Murchison Falls, Chimps & Gorillas by Air

This is a simple 6-night tour which combines TWO of Uganda's top parks into a wonderful flying safari. Murchison Falls offers you Nile River boat cruises, game drives, birding, fishing and chimpanzee trekking at Budongo. Whilst Bwindi is the home of gorilla trekking in Uganda.
DURATION

6 Nights

PRICING FROM

₤ 3,825 (PPS)

Overview

This is a simple tour which combines TWO of Uganda's top parks into a wonderful flying safari. Murchison Falls offers you Nile River boat cruises, game drives, birding, fishing and chimpanzee trekking at Budongo. Whilst Bwindi is the home of gorilla trekking in Uganda. Being only six nights it is easy to combine with a Big Five or migration safari in either Tanzania or Kenya.

Murchison Falls, Chimps & Gorillas by Air at a Glance:

  • 1 night in Entebbe at either the Boma Hotel or Upgrade to Hotel No 5, Bed & Breakfast
  • Fly to Murchison Falls, 3 nights at either Twiga Safari Lodge, Full Board & Activities OR Upgrade to Nile Safari Lodge, Fully Inclusive
  • Fly to Bwindi Forest, 2 nights at either Buhoma Lodge, Full Board & Activities  OR Upgrade to Bwindi Lodge, Fully Inclusive
  • Fly back to Entebbe in time for evening flight arrangements

Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda's largest park. So it is many visitors' favourite. Not only does it shelter elephant, buffalo and, lion. But the River Nile, an attraction in itself, is also home to hippo and the huge Nile crocodile. Plus the Budongo Forest, part of Murchison Falls National Park, has chimpanzees which are habituated to visiting trekkers. And the river delta offers you the chance to see the weird and rare prehistoric-looking Shoebill stork. Chimp tracking in nearby Budongo Forest is also available (as an optional extra).

Activities at the Murchison Falls

You stay on the River Nile and enjoy game drives and a memorable boat cruise up the Nile River to the thunderous foot of the waterfall. Here the full force of the river is thunders through a small 8 metre gap in the rocks. Then you'll view this spectacle from above. As the walk to to the top gives an even greater sense of the immense force of nature.

The more tranquil side of the riverbank is enjoyed on a Delta cruise downstream by boat. Game viewing and birding on the banks of the river is excellent. As many species rely on daily visits to the river to drink. Back on land, you enjoy game drives within the national park.

The second full day includes chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest

Gorilla Trek at Bwindi

The main purpose is the Gorilla trek. This is an extra $800 per person which is added at time of quotation. As some people choose to do alternatives activities.

Tailor-make this Sample Tour

Feel free to add on a third night in Bwindi if you wish to either do a second Gorilla trek, or spend some time visiting the community or doing a forest walk.

4 or 6 people - The price below shows the price at our Premier level and Luxury level and assumes 2 people travelling. However if there are 4 or more of you, the price does decrease a little. So ask us for a tailor-made quote.

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An idea of price

All our itineraries are merely samples of what we can arrange. Virtually every trip is tailor-made for you. The exact price of our sample itineraries depends on the time of year and accommodation used. This is merely a guideline.

It excludes regional flights to the start and end of the itinerary (as these may vary depending on where you fly into Africa). But it includes an estimate of any flights WITHIN the itinerary. Contact us for a quote including any regional flights needed.

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Average Of
₤ 3,825
/PPS
Price per person if travelling in party of 4
This Itinerary
as outlined above
Average Of
₤ 4,312
/PPS
Price per person if travelling in party of 2
Red Carpet
all the bells & whistles
Average Of
₤ 8,235
/PPS
Price with the Upgraded accommodation

Includes:

Accommodation and meals as in the proposal, domestic flights, packed lunches when travelling, english-speaking guide, transport in a 4x4 Land-cruiser Jeep with pop-up roof, all entrances and game drives, chimpanzee trekking permit in Budongo, mineral water in the vehicle, Amref flying doctors insurance, House drinks on safari (Upgrade Option)

Excludes:

$800 gorilla permit per person (will add at quote stage), international flights, any optional activities (such as Delta boat ride, Village walk and Sunset boat cruise) plus items of a personal nature (tips, curios, drinks, personal purchases)