4 Days Murchison Falls Safari Uganda brings you to Uganda’s oldest national park where you can go on game drives, do chimpanzee trekking, climb to the top of the stunning waterfalls, and visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. Families, small and large groups, as well as honeymooners, can take the journey. Children are welcome, although they are not allowed on the chimpanzee trip. Uganda’s biggest wildlife protection area is Murchison Falls National Park. The Ziwa Rhino refuge is the only place where visitors can see all five of the big five mammals. The park is 305 kilometers from Kampala city by car, although it is also reachable through scheduled flight from Kajjansi or Entebbe International airport. Savanna grasslands, wooded areas, and riverine forest make up the park.
There are 451 species of animals known to exist in the Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison Falls National Park is a portion of the larger Murchison Falls Conservation Area, which also includes the Karuma and Bugungu game parks. The Murchison Falls are left behind as the River Nile flows through the park (from which the park derives its name). The Nile runs through a small gorge to create the Murchison Falls, a major feature in the park. These falls are created by a series of rapids that flow into a last deafening fall. As the river enters Lake Albert after this significant fall, it flows quietly. One of East Africa’s most spectacular wildlife displays can be found in the stretch of land between the falls and Lake Albert. Visitors can witness hippos, crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, and other animals drinking by the river banks while taking a boat trip along this portion of the Nile.
4 Days Murchison Falls Safari Uganda, In addition to the boat excursion, visitors can view the animals from hot air balloons or while on a game drive on land. Starting in Kampala or Entebbe, this 4-day Murchison Falls safari will then head to the park with a stop at the Ziwa Rhino refuge in between. You will proceed straight to the top of the Murchison Falls after tracking the rhinos. You will go on game drives, boat trips, and chimpanzee treks throughout the ensuing days. You would have seen elephants, giraffes, oribis, hippos, the Uganda Kob, hartebeests, buffaloes, lions, crocodiles, chimpanzees, and so much more by the end of your four-day excursion. For a lengthier safari, you might prefer our 9-day Uganda wildlife travel package or our 5-day Murchison Falls wildlife safari.
Your driver/guide will collect you up from the Entebbe/Kampala airport or accommodation and give you a briefing before beginning the trip to the Murchison Falls National Park. Enjoy the journey as you pass through little African communities like Luwero and Nakasongola. You will be astounded by the enormous herds of long-horned cattle grazing near to the roadside at Nakasongola, a cattle keeping corridor. The National Resistance Army (current administration) began a rebellion in Luwero that resulted in the overthrow of Tito Okello’s administration. You can request that the guide or driver make a brief pit stop at one of the markets so that you can meet the people and sample some of the delectable local produce, including mangoes, oranges, pineapples, bananas, and corn.
The Ziwa Rhino sanctuary is the first significant stop on your journey. After poachers murdered 99.9% of all white rhinos in Uganda, this sanctuary was created to safeguard the few remaining animals. Rhinos previously inhabited Uganda’s national parks, but widespread poaching drove them out. Because they don’t fear people as other huge mammals do, it was simpler to kill them for their priceless horns. Also started a breeding program to produce more rhinos, which was later restored to the national parks. The sanctuary is a fantastic place to go birding, see primates, and see antelopes. You will then head to the adjacent village of Masindi for lunch after tracking the lions.
You will travel to Murchison Falls National Park following Masindi and go directly to the top of the falls. Enjoy your time here while gazing in awe at the spectacular waterfall. The falls are created when the Nile River thunderously plunges through a small opening. Capture as many pictures as you can and share them with your friends. After that, the driver will transport you to your hotel where you may rest, eat, and, if you have time, go for a later evening stroll.
Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at Murchison River Lodge for budget tourists, Paraa Safari Lodge for luxury travelers, and Pakuba Safari Lodge for travelers looking for more moderate lodging.
Get up early, eat breakfast, and get ready for a busy day. You will be picked up by the driver/guide and taken on a game drive where you can view lions, leopards, giraffes, the Uganda Kob, buffaloes, oribi, jackals, elephants, warthogs, Jackson hartebeests, hyenas, and a myriad of other animals and birds. Watch out for predators like leopards returning to their dens after hunting in the early morning hours.
You will be driven back to the lodge for lunch, drinks, and some downtime before the afternoon boat ride following the four hours of game viewing. Crocodiles, hippos, and the majority of the creatures you saw on your previous game drive will be visible while you are on the boat. By the river’s edge, they will sip water and take baths. Some of the best birding locations in Uganda are along this section of the Nile River. Shoebill storks, Goliath herons, hornbills, yellow-billed storks, pelicans, bee-eaters, kingfishers, Egyptian geese, and African fish eagles should all be avoided. When the boat tour comes to a conclusion at the base of the Murchison Falls, it’s a perfect opportunity to snap some amazing pictures to share with your friends back home.
Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at the Paraa Safari Resort for luxury guests, the Pakuba Safari Lodge for those seeking more moderate lodging, and the Murchison River Lodge for those on a tighter budget.
Boat cruise at the Nile delta and afternoon Game drive.
Get up early and eat breakfast while you wait for the guide or driver to pick you up for a second, 4-hour boat voyage to the Nile Delta region. This region is renowned for its incredible variety of wildlife, which includes lions, bushbucks, elephants, and buffaloes. You will see incredible fauna and birds as the boat travels downstream this time. You will travel through sizable wetlands and swamps that are home to innumerable water birds. Following this boat tour, you will return to land, eat lunch, and then go on another game drive, this time in a different area of the park. You get the opportunity to see any wildlife that was not visible during the initial game drive and boat excursion.
Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at the Paraa Safari Lodge for upscale travelers, the Pakuba Safari Lodge for moderately priced lodging, and the Murchison River Lodge for less expensive visitors.
Get up early and head to the forest offices for the briefing. A group will be assigned to you, with a ranger serving as your leader. You are only permitted to spend one hour with the chimpanzees throughout the five hours of chimpanzee trekking in the Budongo forest. Budongo’s chimpanzee trekking is unique since there are less tourists there and more opportunities to interact with foreign researchers to learn more about the primates. One of the greatest sites to see birds in Uganda is the Budongo forest. Watch out for the birds, other smaller primates, and the old mahogany trees as you follow the chimpanzees. After finding the chimpanzees, the driver will begin the trip back to Kampala. Lunch will be consumed on the way back from Masindi or Luwero town. If you arrive early, you can ask for a tour around Kampala.
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