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5 DAYS MURCHISON FALLS AND KIBALE NP SAFARI

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5 days Murchison Falls and Kibale Np safari:

The Uganda wildlife tour and primate adventure combines Murchison Falls NP for game viewing, and Kibale NP – the Primate Capital of the World.

Murchison Falls National Park is the largest in Uganda is known for the mighty Murchison waterfall, and is home to big game plus giraffes, antelopes, warthogs & birds. A boat cruise at the bottom of Murchison falls gets you incredible views of hippos, basking crocodiles as well as water birds. And a visit to the top of the falls takes you to the Devils Cauldron.
Also, visit Kibale Forest National Park which is a magical spot to explore 13 different primate species. This is one of Uganda’s premier chimpanzee trekking safari destinations.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Game Viewing
  • Boat ride
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Guided nature walk in Bigodi Wetland

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park / Ziwa Rhino Tracking
Day 2: Game drive & boat cruise/launch trip in Murchison Falls National Park
Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale National Park
Day 5: Return to Kampala/Entebbe

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park / Ziwa Rhino Tracking
Depart early morning for Murchison falls National Park – Uganda’s largest National Park (+/- 7hrs), and home to the mighty Murchison falls. Have a stop over enroute to visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, and enjoy  Rhino tracking. Have Lunch enroute before continuing to the park.
Transfer to your lodge (FB)

Day 2: Game drive / Boat cruise @ bottom of the falls / Hike to top of the falls
Morning game drive
 with opportunities to view the big five & other wildlife including lions, leopards, buffaloes and elephants, Reedbucks, Rothschild giraffes, warthogs, Oribis, Topis, Kobs and many others. The park is also home to Nile crocodiles, Monitor lizards and several snake species.

After lunch,  take a Boat ride at the bottom of the falls The ride on the Nile also provides sights of Nile crocodiles, Hippos, waterbucks as well as several bird species.

Later, hike or drive to the Top of the Murchison falls, and see the massive Murchison falls forces through a 7 meters’ gorge and falls into the Devils’ Cauldron, creating a spectacular rainbow.
Later, transfer to your lodge (FB)

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
Depart Murchison falls National Park for the Primate Capital of the World-Kibale Forest National Park
(+/- 8hrs). Pass through the stunning Albertine Escarpment within the western arm of the East African Rift Valley with endless views of the Countryside, mountains of the Moon and Lake Albert among others. Lunch enroute and arrive the Park in the evening. Transfer to your lodge (FB)

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking OR Chimpanzee Habituation
Transfer to park HQ for a pre tracking briefing before you start your trek in search of the Chimpanzees. The forest is also home to other primate species including grey-cheeked mangabeys, L’Hoest monkeys, red colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, bushbabies, black and white colobus monkeys,  birds as well as flora & fauna.

*CHIMPANZEE TRACKING:
– Depart in search of the chimpanzee groups, and when found, spend 1 hour with the chimpanzees in their natural habitat as they feed, play, take care of their young and groom.

OR:

*CHIMPANZEE HABITUATION:
– The habituation experience offers a chance to spend full day with the chimpanzees, getting close enough to identify individuals by their dynamics and markings. Joining the habituation team, the trek is more challenging as the non habituated groups live deeper in the forest of Kibale. Experience the chimpanzee when they first get up, feeding, caring for the young, hunting, resting, until they make nests to go to bed.
After, return to your lodge (FB)

Day 5: Return to Kampala or Entebbe / Departure
Transfer to Kampala or Entebbe to your residence OR to Airport for your connecting flight back home. (Breakfast only)
END OF SAFARI

 

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