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Murchison Falls National Park & Rhino Safari. Are you ready for an unforgettable African adventure? Join us on a thrilling 6-day round-trip expedition from Kampala that will take you through some of the most stunning landscapes and wildlife sightings in Uganda. From the rare and endangered white rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to the mighty Murchison Falls National Park, this journey is not for the faint-hearted, but for those who seek a next-level adventure.
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
The expedition starts at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, where you will track the exquisite white rhinos alongside experts who will guide you through the lush and diverse landscape. This sanctuary is the only place in Uganda where you can find these rare creatures in their natural habitat. The rhinos were once on the brink of extinction in Uganda, but thanks to the conservation efforts at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, their population is slowly increasing. You will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures and witness their majestic nature.
But that’s not all – the sanctuary offers an unforgettable birdwatching experience in the stunning waterways of the Lugogo Wetlands. With over 451 bird species and 76 mammal species, including the mighty chimpanzees, this sanctuary is a nature lover’s paradise.
Murchison Falls National Park
From Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the journey continues to the awe-inspiring Murchison Falls National Park. This park is the largest in Uganda and is home to over 76 mammal species, including elephants, lions, giraffes, and buffalos. Brace yourself for a game drive safari that will take you through the diverse landscapes of the African bush. You will have the opportunity to spot some of the rarest animals in their natural habitat and witness their behaviors in the wild.
The highlight of the park is the Murchison Falls, where the mighty Nile plunges into Lake Albert. The falls are named after the British explorer Sir Roderick Murchison and are one of the most stunning natural wonders in Uganda. You will have the opportunity to experience the thrill of a Nile boat cruise and witness the spectacular views of the falls from the top. You can also hike to the top of the falls and take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the surroundings.
The adventure doesn’t end there. Explore the enchanting Rabongo Forest, home to the endangered chimpanzees, and immerse yourself in the rich biodiversity of the park. Get up close and personal with these fascinating creatures and witness their playful and curious nature in their natural habitat. The forest is also home to other primates, such as red-tailed monkeys, black-and-white colobus monkeys, and baboons.
Throughout the journey, you will be surrounded by some of the most stunning landscapes in Uganda, from the savannah plains to the lush forests. You will have the opportunity to connect with nature and wildlife on a deeper level and gain a renewed appreciation for the importance of conservation efforts in preserving these magnificent creatures and their habitats.
This expedition is not just a tour – it’s an adventure of a lifetime. The experience is designed for those who seek a next-level adventure and are ready to step outside of their comfort zone. It’s an opportunity to disconnect from the daily hustle and bustle and connect with nature and wildlife on a deeper level.
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity. The pick-up time is from 06:00 – 06:30 (approximately).
Book now and experience the ultimate African adventure! Get ready to create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.
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Arrival in Kampala
As you arrive at Entebbe Airport, our representative will be there to welcome you and transfer you to your luxury accommodation in Kampala. After settling in, we head out to explore the vibrant city of Kampala before retiring for the night.
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
After breakfast, we head towards Nakasongola District, the home of the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Upon arrival, we check into our lodge and take a short nature walk to stretch our legs. Later, we learn about the rhino re-introduction project at the sanctuary and how our lodge supports the Rhino Fund of Uganda.
Get ready for an exciting shoebill canoe ride in the Lugogo Wetlands, where you can spot a wide variety of rare birds and animals. For those interested in birdwatching, there's an optional nature walk to explore the sanctuary's 350 bird species.
Rhino Tracking and Safari Walk
Rise and shine early this morning for a canoe ride in search of the unique shoebill bird in the Lugogo Wetlands. After breakfast, we proceed for an exhilarating rhino tracking experience on foot, accompanied by a well-trained guide.
You'll learn more about rhinos, local botany, general bush knowledge, birds, and other animals that call the savannah home. The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and its resident beasts are patrolled and monitored by Rhino Fund Uganda’s own rangers on a 24/7 basis, so you can rest assured that you're in safe hands.
Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast, we check out and proceed to the Murchison Falls National Park. On our way, we'll drive through the park and cross the Victoria Nile River to reach our lodge. After lunch and some free time, we embark on an exciting boat ride along the river, looking out for crocodiles and hippos.
Later, we hike a short distance to marvel at the impressive Murchison Falls. The force of the water as the Nile forces its way through a small gap in the rocks before flowing westward into Lake Albert is truly remarkable.
Kaniyo Pabidi and Rabongo Forest
After an early breakfast and morning game drive, this will be a free day to either relax or take up some optional activities. We recommend visiting Kaniyo Pabidi, a beautiful natural forest dominated by giant mahogany and ironwood trees. Here, we can track chimpanzees from the Kaniyo Pabidi tourism site, which is run by the Jane Goodall Institute.
The birdlife here is abundant and includes the chocolate-backed kingfisher, the white-thighed hornbill, and Puvel’s Illaposis, which are endemic to the region. Alternatively, we can explore Rabongo Forest, an island of tropical river forest set in a sea of grassland. Exploring the forest on foot is highly recommended, as we might come across primates such as the black-white colobus, red-tailed monkey, baboon, or even a chimpanzee.
Return to Kampala
Today, we bid farewell to the lush Murchison Falls National Park and head back to Kampala. After the long drive, we anticipate arriving at the hotel before 6 pm, marking the end of our incredible journey.
More about Uganda
Uganda is a land of contrasts, where lush tropical forests meet arid savannahs, and towering mountains give way to serene lakes and winding rivers. From the vibrant cities to the remote rural villages, this beautiful country is full of fascinating cultures, incredible wildlife, and breathtaking scenery that will leave you awe-inspired and amazed.Mountain Gorillas and Wildlife Wonders:
One of the main attractions of Uganda is its incredible wildlife. The country boasts some of the rarest and most endangered species on the planet, including the majestic mountain gorillas that reside in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Trekking through the dense jungle to observe these incredible creatures up close and personal is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.
In addition to gorillas, Uganda is also home to a wide variety of other wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and many more. With numerous national parks and wildlife reserves to explore, visitors can go on game drives, nature walks, and boat safaris to see these amazing animals in their natural habitats.Scenic Splendor:
Uganda is also known for its stunning scenery, from the towering Rwenzori Mountains to the tranquil waters of Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa. Visitors can hike through lush tropical rainforests, explore dramatic volcanic landscapes, or simply relax on the pristine beaches of Ssese Islands.Culture and Tradition:
Uganda is more than just wildlife and scenery. It is a country rich in culture, with over 50 different ethnic groups, each with its own language, traditions, and customs. Visitors can immerse themselves in local culture by visiting traditional villages, attending cultural festivals, and interacting with local people, who are known for their warmth, friendliness, and hospitality.Thrilling Adventures:
For adventure seekers, Uganda offers a wide range of activities, from white-water rafting on the Nile River to bungee jumping, zip-lining, and mountain biking. The country is also a haven for bird watchers, with over 1,000 species of birds, including the rare shoebill stork, which can be found in the wetlands of the Murchison Falls National Park.Historical and Political Exploration:
And for those interested in history and politics, Uganda has a fascinating past, from its pre-colonial kingdoms to its colonial and post-colonial history, including the rise and fall of the notorious dictator Idi Amin. Visitors can explore historical sites, such as the Kasubi Tombs, and the Uganda Museum to gain a deeper understanding of the country's rich history and cultural heritage.In conclusion, Uganda is a unique and unforgettable destination, offering a perfect blend of wildlife, nature, culture, adventure, and history. With friendly people, beautiful scenery, and incredible wildlife, Uganda is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to explore the beauty and diversity of Africa.
More about this tour
Welcome to the adventure of a lifetime! Join us on this 6-day journey to explore Uganda's fascinating wildlife and natural wonders. From tracking rhinos on foot to canoeing in search of the elusive shoebill bird, and hiking to the breathtaking Murchison Falls, this trip will leave you with unforgettable memories. So, buckle up, and let's begin our adventure!