5 Days Murchison Falls safari (5 days, 4 nights Team building)

Tour Summary

5 Days Murchison Falls safari (5 days, 4 nights Team building) : This team building safari takes you on adventurous trip to Murchison Falls national park one the most famous and visited park in Uganda, this safari offers thrilling and entertaining safari activities such as wildlife spotting, rhino tracking in the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, launch cruise to the bottom of the falls on River Nile, chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest and visiting Murchison Falls the world’s most powerful falls.5 days team building to murchison falls trip

Tour Highlights

On this team building safari expect to do team building experiences such as

  • Launch cruise – one of the most entertaining activities in Murchison Falls national park done at the bottom of Murchison Falls national park, on this activity you will enjoy watching a number of animals such as elephant, cape buffaloes and rhinos on the banks of the river and river Nile as it squeezes through the narrow gorge to form Murchison Falls.
  • Chimpanzee trekking – in the Budongo Forest offering an encounter with chimpanzees in their natural habitat, you will also enjoy watching other primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, olive baboons and many birds found in the Budongo Forest.
  • Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – this activity is done on foot under the guidance of armed rangers, as you walk on several trail running through the sanctuary you will enjoy watching rhinos.
  • Game drives through the savannah plains of the park while enjoying stunning views of nature and abundant wildlife living in the park such as buffaloes, lions, hyenas, leopards and various species of antelopes among others. Game drives are done using well-maintained game viewing tracks and the best time for game drives is in the morning hours before the scotching sunrise which forces animals to go into hiding and evening when the conditions are much cooler.
  • Visiting the top of the falls for magnificent views of the Murchison Falls, from this point you will watch the Nile River forming the Murchison Falls dropping 7 meters below and flowing with a thunderous roar.

Detailed itinerary of 5 days Murchison Falls safari (5 days, 4 nights Team building)

Day 1: Arrival and Pickup from Entebbe Airport

You will be picked from your offices at exactly 08:00 am by the UWA Buses and transfer to Murchison Falls national park with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking, along the way you will enjoy the country side of Uganda, shop for fresh fruits at the local markets in Luwero.

When you arrive at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, you will assemble at the sanctuary’s offices where you will be briefed about the rhino tracking and how to behave while in the presence of the rhinos. With assistance of the armed rangers, you will walk on demarcated trails leading to the spots where you will find the white Rhinos and you will spend one hour in the presence.

After your memorable time in the sanctuary, you will proceed on a journey to Murchison Falls national park. Along the way you will a stopover in  Masindi for lunch, when you arrive in the park you will head to the top of the falls for views of the Nile as it squeezes through the gorge and take amazing  pictures. In the evening you will head to your lodge, have dinner after checking and stay overnight.

 Accommodation – Murchison River Lodge

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Game drive and Afternoon Launch cruise

Have early breakfast and transfer to the park for an early morning game drive at the Nyamsika Plateau, the early morning game drive is purposely for catching the early morning risers and predators such as lions, leopards and hyenas as they return back into their dens after night hunting. During the game drive, expect to pot warthogs, Uganda kobs, lions, leopards, cape buffaloes, bush pigs, bush duikers, sitatunga antelopes, Rothschild giraffe, hyenas among others.

After the morning game drive, you will return to the lodge for lunch and relax for a bit as you prepare for the launch cruise along the Nile in the afternoon.

Launch cruise starts at the bottom of the park leading you to the bottom of the falls, during this experience, expect to see many animals such as crocodiles, waterbucks, hippos and many birds such as saddle – bill storks, shoe bill storks, pelicans, kingfishers, hornbills, goliath herons, Egyptian geese, cormorants and bee-eaters. This section of River Nile is one of the best spots for birding in Uganda.

The launch cruise continues upstream and close to the area known as the “Devil’s Cauldron” an excellent spot for taking photos of the beautiful falls.

Accommodation – Murchison River Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Day 3: Boat cruise along the Nile Delta – Afternoon game drive around Paraa

After an early breakfast, you will transfer to the park for a boat cruise along the delta area enjoying the amazing scenery and wildlife. The boat cruise goes deeper into the Nile and the delta giving you a chance to spot crocodiles, hippos, elephants, cape buffaloes, antelopes and many birds such as heron, the illusive shoebill stock among others. You will also reach the point where the Nile deposits any form of wastes before proceeding to what is known as the Albert Nile, after spending enough time at the delta, you will return to the lodge for lunch.

After lunch, you will head back to the park’s Paraa area for another game drive exploring the park and spotting more animals you might have missed during the first game drive.

Accommodation – Murchison River Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking in Budongo forest –

Wake up early for breakfast and head to Budongo Central Forest for chimpanzee trekking, you will have a briefing session covering topics about Budongo forest, the population of the chimps in the area, how to act while in the presence of the chimpanzees and what to expect.

While trekking through the forests of Budongo looking for chimpanzees expect to spot the largest collection of Mahogany trees in Africa said to be over 100 years old, primates such as olive baboon, black and white colobus monkeys and many birds.

Chimpanzee trekking takes approximately 2-3 hours with 1 hour of being in presence of the chimpanzees, in this duration you will enjoy watching the chimpanzees play on tree branches, watch them groom each other build nests and take amazing pictures.

After the experience, you will head back to your lodge for lunch, you will spend the rest of the relaxing at lodge while reading a book or take amazing pictures. Have dinner and stay overnight.

Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe

After a leisurely breakfast, you will checkout of the lodge and bid farewell to Murchison Falls national park and transfer back to Kampala, you will have lunch along the way in Nakasongola and when you arrive in Kampala, you will be drop off at your offices or preferred location.

End of  5 days Murchison Falls safari (5 days, 4 nights Team building)

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Rhino Tracking
  • Bottled Water
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Boat Rides
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • All Activities Mentioned
  • Accommodation- Full board while on safari

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • International flight fare
  • Entry Visas
  • Laundry services
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Accommodation facilities while in Kampala hotels