Murchison Falls Safaris in Uganda

Murchison Falls Safari

SAFARI SUMMARY

Day1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Day 2: Full day – Activities

Day3: Transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe

The 3-day Murchison falls safari tour is an ideal weekend escape for travelers, families, or even friends especially those with limited time to travel.

This safari offers you a chance to enjoy a remarkable game viewing experience in the largest safari park in Uganda plus a boat cruise on the Nile River to the bottom of the most powerful waterfalls in the world; Murchison falls to view some of the 75 mammal species that call this park home.

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls Nationa Park – En-Route Rhino Trekking at Ziwa Sanctuary
After breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala/Entebbe, embark on the trip to Murchison Falls National Park in the north of Uganda, a journey of 311 km about 5 hours drive. You traverse through the undulating hill slopes of Nakasongola before branching off at Nakitoma for 7km to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary just 176 km north of Kampala. Ziwa Ranch is the proud home of the only wild rhinos in Uganda following their extinction and thus offers an unforgettable Rhino tracking experience. Ziwa is the only place where you will be able to see rhinos in the wild.

After this experience, you will continue on the drive proceeding to Uganda’s largest park -Murchison Falls National Park for relaxation. Check-in for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation
Luxury / Upmarket: Paraa Safari Lodge

Mid-range / Moderate: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Budget / Basic: Heritage Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Driving Distance & Time:   Approximately 311km- 5hrs

The Day’s Activities & Services  

  • Transfer to Murchison falls National Park
  • Rhino Tracking
  • Lunch stopover

Day 2: Full day – Activities
You will wake up very early in the morning to go for a morning game drive where you will have a chance to spot early risers and nocturnal species before they return to their hideouts. This is the most beautiful national park in Uganda and this is because it hosts 4 of the big 5 animals and also it also home to one of the most beautiful and powerful falls in the world so far.

There is a wide range of animals to spot; lions, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeests, antelopes, buffalo, and elephants. For the birders, you will enjoy a cock tail of them as these areas support the secretary bird and the black-chested snake eagle, to name a few.

In the afternoon, go for a boat trip to the base of Murchison Falls, where the Nile thunders through a small 7-meter gorge plunging 43 meters into the Nile on the way to Lake Albert. The most common wildlife to see are hippos, buffaloes, Nile crocodiles and birds include, the African fish eagle, Yellow billed stork, Egyptian goose, Egrets, Malachite kingfisher among others. The launch cruise will take you close to the falls’ base where you will be shown the spot where Ernest Hemingway’s plane crashed during sightseeing tour to Murchison falls in 1954.
Optional is the chance to disembark the boat to hike to the top of the falls.
After the cruise, you will drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:
Luxury / Upmarket: Paraa Safari Lodge

Mid-range / Moderate: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Budget / Basic: Heritage Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The Day’s Activities & Services  

  • Game Drive
  • Boat trip to the base of Murchison falls
  • Hike to the top of the falls

Day 3: Drive back to Kampala or Entebbe Airport.
After a hearty morning cup of warm of tea, you prepare to embark on the drive back to Kampala/Entebbe, a journey full of interesting stuff that will keep you mesmerized throughout. Arrive later in the afternoon in Kampala and later to your lodge for relaxation and overnight or catch up with your night flight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

The Day’s Activities & Services 

  • Transfer to kampala

Optional Activities

  • Cultural tours
  • Sportfishing
  • Hot Air Balloon tour
  • Birding

Includes

  • All activities/services as per itinerary
  • 4WD Vehicle – with a pop–up roof for scenic viewing
  • A professional English-speaking driver/guide
  • Meals
  • Site entrance fees
  • All ground transportation and fuel
  • Drinking water in the vehicle

Excludes

  • Optional activities
  • Lunches & Dinners
  • Visas
  • International air fares
  • Activities / services not included in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks / wines
  • Laundry and any service of personal nature
  • Travel insurance cover
  • Covid-19 related expenses

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Important to Note!

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refunded if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before arrival.
  • Balance should be paid 60 days before arrival.
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