4 DAYS UGANDA WILDLIFE SAFARI − CHIMPANZEE TRACKING & WILDLIFE VIEWING TOUR TO MURCHISON FALLS & KIBALE NATIONAL PARKS

4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari SAFARI OVERVIEW

4 days uganda wildlife safari

This 4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari is a 3 nights/4 days wildlife safari in Uganda

 featuring Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park and  wildlife viewing in Murchison Falls National Park. Starting and ending in Kampala, this magical 4 days safari trip takes us to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the home of Uganda’s only wild rhinos. Here you get the opportunity to track white rhinos on foot and you’ll get to appreciate what a 2-ton animal really looks like while your adrenaline is pumping.

Our exciting 4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari will continue to Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest national park named for the wonderful Murchison Falls where the world’s longest river (the Nile River) explodes violently through a 7m wide cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 45m below. The park is also home 76 mammal species including four of the Big Five gems and has the world’s largest population of the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe. There is also an impressive bird list of 451 recorded species including the pre-historic shoebill stork. Here, you will have an opportunity to enjoy a game drive, boat cruise along the River Nile to the bottom of the falls plus a hike to the top of the falls view point.

Then, we move on to Kibale Forest National Park to track wild chimpanzees (our closest relatives) on foot. Kibale Forest is a natural habitat that contains one of the highest primate densities in Africa. There are over 1500 chimpanzees, and besides chimps, contains 12 other primate species, a total 70 mammal species and 325 bird species including the rare green breasted pitta.

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4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari SAFARI PRIME ACTIVITIES

 Tracking a troop of chimpanzees in Kibale Forest.

 Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

 Superb game drive adventure in Murchison falls national park

 A boat cruise on the world’s longest river – the Nile River

Viewing the most powerful falls in the World – Murchison falls

4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1 & 2: Murchison Falls National Park

Day 3: Kibale National Park

Day 4: Transfer to Kampala

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4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary enroute

Day 2: Do game drive in the morning, boat cruise in the afternoon and hike to the top of the falls

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park

Day 4: Track Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park and transfer to Kampala

4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1 Of The 4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari: Transfer To Murchison Falls National Park. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Enroute.

This morning, after breakfast at your hotel in Kampala at around 6: 00 am, we will embark on 375km (7-8 hours) drive to Murchison Falls National Park. We will take a panoramic drive northwest through the former battle zone of the Luwero Triangle, passing through the impressive rural landscapes of Uganda with lush green cover, scattered human settlement, towns and markets where you will see people going on with their daily life. You will also drive through the impressive flat stretches of Nakasongola district before branching off at Nakitooma for 7km drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the home of the only wild rhinos in Uganda.

Here you get the opportunity to undertake a 2 hours rhino tracking expedition on foot in company of an expert ranger guide. Depending on the location of the Rhinos, you may need to drive closer to their location before you start the trek to reduce on the distance. Your experience ranger guide will share different information on the behavior of these magnificent prehistoric creatures and how you ought to behave while as you track.

Once you locate the Rhinos, you can stay a maximum of one hour in their presence. You also have a chance of other animal sightings on this nature walk such as Waterbucks, Bushbucks, Uganda kobs and some of the 300 bird species that call this sanctuary home, including Grey-crowned crane, Kingfishers, and Abyssinian ground hornbill. You retreat from the activity and connect to Murchison Falls through Masindi town and the lush tropical forest of Budongo arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Highlight of the day: – Tracking wild White rhinos at Ziwa Sanctuary on foot.

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: – Paraa Safari Lodge/Bakers Lodge

Moderate/Mid-range:- Murchison River Lodge/ Pakuba Safari Lodge

Basic/Budget: – Hornbill Bush Lodge/ Red Chilli Rest Camp

 

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 375 km or 7-8 hours

 

Activities & Services:-

  • Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

 

Other optional activities you can choose to do on this day include:-

 

  • Bush dinner in Murchison
  • Night game drive in Murchison

 

Day 2 Of The 4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari: Do Game Drive In The Morning, Boat Cruise In The Afternoon And Hike To The Top Of The Falls.

This morning, after breakfast at round 6.30 am, we will embark on a 3-4 hours game drive in the northern sector of Murchison Falls National Park driving through the rolling grassy hills studded with borassus palms and teeming with impressive African savannah animals such as Rothschild’s giraffes, African elephants, Cape buffalos, Lions, Leopards, Jackson’s hartebeest, Defassa waterbucks, Uganda kobs, Hippos, Oribi, Bushbucks, Bohor reedbucks and Forest primates plus more as the checklist of mammals reach 76 species.

After game drive, return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch then set off for an afternoon launch cruise along the historic Nile River (the longest river on the planet) to the base of Murchison Falls. This 3-hour boat trip is your ultimate experience; look out for animals coming to drink and those resident/semi residents in water; hundreds of toothsome hippos, giant Nile crocodiles and Monitor lizards. Watch out for herds of Buffalo, Elephants and antelopes drinking water on the river side- plus (thanks to a bird list of over 451 species) amazing birds such as Goliath herons, Squacco heron, Egyptian geese, Pelicans, Bee-eaters, Kingfishers, Hornbills, Cormorants, African fish eagles, Saddle-billed storks and the iconic Shoebill storks.

