Day One: We leave your Hotel/Guest House at 7 am with your Driver - Guide and drive toward Murchison Falls National Park. Lots of interesting scenery along the way and drive through Masind town.
Turn off to the park road and after some time enter…go the ferry crossing and cross the historic Nile. The English discoverer Samuel Baker along with his young wife Josephine first came upon the falls. Josephine was a slave in a harem in the Mideast when Baker rescued her and married her, she accompanied him all over Sudan and present Uganda.
Arrive at lunch time or even earlier at the lodge of your choice
Check in at the lodge of your choice: some rest and then lunch on the terrace overlooking the Nile . You are in the wilderness and yet the setting you are in is fabulous, look out and enjoy.
Take a break by swimming in the pool, or simply sit on your balcony, the rooms are done up nicely.
After lunch it is one of the highlights of the trip as you travel by boat up the Nile River ... the most powerful falls in the world. It is usually on a double decker boat, sit on the left side or stand on the upper deck on the left in order to see the maximum number of animals such as hippos, crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes, sometimes lions.
You will approach the falls and have some great shots, the water will churn white from the debris that has been mulched by the power of the falls. Note a bank filled with crocodiles nearby
Down the river, this time stay on right and more animals…a three hour journey.
Get off at Paraa where your driver awaits you to take you to the lodge.
Enjoy a four course dinner on the veranda and a restful evening. Full board but does not cover your drinks at the lodge.
Day Two: Rise and Shine…it is experience Uganda’s Wild time. Have an early breakfast (fabulous-choice of omelettes, fried eggs, sausage, bacon, ham, potatoes, fried tomatoes, lots of fruit. Off you go for your game drive
along with a Uganda Wildlife Authority Guide who is an expert at finding the elusive Lions and Leopards, also Elephants, Giraffe, Buffaloes, an abundance of birds, along the Lake Alberty track you can also at times spot the rare Shoebill Stork, actually related to pelicans. The shoe concept came from the Arab traders who would call it a flying shoe.
Lots of various kinds of antelopes, mongoose, monitor lizard, hyenas, and again birds. There 1008 species of birds found in Uganda, almost double as to the species found in the large country of the United States.
Anytime you see something, ask the driver to stop or slow down so that you can stand up and take pictures. You will be going along a different game track and see different animals along the way.
Return to the lodge for a swim, rest and then lunch.
After lunch, cross the Nile by ferry and we go to the top of the falls. A 50 meter wide river, a six meter wide gorge, down 43 meters, a bat cave in the distance…up from the falls is another set of rapids and falls. You will feel and sense the falls from above, a most awesome sight and experience.
Breakfast and check out, cross the Nile by ferry for chimpanzee tracking in the Budongo forest
Chimpanzee Tracking a three to four hour small group experience visiting some of the habituated Chimpanzees of Budongo Forest- spending an hour with them and observing them. Each day, chimpanzees like gorillas move to another location for the night building new nests for that day. Budongo Forest is a project of both the Jane Goodall Institute and Uganda Wildlife Authority. Enjoy your time with the chimpanzees.
After the chimp walk, connect with the waiting members and drive homeward bound with lunch at the historic Masindi Hotel covered in price and we will be in Kampala in the late afternoon. You can also choose to have lunch at the Budongo Eco-Lodge.
Thank you for experiencing Uganda with Lifetime Experience Safaris.
This Safari-trip - Covers:
This includes Safari Vehicle, Driver guide, Fuel, Ferry Crossings over Nile (4), 1 game drive, one Wildlife Nile River Cruise to the Falls, Top of the Falls visit, all food included, except drink such as sodas and any alcoholic beverages which are not covered in the price. Tips are the same. Uganda is a non-tipping culture but they are appreciated. The only tip we ask is 5 dollars for required Uganda wildlife authority guide on the two game drives. Also included is Chimpanzee Tracking and lunch at the tracking facility at Budongo Forest which is run by the Jane Goodall Institute.