Chimpanzee, Wildlife, and Bird Watching Safari

5 DAYS MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK, KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK AND CULTURAL EXCURSION.
Day 1:
Briefing on the safari starts at Murchison Falls National Park.

Murchison Falls National Park is the largest in Uganda at 3840 square kilometres. Here is the awe inspiring Murchison Falls where the River Nile hurls itself in convulsions through a narrow crevice and then plunges 40 metres in one breathtaking leap. The park has a variety of vegetation ranging from riparian forests and swamp lands to broad savannah, and provides visitors the opportunity of seeing large concentrations of wildlife including lion, leopard, civet, hyena, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, a host of smaller game, small primates and many bird species, including the rare shoebill stork. The park is especially famous for crocodiles and hippos. Apart from game viewing, the launch trip to the bottom of the Falls is another memorable adventure giving you the experience of the mighty Biblical Nile. On the launch you may see schools of crocodiles and hippos basking on the river banks as well as a variety of birds.
Day 2:
Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast head to the Delta in search for bird life and enjoy the game drive to look for lions, giraffes, herds of elephants, buffaloes and many more. We will drive back to Paara Lodge for lunch before taking an afternoon boat cruise to the foot of Murchison Falls. This boat trip along the Nile is often cited as being the highlight of a trip to Murchison since it allows you to get up-close and personal with the animals. Along this stretch of the river, there are reported to be around 4,000 hippos in addition to some enormous Nile crocodiles. The bird life is stunning with brightly colored kingfishers and bee-eaters darting along the riverbanks. If lucky, you may see the rare and prehistoric looking shoebill, which is a cross between the dodo and a dinosaur. The boat takes you to the base of the falls which only adds to their impressiveness.
Day 3:
Fort Portal - Kibale Forest
Leave Murchison falls N.P for Kibale Forest N.P via the Lake Albert escarpment, having a good view of the lake. Stopover at Kolping Hotel in Hoima for lunch and after drive across the interesting river Nkusi (flowing from the southern end of L. Albert, through the villages of Kagadi, joining Victoria Nile). Both rivers join L.Kyoga and flow through the Murchison Falls continue to L. Albert and north to the Mediterranean Sea.
You arrive at Fort Portal, then, continue toward Kibale Forest, one of the great African rainforest research reserves. Years of study by scientists (who have cut a grid through the forest) have habituated many of its animals to human observers. This forest is famed for the variety of primates found here and it is a terrific area for birds. Fort Portal town is located in the western Uganda district of Kabarole district renown for possessing more than 50 crater lakes and about 10 rivers.

Day 4:
Chimpanzee tracking, Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
Assemble at Kanyankyu River camp at 0800hours to go for the most popular activity in this park which is Chimpanzee tracking. Chimpanzees are man’s closet cousins though they are one of the most threatened primate’s species. More primates like Black and white Columbus monkeys, L’Hoest Monkeys, Grey cheeckedMangabey, Red tailed monkeys, bush babies, pottos and many bird species like the yellow spotted nicator, rumped tinker bird, Little greenbul, green breasted pitta, the crowned eagle, black bee eater and mammals like Elephants can be seen in this walk.
Kibale National park, which averages about 3,300 feet in elevation, is an extension of the great rainforests of central Africa. It is inhabited by three large “communities” of chimps, each numbering more than 100 individuals. Each community has a complicated social structure. The big adult males dominate the group and defend the community territory against incursions by male outsiders; the females usually wander in small family groups.

Day 5
transfer to Kampala
Breakfast and head for Kampala, this route travels through breathtaking scenery and delightfully rolling plantations, some of the best in Uganda, arriving Kampala in the afternoon.

TOUR PRICE OPTIONS (in US Dollars per person):

No. of Pax

Lowest Price Option (per person in a shared room)

Moderate Price Option (per person in a shared room)

Deluxe Price Option (per person in a shared room)

1 (singe room)

$1,531

$1,808

$2,029

2 (1 shared room)

$947

$1,156

$1,289

3 (1 shared room and 1 single)

$794

$1,004

$1,142

4 (2 shared rooms)

$718

$928

$1,060

5 (2 shared rooms and 1single)

$672

$882

$1,020

6 (3 shared rooms)

$641

$851

$984

single room supplement

$42

$193

$276


Included: all tour activities as indicated above, accommodation in hotels and lodges as indicated on programme, All meals as indicated on detailed itinerary, sightseeing as noted in the trip itinerary, park fees, entry fees, boat fees, Airport transfers, ground transportation and support vehicles, additional guides/porters where appropriate, 2 liters of bottled water per person in the vehicle.

Excluded: Flight tickets and departure taxes, extra gorilla permits ($500 each), travel documentation (visas), travel and medical insurance, optional excursions, excess baggage charges, tips and gratuities for your guides and accommodation staff, Laundry, beverages other than mineral water in the vehicle and at meal times with meals, -Items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, postage fees and so on, Meals not indicated on your detailed itinerary.