3 days 2 nights
Experience the ultimate adventure with our exclusive 3-day Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda! Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the top of the falls and embark on a journey like no other. This tour package is specially designed for those seeking an unforgettable encounter with nature’s wonders. Join us and witness the awe-inspiring spectacle that is Murchison Falls!
Set off from Kampala to Murchison falls National Park. You will drive via Luwero, Nakasongola and Masindi district. On your way to the park you will break off the highway to visit the Ziwa rhino sanctuary to track rhinos. You will spend 2-3 hours trekking and admiring rhinos. After this exercise you will have lunch and then continue your journey and arrive at the park in the evening.
The trip will provide you with extensive eye catching panoramas and arrive at the park in the afternoon.
Drive to the top of the falls where the Nile perfects its splendor. Here you will see the calm Nile dipping itself through a narrow gap to fall a gap of about 150 feet down, mixing up out the loud white water, an incredible view! Cross over the Nile River, by the ferry for dinner and overnight at Para Safari Lodge.
Accommodation options: Para Safari Lodge (luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (mid-range), Red Chilly Rest Camp (budget)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
A game drive and boat cruise are the major Uganda safari activities in Murchison Falls National Park. After breakfast, start an early game drive before dawn to catch up with the early risers. In this exciting game drive, you will be able to see animals like jackals, hyenas, giraffes, lions, antelopes, elephants, and Uganda cobs, among others. You will rest from the game drive for anything to eat, and later on lunch. The afternoon will be for an open-launch cruise. The boat trip will take you to the top of the falls, where animals like buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles, elephants, and plenty of water birds like fish eagles, rare shoebills, and many more will not escape your sight. Retire for the night and dinner.
After early morning breakfast, check out of the lodge, drive to the captivating top of the falls and leave for Kampala. The top of the falls is wonderfully an eye catching scene as its where waters of river Nile, Africa’s longest river, forces itself through a narrow rock path (7m wide), before strikingly dipping down 43 m. It is an incredible photo opportunity. After an hour or less at the top of the falls, proceed with the day’s drive to Kampala where you arrive in the evening. Large en route up on reaching Kampala, the drive will transfer you to your hotel or drop you at Entebbe.
End of the exciting 3 days safari to Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park It is located in the northwestern region of the Albertine rift valley around Victoria Nile. The park is situated in the districts of Buliisa, Nwoya, Kiryandongo and Masindi (the nearest large town).
Murchison falls is the oldest and largest national park in Uganda gazetted in 1952. It is a home of the strongest falls and covers an area of 5,025 square kilometers, the area is traversed by the Victoria Nile connecting Lake Kyoga with Lake Albert. It is a home of wild animals including the big five elephants, lions, buffaloes, leopards and Rhinos (kept at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary) other animals include giraffes, hyenas, Uganda kobs, water buck, warthogs, Oribis, bush buck jackal and many others. The park is also a home of over 450 bird species.
The lodge is located in the north west of Uganda over looking one of nature’s best kept secrets, the River Nile, on its journey from its source at Lake Victoria to join Lake Albert – here it is suddenly channeled into a gorge only six meters wide, and cascades 43 meters below. Paraa Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. Each of the rooms is a haven of style and serenity, complete with balcony and private bathroom.
It is nestled on the Eastern Bank of the Albert Nile in Murchison Falls National Park overlooking the Spectacular River Nile. The Location affords panoramic viewa of the mighty River Nile and sweeping vistas of the surrounding riverine forest below. Pakuba safari lodge is cleverly laid out so that most rooms and sitting areas afford stunning views of the river and the park.
Deriving its name from the historic English explorer Samuel Baker, Baker’s Lodge is situated on the South bank of the mighty Nile River which transects Murchison Falls National Park. This intimate, safari styled lodge is set within a large private area with direct river access, large shady trees and wetland areas hosting abundant birdlife along the water’s edge. The views onto the river are vast and magnificent with islands hosting nesting egret birds, elephants bathing and pods of hippos regularly viewed.
Chobe safari lodge; Located in the Murchison Falls National Park, this Five Star lodge is undoubtedly the gem in Uganda’s crown of tourism destinations. The breathtaking panoramic views, coupled with the sounds of the River Nile’s magnificent rapids, sets the scene for an adventure that will impress even the most discerning of visitors.
It offers a unique opportunity to sample the wildlife, birds, flora and fauna; all in an area of the park that has yet to be discovered. This area of Murchison Falls National Park is ideal for fishing, and will revive this newly refurbished lodge to become one of the best fishing destinations in Africa.
At Hornbill Bush Lodge we offer comfort in our spacious rooms. Our cottages are spread out in our bush style garden to give you that close to nature experience. It regularly happens that we have animals from the close by park visiting. Imagine sitting on your private veranda looking at elephants and in the evening hearing noises from hippos! Each room is set up with comfortable beds that can be set as single, double, twin or triple depending on your preference. Attached to each bed is a mosquito net to keep you safe from bites. All our rooms are self-contained with warm water showers and there are charging possibilities in the room.
Its is very safe to visit Murchison Falls National Park as long as you put it in mind that you are in a place of wild animals therefor you keep a respectful distance. These animals are dangerous therefor, for your own safety, never harass, provoke, or get too close to them, especially when taking photos. The Park is also surrounded by trained armed ranger guides. The armed ranger guides are well equipped with firearms which helps them to protect tourist incase wild animals misbehave. The use of these firearms is not to shoot wild animals or people but rather to shoot in the air when animals misbehave. book with Elance Travel Uganda Limited for the best trip to Murchison Falls National Park
Along the Victoria Nile in Murchison falls National Park, are the world’s strongest falls, there is an opportunity of boat cruise to the base of the falls where you can sight hippos, crocodiles, waterbuck, and a variety of birds, including the uncommon shoebill stork, along the way.
While in Murchison Falls National Park, visitors have an opportunity to sight different animals such as the Elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, shy sitatunga, hartebeest, bush duiker, Uganda kob, leopards, lions, hyenas, and primates such as chimpanzees and olive baboons, among others. Along the Nile’s banks, you’ll see crocodiles and hippos.
There are different types of fish in Murchison falls that can be spotted at the bank of the Nile
The park’s main birding attraction is the shoebill best sighted in the dry season from January to March. Other birds include; savanna forest birds, water birds, Albertine rift endemics, marabou stock, secretary birds, window bird and many others.
Murchison Falls National Park is open to tourists throughout the year but game viewing is better in the dry season of December to February then June to September when the park is dry and vehicles do not get stuck as it is in the rainy season when the place is muddy.
It takes about 5-6 hours’ drive by road from Kampala Uganda’s capital and largest city, that is 290 km to the Park head Quarters