6 Days Itinerary Murchison Falls National Park for A Couple:

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  Safari overview,

This 6-day safari in Murchison Falls National Park begins with a transfer from Entebbe to the park, followed by a game drive in the northern section and a boat safari to witness the magnificent Murchison Falls. The itinerary also includes chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest, exploring the Delta region on game drives, hiking to the top of Murchison Falls, and concludes with a return journey to Entebbe. This adventure-packed itinerary offers a diverse range of activities, including wildlife encounters, scenic views, and immersive experiences in the stunning natural surroundings of Murchison Falls National Park.

Detailed itinerary,

Day 1: Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park and stopover at ziwa rhino sanctuary

Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide who will transfer you to Murchison Falls National Park. However, before reaching the park, you’ll make an exciting stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This sanctuary is home to Uganda’s only wild rhinos, Enjoy a guided walking safari through the sanctuary, where you can track and observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.    After spending a memorable time with the rhinos, continue your journey to Murchison Falls National Park. The drive will take you through scenic landscapes and rural communities, providing a glimpse into the local way of life. Arriving at the park, you’ll check into your accommodation and have the remainder of the day to relax and soak in the beauty of your surroundings.

Day 2: Game Drive in the Northern Section and afternoon boat cruise

Start your day with an early morning breakfast, and then embark on a game drive in the northern section of Murchison Falls National Park. Accompanied by an experienced guide, explore the park’s diverse Savannah, keeping an eye out for elephants, lions, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes, and other wildlife species. The morning game drive offers excellent opportunities for wildlife photography. Afterward, return to your lodge for lunch and some leisure time. In the afternoon, take a boat safari along the Nile River to the base of the mighty Murchison Falls. Enjoy the up-close view of the falls, spot hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking in Budongo Forest

After breakfast, head to the nearby Budongo Forest for an exciting chimpanzee tracking experience. Join a knowledgeable guide who will lead you through the forest, providing insights into the chimpanzee’s behavior, habitat, and conservation efforts. As you trek, listen for the sounds of the chimps and observe them in their natural habitat. Besides chimpanzees, the forest is also home to various bird species and other primates like the black-and-white colobus monkeys. Enjoy a packed lunch amidst nature before returning to your lodge for dinner and relaxation.

Day 4: Game Drive in the Delta Region or opt for a sunset game drive or guided nature walk

Today, explore the Delta region of Murchison Falls National Park, known for its lush vegetation and abundant wildlife. Embark on an early morning game drive, venturing through the park’s diverse landscapes. Keep your camera ready to capture sightings of lions, elephants, hyenas, leopards, and various bird species. The Delta area offers a different perspective of the park and often provides unique wildlife encounters. Return to your lodge for lunch and a relaxing afternoon. In the evening, you may opt for a sunset game drive or a guided nature walk before dinner.

Day 5: Hiking to the Top of Murchison Falls

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast before setting off on an exhilarating hike to the top of Murchison Falls. Follow a scenic trail that winds its way through the surrounding woodland, offering breathtaking views of the Nile River and its dramatic descent through a narrow gorge. At the top, witness the powerful rush of water as it squeezes through the narrow gap, creating a magnificent spectacle. Take in the awe-inspiring sights and capture memorable photographs before descending back to the base. Return to your lodge for a well-deserved rest and a delicious dinner.

Day 6:  Transfer from Murchison Falls to Entebbe

After breakfast, bid farewell to Murchison Falls National Park and embark on the journey back to Entebbe. Enjoy the scenic drive, taking in the beauty of Uganda’s countryside along the way. Arrive in Entebbe in the late afternoon, where your guide will drop you off at the airport or your preferred accommodation, marking the end of your unforgettable safari in Murchison Falls National Park

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