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5 Days Murchison Falls Wildlife & Kibale Forest Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

These special 5 days holiday takes you to Kibale National Park in the west and Murchison Fall National Park in the country’s northwest. The world’s most powerful waterfalls, majestic Murchison Falls, can be found in Uganda’s largest and oldest national park, Murchison falls national park, which also happens to be the most visited park. Chimpanzees, “Man’s Closest Relatives,” are the dominant species in the roughly 13 different primate species that can be found in Kibale National Park.

You will have gone on a game drive in the verdant savannah park over the course of 5 days tour, enjoyed photography and completed a worthwhile trek. It is a road trip that begins and ends in Kampala or another destination of your choice.

Trip details

Day 1: Pickup and Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Meet and greet today at the location of the pickup where the driver-guide will brief you on what to expect in Uganda. Following the briefing, the magnificent 5- to 6-hour drive to Murchison Fall begins. En route, you’ll pass through bustling cities and observe locals conducting business among the lush foliage, among other things.

Have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on the way to look for white and black southern rhinos. The only place in Uganda where you can see rhinos and track them for an hour in wilderness. After that, you will travel to Masindi for lunch before arriving at your lodge for check-in, supper and sleep.

Day 2: Game drive and Boat cruise

Have a hearty breakfast at the lodge to start the day off well, and then take a 3 to 4-hours’ game drive across the northern region of Murchison Fall National Park. The largest national park in Uganda is Murchison Falls, which is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including the whistling acacia tree, borrusas, and more, as well as Egyptian geese, cranes, and other birds.

Since both the prey and predators are wild, it will take some luck for you to see everything on your checklist. The lions, leopards, African elephants, Cape Buffaloes, Giraffes, warthogs, and other antelope species are among those that can be found there, in addition to others.

Following the game drive, you will return to the lodge for lunch. At around 1400 hours, you will go on a boat tour to the base of most powerful waterfall on earth, where it thunders into R. Nile via a 7-meters wide gorge. Additionally, keep an eye out for hippos, enormous Nile crocodiles, coastline elephants and other wildlife. You will head back to the lodge for dinner and the night after shooting pictures and having a fulfilling cruise.

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and be driven to Kibale Forest National Park, which is home to more than 13 different kinds of primates, majority of which are the chimpanzees. With lunch break, you’ll be on the road for roughly 6 to 7 hours. Check in to the lodge for dinner and the night after arriving safely.

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking and Isunga community experience

Arrive at the park headquarters following an early breakfast at your lodge for a pre-trek briefing where the ranger guide will go over trekking dos and don’ts, what to expect during the trip and more. Depending on your speed and where the apes are, playing, resting, feeding and more, chimpanzee trekking can last anywhere between one and three hours. Other primates including the grey-cheeked monkey, Vervet monkey, blue monkey, red-tailed monkey, black and white monkey, Columbus monkey, and more will also be identified, along with the various plant species and their uses. Before heading back to the lodge for lunch, you have an hour to take pictures, observe, and research the apes’ distinctive characteristics.

After lunch, there is an optional cultural experience offered by Isunga community, led by knowledgeable local guide who will share the community’s history, provide entertainment through music and dance, and share some cultural insights. The final part of today’s schedule is dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Drop-off

The lodge serves a delicious breakfast when you are awake. Following this, you will be picked up by our driver/guide for a transfer to Kampala or another pre-arranged drop-off location. You can take a tour of Kampala, including stops at the museum and craft village to buy gifts, depending on the length of your journey.

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