3 Days Uganda wildlife Safari to Murchison Falls National Park overview
This amazing 3 days Uganda wildlife safari to Murchison falls national park is one of the short yet memorable Uganda safaris. This safari that takes you to Uganda’s largest and oldest safari park and offers an opportunity of seeing all the big Five wild animals (Buffaloes, Rhinos, Elephants, Lions and leopards). Sighting the big five wild animals is each Uganda wildlife safari tourists’ dream since they are found in a few destinations in Africa. These 3 days safari starts and ends in Uganda’s capital Kampala.
The buffaloes, lions, leopards and elephants are seen in Murchison Falls National park and the Rhinos can be tracked on foot at the adjacent Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. It’s the largest national park in Uganda covering about 3,840sqkm (1,503sqmi) bisected by the rushing Nile river. The Nile river cascades 45 meters over the rift valley wall squeezing through an 8m gorge creating the center piece of the park after which it is named.
3 Days Uganda wildlife Safari to Murchison Falls National Park safari highlights
Day 1: Your driver guide will drive you from Kampala to Murchison falls national park using a 4×4 safari vehicle that suits your group. You will stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking on foot.
Day 2: You will get into the park by 7:00am for a game drive, have a lunch break and later do an evening boat cruise.
Day 3: On this day you choose to either go for birding or chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest then return to Kampala.
Detailed itinerary of the 3 Days Uganda wildlife Safari to Murchison Falls National Park
Day 1 of your 3 Days Uganda wildlife Safari to Murchison Falls National Park
Your professional Uganda safari guide will be at your residence by 7:00am to start your safari. The drive will start after meeting and greeting with your guide, your guide will give feedback on all of the questions you have to ask about your safari. You will stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola district 164km from Kampala and 128km to Murchison falls national park via Kampala-Masindi road. Here you can track the only rhinos in Uganda on foot for about 2-3hours. You will continue to Murchison falls for dinner and an overnight at your booked accommodation in Murchison Falls national park.
Day 2 of your 3 Days Uganda wildlife Safari to Murchison Falls National Park
By 7:00am your driver guide will make sure you have started your game drive so remember to wake up early. The game drive lasts about 2- 4 hours after which you will return to your hotel for relaxation and lunch. During the game drive, you will sight the big four and other wildlife species like the giraffes. After about 2 hours of rest, you will be driven to the park for an evening boat cruise at 2:00pm. The boat cruise takes you to the bottom of the waterfalls where you will sight several water animals like crocodiles and hippopotamuses. The bottom of the falls is the best starting point for the hike to the top of the falls that takes about 1 hour. After the walk on the thunderous rift valley wall, you will meet your driver waiting to drive you back to your hotel for dinner and an overnight.
Day 3 of your 3 Days Uganda wildlife Safari to Murchison Falls National Park
On this last day of your safari, you can choose to either go downstream for a birding tour in Uganda experience or expand your Uganda wildlife tour experience by going for chimpanzee trekking in Kaniyo pabidi forest. After your experience, you will return to Kampala marking the end of your safari.
Planning to safari Uganda is nothing to worry about because the country offers a variety of options. In 3 days, you can also opt to go for a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda to Bwindi impenetrable national park or Uganda gorilla trekking tour in Mgahinga gorilla national park.
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