What to expect during the 3 days Murchison Falls Tour

  • Exhilarating game drives along the different game tracks.
  • Mind-blowing launch cruises along the Victoria Nile to the bottom of the Falls.
  • Breathtaking birding experience during the game drive and cruise.
  • Rhino Tracking within Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
  • Delicious meals at the Lodge and en-route.
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation (day one and two).
  • Traveling with our comfortable 4WD vehicles

 

Itinerary Highlights of your 3 days Murchison Falls Tour

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park and hike to the top of the falls.

Day 2: Early Morning Game Drive and afternoon launch cruise.

Day 3: Travel to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary of your 3 days Murchison Falls Tour

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park and hike to the top of the falls

Begin the day with an early morning breakfast at the Hotel before being picked at 7:00 am by our driver/guide for a 5-6 hours’ drive to Murchison Falls National Park through the Kampala-Luwero-Nakasongola-Masindi road. Have a stopover at Luwero Town to purchase some of the sweet and organic Tropical fruits including pineapples, jackfruits, yellow bananas, and passion fruit.

Continue with the journey and upon reaching Nakasongola district, you will branch off and continue to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track one of the rarest big five animals-Rhinos and a visit to this place introduces you to the country’s only surviving white rhino population. Lunch will be at the Masindi Hotel.

The drive from the hotel in Masindi to Murchison Falls National Park lasts about 20-30 minutes, and access to the Park is through the Kichombanyobo gate. Entrance here guarantees Paradise on earth with numerous wildlife species with the first being the olive baboons that welcome you to Uganda’s prime and most outstanding National Park.  As you are driven to the Lodge, you will see the warthogs, Uganda Kobs, and waterbucks among others.

Proceed for the relatively difficult hike to the top of the falls where you will relish the mind-blowing views of the Murchison falls from the top and descend to be transferred to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

  • Budget: Red Chilli Rest Camp or Heritage Safari Lodge.
  • Midrange: Murchison River Lodge or Pakuba Safari Lodge.
  • Luxury: Chobe Safari Lodge or Paraa Safari Lodge.

The meal plan is lunch and dinner

Travel time: 5-6 hours.

Day 2: Early Morning Game Drive and afternoon launch cruise  in Murchison Falls National park

Have a delicious breakfast and leave for the morning game drive with animals to look-out for being the lions, hyenas, and leopards returning from hunting as well as the giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, Uganda kobs and elands. This 2-3 hours’ activity will also allow you to see some bird species that call the Park home.

The Nile River dissects Murchison Falls National Park into the Southern and Northern sections, but the latter is biologically richer than the former hence the reason is loved for game viewing. However, if the accommodation facility booked is within the southern section, ferry crossing to the northern side will be required.

You will be back from the game drive by 11:00 or 11:30 am and continue for lunch as well as relaxation. Thereafter head for a launch cruise along the Victoria Nile to the bottom of the falls where you will see the giant Hippos and Nile crocodiles as well as antelopes, buffaloes, and elephants on the banks as well as the aquatic bird species that include kingfishers and pelicans. While on the boat cruise, the guide will show you Ernest Hemingway’s crush point and be rewarded with the breathtaking views of the mighty Murchison falls. Return to the Lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

The meal plan is full board.

Accommodation Options

  • Budget: Red Chilli Rest Camp and Heritage Safari Lodge.
  • Midrange: Murchison River Lodge and Pakuba Safari Lodge.
  • Luxury: Chobe Safari Lodge or Paraa Safari Lodge.

Day 3: Game drive and travel to Kampala

Enjoy the last breakfast of the 3 days Murchison Falls Tour and head for another game drive that will give chances of sighting wildlife species that were previously not sighted in the previous day. After 2 hours, return to the Lodge for check-out and drive to Kampala using the northern gate where you will spend a few minutes seeing the phenomenal Karuma falls before proceeding with the journey. You will have a lunch break at Kabalega Diners and continue straight to Kampala (to your preferred drop-off point).

Tour Package includes

Accommodation for 2 days in comfortable rooms.

  • Fulltime English speaking driver/guide.
  • Airport transfers (as long as the flight is on the same day the safari ends) and drop-off at your preferred location in Kampala.
  • Meals as per the itinerary and the en-route ones.
  • All additional activities on the itinerary.
  • Bottled water.

 Tour Package Excludes

Personal expenses such as; travel insurance, tips, buying souvenirs, cigarettes, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, laundry fees and shopping.

  • Visa fees.
  • Airfares
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