4 days Budongo forest chimpanzee tracking and Murchison falls national park safari

Overview

The 4 days Budongo forest chimpanzee tracking and Murchison falls national park safari will give you an experience of one of the most amazing chimpanzee tracking safaris in Uganda and the best wildlife adventure to Uganda’s biggest savannah park.

Budongo Forest is a forested area of the greater Murchison Falls National Park. It lies in Mid-Western Uganda and is a home to a stable community of chimpanzees both for research and tourism. The forest is located in the southeastern part of the park and it is easily accessed through the southern gate of the national park which is kichumbanyobo gate from Masindi town.

Budongo forest is part of Murchison falls conservation area (MFCA). Budongo forest is a one and only natural forest that has been in existence for centuries in Uganda. The forest is a famous destination for chimpanzee safaris and nature walk safaris in Uganda.

4 days Budongo forest chimpanzee tracking and Murchison falls national park safari

Day 1: Pickup from Kampala

At the start of the 4 days Budongo forest chimpanzee tracking and Murchison falls national park safari you will be picked up from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe by our safari guide driver after having your early morning breakfast. He/she will brief you about the safari and then head to Murchison falls national park which is located north of Kampala city

You will have several stopovers for lunch and landscape viewing then proceed to Masindi town and then to Murchison falls national park through kichumbanyobo gate in the southern part of the national park. Upon arrival, you will check in to your booked lodge and rest for the night.

Dinner and Overnight

Budget: Red chili, Ikorom safari Lodge

Moderate: Pakuba lodge, Sambiya River Lodge, Paraa safari lodge

 

Day2: Early Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise to the Bottom of Falls

Have your early morning breakfast at 6:00am then head into the park for a game drive. The game drive takes at least three hours for a good lucky day.

After the game drive you will come back to your lodge for lunch and have some rest as you prepare for another activity

At 2pm you will have a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls which will take 3hours; one and a half hour going and another one and a half hour coming back.

You will encounter some animals like the resident hippos and floating crocodiles and also the visiting animals like elephants, giraffe, warthogs, waterbucks among others which come to quench their thirst. As well as resident water birds such as African jacana, African darter, cormorant, pied kingfisher, among other birds

Immediately after the boat cruise, you will be travelling to Budongo forest; a one and a half hours drive for an overnight before your Budongo forest chimpanzee tracking the next morning.

Dinner and Overnight

Budget: Soso camp Budongo

Moderate: Budongo Eco Lodge

Day3. Chimpanzee Tracking and nature walk In Budongo Forest

Wake up in the morning and prepare for chimpanzee tracking which starts at exactly 8:00am. You will have briefing from Kaniyo Pabidi centre where you will start walking from to look out for the chimpanzees in the forests.

You will encounter groups of chimpanzees depending on how far you find them because they do move in search of food, and tracking will require simple trekking.

Once you see the chimpanzee group, you get to spend one hour with the chimpanzees.

You will have time to take photos and capture moments with the chimpanzees in close proximity.

Thereafter you will proceed for lunch or a nature walk depending on the time.

During the nature walk you will encounter other primates like velvet monkeys, black and white colobus, olive baboons among others and also different tree species and some butterflies

Dinner and Overnight

Budget: Soso camp Budongo

Moderate: Budongo Eco Lodge

Day4. Departure to Kampala

After breakfast, you will head back to Kampala or Entebbe with a stopover for lunch and some other snacks. You will be dropped to your preferred hotel or lodge by our safari guide driver as you wait for your flight. This will mark the end of your 4 days Budongo forest chimpanzee tracking and Murchison falls national park safari in Uganda.

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