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Murchison Falls National Park

Uganda Flying Safari - 4 Days

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Brief Itinerary

Take to skies and fly to the spectacular waterfalls and savannah plains of Murchison Falls National Park. Experience a classic African safari to seek out elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes and game herds with time to unwind at exclusive lodges on the banks of the River Nile.

Highlights

- Discover the beauty of the Murchison Falls National Park.
- Spot savannah wildlife with classic game drives and water safaris.
- Unwind at your exclusive lodges in on the banks of the River Nile.
- Private flights giving fast journey times and spectacular views.
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Welcome to the 'Pearl of Africa'

Welcome to Uganda, the ‘Pearl of Africa’! On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will find your Savannah Wings representative waiting to greet you. They will then drive you to your accommodation for the night a short distance away. Here you’ll be able to relax and sleep before you begin your safari tomorrow.

Tonight's Accommodation - The Boma, Entebbe town.

Day 1 - Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast you’ll be driven 20km north to Kajjansi airstrip, to board your private aircraft and fly to the to the savannah plains of Murchison Falls NP, a 1hr 30min flight. You’ll land inside the park at your lodge on the banks of the River Nile, with a stunning vista of rapids tumbling into the savannah and sound of hippos calling out across the water. At dusk take a game drive with your expert wildlife guides. They’ll help you to seek out a wide range of species including lions, leopards, giraffes, buffalos and elephants. Then return to dinner at your lodge and enjoy the evening under the star-laden skies and the calls of the African savannah.

Tonight's Accommodation - Chobe Safari Lodge, Murchison Falls NP.

Day 2 - Nile Boat Safari

Take a leisurely start to the day to enjoy the lodge facilities including the infinity pool, spa and fully equipped gym. By mid morning drive to the heart of the park stopping at Paraa Lodge for lunch. Close by are the docks from which you’ll be embarking on a private boat cruise to Murchison Falls. Meander upstream to the thundering base of the falls, passing giant Nile crocodiles, hippo pods, and a plethora of birdlife inhabiting the riverbanks. On reaching the waterfalls, either return downstream by boat to your lodge or follow the trail up to the top of the falls. Here you can marvel at the splash and rainbows of the Nile crashing through a seven-metre gap in the rock face before being driven to your lodge for sundowners and dinner.

Tonight's Accommodation - Bakers Lodge, Murchison Falls NP.

Day 3 - Savannah Game Driving

The pace of today is in your hands, relax at Bakers Lodge first or leave early for a game drive, following in the footsteps of Emin Pasha, Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway and Theodore Roosevelt to discover the savannah plains of Murchison Falls NP. Early morning light will provide excellent photo opportunities and usually plenty of animal activity before the heat of the day sets in. With an expert ranger seek out elephants, leopards, lions, warthogs, giraffes and large game herds including buffalos, Uganda kobs and waterbucks. You can spend as long as you please exploring the various game circuits until you return to your lodge. Complete the day by cruising on the Nile and enjoy some refreshments as you meander along the river and the sun disappears behind the Blue Mountains of Congo on the horizon.

Tonight's Accommodation - Bakers Lodge, Murchison Falls NP.

Day 4 - The Victoria Nile Delta

Walk down to the lodge’s private dock for a final trip on the river Nile. Breakfast will be prepared and served on board as you pass elephants, crocodiles and hippo pods. You can either cruise to the base of Murchison Falls where you can spend the morning sport fishing to try and catch species such as Nile perch and various species of catfish or cruise downstream to the Victoria Nile delta. The delta is particularly known as the habitat of the iconic Shoebill, listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as ‘vulnerable’, which with experienced guides you will try to spot. In the afternoon, head to Pakuba airstrip fly back to Kajjansi airstrip, a 1hr 30min flight away, where your Savannah Wings representative will be waiting to take you to your accommodation. You’ll be provided with a day room to prepare you for your flight home this evening. Before dinner and your flight, drive down to the lakeshores for a boat cruise around the inlets and bays, with light refreshments served to you as you watch the sunset over Lake Victoria.

Day Room - The Boma, Entebbe town.

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The Boma

The Boma is Entebbe's original and most exclusive hotel, set in tropical gardens in a leafy suburb, just a few minutes drive from Entebbe International Airport. The rooms combine the modern comforts one expects today with the charm and character of the original 1940's home.

Your Room
Each of the rooms at The Boma are individually decorated in a mixture of African and European décor, and have been designed to reflect the original colonial architecture. Each room is complete with a four-poster bed with mosquito net, safe, satellite TV, en suite bathroom facilities and your own private veranda.

Facilities
• Wi-Fi throughout the guesthouse.
• Swimming pool.
• 24-hour reception services.
• Fully stocked bar.
• Safe in each room.

The official lodge website - The Boma

Chobe Safari Lodge

Chobe is a five star lodge on the banks of the River Nile with a stunning vista of rapids tumbling off through the savannah. The lodge is newly refurbished and equipped with a large array of amenities ensuring you can truly experience the wilds of the savannah and reach the pinnacle of relaxation and comfort.

Your Room
Secluded luxury safari tents are right on the edge of the river, complete with private balcony with a magnificent view of the River Nile. Each of the tents has large double beds with mosquito nets, sitting area, writing desk, en suite bathrooms, ceiling fans and climate controlled air conditioning.

Facilities
• Swimming pool.
• Fully stocked bar and restaurant.
• Business center with Wi-Fi.
• Health club including gym and spa.
• Safe in each room.
• On site massage service.

The official lodge website - Chobe Safari Lodge

Bakers Lodge

This exclusive eco friendly lodge perched on the banks of the River Nile and provides a thatched central lounge, bar and dining area which is raised with wooden decks all around allowing guests to savor the morning sunrise for breakfast, sunset in the evening and 180 degree river views.

Your Room
Each of the raised cottages has it’s own private deck overlooking the river. The large, airy thatched cottage have netted windows with opening options, customised solid wooden furniture, hanging mosquito nets and especially selected locally crafted items for the accessories. The en suite bathrooms are open plan with solar hot water showers and baths.

Facilities
• Wi-Fi in main lodge building.
• Fully stocked bar.
• Fireplace under the stars.
• Safe in each room.
• Swimming pool.
• On site massage service.

The official lodge website - Bakers Lodge

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