3 DAYS MURCHISON FALLS SAFARI – GAME VIEWING & RHINO TRACKING TOUR

3 Days Murchison Falls Safari – SAFARI OVERVIEW

3 Days Murchison Falls Safari

This 3 days Murchison Falls safari is a 2 nights/3 days safari to Murchison Falls National Park which is Uganda’s largest park situated in the northwest of the country on an area of 3,840 km2. This trip offers 2 amazing game drives in search of the Big 5 gems and other fantastic mammals. It also includes breakfast in the bush, a wonderful wild boat cruise along the historic Nile River to the bottom of the Murchison Falls, a hike to the top of the falls, and white Rhino tracking on foot in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the proud home of Uganda’s only wild Rhinos.

Murchison Falls National Park is home to 76 mammal species including the world’s largest population of the endangered Rothschild’s giraffes, Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffalos, Giraffes, Hippos, Hartebeests, Uganda kobs, Waterbucks and Oribis plus over 451 bird species. The top highlight of this 3 day Murchison Falls safari is the boat cruise on the Nile River which offers an opportunity to see giant Crocodiles in one of the largest concentrations in Africa, Hippos in great herds, and groups of Elephants showering on the river bank plus numerous water birds including the iconic Shoebills, Goliath herons, Saddle-bellied storks, and Kingfishers.

The cruise travel upstream to the bottom of the falls, stopping near the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’, the place where the 50 meters wide Nile River explodes violently through a 7meter wide cleft in the rift valley escarpment to fall a distance of 45m  generating a plume of spray and a thunderous roar marked by a trademark rainbow. This 3 days Murchison Falls safari starts and ends in Kampala.

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3 Days Murchison Falls Safari – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

   Game drives in Murchison Falls National Park

   Boat cruise along the Nile River to the bottom of Murchison Falls

   A captivating hike to the top of Murchison Falls, the world’s most powerful waterfall

   Superb bird watching during boat cruise and game drive

   Tracking wild white Rhinos in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on foot

3 Days Murchison Falls Safari – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

  Murchison Falls National Park

  Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

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3 Days Murchison Falls Safari – SAFARI HIGHLIGHT

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park with a visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route

Day 2: Do morning game drive, afternoon Nile launch cruise and hike to the top of the falls

Day 3: Do second game drive and transfer back to Kampala

3 Days Murchison Falls Safari – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1 of the 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park with a visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route.

You will have breakfast at around 6.30am at your hotel in Kampala and then we will embark on 311km (5-6 hours) drive to Murchison Falls National Park. We will take a panoramic drive northwest through the former battle zone of the Luwero Triangle, driving through the striking rural Uganda rural landscape with lush green cover, scattered human settlement, towns and markets where you will see people going on with their daily life.

You will also drive through the impressive flat stretches of Nakasongola district before branching off at Nakitooma for 7km drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Here you will get the opportunity to undertake a 2 hours rhino tracking expedition on foot in company of an expert ranger guide. The count of 22 white Rhinos are apparently thriving in Ziwa after the restocking programme that saw Rhinos return to Uganda by 2005 following their extinction in 1982.

You retreat from the encounter, settle for lunch at the Kabalega dinner and continue on the drive to Murchison Falls National Park cross with the ferry at Paraa jetty to the northern section for relaxation at the lodge, dinner and overnight.

Highlight of the day: – Tracking wild white rhinos in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on foot.

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: – Paraa Safari Lodge/Barker’s lodge

Midrange/Standard: – Pakuba Safari Lodge/Murchison River Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Hornbill Bush Lodge/Red Chilli Rest Camp

 

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – 311km or 5-6 hours

 

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Rhino tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Transfer to the northern section of Murchison

Day 2 of the 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari: Do morning game drive, afternoon Nile launch cruise and hike to the top of the falls.

After breakfast at around 6.30am, will undertake a game drive in the scenic savannah plains of Murchison Falls Park’s northern sector where the myriad of wildlife is known to thrive. You will have an opportunity to encounter African bush elephants, Cape buffalos, Rothschild’s giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeests, Defassa waterbucks, Oribis, Hippos and Uganda Kobs as well as predators such as Lions, Leopards, and Spotted hyenas. You will also have a chance see many of the park’s 451 bird species including Abyssinian ground hornbills, Grey-crowned cranes, Palm-nut vultures, Black headed lapwings, Black-bellied barbet and others.

The game drive takes about 3-4 hours with an interjection of a bush breakfast warmly arranged by the lodge. It’s magical to have a thrilling cup of coffee surrounded by the wilderness. In the afternoon, you connect to Paraa Jetty for an afternoon boat cruise along the Nile River to the bottom of Murchison which starts at 2 pm. The 3 hours afternoon boat cruise is not only recreations but also offers a chance to cruise just meters from numerous Nile Crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, Elephants, Buffalos  along with impressive waterbirds such as Goliath herons, Saddle bellied stork, African jacana, Squacco heron, African fish eagles and the iconic shoebill storks.

Upon reaching the bottom of the falls, you disembark from the boat and hike to the top of the falls. You follow a narrow challenging path walking past the sights and sounds of the Nile River as it splashes its head on the rocks that have narrowed its path to less than 7m ravine before falling 45m below the Devils Cauldron generating a plume of spray marked by a trademark rainbow. You connect with the driver guide at the top and then drive to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Highlight of the day: – A launch trip along the Nile River to the bottom of Murchison Falls.

 

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: – Paraa Safari Lodge/Barker’s lodge

Midrange/Standard: – Pakuba Safari Lodge/Murchison River Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Hornbill Bush Lodge/Red Chilli Rest Camp

 

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Morning game drive
  • Bush breakfast
  • Boat cruise along the Nile River to the bottom of Murchison Falls
  • Hiking to the top of the falls

Day 3 of the 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari: Do second game drive and transfer back to Kampala

You embark on another game drive/wild game viewing encounter exploring more of the wild game including chances of exploring those that you might have missed the previous day. It is a magical second game drive in the rolling savannah landscapes of Murchison Falls and another moment for a bush breakfast. After 3 – 4 hour drive, you cross with the ferry at 11am and embark on the transfer to Kampala with lunch en route.

Highlight of the day: – A morning game drive in the scenic savannah plains of Murchison Falls National Park.

 

Meal Plan: – Breakfast and Lunch

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 311km or 5 hours.

 

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Morning game drive
  • Transfer to Kampala

End of the 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari

3 Days Murchison Falls Safari – SAFARI INCLUSIONS

   Full time English professional safari driver guide

   4×4 safari van/ 4×4 Safari land cruiser with poop up roof for game viewing with functional A/C

   Full board accommodation

   Boat cruise fees

   Wi-Fi Internet on board the safari vehicle

   Bottled water

3 Days Murchison Falls Safari – SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

   International &domestic flight fees

   Visa fees

   Laundry services

   Items of personal nature

   Gratuities and tips

   Other beverages/ drinks

   Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary above

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