The Amazing Three Day Spectacular Murchison Falls Safari in Ugandafrom
About Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison falls national park is also known as Kabalega Falls, is a waterfall between Lake Kyoga and Lake Albert on the Victoria Nile in Uganda. It is the largest protected area in Uganda and covering an area equivalent to 3893 square kilometers. The park was previously called Kabalega National park in recognition of the former Bunyoro kings. It became a national park in 1952 after it was declared a game reserve in 1962. Murchison falls national park is home to about 76 mammal species with over 451 bird species of which the shoebill is prominent bird species in the park that attracts several visitors.
The falls are important attractions in the park and visitors on the Three Day Spectacular Murchison Falls Safari In Uganda will see how the Nile forces itself through the narrow rocks of about 7 meters rocks splashing down water for about b42 matters. Before the depression happens, the river is gentle just a few meters, turbulence in the water commence forming the magnificent Murchison waterfalls.
About the Murchison falls safari
The Three Day Spectacular Safari will compel visitors/travelers to drive for about 5 to 6 hours from Kampala to reach Murchison falls national park. The parks are popularly known for prominent game drives in the savannah grassland, the boat cruise safaris on the Nile river down to the bottom, and hiking to the falls, chimpanzee tracking. We shall take you through the safari activities within the park that will expose you to several animals such as the cats like lions, leopards, hyenas, and other animals such as giraffes, hippos, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles, and antelopes. This great safari will also see you hiking the top of the falls where you will hear the sound of the mighty Nile squeezing through the rocks, other activities will include bird watching, forest walks, and chimpanzee habituation or tracking.
Where to stay
The park has a wide range of accommodation facilities and these include Red chili. Murchison River Lodge, Sambiya River lodge, Bakers Lodge, Paraa safari lodge, Nile Safari lodge among others.
This Safari In Uganda is one of the short safaris that will help you to explore the beauty of Uganda as you enjoy the different activities and attractions such that the world strongest waterfalls, a variety of wildlife with related activities of bird watching, game drives among other interesting activities.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
This 3 Day Uganda tour takes you to Uganda’s largest parks known as Murchison Falls National Park, situated in Northwestern Uganda on an area of 3,840 sq km, gazetted in 1926 as a game reserve. It is classified with Savannah grasslands, and the Victoria Nile that flows through separating it into two (the northern and southern bank). Murchison Falls is home to over 451 bird species such as the Great blue Turaco, Goliath heron, the Shoebill, and the dwarf kingfisher among others, 76 mammal species, a big number of Nile crocodiles and above all the magnificent and thunderous Murchison Falls squeezing their way through a gorge that is 8m wide. All said, you will have an opportunity to enjoy both our Uganda safari game drives and the boat cruises along the Nile River.
- An English speaking full-time professional guide/driver
- All park entry fees
- Accommodation- Full board while on safari
- Ziwa Rhino trekking fees
- Transport (in a 4 x 4 land cruiser)
- Boat cruise fees
- Ferry crossings
- Touring and Photography
- Lunches enroute
- Ranger guide
- Bottled drinking water
- Accommodation facilities while in Kampala hotels
- Any optional or extra activity not involved in the itinerary
- International flights
- Other personal expenses like buying of crafts, cigars, souvenirs, tips, laundry services, and drinks
Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
After an early breakfast, our driver guide will pick you up from your hotel at 7:00 am, he will also brief you about your 3 Days safari to Murchison falls and you will start your 6 hours journey to Murchison Falls National park. You will go through the Luwero, and later have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking; here you will find both black and white rhinos.
After tracking have another stop in Masindi where you will have lunch, after lunch proceed to the park, after making payments for park entry drive towards the top of the falls, here along the way you will see various animals such as warthogs, baboons among others. Being at the top of the falls is an amazing experience as you will watch the magnificent falls squeezing through the rocks in an 8m gorge. Take as many photos as you can. Later drive to the lodge, relax the whole evening, have dinner and an overnight.
Morning game drive and a boat cruise along the Nile
On this day wake up early and have breakfast at 6:30 am, after your driver and the ranger guide will pick you up from the lodge to start your Game drive at 7:00 am. During the drive you will be in position to see very many animals such as lions, buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, antelopes, water bucks and birds among others. After the game drive at around 11:40 am, drive back to the lodge, relax/freshen up and have lunch as you prepare for the afternoon boat cruise.
On the boat you will be able to see various Nile crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, elephants along the banks of the Nile as well as different beautiful birds some singing in the trees such as the bee eaters, the colored kingfishers, the shoe billed stork and many others. The boat ride will take you to the base/bottom of the Murchison Falls, when you reach here you will be able to see clearly the mighty waterfalls. You could opt to go for hiking to the top where you will meet your driver guide who will drive you back to the lodge.
Return to Kampala
Enjoy your breakfast; thereafter proceed for another Game drive in the morning on your way back to Kampala. It will be a great time as you look out for various animal species though most of them will be seen in the grasslands feeding such as buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, lions, antelopes, not forgetting a number of bird species. Leave the park, have a stop in Masindi for lunch and continue with the journey reaching Kampala in the evening.