You tour Uganda’s largest national park, Murchison fall’s home to the big 5 and Kibale National Park, home to the most sought primate, Chimpanzee.
Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls
Pick up from your hotel in the morning for an early drive to Murchison Falls National Park through the beautiful and picturesque countryside, to arrive in time for lunch, thereafter you embark on an afternoon game drive in Murchison falls and be prepared to see resident animals such as elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, warthogs, lions and antelopes. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Lodge, or at Red chili, or Nile safari camp.
Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park + boat cruise on River Nile
You spend the morning exploring the park to see different animals, the Big5: elephants, lions, leopard, buffalos, and rhino among others like the Jackal, warthog, giraffes, Bushbucks, Uganda kob, hartebeest. Go for a cruise on the Nile in the afternoon after lunch to see various animals that include crocodiles, hippos, elephants and birds like the water birds. With the close view of animals, you can take photographs of the wildlife roaming at the river’s banks all through the afternoon. You can also take pictures of the beautiful Murchison falls at the mid river island. Among the hundreds of various bird species include red throated bee eater, shoebill stork, chestnut crowned sparrow weaver, secretary bird, bat hawk, egyptian plover, pels fishing owl, bruces green pigeon, denham’s bustard, white rumped canary, Vinaceous dove, white crested turaco, red winged grey warbler. You will also have the opportunity to see the magnificent waterfalls as the waters of the mighty Nile force their way through a 7 meter gorge and drop down past a series of rocks to 43 meters below with a thunderous crush which forms a cloud of water spray and numerous rainbows… it is very spectacular! Dinner and the night at your camp.
Day 3: Murchison Falls – Kibale Forest
After breakfast, you head southwards to fort portal through the Great East African Rift valley’s western arm- the Albertine escarpment. On reaching the mythical mountains of the moon’s beautiful town; fort portal, you will proceed a lodge or camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Kibale Forest National park
Report at the ranger station in Kibale National Park by 0800 hrs to start tracking the habituated Chimpanzees. These impressive chimps are the most closely related animal species to humans, and are very dramatic to watch play and wrangle in the trees. The large forest is a haven to more than 13 primate species including the red colobus monkey, the blue monkey, baboons, bush babies, black-faced vervet monkeys and the grey mangabey. The park is also home to mammal species though difficult to find in the dense forest. Among them includes elephants, leopards, buffalos, bush pigs, warthogs and numerous antelope species. The park boasts hundreds of bird species that include blue-breasted kingfisher, african grey parrot, bee-eater, sunbirds, crowned eagle, green breasted pitta, pigeons among others. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge or camp.
Day 5: Return to Kampala
After breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala for drop off at your hotel.
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