3 days Murchison Falls National Park Safari

Tour Overview

The 3 day Murchison Falls National Park Safari gives you a great time in the wild with great sights of the magnificent Murchison falls that falls from a 45m wall through an 8m wide gorge hence giving it a very scenic look and a thunderous roar of the waters before it continues with its course on the Victoria Nile, amazing vegetation types especially Savannah and amazing wildlife species such as lions, warthogs, elephants, antelopes, Nile crocodiles and birds like Goliath heron, kingfishers, rare shoebill, the storks among others. The park was established in 1926 as a game reserve hence is Uganda’s oldest and largest, situated in Northwestern Uganda, on an area of 3,80sqkm and home to over 460 bird and 76 mammal species.

Highlights of the 3 Day Safari

Day 1: To Murchison Falls, do Rhino tracking at Ziwa.
Day 2: Game drive, Launch cruise and Hike to the falls.
Day 3: Return to Kampala.
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  • Game drives
  • Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary visit
  • Hike to the top of the falls
  • Launch cruise along the Victoria Nile

Day By Day

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: To Murchison Falls National Park -Via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Have a tasty breakfast and by 7:00am have a pick up by your driver guide from you residence in Kampala, he will brief you about these 3 days safari and start off your 6 hours drive to Murchison falls. On your way, branch off on a 7km road to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, in this sanctuary you will have a great time tracking rhinos(among the big five), they had gone extinct in Uganda by 1982 but revived again by 2005 after the establishment sanctuary. Have lunch in Masindi and continue to the park to check in at your lodge of choice, have diner and overnight.

Accommodation options; Paraa safari lodge/Nile safari lodge(Up market), Pakuba safari lodge/Fort Murchison(Moderate), Red chilli camp/Heritage safari lodge(Basic)

Meal Plan; Full Board

Journey time; 6 hours

Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park Game drive, Launch cruise and Hike to the falls

Begin the day with breakfast and set off for an early game drive at exactly 7:00am that will leave you thrilled with amazing savannah plains and wildlife species such as warthogs, lions, leopards, giraffes, hyenas, Uganda kobs among others. After, around 11:30am head back to the lodge freshen up and have lunch as you prepare for the impressive afternoon launch cruise.

On the boat you will be able to see different bird species, animals like the Nile crocodiles, hippos, monitor lizards, elephants that quench their thirst from the waters. The boat will lead you to the base of these falls, where you will get out and start off on a 45minute hike (basing on the speed of the person) to the top of the Murchison waterfalls, you will see amazing sceneries; right from the falls, vegetation among others. You will meet your driver guide at the top who will later transfer you back to the lodge; if your lodge is at the Northern bank you will have to cross by the ferry. Have dinner and Overnight.

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 3: Return to Kampala

Get up early enough, have breakfast and have another game drive to see more wildlife, at around 11:30am check out of the lodge and embark on the journey back after an amazing safari with lunch in Masindi. Arrive at your hotel in Kampala in the late afternoon

Meal plan; Breakfast & Lunch

Journey time; 6 hours

Safari Includes; Rhino tracking permit, Park entry fees, Boat cruise, Ranger guide, Hike, Bottled water, Transport in 4X4 vehicle, all meals mentioned and accommodation while on safari

Safari Excludes; International flight fares, Visas, Accommodation while in Kampala, Personal expenses like laundry, crafts, drinks, cigars, souvenirs and tips.

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3 Day Murchison Falls Uganda Safari