Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into a vast palm-dotted savannah. The park’s leading feature is marked by the Victoria Nile which squeezes through a 5 meter wide cleavage and plunges down through an approximately 45 meters long fall forming an amazing rainbow in the hotter hours of the day, with a stream that flows quietly across the rift valley into Lake Albert.
This stretch of the river, and the palm-dotted savannah, provides Uganda’s most remarkable wildlife spectacles; Elephants, Giraffes, Buffalos, Nile Crocodiles, Hippos and Aquatic birds are permanent residents. When you come to the Nile River in Uganda, you become part of the lineage of the travelers from abroad who were drawn by the power and mystique of this legendary watercourse. Such is a quench for the adrenaline-rush junkies and an experience you will not draw satisfaction from in one day or night. Two days is a perfect deal.
We set off from Kampala at 06:00am and head to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to experience the endangered White Rhino. The stop includes Rhino tracking and conservation talks, and shoe-bill spotting for bird lovers. From here we head for Masindi Town where we’ll stop for lunch and kick off our Murchison Falls experience with an afternoon boat safari and hike up the falls. The views at the top are worth the climb.
Meals included: Lunch/ Dinner
Life in the wild starts early, so to catch the best of animal life we breakfast before dawn and set off for an early wildlife trek. Early treks are the best time to catch predators hunting for breakfast, but you’re almost guaranteed many sightings of grazers and browsers. Keep your eyes peeled for elephants, buffalos, kobs, waterbucks, lions and many more. We’ll set off for Kampala in the afternoon with a stop for lunch in a secret location.
Meals included: Breakfast/ Lunch
A private safari vehicle with sliding windows, large pop-out rooftop and with comfortable seats designed for game viewing. Road conditions vary from good to poor and dusty especially in the dry seasons. The seats are very comfortable and having our own private vehicle gives us the flexibility to make stops when needed and watch animals enjoy their meals.
Our vehicles are regularly serviced and follow a strict maintenance schedule but given the long travel days and rough conditions of the roads in Uganda, vehicles do breakdown occasionally. If such a situation occurs, our driver guides have knowledge on mechanics and therefore such problems can be solved in the shortest time possible not to delay your trip. Your patience is highly valued if a vehicle breaks down during your travel.
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Your FIRST-AID KIT should contain Lip balm with sunscreen, Aspirin, Ibuprofen , Malaria pills, band aids/plasters, tape, anti-histamine, Antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, insect repellent, extra prescription drugs you may be taking.