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5 Days Tour Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest

A 5 Days Tour to Murchison Falls and Kibale Forest National Park. This tour is the best trip for visitors that wish to go chimpanzee tracking and game viewing in Uganda. This unforgettable getaway starts with a wildlife safari in Murchison Falls national park, Uganda’s largest protected area, home to a wide range of flora and fauna. Animals that can be seen in this park include lions, buffaloes, waterbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest, Rothschild’s giraffe, oribi and baboons etc.

After your wild adventure in Murchison Falls Park, drive southwards to Kibale Forest another exciting hotspot in Western Uganda. This long drive takes you through the Albertine Rift passing via escarpments, verdant countryside and traditional homesteads and farms. Kibale is home to thirteen primates species including chimpanzees.

Trip Highlights

Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls

Day 2: Enjoy Murchison Falls National Park

Day 3: Murchison Falls – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Tracking

Day 5: Return to Kampala

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Murchison Falls National Park

Start early morning and drive to Murchison Falls National Park from Kampala via Bombo road. On your way, you will pass through Luweero town. Maintain the same route and branch off at Masindi Hotel for lunch. Check out Budongo forest and Kaniyo Pabidi. When you reach the park, drive directly to the Top of the falls, an eye-catching feature where you can easily spot the most powerful rush of water anywhere in the world behind. Camp or lodge at Red Chili Rest camp (budget)/ Paraa Safari Lodge (luxury) HB

Day 2: Wildlife Safari at Murchison Falls

Begin early with a game drive in the Northern Delta Nile where you may see lions, buffaloes, waterbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest, Rothschild’s giraffe, oribi and baboons are some of the animals you will spot. Shortly take a launch cruise and enjoy the water wildlife .you will spot schools of hippos and some of the largest crocodiles ever lived, herds of buffaloes and elephants drinking water. There is rich birdlife on the papyrus banks such as the shoebill stork, papyrus gonolek among others. Go to the Top of the falls; such a lovely scene for viewing the falls, park as well taking lunch or relaxing. Camp or sleep at Red Chili Rest Camp (budget) / Paraa Safari Lodge (luxury) FB

Day 3: Chimp Trekking in Budongo Forest

Get up early, after breakfast head for chimp trekking in Budongo forest which takes about 3-5 hrs. Budongo forest is identified by its exclusive Mahogany tree species, so tall and unhampered. There are also several primates like the red-tailed monkeys, blue monkey, and potto and forest galago species and bird species such as the yellow-footed eye catcher, white-thighed hornbill. In the afternoon, return to the lodge and relax your body. Camp or sleep at Red Chili Rest Camp (budget) / Paraa Safari Lodge (luxury) FB

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park

After an early breakfast, you will depart for Kibale National Park. You will drive via the Albertine Escarpment of the western Rift valley on the Masindi-Hoima-Fort portal road. This will be a long drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal, passing though verdant countryside and traditional homesteads and farms. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the legendary “Mountains of the Moon.”  Camp or lodge at Ndali Safari Lodge (luxury)/ Primates Safari Lodge (budget) FB

Day 4: Chimp Trekking in Kibale

After morning breakfast, wake up early to track chimps near Kanyanchu. This can take you half a day. There are primates in the area like the golden monkey, L’Hoest monkey, baboons, white and black Colobus monkeys, grey checked mangabey, red Colobus, blue monkeys and pottos. Other animals involve forest elephants unique from the common type, giant forest hogs and a striking tree species. Later take a guided nature walk to Bigodi swamp sanctuary, a good site for birders. The Great Blue Turaco and Papyrus Gonolek can easily be marked among the other bird 137 species. There is also an array of butterfly species. Return to Ndali Lodge (luxury)/Primates Safari Lodge (budget) afterwards.

Day 5: Kampala    

Early morning after enjoying your breakfast, return to Kampala and that will mark the end of this trip.

End of the Safari

Inclusions and Exclusions

Included in this tour package;

  • Gorilla and Chimpanzee viewing Permits
  • Cultural entertainment
  • Park Ranger Fees
  • Relevant Government Taxes.
  • Full Board Accommodation (2 nights) and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

Exclusions:

  • Airfares
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.

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