Murchison Falls Safari - Uganda
A 3 Days game viewing safari in Murchison Falls National Park in search of the mammals including primates.
The Mighty Murchison Falls
This Uganda Safari starts and ends in Kampala. The safari will take you though Uganda's largest national park which protects a chunk of untamed African savannah. The park is bisected by the mighty river Nile, the World's second longest river. It is named after the dramatic Murchison Falls, which is formed at a point where the world's longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. The wildlife populations have largely recovered from the poaching of the 1980s and this has made the park a popular place for making wildlife safaris.
The park is dominated by the lush borassus grassland to the north of the Nile and this has attracted different animals which include elephants, buffaloes, giraffes and a variety of antelopes. In the southeast of the park lies the Rabongo Forest a famous home to primates such as chimpanzees and other tropical rainforest creatures. The Nile itself hosts one of Africa's densest hippo and crocodile populations, and a dazzling variety of waterbirds including the world's most accessible wild population of the rare shoebill stork.
Giraffees in Murchison Falls National Park
Day 1: Kampala - Murchison Falls
You will be picked from your hotel or residence by our guide. Drive northwards passing through the famous Luwero Triangle. Have a stopover at Masindi for lunch and then continue to Murchison Falls. Drive to the top of the falls for magnificent scenic view and photography of the breathtaking World’s second longest river “The Mighty Nile” as it squeezes its way through a rocky gap. Connect to Paraa Safari Lodge-/Sambiya River Lodge /Nile safari camp for dinner and an overnight
Day 2: Murchison Falls
After an early morning cup of tea/coffee start the day with a game drive in the northern parts of the park. On the drive you may see different animals unique to the African Savannah vegetation. These include lions, leopards, giraffes, antelopes, elephants, and many warthogs. Go to the lodge for lunch and later take a launch cruise on the Nile River. The cruise which takes you to the bottom of the thundering falls involve a scenic view of schools of hippos, huge crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants and a variety of water birds such as the rare shoebill, cormorants, ducks, bee-eaters, skimmers, fish eagle, kingfishers and herons. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge-/Sambiya River Lodge /Nile safari camp
Day 3: Murchison Falls - Budongo forest walk- Kampala
After breakfast, proceed to Budongo forest, a dense natural forest, passing through Bugungu gate with packed lunch. Take a forest walk through the dense tropical rain forest. On the walk you may see different primate species such as chimpanzees, monkeys among others. Have packed lunch and then return to Kampala arriving in the late evening.
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