Uganda 3 Days: Murchison Falls National Park Safari, searching for lions, leopard, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, hyena, hippos, antelopes, etc

Murchison Falls National Park is the largest in Uganda at 3840 square kilometres. Here is the awe inspiring Murchison Falls where the River Nile hurls itself in convulsions through a narrow crevice and then plunges 40 metres in one breathtaking leap. The park has a variety of vegetation ranging from riparian forests and swamp lands to broad savannah, and provides visitors the opportunity of seeing large concentrations of wildlife including lion, leopard, civet, hyena, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, a host of smaller game, small primates and many bird species, including the rare shoebill stork. The park is especially famous for crocodiles and hippos. Apart from game viewing, the launch trip to the bottom of the Falls is another memorable adventure giving you the experience of the mighty Biblical Nile. On the launch you may see schools of crocodiles and hippos basking on the river banks as well as a variety of birds.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$522 - $760
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
3 days
Best months:
January June - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
Camping safaris Camping Birding safaris Birding
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Day 1: Start for Murchison Falls National Park tour, option of visiting Ziwa Rhino
Day 2: Safari game drives Murchison Falls National Park looking for giraffes, elephants, lions, leopard, hippos, crocodiles, etc
Day 3:Have a leisure morning before you embark on your return journey to Kampala
Afterwards, you will be transferred back to Kampala.

Day 1: Start for Murchison Falls National Park tour, option of visiting Ziwa Rhino

After your breakfast, we drive through the famous Luwero triangle. (You can choose to visit and track White Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary at $40/ per person. This sanctuary has now been established to breed black and white rhino, and restore Rhino populations in Uganda's protected areas in a later stage.)

Take a stop-over at Masindi hotel for lunch. We will continue through the park stopping at the top of the falls which is a fantastic sight. Here the Nile, the longest river in the world, is forced through a narrow gap in the rock (only 7 meters wide), before ferociously plunging down 43 meters. From here we will continue onto our

accommodation place along the Nile river.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge

Moderate: Sambiya River Lodge

Low Budget: Red Chilli Rest Camp

 

Day 2: Safari game drives Murchison Falls National Park looking for giraffes, elephants, lions, leopard, hippos, crocodiles, etc

 After breakfast head to the Delta in search for bird life and enjoy the game drive to look for lions, giraffes, herds of elephants, buffaloes and many more. We will drive back to the lodge for lunch before taking an afternoon boat cruise to the foot of Murchison Falls. This boat trip along the Nile is often cited as being the highlight of a trip to Murchison since it allows you to get up-close and personal with the animals. Along this stretch of the river, there are reported to be around 4,000 hippos in addition to some enormous Nile crocodiles. The bird life is stunning with brightly colored kingfishers and bee-eaters darting along the riverbanks. If lucky, you may see the rare and prehistoric looking shoebill, which is a cross between the dodo and a dinosaur. The boat takes you to the base of the falls which only adds to their impressiveness.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge

Moderate: Sambiya River Lodge

Low Budget: Red Chilli Rest Camp

Day 3:

Have a leisure morning before you embark on your return journey to Kampala

Afterwards, you will be transferred back to Kampala.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Up-market: Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge
  • Moderate: Sambiya River Lodge
  • Low Budget: Red Chilli Rest Camp

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African buffalo
African buffalo
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Giraffe
Hartebeest
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Hippopotamus
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