Activities while at Pakuba safari Lodge.
Murchison Falls National park is home to astonishing biodiversity of wildlife species, with River nile coming down to Murchison falls on its way to Lake Albert,it attracts different species of wildlife and rare aquatic animals including the crocodiles, Hippos, Elephants , Giraffes, warthogs, Buffalos , giant Forest Hogs and many more…the park offers unique attractions and adventures .
Here below are some of the activities we recommend to our guests depending on the number of days you have……
• Two days we suggest….
Morning safari drive, Boat cruise to the bottom of the falls and nature walk to the top of the falls
• If you have three days,
enjoy morning safari drive, evening safari drive, nature walk to the top of the falls, boat cruise to the bottom of the falls and the Nile delta boat cruise and community visit.
• If you have four days,
enjoy morning safari, evening safari, nature walks, top of the falls and bottom of the falls, chimpanzee tracking, Delta boat cruise and community visit.
Chimpanzee tracking activity
Kaniyo Pabidi forest (8 kms from Kicumbanyobo Gate on Masindi road is a beautiful natural forest dominated by giant mahogany and ironwood trees. Chimpanzees can be tracked from Kaniyo Pabidi tourism site, which is run by the Jane Goodall Institute. Birdlife here is abundant including; the Chocolate-Backed Kingfisher, the White-thighed Hornbill; and Puvel’s Illaposis, which is found nowhere else in East Africa.
Rabongo Forest is an island of tropical river forest set in a sea of grassland in the south-east of the conservation area, 1 1/2 hours drive from the lodge. The forest can be explored on foot in search of primates such as Black-white Colobus, red tailed monkeys, baboons and occasionally chimpanzees.
The most rewarding times for game drives are the early mornings and late afternoon/early evening. A drive through the scenic Buligi area to the Delta Point (where the Victoria Nile passes through the Northern tip of Lake Albert to become the Albert Nile), takes around three hours. Expect to see variety of wildlife.
Morning game drives start at 7am. Breakfast can be taken beforehand at 6.30am or later at around 10am. Evening game drives start at 4pm. With prior notice, the lodge will book a UWA ranger guide to accompany you and help spot game.
Murchison Falls National Park supports a remarkable 451 species of birds.Highlights include the rare yet famous Shoebill stalk, Martial Eagle, the African Fish Eagle, Papyrus Gonolek, Lesser and Greater Flamingo, White-tailed Lark and Verraux’s Eagle Owl.
Murchison Falls Boat cruise
Murchison Falls is the main attraction of the national park, you can travel to and view the falls in different style:
Launch trips on the nile
A highlight of any visit to Murchison Falls Conservation Area is the launch trip to view the magnificent Murchison Falls.
A trip normally departs at 9.00am and 2.00pm and voyage takes about three hours. Hippos and crocodiles are abundant and you will see plenty of game and bird life.
Hike to the top of the Falls
Guests who enjoy rigorous exercise may disembark from the launch in the Fajao gorge for the 45-60 minute hike to the top of the falls to the Top of the falls. After the hike, be collected by a vehicle at the top.
Drive to the top of the Falls
The most rewarding times for game drives are the early morning and late afternoon/early evening and a drive can take you up to the top of the falls
The unique and beautiful wilds of Murchison Falls Conservation Area can be explored on foot as well as by vehicle. A walk from the lodge down to water hole can be arranged and Animals, birds and plants can be closely and quietly observed. Prior booking must be done for this activity.
Boat trip to the Delta
Another interesting activity is the boat trip through the extensive papyrus delta through which the Victoria Nile flows into Lake Albert. There are plenty of animals and birds to see with an excellent chance of seeing the rare Shoebill. This trip takes four to five hours. The lodge can assist with booking seats on the boat. Advanced booking required for this activity.