uganda safaris

3 DAYS UGANDA SAFARI

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SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit to top of the Falls
  • Visit to bottom of the Falls
  • Boat cruise
  • Game drive
  • Wildlife and bird viewing
  • Elephants, lions, giraffe, hippos, antelops
  • Nature walk in Paraa
  • Rhionos in Ziwa
  • Chimpanzee tracking

TRAVEL DETAILS

  • Transfer to/from Entebbe Airport
  • Ground transport per private 4WD safari vehicle
  • English speaking tour guide/driver
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary, based on a shared twin/double room
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • Bottled mineral water in the safari vehicle
  • Entrance fees and ranger fees for national parks
  • Activities and excursions mentioned in the program
  • VAT for hotels and lodges metioned in the itinerary

DAY TO DAY SAFARI PROGRAM

These 3 days Uganda Safari is 3 days / 2nights in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest National Park which is home to over 76 mammal species and 450 bird species.

In this safari, you have high chances of experiencing the iconic Big Five of Africa which includes Rhinos which you will track on foot in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. You will also see Lions, Leopards, Elephants, and Buffalos while on a game drive in the Murchison Falls National Park Uganda.

This 3 day safari also offers an option of Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest during which you will have a chance to watch our closest living relatives close up and in their magisterial natural surroundings. After this exciting adventure, we will drive back to Kampala.

Day 1:  Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route

Day 2: Do morning game drive & afternoon Nile cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls

Day 3: Visit the top of the falls/optional Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest & transfer back to Kampala

3 Days Uganda Safari in details.

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park & Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary En route.

You will be picked from Entebbe airport/Kampala at around 7.00am to embark on 311km (5-6 hours) drive northwest to Murchison Falls National Park.

We will drive through the former battle zone of the Luwero Triangle, passing through the impressive rural landscapes of Uganda with lush green cover, scattered human settlement, towns and markets where you will see people going on with their daily life, stopping at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the home of Uganda’s only wild rhinos. Here you get the opportunity to track wild white rhinos on foot and you will get to appreciate what a 2-ton animal really looks like while your adrenaline is pumping.

Rhinos are part of the Big Five of land animals and exploring them on foot is indeed an unforgettable wild wildlife watching encounter. After this 2-hours rhino tracking encounter, we will continue on the drive to Murchison, arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: – Paraa Safari lodge/Bakers Lodge

Midrange/Standard: – Pakuba Safari Lodge/Murchison River Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Hornbill Bush Lodge/Red Chilli Rest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Rhino tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Day 2: Morning Game Drive & Afternoon Nile Cruise to the Bottom of Murchison Falls.

After breakfast at around 6.30 am, we transfer to Murchison Falls National Park’s northern bank for a 3-4 hours game drive  in search of the ‘Big Five’ (Buffaloes, Lions, Elephants and possibly Leopards). Other amazing animals to look for include Rothschild’s giraffe, Uganda Kob, Patas monkeys, Olive baboons, Defassa waterbucks, Jackson’s hartebeest, Bohor reedbucks, Oribis, Warthogs, Spotted hyenas, Hippos, and  Bushbucks  plus much more as the list of mammals reach 76 species.

Other activities in this game drive include bird watching and sightseeing across the open savannah, dotted with borassus palms. Murchison Falls is a wonderful birding destination and the star attractions among the 451-plus bird species recorded here is the pre-historic shoebills, Grey Crowned Cranes, Goliath Heron, Denham’s Bustard, Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill, Black-billed Barbet, Black-headed Gonolek, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Piapiac, Silverbird and others. After the game drive, we will connect to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon we will transfer to Paraa Jetty to embark on the afternoon Nile launch cruise to the bottom of the falls departing at 2 pm.

This stunning boat ride on the World’s longest river – The River Nile to the bottom of the Murchison Falls offers a great opportunity to see a variety of amazing wildlife from the peaceful sailing boat. You will have a chance see giant Nile crocodiles in one of the largest concentration, Hippos in great herds, Shoebills, Cormorants, and Kingfishers, large flocks of African skimmers, groups of elephants showering on the river bank, Defassa waterbucks, and African buffaloes.

Retreat from the 2-hour activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: – Paraa Safari lodge/Bakers Lodge

Midrange/Standard: – Pakuba Safari Lodge/Murchison River Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Hornbill Bush Lodge/Red Chilli Rest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day include:-

  • Sport Fishing along the Nile River bank
  • Birding
  • Hot Air Balloons safari
  • Cultural tours

Day 3Visit the Top of the Falls/Optional Chimpanzee Tracking in Budongo Forest & Transfer Back to Kampala.

After breakfast at around 7.00am, we will cross with the ferry to the southern section of the park after which you’ll connect to the top of the falls view point. Murchison Falls is an impressive sight from the boat, but for sheer sensory overload, we take a short footpath that leads downhill to the waterfall’s head and a fenced view point from where you truly appreciate the staggering power with which the 50 meters wide Nile explodes through the 7 meter wide gap in the rift valley escarpment and plunge 45 meter down, not to mention the deafening roar and voluminous spray it generates. The Murchison falls is definitely one of the world’s most powerful waterfalls

You will also have an option of Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest during which you will have a chance to watch our closest living relatives close up and in their magisterial natural surroundings. After this exciting adventure, we will drive back to Kampala with the views of River Kafu en route.

Meal Plan: – Breakfast & Lunch

End of the 3 Days Uganda Safari

SAFARI EXCLUSION

  • Visa fees
  • international flights
  • Laundry services
  • Gorilla Permits
  • Items of personal nature
  • Optional activities
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Other beverages/drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any other extras not mentioned in the itinerary

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