TOUR TYPE: GROUP SAFARI / FAMILY SAFARI
DAYS /NIGHTS: 3 DAYS, 2 NIGHTS
This 3 days wildlife safari takes you to see lion, elephant, hippo, leopard, buffalo, hyena, warthog and various antelopes in Murchison Falls National Park. One of the best highlights of this trip is the mighty River Nile, which bisects the park.
Price from US $ 668 pp sharing
About this Tour
Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s oldest and largest conservation area, covering an area of 3,840 Km² and home to over 451 bird species (including the highly sought after and rare shoebill stork) and 76 different mammal species, including giraffes. Other game sightings regularly include lion, elephant, hippo, leopard, buffalo, hyena, warthog and various antelope. Arguably the highlight of this trip is the mighty River Nile, which bisects the park and is forced through an 8m² wide cleft in the rock at Murchison Falls, plunging into the Devil’s Cauldron below. This is one of our best tours and is highly popular with tailor made departures throughout the year, perfect for those looking for a classic safari experience on a budget!
- Victoria Nile
- Top of the Murchison falls
- Ziwa Rhino Wildlife Sanctuary
- You will cover tracks and roads in comfortable 4WD vehicles
- Cold lunches, warm and varied dinners
- Equatorial type of climate (25 – 30ºC), some nights can be fresh, mostly at high altitudes
- Experienced, English speaking guides during the whole safari
Day 1: Depart Kampala for Murchison Falls
Our company representative (Safari guide), will pick you up at 7.30am from your hotel residence in a customized pop-top safari and head to Murchison falls with a brief lunch break at the Kabalega Dinners (Not Included), there after proceed to the Rhino Sanctuary for the rhino trekking which is Optional.
Rhinos are part of the big five of land animals and exploring them on foot is a rewarding encounter that you can explore on this 3 days safari – after an hour Rhino trek, Continue on the drive to Murchison falls, arriving at you lodge/camp in the evening for relaxation & Dinner.
Day 2: Game Viewing – Both Land & Water
At 6:45am, depart for the ferry crossing to the North Bank, taking along a packed breakfast from your Lodge. Enjoy a 4-hour game drive around the Buligi game tracks, which stretch between the Victoria and Albert Niles, and down to the Nile-Lake Albert Delta. Most of the park’s game and birdlife which can be viewed from here, but please note – nothing is guaranteed! Then at 11:00am Return to your Lodge for Lunch and relaxation as you wait for your afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of the falls – and later hiking to the top!
At 14.30: Depart for a 3-hour boat cruise along the Victoria Nile to the base of the fall, along the way; you will be able to observe a wide variety of birds and wildlife, including numerous hippos and crocodiles – as well as breathtaking scenery. On reaching the bottom I would advise you to hike to the top of the falls (please let your guide be aware if you are hiking so that his in position to drive and wait for you so that he can drive you back to your lodge). Also, note that Cold drinks are for sale on board!
Day 3: Murchison – Kampala
Today we shall leave the lodge at will as we return to Kampala and then have a stopover for a bite to eat at Kabalega Diner (Not Included), before continuing with the homeward journey. Arrive back in Kampala between 17.00 and 18.30, depending on traffic. – Journey Tim:| 5 – 6 hours
End of tour
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- Airport pickup and transfer
- Park entrance fees
- Fuel, Driver guide & car hire
- Accommodation based of Full board
- All the mentioned activities
- Bottled water in the Vehicle
- Both Local & International Flights
- Tips & Laundry
- Extra Activities
- Extra Drinks & Meals not mentioned above
- Insurance cover