4 Days Murchison Falls National Park Safari : This 4 Day Wildlife Safari takes you to Uganda’s largest protected area covering an area of 3,893 kilometers squared. It is located in Northeastern part Uganda and is home to four of the Big Five animals; Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, and Elephant. If you happen to be lucky and see these four species, then your visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking would make it complete for you to have seen the Big Five. A tour to Murchison Falls national park is incomplete without a visit to the top of the falls, reason you will visit this site on your first day of your safari.
DAY 1. Transfer from Kampala to Murchison falls National Park and visit the top of the falls
DAY 2. Morning game drive and launch cruise
DAY 3. Chimpanzee tracking
DAY 4. Transfer back to Kampala via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
DAY 1. Transfer from Kampala to Murchison falls national park.
In the morning after your breakfast, the driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Murchison falls National Park, a journey that will take you 6-7 hours. You will have lunch in Masindi or in the park depending on your arrival time. Then drive to the top of the falls and watch the waters of the Nile aggressively passing penetrating through the 7m gorge and forming the world’s strongest waterfalls. Water splashes to up to some point where you can stand and find yourself getting wet, it is all fun here.
You will thereafter head out for an evening game drive and later retire to your booked lodge for dinner and the overnight stay.
DAY 2. Morning game drive and Launch cruise.
This day starts early morning; you will wake up and get prepared so that you are at the restaurant for breakfast by 6:20 am. After breakfast, you will head out for the morning game drive, an activity that will give you a chance to see some of the wildlife in Murchison’s plains including lions, buffaloes, elephants, leopards, giraffes, waterbucks, and several bird species. The game drive will end by 11:00 am and you will go back to your lodge and relax. Have lunch and later on go for the Murchison falls boat cruise. this takes you to the bottom of the falls where you will witness the Victoria Nile find its way to proceed to Lake Albert. En route, expect to see wildlife including hippos, crocodiles and water birds such as pied kingfishers, egrets, Egyptian geese, malachite kingfisher and many others. You will go back to your lodge at around 6 pm for a mouthwatering dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 3. Chimpanzee tracking
You will have an early morning breakfast and head to Budongo forest to search for the chimps. with the guidance of a ranger guide, you will go around the forest and have a chance to come across other things of interest like birds, monkeys and rare plant species.
When you spot the chimpanzees, it will be a great experience. They can be seen playing, feeding or relaxing. After an hour with the primates, you will return to the lodge and relax.
DAY 4. Transfer back to Kampala.
On this last day of the safari, you will pack your luggage and check out of the lodge. Embark on your journey to Kampala with a stopover at Ziwa rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking. you will have lunch after tracking the rhinos and proceed to Kampala.