Murchison Falls National Park and Chimpanzee Tracking

3 Days Murchison Falls National Park and Chimpanzee Tracking

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3 Days Murchison Falls National Park and Chimpanzee Tracking safari and tour- Murchison Falls National Park is the largest wildlife destination found in the Northwestern part of Uganda on the shore of Lake Albert. It’s highly known for Murchison Falls, where the whole River Nile flows through a narrow opening and drop into a pool on its way of over 4100 miles from Lake Victoria to Mediterranean sea. The Park has a number of fascinating attractions to see on your safari such as; a wide inventory of wildlife species including Elephants, Hippopotamuses, giraffes, several antelope species, primates including chimpanzees in the Kaniyo Pabidi mahogany forest etc, the Powerful Murchison Falls, the River Nile. There is a variety exciting tourism activities to do in Murchison Falls national park such as wildlife sighting game drive, boat cruise trips along the River Nile, White water, chimpanzee tracking, sport fishing tours, bird watching tours, hot air balloon and guided nature walks. On the way to Murchison falls national park, you shall have an en-stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for the white Rhino tracking experience. While in Murchison falls national park, you will do game drives, hiking to the top of the falls, afternoon boat trip to the bottom of the falls end with chimpanzee tracking in Budongo forest reserve. On this 3 Days Safari to Murchison Falls National Park and Chimpanzee tracking safari and tour, you may have a chance to see all the Big 5 mammals of the African Jungle includes; (Rhinos, Elephants, Leopard, Lions and Buffaloes).

Although considered to be an all year-round destination, the best time to visit Murchison Falls National Park for 3 Days Chimpanzee Tracking is in the dry season from December to mid-February, and June to July while bird watching can best be done in the wet season hen migrant birds have arrived

  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Wildlife
  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
    2/8
3 Days Murchison Falls National Park and Chimpanzee Tracking.

Safari Highlights:

Day 1; Kampala / Entebbe – Ziwa sanctuary Rhino tracking – Drive to Murchison falls national park – Night game drive

Day 2; Morning wildlife sighting game drives – Afternoon boat launch trip along the River Nile – Hiking to the top of the Murchison Falls

Day 3; Chimpanzee tracking – Return to Kampala / Entebbe

 

Safari Package Inclusions and Exclusions at a Glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights
  • Full board (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
  • Transport for 3 days using safari van / safari land-cruiser that is air-conditioned, 4WD and pop up roof
  • All en-route meals
  • Professional English speaking driver guide for 3 days
  • Entrance and park activities fee
  • Fuel for 3 days
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Rhino tracking experience
  • 2 game drives (1 Morning and 1 night game drives)
  • Afternoon boat cruise along the River Nile
  • Hiking to the top of the Murchison falls
  • Chimpanzee tracking
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Accommodation before and after the tour (Kampala and Entebbe)
  • International and domestic flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry visa
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks (Sodas, beers, wines, gins, special juice orders)
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs and gifts
  • Laundry and telephone
  • Other personal requirements that are not mentioned in the itinerary
  1. Day 1 Kampala / Entebbe – Ziwa sanctuary Rhino tracking – Drive to Murchison falls national park – Night game drive

    Today after having a tasty breakfast or on your arrival at Entebbe international airport by 7:00am, you will be met by a driver guide from Vibrant Holiday Safari for pick up, brief you about this 3 Days Safari to Murchison Falls National Park and Chimpanzee tracking and then start off your 5 hours’ road drive to Murchison falls national, the journey will take you through several villages and small towns in the Uganda’s countryside with green lovely vegetation. On your way, branch off on a 7km drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongala district for the white rhino tracking experience. Rhino tracking experience is awesomely unique wildlife experience which grants you a chance to encounter Rhinos close to their feet in distance of about 6 to 7m with the guidance of your skilled site guide and you will be allowed to take as photos as you would want to keep your good memories with these endangered rhinos. Rhinos had gone extinct in Uganda by 1970’s but they were re-introduced again in 2005 after the establishment Ziwa sanctuary. After the rhino experience, relax for a few minutes and then proceed with your road drive to have lunch in Masindi town and later to the park to check in at your booked lodge to spend your evening relaxing. Later late in the evening, drive to the park start for your night game drive to spot nocturnal species of the park such as the big cats like canning Leopards, Lions and other predators like spotted Hyenas, the Civet, Porcupines and other mammals like Hippos, bush babies, genets, and the nightjar which tends to feed at night as well as viewing the incredible moonlight in the Albertine Nile is among the best wonders that can be enjoyed on a night game drive.

