Day 1 – Transfer to Murchison Falls via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Our East African experience will begin with a visit at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, where we will track the critically endangered white rhinos and be able to engage them at close range in a natural environment. We plan to reach Murchison Falls National Park in the early evening, and be given the chance for a first game drive en route to Baker’s Lodge (Luxury, inside national park), Murchison River Lodge (Medium, inside national park) or Fort Murchison Lodge (Budget, near Pakwatch gate). After dinner, a night game drive may be possible in the vicinity.
Day 2 – Exploring the Murchison Falls and game drives
After breakfast at the lodge, we head out for an early morning game drive near our lodge at Paraa and connect to the Murchison falls for a boat launch to the narrow (just six meters wide) cliff where the powerful Nile River crashes more than forty meters deep to leave a refreshing breeze. After climbing the hiking trail leading to the top of the falls and lunch, we intend to spend the afternoon with wildlife viewing in different sectors of Uganda's largest national park. Murchison Falls National Park is home to the Rothschild's giraffe, which we will track in the afternoon along with numerous other animals. Afterwards, we connect back to our lodge - Baker’s Lodge (Luxury, inside national park), Murchison River Lodge (Medium, inside national park) or Fort Murchison Lodge (Budget, near Pakwatch gate) - where we will get a chance to learn about the local villages and people on a community-led village walk, followed by dinner and a campfire on site.
Day 3 – Hot air balloon ride, game drive, and return to Kampala
On our last day and after a refreshing shower in the early morning, we will soon leave the lodge to meet the hot air balloon team in Murchison Falls National Park to gain a breathtaking view of the local wildlife from above! After breakfast in the field right after the balloon experience, we will have the chance for another game drive experience on the way east, reaching as far as Chobe gate. In the late morning, we will stop for lunch at our lodge and then drive back to Kampala via Masindi, a trip totaling up to eight hours, with several stops. Once we are back in Kampala, we will drop you off at a point of your choice and end the trip!
Are you ready for your adventure?
What is included?
VAT is included in the tour price - emergency air ambulance evacuation is included in your trip with us through a gold cover from AMREF Flying Doctors (www.flydoc.org) valid in Uganda - your full board accommodation in the specified lodges, hotels, and camps is included on a shared room basis - your secure transport is ensured by traveling in a fully safari-customized Toyota Land Cruiser - all other transportation included in your travel plan is on us - soft drinks, water, and endemic fruits are included in your safari. We support the local community by buying as much produce as possible from them rather than from large chains - park entrance fees to Murchison Falls National Park are included in your trip - a hot air balloon ride in Murchison Falls National Park is part of the price (US $380 value) - your boat launch at Murchison Falls is included - your visit at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is included (US $45 value) - your Instinct Safaris Foundation fee is included in the tour, supporting local vocational, health, and educational projects.
What is excluded?
Travel health insurance is not part of your safari price - all sorts of expenses of personal nature - souvenirs, drinks, laundry, and additional equipment - are not included - activities not stated in the itinerary are excluded - gratuities and tips to rangers, driver, guide, porter, lodge staff, or others, are not included - Instinct Safaris is not to be held responsible for the loss or damage taken to any object or piece of equipment taken in the wild.