Murchison Falls Tour

The tour takes you to the most densely populated national park in Uganda. You'll treat your eyes to thousands of wildlife scattered allover beautiful plains! The powerful Murchison Falls on the Nile River will give you a sight you may never have seen before. You could also do chimpanzee tracking as well as Rhino tracking. Lots of safe, clean and comfortable accommodation - from budget to luxury all awaiting your arrival

¿Qué está incluido?

• Accommodation as Per Itinerary
• Meals as Per Itinerary
• Transportation as Per Itinerary

Duración

4 días

Cubierto de destino

Murchison Falls

Más adecuado

Todo, Presupuesto, Familias, Grupos, Luna de miel, Niños, Lujo, Personas viajando solas
Day 1: Arrival to Uganda, Africa’s Pearl!
We shall be waiting for you at Entebbe International Airport for pick up. We shall transfer you to your hotel for overnight stay. If you arrive earlier in the day, we shall give you time to relax and then explore a bit of Kampala City later in the day. Your Kampala hotel has been chosen to offer a sense of place, comfort, hygiene and good service, including free Wi-Fi internet, satellite television, and warm shower.

Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park via Rhino Sanctuary
Depart Kampala towards north of Uganda. Have a stop-over at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to view Rhino, animals that became extinct in the early 1980s due to excessive poaching. This is a breeding programme for the Rhinos. You’ll have a nature walk, and spend a few hours with these gentle giants, in company of an experienced ranger.

Proceed to Murchison Falls National park, through a plateau covered in green and typical African settlements. Expect to meet some primates (baboons, Colobus and Vervet Monkeys), butterflies and birds. Dinner and Overnight stay at Murchison River Lodge in the wilderness. The lodge is specially built overlooking the River Nile.

Day 3: Murchison Falls Game Drive, Boat Cruise and Hiking
Wake up to the sounds of birds and African wild fresh air. Have early morning breakfast and set off for morning game drive in the park. This is heartbeat of a typical African animal kingdom – more like a storybook animal kingdom. You will treat your eyes to hundreds of thousands of Kobs, elephants, giraffe, lions, buffalos, leopards, hyenas, hippos, crocodiles, birds and so much more. All these live together peacefully (predators?) in the beautiful plains you have never seen before!

Later in the afternoon, you will take a boat cruise on the Nile towards the base of the Murchison Waterfall, a point where River Nile plunges into a 4 meter wide crevice, as it falls 43 meters down to produce a thunderous sound in front of you. You can spend a day, and a lifetime just enjoying this sight of the Nile without ever getting tired. In the vicinity are birds fishing and singing with butterflies enjoying the breeze and thirsty wild animals taking a drink. After the boat safari you will hike to the top of the falls. Quite challenging physically but the reward is incomparable! You’ll have a wonderful view and fantastic photo opportunities, and a story to share with your friends back home!

Project: community activity with ex-poachers

Within the national and global context Uganda’s Wildlife is experiencing a renewed and virulent wave of poaching on many fronts, affecting globally recognized endangered species like the African queen elephants for their tusks, rhinos for their horns, pangolins for their body shells, edible big mammals for bush meat, lions for encroaching on livestock, parrots for home pets, Chimpanzees for zoo and research purposes, theatres and many others for their body parts etc. These and other illegal activities seem to be happening at all times in all protected areas in Uganda. A number of poachers have surrendered their tools and have formed some associations. During your stay, you could meet up with these ex-poachers (as well as existing poachers) and do a small research study. The could aim at finding out the causes of poaching and what interventions can be designed to reduce poaching in protected areas; determining the type and for what reasons the animals are being poached; and finding out the most appropriate interventions /or recommendations by key stakeholders to reduce poaching in the protected Areas. This way, you as a visitor will help in creating awareness about poaching from an informed point of view, and may help in initiating projects to support the ex-poachers. This would also help us in spearheading the campaign against poaching and mitigating human – wildlife conflicts. We are available to support with the writing of the report, jointly working with you.

Day 4: Return to Kampala
Have morning breakfast and set off for Kampala, stopping at Bomwe Women Community to learn about their initiative and buy a few handicrafts. Enroute to Kampala, you will visit the Nubian Community, a group of women that are using handicraft trade to fight poverty and improve their welfare. Return to Airport for return flight.
Duration: 4 days

Start Location: Entebbe International Airport or Kampala

Fitness Level: Average Fitness Required

Pack: Sun screen lotion, Insect Repellent, Long-sleeved top, Closed Shoes, Hat, Rain Coat, Pair of Trousers, Camera
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