Meet your Agasaro Safaris’ guide and depart Entebbe/Kampala for Ziwa Rhino & Wildlife Ranch for a close up encounter with the only rhinos in Uganda, approx. 3-4 hours’ drive. The sanctuary provides trained rangers who will ably guide you to observe the rhinos at a very close and safe distance. Following their extinction in 1983, local wildlife authorities and international conservationists worked hard to bring the rhino back to Uganda. Through an extremely successful breeding program, Ziwa’s rhino population has since grown to fifteen southern white rhinos with two babies born within just the past two years. After the trekking at the Sanctuary continue to Murchison Falls National Park, approx. 3 hours with an en-route visit the Top of Murchison Falls where the force of the mighty Nile River narrows to flow through a seven meter gap, cascading down a forty meter cliff to the vast gorge below. The power of the falls and the scenic views from the top are breath taking. Walk along the top of the falls and feel the spray of the water and bask in the cool mist around you.You have the option of walking down towards the bottom of the falls and walking back up again.If time permits you can go on an evening game drive.
After breakfast, meet up with your private Agasaro Safari guide and drive approx. 4-5hours to Lake Mburo National Park in south-western Uganda, have a stop over enroute at the Uganda Equator for a quick coffee break and photo opportunity at the 0 degree latitude. Proceed to Lake Mburo National Game Park. Check in to the lodge and have lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a leisurely boat cruise on beautiful Lake Mburo. The lake, in the center of the park, provides an opportunity to see vast numbers of birds, large groups of hippos, and crocodiles basking on the shore. Cruise through the lake’s swamps, perfect hiding places for elusive species of birds, including the rare shoebill stork, one of the world’s most endangered bird species.
Overnight: Paraa Safari Lodge.
Early in the morning, depart with your guide to the northern sector of Murchison Falls National Park, an area rich in wildlife including the Big Five i.e lions, elephants, buffalo, giraffes, oribi, hartebeest, and countless reptiles and birds, including one of the park’s more difficult species to spot, the rare shoebill stork. Crocodiles are also plentiful in this park. Return to the lodge for lunch and an in the afternoon embark on a three hour cruise from park headquarters Jetty to the head of Fajao Gorge at the base of Murchison Falls. The park’s most popular attraction since the 1950s, here is where the force of the mighty Nile River narrows to flow through a seven meter gap, cascading down a forty meter cliff to the vast gorge below. The power of the falls and the scenic views from their base are breath taking. Large resident populations of hippos float in the water along the way, groups of crocodiles bask on the shore, and herds of elephant, buffalos and other antelope can be seen moving along the riverbanks searching for food. The river offers a spectacular opportunity for bird watchers, with a wide range of water birds and vibrant bee eaters nesting in the cliffs along the river’s banks.
Overnight: Paraa Safari Lodge.
Early morning game drive. Depart Murchison and drive to Kampala, approx. 6-7 hours with an en-route stop for lunch along the way at Kabalega Diners.Book Now