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= 1670 USD per person
MIDRANGE= 1294 USD per person
BUDGET= 936 USD per person
DAY 1: KAMPALA TO MURCHISON FALLS
Our driver/guide will set out to come pick you up from your hotel, after your early morning breakfast. You leave Kampala for Murchison falls National Park. You will drive through Luwero district a place known for the National Resistance Army fought the liberation war and many lives were lost in the 1970s and early 1980s.
Here, you can stop over and buy some fruits lie pineapples and sweet bananas, another stopover will be at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you will look at the Rhinos, thereafter you proceed to Masindi town where you will stop over for lunch break after lunch, you will head straight to the park via the Kichumbanyobo gate leading you to the top of the falls.
The Nile makes its way through a narrow gorge making a downstream in a pool 7 meters down. At the falls you will have the pleasure to see a beautiful view of the Nile and see various animals and bird species. After all that, you shall make a return to check into your hotels, relax and enjoy your dinner and night over.
DAY 2: EXPLORE MURCHISON FALLS
You will wake up to an early morning breakfast, then our driver/guide will transfer you for a game drive to the north bank in search for wild animals such as giraffes, buffalos, warthogs, bushbucks, antelopes, lions, rhinos, crocodiles, hippos and various bird species. After that long game drive, you will return to the lodge for lunch and relax to get ready for the afternoon adventure.
After lunch, the driver /guide will pick you up for the exciting part of the day’s activity which is a boat cruise on the river Nile which will take you to the bottom of the falls. Here you will see exciting sceneries of animals like crocodiles. Bush backs, hippos, elephants, giraffes, buffalos as they languish at the nil river bank to quench their thirst. After the hike, you will return to the lodge to relax and have dinner then spend the night.
DAY 3: CHIMPANZEE TREKKING IN BUDONGO
Our driver/guide will pick you from your hotel and drive north wards to Budongo forest reserve for a day of Chimpanzee trekking. You will go through Masindi where you will enjoy viewing of beautiful vegetation, you will be in position to take couple of pictures. The driver/guide will keep explaining every inch of the detail of the way as regards to the trip.
On arrival, at Padibi, you will have lunch and as soon as your done you will be ready to go for chimpanzee trekking. There will be a ranger who is skilled and knowledgeable about the primates you will also have a chance to see various tree species like mahogany, timber you will also see monkeys, snakes and birds too.
After trekking you will set off back to your hotel/lodge so you can relax, rest and wait for dinner.
DAY 4: MURCHISON FALLS BACK TO KAMPALA
You will have your breakfast as usual, after that you will choose between a game drive before travelling to Kampala or you can can decide on traveling straight back to Kampala to catch up with the city before you can head to the airport in case the previous day you missed on catching up with the top of the falls, this morning could be ideal for that before you head back to the city. The driver/guide will then bring you back to Kampala or Entebbe so you can catch up with your return flight back to your country.
- Transfers to and From Murchison falls or agreed pickup/drop location
- Chimpanzee permit
- 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.