Hippopotamus Uganda

Hippopotamus

A tour to Murchison falls overlooking the west Nile region with background Blue Mountains in Congo, dominating the vegetation in the northern region of the park is the affluent borassus grassland, which has attracted various animals. The park is a home to the large African wild animals including: Water buffalo, Elephant, Crocodile, Lion, Leopard, Hippopotamus, Antelope, Giraffes, Uganda Kob, Oribi, and other animals. The Nile River, within the park, is a home of variety of water birds, including the rare Shoe bill stork.

While as Queen Elizabeth National Park gives you a savannah flat grass land area overlooking the Rwenzori Mountains. She is blessed with over 100 species of mammals recorded and these include the rare aquatic sitatunga antelope warthogs, giant forest hog, tope, elephant, buffalo, waterbuck, Uganda kob, and leopard. Queen Elizabeth boasts of 10 species of primates which the black and white colobus monkeys, olive baboons, blue, red tailed, vervet and L’Hoest’s monkeys and the chimpanzees. There are hippos and crocodile in the Kazinga channel.

Day 1: Head to Murchison falls National Park & Rhino Tracking
The journey will take you through Kampala’s busy town of Bwaise and Kawempe. Continue through Luwero Triangle famous with Uganda’s past dictatorial regime. On your way you will make a quick stop at a town called Nakitoma through which will have you in the territories of the beautiful Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Keeping in mind that you will have started your journey very early, you will be at the Sanctuary before lunch. You will go tracking and have a great time with the Rhinos, be done by lunch and enjoy your meal there. Right after lunch, you will embark on your journey to the final destination which is Murchison National Park. You will get there in the late evening.

Day 2- Game drive and boat ride on the Victoria Nile
Before going for an early morning game drive in the northern part of Murchison falls National Park led by your tour guide take a cup of tea to warm up. This drive will reward you with  encounters  of game like, hyenas, leopards, jackals, lions, buffaloes, Uganda Kob , elephants, and many more savannah wild life species.  Return for mid morning breakfast and lunch. In the afternoon, you will retire from the game drive for the Boat cruise or launch cruise along the Victoria Nile. This takes you to the bottom of the falls and it will provide an opening to view some of the water animals like the crocodiles, buffaloes, hippos and plenty of birds. Return later at the Nile Safari lodge for lunch and freshening plus getting ready for the evening boat ride on the Nile River.

Day 3: Visit the Top of the falls then Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Just after breakfast in the morning, you will enjoy the one thing no one can leave this magnificent National Park without seeing and this is to visit the top of the Falls. This activity will not take so long but it will be worth the while, with that, you will journey to Queen Elizabeth takes us through Buliisa and Biiso towns along Lake Albert and the rift valley escarpment. Lunch at the kolping Hotel in Hoima town, continue your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park Mabale, Kagadi, Kyenjojo, Fort portal to Kasese town and finally to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Drive through the game trails for a chance of game sightings and check into our lodge.

Day 4: Game drive & The Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise
Early morning game drive, this is a great moment driving through the game trails with a great view of the Rwenzori Mountains on clear moments. Lots of buffalos promised, waterbucks, 3-pm Boat ride on the Kazinga Channel for 2hrs, return later at 5, check into your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5-Travel to Kampala/Entebbe Airport
After a morning breakfast briefly drive through the game