Murchison falls national park itinerary can be something you will never forget about Uganda. Murchison falls national park is located in the north western region of Uganda spreading from the shores of Lake Albert through the albertine area, across bunyoro escarpment of the western arm of the African rift valley and around karuma game reserve. Murchison falls national park is the largest national park endowed with a unique selection of game and endemic special bird species.
Your tour company picks you from Entebbe international airport, either you can hit the road for Murchison falls national park, or, you can choose to spend a night in one of the gorgeous hotels and lodges in Kampala. Kampala is a check when it comes to accommodation and restaurants ranging from expensive and lavish hotels to budget backpackers that can fit in any budget.
In the morning the Murchison Falls National Park Itinerary details it that your tour operator will send you a driver guide and thereafter, you will hit your six hours journey, by road, northwest to Murchison falls national park. Alternatively, you can take a flight using one of the chartered aircrafts that operate domestically from Entebbe or kajansi air strip to different national parks inclusive.
However, you can take the road transport via kampala- masindi route; it is the shorter route to Murchison falls national park. You can enjoy the spectacular view of the landscape and the vegetation variations along the way. Alternatively, you can also pass via Kampala- hoima road route to Murchison falls national park.
On the Murchison Falls National Park Itinerary it also stipulates that You can take an en route to ziwa rhino sanctuary where you will have lunch, take a nature walk through the sanctuary, trek for the white rhinos. Ziwa rhino sanctuary is the only place in Uganda where you can find the white rhinos. At the rhino sanctuary, you can also do some birding safaris. Ziwa rhino sanctuary has about 350 species of birds like the blue spotted dove, abidims bustard among others.
In the evening, you will continue with your journey to masindi, at masindi you can choose to go to paraa or proceed to karuma falls for chobe safari lodge. At karuma falls you will enjoy the rapid at Karuma Bridge along gulu highway. The rest of the evening you will do check in at chobe safari lodge in the northern part of murchison falls national park. You will also have dinner at karuma restaurant at chobe safari lodge.
From the Murchison Falls National Park Itinerary, we you are instructed that the next morning you will go for the game drive to the southern part of murchison falls national park, paraa region, until midday. Then you will have lunch at paraa safari lodge, and in the afternoon, you will go for the boat ride to the bottom of the fall, spend some time for photos, then you will continue with your hike to the top of the falls and enjoy the water as it falls off a 130 ft cliff. The view at the top of the falls is spectacular and the mist falling on your sweaty body after the hike will cool you down. After the hike you will board back to your lodge.
In the morning, you can drive to kaniyo pabidi the center for your chimpanzee tracking in Budongo forest. You will be briefed for a maximum of 30 minutes before penetrating the forest to look for the chimpanzees. The chimpanzee tracking activity will last for a maximum of 4 hours, then after, you will head straight for a boat cruise down the River Nile westwards to the albert delta; point where the Nile joins lake albert. The boat cruise will give you an opportunity to see quite a number of animals like the cape buffaloes, hippos, elephants showering from the water and you will see a lot of water birds. It is on this boat cruise that you can get a chance to spot the prehistoric shoebill stork around the shores of Lake Albert.
You will drive back to chobe safari lodge , and take a walk around the premises like visit the chobe airfield where you will spot a number of animals like the Rothschild’s giraffes, the warthogs, loser buffaloes, to mention but a few. Then you will head back have dinner at the chobe restaurant, then in the morning, you will check out and hit the road back to Kampala. You will take the luwero route and visit the luwero triangle where the current government of Uganda launched the war that paved its way to power.
You will proceed to Kampala, head to Entebbe international airport, check out your flight details and rest in one of the hotels in Entebbe such as the victoria view hotel, you can have a Swedish massage or an aroma therapy to relax your tense muscles and mind as you get ready for your flight back home.