3-Days Trip Murchison Falls National Park & Chimps | Mj Safaris Uganda

Day 1: Travel from Kampala and White Rhino Tracking

Have an early morning breakfast, drive off towards northern Uganda to the country’s largest protected area, Murchison falls National Park. After approximately 2 hours’ drive, we shall be at the Rhino Sanctuary for our first activity of the trip going on a guided walk to see the white rhinos, the animals became extinct in the early 1980s due to heavy poaching, until these rear animals wereBlack_rhinoceros brought in from Kenya and the United States  to Zziwa in 2004/5.The sanctuary’s first baby was born in 2009 from a Kenyan father and an American mother and named Obama. This is the only opportunity to encounter rhinos in the wild in Uganda.After this activity, we shall have lunch and a brief rest and continue with the journey to the park driving through Masindi town. Drive by the top of the falls, Believe me, you will wish to spend your lifetime at this site, looking at the Nile dropping 40 meters down through the narrow rocks.

Accommodation, and dinner at Murchison river lodge.

Day 2: Game Drive and Boat safari

Hippopotamus-in-Murchison-Nationa-Park-MjsafarisYou will wake-up to the beautiful sounds of birds, wild fresh air and spectacular view of the Nile River and start your day with an early breakfast after which you will set off for the ferry to cross the Nile at 6:30 AM to the northern bank of the park where we shall do the Game drive from. Expect to encounter lots of elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lion and if lucky leopards,lions and hyenas. After the game drive, we shall have a rest and get lunch in time for the afternoon Boat safari to the bottom of the falls setting off At 2:00 PM after the briefing the boat safari is launched and while on the boat expect to see large numbers of resident crocodiles, monitor lizards, hippos and different species of birds, with 450 species recorded and magnificent scenery. At this point, the Mighty River Nile has its water falling 40 meters down producing a thunderous noise and a full rainbow for you.The boat safari takes three hours.

Accommodation, and dinner at Murchison river lodge.

Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking and Travel to Kampala

After an early morning breakfast will set off for Chimpanzee trekking in a tropical natural rain forest, with chimps humans share 98% of genetic material. Because the trekking is done in a natural environment, the activity will last between 2 – 3 hours or more depending on how quick we encounter the chimpanzees. At the Budongo forest, the biggest natural forest in Uganda, a guide will brief you first before the activity and will take you into the forest. After trekking, we shall have a lunch break and start our return journey to Kampala. Depending on your flight plan time, you will decide on visiting the Nubian community, a group of women who make handicrafts to trade and improve their welfare.

The driver/guide will drop you off to your accommodation or airport for flight back home.