3 DAY MURCHISON FALLS SAFARI

Highlights.

Head out to an exciting wildlife safari

Boat cruise along the Nile River with lots of hippos, crocodiles, water birds

Get up-close to the spectacular falls

Hike to the top of the falls (optional)

Rhino walk ( Optional)

Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest national park and very rich in wildlife, with the famous Rive Nile, one of the world’s longest rivers flowing through. The activities in this park include game safari (elephants, kob, buffalo, lions, giraffes and even the elusive leopard) boat cruise (hippos, Nile crocodiles, water birds, get up-close to the spectacular falls), and hiking to the famous waterfalls of the River Nile.

Day 1: Travel to Murchison Falls – Uganda’s largest National park!
Day 2: Game Drive and Boat Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park
Day 3: Return to Kampala ( Rhino walk – optional)

 

Day 1: Travel to Murchison Falls – Uganda’s largest National park!

Our driver/guide will pick you from your Hotel or other residence in Kampala/Entebbe at 7.00am in a customized pop-top safari van.

Take a brief break for lunch. Proceed arriving at the Top of the Falls, view of the mighty Murchison Falls, the point where River Nile is squeezed through such a tiny space (7m gap) plunging 42m deep making one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world.

What a stunning sight, foaming, crashing white water rushing through narrow channels of stone and plunging down into a curving stretch of river below, silvery in the mid-day light.

The payoff is a killer view back toward the falls, and down the Nile in another direction as your eye can see. A vivid rainbow arced right across the plunging spray of the falls. You will be thrilled by this magical place and so glad that you need another day.

Proceed drive and check in at the camp/lodge. Look out for resident warthogs, and other wildlife around the camp! Enjoy dinner and drinks and weather permitting on a camp fire.
Luxury: Pakuba safari lodge/Paraa Safari lodge ( B,L,D)
Budget : Fort Murchison tents – (B&B )

Day 2: Game Drive and Boat Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park

Depart for early (6.30 am) game drive. Enjoy a 3 hour game safari, keep an eye out for the elephants, leopards, lions, warthogs and giraffes as well as large herds of animals such as oribi, Hartebeets, Kobs and buffalo, but please note – some wild animals like leopards, lions can be elusive ! – nothing is guaranteed though our guides will maximize chances of these cat sightings! You’ll then have time to stop for your lunch by the river Nile.

At 2 pm we depart for a 3 hour boat cruise along the Victoria Nile to the bottom of Murchison falls. Along the way, you’ll be passing large numbers of giant Nile crocodiles, schools of hippos, vast range of birdlife. Enjoy this breathtaking scenery.

Upon return, your driver/guide will pick you and take you back to lodge for an overnight.
Luxury: Pakuba safari lodge/Paraa Safari lodge ( B,L,D)
Budget : Fort Murchison tents – (B&B )

Day 3 Return to Kampala

After breakfast, we drive back to Kampala/Entebbe,

Optional activity: Rhino walk

On the way after 4 hours we stop at Nakitoma – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (*for an optional Rhino tracking cost $45 per person), home to 16 white rhinos.

The rhinos roam freely on 7000 hectares of land however closely monitored 24 hours a day to protect them from poaching. Tracking and viewing the rhinos usually involves a short drive followed by 1 hour walking and viewing with a ranger. Closed shoes, long trousers and insect repellent are strongly recommended.

You’ll be guided on foot by an ranger to visit Uganda’s most endangered creature – the Southern White Rhino. This is the only place in Uganda where they still survive and breed with the hopes of one day being reintroduced back into one of the savannah parks.

After tracking we’ll drive you back to Kampala, arriving early evening – subject to traffic situation of the day!
Trip Ends.

TRAVEL DETAILS
Price Includes: Private transportation on 4×4, safari van with gas and driver/guide, accommodation with meals mentioned on itinerary, Game drive safari, Boat cruise safari, park entries.
Price excludes: lunches, drinks, tips, items of personal nature, entertainment, any other optimal activity.

Additional safari information
This tour starts and ends in Kampala/Entebbe, Uganda
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra cost!

Lodging mentioned in the itinerary depends on availability of rooms available at the time of booking. Reservations will only be made after your confirmed booking with us.
At the time of booking in the event that the listed hotel is fully booked or room unavailable, we will do our best to inform you and book a similar hotel of the same class available.