Murchison Falls Park 4-Day Private Luxury Big-5 Wildlife Safari

Posted by on May 31, 2019

Four-Day Big 5 Wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls Park 4-Day Private Luxury Big-5 Wildlife Safari Plus chimpanzees in Uganda’s Best all-around Wildlife Park


Murchison Falls Park 4-Day Private Luxury Big-5 Wildlife Safari where hopefully you will see what is called the Big 5 –  Rhinos, Elephant, Buffaloes, Leopards, and Lions and on this Safari add Chimpanzees.

During this four day safari to Murchison Falls Park. You will come across giant Giraffe, Elephant, Buffalo Herds and vast numbers of to Lions, Hippos along with stunning Scenery – the most powerful waterfall in the world, Murchison Falls, the River Nile, Chimpanzee Tracking, Rhinos all while spending time of two of the best lodges at Murchison Falls Park, the luxurious 5 Star – Chobe Safari Lodge and its sister lodge Paraa Safari Lodge which is the best lodge for activities at Murchison Falls Park due to its central location, being on the wildlife side of the River and close to game drives.

Enjoy four days of luxury comfort on a short safari without minimizing the African Wild experience. This is one of our more popular Safaris for those who want a taste of Africa on a short safari, and this 4-Day Private Luxury Murchison Falls Park Safari gives you just that.


Day 1 – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary -Chobe Safari Lodge – Murchison Falls Park:

Your Murchison Falls Park 4-Day Private Luxury Big-5 Wildlife Safari begins – Depart your Hotel in Entebbe or  Kampala at 6: 30 am and head for Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary which is a 3-hour drive from Kampala.  Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a fenced area where Rhinos are in a safe environment safe from a poacher. The intent is to release them into Murchison Falls National Park in the future. While you trek Rhinos on foot, you will see some of the other wildlife found here.

The trek is with Rangers who bring you up-close to the Rhinos themselves, and you get as close as 10 meters which allows you to take some great photos.  One of our clients received a picture here which won her first place in a photo contest put on by Brussels Airline.

After your trek at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, we take the short 1 1/2 hour drive to the luxury Chobe Safari Lodge, which is the closest lodge in Murchison Falls Park to Kampala.  We should be reached here by lunch-time.

During the Afternoon, you have the choice along the Nile and on the Savannah.  The guided Nature Walk is led Uganda Wildlife Authority Rangers and is about 3-Hours in length, and a moderate fitness level is best to have to  take this walk in comfort. We also recommend that you wear boots, long trousers, and long-sleeved shirt along with a hat for your protection.  Use the if you can get the Best Safari Insect Repellent -the Australian Rid to protect you against insects including the Tsetse Fly.

A game drive across the savannah where you see the wildlife such as Elephants, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Lions, and Leopards in this part of Murchison Falls Park.  The Land Cruiser Vehicle is equipped with a pop-up roof for best game viewing.  The game drive is about 3 hours in length. You have a Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger on board the Vehicle.

Both your driver and the Ranger will point out things that otherwise you would miss.

Meal Plan:  Lunch – Dinner

Lodge: Chobe Safari Lodge

 Chobe Safari Lodge-one of Uganda’s Premier Lodges:

Chobe Safari Lodge is the closest Murchison Falls Safari Lodge to Kampala.  It is near the Karuma Falls and above Murchison Falls on the Victoria Nile.  It is a world class Safari Lodge, though large, you can stay away from the main lodge in one of its luxury Tents, or Cottages along the River where a lot of wildlife can be seen as you sit on the porch of your cottage or tent.

It has one of the best lodge swimming pools in Uganda, a fitness that CNN says has one of the best views and you and eat in or outside at the main lodge.  The meals are superb as is the care that guests receive here during their Stay.  Kanye West and Kim Kardashian stayed here during the making of a film video as has the president of Uganda on many occasions.

The lodge is the favorite for families with children. It is the children that give the lodge a resounding thumbs up.


Day 2 – Paraa Safari Lodge – Game Drives:

Breakfast on this Safari will be a morning highlight for you, both at Chobe Safari Lodge and again at Paraa Safari Lodge which is a sister lodge.

After a leisurely breakfast, we take the journey to Paraa Lodge. This drive2 1/2 hour drive is like a game drive since you will see much wildlife along the way and your driver-guide will stop for you to get the best view and take pictures. There is a pop-up roof in the vehicle so that you can stand and maximize the enjoyment of what you see before you.

We check into Paraa Lodge which is a sister lodge of Chobe Safari Lodge. You have a choice here of the standard rooms, suites,  tented cottages, rooms with air-conditioning, suites, or the fabulous Queen’s Cottage which is like a private retreat down by the Nile River.

Paraa Lodge is the best upmarket lodge, not due to the being the best luxury Lodge here but due to its location in Murchison Falls Park – it is conveniently located near all major activities in the park such as game drives, boat rides and fishing for Nile Perch.

Lunch at Paraa Lodge, which is a delight – sit and overlook the pool and the River Nile in the distance – it does not get any better than this.

Late Afternoon Game Drive with Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger on board of the vehicle to point out wildlife and birds that you might otherwise miss. See vast herds of Elephants and Rothschild Giraffes and Cape Buffaloes here, antelopes of various kind in high numbers, Lions, the occasional Leopard, Savannah Birds, Warthogs, Hyenas and much more.

Option:  We can add on a sunset cruise on the River Nile – sunset is around 6:45 pm – the journey is about 2 hours long you return before darkness sets in.

Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch -Dinner

Lodge:  Paraa Safari Lodge

 

 Paraa Safari Lodge on the River Nile:

Paraa Safari Lodge has been here for a long time, and one of the main reasons is because it is the most centrally located lodge in this area.  It is all about the location.  Paraa Safari Lodge is located on the wildlife side of the park.  For game drives you have no ferry crossing to do, you can start a game drive at 6:30 am without the delay of the ferry, the first one crosses at 7 am.  You are also near the Boat Launch that takes you up to the falls, a sunset cruise if you want and more.

For rooms, you have an array of choices, standard rooms, suites, Luxury Tents, and there is the Queen’s Cottage closer to the river with two bedrooms, each with their bathroom.

You can enjoy your meals overlooking the park and the River Nile. There are a nice swimming pool and a poolside bar for you to enjoy.  The main lodge reminds you of Safari Lodges of old, of a bygone era that is still captured here.


Day 3 – Murchison Falls Game Drives:

Choose to have breakfast or go for a sunrise game drive in the African Wild of Murchison Falls Park, simply an awesome experience. Game Drives begin at dawn at about 6:30 am, and you can see the sunrise over the Borassus  Palm Tree studded Savannah taking in the various wildlife before you such as the predators returning from the hunt.

Hot Air Balloon Safari Option:  Murchison Falls Park is the only park in Uganda where you can take an early morning Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Savannah seeing the wildlife at sunrise from above.  If you like to add this activity, you have to do so at the time of the Booking with you.

The Hot Air Balloon Ride is followed by a traditional Bush Champagne (Sparkling Wine) Breakfast in the Bush with all the things you wish for at Breakfast.

Lunch at Paraa Lodge – relax by the pool, sit on your balcony or veranda with a good book like Abyssinian Chronicles and enjoy the day.

Late Afternoon Game Drive – each game drive is a different experience, and we do not hurry you along since this is a private safari, you are in control of the vehicle and the game drive.

Dinner at Paraa Lodge

Lodging up-market: Paraa Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch -Dinner – Breakfast


Day 4 Murchison Falls Boat Ride – Chimpanzee Tracking:

Breakfast and we take the morning boat launch up the River Nile where you will see countless of hippos, crocodiles,  elephant herds, buffaloes, antelopes, monitor lizards, and water birds.

This is one of the highlights of the 4-day Murchison Falls Park Safari. At the bottom of the falls, we disembark and take a guided climb up beside the falls with the guide being cooled down by the mist from the falls. At the top of the falls, we are met by the driver guide and take the short drive to Budongo Forest.

At Budongo Forest we have lunch at the Budongo Eco-Lodge after which we go off and track chimpanzees

in Budongo Forest a Chimpanzee trek is about a three-hour walk with guides and trackers bringing your up close to our closest cousins – the chimpanzees. The Chimpanzees are

There are other primates that you will see here and countless birds.

We drive back to Kampala arriving after 8 pm in the city at your lodging, longer if we drive you to Entebbe Airport.


Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch -Dinner

This Murchison Falls Park 4-Day Private Luxury Big-5 Wildlife Safari includes all meals, except sodas, beer, wine at lodges when not included as part of the menu. It does not include tips or laundry. Choose from comfortable Safari Van or safari modified Toyota Land Cruiser at a higher cost. Enjoy Uganda in style…


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