The 4 days tour offers you an opportunity to spot the big five animals in the areas of Murchison falls national park and Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. Wildlife such as mammals, reptiles, bird species, tree species and chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest will be spotted. Explore the two falls Murchison falls and Uhuru falls.
The road trip to and from is rewarding with wildlife and homesteads for the local communities and a stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to trek wild rhinos. Have enroute lunch at the onsite campsite or at Kabalega dinners.
Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls NP and rhino trekking at Ziwa rhino sanctuary
After a pick up from Entebbe airport or hotel by the driver guide of our company; he will transfer you to Murchison falls national park using Kampala-Gulu highway, a rewarding journey that takes 5-6 hours’ drive. This national park is renowned for its world’s powerful waterfall and comprising big five mammals with the rhinos in Ziwa rhino sanctuary.
While on the road trip, enjoy primates like Vervet monkeys, olive baboons, and red tailed monkeys among others, and enjoy organic fruits in Luwero road side market where you will find fruits like passion fruits, pineapples, orange and much more.
Reach in Nakasongola after 3 hours of drive – the land known for numerous heads of cattle, towering rocky hills and head to Ziwa rhino sanctuary to trek southern white rhinos.
This will be one of the memorable experiences to see one of the big five in the wild and trekking takes two hours but expect to see antelopes like bushbucks, Uganda kobs, Oribis among others.
This sanctuary also is a home of other animals like the hippos, crocodiles among others and also different bird species. After wards, proceed with the journey as you discover more wildlife and the magnificent of this the country. Check in the accommodation facility after the arrival in the lodge/hotel.
Day 2: Morning game drive, boat cruise and hiking top of falls in the afternoon
Start a day early in the morning, pack your lunch in the vehicle and start a game drive at around 6:30am which will enable you explore the early raisers. Game drives take place in the northern part of the park, a savannah area full of open plains which leads to easy spot of animals.
Among other animals that can be spotted are the lions, Leopards, African buffaloes, elephants, several antelopes like Jackson hartebeests, oribis, bushbucks, water bucks among others, trees like Kigelia Africana mostly known as the sausage tree, Borassus palms, whistling acacia, among others.
You will find the way to the hippo pool where you will be served fruits as you gaze around the hippos in the Albert Nile. Proceed with a game drive to your lodge to catch up with your mid spiced breakfast.
In the afternoon, take a boat cruise on the Nile where you will spot water loving animals and birds like the crocodiles, hippos, African fish eagle, open billed stork, black crane and jacana among others. The boat will take you to the bottom of the falls and after hike to the top a rewarding hike as you pass the Baker’s rock.
On arrival at the top of the waterfalls and spot a permanent rainbow that is formed when water passes through a small tunnel hence forming a thunderous sound and wide shower all over the place.
At this point also, you will be able to see Uhuru and Murchison falls meeting at the same point. Meet the driver after this adventure who will have crossed with a ferry to transfer you to Budongo forest for dinner and night stay.
Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest
Head to the ranger post for instructions about how to trek the chimpanzees and trekking requirements which include; appropriate clothing, not eating in the presence of chimpanzees. After, you will be guided with an armed park ranger guide into the forest to search for human’s lovely cousins.
Budongo forest is the largest natural forest in the country and the biggest mahogany forest in East Africa and well renowned for its magnificent wildlife in terms of chimpanzees and bird species.
Trekking can take 2-3 hours depending on speed, location of chimps and the time you have but only an hour will be allowed to you as you enjoy the presence of these chimpanzees. Return to the lodge after the trek for leisure, lunch, dinner and night stay.
Day 4: Travel back to Kampala
Return to Kampala after a relaxed breakfast, passing through Budongo forest, Masindi town and Luwero, an area that is well famous for its history about the liberation wars of mid 1980s. Proceed to the capital city of Uganda Kampala where you will be dropped to the hotel or at the airport and this will be the end of the 4 days Murchison falls national park wildlife and chimpanzee trekking safari.