Game drives in Murchison Falls are one of the over the top Safari activities in Africa. When combined with gorilla trekking in Uganda you feel a full holiday experience in Africa.
The decision of what additional activities to include in your itinerary during this African safari may be challenging as a lot is in this wild adventure store of Uganda.
Gorilla trekking is one of the most sought after Africa Safaris but the chance of getting a gorilla trekking permit are like winning a lottery. Each day only 8 gorilla permits are realized for public booking per gorilla family.
What is surprising is the heavy queue of calls that Uganda Wildlife Authority offices experience questing for the gorilla permits. Its truly worth the energy especially after gorilla trekking.
Being with the gorillas is like visiting a babies’ nursery. The gentle look of the huge dark furred mountain gorillas pierces deep in your heart when you stare at them.
That one hour with the mountain gorillas stores lots of memories that will last a life time. Although you are not allowed to carry anything from the wilderness, memories of the huge mountain gorillas cannot be erased from your brain. What a life time holiday experience.
Murchison Falls Game Safari in Uganda
After gorilla trekking, you need a break from the fatigue of hiking to find the gorillas and the best park is Murchison Falls. This park is bisected by Africa’s longest River the Nile.
If touring the pyramids of Egypt where River Nile is one of things to watch is on your bucket list, here is a big chance for you to watch it before carrying on its course to Egypt.
A boat cruise to Murchison Falls gives you a chance to see lots of wild animals like herds of elephants, hartebeests, water bucks, giraffes, lions, Nile crocodiles, schools of hippos and so much more.
During an early morning game drive to the Northern sector of the park, you have chances of witnessing the park drama. Animals like lions, leopards, elephants, herds of buffaloes, giraffes, oribis, flocks of birds spend the biggest part of the day in this sector.
As the law of the jungle is survival for the fittest, you may have a chance to experience this in reality. Take as many photos as you can but within the vehicle as you may not know where the savage may be hiding.
Visit the top of the falls
If you still have extra time on your safari you, visiting to the top of the falls would be a great encounter. You hike to a point where you get to see the most vigorous and loudest sounds of River Nile stumbling upon the rock base prior to squeezing through the 7 meters wide narrow gorger
Tour the Rhino Sanctuary In Ziiwa
Rhinos are some of the endangered mammals in the world. In Uganda, the Rhinos were wiped out as civil wars escalated. The rhinos lost there habitat and this gave poachers chance to kill them for there horn which is believes to have mysterious charms.
There horns are also pricy as high class ornaments can be crafted out of them. Uganda is currently rehabilitating the Rhinos at Ziiwa Rhino sanctuary with the hope of reintroducing them into the wild.
Over 30 Rhinos are surviving on this sanctuary including some calves that have been born over the years.
Chimpanzee Trekking In Murchison Falls National Park
The Africa safari fun is not yet over before you get to meet the chimpanzees on a trek in Kaniyo pabidi forest.
This home of the human cousins the chimpanzees is one of the most amazing as you have the chance of seeing other primates like black and white colobus, red tailed monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey, blue monkeys the list is endless.
The range of bird species to watch for keen birders is unbelievable and you have that double opportunity to take photos and record sounds of birds while in the wild.
A pair of tracking boots would comfortably make your gorilla trekking experience memorable. The terrain in Bwindi forest is ragged due to volcanic action. Even the regular rains that fall without warning with little sunlight penetration make the ground surface boggy.
Garden gloves to tighten your grip in the forest when you try to slide as you walk through the forest. The gloves also provide extra warmth from the coldness in the forest.
Long trousers are comfortable for your skin as the wilderness is rough and full of itchy plants yet our goal is the get to the mountain gorillas. Wear your gorilla trekking attire to have full blast while gorilla trekking.
A rain coat or Poncho to keep you dry throughout your search for the mountain gorillas as it may rain any time or even the dew from the leaves that falls may make you wet.
Some flip flops to wear while on a game safari in Murchison Falls National park since you enjoy this moment while in a vehicle. You rarely get out of the car unless when in a conformed safe point
A camera with a spare battery will make your gorilla trekking and Uganda game safari one of the unforgettable holiday experiences. Memories of your great encounters with the African wild in Uganda is unbelievable and unforgettable take as many photos as you wish.
Sometimes it get hot in Murchison Falls National park so carry some light wear to change into when it get too hot
Treats may bring additional energy to keep you alert while in the wild. Carry some eats that you are familiar with so that you can keep up with the day’s activities even after breakfast. Fun on a hungry stomach may be boring.
A mask on safari is a must to save your life as this has become one of the must wears worldwide. After the corona Virus affected the entire world, Standard Operating Systems were put in place for anyone to do any activity. In order for you to stay safe carry some masks.