziwa Rhino sanctuary en – route & top of the falls on arrival.

After breakfast, you will transfer from your place of stay in the company of our guide heading to the north of Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park 311km about 5 hours’ drive. You will branch off at Nakitoma 115km from Kampala for other extra 7 km to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary where white rhinos can only be traced in Uganda. After trekking Rhinos, you will continue on the journey to make a lunch stop in Masindi town and eventually proceeded to Murchison Falls National Park. Upon arrival, you will visit the top of the falls to marvel at amazing scenery of the longest River in the world River Nile as it makes it squeezes its self to pass through the 8m ravine falling 43m below before forming a plume of spray and trademark rainbow. The roaring sound produced by these waters will leave you with a great taste of nature. Retire to your lodge for relaxation and overnight.
Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Upmarket/luxury), Murchison River Lodge (Midrange/standard) or Bwana Tembo (Budget/Basic).

Day 2: Do game drive & Nile Launch cruise

Wake up for an early morning game drive. You will catch up with the ferry crossing at 7am at Paraa before embarking on the rewarding game drive in the northern bank of the Nile. Possible wildlife to see include; lions, elephants, buffaloes, Jackson hartebeest, giraffe, Kobs among other wildlife. The 3 -4 hour game drive will expose you to not only wild game but also birds and amazing rolling savannah combretum. Return to your lodge for relaxation till lunch time after which you will gather at Paraa for the Nile launch cruise that departs at 3pm taking about 3 hours exploring the magical offerings of the Nile. The sights of Nile crocodiles, Hippos, rare shoe bill stork and a range of wild game drinking on the river side will give you company up to the bottom of falls. Retire for overnight.
Accommodation: You will spend dinner and overnight at you previous lodge.

Day 3: Track Chimpanzees in Budongo & transfer to Kampala.

Transfer very early in the morning to Budongo forest to catch up with chimpanzee trekking experience that starts at 8am. You will attend a short briefing after which you will embark on trek to the forest in search of these close to human apes. The 2 – 4 hour trek through this mature tropical forest does not only expose you to Chimpanzees but to a range of tree species with unique physical build and fruiting patterns. The sights of birds cannot be avoided while the jungle sounds will entertain you throughout the experience. The sights of Chimpanzees as they roll and swing through tree branches, gather fruit, socialize and make pant hooting calls will leave you in a state of amazement after this memorable one hour direct encounter. Return from the activity and embark on the transfer to Kampala arriving in the evening.

End of safari