3 Days Uganda Camping Safari Tour to Murchison Falls National Park

  • Overview of the 3 Days Uganda Camping Safari Tour to Murchison Falls National Park

    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.

    The park features open savanna vegetation intercepted with scattered borassus palms mostly in the northern section, the southern section is dominated by savannah woodland, the riverine vegetation along the Nile River and the forested landscapes towards Rabongo forest. Murchison Falls National Park is a home to 76 species of mammals which include on the top of the earlier mentioned, the water bucks, bohor reedbuck, deffasa water buck, the Oribis among others. The park is a home to the rare patas monkey. The Park also supports 460 species of birds including the Vulnerable and rare shoe bill stork.

    Safari Highlight of the 3 Days Uganda Camping Safari Tour to Murchison Falls National Park

    Day 1 of the 3 Days Uganda Camping Safari Tour to Murchison Falls National Park: Transfer from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park. Make a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route to track white Rhinos

    Day 2 of the 3 Days Uganda Camping Safari Tour to Murchison Falls National Park: Do morning game drive and afternoon Nile launch cruise

    Day 3 of the 3 Days Uganda Camping Safari Tour to Murchison Falls National Park: Visit the top of the falls and transfer back to Kampala

    Detailed Safari Itinerary for 3 Days Uganda Camping Safari Tour to Murchison Falls National Park

    Day 1 of the 3 Days Uganda Camping Safari Tour to Murchison Falls National Park: Transfer from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park. Make a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route to track white Rhinos

    ziwa-rhino-sanctuary-in-ugandaYou 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: Camping at UWA Students Centre / Shoebill Campsite / Murchison River Lodge.

    Day 2 of the 3 Days Uganda Camping Safari Tour to Murchison Falls National Park: Do morning game drive and afternoon Nile launch cruise

    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

    Accommodation: Camping at UWA Students Centre / Shoebill Campsite / Murchison River Lodge.

    Day 3 of the 3 Days Uganda Camping Safari Tour to Murchison Falls National Park: Visit the top of the falls and transfer back to Kampala

    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 the 3 Days Uganda Camping Safari Tour to Murchison Falls National Park

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