3 Days safari to Murchison Falls National Park

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3 DAYS - 2 Nights
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3 Days safari to Murchison Falls National Park

This 3 Days safari to Murchison Falls National Park will take you to Uganda’s largest parks known as Murchison Falls National Park, situated in Northwestern Uganda on an area of 3,840 sq km, gazetted in 1926 as a game reserve. It is classified with Savannah grasslands, and the Victoria Nile that flows through separating it into two (the northern and southern bank). Murchison Falls is home to over 451 bird species such as the Great blue Turaco, Goliath heron, the Shoebill, and the dwarf kingfisher among others, 76 mammal species, a big number of Nile crocodiles and above all the magnificent and thunderous Murchison Falls squeezing their way through a gorge that is 8m wide. All said, you will have an opportunity to enjoy both our Uganda safari game drives and the boat cruises along the Nile River.

Here you find the rushing waters of the Nile forced through a 7-meter narrow gorge forming the Murchison falls, which have fascinated the world for centuries. On the way to Murchison falls national park, we make a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – track Rhinos. While in the park – gaze in wonder at the herds of giraffes on the game drive, families of Elephants while on the launch trip to the bottom of the falls. Look out for the Nile crocodiles basking in the sun and Schools of Hippos. We end with chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest which is partly located in Murchison falls national park.

3 Days safari to Murchison Falls National Park Safari Highlights

Activities involved Tour highlights Extra/Optional activities
  • Visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Game drive
  • Boat cruise along the River Nile
  • Visit the top of the falls
  • Day 1: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 2: Morning game drive and a boat cruise on the Nile
  • Day 3: Departure/Return to Kampala
  • Bird watching
  • Sport fishing
  • Trekking Chimpanzees in Budongo Forest -Kaniyo Pabidi Forests

Tour includes

  • Ground transport
  • Park entrance
  • Boat trip
  • Chimp trekking
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle
  • Full board accommodation for two nights
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones

Tour excludes

  • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Insurance

Itinerary

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Day 1: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park

After an early breakfast, our driver guide will pick you up from your hotel at 7:00 am, he will also brief you about your 3 Days safari to Murchison falls and you will start your 6 hours journey to Murchison Falls National park. You will go through the Luwero, and later have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking; here you will find both black and white rhinos.

After tracking have another stop in Masindi where you will have lunch, after lunch proceed to the park, after making payments for park entry drive towards the top of the falls, here along the way you will see various animals such as warthogs, baboons among others. Being at the top of the falls is an amazing experience as you will watch the magnificent falls squeezing through the rocks in an 8m gorge. Take as many photos as you can. Later drive to the lodge, relax the whole evening, have dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation options; Heritage Lodge/Red Chilli(Budget), Pakuba Safari Lodge/Murchison River Lodge(Mid-range), Paraa Safari Lodge/Chobe Safari Lodge(Luxury)

Meal Plan; Lunch and Dinner

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Day 2: Morning game drive and a boat cruise along the Nile

On this day wake up early and have breakfast at 6:30 am, after your driver and the ranger guide will pick you up from the lodge to start your Game drive at 7:00 am. During the drive you will be in position to see very many animals such as lions, buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, antelopes, water bucks and birds among others. After the game drive at around 11:40 am, drive back to the lodge, relax/freshen up and have lunch as you prepare for the afternoon boat cruise.

On the boat you will be able to see various Nile crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, elephants along the banks of the Nile as well as different beautiful birds some singing in the trees such as the bee eaters, the colored kingfishers, the shoe billed stork and many others. The boat ride will take you to the base/bottom of the Murchison Falls, when you reach here you will be able to see clearly the mighty waterfalls. You could opt to go for hiking to the top where you will meet your driver guide who will drive you back to the lodge.

Have dinner and an Overnight.

Accommodation options; Heritage Lodge/Red Chilli(Budget), Pakuba Safari Lodge/Murchison River Lodge(Mid-range), Paraa Safari Lodge/Chobe Safari Lodge(Luxury)

Meal Plan; Full Board- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 3: Departure/Return to Kampala

Enjoy your breakfast; thereafter proceed for another Game drive in the morning on your way back to Kampala. It will be a great time as you look out for various animal species though most of them will be seen in the grasslands feeding such as buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, lions, antelopes, not forgetting a number of bird species. Leave the park, have a stop in Masindi for lunch and continue with the journey reaching Kampala in the evening.

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