Your 5 Days safari to the gifted home of primates, Kibale forest national park and the most powerful water falls in the world, Murchison falls National park, opens your eye-brows to numerous unique discoveries while at the wilderness.
Murchison falls NP alone offers you a chance of feeding your eyes with the scenic views of the powerful waterfall on earth as well as a great number of animal species in the grassland, before heading for yet a very hilarious experience of trekking an estimate of 13 primate species including chimpanzees (Human’s closest relatives) in the primate world of Kibale Forest national park.
Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast, our company representative will pick you up from either your lodge or the airport for the safari, however, the first thing will be briefing you about all the activities you will engage in, places to be visited, and facilities to be used including the taking you through a brief history of Uganda before driving off to Murchison.
The total journey time is 6-7 hours in case all conditions remain constant, en route, you will have a stopover in Luwero at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for one-hour rhino tracking, then proceed to Masindi town while enjoying the scenic views of plantations and falling hills. You will have late Lunch in Masindi town then proceed to the park where you will arrive quite late, exhausted and able to have only dinner and overnight
Day 2: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat trip at the Nile
First and foremost, Murchison falls national park is the largest conservation are in Uganda as well as the oldest national park in the country with two game drive areas. so in the morning after enjoying a cup of coffee. You will head to the northern bank that has more concentration of wildlife.
While in your 3-4 hours’ drive expect to sight some of the following animals; giraffe, lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, hyena, with some unique bird species such as the African fish Eagle, rare shoebill stork and many more all enjoying their peace at the thick savanna pastures.
Thereafter, have lunch before heading for a launch cruise to the bottom of the thundering waterfalls, an estimate of 2-hour experience that draws you closer to the mighty powerful Murchison falls.
Also, expect to sight several reptiles including the Nile crocodile, Hippos among others with birds such as shoebill stork and various mammals including elephants, waterbucks co-existing at the same place; Thereafter, return to your lodge for some refreshment, followed by dinner then overnight.
Day 3: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park for Chimpanzee Trekking
After rising from your slumber, wake up to a hot cup of tea before checking-out of the lodge for a journey to Kibale forest national park, home to a recorded 13 primate species co-existing with each other.
The journey that lasts for 7-8 hours is comprised of breathtaking sights along the high way to Fort Portal while having lunch en-route. Feed your eyes with a scenic views of flourishing green plantations, mountains, water bodies, and Great Rift Valley. Upon your arrival in the evening; have dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Primate trekking in Kibale Forest National Park
Upon having a very hefty breakfast, head to the park’s headquarters for a pre-trekking briefing before getting to the jungle where the sounds from owners of the jungle will signal arrival. The activity that lasts for up to 4 hours gives you an opportunity of sighting numerous primates especially our cousins the chimpanzees, red colobus, and Lhotse’s monkeys among others.
All you need is a very good camera, hiking boots, good hiking outfit among other essentials.
After lunch, head to the neighboring Bigodi swamp to meet some of the primates you could have missed in the forest such as the baboons. Have dinner and overnight upon returning from the swamp
Day 5: Kibale to Kampala
On this last day of the safari, you will wake up to a very tasty cup of tea before checking out of the lodge for a 5-6-hour drive back to Kampala town for departure or overnight. Incase time allows you will have a stop off at Ndere cultural center for lunch before proceeding with the journey.
End of the safari