6 Days Murchison Falls Expedition: Rhinos, Water Falls & Chimpanzees

Embark on this 6-day private Uganda expedition from Kampala that showcases one of Africa’s most exquisite beasts in their element. Rhino's, the rare shoebill and chimpanzees on one safari including a boat ride, African themed accommodation and hike to the breathtaking Murchison Falls.

-This tour is customisable.
-Free digital photography of the safari
-Overnights in well maintained African themed accommodation that will make you feel a connection with the destination.

per adult from

$4,201

NZD

Duration

6 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • Unlimited water on the safari
    • 4WD Safari vehicle
    • All entrance fees and taxes
    • Boat safari fee
    • Chimp tracking fee
    • All fuel used on the safari
    • All accommodation on the safari
    • Airport transfers
    • Entry/Admission - Entebbe aircargo transporter
    • Entry/Admission - Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
    • Entry/Admission - Murchison Falls
    • Entry/Admission - Budongo Forest Chimpanzee Tracking
    What's excluded :
    • Air tickets
    • Tips
    • Activities off the itinerary
    • Souvenirs and personal drinks

  • Day 1: ARRIVAL AT ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    Stop At: Entebbe aircargo transporter, 14 Kitaasa Rd, Entebbe, Uganda
    Welcome to Uganda! With a population of over 30 million, this country is one of the five that make up the East African community. It’s a country of great cultural diversity, and in recent years has been one of the most progressive in the region terms. On arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Kampala by our representative. There will be an important welcome meeting at 6 pm. Afterwards, head out into Kampala for an included group dinner to get to know your fellow travellers.

    Special Information
    If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time for your 6 pm welcome meeting, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please have this on hand.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Kampala - at a 4-star hotel

    Day 2: ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY

    Stop At: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda
    Head towards Nakasongola District where Ziwa Rhino sanctuary is located. Check into your lodge, then take a short nature walk to stretch your legs. There will be a talk to the group about the rhino re-introduction project at the sanctuary and learn your lodge helps the Rhino Fund of Uganda, with 10% of their revenue going towards operations and the upkeep of the rhinos. Bordering the sanctuary is the Lugogo Wetlands. This wetland is an integral part of the ecosystem and is home to a multitude of animals and rare birds. In addition to the shoebill canoe ride scheduled for tomorrow morning, you’ll be able to check out the birdlife on an optional nature walk.

    Accommodation
    Lodge (1 night)

    Optional Activities
    Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – Night Walk – USD25
    Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – Birding / Nature Walk – USD25
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Ziwa

    Day 3: RHINO TRACKING AND BIRD WATCHING AT ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY

    Stop At: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda
    Rise nice and early this morning for a canoe ride in search of the unique shoebill bird in the Lugogo Wetlands. Avid birdwatchers will be delighted; in addition to the shoebill, more than 350 species of bird are found on the sanctuary. Among them are white crested turacos, giant kingfishers, palm nut vultures, barbets, and 11 of the woodpecker species, including the speckled-breasted woodpecker.
    After lunch at the lodge, we head into the sanctuary to track rhinos on foot. Accompanied by a well-trained guide you'll learn more about not only rhinos local botany, general bush knowledge, birds and other animals are seen on the savannah. The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and its resident beasts are patrolled and monitored by Rhino Fund Uganda’s own rangers on a 24/7 basis.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Ziwa

    Day 4: MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

    Stop At: Paraa Masindi, Murchison Falls National Park Uganda
    After breakfast, check out and proceed to Murchison Falls National Park. We'll drive through the park and cross the Victoria Nile river to arrive at our lodge. After lunch and some free time, take a boat ride along the river towards Murchison Falls, looking out for crocodile and hippos. When reaching our destination we hike a short distance to check out the impressive falls. While the cascades don't drop a large distance to the river below, the force of the water is quite amazing; the Nile forces its way through a small gap in the rocks before flowing westward into Lake Albert.

    Accommodation
    Lodge (1 night)

    Included Activities:
    Murchison National Park - Waterfall Hike
    Murchison National Park - Boat Cruise
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Murchison River Lodge - A 3-star safari lodge

    Day 5: MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

    Stop At: Budongo Forest Chimpanzee Tracking, Budongo Uganda
    Today is a free day to either relax or take up some optional activities. A great option is to visit Kaniyo Pabidi, on Masindi road – it’s a beautiful natural forest dominated by giant mahogany and ironwood trees. Here chimpanzees can be tracked from the Kaniyo Pabidi tourism site, which is run by the Jane Goodall Institute. Birdlife here is also abundant and includes the chocolate-backed kingfisher, the white-thighed hornbill, and Puvel’s Illaposis which are endemic to the region. Another option for today is to explore Rabongo Forest is an island of tropical river forest set in a sea of grassland in the south-east of the conservation area (it’s roughly a 1.5-hour drive from the lodge). Exploring on foot there is highly recommended – you might come across primates such as the black-white colobus, red-tailed monkey, baboon or even a chimpanzee.
    Accommodation
    Lodge (1 night)

    Optional Activities
    Budongo Forest Reserve – Chimp Trek – USD120

    Meals Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Budongo or Murchison River Lodge - 3-star eco and safari lodges

    Day 6: RETURN TO KAMPALA OR ENTEBBE

    Stop At: Entebbe aircargo transporter, 14 Kitaasa Rd, Entebbe, Uganda
    Today we farewell the lush Murchison Falls National Park and head back to Kampala. After the long drive, we anticipate being back at the hotel before 6 pm, at which point the trip draws to a close.

    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    Lunch

    Special Information
    If you choose to fly from Entebbe Airport tonight please do not book onward flights for before 10 pm.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel in Kampala and EntebbeAirports
    • Entebbe Airport, Entebbe Uganda
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Wild Route Trips

Activity ID: V-115348P6

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