Your safari guide will collect you from your hotel in the early morning and depart by road for Murchison Falls National Park. This scenic drive will take approx 5-6 hours stopping in Masindi town for lunch. Before reaching the lodge, you will stop at the top of the falls which is a fantastic sight. Here the Nile, the longest river in the world, is forced through a narrow gap in the rocks (only 7 meters wide) before ferociously plunging down 43 meters. Overnight camping at Paraa Safari Lodge (Full Board)
Up early for a morning game drive. This is the best time to try and find lions. Your driver will take you across to Lake Albert and the Nile delta where you will see elephants, buffalo, giraffe, antelope and hopefully some lions. You will return to the lodge for lunch and have a chance to relax before taking a boat trip in the afternoon which takes around 3 hours. This boat tripalong the Nile is often cited as being the highlight of the trip to Murchison since it allows you to get up-close and personal with the animals. Along this stretch of the river, there are reported to be around 4,000 hippos in addition to some enormous Nile crocodiles. The birdlife is stunning with brightly colored kingfishers and bee-eaters darting along the river banks. If you are lucky, you may see the rare and prehistoric looking shoebill, which is a cross between the dodo and a dinosaur. The boat takes you all the way to the base of the falls. Overnight camping at Paraa Safari Lodge (Full Board)
After breakfast we will drive to Kibale. This journey will take approximately 9-10 hours.
Overnight in Primates Lodge/Mountains of the Moon Hotel (Full Board)
Today you will be up early totrack habituated chimps – these delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. The incredibly diverse forest is home to over 13 species of primates including red colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bushbabies. A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier that its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species. You will spend the rest of the day doing cultural activities in Fort Portal.Overnight in Primates Lodge/Mountains of the Moon Hotel (Full Board)
This morning we will depart for Lake Mburo National Park (the drive will take approximately 5-6 hours). Lake Mburo is an extension of the Tanzanian plains with big herds of zebra, impala, eland and other ungulates (cloven hoofed animals). More than 310 bird species have been recorded in the park. It is probably the best place in Uganda to see acacia- associated birds – mosque swallows black-bellied bustard, bare-faced go-away bird and Ruppell’s long-tailed sterling.
If you have the energy, you can go on an afternoon boat trip before retiring to the beautiful Mihingo Lodge. Overnight in Mihingo Lodge (Full Board)
After breakfast, you will go on morning game drive. You will see numerous animals here like the eland, antelopes, and many zebra. After the game drive we will drive back to Kampala, arriving in the late afternoon. On arrival in Kampala, your guide will see you to your hotel.
The above price includes
The cost of all ground transportation and fuel
full time safari guide and his associated expenses,
Park entrance fees,
Accommodation and meals,
Canoe ride, and other related activities.
But it excludes
personal expenses such as laundry, drinks and gratuities at the various lodges/hotels.