Murchison is one of the largest parks in Uganda split into two parts by the famous River Nile.
As you enter the park, a view of Budongo forest, rugged terrain of the western Rift valley and; the top of Murchison falls where water cascades through a narrow gorge 45M deep forming continuous uproar with visible rainbow through the day, all make your dreams come true.
The Northern part of the park comprises of open savannah and dotted woodland that harbors a variety of animals and bird life. This is an area for game viewing and photography
A three hour launch cruise down the bottom of the falls following River Nile is special and enjoyable as visitors see hippos, crocodiles, elephant waterbucks and many water birds.
Bird watchers who love to hear and see different birds singing, swimming, eating, playing, nesting and relaxing have to take a special boat towards the associated swamps along the Albert delta and to Pakwach Bridge following the Nile.
Paraa safari lodge, Nile Safari lodge and Sambiya River lodge offer decent, classic accommodation. Budget travelers are accommodated at Red Chilli Hideaway.
The Safari begins from Kampala/Entebbe. Our driver/guide picks you at 8:00am from your Hotel of Residence, Drives you across several districts. A stop over is made at Masindi for snacks at Masindi Hotel. Your trip continues to Budongo forest and to the top of Murchison falls. See, feel and photograph the beauty of the spot as you relax around. If you are booked to Paraa, cross the Nile by ferry at 1:00pm or 2:00pm. A taste of evening game drive for at least one hour is a lifetime experience as you may encounter animals taking cover to avoid spots where lions are common. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Begin your day with a cup of African coffee ready for a game drive, bird watching and sightseeing across the open savannah dotted woodland and riverine vegetation along the Nile and Albert delta. Here expect to meet elephants, giraffes, buffalos, lions, leopards, waterbuck and a countless population birds, return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, a three hour boat trip along the Nile gives you assured chance to see the falls from the bottom angle. Hippos, crocodiles, antelopes, and aquatic birds can be seen along the shores of the River.
Wake up at 6:00am prepared to take a photograph of the African rising sun in the morning and enjoy African breakfast. Visitors booked for Paraa have to cross with the ferry back to Masindi using the same route for lunch. Return to Kampala at leisure where you are dropped to a place of your choice.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES DURING YOUR STAY IN MURCHISON
Bird watching and sightseeing along Albert Delta & Nile to look for rare shoebill, African fish eagle, Egyptian goose, Hammer kop, crested crane, Pelicans, Ibis etc.
Sport fishing to catch the biggest Nile perch and other fish species along the Nile river.
Forest walk to see the chimps and other primates.
Relaxing from Hotel.
NOTE: It’s advisable to spend extra days) if need arises to enable you accomplish the above optional activities.
Depending on your available number of days and budget, it’s possible to extend your Itinerary to cover Kibale, Semliki wild Reserve, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi, Mgahinga, Rwanda, Lake Bunyonyi, Mburo, Ssese Islands and Jinja. Just inquire and Geb tours and travel will do it for you!
The safari package to include:
• Transportation by a 4×4 station wagon.
• Full board accommodation as per the itinerary
• Three-hour boat trip along River Nile.
• Park fees
• Ferry crossing
• Driver/guide subsistence allowance.
• Ranger guide fees
.The cost of optional activities are paid are not included in the Package cost,
The package to exclude expenses of personal nature like: drinks, laundry, tips, telephone, cigars, etc.