5 Days wild life safaris
5 Days Murchison Falls and Kibale National Park
Murchison falls National Park is the oldest National park in Uganda and largest conservation area, the park was first gazetted as a game reserve hosting about 80 species and 350 bird species including the shoe bill stalk which attracts a number of tourists.
The park is found at Murchison falls which sits on the shores of lake Victoria where the Nile flows through a narrow gorge approximately 7metres wide before plunging in 43metres to create a dramatic Murchison falls which is bisected by river Nile and then adjacent 748km to Bugungu wildlife and 720sqaure metres of Karuma wild reserve.
It continues to Gulu high way where the location of 600 watts of the largest hydra station of power will be generated by 205.
At the river bank of the park, its where one can have the best view of the wildlife like the Giraffes ,lion, elephants, buffalo, olive baboons, hippos, water bucks, Nile crocodiles, warthog, aquatic birds are permanent residents and more.
A number of activities at the park are carried out to offer you a thrilling experience including , boat cruise, sports fishing, bird watching, , game drive, nature walks, culture encounter, hot air balloon and many more activities.
The journey to be covered is estimated to be 283km by road from the Northwest of Kampala the capital city of Uganda and 72km from Masindi town.
Kibale National park contains one of the loveliest tropical forest in Uganda, it’s covered in patches of grassland and swamps, the park is a home to a total number of 70 mammals.
Habituated chimpanzees are the main tourist attraction at the park although there other mammals including; olive baboons, red and blue duikers, bush bucks, antelopes, bush pigs, hogs, warthogs, Buffaloes, leopard and golden cats,12 types of primates red colobus monkeys, rare Lhotse’s monkey, Uganda manga bey, blue monkey and many more.
It’s a diversity of travelling Elephants from Queen Elizabeth, 220 recorded tree species, 320 bird species including the long tailed cock, 229 tree species of which some are endangered timbers that are in the cardia Millen and many
The forest is located southwest of Uganda covering 766km2 in size, its location in this park was gazetted in 1932 and formally established in 1993 to protect the population of the forest and its habitats.
Itinerary of our 5 days safari | High lights
Rhinos, Game drive, Boat cruise, Chimpanzee trekking, Bigodi swamp (nature walk) .
Day 1 of 5 Days Murchison Falls and Kibale National Park Safari
wake up early morning for a cup of tea, our drive/guide will pick you from your hotel at 7am so as not to encounter with the traffic jam and also to catch up with the park activities.
Drive passed luwero Triangle a city in Uganda remembered for brutal war that brought the ruling government to power, you may have a stop over to buy some fresh fruits and then continue with the journey.
Our next stop over will be at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola where the 19 white Rhinos are inhabited, then have an encounter at the Rhino sanctuary with an experienced game ranger who will give you full information about the rhinos.
Enjoy the sight of the second largest animal next to an elephant, their day today life, and you might as well spot out some bird species if you’re a bird lover, a number of tree species, geckoes.
After, have your lunch at Kabalega dinner, then continue to Murchison falls national park where you might be welcomed by monkeys and baboons along the way at the park environment. For bird lovers you might as well spot out some birds.
Check-in and prepare for ferry crossing at the Northern bank of the river to visit the top of the falls and have the best view of the falls during the ferry crossing.
You will see variety of animals at the river bank like the hippos, elephants, Antelopes, Buffalos Nile crocodile, which can be sighted drinking water and cooling their bodies, this experience takes about 4hours.
Get off the boat for 40 minutes and walk to the top of the hills, have the best view of the falls.
Later, the guide will drive you back to the lodge for refreshment and dinner.
Meal plans: dinner, Paara safari lodge, Chobe safari Lodge, Pakuba safari lodge, Red chill hide away, Murchison River lodge, Shoebill camp site, Nile safari lodge
Day 2 of 5 Days Murchison Falls and Kibale National Park Safari
wake up early morning for a heavy breakfast and prepare for the morning game drive where you will see animals that you would have missed in the evening including the hyenas going back to their dens,hippos going back to water .
The guide will have knowledge of where the lion is hiding as well as you might spot out the leopard, Giraffes, Zebras, warthogs and many more after your 4hour game drive you will go back to the lodge for lunch
Prepare to explore on foot the trails through Kaniyo and Rabongo forest that provides shelter to many primates and in this forest you might spot out bird species, frogs, chameleon, geckos for 2-4 hours.
Meal plans: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Paara safari lodge, Chobe safari Lodge, Pakuba safari lodge, Red chill hide away, Murchison River lodge, Shoebill camp site, Nile safari lodge
Day 3 Travel kibale | of our 5 days Murchison | Kibale
wake up early morning for breakfast and head to Kibale National park via Lake Albert escarpment.
Have a view of lake Albert then continue with the journey, have a stopover in Hoima at kolping Hotel for lunch.
Pass across river Nkusi, the river joining Victoria Nile through Kagadi village enjoying the beautifully scenery of rolling hills as you approach the foot hills of Rwenzori mountain. Other notable feature is here is the tea plantation in the region.
Check in at the lodge relax and enjoy your dinner and wait for the next days activities
Meal plan: dinner: Chimps nest, Kibale forest camp, Primate Lodge
Day 4 | of Our 5 Days Murchison Falls and Kibale National Park Safari
wake up early morning for a heavy breakfast. Our driver/guide will drive you to the park headquarters for a short briefing about chimpanzees trekking and also to meet the game ranger who will have knowledge about the forest and where the chimpanzees are.
Trek through the tropical forest as you enjoy the beautiful scenery as well as spotting out bird species including long tailed cock ,yellow spotted nectar, rumped tinker bird ,little green bull ,green breasted bird, black be eater, tree species like cardia Millen and many, in addition see ferns and mammals which you might spot as you trek mammals including olive baboons, red and blue duikers, bush bucks, antelopes, elephants ,bush pigs, hogs, warthogs, Buffaloes, leopard and golden cats,12 types of primates red colobus monkeys, rare Lhotse’s monkey, Uganda manga bey, blue monkey.
As you trail through, you will hear screams of chimpanzee locating their members, this will also help you faster to find them.
Experience how they groom their members, feed, play, build their nest and displaying them for night use. it’s such a thrilling experience learning about the day to day life of these wild apes believed to be the cousins of humans with 98% DNA.
After, go back to the lodge, refresh and head for the evening nature walk in Bigodi swamp eastern edge of the park where you might spot some bird species including the waxbills, cuckoos, weavers kingfishers, fly chancers.
You may spot out different types of monkeys including red colobus monkeys, rare Lhotse’s monkey, Uganda manga bey, blue monkey and many more.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Chimps nest, Kibale forest camp, Primate Lodge
Day 5 | depart to Kampala last Day of our 5 Days safari
Enjoy your breakfast and have your packed lunch. Drive to Fort portal through Mubende and proceed back to Kampala as you drive through beautifully scenery and rolling hills you arrive in the evening before 6pm to your hotel or departure.