A thrilling Uganda Wildlife Safarifrom
Spend 4 days in Murchison Falls National Park, on a thrilling Wildlife Safari exploring the biggest National Park in Uganda and enjoy Game drives, Launch cruise on the Nile, and Hiking to top of falls.
Tour Summary: Thrilling Uganda Wildlife Safari
Day 1 Depart for Murchison falls national park.
Day 2 Game drive and launch cruise on the Nile.
Day 3 Boat trip to delta area.
Day 4 Game drive and return to Kampala.
About Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest national park. It measures approximately 3,893 square kilometres (1,503 sq mi). The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile from east to west for a distance of about 115 kilometres (71 mi).
The park is the location of the Murchison Falls, where the waters of the Nile flow through a narrow gorge only 7 metres (23 ft) wide before plunging 43 metres (141 ft).
MFCA and the adjacent Bugondo Forest Reserve have 76 species of mammals as well as Uganda’s largest population of Nile crocodiles. 450 bird species are present ranging from easy variety of waterbirds, including the rare shoe-billed stork, Budongo’s 59 “restricted range” species, dwarf kingfisher, Goliath heron, white-thighed hornbill and great blue turaco.
Since 2005, the protected area is considered a Lion Conservation Unit.
Additional information about the park can be found on the Uganda Wildlife Authority website Murchison Falls National Park
Activities in the Park
The launch trip upstream from Paraa presents an astonishing display of wildlife and culminates with the memorable frontal view of the Falls. Recommended for birders is a morning cruise downstream to the Nile-Lake Albert Delta. Alternatively, a tranquil sundowner cruise offers the classic view of an equatorial sunset reflected on the river.
In Murchison Falls National Park game viewing can be enjoyed while on a game drive in several designated game drive areas. The main areas are the Delta where there are great chances of seeing the Lions in wait for prey as they go to drink, the Buligi Peninsula and the southern sector famously known as the heart of Murchison.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
Spend 4 days on a safari in Uganda exploring the biggest national park in Uganda viewing several wildlife and bird species and carrying out activities like game drives, launch cruise on the Nile hiking the top of falls.
Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley, where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into vast, palm-dotted savanna. First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926, it is Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds.
The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. The mighty cascade drains the last of the river’s energy, transforming it into a broad, placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert. This stretch of river provides one of Uganda’s most remarkable wildlife spectacles. Regular visitors to the riverbanks include elephants, giraffes and buffaloes; while hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents.
Notable visitors to the park include Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway and several British royals.
Source: Uganda Wildlife Authority website
- Transportation by tourist vehicle
- Meals full board
- Park fees
- Boat cruise
- Game drive
- English speaking driver
- Telephones bills
- Personal expenses.
Depart for Murchison falls national park.
Early in the morning after breakfast, your guide will pick you from your and you will embark on a journey to Murchison fall national park. Drive through luweero triangle known for loss of peoples live during the transition of government. Later proceed and make a stop at Masindi town to lunch. Later drive to the park and arrive at the park gate in 20 minutes, finalize with all the clearances and drive into park. Start to hike the top of the falls view the spectacular falls as water rushes and slaps the tiny gorge giving a picture perfect moment. Later after top of fall tour, return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Game drive and launch cruise on the Nile.
Early in the morning after breakfast, you will head to the northern bank of the national park in search giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeest, lions, gazelles, Uganda Kobs, buffaloes among others. Later return to lodge for lunch and relaxation, after lunch head for an exciting launch cruise on Nile, you will be able to view crocodiles, hippos and several wildlife and birds on the shore. In the evening return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Boat trip to delta area.
In the morning after breakfast, you will head for about 4 -5 hours boat trip on delta area consisting of high concentration of game. View buffaloes, bush bucks, elephants, lions and several other bird species. Later return to lodge for lunch and all afternoon relaxation on the pool side.
Game drive and return to Kampala.
Wake up in the morning, have a relaxed breakfast and board the vehicle back to Kampala.