3 Days Murchison Falls with Rhinos and Chimps

The "big five" adventure starts with the Rhinos in the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. The sanctuary breeds tens of rhinos and habors a number of game including hippos, antelops and crocodiles. Next is the morning game drive in Murchison Falls National Park that completes the "big five" and experience lots of wildife including buffalos, lions, elephants, giraffes, waterbucks, jackson's hartebeests, Uganda kobs, wartogs, and leopards.

The afternoon boat ride on the Nile is ideal for wildlife sightings at very close range.

The Nile is a habitat to lots of hippos, and crocodile and attracts a cocktail of birds and lots of animals that come to drink and refresh. There is no better way to complete this wildlife adventure than the forest experience in Budongo Forest. Budongo Forest habors lots of primates including the habituated chimps, monkey species, baboons and a number of forest birds.

Highlights your 3 days Murchison Falls with Rhinos and Chimps Safari

Detailed Itinerary for your adventure safari

Day 1 - Travel day to Murchison Falls National Park & Rhino Tracking day

Have early breakfast and prepare for pick-up at 7.00am to start the 6 - 7 hours drive to Murchison Falls National Park. Expect a brief stopover in Luwero to pick a couple of fruits (oranges, pineapples, passion fruits), continue and get to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

After a briefing from the ranger you trek the sanctuary for close to two hours. Return and drive to Masindi town for lunch at Masindi Hotel or Court View Hotel. After lunch drive to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Full Board (lunch and dinner)

Travel time: 6 hours (Kampala to Murchison)

Day 2 - Game drive and Boat ride on the Victoria Nile

Have early morning breakfast, and set out for the game drive by 7.00am. By this time you are able to catch the early risers as well as the nocturnals and hunters before they return to their hideouts. The Nile which flows through the park pides it into two sides, that is, the south and north.

The north is preferred for its abundance of wildlife compared to the south. In case your lodge is on the south side you shall drive to the ferry crossing to get to the other side and start the game drive. Explore the major game trials for great wildife sightigs including lots of game such as elephants, giraffes, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, Jackson's Hartebeests, lions and the leopards among others.

After more than four hours of wildlife adventure return to the lodge for lunch. Later set out for the boat ride on Victoria Nile at 2.30pm. The 3 hour boat ride is great for beautiful wildlife sightings and awesome picture moments. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Full Board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 3 - Chimpanzee tracking & Travel day back to Kampala

Have early morning breakfast and transfer to Budongo Forest for the chimp experience. Get to the briefing point and by 8.00am set out for trek in Budongo Forest at Kaniyo Pabidi. In addition to the chimpanzees the forest habors lots of monkeys, baboons and several forest birds. The experience could last as many as two hours.

Return, check out and travel to Masindi town for lunch at Masindi Hotel or Court View Hotel. After lunch proceed to Kampala for drop-off.
Meal Plan: Full Board (breakfast and lunch)

Travel time: 6 hours (Murchison to Kampala)

What is Included in your safari package
  • 2 Breakfast, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Bottled water
  • Private safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking gude
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Accommodation in self-contained cottages for two nights
  • Park access fees.
What you should carry for a memorable safari
  • Sun glasses
  • Camera gear
  • Light and heavy clothes
  • Hiking boots

NOTE: Avoid dressing in blue, white and black clothes as they may attract tse-tse flys.

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