Africa Big 5 Safari Uganda

Africa Big 5 Safari | 3 Days Murchison Falls

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Africa Big 5 Uganda Safari | Murchison Falls National Park [$385pp]

African Big 5 Uganda Safari in Ziwa & Murchison Falls National Uganda; takes you to Murchison falls National Park found in Northern region Uganda and also doubles as the Biggest Game Park in the Country.

The African big five are among the most dangerous, yet most popular species for big-game hunters to hunt and the safari tourist – these include the African lion, elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and Rhinoceros.

Tracking down the African BIG FIVE is always tops the list for every wildlife safari tour. From the King of the Jungle, the Lion and the cunning Leopard to the largest land mammal the elephants, the rare white rhinos and the aggressive buffaloes. Have your checklist ready, we will take you on the most sought after Safari in Africa. Your hunting gear is your camera

View Safari Highlights:

  • Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Hiking Top of the falls (Murchison Falls)
  • Boat Cruise along the Nile Delta – Bottom of the falls
  • Game Drive within Murchison Falls Park
  • The BIG 5 Savanna Game Animals
  • Scenic road trip back to Kampala

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Detailed Itinerary

DAY 01 :ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY

After breakfast, we begin our panoramic drive northwards early morning through the famous Luwero Triangle, and on our way visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, starting to mark our list of the African Big 5 with the White Rhinos. Then continue and proceed to the Murchison falls National Park to track down the rest of the Big 5 family.
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a collaborative effort between the Rhino Fund Uganda, a Ugandan NGO committed to the restoration of Uganda’s rhinoceros.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Big 5 member marked is the Restored White Rhino and then the rest of the family of the big Five to be tracked down in the mighty Murchison falls National Park. The sanctuary is home to Uganda’s Rhino reintroduction project and There are about 29 white rhinos and tracking is done on foot following their trails and this takes about 1 and half hours depending on their location. After our Rhino trek, We then drive to Masindi Town for lunch. Thereafter, we drive to Murchison Falls National Park and if time allows, we also visit the top of the falls before retreating to our accommodation for dinner and overnight.

DAY 02 : Murchison Falls National Park

First on the list, an early morning game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile. This is a beautiful drive across Borassus Palm Forest and grassland savanna down to Lake Albert where the Albert Nile heads north to the Sudan and as you tick the checklist, look out for Elephants, Cape Buffaloes and Lions but within keep enjoying Rothschild’s Giraffe, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, Spotted Hyena. key to note: the African Leopards are rear but with luck you can have a spot on.

After lunch, we 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 Longest river in the world and it crushing through a narrow gorge and forming the magnificent Murchison Falls also marked as the strongest falls. While on the cruise you may see school of Hippos, Crocodiles, more Elephants, Waterbucks 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.

The African Big 5 Safari, Uganda lions, 3 days murchison falls safari We then return to our accommodation for dinner and overnight.

DAY 03 : End of Safari and back to Kampala

Scenic road drive of about 7+ hours back to Kampala.

  • Budget accommodation: Red Chilli Rest Camp. red chilli rest camp Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park, Big 5 Safari, 3 days murchison falls safari. Red Chilli Rest Camp.
  • Luxury accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge, Nile safari Lodge or Fort Murchison Lodge. Paraa Safari Lodge – Murchison Falls National Park, 3 days murchison falls safari Paraa Safari Lodge

African Big 5 Safari Uganda Overview

The African Big 5 Safari Uganda offers high chances for a glimpse on the Africa Big Five. The Africa big five are among the most dangerous, yet most popular species for the big-game hunters and the safari tourist – these include the African Lion, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Leopards, and Rhinoceros.

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What to Expect of The African Big 5 Safari Uganda.

The African Big 5 Safari begins and ends in the quiet lovely town of Entebbe/Kampala City. We will set out passing through the capital Kampala for an African city Experience and head towards the north-west of the capital passing through the famous 80’s war town, Luwero Triangle and stop over at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track the first member of the Africa big five family as noted above, the White Rhino for about 1.5 hours or less on foot. You’ll make it in time for lunch in Masindi, a town close to the entrance of Murchison Falls National Park where we’ll spend the night.

The Morning of the second day of our Africa big 5 Safari day to catch the other 4 of the Africa big five game family. We head for an early morning game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile. 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 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, Horn-bill, Cormorant and the rare Shoe-bill stork. We will head back to the lodge after exhausting our camera memories, draining our calories and using up all the day’s light – what an adventure – for a farewell dinner and the next morning head back to the capital to prepare your next trip back home.

Important Information

  • Departure Point
  • Hotel pickup and drop off within Entebbe/Kampala

The Africa Big 5 Safari Cost Includes

  • Airport Transfers
  • Transportation – 4×4 Safari Cruiser/Van
  • Accommodation – Budget/Luxury Lodging
  • English Speaking Driver/Guide
  • Park Fees & Guide Fees
  • Bottled Drinking Water en-route
  • Meals as specified in Itinerary

Our Safari cost exclude:

  • For short trips accommodation on arrival and departure are not included, but can be arranged on request
  • Flights
  • Visa fees (50 USD)
  • Rhino Tracking fees (50 USD)
  • Sodas, beers, wines and other drinks
  • Vaccinations
  • Medical Insurance
  • And all kinds of personal nature

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