Murchison and Kibale chimpanzee forest Tour -5 days
Murchison falls national park.
Murchison falls national park is about 350kms from Kampala and it derives its name from Murchison falls where the mighty river Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and flows down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos , crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes. The vegetation is characterized by savannah, riverine forest and woodland Wildlife includes lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, bufaloes, hartbeest, oribis, uganda Kobs, Chimpanzees and many birds species including the rare shoebill. there are also nature walks to the top of the falls and at Kaniyo Pabid where you can trek chimpanzees.
Day 1: Kampala - Murchison Falls NP
Beginning with a panoramic drive northwest through the famous Luwero Triangle and Masindi Town, Stopover at Masindi hotel for lunch. Proceed to Murchison Falls NP via Budongo forest, drive to the top of the spectacular fall where you can see the Nile's perfected beauty, and marvel as it
Compresses and squeezes itself from over 1 kilometer wide down through a 7-meter canyon. The 150-meter drop of the falls creates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in a plume of spray - the best thing to ever happen to the Nile. Finally, you can enjoy the sunset as you return to the superb comfort and service of Paraa Safari Lodge / Red Chilli river camp /sambiya river lodge.
Day 2. Murchison Falls NP
After a cup of tea, embark on an early morning game drive on the northern bank where your guide will help you spot elephants, lions, Cape buffalo, rothchild's giraffes, hartebeasts, waterbucks, oribi, bushbucks, bohor reed bucks, hyenas, and on rare cases leopards. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Relax at the swimming pool side. After lunch, you will go a tour upstream by boat to the calm Victoria Nile and the base of the falls just tens of meters from the "Devil's Cauldron." There you can marvel at toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over the 17-kilometer stretch you may also see elephants, waterbucks and Uganda kobs. This is also the habitat of many bird species including goliath herons, Egyptian geese, pelican bee-eaters, kingfishers, Hombills, cormorants and the rare shoebill stork. After taking shots of the photogenic Murchison Falls you will return for dinner and an overnight stay at Paraa Safari Lodge / Red Chilli river camp /sambiya river lodge.
Day 3: Kibale Forest
Drive via the Albertaine Escarpment of the western Rift valley on the Masindi-Hoima-Fort portal road. This will be a long drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal, passing though verdant countryside and traditional homesteads and farms. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the Fabled Rwenzori mountains. The Journey is long! At least five hours of driving. Dinner and overnight at Ndali safari Lodge / Rwenzori view guest house / basic Sky tree house.
Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking - Kibale Forest
After breakfast, we shall drive to Kibale Forest N/P, for primate viewing. The activity starts at 8.00 am in the morning. An all-day search for chimpanzees and other primates including phoestes, Red-Colobuses, Blues, Red-tailed and grey cheeked Mangabeys swinging through the dense forest and
birds, butterflies and many small insects The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates, but also on all the forest's fauna and flora, ensuring that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and primates in close quarters. A visit to Bigodi swamp eco-tourism site is amazing, as we shall encounter rare and beautiful flora and fauna. Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Ndali safari Lodge / Rwenzori view guest house / basic Sky tree house.
Day 5: Return Trip to Kampala
After breakfast, return to Kampala and arrive early for lunch.
End of the tour.