3 day uganda flying tour to murchison falls national park

Day 1

You will be transferred to Kajjansi Airstrip to meet your private charter plane to Pakuba Airstrip in Murchison Falls National Park. Your safari guide will warmly welcome you on your arrival at and then drive you game viewing along  the way to Paraa safari lodge. Murchison falls National Park derived its name from the Murchison falls where the mighty River Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and flows down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes. The vegetation is characterized by Savannah, riverine forest and woodland. Wild life includes lions, Uganda kobs, chimpanzees and many bird species including the rare shoebill.

After checking in and having sometime to relax, you will go for an afternoon boat trip along the Nile. This is often cited as being the highlight of a trip to Murchison since it allows you to get up-close and personal with the animals. Along this stretch of the river, there are reported to be around 4,000 hippos in addition to some enormous Nile crocodiles. The bird life is stunning with brightly colored kingfishers and bee-eaters darting along the riverbanks. If lucky, you may see the rare and prehistoric looking shoebill, which is a cross between the dodo and a dinosaur. The boat takes you to the base of the falls which only adds to their impressiveness.

Overnight at a luxurious Paraa Safari Lodge/budget Red chili camp (FB)

Day 2

After breakfast, we will go for a morning Chimpanzee tracking in Kaniyo Pabidi Forest. This is an undisturbed area of natural forest within Budongo Forest Reserve where you can walk beneath mature mahogany and iron wood trees. Chimpanzee tracking is the most famous activity. You will certainly see many forest birds, including the chocolates-backed Kingfisher, the white-thigh hornbill and puvel's illadopsis found nowhere else in East Africa.

In the afternoon, you will relax by the side of the pool and should you have the energy this afternoon, your guide will take you for a late afternoon game drive. Among the creatures you should see are Rothschild giraffe, buffalo, lion, elephant as well as several species of antelope.

Overnight at a luxurious Paraa Safari Lodge/budget Red chili camp (FB)

Day 3

After breakfast, your safari guide will transfer you to Pakuba Airstrip to meet your private charter plane to Fort portal Airstrip. Your safari guide will warmly welcome you and drive to Kibale Forest National Park for an afternoon Chimpanzee trekking. These delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. The incredibly diverse forest is home to over 13 species of primates including red Colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bushbabies. A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier that its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species.

Overnight at a luxurious Ndali Lodge/budget Rwenzori View Guest House (FB)

Day 4 

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Fort portal Airstrip to meet your private plane to Entebbe International Airport.


Quoted price includes:

  • Full time safari guide and his associated expenses
  • Park entrance fees
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Boat trip
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Game drive


  • Items of personal nature like Laundry, Beers, Beverages and tipping of staffs at the lodges.

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