    Accommodation options

    Paraa safari lodge (Luxury)
    Pakuba safari lodge (Mid-range)
    Hornbill Bush Lodge (Standard)

    Meal plan; Lunch/ Dinner

  2. Day 2 Murchison Falls National Park – Morning Game drive – Afternoon Boat Launch cruise - Hike to the top of the Murchison falls

    Begin the day with a hot breakfast and then set off for an early morning wildlife sighting game drive through the savannah plains and Albert, Victoria and Buligi tracks. A game drive in Murchison falls national park is one of the best ways to explore and see the rich diversity of Wildlife both mammals and bird species in the Park. Murchison Falls National Park is a home base to different wildlife species including over 76 recorded mammal species including the caped Buffaloes, Warthogs, Jackson hartebeests, Oribis, Lions, Uganda Kobs, Spotted Hyenas, Giraffes, Bushbucks, Elephants, Leopards, and Hippopotamuses among others and 450 bird species including the rare shoebill stork. The park’s landscape is a perfect grazing and hunting ground to mammals therefore, making it an amazing destination for a game drives. After the game drive at around 11:30am, head back to the lodge to freshen up, relax, have lunch and then go for the impressive afternoon boat cruise trip along the River Nile. On the boat you will meet different animals and bird species, like hippopotamuses, the huge Nile crocodiles, monitor lizard and several other land mammals like elephants that quench their thirst and swim from the waters. The boat will lead you few meters to the base of these falls that will award you with a breathtaking views of the fall. Disembark from the boat and start off on a 45minute hike (basing on the speed of the person) to the top of the Murchison waterfalls, where you will also have an amazing sceneries of the falls right from the top, the thunderous sound made by the falls as the water pours in the pool is so marvelous. You will meet your guide and vehicle at the top for a transfer you back to the lodge to relax dinner and an overnight.

    Accommodation options

    Baker’s Lodge (Luxury)
    Murchison River Lodge (Mid-range)
    Red chill camp (Standard)

    Meal plan; Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner

  3. Day 3 Murchison Falls National Park – Chimpanzee tracking – Return to Kampala / Entebbe international airport

    Get up early enough to have breakfast, check out of the lodge and drive to Budongo forest reserve for the Chimpanzee tracking experience. The Budongo Forest reserve is among the most significant chimpanzee tracking destinations in Uganda and the largest natural forest Murchison falls national park with three major tourism sites – these include the Kaniyo Pabidi, Sonso and Busingiro sections. There are 4 small rivers which flows through the forest and into the Lake Albert these include Waisoke, Kamirambwa, Siba and Sonso. Budongo forest is known for hosting a large population of chimpanzees and mahogany trees which can go grow up to about 85 meters long and 21 meters in diameter. Besides chimpanzees, there are other wildlife species in the forest such as 24 mammals, 8 other primates and 300 butterflies but Chimpanzee tracking is the most popular activity with over 600 chimpanzee individuals and some well habituated families for tourism. During Chimpanzee tracking, you may encounter other primates such as Olive baboons, Black-and-White Colobus Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Red-tailed Monkeys and Grey-cheeked Mangabeys and your guide will give you information about everything that you will encounter. Once you meet chimpanzees, you will be allowed to stay with them for a maximum of 1 hour. After chimpanzee encounter, return to the starting to point to relax for a while and then drive to Masindi town to have lunch and later embark on your road drive back to your hotel/ residence in Kampala or drive straight to Entebbe international airport to meet your return flight. This will be the end of your 3 Days Safari to Murchison Falls National Park and Chimpanzee tracking.

    Meal Plan; Breakfast / Lunch

Chimpanzee Tracking Budongo forest
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Murchison Falls National Park Hipos
Buffalos in uganda
Accommodation options

Day 1 Accommodation options
Paraa safari lodge (Luxury)
Pakuba safari lodge (Mid-range)
Hornbill Bush Lodge (Standard)

Meal plan; Lunch/ Dinner

Day 2 Accommodation options
Baker’s Lodge (Luxury)
Murchison River Lodge (Mid-range)
Red chill camp (Standard)

Meal plan; Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price
  • Accommodation for 2 nights
  • Full board (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
  • Transport for 3 days using safari van / safari land-cruiser that is air-conditioned, 4WD and pop up roof
  • All en-route meals
  • Professional English speaking driver guide for 3 days
  • Entrance and park activities fee
  • Fuel for 3 days
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Rhino tracking experience
  • 2 game drives (1 Morning and 1 night game drives)
  • Afternoon boat cruise along the River Nile
  • Hiking to the top of the Murchison falls
  • Chimpanzee tracking
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Accommodation before and after the tour (Kampala and Entebbe)
  • International and domestic flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry visa
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks (Sodas, beers, wines, gins, special juice orders)
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs and gifts
  • Laundry and telephone
  • Other personal requirements that are not mentioned in the itinerary