3 Days Murchison Falls Uganda Safari

This 3 Days Murchison Falls Uganda Safari will take you to Uganda’s largest national park known as Murchison Falls National Park, located in Northwestern Uganda on an area of about 3,840 square kilometers, gazette in 1926 as a game Reserve.

It is characterized by savannah grassland, and the Victoria Nile that flows through separating it into (northern and southern banks).

Murchison falls is a home to over 451 bird species such as the great blue Turaco, goliath heron, the shoebill, and the dwarf kingfisher among others, 76 mammal species, and a big number of Nile Crocodiles and above the magnificent and thunderous Murchison falls squeezing their way through a gorge that is 8m wide.

Highlights of the 3 Days Murchison Falls Uganda Safari

Activities to do on this Safari:

  • Visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Game drive
  • Boat cruise along the River Nile
  • Visit the top of the falls
Murchison Falls Uganda Safari

Murchison Falls Uganda Safari

Detailed 3 Days Murchison Falls Uganda Safari

Day 1: Travel from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park

The day will start off with morning breakfast after which our professional driver will come to pick you at your hotel at 7 am ready to set off for the journey. He will offer all the necessary briefing about this three-day safari to Murchison falls and then start the trip. This is a 6 hours trip so you brace yourself for a long exciting journey.

Along the way, you can freely interact with the guide and seek to know more about what you find interesting as you travel. You will go through Luweero, and later have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino Tracking. Here you will find both black and white Rhinos

After tracking, we shall immediately hit the road again to catch our plane and the next stop will be in Masindi for lunch. After lunch we shall proceed to the park, your guide is well familiar with the criteria for making payments and you will let him handle everything as you wait to be cleared, we shall drive directly towards the top of the fall, here along the way you will see various animals such as monkeys, baboons, warthogs, birds and many more.

While at the top of the falls, you will find it so amazing with the picturesque of the River Nile with its hitting falls; this feeling is amazing and breathtaking to experience. Take as many photos as you can, observing the strongest falls in the world. Later your guide will drive you to your lodge to check-in and have your dinner and overnight.

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge
  • Midrange: Pakuba Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge
  • Budget: Heritage Lodge, Red Chilli
  • Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 of 3 Days Murchison Falls Uganda Safari: Morning Game Drive and A Boat Cruise Along the Nile

This is the focal day of the 3 Days Murchison Falls Uganda Safari and so on this day, you have to leave as early as 6:30 am in the morning so that by 7 am you start your game drive.

This means that you have to take a cup of tea/coffee as early as possible just to keep you going. The mornings are usually very cold and you can plan accordingly as you will witness changes in temperatures throughout the day.

During the early morning game drive, you will be able to sight as many animals as possible such as Lions, Elephants Buffalos, Giraffes, antelopes, waterbucks, warthogs, jacks, jackals and birds of many species, and many more in the park.

After a game drive, like at around 11:30 am, drive back to the lodge, relax/freshen up and have lunch as you prepare for the afternoon boat cruise. On the boat cruise which takes about 2-3 hours, you will be able to see various aquatic animals including crocodiles, hippos as well as terrestrial animals like elephants, buffalos along the banks of the River Nile.

You will also be able to sight different bird species, some “singing” in the tree such as the bee-eaters, colored kingfisher, shoe billed stork, and many more. The boat ride will take you to the bottom of the falls. When you reach here you will be able to see clearly the mighty waterfalls

You could opt to go hiking to the top, where you will meet your driver who will drive you back to the lodge, have dinner, and overnight stay.

Recommended Accommodation Facilities:

  • Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge
  • Midrange: Pakuba Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge
  • Budget: Heritage Lodge, Red Chilli
  • Meal Plan: full board

Day 3 of 3 Days Murchison Falls Uganda Safari: Return to Kampala

You will start the morning with a heavy breakfast and then check out of your lodge later to meet your driver ready to pick you up. You will proceed for another game drive in the morning as you drive back to Kampala. It will be a great time as you look out for various animal species though most of them will be seen in the grassland feeding such as the antelopes, buffalos, elephants, and Giraffes this includes a number of birds species as well.

You will leave the Park for Kampala, have a stop in Masindi for lunch and continue with the journey reaching Kampala in the evening

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

End of the 3 Days Murchison Falls Uganda Safari

Background Information of the 3 Days Murchison Falls Uganda Safari

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a collaborative effort between the Uganda Wildlife Authority, Rhino Fund Uganda, a Ugandan NGO committed to the restoration of the Uganda’s Rhinoceros Population and Ziwa Ranchers Limited, a private land management company.

The sanctuary offers secure place where Rhino populations can be expanded by breeding, protect them from human and non-human predators and gradually re-introduced into Uganda’s National Parks, while at the same time, allowing the public to enjoy these majestic animals.

A team of approximately 78 park rangers and security guards keep a 24-hour surveillance on the rhinos to ensure their safety. The 70 square kilometers (7,000 ha) sanctuary is surrounded by a 2 meters (6.6 ft) electric fence to keep the rhinos in and intruders away from the park.

The sanctuary is home to at least 40 mammals and reptile species including monkeys, antelopes, hippos, crocodiles and numerous bird species. Tourist facilities at the sanctuary include a safari lodge, guest house, budget accommodations are two separate business and both have restaurants that offer meals to tourists. In addition to on foot rhino trekking, tourist activities include birding, canoe rides and nature walks within the park.

Murchison Falls National Park

This park is also known as the Kabalega National Park, the Murchison falls National Park is popularly known for having the world’s most powerful waterfalls that emits large volumes of water about 300 cubic meters per second or 11,000 ft3/s at a very powerful pressure that cause the surrounding to tremble. This is breathtaking experience that we rarely experience.

The park was first gazette in 1927 and today is the largest park in Uganda covering an area of 3840 square kilometers (1483 square miles). It is commonly visited for Uganda Safari Tours because of its diverse Safari activities and rich wildlife!

The park is situated in the northern part of Uganda, northwest of Uganda’s capital, Kampala, and extends its boundaries to a number of districts within and beyond the Bunyoro escarpment including Nwoya, Masindi,Kiryandongo and Buyisa. It’s found on the northernmost reaches of the Albertine Rift Valley with its terrain bisected by the Victoria Nile

The park is a home to more than 73 animal species among which are the “big five” including buffalo, leopards, lions, and Elephants (except rhinos), has three quarters of the world’s population of Rothschild giraffes plus a healthy population of herbivores which has recently doubled including the Uganda Kobs all of which can easily be seen on the Wildlife Safari Tours here.

There are various primates living within its verdant forests like Budongo forest with over 610 chimpanzees, in addition to 451 bird species including 23 Albertine Rift Endemics.

3 Days Murchison Falls Uganda Safari: Inclusions and Exclusions

Safari includes:

  • Transportation in a tour van/Land cruiser
  • Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park admissions
  • Accommodation on full board
  • Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program
  • Transfer to and from the airport

Safari exclusions

  • All activities not mentioned in the program
  • Phone calls bills
  • Tips
  • International transfers
  • Gratitude to tour guides
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal effects of any nature
  • Hotel fees before and after the safari
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