Our 3 Days Murchison Falls National Park Safari is one of the most popular wildlife safaris in Uganda. Murchison Falls National Park is endowed with lots of game including four of the “big five” (elephants, lions, buffaloes and leopards). The Rhinos (which complete the list of the “big five”) that once graced the park were phased out by poachers who killed them for their horns. Enquire Now You will start off with Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking proceeding to Murchison Falls National Park for a hike to the Murchison Falls, then do an early morning game drive for great wildlife sightings and the most outstanding boat ride on River Nile which is ideal for game viewing and other aquatic bird life.
Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park
A Gorilla Adventure Tours tour guide will pick you from your hotel or place of residence in Kampala at 7:00am, brief you on the day’s program after which you will embark on the 6 hour journey to Murchison Falls National Park. Continue through Nakasongola to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. At the sanctuary you will receive a briefing from the ranger regarding the rhino project and then proceed to trek the sanctuary. In addition to the rhinos the sanctuary has more wildlife including monkeys, antelopes, hippos and crocodiles. After 1 to 2 hours of rhino tracking and wildlife viewing you will continue to Masindi town for lunch at Masindi Hotel or Court View Hotel. After lunch drive out of Masindi town and continue with a visit to the top of the falls. Thereafter proceed to your lodge. Overnight and meals at Paraa Safari Lodge (High End) or Murchison River Lodge (Mid Range) or Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget) Meal Plan: (Lunch, Dinner).
Day 2: Game Drive and Boat Ride on the Victoria Nile
Have early morning breakfast at about 6.30 and set out for the Game Drive by 7.00am. This is the ideal timing to catch the nocturnal and hunters before returning to their hideouts as well as the early risers. Murchison Falls National Park is crossed by River Nile dividing it into the South and North Sections. The North section has a higher population of animals hence more preferred for game drives. In case your lodge is on the Southern section you shall drive to the ferry crossing and get to the other side to start the game drive. Traverse the major game trails especially around the Paraa area and view lots of wildlife including among others giraffes, elephants, jackals, buffalos, lions, warthogs, Jackson’s Hartebeests, antelops, hyenas, waterbucks, and the much elusive leopards. The game drive lasts about 4 hours after which you return to the lodge for your lunch and relaxation. Later at about 2.30pm you set out for the boat ride on Victoria Nile.
Several animals come to the Nile to drink water, cool off and refresh and others to eat fresh grass along the banks. The boat ride is ideal for close encounter wildlife viewing. Expect to see a lot of buffaloes, elephants, antelopes and a cocktail of birds. The ride takes you to the bottom of the Murchison Falls and you could hike to the top for breathtaking views of these beautiful falls. After this thrilling wildlife boat ride. Overnight and meals at Paraa Safari Lodge (High End) or Murchison River Lodge (Mid Range) or Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget) Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Day 3: Murchison Falls – Kampala – Entebbe
You will have an early morning breakfast and embark on a return journey back to Kampala City and then to Entebbe Airport for your departure flight back home. Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch).
End of the 3 Days Murchison Falls National Park Safari.
The 3 Days Murchison Falls National Park Safari includes:
- All ground Transportation by our safari vehicle, driver and fuel.
- All meals as per the itinerary.
- Game drive.
- Boat tip.
- Ferry crossing fees.
- Ziwa rhino trekking tour.
- Top of the falls visit.
- En-route Lunches.
- Bottled drinking water.
- Full board accommodation as per the itinerary.
- Driver guides allowances.
Exclusions: The expenses of personal nature like: Chimpanzee permit for Budongo Forests, Air fare, Visa, Alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, and porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills.