4 Days Murchison Falls and Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest.
Murchison falls National park is Uganda’s largest national park. It measures approximately 3,893 sq km (1,503 sq mi). The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile from east to west for a distance of about 115km (71 mi). The park is the location of the Murchison Falls where the waters of the flow through a narrow gorge only 7m (23 ft) wide before plunging 43m (141 ft). Also, in the park, adjacent to the Masindi-Gulu Highway, are the Karuma Falls, the location of the 600 megawatts Karuma Power Station, which will be Uganda’s largest power station when it comes online circa 2018. The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls the centrepiece of the park and the final event in an 80 km stretch of rapids. The mighty cascade drains the last of the river’s energy, transforming it into a broad, placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert. This stretch of river provides one of Uganda’s most remarkable wildlife spectacles. Regular visitors to the riverbanks include elephants, giraffes, and buffaloes; while hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents. Notable visitors to the park include Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway, and several British royals. The major tourist activities in the park include game viewing typically around the delta circuit, chimpanzee tracking in the Budongo Forest, launch cruise along the Nile to the bottom of the falls rewards you with sights of a diversity of bird species as well as wildlife.
4 Day Murchison Falls and Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest Highlights
- Day 1. Pick up from your hotel heading to Murchison falls en-route visit Rhino sanctuary.
- Day 2. Game drive and boat cruise to the bottom of the falls.
- Day 3. Chimpanzee Tracking in Budongo Forest
- Day 4. Transfer to Entebbe
Day 1: flight to Murchison falls park.
Meals : Lunch and Dinner.
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel/Guest house at 7:00am heading to Murchison falls National park, driving through the famous Luweero Triangle. Stop over at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary that houses Uganda’s Rhino reintroduction project. There are 30 White rhinos and tracking is done on foot and takes about 1 and half hours. Have lunch at the Kabalega Diner and thereafter proceed to the park and visit top of Murchison falls. Accommodation: Paraa lodge / pakuba safari lodge.
Day 2: Morning game, Boat cruise and Hike to the Top of the falls.
Today we head for an early morning game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile. This is a beautiful drive across Borassus Palm Forest and grassland savannah down to Lake Albert where the Albert Nile heads north to Sudan. Animals you may see include; Elephants, Lions, Cape buffalo, Rothchild’s Giraffe, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, Spotted Hyena and if you are lucky, the Leopard.
After lunch, go for a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls, an experience not to be missed!! Here you will see the River Nile said to be the 2nd longest river in the world crush through a narrow gorge and forming the magnificent Murchison Falls. While on the cruise you may see Hippos, Crocodiles, Elephants, Waterbuck and Uganda Kobs among others. This is also the zone of many birds, with species like Goliath Heron, Egyptian Geese, Pelicans, Bee-eaters, Kingfishers, Hornbill, Cormorant and the rare Shoebill stork. Return to your lodge
Accommodation : Paraa Lodge/ Pakuba lodge
Meals : B/L/ D
Day 3 : Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest.
After breakfast, you will transfer to Budongo forest for your chimpanzee tracking experience. Upon your arrival at Pabidi, you will be briefed on the dos and don’t by ranger guides who are skilled and knowledgeable about the chimpanzees and other primates, during this you will also be able to see various tree species like the mahogany, butterflies, Vervet monkeys, olive monkeys, and birds can also be spotted. After trekking, you head to the Top of the falls and thereafter transfer to your lodge. These two activities i.e. visiting the top of the falls and Trekking chimpanzees can take a long time sometimes but it is always worth it, as it gives you great experience watching their behaviors and when it comes to the falls you completely appreciate more of Nature.
Accommodation : Paraa safari lodge / Pakuba lodge
Day 4. Transfer to Entebbe/Kampala to catch your international flight back home
|Safari Cost Includes||Our Safari cost exclude:|
|»Air Ticket Return
»One Gorilla Permit per person @ $ 700.00
»Full-time English speaking professional driver/guide
»All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
»Bottled water while on safari
»Transport 4×4 safari Van
»Meals as specified in Itinerary
»Park Fee and ferry crossing
|»For short trips, accommodation on arrival and departure are not included, but can be arranged on request.
» Medical Insurance
»Visas (Uganda @ $50, East Africa @ $100 )