Upon reaching the base of the falls, you embark on the hike to the captivating top of the falls hike for an awesome moment, marvel at the mighty Nile River funneled explosively through a 7m wide cleft in the rift escarpment to form a plume of foaming white water so loud you can barely hear yourself think. After taking shots of the photogenic Murchison Falls you will return for dinner and an overnight.

Highlight of the day: – A wonderful boat cruise on the world’s longest river to the bottom of the most powerful waterfall.

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: – Paraa Safari Lodge/Bakers Lodge

Moderate/Mid-range:- Murchison River Lodge/ Pakuba Safari Lodge

Basic/Budget: – Hornbill Bush Lodge/ Red Chilli Rest Camp

 

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Activities & Services:-

  • Morning game drive
  • Afternoon boat cruise
  • Hike to the top of the falls

 

Other optional activities you can choose to do on this day include:-

 

  • Night game drive
  • Hot air ballooning experience
  • Spot fishing along the Nile delta
  • Birding
  • Cultural encounters

 

Day 3 Of The 4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari: Transfer To Kibale National Park.

After a relaxed breakfast at around 7.30am, we will embark on a 441km (8-9 hours) drive to Kibale National Park. We will drive along the impressive sceneries of Albertine rift valley including the Lake Albert itself, the Butiaba escarpments, the Blue Mountains of Congo before making a lunch top in Hoima town. From Hoima, you drive to Fort Portal Area for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Fort Portal, the seat of the ancient Kingdom of Toro is one of the most attractive towns in Uganda, situated amid lush rolling hillsides, swathed in neat tea plantations in the shadow of the legendary ‘Mountains of the Moon’ (The Rwenzoris- Africa’s tallest mountain range). Fortportal area has a strong association with legendary Bachwezi Empire. It is said that Ndahura the first Bachwezi King retired from his capital in Mubende after he abdicated in favour of son Wamala, and many crater lakes in the vicinity the town were his creation.

Highlight of the day: – A very scenic drive through impressive countryside landscapes with rural settlements and village towns en route.

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: – Kyaninga Lodge/Crater Safari Lodge/Papaya Lodge

Midrange/Standard: – Mountains of the Moon Hotel/Kibale Forest Camp/Turaco Tree Tops

Budget / Basic: – Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse/Kibale Forest Camp

 

Meal Plan: – Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 441km or 8-9 hours

Activities and services:-

  • Transfer to Kibale National Park

Optional activities you can do in Fort Portal on this day:-

  • Fortportal crater field hike
  • Visit Amabeere Cave
  • Cycling in Mpanga tea estate
  • Take a tour around Fortportal town

 

Day 4 Of The 4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari: Track Chimpanzees In Kibale National Park And Transfer To Kampala.

After an early breakfast at around 6.00am, we will drive to Kibale Forest National Park−a popular destination for those looking for close encounters with our closest non-human relatives (Chimpanzees share 98.7% of our DNA). Kibale boasts three habituated chimpanzee groups, and the guides and trackers are experts at finding these fast-moving intelligent great apes as they move through the forest foraging and socializing.

Chimp tracking in Kibale starts with a briefing at 8.00 am. As you search for these intelligent tailless apes, you will also have an opportunity to encounter many of other 12 primate species in the park including Uganda red colobus, L’Hoest’s Monkeys, Red tailed monkey, Blue tailed monkey, Black and white colobus monkeys, Olive baboons, Vervet monkeys, and grey cheeked Mangabeys.

There are also 375 bird species including several specials such African green breasted pitta, African pitta, Abyssinian ground thrush, Afep pigeon, African grey parrot, Black bee-eater, Blue-breasted kingfisher, Blue-headed sunbird, Brown illadopsis, Cassin’s spinetail, Crowned eagle, Dusky crimsonwing, Little greenbul, Nahan’s francolin,  Purple-breasted sunbird , Red-faced woodland warbler, Ruwenzori apalis, Scaly-breasted illadopsis, Western nicator, White-naped pigeon and Yellow-rumped tinkerbird. You have a full hour with chimpanzee after encountering the Chimps and you are free to take as many photos as you wish! Retreat from the activity and embark on the transfer to Kampala 326km about 6 – 7 hours’ drive arriving in the evening to mark the end of the tour.

Highlight of the day: – A close encounters with our closest non-human relativesthe Chimpanzees.

 

Meal Plan: – Breakfast and lunch

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 326km or 6 – 7 hours

 

Activities and services:-

  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Transfer back to Kampala

End of the 4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

4 Days Uganda Wildlife SafariSAFARI INCLUSIONS

  Full time English professional safari driver guide

  4×4 safari van/ 4×4 Safari land cruiser with poop up roof for game viewing with functional A/C

  Full board accommodation

  Chimpanzee trekking permit fees

  Boat cruise fees

  Wi-Fi Internet on board the safari vehicle

  Bottled water

4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari – SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

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