The 3893km2 Murchison Falls National Park forms the core of Uganda’s largest protected area, containing a wide variety of wildlife including big game, forest primates and 450 bird species. The mighty Nile, the longest river in the world, flows through the heart of the park for a distance of 120km, on its 6500km journey from Lake Victoria to Egypt and the Mediterranean sea.
The park’s centerpiece is the explosive, 40m high Murchison Falls where the Nile is forced through a 6 metre gap in the rift valley escarpment. The Falls separate two very different rivers. Upstream, the river races down a turbulent 80km channel punctuated with rapids. Downstream, the Nile flows quietly towards Lake Albert which it enters through a large papyrus delta.
With this 2-day adventurous trip trip to the Murchison falls, you will be able to experience a roller coaster of fun, excitement and exceptional safari experience something so different from our competitors.
LUXURY= 1124 USD per person
MIDRANGE= 868 USD per person
BUDGET=617 USD per person
DAY 1: TRAVEL FROM KAMPALA TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK.
Our guests will have breakfast early morning before their pickup by our driver/guide from their respective hotel premises at about 7:00am, the driver/guide will start by briefing you about the 3-day safari. The journey is about 6 hours’ drive from Kampala and 7 hours’ drive from Entebbe depending on the traffic. The journey will then proceed through to Luwero and shortly there will be a stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking, this place well known for black and white rhinos.
After that, there will be another stopover in Masindi town where you will have lunch, when lunch is done then you shall proceed to the park for an exquisite game drive which proceeds to the top of the falls, at the top of the falls there is where all the magnificence of the national park is, it’s a lovely sight up there therefore you can see various animals such as the baboons, elephants, warthogs and many more animals. You will have to take lots of pictures and make beautiful memories up there. After all, you will be driven back to the lodge where you will chill and relax then have dinner and wait for the next day.
LUXURY: Chobe Safari Lodge or Paraa Safari Lodge
MID-RANGE: Sambiya Safari Lodge or Parkside Safari Lodge
BUDGET: Red Chilli Rest Camp and Kalalo Cottage Inn
MEAL PLAN: Lunch and Dinner
DAY 2: MORNING GAME DRIVE AND A BOAT CRUISE ALONG THE NILE
On the second day, you will wake up early, have some breakfast at about 6:00am then the company driver/guide will pick you up from the lodge premises to go for the game drive at about 7:00am reason being very early in the morning is when you’re likely to catch a glimpse of the animals like the lions because then they are resting up on the trees and it’s much easier to see them.
You will be in position to see animals such as lions, giraffes, buffalos, elephants and many others, After the game drive that will last for about 4-5 hours, the driver/guide will take you back to the lodge to freshen up and relax, have lunch and then prepare for the afternoon activity which is the boat cruise. On the boat cruise, you will see couple of animals like crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, elephants and many bird species.
The boat ride will take you to the bottom of the Murchison falls from there, you will be able to see the water falls. After the boat cruise, you can opt to hike up to the falls where the driver will be waiting to drop you at the lodge to go have dinner, relax and have a sleepover.
LUXURY: Paraa Safari Lodge and Chobe Safari Lodge
MID-RANGE: Sambiya Safari Lodge and Parkside Safari Lodge
BUDGET: Red Chilli Rest Camp or Kalalo Cottages Inn
MEAL PLAN: Full board breakfast, lunch and dinner
DAY 3: DEPATURE TO KAMPALA
On day 3 enjoy your breakfast then proceed for another early morning game drive then you proceed on your way back to Kampala. You will still encounter most of the animals you were seeing on your previous game drives but the beauty of it is you can never have enough of these amazing species of animals and you’ll have made memories of Murchison falls national park and Uganda at large. You leave the park and proceed to Masindi where you’ll stop for lunch and proceed to Kampala reaching in the evening. The driver will drop you either at your booked hotel or drive you to Entebbe International Airport.
MEAL PLAN: Breakfast, Lunch
- Transfers to and From Murchison falls or agreed pickup/drop location
- Guides to all mentioned places
- Boat cruise fees
- Game Drive fees
- Park entrance fee
- 1-night accommodation at an eco lodge
- Meals (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast)
- Drinking water
- Flight or VISA process
- Room service fee
- Extra Drinks
- Personal expenses
- Any other thing not mentioned in the package.