On the second day of the tour, you will start your day with a hot breakfast before setting off on a journey to the oldest and largest nature reserve in Uganda: Murchison Falls National Park. Along the way, you will stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, where you can go on a guided trek to see the endangered rhinos in their natural habitat. You can also learn about the rhino breeding programs and even name a rhino after yourself or a loved one for a fee.
Once you arrive at Murchison Falls National Park, you will be treated to a range of exciting activities. First, you will go on a game drive with an experienced park ranger who can answer all of your questions and guide you to the best spots for viewing the park’s diverse array of animals, including buffalos, elephants, giraffes, lions, antelope, and waterbucks. You may even spot a leopard if you look closely enough. The highlight of the day will be a boat ride along the Great River Nile to the base of Murchison Falls, where you will see a variety of wildlife such as monkeys, buffalos, hippos, crocodiles, and hyenas coming to drink water. After the boat ride, you have the option to take a hike to the top of the falls.
For an extra fee, AA Safaris can also arrange an air balloon safari, which gives you the chance to see the entire national park and its surroundings from above. You will get a bird’s eye view of the wild game, the Great and Victoria Niles, the falls, and the Budongo Forest. The air balloon launch is typically done before dawn so that you can watch the sunrise over the savannah and wild game below. When you are dropped off, you will enjoy a Champagne bush breakfast. If you wish, you can also add an additional day to your tour to go chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest at an additional cost. Remember to always leave your tent with a park ranger at night to avoid any encounters with nocturnal predators. Sleeping under the open sky in the park can be an exciting experience, with the soothing sounds of the hippos to lull you to sleep.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Paraa Safari Lodge