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Wildlife and Chimpanzee Safari in Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park & Kibale; 5 days

Overview of the Wildlife and Chimpanzee Safari in Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park & Kibale; 5 days

Murchison falls national park derives its name from Murchison falls where the mighty river Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and flows down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos, crocodiles, water bucks and buffaloes. The vegetation is characterized by savannah, riverine forest and woodland Wildlife includes lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, bufaloes, hartebeest, oribis and Uganda Kobs among other Species. Kibale Forest dubbed the Primate Capital of the world feature 13 Primate Species of which the common Chimpanzees is among. The forest is a diverse pre historic habitat that supports remarkable flora with trees that are over 200 years old and over 55m tall, wonders of birds including the endemic ground thrush and the fauna.

5 Days Wildlife and Chimpanzee Safari in Uganda Highlights

Day 1 of the Wildlife and Chimpanzee Safari in Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park & Kibale; 5 days: Transfer from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park. Make a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track white Rhinos

Day 2 of the Wildlife and Chimpanzee Safari in Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park & Kibale; 5 days: Do game drive in the morning, afternoon Nile launch cruise hike to the top of the falls

Day 3 of the Wildlife and Chimpanzee Safari in Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park & Kibale; 5 days: Drive to Kibale National Park through the Albertine rift

Day 4 of the Wildlife and Chimpanzee Safari in Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park & Kibale; 5 days: Undertake Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest

Day 5 of the Wildlife and Chimpanzee Safari in Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park & Kibale; 5 days: Transfer back to Kampala. Optional cycling in Mpanga Tea Estates and the tour to Nakayima tree

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Detailed Itinerary Wildlife and Chimpanzee Safari in Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park & Kibale; 5 days

Day 1 of the Wildlife and Chimpanzee Safari in Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park & Kibale; 5 days: Transfer from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park. Make a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track white Rhinos

ziwa-rhinos

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After breakfast, leave Kampala for Murchison Falls National Park located in North Western part of Uganda 311km about 5 hours’ drive. You pass via the Luweero have a panoramic drive northwest through the former battle zone of the Luwero Triangle. Have a stop at Ziwa Rhino’s sanctuary for a brief tour of this rhino restoration project. Following extinction of Uganda’s rhino in the early 1980s during the period of civil unrest and heavy poaching, a sanctuary has now been established to breed southern white rhinos, and restore rhino populations in Uganda’s protected areas in a later stage. Apparently a count of fifteen Rhinos thrives in the sanctuary and can be explored. 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.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Pakuba Safari Lodge, Budget / Basic: Heritage Safari Lodge, Wild Camping

Day 2 of the Wildlife and Chimpanzee Safari in Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park & Kibale; 5 days: Do game drive in the morning, afternoon Nile launch cruise hike to the top of the falls

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top-of-murchison-falls

After a cup of tea, embark on an early morning game drive on the northern bank where your guide will help you spot elephants, lions, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffes, hartebeests, waterbucks, oribi, bushbucks, bohor reed bucks, hyenas, and on rare cases leopards. Return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. After lunch, you will safari upstream by boat to the calm Victoria Nile and the base of the falls just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron.” There you can marvel at toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over the 17-kilometer stretch you may also see elephants, waterbucks and Uganda kobs. This is also the habitat of many bird species including goliath herons, Egyptian geese, pelican bee-eaters, kingfishers, Hombills, cormorants and the rare shoebill stork. Upon reaching the bottom of the falls, you embark on the hike to the top of the spectacular fall where you can see the Nile’s perfected beauty, and marvel as it compresses and squeezes itself to fall 43m down through a 7-meter canyon. The 150-meter drop of the falls creates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in a plume of spray – the best thing to ever happen to the Nile. After taking shots of the photogenic Murchison Falls you will return for dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Pakuba Safari Lodge, Budget / Basic: Heritage Safari Lodge, Wild Camping

Day 3 of the Wildlife and Chimpanzee Safari in Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park & Kibale; 5 days: Drive to Kibale National Park through the Albertine rift

Drive via the Albertaine Escarpment of the western Rift valley on the Bulisa-Hoima-Fort portal road. This will be a long drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal, passing though verdant countryside and traditional homesteads and farms. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the Fabled “Mountains of the Moon,” The Journey is long! It is 441km about 8 – 9 hours’ drive.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Ndali lodge, Midrange / Standard: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse, Budget / Basic: Rwenzori View Guesthouse, Wild Camping at Primate Lodge Campsite / Kanyanchu River Camp

