Karamoja is a pastoral community where the possession of cows and goats is considered a sign of wealth and status.
You will be picked up from your hotel to start the journey to Murchison Falls National Park. You will have a stop for lunch before we continue to the park. We shall also make another stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary if you want to see the Rhinos. You will go through the famous Luwero triangle, Budongo forest, on the western arm of the Great Rift Valley.
The journey offers great picturesque views, so be sure to keep your cameras out. You will drive to the top of the falls, where the Nile shows its perfection. You will witness the calm Nile forcing itself through a narrow gorge to fall at about 150 ft down, producing a thunderous roar of white water- magnificent scenery! Later, you will be taken to your hotel for check-in.
PS: Another option is to go by boat and hike atop the falls, the hike takes 30 minutes. This can be done on the next day.
Accommodation: Bamboo Lodge
Meals: Full Board
After an early breakfast, we shall embark on our first game drive through the park. Witness a parade of Elephants, Giraffes, Buffalos, and other animal species. Enjoy the game by trying spot a Lion or Leopard or simply listing the different kinds of animals you will see. After the game drive, we shall go for lunch.
In the afternoon, we will take a calm boat cruise along the Nile to the bottom of the mighty Murchison Falls. Look out for some Hippos, a dazzling array of birdlife along the banks like kingfishers, cormorants, bee-eaters and the rare shoebill stork, and not forgetting the Nile Crocodiles! Sharpen your ears for the thunderous and electrifying sound of the famous waterfall as you get closer. We shall disembark from the boat and return to the Lodge for Dinner.
Accommodation as above
On the day of departure, we shall have a morning breakfast and leave for Kampala. If we did not see
rhinos on day one, we shall see them on this day.
A photocopy of your passport, including the visa page; torch; malaria prophylaxis; insect repellent; towel, sturdy walking shoes and long trousers for the Falls walks; plenty of drinking water/snacks; any other personal aﬀects, light coloured clothing (NB There are tsetse ﬂies in the park, which are attracted to blue or dark-colours!)
The small print
˜ Cost includes park entry fees, ferry crossings, game drive ranger fees (when available), boat cruise, guided walk fees, transport/fuel, shared accommodation in furnished safari tents with bedding. Towels are not provided but can be rented for a small fee.
˜ Trip cost excludes all drinks/other personal items.
˜ Upgrades to banda accommodation can be made for an extra charge – please enquire for availability.
˜ Staﬀ tips are never expected but always appreciated.
˜ A 50% cash deposit or payment in full is required to secure your reservation. Tour bookings are only conﬁrmed once this has been received. Deposits can be made at Kampala Waking Tours or by bank transfer with prior arrangement. We accept Visa credit/debit cards & Uganda Shillings or US Dollars cash (notes printed ater 2006) Visa transactions are subject to a 4.2% bank charge. All bank transfer fees should be paid by the sender. Please note that should you choose to pay in Uganda Shillings the exchange rate can vary and the balance due will be charged at that day’s rate. We recommend paying in Dollars to avoid any confusion.
˜ We endeavor to book out all trips to a max of 8 pax. In the event that a trip has less than 6 people booked, we reserve the right to cancel, or reschedule the trip. In the event of cancellation, deposits will be refunded in full.
˜ Pick-ups en route may be considered if FULL PAYMENT is made in advance – please equire before booking.
˜ The price includes a free night’s camping/dorm bed at Red Chilli Kampala the night before departure (subject to availability and not transferable to another person or to be used as part payment for a room upgrade. Not redeemable for cash). Please reserve in advance if required.
˜ Discounts are available for East African residents and Ugandan Nationals, subject to a valid UWA recognized ID. Please inform us when booking if you are seeking to claim a discount.
˜ Baggage is limited to 1 medium backpack per person. Excess baggage can be stored at Kampala free of charge.
˜ Children below the age of 10 are not permitted on scheduled trips but please esquire about our exclusive trips.
˜ Take all sensible precautions against malaria.
˜ Do not approach any wild animals you may see around the camp/park, & do not startle them with ﬂash photography.
˜ Drink plenty of water at all times & protect yourself from the sun – Murchison is considerably hotter than Kampala.
˜ Take care of your valuables at all times. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss.
˜ We can supply packed lunches on request for Day 1. However last orders are taken at 21.00 the night before the trip departs. If you are unable to meet this deadline, please email or call ahead with your order.
˜ Please leave yourself plenty of time between the scheduled return of the trip and any ongoing travel connections. We cannot accept responsibility for any missed connections due to late return.