5 Days Murchison and Budongo chimp safari

SUMMARY

5 Days Murchison and Budongo chimp safari  . Murchison Falls located in the northern part of Uganda is the largest conservation area. The park is traversed by the mighty River Nile and is one of the exciting National Park to visit during your Uganda safari. Murchison Falls National Park has several vegetation types ranging from swamps, tropical rainforests of Budongo, Savannah woodland and grassland that are home to a variety of wildlife that include chimpanzees in Budongo forest, lions, hyenas, buffaloes, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, small primates and other savannah, marine and forest species. Visitors to Murchison Falls National Park should not miss out on spectacular game drives and boat cruises to the base of the falls and delta.

HIGLIGHTS

  • Visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Boat cruise
  • Game drive
  • Chimpanzee tracking

OVER VIEW

Day 1: Travel to Murchison Falls – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise

Day 3: Morning delta cruise and afternoon game drive

Day 4: Drive to Budongo Forest for afternoon chimp trekking

Day 5: Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe International Airport

 DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1: TRAVEL TO MURCHISON FALLS –ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY

After an early morning breakfast, your guide will be ready to pick and brief you about the journey and the parks to be visited, later embark on your journey to Murchison falls National Park. We shall have a stopover at the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for white rhino tracking and game viewing, here expect to see the southern white rhinos, water bucks, warthogs, and many more. Thereafter head to Masindi town for lunch, later continue to the lodge and check in. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge.

 Accommodation: Sambiya River Lodge

Meal: Full board

 DAY 2: GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE

Early in the morning we shall have breakfast, continue for day break game drive through the game trails as we continue expect to spot different animals like elephants, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Water bucks and many more heading to their feeding grounds and may as well see the nocturnal species like leopards to their resting grounds. Thereafter go back to the lodge for lunch as we prepare for an afternoon boat cruise along the Albertine Nile. This boat cruise to the base of the falls is seen as the highlight of all activities at Murchison Falls National Park since many water and land animals can be sighted, here expect to see the different wildlife and birdlife along the Nile River wallowing and appreciating the gifts of nature. Later we shall go back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

 Accommodation: Sambiya River Lodge

Meal: Full board

 DAY 3: DELTA CRUISE AND AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE IN PARAA

After breakfast, you will be picked up by your boat to go to the delta area of Murchison Falls National Park. While this boat cruise is not popular with tourists visiting Murchison Falls National Park, it offers a chance to see lots of wildlife species that include buffaloes, elephants, crocodiles, hippos and the rare shoebill stock. You will also observe the Nile reducing speed as it deposits waste before entering Lake Albert. Return back to the lodge for lunch and then prepare for your evening game drive to look for animals you could have missed on the first game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

 Accommodation: Sambiya River Lodge

Meal: Full board

 DAY 4: CHIMP TRACKING IN BUDONGO

 After your breakfast, you will drive approximately 1-2 hours southward to Budongo Forest where you will spend one night. At Budongo forest, you will do chimpanzee tracking either in the morning or afternoon depending on your choice and availability of chimpanzee permits. Before your chimpanzee trek, you will be briefed by your ranger guide of the day about the dos and don’ts while with chimpanzees and then set off to the forest to look for our closest relatives.  The walk will also expose you to other primates, plants and shrubs in this vast forest. After your chimpanzee trek, you will return to the lodge for overnight.

Accommodation: Budongo Eco Lodge

Meal: Full board

 DAY 5: TRANSFER BACK TO KAMPALA

After breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala or Entebbe international Airport for your departure flight out.

INCLUDES

  • Airport transfers
  • Budongo chimp permit
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Game drives
  • Boat cruises to the base of the falls and Delta
  • All park entry fees
  • Ziwa Rhino sanctuary and top of the falls visit.
  • Transport in a 4×4 Vehicle customized for safari
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
EXCLUDES
  • Uganda visa fees
  • International flights to and from Uganda
  • All expenses of personal nature such as drinks and tips