Activities in Murchison Falls National Park

10 Days Spice of Uganda Safari

Day 1: Arrival & transfer to Murchison falls national park.

Upon your arrival, our company representative together with the driver / guide will welcome you and transfer to Murchison Falls National Park which is Uganda’s largest park. The park is a habitat for animals like elephants, buffaloes, giraffe sand a variety of antelopes. En route, you will visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking which lasts 2 to 3 hours and proceed for lunch in Masindi town. Proceed and enter the park to find your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Paraa Safari Lodge

Day 2: Morning Game drive, bottom of the falls cruise and Hiking.

After an early breakfast, you will go for a game drive on the Northern Bank of River Nile. The activity takes about 3 to 5 hours and Wildlife in the Park includes elephants, Rothschild giraffes, buffaloes, lions, Hartebeest, Uganda kobs, Oribis and waterbucks. After the drive you will return to the lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon; go for a boat cruise on the Nile which will give you an exciting panoramic view at the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls. Along the cruise, you will encounter crocodiles, hippos, and birds on the river banks like kingfisher, cormorants, bee-eater and the rare shoebill stork. Connect from the bottom of the falls and hike up through Bakers trial as you view the magnificent Murchison falls at different points where water thunders through different rapids from a 7-metre gap to fall over 40 meters Gorge. Later meet your driver at the top of the falls and return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at as above.

Day 3: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park-evening game drive

After enjoying your breakfast, embark on your journey to Lake Mburo national park which is the smallest national park is a home to wildlife including Zebras, Leopards, Buffaloes, Elephants and Impala and offers good spots for bird watching. This park is 6 hours drive to find with lunch en route and at the Equator where you will stop and have pictures.  Arrive in the park early afternoon, refresh and relax at your lodge. Late evening you will go for an evening game drive and get an opportunity to explore wildlife and savannah landscape at sun set. You will encounter wildlife including Zebras, buffalo herds, topi, Impala, giraffes, elephants and on a lucky day you will see the leopards. Retire for dinner and overnight stay at Mihingo lodge,

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

Enjoy breakfast, transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park-5 hours drive with en route lunch. Arrive in the park early afternoon and take a community walk to the nearby crater lakes as well as have time to relax enjoying the views. Dinner and overnight stay at Park View lodge

Day 5: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise.

You will wake up early, have breakfast and embank for a morning game drive in the Kasenyi area of the park. While on the game drive, expect to see the big four game including antelopes, giraffes, warthogs and white colobus monkeys just to mention a few. You will then return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you will go for a launch cruise along Kazinga channel where you will get an opportunity to see a number of bird species, elephants and buffalos, hippos and crocodiles. Dinner and overnight stay at lodge as above

Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Bwindi via Ishasha

Wake up early, have breakfast and depart for Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park with your tracking gears. During the tracking, you will slope down a gorge with sights of magical lush mature tropical forest, thriving below sea level supporting counts of chimpanzees. Hiking the gorge’s steep slopes in search of the chimps is challenging but eventually encountering them gives a life time memory as you will find them rolling on tree branches, making pant hooting calls, also spot the black and white colobus monkeys and the olive baboons. The walk generally takes around 2‐5 hours.

After tracking, connect for lunch and then proceed to Bwindi through Ishasha home to the tree climbing lions, on a lucky day you may be able to see lions hanging on trees as you drive out of the park. Arrive at Bwindi after 5 hours drive and connect to your lodge for a restful evening, dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Haven lodge

Day 7: Gorilla trekking-Bwindi forest Park

Early in the morning after breakfast and a briefing from the UWA officials, set off for the gorilla tracking. This is a once life time experience and unforgettable adventure. The ranger guides will lead you into the thick forest and start your search for the endangered Mountain Gorillas. You will move up and down the rugged terrain until you finally meet these harmonious creatures that will entertain you with performances for about1 hour.

The activity can take 2 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the Gorillas. This is an awesome and exciting moment.  En-route, there are other types of the primates such as the monkeys, birds and more. After the trek, you will receive your Gorilla trekking certificate and meet up with your driver / guide and return to the lodge where you will spend the evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Mutanda resort

Day 8: Golden monkey tracking-Lake Bunyonyi

Have breakfast and drive to Mgahinga gorilla national park for a briefing from one of the park rangers about the Golden monkeys’ experience. You will then enter the mountainous forest with your park guide who will lead to where the creatures are. This is a 2-5 hours search and on encountering the golden monkeys in the bamboo forest of Virunga mountain, you will allows to spend 1 hours with them as you take pictures and videos. Retreat and connect back to your lodge for a restful evening, dinner and overnight stay at lodge as above.

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi-Canoe ride and community tour

After breakfast, you will leave Kisoro and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi which is found in Kabale region commonly referred to as the Switzerland of Africa. Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest lake in Uganda and situated close to the borders of Uganda and Rwanda. It’s a 2 hours drive from Kisoro. You will proceed for a boat ride/ canoe paddle and visit the lake’s main islands including the community guided by a professional local guide who will give you back ground of Lake Bunyonyi islands. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Bunyonyi Eco lodge

Day 10: Transfer Back to Kampala

Enjoy an early morning breakfast and transfer back to Kampala with a stopover in Mbarara for lunch and Equator. Arrive in Kampala in the evening. Drop off to your hotel in Kampala or the Airport for your onward flight.

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