4 Days Big Five of Africa
4 DAYS BIG FIVE OF AFRICA
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls national park is Uganda’s oldest and largest national park that was gazzated in 1924 as Kabalega National park and later renamed in 1952 as Murchison falls national park. The conservation area is made of five reserves such as Karuma game reserve, Ajai game reserve, Bulisa game reserve and includes the Budongo central forest reserve where one can track chimpanzees and enjoy quality time birding with the unique forest species found in this tropical forest. The park is famous for the Murchison Falls where the Nile squeezes itself in a 7/8 metrees wide gorge forming the master piece of this park.
Day 1: Rhinos trekking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Today, look forward to the remarkable journey to Murchison Falls national park. The first stopover will be at the beautiful Ziwa Rhino sanctuary where you have an opportunity to track the white Rhinos on foot. These creatures used to roam the plains of northern Uganda but were extinct from poaching. There are efforts for breeding so that they can be re-introduced into the wild. After this experience, continue the drive to your lodge in the park or near the park.
Journey time – 4 hours
Meal plan – Lunch & Dinner
- Up market – Bakers Lodge
- Mid-range – Pakuba Safari Lodge
- Budget – Fort Murchison (Tents)
Day 2: Game Drive and Boat Cruise on River Nile
The highlight of this trip is game viewing in our custom made vehicles. Anticipate capturing good pictures of, Giraffes as they move through the grasslands, Jackson’s Hartebeest, buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, Elephants, Waterbucks etc. After this magical experience on the game drive in the plains of Murchison falls , return to your lodge for lunch or have a picnic lunch.
In the afternoon look forward to the famed boat Safari on River Nile from where you watch different animals along the shore and continue to about ten meters from the bottom of Murchison falls – also known as ‘Devils cauldron”. This fulfilling boat cruise cannot be found anywhere in Africa with the variety of wild animals and birds.
B, L & D
Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking at Budongo Forest
Today morning we leave for Budongo forest located within Murchison falls national park for chimpanzee trekking. Your driver guide will transfer you to the starting point where you will receive a briefing from the ranger guide on how to hike through this tropical forest.
After this experience we drive to the top of Murchison falls where the Nile is forced into a 7-meter gap to a thunderous roar – creating the world’s most powerful falls. There is a resident beautiful rainbow formed making a contrast with the crashing water.
The rest of the day will be spent at leisure as we await to embark to the
B, L & D
Day 4: Transfer to Kampala
After a relaxed breakfast we start the journey to Kampala. We hope you had an amazing time
B & L
Included on this costs
- Accommodation as per the itinerary
- Entrance fees and tax involved
- 4×4 Safari customized vehicle with an English speaking guide
- Drinking water
- Activities mentioned in the itinerary
- Optional activities
- Tips and gratuity
- International tickets
- Visa entry fees
- Anything not mentioned in this itinerary
Murchison falls National Park is the largest park in Uganda. Here you find the rushing waters of the Nile forced through a 7-meter narrow gorge forming the Murchison falls, which have fascinated the world for centuries. On the way to Murchison falls national park, we make a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – track Rhinos. While in the park – gaze in wonder at the herds of giraffes on the game drive, families of Elephants while on the launch trip to the bottom of the falls. Look out for the Nile crocodiles basking in the sun and Schools of Hippos. We end with chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest which is partly located in Murchison falls national park.