Murchison Falls Safari

4 DAY MURCHISON FALLS BIRDING SAFARI

From $ 820 per person

Highlights:

  • Birding in Budongo Forest
  • Game drives
  • Boat cruise to bottom of falls
  • Visit the top of Falls
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    Day to Day Itinerary:

    Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Murchison Falls.

    You will be picked up from your place of accommodation by your guide and head to Murchison Falls National Park.You will have Lunch in Masindi and proceed on to enter the park through the main gate. Here you will drive towards the top of Murchison Falls. This is the most impressive falls in the region. Some of the species we expect to see here include; the Red-winged Pitilia, White-crested Turaco, Pel’s fishing owl, Rock Pratincole, Bat Hawk and a variety of wildlife. Thereafter head to the lodge for your dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation: Murchison Treehouse(Budget)

    Day 2: Bird watching in Murchison falls + Boat cruise

    After breakfast, you will start the game drive/ Birding in the northern sector of the park. And some of the birds we expect to encounter here include the Foxy Cisticola, Red-necked Falcon, Black-billed Barbet, Swallow-tailed, Northern Carmine and Red-throated Bee-eater, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Woodchat Shrike, Beautiful Sunbird, Red-winged Grey Warbler, African Quail-finch, Black-bellied and Denham’s Bustard, Harlequin Quail, Common Button-quail, Abyssinian Ground-hornbill, White-tailed Lark and the rare Shoebill stork  among others.

    During this drive, we also expect to see a variety of mammals including the Buffaloes, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Giraffes, Oribis, Elephants and many more.
    Thereafter, you will have a break for lunch and in afternoon go for a Launch cruise to the bottom of the falls. You are likely to see many aquatic bird species on the shores of River Nile, schools of Hippos, crocodiles and the spectacular Murchison Falls at close range. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation: Murchison Treehouse(Budget)

    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 3:Full day birding in Budongo forest & Kaniyo Pabidi.

    After Breakfast, with our packed lunch, we transfer to Budongo Forest, for a full day in the forest birding at Kaniyo Pabidi . Here we expect to see birds like: Yellow and Grey Longbills, Forest Francolin, Rofous Crowned Eremomela, IturiBatis, Yellow Spotted Barbet, and Red-tailed Ant-thrush, Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo, African Pied Hornbill, Brown-backed Scrub-robin. Black Bishop, Brown Twin spot, Black-Bellied Fire Finch, Chocolate-Backed, African Dwarf and African Pygmy Kingfisher, White-thighed Hornbill, Yello-spotted, Fairy-breasted and Yellow-billed Barbet, Spotted Greenbul, Cameroon Sombre Green Bull, Slender-billed Green Bull, Rufous-crowned Eremomela, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, Jameson’s Wattle-eye, Lemon-Bellied Crombec, Fire Crested Alethe, Crowned Eagle, and Puvel’sIlladopsis among others. Dinner and Overnight at Budongo Eco Lodge.

    Accommodation : Budongo Eco Lodge(Midrange) or Murchison Treehouse(Budget)

    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 4:Drive to Entebbe/Kampala/Jinja

    After a leisurely breakfast, embark on the 6-7 hour journey to Entebbe. For those headed back to Jinja we will take the Luweero short cut to avoid Kampala as we make our way back to Jinja.

    Accommodation: No planned accommodation on this day.

    Meals: Breakfast

     

    Option of upgrading to midrange is available: