4 Days - Murchison Falls & Budongo Forest

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This trip will treat you to the jaw-dropping beauties of Uganda’s biggest National Park, Murchison. It is found in Northern Uganda and prides in a being the only Big 5 Destination in on earth where the world’s longest river passes. While here, you have boat cruises, nature walks, chimp trekking and bird watching.

 Day

Highlights

Overnight

Day 1

Arrival/ Depart for Murchison Falls National Park

Lake Victoria view guest house and Pakuba lodge

Day 2

Boat trip and hike to top of the fall/ Top of the fall

Pakuba Lodge

Day 3

Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest

Budongo Eco lodge

Day 4

Drive to Entebbe

 

Day 1: Arrival/ Depart for Murchison Falls National Park

Upon your arrival, you will be met by a professional Umoja Motherland Tours Ltd guide who will transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight at Lake Victoria view guest house (BB)

This place is value for money. It is easy to get to from the heart of the Capital. , the staff never find it bothering to make your stay memorable. 

After morning breakfast, you will drive from Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park, passing by Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for bush walk. 

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary was established in 2005 as a private, non-profit, animal sanctuary. It strives to re-populate rhinos ahead of their re-introduction into the national parks. At present, ziwa has a crash of over 20 rhinos, over 10 of which were born here. To observe one of the families here, you will pursue a hike over completely flat terrain in the company of a ranger.

Overnight Pakuba lodge (FB)

Situated on the North side of river Nile, Pakuba is more of a modern lodge, than a rustic styled one. It is managed by a nature loving woman and her daughter, Civy. Overlooking a stunning spot where the White Nile kisses the Albert Nile, Pakuba offers guests a perfect location for exploring Murchison falls National Park.  Its cottages offer you the perfect spot to unwind and recharge your batteries ahead of the next day's adventure. 

 Day 2: Morning Game drive, boat trip and hike to top of the falls

During the early morning game drive, you will love the wildlife and birdlife of Murchison Falls National Park. You can’t go wrong with Murchison. It meets your imagination of Africa in its purest form, with plentiful wildlife. Park doesn't have sharks or zebra, but it has thousands of elephants, buffalo, Uganda kobs, hundreds of lions, leopards and millions of spectacular birds. Our guides know them all. 

Boat trip to Nile delta.

The shoreline is alive with lots of lush vegetation that provides lions a perfect place to camouflage as they wait to ambush prey. Simply put, the area is an immensely wildlife-rich expanse and there is no better way to see them than by pursuing a two hours boat cruise headed for the mouth of the falls. The boat is lovely and well looked after. 

Hike to top of the falls

You cannot imagine how powerful Murchison waterfall is till you have seen it in person during this two hours hike. It flows in great volume and plummets over 40meters high, landing with a bang. 

Overnight Pakuba Lodge (FB)

In the evening, you can relax on the veranda and enjoy the magical sunsets and views of mountains of the Congo in the distance.

Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest.

After breakfast, you will enjoy a guided primate walk in the lush expenses of Budongo forest, in search of the habituated chimpanzee families. You may encounter other primates like the Black-and-White Colobus Monkeys, Red-tailed Monkeys, and different type of birds

Overnight at Budongo Eco lodge (FB)

This lodge is exactly what you are looking for in Murchison, a quiet and clean place that is all about romance and nature. It is well located, but not in a busy part of Budongo forest. It offers a sense of living in a tastefully decorated modern African village. All its cabins have simple yet elegant artistry. 

Day 4: Drive to Entebbe.

After breakfast, we will depart for Entebbe and your Umoja Motherland Tours guide will transfer you to Entebbe International Airport for your outbound flight.

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation and meal plan(Breakfast and Dinner) as listed in the program
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game drives
  • Boat trips
  • Ferry crossing rates
  • 1 Free mineral water
  • Rhino tracking at Ziwa
  • Extra lunches at ziwa and on the first day
  • Tourist 4x4 pop roof Van(3days)
  • Fuel, English speaking guide /driver(3dAY)

Exclusion

  • International flights.
  • Souvenirs
  • Lunches at the lodge
  • Tips
  • Alcohol and beverages
  • Any extra meals or activities not listed in the program