4 Days Murchsionfalls, Big 5, Chimpanzee and Rhino trekking

Overview

This safari will take you through the very best of what Murchsionfalls has to offer including the search for the big 5,Chimpanzee trekking at Budongo forest and end at Zziwa Sanctuary for Rhino trekking. The Murchison falls is also referred to as Kabarega falls whose waterfall is found on the course of the great Nile.

What makes this a must visit site and a bucket list for you is that the waters of the Nile force their way through a small slit within the rocks, which is just 7 meters or 23 feet wide, and topples to 43 meters or 141 feet below with a thunderous roar forming a residual water stray that forms a beautiful rainbow; the view is very breathtaking! From here it then continues its westward into the stunning Lake Albert.

The Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and cascades down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos and crocodiles, water bucks and buffaloes. The vegetation is characterized by savannah, riverine forest and woodland. Wildlife includes lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda kobs, chimpanzees, and many bird species.

We will head to the Budongo forest section of the Murchsionfalls Park for Chimpanzee trekking and famous for the Mahogany and end the trip at the Zziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino trekking and other activities at the sanctuary including shoe bill cruise or nature walks.

Highlights

  • Top of the mighty Murchison-falls
  • Boat Cruise on the Nile
  • Game drives for the wildlife
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Rhino tracking
  • Nature walks

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Top of Murchison falls and Boat cruise

We depart Kampala and drive to Murchison Falls National Park, via Luwero and Nakasongola. We will have lunch in Masindi before entering the park. We then head straight to the top of Murchison Falls where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. We will spend some time here as it gives you the opportunity to take photos.

We then will slop to the river to catch a boat cruise. This will give us an opportunity to be close to the hippos, Crocodiles, Buffaloes and many bird species.

  • Pakuba Lodge

DAY 2: Morning and evening Land Game drives

Early riser today, 0630am we head out on a game drive in the park to find; Wildlife populations have largely recovered from the poaching of the 1980s; in the lush borassus grassland to the north of the Nile, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and a variety of antelope are regularly encountered on game drives, while lion are seen with increasing frequency. We return to lodge to relax and lunch or rest after which we will hit the track again for an evening game drive in search of the big cats like lions.

  • Pakuba Lodge

DAY 3: Chimpanzee trekking Budongo Forest

We shall be up early morning to have breakfast so we are able to catch the firstly crossing ferry. This morning we aim to be early for chimpanzee trekking at the Budongo Forest.

Budongo Forest is an important East African forest and this is because it is a predominantly well-studied area and was, in the past, well-known for its majestic mahogany. It is one of the best Birding areas in Uganda and where you can track chimpanzees at an affordable price, takes guided nature walks through the forest and grasslands, and the adventure lasts for at least 2 to 4 hours. The hike also rewards visitors with amazing sights at the oldest mahogany trees in East Africa.

We plan to hit the road to another famous area the Zziwa Rhino sanctuary for our lunch and check in at your Lodge. You can decide to have a restful afternoon or swimming or taking an evening walk in preparation for our next early morning Rhino trekking.

  • Pakuba Lodge

DAY 4: Rhino trekking at Zziwa rhino Sanctuary

This is our last day and we plan to be up early for breakfast at the sanctuary which is the only place to see wild rhinos in Uganda!  We will have the opportunity to lookout these endangered, magnificent creatures in their natural habitat and at least have 1 to 2 hrs. with them. After the experience with the Rhinos we head to Kampala. While looking out for the Rhinos you may still encounter a range of other wildlife in the forest including Oribis, bush bucks Uganda kobs among other. We plan to leave the sanctuary early in order to reach Kampala early or Entebbe airport for your next flight.

Inclusions

  • Full board accommodation
  • Park entrance fees
  • Chimp tracking permits
  • Bottled water on the vehicle
  • Park ranger fees
  • English speaking guide/driver
  • Guide fee
  • Boat cruises
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Rhino tracking permits
  • Ferry crossing costs

4 Days Murchsionfalls, Big 5, Chimpanzee and Rhino trekking

Duration

3 Nights 4 Days days

Price

From $1410 per person