4 Days Murchison falls Safari and Chimpanzee Trekking in Budongo Forest
The 4 Days Murchison falls safari brings you to Murchison falls National Park, Uganda’s largest protected area via rhino sanctuary. The safari tours ends with Chimpanzee trekking in their natural habitat in Budongo Forest.
This is a very ideal Itinerary to wildlife lovers who’re have limited time in the country.
Very rewarding, to trek rhinos in Ziwa rhino sanctuary; the only place to see Rhinos forging on their own in the country, later visiting the might Murchison falls with a very thundering sound of the Nile.
Murchison falls national park has lot to offer, A vast vegetation cover ranging from dense rain forests, woodland, grassland, bush land and open savanna.
So many animals call Murchison falls National Park their home, to mention but a few; Buffalos, Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Jackals, Jackson’s hartebeests, Oribi, Uganda kobs, Crested porcupines, Giraffes, and good birding opportunity as the park harbors over 350 bird species, “The Shoebil” inclusive.
- Rhino Trackingin Ziwa
- Top of the Water falls view
- Boat cruise on the Nile river for game viewing: Crocodiles, Hippopotamus, Elephants, antelopes etc and Birding potential
- Game Drives for Lions, Buffaloes, Leopards, Jackals, Oribi, Giraffes, Uganda Kobs, Birding etc.
- Chimpanzee Tracking in Budongo Forest
Day 1: Start with Ziwa Rhino and then Top of the Murchison falls.
At 06:30hrs we start on our 4 Days Murchison falls safari tour.
We depart for the national park escaping from the congested suburbs of Kampala’s early morning rush hours, passing through towns seeing nationals going to work and others preparing their day today businesses.
First target is the ziwa rhino sanctuary; here we have a guided walk to see the endangered white rhinos, a very successful breading program offering us a chance to contribute in conservation by paying for the permits to tack these rhino.
After rhino tracking, we drive to the restaurant for a hot lunch before entering the largest protected area in Uganda.
Drive to the top of the might Murchison falls for the magical and thundering experience. A place of its own. Later check into our Lodge.
Day 2: Explore The Beauty of Murchison falls National Park to the bottom falls
An early start in search for Murchison falls big game; like lions, hyenas, jackals, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, numerous antelopes, leopards, amazing land escape that come out in the morning after breakfast.
All Game seems alive at this time of the day having survived through the night making it more rewarding.
We then return to the lodge for a hot lunch before setting off for a boat safari on the famous river Nile.
This offers a great opportunity of seeing water animals like; elephants, buffaloes, Nile crocodiles, king fisher’s, bee eaters, monitor lizards rounding to what I call a water safari. Enjoy the evening game drive as you enroute to the lodge.
Day 3: Morning game drive and then drive to Budongo eco lodge
An early departure into the bush in search for game.
Predators are more active during this time, creating more possibilities of seeing them hunting or feeding on their prey, herds of elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, Jackson’s hartebeest, water bucks, oribi, wart hogs and hyenas are very visible at about this time of the morning offering a detailed game drive with no pushing factors.
Break for lunch before driving to Budongo forest eco lodge for check in with chances of nature walk in rain forest during evening hours.
Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest and bid farewell to Murchison falls National Park
After an early breakfast, we meet our Chimpanzee guide for briefing, equipped with enough drinking water and rain gear, enjoy the forest walk in search for the chimpanzee.
An average of one hour is spent upon meeting them but it’s never enough, return to the reception before driving off for Kampala or Entebbe for you flight or overnight, lunch on the way.
Accommodation (Hotels and Lodges around Murchison falls National park)The accommodation depends on your Budget. Here is a list of Lodges around the Tourist site.
What You need for the 4 Days Murchison falls safari
- Boots: You will need good hiking shoes.
- Sunscreen: It can be very hot some times, there fore this can protect you from the hot sun rays
- Light Clothes (dull colored)
- Sun glasses
- Camera: Carry a good camera to capture this lifetime experience