5 Days Murchison Falls Delta Cruise & Chimpanzee Tour

5 Days Murchison Falls Delta Cruise & Chimpanzees tour is a very interesting fun packed safari package that will keep you hooked throughout the tour. The 5 Days Murchison falls delta cruise and chimpanzee tour will give you the opportunity to have an adventure-filled the trip with the different attractions and activities that you will participate in while at the park.  Murchison falls national park is the place where all your nature’s desires will be filled and your need for adventure will be met. Being the largest national park gives the perfect opportunity for seeing different animal species on a large scale among the 75 mammal species that can be seen in the park includes the African elephant, African buffalo, the lions, leopards and a number of other animals. 

The 5 Days Murchison Falls Delta Cruise & Chimpanzee Tour will give you the opportunity to visit the Ziwa rhino sanctuary the only rhinos sanctuary in Uganda, the delta cruise will give you the opportunity to see a number of animals and bird species including the shoe bill stork. You will also visit Budongo forest which is home to over 500 chimpanzees where they can go chimpanzee trekking and also a number of other primates can be seen like the baboons, the different monkey species which will offer the ultimate experience while in the park.

 Highlights of the 5 Days Murchison Falls Delta Cruise & Chimpanzee Tour

  • Pick up from Kampala
  • Rhino tracking
  • Morning game 
  • Evening Game drive 
  • Delta experience 
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • drop off in Kampala

Detailed Safari itinerary

DAY 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls

  • Pick Up: Depending on your location in Kampala, our driver will pick you up from your lodge at exactly 7am and a short briefing about your 5 days Murchison falls and chimpanzee trekking safari.
  • Transfer to Murchison: After the brief, you will embark on your tour to Murchison falls national park which takes about 5 -6 hours. You will pass through Luwero district to taste on the organic fruits like pineapples, oranges, watermelons and so on.
  • Rhino Trekking Experience: After the beautiful experience and encounter with the local people, you will proceed to Ziwa rhino sanctuary where you will be able to track the endangered white rhino species. After your rhino tracking experience in the sanctuary, you will proceed to Masindi town for lunch and after, you will continue on your journey to the beautiful Murchison falls national park where another world of beauty is discovered.

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner


  • Budget: Red Chilli tented camp,
  • Midrange: Pakuba lodge, Murchison River lodge
  • Luxury: Paraa safari lodge, Chobe safari lodge

DAY2: Game Drive and Boat Cruise

  • Game Drive: You will have an early morning breakfast you will be picked from your lodge to participate in an early morning game drive. The game drive will offer you the most amazing experience where you will see early risers like the elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, giraffes, waterbucks, bushbucks, Oribi antelopes, Jackson’s hartebeest as they make their way to the plains to graze.  After the game drive you will proceed to your lodge in order to relax, have lunch and get ready for the evening boat cruise.
  • Boat Cruise: After lunch, our guide will pick you up from your hotel so as to participate in the boat cruise, the boat cruise will take you to the bottom of the falls where you will see a number of animal species like the crocodiles, elephants, Buffaloes, Hippos, Nile crocodile, Antelopes among others and water  birds like kingfishers, herons, bee-eaters, cormorants. The exciting adventure will come to an end where you will transfer to your hotel in order to relax as you wait for dinner and get ready for tomorrow’s adventure.

 Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

DAY3: Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest

  • Chimpanzee trekking: On day 3 of the 5 Days Murchison Falls Delta Cruise & Chimpanzee Tour, Early morning breakfast will be served and with your packed lunch, our guide will pick you from your hotel and transfer you to Budongo forest the home of primates. On reaching the forest you will be welcomed by the hoots from the trees of the primates and you will come across the baboons and the different monkey species like the black and white colobus monkeys.  At the forest, the guide/ ranger will brief you on the activity of chimpanzee trekking and after the brief get ready to be mesmerised by the beauty of the forest different primate species will be seen but as you proceed to the primates where you will spend time with them taking pictures, watching how they act while in the wild, their eating patterns and so on. With the end of the adventure in Budongo forest, you will be transferred back to your hotel where you will relax, have dinner and have an overnight stay.

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

DAY 4: Delta Experience

  • Delta Boat Cruise Experience: After early morning breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred by a boat to the delta area where you will have the most exhilarating experience. The delta cruise will give you the opportunity to see a number of animal species like the elephants, hippos, zebras and some of the threatened bird species the most sought after bird species that visit Murchison falls national park the shoe bill stork.  The cruise will offer magnificent views of how the water flows to the Lake Albert, fishermen will be seen catching fish. The cruise is one relaxing cruise that should not be missed by the tourists. After the delta cruise, you will head to your hotel for lunch as you get ready for the afternoon game drive. 
  • Evening Game Drive: The evening game drive will enable you to see animals that go into hiding during the day, for example, the leopards, hyenas, lions and many more and during this game drives if you are lucky you can see how they hunt for the prey which is usually grazing in the plains or resting . After the evening game drive, you will head to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
5 Days Murchison Falls Delta Cruise & Chimpanzee Tour
Elephants Hydrate in the hot sun along the River Nile

 Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

DAY5: Transfer to Kampala

Transfer back to Kampala: After early morning breakfast, our guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will embark on your journey back to Kampala. Through Masindi, you will have lunch and then proceed to Kampala city where you will be dropped off to a location of your choice and the end of your trip.

Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch

End of the 5 Days Murchison Falls Delta Cruise & Chimpanzee Tour

Trip Inclusions

  • Pickup and drop off in Kampala
  • An English speaking guide.
  • Ferry crossing fees
  • Entrance permits
  • Launch cruise
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Meals and bottled water
  • 4X4 safari vehicle & Fuel
  • Accommodation
  • Rhino tracking 

End 5 Days Murchison Falls Delta Cruise & Chimpanzee Tour

Trip exclusions

  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses 
  • Tips
  • Uganda visa fees
  • Activities that are not included on the itinerary

See also: 4 Days Murchison Falls & Chimpanzee Trekking

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