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3 days Murchison falls Safari

3 days Murchison falls Safari to Murchison falls National Park which is located in the northwest Uganda. It’s known Uganda big fives safari and wildlife experience, which includes African elephants, Lions, Hyena, Leopards and hippos, and there are chimpanzees in the Kaniyo Pabidi mahogany forest.

Murchison falls

day 1 : Travel from Kampala to Murchison falls National Park

Pick up time for the safari is set at 7 am and location is either around Kampala or Entebbe. The tour guide shall pick you up from your hotel and set off to travel to Murchison Falls. You will take the Kampala – Gulu road, a smooth tarmacked (paved) road and by around mid-day you will be in Masindi town. Stopover for lunch and thereafter continue the journey, and in less than an hour reach the southern entrance of the Murchison Falls park. Check in with the park staff and continue into the park driving on the dirt through the dense Budongo Forest.

You will be welcomed by hundreds of baboons lined along the road. However endeavor to keep the windows closed as the baboons will be attracted to snatch items from the car. For bird lovers, be on the lookout for some species. Wood doves hoover in front of the car, and the Saddle-billed Stork is a common sight along the road. Enjoy panoramic views across the thick forest. You shall get to the ferry to cross over the Nile and transfer to your accommodation where you shall spend the rest of the evening relaxing.

  • Journey Time : 6 hours
  • Accommodation : Paraa Safari Lodge
  • Meal Plan :Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Game drive and Boat cruise in Murchison falls National Park

You should be up by 6.00am, take a quick cup of coffee or tea with a snack to warm your tummy and set out for the early morning game drive. Murchison Falls National Park is divided by River Nile into the south and northern region. The northern part that is largely covered by Savanna and woodland support a lot more volume and variety of animals compared to the southern region which has a bigger chunk covered by forest. For that matter therefore the game drives are done in the northern area of Murchison Falls.

The early start offers a better chance to find elusive predators such as animals such Lions, Hyenas, Leopard, and Jackal because they are still out actively hunting. Explore the game trails towards the Lake Albert delta which is concentrated with big game such as the Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, and so many Antelope. Enjoy the beautiful savannah landscape that is immersed with plenty of life and wonderful scenery.

The game drive will last for 4 hours, and you will return to the lodge breakfast and relax. After lunch set out for a 2 hour Launch Cruise (boat safari) on River Nile which sets off at Paraa, going upstream to the base of the Murchison Falls. Boat ride offers an array of wildlife sightings. Crocodile, Hippos, and lizards are a common sight throughout the cruise. Big game such Buffaloes, Elephants and Antelopes can also be sighted drinking and cooling off the heat by the river banks. On getting to the bottom of the Murchison Falls, leave the boat and set out for a 45 minute hike rocks adjacent the Murchison falls thereby accessing great views of the falls at different spots along the trail. On reaching the top you will find the tour guide waiting to drive you back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 : Travel back from Murchison falls to kampala or Entebbe

After breakfast, check out and leave for Kampala/Entebbe. You shall make a stopover in Nakasongola for your lunch. The tour guide shall drop you off at your hotel to mark the end of the 3 days Murchison Falls Safari

Package for Murchison falls Safari Includes:

  • Transport, 4WD safari van
  • Accommodation self contained rooms
  • Park entrance fees
  • Meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Boat /launch cruise
  • Game drive
  • An English / Spanish/ French/ German speaking guide/ drive
  • Unlimited mineral water in the van
  • Plus all Uganda Wildlife Authority applicable taxes

Package for Murchison falls safari Excludes

  • International and domestic flights
  • Visa for Uganda
  • Insurance
  • All kinds of beverages
  • Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication