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Day 1: Kampala to Murchison Falls Wildlife Park
The morning starts early as we begin our 5 day Uganda Safari. We begin our journey northward to Murchison Falls National Park through Masindi. Before Masindi there is the option of adding on the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a large preserve where Rhinos are bred in an effort to restock Murchison Falls National Park with Rhinos (the last one was shot in 1982). As we enter the park we go the top of the falls that make Murchison Falls National Park so famous. This is a place for most memorable pictures and a taking in of the sounds and sights, including the ever present rainbow created by the mist of the falls.
The river is 50 meters wide and goes through a 7 meter wide gorge plunging down 45 meters creating a roaring sound that will stay with you. Something you will never forget and there is something about standing alongside the mighty River Nile.
We check in at the Murchison Falls accommodations that you selected, choosing from budget, moderate or up-market. (recommended Budget - Global Village Guest House and very basic Red Chilli Camp, Mid-range - Fort Murchison Lodge and Up Market on lower end Paraa Safari Lodge)
After some refreshments we take the late afternoon game drive viewing some of the best wildlife and birds in Uganda. Murchison Falls Park is simply fabulous. Lions, Elephants, Antelopes such as Uganda Kob, Giraffes, Buffaloes all there as you move through the savannah landscape. Take it all in, it is most wonderful and literally awesome. Afterwards it is dinner at your place of lodging and a well deserved rest.
Day 2: Safaris drive & Nile boat Safari
Early morning breakfast and off for the morning game drive where you will see more and new animals and birds as you travel along Lake Albert and through the savannah. You will be simply glad that you came here and hate to return to the lodging facility for rest and lunch.
After lunch it is off to one of the major highlights of Murchison Falls National Park, motorized boat ride on the Nile to view the crocodiles, the many hippos along the bank and in the river, the birds, monkeys, buffaloes, elephants and so much more and of course the bottom of the falls. This is a three hour trip and it is best to wear a hat and lots of lotion. Use some insect repellent to avoid being bitten by Tsetse flies.
Dinner at lodging and rest for the night.
Day 3: Drive to Fort Portal - Kibale Chimpanzee Forest Park
Breakfast early and we move on to Kibale Forest, driving to some beautiful countryside which is a bonus along the way. Lunch along the journey and of course we provide drinking Water while in the vehicle as we travel.
We reach Fort Portal area where you can stay either at budget, moderate or up-scale lodging facilities as you have selected. We check in and have dinner and rest for the night after a long day of travel. Recommended for the experience (Chimps' Nest Tree House in the jungle)
Day 4: Kibale Forest Chimp Tracking Early Breakfast and leave the lodging for chimpanzee tracking (trekking). Other primates that may be observed are Red tailed monkeys, L’Hoest's Monkeys and lots of Baboons. This is a fabulous forest that you will absolutely love, imagine an African Rainforest filled with wildlife and primates, exotic plants and trees, butterflies, birds in abundance and you are in it.
After lunch go to Bigodi Wetland Swamp viewing the various birds and mammals that we find up to early evening before returning to your accommodation for dinner.
Option: An all day Chimpanzee Habituation Experience can be scheduled so that you are with the chimpanzees all day long and we either do Bigodi Wetlands on last day or drop it.
Nocturnal Forest Walk in the Jungle...another highlight of your Kibale Forest Experience. Guided forest walk with spotlights to visit the creatures of the night in the Jungle. Bushbabies and Pottos are usually spotted amongst others.
Day 5: Drive from Kibale - Kampala
Leave after breakfast for Kampala lunch along the way. We arrive in the early evening in Kampala. Five days of Uganda Safari taking in some of the best Uganda has to offer of Murchison Falls National Park and Kibale Forest. (Depending on airport departure time, another activity can usually be scheduled for you at Kibale Forest.)
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