Wildlife Encounters

3 days Murchison Falls Safari

The 3 days Murchison Falls safari is an extraordinary journey that begins and ends in Kampala. This Uganda safari will take you to Murchison Falls National Park, where you will be able to encounter 4 out the 5 big five animals and an enroute to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary the only place in Uganda you will be able to see these endangered species, plus other animals like Uganda kobs, waterbucks, hippos, giraffes, Jacksons hartebeest, Nile crocodiles, warthogs, oribi, and bushbucks, among others, during game drives and a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls.

Highlights

  • Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the only place in Uganda where you can find the white Rhinos.
  • Boat cruise on River Nile to the beautiful Murchison Falls where the Nile forces itself into a narrow gorge.
  • Game drives on the sprawling savannahs of Murchison Falls

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Depending on your location in Kampala, you will be met and greeted by your driver-guide who will enlighten you on the safari before commencing your journey to Murchison Falls National Park, located in the Northwestern part of Uganda.

On the way, you will make a stopover at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for a bush walk to track Rhinos. Ziwa is the only place in Uganda where you can find the white Rhinos. Have lunch before proceeding to the park. After lunch, you will visit Murchison Falls National Park and, upon arrival, you will drive directly to the top of the falls, where you will be able to view the waterfalls, cherish the stunning scenery, and take photographs. You will then travel from the summit of the falls to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

3 days Murchison Falls Safari
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

After an early breakfast, your driver guide will pick you up from the lodge and take you on a morning game drive where you will be able to see the early risers. During game drive, you will be able to see large populations of elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, warthogs, giraffes, lions, leopards, and numerous bird species. After the wildlife excursion, enjoy hot lunch at the lodge.

After lunch, you will embark on a thrilling boat ride to the bottom of the falls, where you will have a chance to see large populations of hippos and crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants, and antelopes along the shores, as well as aquatic birds such as kingfishers, cormorants, bee-eaters, hornbills, and others. After the boat journey, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Departure to Kampala

After a leisurely breakfast, you will meet up with your guide and embark on your journey back to Kampala. You will have lunch break along the way before you proceed to Kampala. Your driver guide will drop you off at Entebbe International Airport for your outbound flight, or in Kampala at a location of your choice.

End of 3 days Murchison Falls Safari

 

Tour includes 

Accommodation on full board basis

Professional English speaking driver guide

Game drives

Rhino tracking fees

Park entrance fees

Boat cruise

Vehicle and fuel

Bottled drinking water

Tour excludes                      

Flight fares

Visas

Tips

Drinks / beverages

Personal insurance

Optional activities not included on the itinerary

Laundry

Any other items of personal nature

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