Murchison Falls Balloon Safari 3 days

Highlights

  • Rhino Trek
  • Balloon Safari
  • Nile Cruise
  • Hike to the top of the Falls
  • Chimp Walk

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The Balloon Safari is a new, unique, amazing and professionally set up for you to see the spectacular views and savanna from the air. This safari is done over the plains of both Queen Elizabeth and Murchison falls NP. It takes approximately 1 hour watching wild life close ups and breathtaking views and there is a full cooked bush breakfast waiting for you at the end of the tour served in the savannah.

Day One – To Murchison Falls NP: Meet and greet at 0700hrs from your residence in Kampala and begin the scenic drive to Murchison Falls via the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola for a Rhino Trek. Continue to Masindi for a hot lunch and thereafter, proceed with your journey to Murchison Falls NP. On arrival in the park, drop Luggage at the lodge and proceed for an afternoon/evening game-drive. Return to your accommodation for overnight.

 

Up Market Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge or similar (FB – B,L,D)
Midrange Accommodation
: Murchison River Lodge or similar (FB – B,L,D)
Budget Accommodation
: Red Chilli Rest Camp or similar (Bed Only)

 

Day Two – In Murchison Falls NP: Early morning breakfast and enjoy the Hot Air Balloon sunrise safari in the vast open savannah grasslands of the Park. Look out for giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, lions, leopards, Jackson’s hartebeests, warthogs among others. In the afternoon, proceed for a boat trip on the placid Victoria Nile, upstream, to the base of the Falls. En route you will see hippos, crocodiles, water buck and a wide variety of birds like the unusual shoebill stork. The boat stops just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. Take pictures of the photogenic and majestic Murchison Falls. Disembark from the boat and take a hike to the Top of the Falls where you can see the Nile’s beauty perfected!! Marvel at the Nile, compressing from 50 meters to squeeze through a 6-metre canyon dropping 40 meters with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow, a plume of spray and the best thing that happened to the Nile…”the Murchison Falls”.

 

Up Market Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge or similar (FB – B,L,D)
Midrange Accommodation
: Murchison River Lodge or similar (FB– B,L,D)
Budget Accommodation:
Red Chilli Rest Camp or similar (Bed Only)

 

Day Three – Return to Kampala: Proceed for a forest walk in Pabidi Forest in search of chimpanzees. Other primates resident in this forest include l’ hoestes, red colobus, blues, red tailed monkeys and grey cheeked mangabeys. The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only about primates, but also on all the forest flora and fauna and will ensure that our walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for bird watching and for seeing primates at close quarters. After a picnic lunch, return to Kampala, arriving late afternoon! Drop-off at your residence in Kampala. End of Service

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