3 Days Murchison Falls national park safari & Rhino tracking tour, Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
This 3 Days Murchison Falls safari & Rhino tracking tour takes your Murchison falls national park and the Ziwa rhino sanctuary a safari that takes you on an adventure to see the big 5 the Rhino, leopard, elephant, Lion the buffalo and many more mammal species that total 70 , birds species that are over 400 , reptiles, plants and insects.
The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary that will be our first stop in Nakasongola district. The sanctuary was created to repopulate the species and it received some rhino donations from the united states and south Africa that were used to start the sanctuary and the sanctuary has over 24 Rhinos that you will track in the wild and it will get you to see other animals like the antelopes and leopards occasionally if you are lucky.
Our second stop will be the Murchison Falls National Park and some of the activities we shall engage in will be hiking the Murchison Falls where the park gets the name, giving you a chance to see the rainbow that forms from the water.
The other activities will be the game drives to see lots of wildlife like the buffalo, leopard, baboons, antelopes, giraffes and many birds that live in the savannah grassland and the shrubs and we shall have a boat cruise in the river Nile to the bottom of the falls to see giant Nile crocodiles and hippos in the river and lots of animals grazing at the banks of the River Nile.
This safari is not one that disappoints because it gives you the big 5 and over 70 mammal species, over 400 Birds species and reptiles.
Highlights of the 3 Days Murchison Falls safari & Rhino tracking Tour
• Rhino Tracking for 2 hours at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
• Game drives that last 4 hours Game drives to see lots of game.
• 3 hours Boat Ride on River Nile.
Detailed Itinerary for the 3 Days Murchison Falls safari and Rhino tracking tour
Day 1 – Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park, Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
You will be Picked up residence or lodge at 7:00 am to start your journey to Murchison falls national park that lasts for 6 hours you will have a chance to buy Uganda fruits in Luweero district like bananas, oranges, pineapples and mangoes a must because Uganda has the best fruits in the world before we continues a Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola district.
Our first tour will be at the rhino sanctuary where we shall track the rhinos for 2 hours make sure you follow the rhino tracking etiquette that will be give to you by the ranger like not using flash lights and many more the preparation for this journey should be in a way that you are wearing dull clothing to keep insects away, you should wear a hat and wear safari boots.
The sanctuary has other like antelopes, Monkeys, hippos and crocodiles and bird’s species before we continue to Murchison falls national park with an enroute lunch in Masindi and a drive to the top of the Murchison falls.
Lodges in Murchison Falls National park
Chobe Safari Lodge | Paraa Safari Lodge – Luxury Accommodation
Sambiya River Lodge – Mid-range Accommodation
Red Chili Rest Camp – Budget Accommodation
Day 2 – Murchison Falls national Park Game Drive and Boat Ride on the Victoria Nile
We have an early game drive to find the nocturnal animals before they go to hide in the bushes and find the others start their morning as they graze in the savannah. If you are very interested in birding we will wake up earlier to catch the nocturnal birds before they go to their hiding spots.
Some of the animals that you will see during the game drive include jackals, buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, lions, warthogs, hyenas, waterbucks, Jackson’s Hartebeests, antelopes, and the leopards lasting for 4 hours we later return to the lodge for lunch before we take the launch boat cruise on river Nile to see lots of other animals like the crocodiles, Hippos and many more.
The River Nile is home to many monster hippos and crocodile if you are interested in sport fishing we can take on sport fishing the river has monster Nile perch that weigh 80 to 120 kilos that you can catch at the bottom of the falls.
Other animals you will be able to spot at the river banks are buffaloes, elephants, antelopes and lots of raptors and many birds’ species.
Day 3 – Morning Game Drive/ Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Kampala.
The program will be dependent on your choice of activity if you d opt for chimpanzee tracking we checkout very early in the morning to track the primates in the Budongo forest which is a thrilling activity that takes you to the world of many primates species like baboons, colobus monkeys and many birds species an activity that takes us up to midday.
If you opt for a game drive we take a game drive in search of more wildlife especially the ones we missed the previous day as we increase our game count at the national park.
Our activities at the safari end at midday we then start our journey to Kampala with an enroute lunch in Masindi town.
What is included in 3 Days Murchison Falls national park safari & Rhino tracking tour, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary?
• Private safari vehicle
• English speaking guide
• mineral water
• Park fees.
What you should carry on your trip?
• Camera gear, Sun glasses, hiking boots, light & heavy clothes