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Murchison Falls Tour: Safari, Rhino walk & Chimpanzee tracking

Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest national park and very rich in wildlife, with the famous Rive Nile, one of the world’s longest rivers flowing through. The activities in this park include game safari (elephants, kob, buffalo, lions, giraffes and even the elusive leopard) boat cruise (hippos, Nile crocodiles, water birds, get up-close to the spectacular falls), and hiking to the famous waterfalls of the River Nile.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $436 - $845
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 4 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Murchison Falls
Activity level: Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Cultural
  • Birding
  • Boating
Highlights • Head out to an exciting wildlife safari. • Boat cruise along the Nile River with lots of hippos, crocodiles, water birds. • Get up-close to the spectacular falls • Rhino walking safari • Chimps walk Need To Know This tour starts and ends in Kampala/Entebbe, Uganda Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra cost! Lodging mentioned in the itinerary depends on availability of rooms available at the time of booking. Reservations will only be made after your confirmed booking with us. At the time of booking in the event that the listed hotel is fully booked or room unavailable, we will do our best to inform you and book a similar hotel of the same class available. *Budget Level of comfort but upgrade is avaialbe on request

Day 1: Kampala – Ziwa rhino Sanctuary!

Our driver/guide will pick you from your Hotel or other residence in Kampala/Entebbe in a customized pop-top 4WD safari van. Along the way to Murchison falls national park, you will stopover at ziwa rhino sanctuary located  at Nakitoma village – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is home to 29 southern white rhinos.

The rhinos roam freely on 70km2 of land however closely monitored 24 hours a day to protect them from poaching. Tracking and viewing the rhinos usually involves a short drive followed by 1 hour walking and viewing with a ranger. Closed shoes, long trousers and insect repellent are strongly recommended.

You’ll be guided on foot by a ranger to visit Uganda’s most endangered creature – the Southern White Rhino. This is the only place in Uganda where they still survive and breed with the hopes of one day being reintroduced back into one of the savannah parks. After check into your lodge for dinner and overnight:

Optional activities:

  • Shoebill tracking experience (at extra $35).

Day 2: Ziwa rhino Sanctuary - Murchison Falls National Park

Today we transfer to Murchison falls. Take a brief break for lunch. Proceed arriving at the Top of the Falls, view of the mighty Murchison Falls, the point where River Nile is squeezed through such a tiny space (7m gap) plunging 42m deep making one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world.

What a stunning sight, foaming, crashing white water rushing through narrow channels of stone and plunging down into a curving stretch of river below, silvery in the mid-day light.

The payoff is a killer view back toward the falls, and down the Nile in another direction as your eye can see. A vivid rainbow arced right across the plunging spray of the falls. You will be thrilled by this magical place and so glad that you need another day.

Proceed you will do an evening game drive on the northern bank of Nile River. You will be viewing large herds of buffalo, elephants, wharthogs, giraffes, Antelopes like Uganda kobs, lelwels Hartebeests, oribi. On a lucky day there are chances of spotting leopard. Youe guide will also exhaust chances of seeing lions.  Check in at the camp/lodge. Look out for resident warthogs, and other wildlife around the camp! Enjoy dinner and drinks and weather permitting on a camp fire.

Day 3: In Murchison Falls National Park - Game Drive and Boat Cruise

Depart for early (6.30 am) game drive. Enjoy a 3 hour game safari, keep an eye out for the elephants, leopards, lions, warthogs and giraffes as well as large herds of animals such as oribi, Hartebeets, Kobs and buffalo, but please note – some wild animals like leopards, lions can be elusive! – Nothing is guaranteed though our guides will maximize chances of these cat sightings! You’ll then have time to stop for your lunch by the river Nile.

At 2:00PM, we depart for a 3 hour boat cruise along the Victoria Nile to the bottom of Murchison falls. A cruise along the nile reveals a large numbers of giant Nile crocodiles, schools of hippos, vast range of birdlife. Enjoy this breathtaking scenery. The Nile, the world’s longest river is squeezed through 7m wide gap before crushing 40 minutes deep, exploding at the bottom.

Upon return, your driver/guide will pick you and take you back to lodge for an overnight.

Optional activities

  •   Nature walk to Top-of-falls ($15 per person)

Day 4: Murchison falls to Kampala via Budongo forest (Chimpanzee tracking (optional)

After early breakfast, your guide will transfer you to south of Murchison falls through Budongo forest. If you decide to go chimpanzee tracking, you will add extra $USD100. Although the forest is home to a big population of chimpanzees, Budongo is also the biggest tropical rainforest, with an abundance of large East African mahogany trees (some more than 80m tall, with a 20m circumference. Chimp walk takes between 2 to 4 hours. After viewing chimpanzees for an hour, your ranger will take you back to the trail head. Otherwise our driver guide will transfer you back to Kampala/Entebbe, arriving early evening – subject to traffic situation of the day!

Optional activities

  •   Chimpanzee tracking walk ($100 per person)

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

  • * Ziwa Guest House
  • * Red Chilli Camp
  • * Hornbill Camp
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