4 Days Flying Safaris take us to Murchison Falls National Park, is in the north west of the country is home to elephant, buffalo, lion and leopard, shoe-bill stork as well as a healthy population of hippo and huge crocodiles on the River Nile. The 3 893 km2 Murchison Falls National Park forms the core of Uganda’s largest protected area. Together with the adjoining Bungungu and Karumu wildlife reserves, it forms a vast wilderness covering 5 072 km2 and containing a wide variety of wildlife including big game, forest primates and 450 bird species. The mighty Nile, the longest river in the world, flows through the heart of the park for a distance of 120 km, on its 6 500 km journey from Lake Victoria to Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea. The Nile flows quietly towards Lake Albert which it enters through a large papyrus delta. It is this peaceful 40 km stretch of river which provides the 4 Days Flying Safaris prime wildlife spectacle.
Day 1. Entebbe – Murchison Falls
Depart Entebbe Airport on a scheduled charter flight to Bugungu|Pakuba airstrip where our driver guide will be waiting for you. Drive to Baker’s Lodge, arrive for a briefing on the safari details. Overnight at Bakers Lodge| Twiga Safaris Lodge FB
Day 2. Game drive – Murchison Falls
Early morning breakfast at the lodge, Depart with your guide and safari vehicle to the northern sector of Murchison Falls National Park, an area rich in wildlife including lions, elephants, Heartbeest, buffalo, giraffes, oribi, hartebeest, and countless reptiles and birds, including one of the park’s more difficult species to spot, the rare shoe-bill stork. Crocodiles are also plentiful in this park. Afternoon Boat cruise. Overnight at Bakers Lodge| Twiga Safaris Lodge FB
Day 3. Boat Cruise – Murchison Falls
Morning breakfast and go to the Victoria Nile Delta, a 20 km cruise downstream from the park’s headquarters. Home to a wide variety of wetland and papyrus endemic bird species, including the elusive shoe-bill stork, this three to five hour cruise offers a unique opportunity to spot rarely found birds and animals such as hippo, elephants and large crocodiles. Traveling through the centre of Murchison Falls National Park, guests can experience the constantly changing scenery of the Nile River as it winds its way to Lake Albert.
In the afternoon we have another chance to explore the wilderness in our safari vehicle on a game drive.
Overnight at Bakers Lodge| Twiga Safaris Lodge FB
Day 4. Fly back to Entebbe
Depart Murchison Falls National Park and fly to Entebbe and mark the end of our 4 Days Flying Safaris