Day 4 of the Wildlife and Chimpanzee Safari in Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park & Kibale; 5 days: Undertake Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest

chimptrekking-in Kibale

chimptrekking-in Kibale

After breakfast, we shall drive to Kibale Forest N/P, for primate viewing. The activity starts at 8.00 am in the morning. An all-day search for chimpanzees and other primates including L’Hoest’s Monkeys, Red tailed and Blue tailed monkey, Black and white colobus monkeys and grey cheeked Mangabeys swinging through the dense forest and birds, butterflies and many small insects The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates, but also on all the forest’s fauna and flora, ensuring that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and primates in close quarters. A visit to Bigodi swamp eco-tourism site is amazing, as we shall encounter rare and beautiful flora and fauna including the impressive Sitatunga antelope. The 138 species of birds that thrive in the sanctuary include the beautiful Great Blue Turaco. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Ndali lodge, Midrange / Standard: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse, Budget / Basic: Rwenzori View Guesthouse, Wild Camping at Primate Lodge Campsite / Kanyanchu River Camp

Day 5 of the Wildlife and Chimpanzee Safari in Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park & Kibale; 5 days: Transfer back to Kampala. Optional cycling in Mpanga Tea Estates and the tour to Nakayima tree

After breakfast, embark on the transfer back to Kampala. You connect 26km to Fort Portal town and then 300km about 5 hours’ drive to Kampala. You can opt to take Mpanga Tea estate cycling where you explore the beautiful tea plantation on bike in the company of the local guide. Another stop can be made in Mubende to visit the Nakayima heritage tree which is a traditional pilgrimage site for the traditionalists in the area and beyond and this old tree dates back to the Chwezi era and is named after the wife of Ndahura named Nakayima. Lunch in Mubende town and continue on the drive to Kampala.

End of the Wildlife and Chimpanzee Safari in Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park & Kibale; 5 days

 

 

Getting There

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4X4 Safari Landcruisers For Hire In Ugand & Rwanda

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One of the best known 4×4 WD that you can use for your safari in Uganda’s Parks and Rural countryside.Our car hire is based on limited mileage and applies to travel within Uganda.( Terms and conditions apply. Read More

4X4 Minivan|Coaster|Mini Buses For Hire in Uganda Rwanda

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We have minivans for hire to groups of eight up to twelve. Make sure to find the class to suit your large group.In this Category, we have 4X 4 Safari Mini bus with capacity ranging from 6 seater to 14 seater and they’ve got a pop up roof for game viewing purposes. These have got diesel powered engines and come with a driver guide but excluding fuel.( Terms and conditions apply). Read More

Accommodations/ Safari Lodges/ Safari Hotels to Your Safari Destinations

More lodging options in Murchison National Park

Crater safari lodge - budget accommodation in Kibale  np

Crater Safari Lodge is located at the boundary of Kibale National Park where Chimpanzee trekking safaris in Uganda are majorly conducted

More lodging options in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kyambura Game Lodge- accommodation on a uganda safari

Kyambura Game Lodge is located on the eastern extension of Queen Elizabeth National Park overlooking the savannah stretches of Queen Elizabeth and a deep valley with the views of the Rwenzori Mountains.

More lodging options in Bwindi National Park

buhoma safari lodge- accommodation in bwindi np

Buhoma Lodge is an upmarket / Luxury accommodation establishment that is located in the north of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park known as Buhoma sector.

More lodging options in Lake Mburo National Park

Mihingo Lodge

Mihingo Safari Lodge is an upmarket accommodation arrangement located on the southern boundary of Lake Mburo National Park. The Lodge is set on a rock Kopje – Precambrian rock that was formed over 500 million years ago thus presenting it with a vantage position that overlooks the extensive savannah of Lake Mburo National Park

More lodging options in Kibale National Park

Pakuba Safari Lodge- accommodation in murchison falls np

Pakuba Safari Lodge is positioned in the northern section of the Murchison Falls National Park presenting midrange / standard accommodation for the Uganda safari undertakers

More lodging options in Kibale National Park

Chimps Nest - accommodation in kibale np
The Chimps Nest presents an ideal ground that travellers on chimpanzee safaris in Uganda can base to track chimpanzees in Kibale National Park. It is positioned in the village of Nyabubale between Bigodi and Nkingo and it takes 15 minutes to drive to Kanyanchu Tourism Center where Kibale tourism exploration activities commence from.

General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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