Today, your adventure begins as you are taken to the airstrip for your one-hour flight to Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda's biggest national park. Here, get your first taste of life on safari with a game drive in the park, as you are taken across savannahs, forests and grasslands down to Lake Albert. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for lions, leopards, elephants, waterbucks and more, as well as a wide variety of birds such as eagles and bee-eaters.
You will also explore by boat on a cruise along the Nile Delta, where you'll see hippos splashing, and, if you're lucky, you'll spot the rare shoebill bird, which has a distinctive shoe-shaped beak. You'll then head up the Nile to the impressive Murchison Falls, where you'll swop the boat for two feet to hike up to the top of the falls, where the Nile squeezes through a seven-metre gap. At its base, huge crocodiles bask in the sun.
Your hotel here is Baker's Lodge
, which sits in the park on the banks of the Nile, where you can enjoy safari-style accommodation with wildlife on your doorstep.