5 Days Murchison Falls Safari
Day 1 : Kampala– Murchison Falls National Park
After an early morning breakfast, our guide will pick you from your hotel in Kampala by 7:30am then transfer to North-west through the famous Luwero Triangle and Masindi Town to Murchison Falls National Park. En-route lunch at Kabalega dinners.
Proceed and enter the park with a visit to the top of the falls where you can see the Nile's beauty perfected! Marvel at the Nile, compressing from 50 meters to squeeze through a 6-meter canyon dropping 40 meters with a thunderous roar.
Later you will have an evening game drive as you proceed to your lodge
Dinner and overnight at Pakuba Safari Lodge. (Mid-range)
Lodge Website: http://pakubasafarilodge.com/
Meal plan: Half-Board.
Day 2: Game drive and Nile boat ride.
Morning game drive via the Nyamsika plateau, enjoy the view and you may see some of the big five like (elephants, lions, buffaloes and giraffes), warthogs, bush backs, water bucks, heart-beasts and many more. Return to lodge for refreshment, breakfast and lunch, then after prepare for a boat trip on placid Victoria Nile, upstream, to the base of the falls.
En route you will see hippos, crocodiles, water bucks and a wide variety of birds like the pelican bee-eater, egret, Kingfishers, eagles, weaver birds and heron etc. The boat stops just tens of meters from the "Devil's Cauldron". Take pictures of the photogenic and majestic Murchison Falls. Return to Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 3: Morning Delta Boat cruise, Afternoon game drive in Paraa area
After breakfast, you will be picked up by your boat to go to the delta area of Murchison Falls National Park. The Nile Delta boat cruise offers a chance to see lots of wildlife species that include buffaloes, elephants, crocodiles, hippos and the rare shoebill stock. You will also observe the Nile reducing speed as it deposits waste before entering lake Albert. Return back to the lodge for lunch and then prepare for your evening game drive to look for animals you could have missed on the first game drive. After the game drive, transfer to Pakuba Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Chimp tracking and transfer to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
After an early morning breakfast transfer to the ferry crossing point where you will cross with the 7:00 am ferry and proceed to the Budongo the head offices where you will be briefed on how the tracking is done. You will then be led by an experienced ranger guide who will take you through the tracking. You are advised to carry bottled water and snacks just in case the tracking takes long. After these chimpanzees have been got, you will be given a maximum of 1hr with them to enjoy the most thrilling experience. This chimp tracking will also give the bird watchers the opportunity to sight different bird species in the forest especially Budongo Forest. After you will go back to your lodge where you will be served lunch and relax a little after your amazing chimpanzee trekking
After you have had your lunch, transfer from Budongo to Ziwa home of the Rhinos in Uganda. You will checkin at Amuka Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Dinner and overnight stay at Amuka Lodge
Lodge Website: http://www.amukalodgeuganda.com
Day 5: Rhino tracking and departure
After an early morning breakfast you will go for your Rhino tracking walk in the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary home of Uganda’s remaining Rhino Population. The Ziwa Rhino sanctuary was created to conserve and the Rhinos, with intention of re-introducing them to all other parks in Uganda where they once lived before they were all poached. After your Rhino tracking experience, you will return to your lodge and relax, have your lunch then we proceed back to Kampala.
End of tour