GTU 2 – 4 Days/ 3 nights Murchison Falls National Parks

Day 01: Murchison Falls National Park [L, D]

This morning, transfer to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a two-hour drive from Kampala, along the road on the way to Murchison Falls National Park. While you track the rhinos, visit the information centre and craft shop, look out for bush buck, leopard, Uganda kob, oribi, crocodiles, hippo and other wildlife present on the ranch. The bird life is abundant, with even the rare shoebill stork present in the Lugogo Swamps. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary offers peace and tranquility in beautiful surroundings
In the afternoon we will visit the “top of the falls” for your chance to view the magnificence of the Nile. The park is cut into half by the famous River Nile where it has to squeeze itself through the legendary Murchison Falls, an impossibly narrow 7 m gap in a cleft rock creating a powerful explosion of white water. The Falls are believed to be the most powerful natural flow of water anywhere on earth. Superlatives like “awesome” “stupendous” “fantastic” and “wow” have been used to describe this amazing spectacle.

Overnight Red Chilli Rest Camp (budget) / Murchison Falls River Lodge (mid-range) / Paraa Safari Lodge (up market)

Day 02: Murchison Falls Park [B, L, D]

After an early breakfast, proceed for a game drive. Elephant, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, Uganda kob, hartebeest and waterbuck are commonly seen. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, bush duiker, warthog and bushpig. Large carnivores include lion, leopard and spotted hyena.

After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile. En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. The boat will stop just tens of metres from the sinister, frothing and bubbling base of the falls.

Overnight Red Chilli Rest Camp (budget) / Murchison Falls River Lodge (mid-range) / Paraa Safari Lodge (up market)

Day 03: Kampala [B, L]

Proceed for a forest walk in Pabidi Forest. Chimpanzee and many other primates may be seen during the walk including l’ Hoest’s, red colobus, blue, red-tailed monkeys and grey-cheeked mangabeys. This walk is an excellent opportunity for birdwatching and for seeing primates up close. Return to Kampala, arriving in the late afternoon. End of services.

Tour can depart any day with a minimum of 2 persons. Please specify accommodation preference.

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