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03-01290 Uganda Explorer

3 Day Safari, Accommodated

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Code: MV03UEXLOD

From: Entebbe

To: Entebbe

Number of Participants: 2-7 (guarenteed window seat )

Tour Price: from 1,290 USD

Single Supplement: from 130 USD

This 3-day safari takes you north-west from Kampala to see Uganda’s largest national park, Murchison Falls National Park and also to the last rhinos alive at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. You will join a boat safari to the breathtaking Murchison Falls, where the Nile River gushes through a 7m wide gap in the rocks. In Murchinson Falls Nationalpark you will be able to meet four members of the “Big Five”. The fifth member can be visited at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where Uganda’s only wild rhinos are protected. Apart from game and bird watching, there will also be time for relaxing and meeting locals on this tour. Accommodation is in handpicked lodges or in tented camps and well-trained, professional guides will accompany you on the tour. This short safari is an excellent introduction to north-western Uganda.

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Day 1-3 | Uganda

  • Murchison Falls National Park: Game drives, boat safari, visit to the waterfalls
  • ZIWA Rhino Fund: Rhino trekking

Day 1 | Entebbe, Uganda – Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Distance approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 5h

After breakfast you will set off for your adventure to the Murchison Falls National Park. You should arrive there in the afternoon and will go directly to the roaring Murchison Falls where the Nile River forms a 43 m waterfall below. After crossing the river and a picnic you will continue on a game drive in the park. You should be able to spot hippos, crocodiles and many water birds around the river as well as elephants, Rothschild’s giraffes, Cape buffalos, hartebeests and Uganda kobs - a type of water buck. You will arrive at your accommodation - the historical Paraa Lodge (standard) or family-run Murchison River Lodge (basic) - at around dinner time.
Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 2 | Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Distance: Game drive

This morning will be spent on an extensive game drive in the beautiful park. Your experienced guide will take you to where the most interesting animals will be found, be it some of the 450 bird species, the forests with monkeys and baboons or the grasslands with buffalos, lions and Uganda's native Rothschild's giraffes. After lunch at the lodge you will join a 3-hour boat trip on the Nile River to the Murchison Falls. From the boat you should see a host of animals coming for drinks at the river. You will spend another night at last night's lodge.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 | Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda - ZIWA Rhino Fund - Entebbe, Uganda

Distance: approx. 300 km; driving time approx. 5h

After a leisurely breakfast at the lodge you will set off back to Entebbe. On your way, you will visit the ZIWA Rhino Fund, a breeding project for rhinos. This is the only place in Uganda where you can see wild rhinos. You will join an hour-long walking safari, accompanied by an armed ranger, to see these huge animals from up close. This guide is well-trained and will be able to tell you more about the project. Other animals in the reserve include Uganda kobs, bush bucks, oribis, ridge bucks, hippos and crocodiles. Afterwards you will continue to Entebbe. You will be taken to a lodge of your choice (optional) or to the airport from where you can continue your safari in East-Africa.
Breakfast | Lunch

 

Price includes:
  • Safari according to the itinerary
  • 2 nights accommodation in hotels, camps or lodges as indicated in the itinerary
  • Transport in 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Mineral water during safari
  • Transfers as indicated to in the itinerary
  • Boat safari in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Rhino trekking in ZIWA Rhino Sanctuary
  • All National park fees
Price excludes:
  • Flights (national and international)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Beverages (alcohol and soft drinks)
  • Optional activities
  • Visa, tips, personal expenses, travel insurance
  • How big is the group and where are my fellow travellers from?

    - Group sizes vary however there is a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 travellers per group.
    - Travellers are from all over the world and from all walks of life.

  • Is there an age limit on tour?

    - There is no age restriction, but a medical check-up is advisable for people over the age of 60.

  • Where does the group overnight while on tour?

    - The nights will be spent in hotels.

  • What vehicle is used on tour?

    - We make use of 4x4 safari vehicles (i.e. Toyota Landcruiser) or minibuses. All vehicles are equipped with large windows, offering good opportunities for game viewing and photography. All have a pop up roof as well!

  • What meals are included and what food can be expected on tour?

    - Meals are included as indicated in the itinerary. Mineral water is provided in the vehicle however soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are not included and are for your own account.
    - Meals are enjoyed at the accommodations. Breakfast is buffet and for dinner you are usually offered a three course menu. Please inform us of any special dietary requirements you may have.

  • What do I need to bring with me?

    - Good, suitable clothing (long trousers and sleeves are recommended for protection against mosquitoes)
    - A detailed list of what to bring will be provided after booking.
    - Please remember that there is limited space available in the vehicle and that you should restrict yourself to one large piece of luggage or a rucksack, weighing no more than 15 kg and one small piece of hand luggage. If possible, please do not bring a suitcase with you. Please also take note of the luggage regulations of the different airlines.

  • How much extra money do I have to take along?

    - Tipping the crew after the tour is common. We recommend 15-20 USD per day/group for the guide.
    - In addition you should take some extra cash for drinks, snacks and souvenirs.
    - Please note that all USD banknotes must be printed after 2006 as any earlier dated notes are not valid and won't be accepted.

  • Do I need visa for this safari?

    - Citizens of all nationalities need to contact the respective embassies of their travel destination to check the visa regulations.
    - It is the sole responsibility of every traveller to be in possession of the required documents and visa that allows them to enter their holiday destination.

  • Do I need vaccinations for this safari?

    - The safari starts and ends in Uganda, a yellow fever region, which is why we recommend a yellow fever vaccination.
    - Uganda is also situated within a malaria area, wherefore we would recommend some precautions. Please speak to your doctor or travel clinic about the different prophylaxis and their effects and side effects.
    - Although Uganda does not require proof of immunization against Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio and Hepatitis A & B, we nevertheless recommend those vaccinations.