3 Days Murchison Falls Safari – Uganda Safari from Kampala
The 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda is a major tour package for maximum African holiday enjoyment. Activities in Murchison Falls National Park include game drive and boat cruise. Visiting the spectacular Top of the Falls plus doing a Boat Cruise Safari of the Nile are the additional expeditions. Murchison falls trip also involves trekking Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary along Kampala – Gulu highway, a route to the park. This Uganda tour to offers some of the best and finest Tour experiences that the country offers among its major holiday packages.
Major attractions in Murchison Falls National, Uganda’s biggest wildlife reserve include River Nile running through it and the Budongo Forest. Other are the spectacular Top of the of the Falls, Buligi Game Track, Bugungu Wildlife Reserve, Karuma Falls, Kaniyo Pabidi Forest and Rabongo Forest among others. A Uganda safari to Murchison Falls, one of the seven wonders of Uganda has a lot to offer and you can only be limited by time. A trip to the spectacular falls will offer you chances of spotting all the big five safari animals in Uganda including the rhinos en route plus the remaining four, lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant in the park.
Murchison Falls Safari and Tour Highlights
- Rhino Trekking on the way to Murchison Falls National Park
- Game drive in the morning
- Afternoon boat cruise on the Nile
- Hike to the top of the falls.
Safari Activities involved during the trip
Day 1: Rhino Tracking en route to the park at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Day 2: Game drive safari and Boat Cruise on the Nile plus a visit to the Top of the Falls
Day 3: Drive back to Kampala
Detailed Murchison Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Drive to Murchison Falls, Track Rhinos Enroute.
Set off from Kampala for Murchison falls national park. You will drive via Luwero, Nakasongola and Masindi district. On your way to the park, you will break off the highway to visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track Rhinos. You will spend 2-3 hours trekking and admiring rhinos. After this exercise, you will have lunch and continue with journey. Arrive at the park in the evening.
The trip will give you extensive eye-catching panoramas and then arrive at the park in the afternoon. Drive to the top of the falls where the Nile perfects its splendor. Here you will see the calm Nile dipping its self through a narrow gap to fall a gap of about 150 feet down mixing up out a loud white water, an incredible view! Cross over the Nile River by ferry for dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge.
Accommodation Options: – Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Mid-range), Red Chilli Rest Camp (Budget)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Travel Duration: 6-8 hours including time for en route Rhino Tracking and lunch
Day 2: Game Drive Safaris, Boat Cruise and Hike to the Top of the Falls
After breakfast, start an early morning game drive before dawn to catch up with the early risers. This exciting game drive will offer you with animals like the jackals, hyenas, giraffes, lions, antelopes, elephants and the Uganda kob among others. You will rest from the game drive for anything to eat and later lunch.
The afternoon time will be for an open launch cruise. The boat trip will take you to the bottom of the falls where animals like the buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles, elephants and plenty of water birds like fish eagles and rare shoe bills and many more will not escape your sight.
After the water cruise, you will hike to the captivating Top of the Falls. The scene in the park is a wonderfully an eye-catching attraction as it’s where waters of River Nile, Africa’s the longest river force entry through a narrow rock path (only 7 meters wide), before strikingly dipping down 43 meters. It is an incredible photo opportunity. After an hour or less at the top of the falls, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Mid-range), Red Chilli Rest Camp (Budget)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Tour the Magnificent Top of the Falls and later return to Kampala.
In the morning after breakfast, start the transfer back to Kampala where you will arrive in the evening. Lunch en route. Upon reaching Kampala, the driver will transfer you to your hotel either or drop you at Entebbe. End of the exciting 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari.
About Murchison Falls National Park.
Murchison Falls National Park is among Uganda’s largest National Parks measuring about 3,840 square kilometres (1,480 sq mi) together with the neighboring Bugungu Wildlife Reserve and Karuma Wildlife Reserve. The safari park is part of the 5,308 square kilometres (2,049 sq mi) that make up the wider Murchison Falls Conservation Area (MFCA).
This wider park is in Masindi District in western Uganda and in Amuru district in northern Uganda. The park is a habitat to most African wild animals like the lion, leopards and buffaloes. Elephant, Crocodile, Lion, Leopard, Hippopotamus, Antelope, Giraffes, Uganda Kob and Oribi are also common. The Nile River, within the park, is a home to a variety of water birds, including the uncommon Shoe bill stork.
This Murchison Falls Trip Includes the Following:-
- An English-speaking full-time professional driver guide
- All park entry fees and related charges
- Accommodation on full board basis during the tour
- Fees for trekking rhinos at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
- Transport in a Mechanically stable safari vehicle
- Lunch en route plus bottled water throughout the safari
- Boat cruise fees
- Ferry crossing charges
- Hiking to the Top of the Falls
- Accommodation while in Kampala
- Any optional activity that is not indicated in the safari itinerary
- International or Inland flights
- Any personal expenses like shopping for handcraft, tips, souvenirs, alcohol or soft drinks and laundry services among others.
Optional Safari Activities while at Murchison Falls National Park
- Sport fishing
- Bird watching
- Chimpanzee Trekking in Budongo Forest
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