Murchison Safaris and activities
Murchison Safaris are also punctuated with boat cruises to the base of the falls and the delta region. A boat cruise to the base of the falls is seen as a highlight of all activities in Murchison Falls National Park due to the fact that many animals can be seen as you proceed up stream to see how water squeezes itself in a narrow gorge to later explode in what has been referred as the most powerful waterfalls on Planet earth. The boat cruise to the albert delta also offers opportunity for wildlife viewing including the rare shoebill stock. While in Murchison Falls National Park, one can trek chimps in Budongo forest as an add on to game drives and boat cruises in the area. Budongo forest has the highest number of wild chimpanzees and can be easily combined with safaris to Murchison Falls National Park. Its just a one to two hours drive from Murchison Falls National Park so can be easily combined with a visit to Murchison Falls National Park
Our 5 Day Murchison Falls and Budongo chimp trekking safari is for those that have enoughtime to explore Murchison Falls for game viewing, boat cruises and chimp trekking. Murchison Falls located in the northern part of Uganda is the largest conservation area at 3840. The park is traversed by the mighty River Nile and is one of the exciting National Park to visit during your Uganda safari. Murchison Falls National Park has several vegetation types ranging from swamps, tropical rainforests of Budongo, Savannah woodland and grassland that are home to a variety of wildlife that include chimpanzees in Budongo forest, lions, hyenas, buffaloes, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, the rare shoebill stock, small primates and other savannah, marine and forest species. Visitors to Murchison Falls National Park should not miss out on spectacular game drives and boat cruises to the base of the falls and delta. One may need 2 to 4 days to explore Murchison Falls National Park.
- Day 01: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park via Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary and top of the falls.
- Day 02: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise to the base of the falls.
- Day 03: Morning delta cruise and afternoon game drive
- Day 04: Drive to Budongo Forest for afternoon chimp trekking
- Day 05: Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe International Airport
Things To Consider
- Accommodation is Inclusive
- Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
- Tour Can Depart any day
- Tour can be customised
- Solo travelers can join this tour
- Age Limit: 12 years and above
Day 1: Start your 5 Day Murchison Falls and Budongo chimp trekking safari
You will be met by your guide of the day at your hotel for a short briefing about your 5 Day Murchison Falls and budongo chimp trekking safari. safari and then drive 5-6 hours to Murchison Falls National Park. The journey will take you to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track both white and black Rhinos at the sanctuary. Rhinos were poached to extinction during the 1970’s but the government and other non-government organization are trying to restore them back. From Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, you will drive to Masindi for lunch before proceeding to Murchison Falls National Park with a visit to the top of the falls. This will be evening so you will transfer to your overnight accommodation.
Meal plan:Lunch and Dinner
Drive time: 4-5 hours
Lodging: Bakers Lodge (Upmarket), Murchison River Lodge (Mid Range), Red Chilli (Budget)
Accepted credit cards
American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners ClubThe hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.