Murchison Falls Park 4 Day Big 5 Plus Safari Better Budget –Moderate Priced Safari
Murchison Falls Park Safari plus Chimpanzee Tracking Budongo Forest -Forest Walks & or Birding
4 days of Big 5 Plus-Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Rhinos – plus Chimpanzees, Birding, River Nile Wildlife Cruise
A Four Day Safari that takes in Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda, the largest wildlife park in Uganda. On this Safari you can find all Big Five plus Chimpanzee Tracking, A Budongo Forest Walk, Birding, A visit to the Rhino Sanctuary of Ziwa. Four compact days giving you a variety of wildlife, the river Nile, old growth Mahogany Forest and much more.
Day One: Depart Kampala at 6:30 am heading for the largest game park and reserve in Uganda. Drive through the lovely and verdant countryside, dotted with farms, banana gardens, along the roadside will be vegetables and fruit for sale, once in a while you will see Uganda’s version of a drive through fast food joints, except they run up to the windows selling meat or chicken on a skewer, water, drinks, hot cassava, roasted bananas etc.
We drive through the town of Masindi where we will have lunch on the return trip and then turn off for our journey to Murchison Falls National Park.
Arrive for a late lunch at Fort Murchison which is located just outside of the park overlooking the River Nile and the savannah runs down to the river and one will be able to see quite a bit of wildlife such as elephants and other wildlife.
Each room is self-contained with bath and are quite spacious – there is a veranda or balcony that compliments each room here. Besides the rooms there are also tents here- but without private bath, they have a shared bath and shower facility. Everything is powered by solar lights and the water is solar heated – the result is that you do not have noisy generators.
After lunch we are off for the first game drive where you will see lions, elephants, giraffes, antelopes of all types, warthogs, buffaloes. The vehicle you are in for your private safari comes equipped
Back to your lodging, in some cases it means crossing the Nile by ferry, but there is nothing like a sunset over Nile. Enjoy dinner, listen to the sounds of Africa in distance and sometimes nearby.
Day Two: Early morning breakfast and off you are for another game drive across the savannah, along Lake Albert Delta, abundant wildlife as you move slowly as the sun rises. Welcome to Africa. What you are sensing and feeling, seeing around you cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world, this is Murchison Falls with its birds, lions, leopards, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, warthogs, giraffes, humorous appearing warthogs. This is Africa and you are on safari in the heart of it – Uganda.
After lunch it is one of the highlights of your Murchison Falls National Park Safari, the boat launch trip up the Nile River. Slowly moving along the river bank viewing crocodiles, an abundance of hippos, elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, lots of birds including the fish eagle, storks and so much more. The boat moves gently up the river and stay on the left hand side so that you see most of the animals who come to the river. Herds of Elephants cooling off, Hippopotamus frolicking, crocodiles just dozing in the African sun.
Then there are the Murchison Falls which are an awesome display of the power of nature. The river is 50 meters above the falls, moves down through a 6 meter gorge and falls down 43 meters, the sound is deafening and the sight makes one realize how forceful nature can be. The water at the bottom of the falls is churning, any vegetation is literally is mulched by the force of the water resulting in large sheets of foam, not from pollution but from the power of the river.
Close by there is a bank on the river filled with Nile crocodiles basking in the afternoon sun, just down from there you can see a group of hippos frolicking in the water of the Nile. There are literally thousands of hippopotamus to be found here, birds in abundance.
The journey down river slowly begins and more opportunity for viewing animals before you return to your lodging for dinner and an evening of rest and relaxations, don’t miss spotting some storks, eagles, egrets and many other birds, there are also a variety of primates to be found on the shores. Enjoy the Nile.
Dinner and another night in the wilds of Africa.
Day 3: Morning and breakfast and then we get ready for the move to Budongo Forest, stopping first at the top of the falls where the earth literally shakes from the power of the falls, where you can see a rainbow generated by the mist of the falls. There is a path down and it certainly is an experience that you will remember for a long time.
Onward to Budongo Forest which is a part of the vast Murchison Falls and check into Budongo Eco Lodge where you will find better-budget priced cottages that are delightfully
Afternoon Choice of Forest Walk, Birding. This is a lovely forest with Mahogany Trees, countless butterflies, birds, 9 different primates. you will find it a most refreshing experience in the quietness of Budongo Forest.
Dinner at Budongo Eco Lodge
Day 4: Breakfast and Chimpanzee Tracking in Budongo Forest. A three to four hour experience, spending one hour with the chimpanzees of Budongo Forest.
Lunch at Budongo Eco Lodge
Afternoon Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – a vast reserve for the rebuilding of the Rhino Population of Uganda. We drive up to the Rhinos and a guide from Ziwa will take you on a walk close to Rhinos.
Return to Kampala early evening hours and your lodging, if you need advise on a hotel in Kampala – just ask us…enjoy your four days in the wild of Murchison Falls Park….from Kampala..jon
Safari Price-includes: Transport including fuel and English Speaking driver – Water in Vehicle, all park fees, accommodations, sodas, beer, wine, etc. not included in price at lodge.
If you are interested in this safari please contact us.
“If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa.” John Hemingway – African Journeys
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