3 Days Big Five safari Uganda will take you to one of Uganda's biggest wildlife reserve gazetted in 1926 and later becoming a National park in 1962. The Murchison falls found in the North western part of the country lying on an area of 3,840 square kilometres. The park boarders with major Uganda towns of Masindi, Pakwach, Karuma, Biso, among others.
Hotel pickup - Your also returned to your hotel.
Murchison falls National Park will give you an adventure exposure of a great wooden savannah with Budongo forest common with the chimpanzees which are tracked and open savannah grasslands common for the vast wildlife open for game drives. The Nile River forces it way through the park to the meditaranean sea and has a great water falls which is a must visit for any one on tour to this great park.
Our first visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on the Kampala - Gulu high way will set us to a kick off to our big five with Rhino tracking. This usually takes us about 2 hours with yet more wildlife spotted like bush bucks, warthogs and even the occasional leopards. Our lunch will be at the Kabalega Dinners surrounded by the whistling accasias. Proceed through Masindi town to the the great Murchison Falls national park. Game drives in search of the 3 or 4 remaining big 5 will be conducted on the second and last day before departure to Kampala / Entebbe International Airport.
Our driver will meet with you at your hotel in Kampala / Entebbe at 7:30am after breakfast, briefing about your safari and start off your 3 days tour. The journey will lead us through the Kampala / Gulu highway with a stop at the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a 2hrs Rhino tracking session. Other wildlife will be spotted like bush bucks, warthogs and occasional leopards. Check out and have your lunch at the Kabalega Dinners.
Continue after lunch through the Kafu River bridge to Masindi town and head towards the park through the Kichumbanyobo gate. Baboons will usher you in as you penetrate the Budongo forest. After a 1hr drive, arrive at the top of the Murchison falls for relaxation or even photo taking moments.
Check out from the Top of the falls, and head to your lodge. We have 2 options; sleeping at the lodges on the Southern bank of the river or crossing the Nile ferry and sleep at the Northern bank.
An early breakfast, head for the early risers in the open savannah grasslands. We shall see lions, elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, leopards, hyenas, hippos, crocodiles, lots of birds and head back to our lodge for realation, have our lunch and wait for the 2:30pm boat ride on the Nile to further spot buffaloes, elephants, hippos in and by the river drinking water.
The black and white colombus monkeys cannot be missed as they jump in the tree branches along the river banks. Crocodiles will be spotted along the rocks in the riverm and finally the magnificent view of the murchison water falls. Head back to our lodge for Dinner and overnight.
Another game drive as we wind up our trip to Murchison falls. Relaxed as we have seen almost all te animals, we are now using our eyes and a bit of cameras to capture the last moment. Check out and head back to Kampala / Entebbe Airport for your return flight.
NOTE: To enjoy the most of your safari, i suggest we spend a night on the Northern bank as it gives us a chance of a game drive on the arrival day thus having 3 game drives.
At 3,840 square kilometers, Murchison Falls is Uganda's largest protected area. It is studded with Borasus palm and grassland supporting bird life, lion, buffalo, elephant, Uganda kob, Rothschild’s giraffe, and Patas monkey. The launch cruise offers close-up views to hippos galore and crocodiles on the poise. Latest census figures in the park put kob numbers at about 55,000.
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