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Murchison Falls Safari

GHTU 799 – VISIT TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

murchison falls ugandaDay 1 -  arrival and transfer to Kampala, dinner and overnight the the apartment.

Day 2 - 7.30 a.m. departure from Kampala through beautiful green undulating countryside for Murchison Falls National Park 350 km via the districts of Luwero, Nakasongola and Masindi.  Lunch break in Masindi Town before entering to the park.  A visit to the top of the falls where you will get the opportunity to look down the stream plunging into a narrow gorge.  Evening continue the journey to lodge/Camp which lies at the river bank. Dinner and overnight in comfortable and superbly romantic settings of the Camp/lodge.

Day 3 - After early breakfast, drive to Parks Headquarters where you will cross the river using a ferry to southern banks of the Nile, some 20 miles upstream from its delta into Lake Albert.  You will take a game drive through the Buligi circuit.  Game to see will include buffalo, giraffe, elephant, Kob, waterbuck, hartebeest, oribi etc, plus a great variety of bird life and possibly lion or leopard.  Lunch break at lodge/camp. At  3.00 pm, take a boat cruise to the base of Murchison Falls, first discovered by the British explorer - Sir Samuel Baker.  Here the River Nile thunders down through a chasm 20 fee wide.  This boat journey is one of Uganda's classic showpieces -You will meet river wildlife including scores of hippo and Nile crocodile.  It is also here that you will have the best chance of spotting the rare shoe-bill stork.  On return, take a shoebill boat and cruise back to lodge/Camp.  Dinner and overnight under the stars.

monkey in the parkDay 4 - Early departure with your luggage for a guided 2/3hour tour to Pabidi/Kanyiyo Forest in search for chimpanzee and other primates as well as a variety of bird life.  Continue to Masindi for a lunch break in a town restaurant.  After lunch depart for Kampala and arrive in the evening and straight to your residence/hotel. 

Duration – 4 days – return journey covers about 1,000 km



 
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