Tour Overview

3 Days Murchison Falls Wildlife and Chimpanzee tracking; Our 3-Day Uganda tour is meant for travelers who want to witness the World’s most powerful waterfalls and look out for chimpanzees in the forest jungle. The trip will take you to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking, Murchison Falls National Park for game drives and boat cruises and Budongo Forest for chimp tracking. It gives a chance to see the African Big Five: rhino, elephant, lion, leopard, and buffalo.

Itinerary summary.

  • Day 1: Transfer to Murchison via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise to the delta.
  • Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking and Transfer back to Kampala.

Detailed Itinerary.

Day 1. Transfer from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park and Rhino tracking.

After an early morning breakfast, you will meet the Dolphin Tours guide who is your safari driver for the 3 Day Murchison Falls tour. While still at your hotel, he/she will give a briefing about the day’s program, just before setting off from Kampala. In about 3 hours, you will arrive at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola. Meet the site guide and go for rhino tracking. It’s a great experience, as this will be the start of seeing the Big Five. You will have lunch after tracking the rhinos and proceed to Murchison Falls National Park where you will arrive in the evening, check in to your hotel, and relax.

Day 2. Game drive and Boat cruise to the bottom of the falls.

This day starts early morning with a sumptuous breakfast. By 6:40 am, you will have headed out for the morning game drive, which offers a chance to see many grazers as well as the nocturnal animals like hyenas, lions, and leopards as they wind up on their hunting before retiring to their hideouts. There is a chance to see animals including African elephants, Rothschild giraffes, buffaloes, waterbucks, and several bird species since the park is also a bird sanctuary with a recorded number of over 450 bird species. You will go back to your hotel for breakfast, relaxation, and a mouthwatering lunch.

In the afternoon at around 2:00 pm, you will go for a launch cruise at the bottom of the falls. It takes you through schools of hippos floating on the water and you may also spot Nile crocodiles, water birds, and elephants drinking water at the river banks. These animals are seen clearly since the boat passes closer to them. After the about 3-hour launch cruise, you will drive to the top of the falls to witness the marvelous power of the falls and also watch how thrilling this site is. Drive back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3. Chimpanzee tracking and Transfer back to Kampala.

You will wake up as early as 6:00 am, have a packed breakfast, pack your luggage, and check out of the lodge. Drive to Budongo forest for Chimpanzee trekking, this is one of the most popular Chimpanzee sanctuaries in Uganda. You will track these primates, see many birds, learn about the different tree species, and may spot other forest animals.

After this adventure activity, you will transfer back to Kampala.

End of Safari.

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