6 days best of Murchison Falls, Ziwa and Budongo

Murchison Falls safari, rhinos and Budongo forest

This 6 days Murchison falls safari goes to Uganda’s largest park, rhino sanctuary and the biggest jungle. Furthermore, you will go on game drives and a boat cruise as well as track the rhinos and chimpanzees.

    The Murchison falls safari has the following;

  • Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest
  • Track the Rhinos at the Ziwa Sanctuary
  • Sunrise and sunset game drives in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Boat cruises on the River Nile
  • See the top of the Falls
  • Drive through local towns and see African ways of life
6 days best of murchison falls, ziwa and Budongo safari

A large leopard while on Game drives during the Murchison falls safari

Day 1: Arrival Entebbe Airport

You are warmly received on arrival. Thereafter, transfer to your hotel for a good night rest at Cycads Guest House (BB) or Protea hotel (FB)

Day 2: Ziwa Sanctuary 210 km, 4 hours

After breakfast, we drive northwards through the countryside to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. In fact, the Ziwa Sanctuary is the only place in Uganda  where you can see the Rhinos in the wild. Indeed, you learn about the breeding of Rhinos and their reintroduction to the natural habitat. Also, you get informed about the history of the sanctuary and the Rhinos in Uganda. In the afternoon, we take a nature walk through the expansive woodland and thickets to see the rhinos. The rhinos here are the white rhinos that are different from the black rhinos. Although they both look similar, the white Rhinos have a flat wide mouth that is used for grazing on grasses. On the other hand, the black Rhinos have a pointed lip that they use to pick fruits. Stay at Ziwa Guest House (BB) or Amuka Lodge (FB)

Day 3: Murchison Falls safari over the Rift Valley Escarpment

In the morning, we further drive northwards to Murchison Falls National Park. En route, we pass over the rift valley escarpment. The views of the wilderness in the park below are breathtaking. We continue and have a stop at the top of the spectacular Murchison falls. Here, the River Nile gushes through a small gorge. The water makes a roar as it falls deep in the rocks below. The river then flows on its long journey to Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea. We stay at Murchison River Lodge (BB) or Para Safari Lodge (FB). Both of these lodges overlook the river Nile and the park. Murchison Falls is particularly one of the must see parks of Uganda. The main attractions of the park are the wildlife, the water falls as well as the River Nile.

Day 4: Murchison Falls Game drive and Boat cruise

We make an early morning game drive to watch the predators and their prey. As dawn falls, hyenas return to their holes while the lions look for the best resting place. On the other hand, the leopards climb the trees where they lie during the day. We drives across the grasslands as we watch the elephant herds, giraffes, buffaloes and more. In the afternoon, we eventually do the relaxed boat trip along the Nile. On the boat, we sail upstream the river to the bottom of the water falls. Moreover, this trip is the ideal place to view wildlife and photograph bird species. Around the river shores and the little islands, the hippos and crocodiles observe the surroundings. Stay at Murchison River Lodge (BB) or Para Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 5: Delta boat then to Budongo Forest 70km 1.5 hour

This morning, we take a slow boat trip in the opposite direction of the Nile. Our next destination is the delta on Lake Albert, This is where the river finally pours after flowing through the park. Along the river, there are numerous animals and birds to see. Meanwhile, we have breakfast and relax on the boat. We then drive leisurely southwards to Budongo Forest. We check in at the lodge and shortly afterwards, we have lunch. For the rest of the day, we relax at the eco-lodge. The sights and sounds of the jungle that are next to the cottages are amazing. We spend the night at the Budongo eco-Lodge (FB) that is deep in the rain-forest.

Day 6: Forest Chimpanzee tracking to Kampala/Entebbe 240 km 4 hours

After breakfast, we go chimpanzee tracking along the trails in the tranquil tropical forest. More so, the encounter with a chimpanzee family is on of the highlight of this safari. As a matter of fact, Budongo is Uganda’s biggest forest reserve with a habituated community of chimpanzees. Most importantly, the forest abounds with wildlife. Finally, we return to Kampala or Entebbe in the afternoon. END

TOTAL TOUR PRICE (Medium range accommodations-Bed & Breakfast)

2 persons: USD 1200 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour

4 persons: USD 1010 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour

6 persons: USD 935 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour

USD: 195 single room supplement outside the double/twin room

The above price for the Murchison Falls safari includes:

  • Ground transfers
  • 4×4 custom built safari vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide and fuel
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Accommodations with mentioned meals
  • Entrance fees to the National Parks and sites

The following activities: chimpanzee and rhino tracking, game drives, boat trips on the River Nile and a nature walk in the forest

TOTAL TOUR PRICE (High Budget accommodations-Full board)

2 persons: USD 1630 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour

4 persons: USD 1430 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour

6 persons: USD 1330 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour

USD: 235 single room supplement outside the double/twin room

The above Price excludes:

  • All activities not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Insurances
  • Flights and visa for Uganda and/or Rwanda
  • All Meals and drinks not according to the accommodations
  • Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communications
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