Murchison Falls Tour
Murchison Falls Tour is a 3 day Uganda safari that takes you to Murchison Falls National Park. At this Uganda National Park, you are assured of the best all-around park for a three-day African wildlife safari. Enjoy the best of Uganda on Game Drives where you will see Lions, Elephants, Giraffes and Buffaloes among other wildlife.
The Boat Safari on the Nile will let you see the Hippos, Crocodiles and lots of Water Birds. You may also enjoy the Murchison Falls Hike with the beautiful sites of the falls. Rhino tracking on this 3 day Murchison Falls tour completes the big 5 in this Uganda safari tour.
You can also add the Chimpanzee Trekking in Budongo Forest. This 3 day Murchison Falls tour optimizes what you can see in the Pearl of Africa and compacts into just 3 days. The 3 day Murchison Falls tour is the only short African safari tour in Uganda that allows you to see the Big-5 in Uganda. It is one of the reasons why this is one of our Best Uganda Safari tours.
Highlights of your 3 Day Murchison Falls Tour
- Hike to the Murchison Falls
- Rhino Tracking
- Chimpanzee Tracking
- Early morning Game Drive
- Afternoon Boat Ride
3 Day Murchison Falls Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Kampala - Murchison Falls Park
You will depart Kampala on your Murchison Falls Park Wildlife Safari at 6:30 am. This is after a briefing on the 3 Day Murchison Falls Tour. The drive heads North West to the largest of Uganda National Parks, the Murchison Falls Park. This is a 6 hours scenic drive from the capital city Kampala and the trip is well worth the drive.
There are lots to see as you head north through towns such as Luweero and Masindi. Expect to see the green landscape, hamlets, villages, small towns, roadside vendors selling their food and drinks. It will not be just another boring drive.
There will be a stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary which is the only place that you can see rhinos in Uganda. Presently the sanctuary is home to eighteen southern white rhinos. The sanctuary has become increasingly popular with guests for rhino trekking, bird watching, nature walks and relaxation.
After lunch proceed through Masindi to the Murchison Falls National Park arriving in time for the ferry crossing. Upon crossing, proceed to your Murchison Falls lodge for check in. Later in the evening, you will embark on a late afternoon game drive.
Expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, antelopes of all types, warthogs, buffaloes. Return back to your Paraa Safari Lodge in time for dinner and overnight.
About Murchison Falls National Park
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.
Day Two – Murchison Falls Park:
Your 3 Day Murchison Falls Tour begins with an early morning breakfast. With all system go, you will be off to another game drive across the savanna. You will go along the River Nile on Lake Albert Delta. The area is known for abundant wildlife as you move slowly as the sun rises.
Expect to see lions, leopards, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, warthogs, giraffes, humorous appearing warthogs. You will return to the lodge for late breakfast, some relaxation and lunch.
After lunch you will embark on another one of the highlights of your Murchison Falls National Park Safari. This is the boat safari trip up the Nile River. Slowly moving along the river bank you are likely to see crocodiles, an abundance of hippos, elephants and buffaloes.
Also in your menu today are antelopes, lots of birds including the fish eagle, storks and so much more. The boat moves gently up the river and stay on the left hand side. This is to let you see most of the animals who come to the river. You get to observe herds of Elephants cooling off, Hippopotamus frolicking, crocodiles just dozing in the African sun.
Voila! Just before your eyes appears the Murchison Falls, it is one of the most powerful waterfall in the World. The River Nile is 50 meters wide above the falls. It moves down through a 6-meter gorge and falls down 43 meters. The crashing sound below is deafening and the sight makes one realize how forceful nature can be.
Close by, there is a bank on the river filled with Nile crocodiles basking in the afternoon sun. Just down from there you can see a group of hippos frolicking in the water of the Nile. There are literally thousands of hippopotamus to be found here, birds in abundance.
At the bottom of the falls disembark and take the guided hike up along the Murchison Falls. You will be cooled down with some mist from the falls to keep you comfortable. At the top of the falls you are met by your driver guide and you will cross the Nile by ferry and head back to your lodge for dinner and rest.
Day 3: Murchison Falls Park – Return to Kampala
After an early breakfast you will proceed for a forest walk in Pabidi Forest in search of chimpanzees. Other primates resident in this forest include l’ hoestes, red colobus, blues, red tailed monkeys and grey cheeked mangabeys.
The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only about primates, but also on all the forest flora and fauna and will ensure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for bird watching and for seeing primates at close quarters.
Proceed for lunch before driving out of the park. Your destination will be the capital Kampala. End your 3 Day Murchison Falls Tour Itinerary with a drop off at your hotel in Kampala.
End of 3 Day Murchison Falls Tour in Uganda
2 Days Murchison Falls Trip Costs
The 3 Day Murchison Falls Tour cost includes
- Accommodation with meals as per program
- Bottled water
- Park entrance fees
- Private safari-vehicle
- An English speaking guide
- Boat Cruise on the Nile
- Game drives as per program
- Park access fees
- Government taxes
- Lots of fun and African sunshine
The 3 Day Murchison Falls Tour cost does not include
- Items of personal use
- All drinks, beverages and alcohol other than what is served at breakfast
- Deviation from the Itinerary
- Tips and porterage
What you carry for your 3 Day Murchison Falls Tour:
- Sun glasses
- Camera gear
- Insect Repelant
- Heavy and light clothes
- Sturdy hiking boots