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6 Days Murchison Falls with Chimps

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This 6 Days Murchison Falls, Chimp Trekking and Big Game Combo safari takes you to the Murchison Falls National Park. The highlights of this park include: the roaring rapids of the Murchison, the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park and big 5 sighting. You will thereafter transfer to Kibale – the primate capital. Expect to encounter human’s closest wild relation – the chimps firsthand. You will be fascinated by these awesome apes. Next, transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP. Expect boat trip along the Kazinga Channel and game drive. Exit queen for Entebbe.

  • Reviews 1 Review
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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Trekking, Wildlife
  • Activity Level Extreme
    7/8
  • Group Size Large Group
    50
All about the 6 Days Murchison Falls with Chimps.

Arrival:  You’ll be collected from the airport.
Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Activities & Transportation

  • Activities: game drives, chimpanzee trekking & boat trip
  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • Getting around: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle, boat & hiking/walking
  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included

Murchison Falls National Park, part of the greater Murchison Falls Conservation Area (MFCA), offers excellent wildlife viewing. The Victoria Nile bisects the park and boat trips to the spectacular Murchison Falls are a highlight – especially if you hike to the top where the immense power of the Falls is best appreciated.

Kibale National Park (formerly Kibale Forest NP) is the best place for chimpanzee trekking Safari in Uganda. Thirteen species of primates have been recorded, which is the highest number for any Ugandan park, and several monkey species can usually be seen on forest walks. Birds and butterflies are abundant.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular savannah reserve and has the widest variety of wildlife of any Ugandan park. The variety of habitats includes grassland savannah, forests, wetlands and lakes. This provides the setting for an extensive range of large mammals and primates. Four of the Big five are present (rhino are absent) and chimp tracking is available.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • Chimp permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$5.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  1. Day 1 Transfer to Murchison Falls NP with detour rhino tracking in Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary

    Your safari starts from the hotel or Entebbe Airport where your guide/driver will pick you and hit the road to Murchison Falls National Park. The highlights of this park include; the roaring rapids of the Murchison, the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park where you will have the chance of viewing lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants. Then surely you will be fascinated by the concentration of hippos and the Nile crocodiles here. For birders, Murchison Falls boasts 450 bird species including the elusive shoebill stork, dwarf king fisher, the white-thigh hornbill, and the Goliath heron among others.

    En route, make a stopover at Zziwa Rhino sanctuary for your first Big 5 experience where you will have an hour of rhino tracking. Another stop will be in Masindi in order to enjoy your lunch. Continue to the park and check in to your accommodation to relax for the Evening.

  2. Day 2 Morning game drive and the afternoon launch trip to the base of the falls

    After an early breakfast; tour the Northern section of Murchison with a high concentration of savannah wildlife. Enjoy game viewing and photography of elephants, buffalos, waterbucks, giraffes, Uganda kobs and lions, the leopards (if you are lucky) plus a variety of bird species.
    Return to your accommodation for lunch and then go for a launch trip to the base of the falls (which is the highlight of the safari in Murchison falls as it allows you to get up close to the animal species within the water). Cruise past huge hippo pods, crocodiles, bathing buffalo, and numerous aquatic birds adorning the north bank on the way to the mighty waterfalls. You will have an opportunity to take thousands of pictures, so carry your camera with you if you like.
    Also, proceed for a hike (if you like) to the top of the falls. The hike is a strenuous one but the thrill on reaching the top is unforgettable. Miss it only if you must! Return to your accommodation, relax, enjoy your dinner and overnight.

  3. Day 3 Exit Murchison and transfer to Kibale Forest NP

    After breakfast at your accommodation, drive to the top of the falls (if you didn’t hike) where you will have spectacular views of the falls or else depart for Kibale Forest National Park. Kibale is highest at the park’s northern tip, which stands 1,590m above sea level. The lowest point is 1,100m on the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley to the south and covers 795km2 of beautiful forest. You will have lunch en route.

    This park is popular for its primates like the chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, red cheeked monkeys and red tailed monkeys. On your chimpanzee trails, these are regularly seen swinging in the forest trees and others feeding on the wild fruits. You will reach and do little but check into your accommodation where you will have dinner and the overnight rest.

  4. Day 4 Chimp trekking in Kibale forest and later transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP

    Today you will experience some serious primate business! Kibale Forest National Park boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including the chimpanzees. Approximately 5,000 chimpanzees live in the wild in Uganda, which makes it a perfect place to spot them! An experienced ranger will take you chimp tracking in the morning.

    The activity begins at 8.00am with a briefing regarding the rules of trekking the chimpanzees after which you set off to search for them in the forest. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour with them. You will return to the lodge for lunch after which you will head out for Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will arrive in the evening and overnight at your booked accommodation.

  5. Day 5 Morning game drive and launch trip along the Kazinga channel

    On this day, you will have a game drive and launch trip (boat trip) on the Kazinga Channel. Early in the morning, you will go out for a game drive through the park, with magnificent views of the plains, valleys, terraced hills, and wild animals like reedbuck, bushbuck, kob, warthogs, elephants, lions, buffaloes, and so much more. Have a break and relax as you eat lunch served at the lodge.

    The afternoon adventure entails a launch trip (boat trip) on the Kazinga Channel, a water stream joining Lake Edward and Lake George. The channel attracts a large school of hippos and Nile crocodiles, besides the variety of birds that flock the reed shores like the shoebill, pelicans, kingfishers, saddle billed stork, and sometimes the crowned cranes. Return to your accommodation in time for your dinner.

  6. Day 6 Exit Queen for your flight out in Entebbe

    Depending on your departure time, you may opt to visit the Katwe salt lake or go for explosion crater drive before exiting Queen. Else, depart for Entebbe straight away after your breakfast. Your lunch will be en route. You will be dropped off in Entebbe Airport or taken to your preferred Hotel. We hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit and thanks for choosing Home to Africa!

    Main Destination:Entebbe (City)Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)Meals & Drinks:

    • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
    • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

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Overall Rating
5/5
Maaya Adams
Reviewed On 26/01/2017
5/5

Wonder Earth Travel, and our guide, were wonderful to deal with every step of the way. Wonder Earth Travel was very responsive and helpful in creating a 15-day custom tour for the two of us. Our accommodation (moderate) was excellent throughout. Getting to learn from Benon was a real highlight of the trip because he has a great knowledge of animals, and a lot of passion for showing Uganda’s beauty to newcomers. He is an excellent guide and you can count yourself lucky if you’re on one of his tours. Murchison Falls, the Kazinga channel, and gorilla trekking in Bwindi were a few major highlights, but every stop was enjoyable. We were given a chance to customise our Safari, so we added in Rwanda for a quick two days to see Kigali’s sights, including the Rwandan Genocide Memorial.. It was wonderful to be able to see both countries in one trip, and Wonder Earth Travel was excellent and reliable throughout. Thank you for the true trip of a lifetime.

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