Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest conservation area, it covers an area of over 3840sq.km, covered by Borassus palms, Acacia trees, Savanna and Riverine woodland on the northern bank with the southern sector dominated by woodland and forest patches. It is a prime game destination with variety of wildlife especially mammals viewed on safari drives through the northern game circuits and on launch cruises along the majestic Nile. The park is famously known for its dramatic falls where the Nile River squeezes into a 7metre gorge and finally falling off 40meters below the Devil’s Cauldron; this is the highlight of the park.
Note: On your day of arrival, you will be met and received by our guide at Entebbe International Airport and be transferred to your overnight accommodation in Kampala. A complementary city tour can be done depending on your time of arrival and how you may be feeling. O/N: Sheraton Hotel /Cassia lodge; Bed & Breakfast
Day 01: Departure from Kampala to Murchison Falls [Approximately 6hours drive].
After breakfast at your hotel; you will be met by the guide, briefs you about the tour and transfer onward to the Northwestern part of the country to Murchison Falls National Park. You branch to Nakasongola, en-route heading to the wilds of Zziwa to track the White Rhinos; the first member of the Big Five you will see on your safari. The activity is done on foot with a ranger and after, have lunch here or in Masindi town and continue to the park. On arrival, proceed to the booked accommodation where you have your dinner and overnight:
Meal Plan: Full Board [FB]. Overnight: Paraa Safari lodge [luxury], or Pakuba Safari lodge [midrange] or Heritage lodge [Basic].
Day 02: Launch trip, Hike to the falls and Game drive
Today after breakfast, proceed to Paraa [a center of activities] driving through the Northern section spotting a number of wildlife at dawn. At Paraa, you will set in for a one-way launch cruise along the Nile-upstream to the bottom of the exciting falls; along the banks you will spot some game, reptiles and birds. At the end of the launch, you will hike to the top of the falls for a stunning safari and Kodak experience. In the afternoon after lunch, hit the Savanna plains on the Northern bank characterized by a rich blend of Acacia, Savanna grassland and Borassus Palms hosting huge game like the African Elephant, Elusive Lion, Jackson’s Hartebeests, Uganda Kobs and many more. Return to lodge after the game drive for dinner and overnight. Meal Plan: Full Board [FB].
Day 03: Game drive and Chimpanzee tracking
Today you will have another savanna drive in the early hours to track down more game. The morning presents more opportunities to find the early grazers as the sun rises over the beautiful savannas of the Northern Bank. Later drive to the southern section in the direction of Budongo Forest Reserve, after your lunch break at the lodge here, you will track Chimpanzees in Budongo’s Kaniyo Pabidi sector. The reserve hosts large numbers of primates and birds expect to come across them.
Meal Plan: Full Board: Overnight: Paraa or Budongo Eco-lodge.
Day 04: Travel Back to Kampala or Entebbe.
Have breakfast at leisure and later checkout, embark on the journey back to Kampala. You will be dropped off at your hotel or be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch. End of Safari
Park entrance fees, All activity fees in the itinerary unless labeled as optional, Ground transportation, Professional English guide/driver, Mineral water in vehicle, Chimpanzee tracking permit, Round trip hotel/airport transfer.
International Air tickets (can be arranged on request), Expenses of any personal nature, Additional meals and beverages outside the meal plan, Visas (can be arranged on request), Pre and Post tour accommodation (arranged on request), All activities labeled as optional, Travel insurance (arranged on request).
|Rates are Per Person (P/P) in USD