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Budongo Forest Walk & Chimpanzee

  • Destination: Uganda
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Price: $950

The Trip to Budongo Forest,takes you to one of the oldest oldest Mahogany Tree Forest in East Africa –Steps have been taken to preserve this most wonderful forest with its tall and majestic trees. Budongo Forest will seem like an oasis to you, the quiet being broken by the sounds of birds, primates nearby – very […]

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The Trip to Budongo Forest,takes you to one of the oldest oldest Mahogany Tree Forest in East Africa –Steps have been taken to preserve this most wonderful forest with its tall and majestic trees. Budongo Forest will seem like an oasis to you, the quiet being broken by the sounds of birds, primates nearby – very different from a forest in North America or Europe.  Certainly a place to come and spend a couple of days in peace with creation.

Details of Itinerary :

Day 1: Transfer  to Murchison National Park

Meet and greet our driver Guide after transfer Murchison Falls NPK. You will depart after breakfast for Murchison Falls NP and travel via Masindi and enter the Park from the south and through Kichumbanyobo gate. A picnic lunch is foreseen on your way to the Park. You will take the ferry and cross the river Nile to the north bank where your hotel is located. A late afternoon game drive is foreseen on the programme.

Day 2: Murchison Falls NP and Budongo Forest

After an early morning breakfast, you have a full morning of spectacular game viewing!  The best area for game-viewing on the north bank is the peninsula between the Victoria and the Albert Niles. It’s known for his abundant wildlife and has several tracks (Buligi track, Victoria track, Queen’s track and Albert Nile track). The Uganda kob is common here, but also the oribi and the Jackson’s hartebeest. North to the Nile you have the typical Borassus palm savannah which hosts his beautiful Rothschild’s giraffes, large herds of buffalo and elephants.

You will spend the afternoon in Budongo Forest – Chimpanzee Tracking for a three to four hour small group experience visiting some of the habituated Chimpanzees of Budongo Forest- spending an hour with them and observing them.  Each day, chimpanzees like gorillas move to another location for the night building new  nests for that day. BudongoForest is a project of both the Jane Goodall Institute and Uganda Wildlife Authority. Enjoy your time with the chimpanzees.

The spectacular Murchison Falls, were ‘discovered’ by Sir Samuel White Baker in 1864. Baker spent some time to explore the Albert Nyanza (lake), during which he demonstrated that the Nile flowed through the Albert Nyanza (lake). The Falls were named after the President of the Royal Geographical Society. The Societey has been a key associate and supporter of many famous explorers and expeditions, including those of Darwin, Livingstone, Scott, John Hanning Speke, Henry Morton Stanley.

Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala

Rise early for breakfast before a short drive to the top of the falls where the earth shakes from the power and strength of the falls, at this position you will be in position to spot a rainbow generated by the mists of the falls, see how the mighty Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and cascades down to become a placid river, we continue to kampala arriving in the afternoon.

Included: 

  • All tour activities as indicated above, accommodation in  hotels and lodges as indicated on program.
  • One chimpanzee permit per person.
  • Park entry fees, boat fees.
  • Ground transportation with experienced driver guide full time, in a 4X4 comfortable customized Safari vehicle with fuel for the whole journey.
  • Bottled mineral water per person in the vehicle.

Excluded:

  • Flight tickets and departure taxes, travel documentation(Visas).
  • Travel and medical insurance, optional excursions.
  • Excess baggage charges, tips and gratitude’s for your guides and accommodation staff.
  • Laundry, beverages other than mineral water in the vehicle and at meal times.
  • Items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, postage fees.
  • Meals not indicated on your detailed itinerary.

Items to bring

  1. Small day pack
  2. Mosquito repellent (containing deet)
  3. A rain jacket
  4. A jumper/sweater for chilly evenings
  5. Swimwear
  6. Sun protection
  7. Long sleeved top and trousers in case of a Gorilla tracking
  8. Binoculars
  9. Spending money
  10. & of course, don’t forget your camera