Safari Highlights: the magical Murchison falls, Primates, scenery, unique cultures, birds…
No visit to Uganda would be complete without a visit to the magnificent Murchison Falls National Park renowned for its scenic beauty and the spectacular falls, from which the park derives its name. Murchison Falls has abundant flora and fauna to delight the visitor. From rolling savannah and tall grasslands to thick bush and woodlands, the diversity of this park never ceases to amaze visitors and residents alike. They can be viewed from the top where the Nile River narrows from 50 metres to crash through a 7 metre gorge, falling 45 metres to the rocks below
Today you will be highly welcomed by your guide from akiika expeditions tours Uganda who will pick you immediately after your arrival Entebbe airport or any of the Uganda’s border posts in Busia, Malamba, Mutukula, Katuna, Elegu, and many more and dropped off to agreed accommodation on your first day for relaxation , diner and overnight
Day 1: PICK UP FROM YOUR PLACE OF ACCOMODATION AND TRANSFER TO MURCHISON FALLS NP (5-6HRS)
Pick up from your hotel at 6.30am after breakfast, followed by a drive to Murchison Falls NP passing through beautiful woodlands and Savannah grasslands; straight to the park, and then to the accommodation facility of your choice. You will then relax and have your lunch then take the rest of the day at leisure
In the evening you have the option of going for the game drive or relax and enjoy the hotel facilities
Dinner and overnight at fort Murchison safari lodge
DAY 2: GAME DRIVE AND LAUNCH CRUISE (EXPLORE MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK)
Wake up early with a snack and set off on a Sunrise game drive (about 6.30am) in the Nyamsika plateau, while on the game drives, cape buffaloes, Rothschild’s giraffes, Uganda kobs,hartebeest and water buck are commonly seen. You may also spot Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reed buck, Shy Sitatunga, bush duiker, warthog, and bush pig plus carnivores including lions, leopards, and spotted hyena.
Chimpanzee and olive baboons head the list of six primates’ found in the park. And crocodiles and hippos will be seen along banks of the Nile. Some of the more common birds that can be seen include goliath heron, Egyptian geese, bee -eaters, kingfishers, saddle billed stork, cormorant, hornbill, and the rare shoe bile stork
After the game drive, you will return to the lodge for lunch and there after you will relax. After lunch, proceed for the boat trip on the placid Victoria Nile, upstream, to the base of the falls. En –route you will see hippos, crocodiles, water bucks and wide variety of birds like unusual shoe bile stork.
The boat stops just ten metres from the “Devil’s cauldron”. From here you will disembark and take a hike to the top of the falls where your vehicle will be waiting for you for pick up. This is an awesome experience, as you will experience the majestic Murchison falls forming into impressive rainbow. You will great to take opportunity for pictures. There after we shall return to your accommodation facility for dinner and overnight stay
Dinner and overnight at fort Murchison hotel
DAY 3: MURCHISON FALLS EN-ROUTE ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY OR CHIMPANZEE IN BUDONDO FOREST
You will wake up with relaxed breakfast and check out of the lodge as you meet your guide for the drive to Ziwa rhino sanctuary for tracking of rhinos. Depending on the chosen activity you will drive back to Kampala with lunch en-route to either Ziwa or any place chosen for lunch reaching Kampala by evening
You will be transfer to selected accommodation facility in either Kampala or Entebbe
You will have relaxed breakfast at the selected accommodation and check out. You will be picked up and transferred to Entebbe airport or any of Uganda’s border points according to tour departure/flight. You will be dropped off for your departure back home.
End of Safari!
Africa Sceneries Tours & Safaris Ltd
P.O. Box 36100 Kampala, Uganda
Company Registration No: 230231
Suite 07, Akamwesi Complex, Kampala,Uganda
Tel: +256 (0)751771444
Africa Sceneries Tours & Safaris is an indigenous company offering some of the most experiential, client-centered tour services in Uganda and Rwanda. Our all-round menu includes off-the-beaten track birding, adventure, trek- king, wildlife safaris, honey moon safaris, water rafting, research and camping experiences among others.