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5 Days Special Murchison Falls National Park

Overview

Uganda’s largest and oldest of all National Parks, with a chance of spotting the big five and its renowned by the famous Murchison falls, where the rushing waters of the Nile are forced through a narrow gorge of 7-8 meters producing a sound that you never forget. This park has the highest number of animals that provide the very best of the experience in Africa.

Best time to visit: June-August / Dec-Feb

Duration

5 days

Price

from $000 /per person

Map Overview

Places to Visit

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 -Day 1 - Arrival at Entebbe Airport - Uganda

Your arrival will be a warm welcome by our company representative then taken for refreshments and depending on the time of arrival, you will check in at your hotel then acclimatize. There is an option of going for a city tour or staying behind to relax while recovering jet lag. Briefing about your safari is also done today and final payments if any. Overnight at your hotel.

Inclusion

Meals: B

Accommodation

Biraj Hotel for Budget or Mestil Hotel for luxury.

After an early breakfast, you will then start the 6 to 8 hours’ journey including some interesting stops. Looking at the Big Five, we shall be introduced to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a natural habitat for Rhinos in Uganda. The 2 -3-hour tracking of these special endangered Rhinos not found elsewhere in Uganda Parks is so rewarding and captivating. Time allowing continue to Masindi for lunch or even enjoy it at the Rhino Fund Restaurant. Proceed to Murchison falls National park, and head straight to the Top of the Falls. View the spectacular falls where the Nile perfects its beautiful falls creating a thunderous roar, breathtaking views and good spots for memorable photos. Thereafter proceed to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Inclusion

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation

Red Chilli Rest Camp for Budget or Paraa Safari Lodge for an Upgrade.

After an early morning tea or coffee, embark on the early morning game drive in the hope of seeing some of the big five including lions, buffaloes, and elephants. Giraffes may be sighted, small antelopes like Olibi, impalas and primates like the baboons and monkeys. Return for late breakfast if not taken before, then relax till lunch enjoying the lodge views / scenery and comparing notes. In the afternoon after lunch we have a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls, here we may be lucky to find some of the animals that come to drink water and cool off, hippo schools, crocodiles, Birds, and lizards plus other marines may be sighted. There is an option of boarding off at the bottom of the falls and Hiking to the top of the falls (extra fee activity), this can be challenging but very much rewarding walk as it brings you face to face with the world’s most powerful waterfall, your driver will be waiting for you at the top of the falls to transport you back to the lodge in case you opt for this walk. Notice to be given earlier.

Inclusion

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation

Red Chilli Rest Camp for Budget or Paraa Safari Lodge for an Upgrade.

After an early breakfast, check out and then head to Budongo Forest for Chimpanzee Trekking. This exposes you to about 3-4 hours’ expedition into tracking the Chimpanzees – our closest relatives of the jungle. Continue to lunch en-route as you head back to Kampala. Overnight at your hotel.

Inclusion

Meals: B

Accommodation

Biraj Hotel for Budget or Mestil Hotel for luxury.

The airport transfer for the day will be provided by our friendly drivers at the time of your flight. If the airport transfer is late, then we shall also offer a city tour around Kampala’s famous plus allowing you time to shop for souvenir and historical sites then drop you off to the airport in time for your flight and see you off.

Inclusions

  • Park fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days

Exclusions

  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Services not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance and medical repatriation
  • Items of a personal nature

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What’s Included and Excluded in Every Tour?

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What Are Your Cancellation Terms?

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What If I Have Special Needs or Requirements?

We strive to cater to all requirements, such as providing wheelchair-friendly accommodation or rooms on the first floor if stairs are a challenge. Please communicate with us in advance about your needs.

What Vaccines and Health Requirements Are Needed?

The requirements vary depending on the country and nationality. For the most accurate information, please visit the page specific to your destination and consult the corresponding embassy page for the latest information.

What Are the Road Conditions Like?

Most safari parks have bumpy but manageable roads, with some roads being paved. Generally, guests do not view this as a problem.

Can I Choose Other Accommodation Than What's Specified?

Yes, if you have a special preference, let us know, and we will offer alternatives from our vast network of company-owned and partner accommodations. Booking with us allows you to enjoy discounted rates as we have special agreements with our partners.

Is Electricity Available 24 Hours in the Lodges and Camps?

Most standard camps and lodges are equipped with generators, so electricity is generally available 24 hours. However, some interruptions may occur but are typically not a significant concern for guests.

Will My Mobile/Cellular Phone Work During the Tour?

es, though signal strength may vary in different areas.

What About My Special Diet and Food Preferences?

We cater to all diets, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, among others. Please inform us in advance about your dietary preferences.

What Activities Can My Kids Do While on a Safari?

A safari offers an enriching experience for children, allowing them to observe animals in their natural habitat. Some camps and lodges offer amenities for children, such as playrooms and pools, though these are not universally available. We suggest bringing activities that your children enjoy.

Is Tipping Required?

Tipping is not required but is recommended. The amount varies by country, but you should tip according to what you feel is appropriate.

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