This adventure takes you to the northern part of Uganda, towards the northwest of the capital Kampala where the Murchison falls national park lies. The Park is popularly known for having the world’s most powerful waterfall that emits large volumes of water about 300 cubic meters per second or 11,000 ft³/s at a very powerful pressure that cause the surroundings to tremble. The Murchison falls national park is the largest park in Uganda covering an area of 3840 sq km / 1483 sq miles. It is commonly visited for Uganda Safari Tours because of its diverse safari activities and rich wildlife.
The Park is home to more than 73 animal species among which are four of the ‘Big Five’ including buffaloes, leopards, lions and elephants (except rhinos), has three‐quarters of the world’s population of Rothschild giraffes, plus a healthy population of herbivores which has recently doubled including the Uganda Kobs all of which can easily be seen on the Wildlife Safari Tours. There are various primates living within its verdant forests like Budongo which is home to over 610 chimpanzees, 451 bird species and 23 Albertine rift endemics.
Arrival at the agreed point of meeting, our company driver/ guide will receive you, and start the journey to Murchison falls National Park, you will drive through several towns along the way and may request the driver to stop at particular fruit markets for you to buy and taste Ugandan fresh fruits, you may opt stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary where the endangered White rhinoceros are conserved. This sanctuary was started to protect the White Rhino populations found in Uganda. Rhino Trekking goes for USD 50 per person. You will continue to Masindi Town where you will stop for lunch ,after which you will drive 2‐3 hours to the National park. As you drive through Budongo Forest, expect to meet troops of Baboons, monkeys and several bird species.
At the park you will check in at your lodge and thereafter go for an evening game drive as you warm up for the morning game drive. You will have dinner and overnight stay at Pakuba Lodge.
Have breakfast by 6:00am and at 6:30am be ready to start your adventure in the wilderness in search of the early morning raisers. Look out for animals such as; the giraffes, lions, hyenas, water
bucks, elephants, buffalos, antelopes ‐ many bird species such as; egrets, ibis, shoebill stock, marabou stock, king fisher, egrets to mention but a few. As you have your game drive, you may relax and have a picnic on the river bank as you listen to the groans of the Hippos.
After the game drive, you will be transferred back to the lodge for your lunch either way you may take packed lunch with you as you prepare to have an afternoon boat cruise on the Nile River. This cruise is spectacular as it allows you to get up close to the aquatic animals such as hippos and crocodiles. Birds commonly sited on the boat cruise include the goliath heron, king fisher, weaver birds, bee eater and cattle egrets.
The journey continues upstream and close to what is known as the “Devil’s Cauldron”. This place provides an excellent angle for taking photos of the beautiful falls. After, you will disembark from the boat and hike to the top of the falls, where you will enjoy the powerful Nile as it squeezes through the narrow 7‐meter gorge, crushing down 42 feet below, producing thunderous splashes of water which raises up 10 meters high, it’s such a spectacle to watch the power of nature. Dinner and overnight stay at Pakuba Lodge.
After breakfast at the hotel the driver will pick you up and take you for the boat cruise along the delta area of the park. The cruise goes deeper into the Nile to discover amazing scenery and wildlife. If you are a birder, you will be very impressed with the variety of species on offer especially when you reach the vast papyrus swamps. Expect to see more crocodiles, hippos, elephants, buffaloes and antelopes. You will reach the point where the Nile deposits any waste before proceeding to what is known as the Albert Nile. After this experience, you will start your journey back to in Kampala.