Safari highlights: boat cruise, wildlife viewing/watching, birding,scenic viewing, nature walks and cultural visits.
Murchison is one of the largest parks in Uganda split into two parts by the famous River Nile.It covers an area of 3,580 sq.Km. As you enter the park, a view of Budongo forest, rugged terrain of the western Rift valley and; the top of Murchison falls where water cascades through a narrow gorge 45M deep forming continuous uproar with visible rainbow through the day, all make your dreams come true. The Northern part of the park comprises of open savannah and dotted woodland that harbors a variety of animals and bird life. This is and area for game viewing and photography A three hour boat cruise down the bottom of the falls following River Nile is special and enjoyable as visitors see hippos, crocodiles, elephant waterbucks and many water birds.
Bird watchers who love to hear and see different birds singing, swimming, eating, playing, nesting and relaxing have to take a special private boat towards the associated swamps along the Albert delta and to Pakwach Bridge following the Nile. Paraa safari lodge, Nile Safari lodge and Sambiya River lodge offer descent, classic accommodation. Budget travelers are accommodated at Red Chili Hideaway.
DAY ONE:We begin this wonderful Safari from Kampala/Entebbe. Our driver/guide picks you at 8:00am from your Hotel of Residence. The drive goes to several districts OF Luweero ,Nakasongola and to Masindi. A stop over is made Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a rhino walk.We will then have lunch at the Restaurant Your trip continues to Budongo forest and to the top of Murchison falls. See, feel and photograph the beauty of the spot as you relax around. If you are booked to Paraa, cross the Nile by ferry at 1:00pm or 2:00pm. Relax at the lodge/camp. Dinner and overnight at Paraa safari lodge or Nile Safari lodge or Sambiya River lodge . Budget travelers are accommodated at Red Chili eco expeditions (expeditions with a conservational theme).
DAY TWO:Begin your day with a cup of African coffee ready for a game drive, bird watching and sight seeing across the open savannah dotted woodland and riverine vegetation along the Nile and Albert delta. Here expect to meet elephants, giraffes, buffalos, lions, leopards, waterbuck and a countless population birds, return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, a three hour boat trip along the Nile gives you assured chance to see the falls from the bottom angle. Hippos, crocodiles, antelopes, and aquatic birds can be seen along the shores of the River. Dinner and overnight at Paraa safari lodge or Nile Safari lodge or Sambiya River lodge . Budget travelers are accommodated at Red Chili eco expeditions (expeditions with a conservational theme).
DAY THREE: Wake up at 6:00am prepared to take a photograph of the African rising sun in the morning and enjoy African breakfast. We drive to Pabidi for the chimp and forest walk. Get set for a chimp walk in the dense forest in the morning.Our experienced guides will help you find them, and once located you can view these charismatic apes for up to one hour. The terrain is flat allowing for easy walking conditions for most visitors. Also have a chance to look at different plant species, insects and birds during the forest walk.After lunch,return to Kampala at leisure where you are dropped to a place of your choice.
Optional volunteer one day activity for clients: Today morning begins with African breakfast. The team gets set to go and does community work within the communities eco projects staying adjacent the park. Volunteer services with local Associations include constructing schools, health clinics, cultivating a community garden, making crafts or digging a road leading to a trading center. In the evening, the guests return to the camp. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Possible extensions to this safari include: Kibale NP, Semiliki wild Reserve, Queen Elizabeth NP, Bwindi NP, Mgahinga NP and Rwanda,
The safari package to include:
- Transportation by a 4wd safari vehicle
- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
- Three hour boat trip along River Nile.
- Park fees
- Ferry crossing fees
- Services of an English speaking driver/Guide
- Enroute lunches
- Ranger guide fees
The package to exclude expenses of personal nature like: Air fares, Personal insurance, drinks, laundry, tips, telephone, cigars, tips to local guides etc.
Choose between luxury, mid range and budget accommodation
Welcome to Gorilla Tracking Safaris Ltd. We offer eco expeditions (expeditions with a conservational theme) sustainable tours and safaris amid the Pearl of Africa. For Eco-Safaris in Uganda, Rwanda and DRC.