3_days_BP Murchison Falls Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Student trip
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3 days Murchison Falls National park
Uganda is a land of contrast, dappled with wildlife, serene undulating hills of tea plantations, lush but orderly, give way to tangled jungle and rainforest with the musical accompaniment of chaotic, cacophonous birdlife. Uganda is alive with these contrasts: yet silent elephants, disappearing like a vapour behind the trees, the chimpanzees crashing about the forest canopy, the lugubrious gorilla, chewing thoughtfully in the bamboo thickets. Let us show you Uganda with all its contrast and wildness.
MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK:
Murchison falls national park is the largest of Uganda’s national parks covering a total area of 5,308 kms with a pleasant wilderness area of rolling grasslands and wooded savannah, it’s also one of the most spectacular parks in Africa. Renowned for its scenic beauty and spectacular falls from which it gets its name. It also has an abundant flora and fauna that never ceases to amaze visitors and residents alike, no visit to Murchison fall national park is complete without a visit to the top of the falls where its narrows from 50 meters to crash through a 7 meters gorge falling 45meters to the rocks below, other residents in this park are lions, the Uganda kobs, antelopes, elephants, buffalos, giraffes, hippos, baboons, leopards as well as over 650 different species of bird have been recorded here making it a prime target for birdwatchers. In the Southeast, Rabongo Forest is home to Chimpanzee and rainforest creatures. The Nile it ‘self hosts one of Africa’s densest Hippo and Crocodile populations and a dazzling variety of water birds including rare shoebill stork which are easily seen along the banks of river Nile.
DAY 01: KAMPALA – MURCHISON FALLS
We pick you up from school at 6:45 in the morning and begin the panoramic drive northwest through the famous Luwero triangle. On the way we stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where we see the rhinos which are close to extinct by vigorous pursuit of their horns. We stop for lunch in Masindi and then visit Masindi hotel where Humphrey Bogart, Katherine Hepburn lived during the filming of African Queen. Ernest Hemingway lived there during his visit to Uganda in 1954. Then we put the nose towards the safari park and to the top of the waterfalls, where you can see the Nile perfected, marvel at the Nile with its thunderous roar and beautiful rainbow. We end the day with dinner and overnight at Red Chili Hideaway.
DAY 02: MURCHISON NP
We start the day with an early morning game drive, in search of lions, buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, hartebeest, the unusual shoebill stock, and many more. In the afternoon you will proceed for a three hours boat trip along the placid Victoria Nile up stream to the base of the falls. The boat stops just ten meters from the ‘Devils cauldron’. Take pictures of the majestic Murchison falls, it’s the photographer’s paradise and pleasure. Overnight at Red Chili Hideaway again.
DAY 03: MURCHISON FALLS - KAMPALA
Have an early morning breakfast, have our packed lunch ready and go for a forest walk to Budongo forest and a community visit. Then after head back to Kampala