Overview

Murchison Falls located in the northern part of Uganda is the largest conservation area at 3840. The park is traversed by the mighty River Nile and is one of the exciting National Parks to visit during your Uganda safari.

Murchison Falls National Park has several vegetation types ranging from swamps, tropical rainforests of Budongo, Savannah woodland and grassland that are home to a variety of wildlife that include chimpanzees in Budongo forest, lions, hyenas, buffaloes, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, the rare shoebill stock, small primates and other savannah, marine and forest species.

Visitors to Murchison Falls National Park should not miss out on spectacular game drives and boat cruises to the base of the falls and delta. One may need 2 to 4 days to explore Murchison Falls National Park, it is very possible.

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Tour Summary

Day 1: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park via Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary and top of the falls.

Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise to the base of the falls.

Day 03: Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe for your departure flight.

Things To Consider

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 12 years and above

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival
You’ll be picked up from the airport (or hotel)
Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

Day 1: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park via Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary and top of the falls.

You will be met by your guide of the day at your hotel for a short briefing about your 3 Day Murchison Falls safari overview and then drive 4-5 hours to Murchison Falls National Park. The journey will take you to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track both white and black Rhinos at the sanctuary.

Rhinos were poached to extinction during the 1970’s but the government and other non-government organization are trying to restore them back. From Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, you will drive to Masindi for lunch before proceeding to Murchison Falls National Park with a visit to the top of the falls.

This will be evening so you will transfer to your overnight accommodation.

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Drive time: 4-5 hours

Lodging: Bakers Lodge (Upmarket), Murchison River Lodge (Mid Range), Red Chilli (Budget)

Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise to the base of the falls.

After breakfast, you will cross the ferry to the northern part of part of Murchison Falls National Park for your early morning game drive. This northern part of Murchison Falls National Park known as Paraa is rich in wild game that include lions, buffaloes, elephants, several antelopes, leopards and so much more.

The delta region is also very rich with water animals such as hippos, crocodiles and the rare shoebill stock. At Murchison Falls National Park, it is nature that gives so the fact that wild animals graze and move naturally, seeing any animal will depend on your luck of the day.

Afterword’s, you will drive back to your lodge for lunch and then head for the afternoon boat cruise to the base of the falls. This boat cruise to the base of the falls is seen as the highlight of all activities at Murchison Falls National Park since many water and land animals can be sighted.

Expect to see lots of Buffaloes, elephants, crocodiles, many water birds as you cruise up stream to the base of the falls where water squeezes itself into a narrow gorge to later explode as it flows down words. Return to the lodge for overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Bakers Lodge (Upmarket), Murchison River Lodge (Mid-Range), Red Chilli or Leotim (Budget)

Day 03: Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe for your departure flight.

After breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala or Entebbe international Airport for your departure flight out.

Drive time: 5-6 hour’s drive

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

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