SUPREME MURCHISON SAFARI
The grandeur of Africa is manifested in the Murchison Falls Conservation Area. From the rolling savannah abundant with game to the resplendent waterfall born from the River Nile, Murchison Falls holds so many of those alluring features that call travelers to return. Immerse yourself in the treasures of the park and enjoy days of traversing the vast safari, cruising down the Nile, and tracking chimpanzees in Budongo Forest.
5 DAYS | 4 NIGHTS
- Track the endangered rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
- Enjoy a spectacular view from the top of Murchison Falls
- Spot animals on a game drive and boat cruise along the Nile
- Meet the primates and birds of Budongo Forest
Day One: A Night in the Capital
A concierge receives us at Entebbe International Airport and whisks us away to Kampala where we spend a leisurely afternoon touring the city’s cultural and historical sites. Night falls on us in the bustling capital of Uganda.
Day Two: The First of the Big Five
Our journey to Murchison Falls National Park begins in the morning. We can’t resist stopping in at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track and spot endangered Rhinos, the first of the Big Five of East Africa. We travel on and make our grand entry into the park by driving to top of Murchison Falls. At the peak, the full force of the Nile thunders through a narrow gap forming a permanent rainbow in a plume of spray.
Day Three: Of Birds and Hartebeests
We tour the north of the park, which teems with buffalo, waterbucks, giraffes, hartebeests, and elephants grazing in the grasslands. The diverse wildlife keeps us alert, seeking out one fascinating creature after another. The lucky seeker might even spot the elusive, nocturnal leopard. After lunch, we set out on a launch trip to the base of the falls. Buffalo, crocodiles, hippos, and a multitude of aquatic birds lounge at river banks. Birders are guaranteed to spot many of the 450 bird species at Murchison Falls, including the elusive shoebill, dwarf king fisher, the white-thigh hornbill, and the Goliath heron.
From the base of the fall, we begin our hike, headed for the top. The peak awaits us with an unrivalled symphony of nature set to the crescendo of the waterfall.
Day Four: The Primates of Budongo Forest
The thriving vegetation of Budongo Forest, just south of Murchison Falls, hosts 24 mammal species, over 360 birds, 289 butterflies and 465 plant species. This diverse forest is also home for a large primate population, including 800 chimpanzees. Today we set out into the forest to track chimpanzees, but stay alert to signs of black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, baboons, and grey-cheeked mangabeys. At dusk we return to our lodge, savouring a spectacular forage into Budongo Forest.
Day Five: Homeward Bound
After a morning game drive, we journey back to Kampala and onward to Entebbe, homeward bound.