5 Day Chimps & Murchison Falls Game Safari

5 Day Chimps & Murchison Falls Game Safari

5 Days 4 Nights

Rates are per person (pp) and based on 2 people sharing 1 room
Excluding international flights (from/to your home country).

Overview

This is customized for those interested in chimpanzee trek and a safari to Murchison falls National Park. You will visit the Kibale Tropical forest for the chimpanzee trek, then have a game safari to Murchison Falls National Park with boat cruise, game drives, Visit the falls and Rhino tracking.

Tour Summary

  • Day 01: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park via Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Day 02: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise on the bottom of the falls
  • Day 03: Visit the top of the falls and drive to Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 04: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi Wetland walk
  • Day 05: Drive Back to Kampala/Entebbe to end the trip

Things to Consider

Accommodation is Inclusive

Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group

Tour Can Depart any day

Tour can be customized

Solo travelers can join this tour

Age Limit: 13 years and above

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival

You’ll be picked up from the airport (or hotel)

Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

DAY 1: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park via Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking.

Today you will go drive to Murchison falls National Park via Zziwa Rhino sanctuary. You will be briefed on dos and don’ts before heading out to look for Rhinos. After tracking you will have lunch and then drive to Murchison falls National for overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Lodge: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Drive Time: 4-5 Hours drive.


DAY 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise on the bottom of the falls.

After early morning breakfast, you will go for your early morning game drive that gives you chance for wild game that include lions, buffaloes, elephants, several antelopes, leopards and so much more. The delta region is also very rich with water animals such as hippos, crocodiles and the rare shoebill stock. At Murchison Falls National Park, it is nature that gives so the fact that wild animals graze and move naturally, seeing any animal will depend on your luck of the day. Afterword’s, you will drive back to your lodge for lunch and then head for the afternoon boat cruise to the base of the falls. This boat cruise to the base of the falls is seen as the highlight of all activities at Murchison Falls National Park since many water and land animals can be sighted. Expect to see lots of Buffaloes, elephants, crocodiles, many water birds as you cruise up stream to the base of the falls where water squeezes itself into a narrow gorge to later explode as it flows down words. Return to the lodge for overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Lodge: Pakuba Safari Lodge


DAY 3: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park.

Today after breakfast, you will start your drive Kibale Forest National Park. You will have lunch stop in Fort portal and other scenic spots for photography. You will arrive in Kibale late afternoon for refreshment and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Lodge: Isunga Lodge/Chimpanzee Forest Guest house


DAY 4: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi wetland walk

After breakfast you will drive to Kibale National Park headquarters at Kanyankyu for briefing about the dos and don’ts while in the forest trekking chimpanzees. You and your guide plus other clients will head to the forest to look for a given community of wild but habituated chimpanzees. You will be allowed to spend one hour with chimps for photography and observation but your walk will be punctuated by lots of birds, other primates among others. After your chimp trek, you will drive to the nearby Bigodi village for a wetland walk to identify other primates and birds that you could have missed on your trek. Bigodi wetland walk is controlled by the community and when one participates in it, all returns will be given to the local community for development
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Lodge: Isunga Lodge/Chimpanzee Forest Guest house


DAY 5: Drive Back to Entebbe/Kampala to end the trip

After breakfast, you will bid farewell to the lodge and start your drive back to Kampala/Entebbe to end the trip. With this, you can be dropped at the Hotel or Entebbe International Airport for your flight out.
End of your safari.


This is a private safari and is available upon request. It can be tailored to suite your needs and preferences. We can as well change accommodation/Lodges mentioned in the itinerary to the ones that you prefer. Please contact us with the dates you want to come, number of people in your group and we will check availability of rooms and permits and send you a quote.

Cost Includes

  • Transfers to and from Entebbe/Pakuba Airstrip
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Walks and city tour
  • Rhino tracking
  • Game drives
  • Boat cruise
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees and activities as per the itinerary
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

Cost excludes

  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
  • International and internal flights
  • Uganda Visa (USD50 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry

STANDARD: 4X4 SAFARI VAN

Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari. Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people. We also have 4×4 Super Customs very comfortable and stable on the road. These carry up to 5 people with their luggage. We also have 4×4 RAV 4 for a group of two people

UPGRADE: 4X4 LUXURY SAFARI LANDCRUISER

We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop-up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smartphones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.

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