3 Days Murchison Falls Wildlife tour in Uganda

This 3 days Murchison Falls National Park wildlife safari in Uganda / Murchison Falls wildlife tour in Uganda offers you a visit to Ziwa Rhinos, a boat cruise to the bottom of the Nile, a hike/drive to the top of the falls and wildlife game safari drives in Uganda.

Murchison Falls National Park positioned in the north west of Uganda stands as the largest national park in the country stretching to 3,840km. The park is bisected by the famous Nile River that flows 115km with in the park boundaries empting into Lake Albert and the Albert Nile starting a new course that moves out of Uganda through a place called Nimule. The greater Murchison Falls Conservation Area which incorporates the surrounding Bugungu and Karuma Wildlife Reserves stretched over a geographical coverage of 5, 308 sq. km.

The park derives its magical name from the Murchison Falls whose name was bestowed upon it by the famous European explorer Sir Samuel Baker on his Nile expedition from its mouth. The park supports four of the big five Species including lions, leopards, elephants and Buffaloes. The Rhinos used to exist but faced extinction in 1983 but have been re-introduced and they thrive in the neighboring Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary awaiting to be re-introduced in the wild.

DAY 1

You will be picked from your place of stay in Kampala after breakfast to embark on the drive to Murchison Falls National Park 311km about 5 hours’ drive. You drive through impressive flat landscapes of central Uganda including the district of Nakasongora before branching off at Nakitooma for 7km to connect to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Upon arriving in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, you embark on a thrilling White Rhino tracking to encounter the count of fifteen southern white Rhinos that comprise of the adults and young ones. Rhinos are part of the big five of land animals and exploring them on foot is a rewarding encounter that you can explore on this Uganda safari encounter. Continue on the drive to Murchison, arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation on day 1 of the 3 days Murchison Falls National Park Uganda Safari

Upmarket / Luxury: Paraa Safari lodge

Midrange / Standard: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Budget / Basic: Heritage Safari Lodge

Wild Camping

DAY 2

You will wake up early in the morning, have breakfast, you will then go for a game drive in the Northern Bank. The Murchison Falls National Park wildlife includes giraffes, elephants, Uganda Kobs, buffaloes, water bucks, vervet monkeys, Olive Baboons, Patas monkey, Jackson’s Hartebeest and lions. After this 3 – 4 hour game drive, connect to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon you connect to Paraa Jetty to embark on the afternoon Nile launch cruise departing at 2pm. It avails a great opportunity for you to view hippos, crocodiles, plus birds at the river banks such as the bee-eater, kingfisher, the rare shoe bill stork plus the cormorants. Retreat from the 2 hour activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

DAY 3

After breakfast cross with the ferry to the southern section of the park after which you will connect to the top of the falls which is the greatest natural landmark to ever happen on the Nile River on its course to Mediterranean Sea. The Murchison Falls stand as the powerful water fall in the world and it is impressive to encounter the Nile River squeezing itself to pass through a less than seven meters ravine before 43m below to what has been termed as the Devil’s Cauldron forming a plume of Spray and trade mark rain bow. You retreat from the encounter embark on the transfer back to Kampala with the views of River Kafu en route.End of Safari the 3 days/ 2 nights  Murchison Falls National Park Safari tour in Uganda
  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)
  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)