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3 Days Murchison Falls Safari, 3 Day Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda Tour

3 Days Murchison Falls Safari - What to See (Attractions)

3 Days Murchison Falls Safari − SAFARI OVERVIEW

This 3 days Murchison Falls safari in Uganda tour is 2 nights/3 day Murchison Falls safari, to Uganda’s largest National Park which is home to over 76 mammal species and 450 bird species. This exciting 3 day safari to Murchison Falls National Park is a chance to see the iconic African Big5 which includes Rhinos track on foot in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary as well as Lions, Leopards, Elephants, and Buffalos you will see on a game drive in the Murchison Falls Park.

The top highlight of this 3 days Murchison Falls safari Uganda tour will be a spectacular boat cruise along the Nile River to the bottom of Murchison Falls plus a hike to the top of the falls. On its 6,650km journey to the Mediterranean Sea; the mighty Nile River, the longest river in the world, passes through the park where it explodes through a 7-meter wide gap in the rift valley escarpment and plunges 45 meters down creating the amazing Murchison Falls which is the world’s most powerful waterfall.

This fantastic 3 days Murchison Falls safari in Uganda wildlife tour also offers an option of Chimpanzee tracking in verdant Budongo Forest during which you will have a chance to watch our closest living relatives close up and in their magisterial natural surroundings. After this exciting adventure, we will drive back to Kampala as you appreciate the resources that are naturally gifted to God’s country, “The Pearl of Africa”.

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3 Day Murchison Falls Safari Uganda Tour – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

Exciting game viewing in Murchison Falls National Park

Tracking wild white Rhinos in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on foot

Boat cruise on River Nile to the bottom of the fall

Hiking to the top of Murchison Falls, the world’s most powerful waterfall

3 Days Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda Tour − SAFARI HIGHLIGHT

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

Day 2: Do morning game drive & afternoon Nile launch cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls

Day 3: Visit the top of the falls/optional Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest & transfer back to Kampala

3 Day Murchison Falls Safari Uganda Tour − DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY 

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park and Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary En route.

You will be picked up from your place of stay in Kampala after breakfast at around 7.00 a.m. to embark on a 311km (5-6 hours) drive northwest to Murchison Falls National Park.

We will drive through the former battle zone of the Luwero Triangle, passing through the impressive rural landscapes of Uganda with lush green cover, scattered human settlements, towns, and markets where you will see people going on with their daily lives, stopping at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the home of Uganda’s only wild rhinos. Here you get the opportunity to track wild white rhinos on foot and you will get to appreciate what a 2-ton animal really looks like while your adrenaline is pumping.

Rhinos are part of the Big Five of land animals and exploring them on foot is indeed an unforgettable wild wildlife-watching encounter. After this 2-hours rhino tracking encounter, we will continue on the drive to Murchison, arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

The highlight of the day: – Tracking wild white Rhinos in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on foot.

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: – Paraa Safari lodge/Bakers 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: – Approx. 311km or 5 hours

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Rhino tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Day 2: Do a Morning Game Drive & Afternoon Nile Launch Cruise to the Bottom of Murchison Falls.

After breakfast at around 6.30 am, we transfer to Murchison Falls National Park’s northern bank for a 3-4 hours game drive in search of the ‘Big Five’ (Buffaloes, Lions, Elephants, and possibly Leopards). Other amazing animals to look for include Rothschild’s giraffe, Uganda Kob, Patas monkeys, Olive baboons, Defassa waterbucks, Jackson’s hartebeest, Bohor reedbucks, Oribis, Warthogs, Spotted hyenas, Hippos, and  Bushbucks plus much more as the list of mammals reach 76 species.

Other activities in this game drive include bird watching and sightseeing across the open savannah, dotted with Borassus palms. Murchison Falls is a wonderful birding destination and the star attractions among the 451-plus bird species recorded here are the pre-historic shoebills, Grey Crowned Cranes, Goliath Heron, Denham’s Bustard, Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill, Black-billed Barbet, Black-headed Gonolek, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Piapiac, Silverbird, and others. After the game drive, we will connect to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon we will transfer to Paraa Jetty to embark on the afternoon Nile launch cruise to the bottom of the falls departing at 2 p.m.

This stunning boat ride on the World’s longest river – The River Nile to the bottom of the Murchison Falls offers a great opportunity to see a variety of amazing wildlife from the peaceful sailing boat. You will have a chance to see giant Nile crocodiles in one of the largest concentrations, Hippos in great herds, Shoebills, Cormorants, and Kingfishers, large flocks of African skimmers, groups of elephants showering on the river bank, Defassa waterbucks, and African buffaloes.

Retreat from the 2-hour activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the day: – The afternoon boat cruise along the Nile River to the bottom of Murchison Falls.

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: – Paraa Safari lodge/Bakers 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
  • Afternoon boat along the Nile to the bottom of the falls

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day include:-

  • Sport Fishing along the Nile River bank
  • Birding
  • Hot Air Balloons Safari
  • Cultural tours

Day 3: Visit the Top of the Fall/Optional Chimpanzee Tracking in Budongo Forest and Transfer Back to Kampala.

After breakfast at around 7.00 am, we will cross with the ferry to the southern section of the park after which you’ll connect to the top of the falls viewpoint. Murchison Falls is an impressive sight from the boat, but for sheer sensory overload, we take a short footpath that leads downhill to the waterfall’s head and a fenced viewpoint from where you truly appreciate the staggering power with which the 50 meters Nile explodes through the 7-meter wide gap in the rift valley escarpment and plunge 45 meters down, not to mention the deafening roar and voluminous spray it generates. The Murchison Falls is definitely one of the world’s most powerful waterfalls

You will also have an option of Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest during which you will have a chance to watch our closest living relatives close up and in their magisterial natural surroundings. After this exciting adventure, we will drive back to Kampala with the views of River Kafu en route.

The highlight of the day: – The captivating hike to the top of Murchison Falls

Meal Plan: – Breakfast & Lunch

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Visit the top of the falls
  • Transfer to Kampala

Option activities you can choose to do on this day include:-

  • Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest

End of the 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda Tour

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 Day Murchison Falls Safari Uganda Tour: – 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

Getting there for the 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda

General Safari Inclusions

  • 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)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of a 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)
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