This day 2 of the tour starts with an early hot breakfast and a road travel experience to the oldest, biggest nature reserve in Uganda. Stop by the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for you to enjoy rhino trekking. See the endangered rhinos in the wild at close range as you walk guided by a ranger. You can also get more information about the rhino breeding programs or pay to have a rhino named after you or a loved one. Murchison Falls national park is located in the Masindi district and has fascinating things to see and do while on the site. The view of the Falls after your hike to the top is breathtaking especially the Victoria Nile snaking through the park grounds, the rushing sound of the waters. A boat safari on the rapids of the Great River Nile will give you a wild feel as you enjoy the ride accompanied by birding and seeing wildlife by the shores especially hippos and crocodiles half immersing their bodies in the water. Please endeavor to leave your tent with a park ranger so as not to be attacked by roaming wild animals that hunt nocturnally. Sleeping under the open skies is an exciting experience as the hippos make laugh like grunts that will calm you to sleep.
A park ranger with experiential knowledge will escort you on this morning game drive so that all your questions will be answered by a professional, he will direct the drive down trails that give better views of whichever animals you want to see. The park has a big population of buffalos, elephants, and bird species. Giraffes, lions, antelope, and waterbucks can also be spotted here and if you search the trees carefully, you may even spot one of the elusive leopards. Your day’s highlight will be the boat ride along The Great River Nile’s Murchison falls which will start at a pickup point till the base of the falls but along the boat ride, you will see monkeys, buffalos, hippos, crocodiles, hyenas come to drink water. You can choose to take a hike to the top of the falls after the amazing experience of being on the powerful Nile River. An optional activity AA Safaris can arrange for you is an air balloon safari that gives you an aerial view of the entire national park and sometimes its close surroundings. See the wild game from above, the snaking of the Great River Nile and Victoria Nile through the park, the Falls, Budongo forest. All will be seen beneath you look smaller and more fun than being on the ground, its also a good photo opportunity for all participants. This launch is done before the sun dawns/ rises so that you can see the sunrise over the wild game and savannah beneath. When you are dropped off, sit for a Champagne bush breakfast. You can add an extra day in Murchison Falls national park to your tour to do chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest at an additional cost.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Nile Safari Lodge