5 Days Chimpanzee Trekking & Murchison Falls
A 5 Days Chimpanzee Trekking and Murchison Falls Safari is one very compact experience that offers you some of the best sights of not only the landscape and different vegetation of savannah and forest.
While on this Safari we have the chance to see the African big 5 animals which include Lions, elephants, Buffaloes, Black Rhino and Leopard (rarest of course).
A highlight being the Murchison Falls which are magnificent as we get to see a part of wide River Nile flowing which gets squeezed into an 8 meter gap as it falls for 45 meters making a very loud thundering noise.
“What a view this is when on a boat ride at the bottom and from above at the top of the falls”.
The diversity of animals to include the Giraffe, Jackson Hartebeest, Antelopes and many others on this safari is further greatly complemented by the special Chimpanzee trekking in Kibaale Forest.
Many think Gorilla trekking is very special which by NO doubt is true but once they try out the Chimpanzee trekking experience on this 5 Days Chimpanzee Trekking and Murchison Falls Safari; their expression is simply “awesome” and “amazing” and “wow”.
It couldn’t be any better!
A Safari defined by lots of Green as it covers some of the most beautiful natural green forests; The Budongo Forest and Kibale Forest home to Chimpazees. Notable to remember is the Murchison loud Thundering falls.
A safari that any age group may take up. Yes! even a trek in Kibaale forest for the Chimpanzee is within our means. This makes the Safari very action packed and yet smooth.
One to enjoy!
- Airport Pick and Drop
- Meals as per meal plan
- Entry fees.
- Tour vehicle with guide
- Chimpanzee trekking permits
- Box of drinking water in the vehicle
- Additional Services
- Air Tickets
We set off early for our 5 Days Chimpanzee trekking and Murchison Falls safari with great expectations and excitement.
Driving northwards from the city center our 1st stopover will be at the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary.
Rhinos having been killed in the earlier years from the National parks we had them, this sanctuary was set up to have them back into Uganda and slowly growing in Numbers. We stop over here to get a chance to see them before proceeding.
We tick off one animal (Rhino) off the Big 5 list after this experience and then proceed to Murchison Falls where we also look out for Baboons in Budongo Forest before arriving late afternoon for Dinner and over night.
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
We set off early for the morning game drive with high expectations to see lots of animals to include the Giraffes, Lions, Johnston Hartebeests, Buffaloes, Elephants, warthogs, various antelopes, various birds out of the 450 species such as the national bird the Crested crane and with blessing the rare leopard(s).
The game drive takes us for the most of the morning after which we return for rest then lunch as we prepare for the 2nd phase of the day being a ride on the Nile in a boat to the bottom of the falls.
This afternoon boat ride on the Nile is very safe and also gives a special experience of its own as we get to see various animals that come to the water banks most notably the ones to look out for being the Hippos and Nile crocodile for which we have the largest numbers here than no where else. several bird species to.
The ride is highlighted when we get close to the bottom of the falls as we witness from below how the water forces itself through a narrow gorge. Very interesting views for photographs around here.
Returning for dinner and overnight
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
As we depart from Murchison Falls we drive to the top of the falls to get a special aerial view of the falls and great photo moments as we enjoy the beautiful view of the white water as it squeezes through the gorge.
After which we proceed for Kibaale Forest home of the biggest concentration of Chimpanzees arriving late afternoon. If time allows we have an evening walk to the community then end the day with Dinner.
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
We have early breakfast then proceed for our chimpanzee trekking experience in the thick evergreen moist Kibaale forest. As it is for Gorilla trekking we assemble for a briefing before we start the trek into the Forest.
Its an exciting trek and also characterized by other animals we may encounter such as Elephants, common monkeys, red colobus, black and white colobus monkeys, duikers, sitatungas, bush pigs, giant forest hogs and many more.
However, the highlight and reason of the trek being the moment we get to the well studied Habituated Chimpanzee communities. These close relatives of ours are a very fascinating item on this day of our safari as we spend time seeing them doing their business without minding our presence, some in the tree tops swinging others on the forest floor.
What an experience this is and a great feeling while at it and there after.
We return for lunch and prepare for an evening walk which may take us to the wetland for chances of seeing some endangered birds and also visit the communities to share rural life experiences and traditional cultural set up.
Dinner and overnight later on.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
As we return from our 5 Days Chimpanzee Trekking and Murchison Falls experience, our list of what we expected to see will be mostly cleared and added a few surprises not expected.
"A great safari it was... " words from a satisfied guest!
Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch