3 days Hot Air Balloon Safari in Murchison falls or without Bush Breakfast
Mond Safaris offers Hot Air Balloon Safaris over the Murchison Falls Park plains and at the Falls. The adventure begins just before dawn. Departure is from a perfect natural launch site near Paraa safari lodge, and flames from the hot air balloon burners light the darkness as the crews inflate their craft. The first, pink tongues of sunlight flicker across the skies as the hot air balloon fills, then rises. Suspended in a basket beneath the yellow-green canopy, you’re off for a wildlife viewing adventure with an entirely different perspective. . Even if you’ve flown elsewhere, this is a unique experience. Sunrise and Sunsets are beautiful views from a higher level, this gives the opportunity for guests to witness a breathtaking moment.
The company, Balloon, pilots and crew are fully Licensed by Ugandan Civil Aviation Authority under the strict regulation of ICAW to operate Hot air balloons.
Day 1:Transfer from Kampala to Murchison falls National Park
Pick up time for the safari is set at 7 am and location is either around Kampala or Entebbe. Mond safaris guide shall pick you up from your hotel and set off to travel to Murchison Falls north wards through small towns, Nakasongola plains and if you so wish visit Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to track the few remaining Rhinos in this place. Lunch will be served en route and then proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, You will be welcomed by hundred of baboons lined along the road. However endeavor to keep the windows closed as the baboons will be attracted to snatch items from the car. For bird lovers, be on the lookout for some species. Wood doves hoover in front of the car, and the Saddle-billed Stork is a common sight along the road. Enjoy panoramic views across the thick forest and there later on check in you lodge and overnight
Accommodation: Murchison River Lodge
Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Hot Air Balloon Safari in the Morning
You should be up by 5.00am, take a quick cup of coffee or tea with a snack to warm your tummy and set out for a safari experience of quite a different nature. Today morning, you have the chance to explore the park from high up in the air as we are going on an unforgettable Hot Air Balloon Safari, flying above the national park, observe herds of elephants and giraffes walking across the savannah below us. We might even spot a pride of lions resting in the grass after their night’s hunt or cross River Nile which seems so tiny from up here. Back down on the ground, we have the opportunity to enjoy a nicely prepared bush breakfast, followed by a game drive through the park. The early start offers a better chance to find elusive predators such as Lions, Hyenas, Leopard and Jackal, as they are still out actively hunting in the morning hours. The game drive will last for approximately 3 hours, and you have the choice of having a packed breakfast on the game drive or return to the lodge for breakfast. Back at the lodge there is some time to relax. After lunch set out for a 2 hour Launch Cruise (boat safari) on River Nile, going upstream to the bottom of the Murchison Falls. Boat ride offers an array of wildlife sightings – crocodile, hippos, and lizards are a common sight throughout the cruise. Big game such buffaloes, elephants and antelopes can also be sighted drinking and cooling off the heat by the river banks and with a little luck, you might even spot a leopard resting in a tree close by the water then later transfer back to the lodge for overnight
Accommodation: Murchison River Lodge
Meals plan: All meals
Drinks : Drinking water
Day 3: Transfer from Murchison Falls to Kampala/Entebbe
After breakfast in the morning, check out and leave Murchison Falls National Park for Kampala/Entebbe. Your tour guide shall drop you off at your hotel to mark the end of the ultimate 3 Day Murchison Falls Safari. The Journey is about 6 – 8 hours.
Accommodation: No accommodation
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch on the way back or Packed at the Lodge
What to bring:
Walking boots for the Waterfall Hike.
Sunscreen is recommended.
Insect repellant is advisable.
Binoculars for the balloon flight are very useful
Note: there must be 2 clients and above in order the hot air balloon to operate
-Transport in a 4×4 Vehicle
-Services of an English speaking local driver guide
-Fuel for this round trip
-All park entry fees
-One Hot air balloon safari
-Boat cruise to the base of the falls
-Visit to the top of the falls
-Drinking water in the vehicle
-Visa fees at USD 50
-Items of personal nature.
– Alcoholic & Soft drinks
-Anything not mentioned in the itinerary