5 Day Source Of The Nile Tour And Uganda Game Safari
Africa game safaris get you up close with the hidden wonders only seen in zoos in most parts of the world. On a 5 day Uganda game safari to Murchison falls and source of the Nile tour you drive through amazing herds of elephants, herds of buffaloes, Rothschild giraffes, prides of lions, leopards, oribi the list is endless. A visit to the magical point where River Nile begins its course, separating from Lake Victoria water is perfect.
DAY 1 – Drive To Murchison Falls National Park
Get up ready to take on the road to Murchison Falls National Park from Kampala or Entebbe. The drive may last about 4 to 5 hours. Different gates get you into the park depending on the direction you come from.
Murchison falls National Park has two parts the Northern sector at times referred to as the Paraa area and southern park. The park is bisected by River Nile which waters the vegetation around the banks. The ferry connects you to either sides so knowing the crossing schedule is vital so that you are not left on one side yet you have activities on the other sector.
Enjoy a game drive as you go into the park where you may get a chance to see animals like lions, water bucks, excited warthogs, some elephants, giraffes, wild pigs lots of birds and so much more. Look out for the beautiful scenery that surrounds the park like outstanding ridges, vary vegetation cover to mention but a few.
Check in to your lodge and
Paraa Safari lodge/ Nile Safari Lodge/ Red Chillis Campsite
DAY 2 – Game Drive And Launch Cruise to Murchison Falls
An early morning game drive brings into view numerous Uganda wildlife as each of them emerges from there overnight hide outs to catch up with the day. The norther part of Murchison Falls is the prime game viewing area with Buligi trail as the master piece. This open savanna grassland brings a lot of wild drama into view.
Some exciting game to see include lions, leopards, hartebeests, oribi, cape buffalos, schools of hippos, the list is endless. Over 450 bird species linger the area and some can be spotted.
After an exciting game drive the afternoon launch cruise relaxes you with unbelievable views. Take a voyage passed river side wildlife that walk down to the banks to quench thirst or take a bath. Animals like elephants, buffaloes, water bucks, hartebeests all love water
Serried ranks of crocodiles and schools of hippos grace the sandbanks with thousands of red throated bee eaters that lodge on the high cliff along the Nile banks.
Sailing on the Nile is refreshing and as you draw closer to the actual bottom of the falls, you feel a change in the boat turbulence as a foamy appearance comes into view on the water surface.
Take out your cameras to capture every moment and get a better filming view of Murchison Falls. River Nile pushes its way through a 7 meters wide gorge on the Rift valley escarpment basting out to create a cloudy appearance. On a clear sunny day, a rainbow may form right before your eyes.The river plunges down a 40 meters high cliff to catch up with the rest of the course. Get back to your lodge to relax.
DAY 3 – Drive To Jinja The Source Of River Nile
Having enjoyed the wild side of River Nile get to the actual source of the Nile in Jinja. The drive may last about 6 hours but very entertaining.
Arrive ready to relax and soak in the mood to get the moments at River Nile. Sleeping close to the banks of River Nile brings the cool breeze of the air commanded by freshness. Overnight at your Lodge
DAY 4 – White Water Rafting And source Of River Nile Tour
Who can resist an extra moment on River Nile as you get on White water rafting experience. You donot have to be an expert in White water rafting as long as you have interest in adventure stimulating activities.
Your guide rafters are ready to take you through all briefing and training you need to enjoy your white water rafting experience on River Nile. A group of guide follows your air boat to ensure you are safe and protective gadgets are given to you too. Beat the tides and go through different rapids.
Crown your Uganda safari experience on River Nile with a visit to the source of River Nile. Use a boat to get to where river Nile water departs from Lake Victoria to begin its course to the Mediterranean.
The Nile valley feds Uganda, Southern Sudan, the Sudan and Egypt making it the longest river in Africa and second to Mississippi River in the entire world.
River Nile may be a star item to see in Egypt but sailing on its source and enjoying wild game that it feeds on a Uganda safari in Africa makes it a trip worth taking.
DAY 5 – Return Home or take optional Visit to Uganda Wildlife Education Center
Having explored the Nile on your Uganda safari holiday, get ready to drive home to catch up with your flight back home.
In case your departure flight from Entebbe airport is in the late evening hours, take an optional visit to Uganda Wildlife Education center. This is the former Entebbe zoo. Currently the animals are kept in exhibits with environment similar to that they occupy in wild Uganda.
Most of the animals you may have missed on the game safari day in Murchison falls can be seen here. Some wild animals include Zebras, giraffes, ostriches, leopard, hyenas, cheetahs, elephants, lions, water bucks, bush bucks, rhinos, the list is endless. Several birds also linger the center as it environment is favorable for there survival both dry land birds and water birds.
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A waterproofed backpack is vital for your camera because it may rain at any time without warning, water bottle to quench your thirst as you trek to see the mountain gorillas and snacks.
If not sure of your fitness, you may hire a porter for a small fee to carry your backpack and help you up the steeper slopes.
As you plan your gorilla tracking tour, ensure you contact your travel insurance about whether they cover your gorilla trekking permit because you may be required to pay an additional premium.
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