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3 Days Murchison Falls Safari Uganda

These 3 days Murchison Falls Safari Uganda avails you with an experience of the world’s strongest waterfall unlike any other. Locally known as the kabalega falls, they are specifically found in the largest national park of the pearl of Africa. Certainly covering an area of 3,840 square km, gazetted in 1926 as a game reserve and in 1952 as a national park, Uganda’s mighty park is situated in the northwestern part of the country.

Murchison Falls is home to over 451 bird species such as the Great blue Turaco, Goliath heron, the Shoebill, and the dwarf kingfisher among others, 76 mammal species including the four of the big five, a big number of aquatic animals. And above all the magnificent and thunderous Murchison Falls squeezing their way through a gorge that is 8m wide. The park is also endowed with diverse vegetation, with savanna grassland, and savanna woodland being dominant. The  Whispering waters of the Victoria Nile flowing through the harbor for instance all time starving Nile crocodiles and hippos. Thus also separating the park into two (the northern and southern bank).

Safari Highlights of

3 Days Murchison Falls Safari Uganda

Rhino Tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Game drives in Murchison fall national park

Boat cruise on River Nile

 

Activity highlights:

Hike to the top of the Murchison falls and see the River Nile force its way through a gorge only 8 meters wide

3-hour boat ride on River Nile to the base of the falls along the Victoria Nile

Game viewing drives in which you will the members of the big five and other wildlife

Rhino Tracking at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Detailed Itinerary for  3 Days Murchison Falls Safari Uganda

Day 1: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park (MFNP)

Firstly after an early breakfast, our professional driver guide will pick you up from your hotel at exactly 7:00 am. Brief you especially about the day’s expectations. After you will straightaway start your adventure to Murchison Falls National park via Kampala – Gulu highway. On the way, you will branch off in Nakitooma-Nakasongola for a visit to Zziwa rhino sanctuary for a guided walk to view specifically the southern white rhinos that were once extinct in the country. After the strenuous walk, you will shortly have lunch.

In the afternoon, you will then drive to the legendary Murchison falls national park and proceed to the top of the falls. Along the way, you will surely encounter rich wildlife and breathtaking scenery. At the top of the falls, you will eventually see the magnificent falls squeezing through the rocks in an 8m gorge. Take as many photos as you can and you will proceed to the lodge to basically check in and enjoy the paramount hospitality service.

Location:  Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation option:

                    High End                     Nile Safari Lodge
                    Luxury                   Paraa Safari Lodge
                    Comfort                   Pakuba Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 2:  Game drive and Launch trip in MFNP

On this day wake up early and have breakfast at 6:30 am, meanwhile, your driver and the ranger guide will pick you up from the lodge and readily start your Game drive at 7:00 am.  This is surely a beautiful drive across the grassland down to Lake Albert where the Albert Nile heads north. Additionally drive to the open African savannah in search of Lions, leopards, hyenas, buffaloes, elephants, Jackson heart beasts, oribi, waterbucks, and Uganda kobs.  At around 11:40 am, drive back to the lodge in order to freshen up and have lunch.

After lunch in the afternoon, you will basically embark on the three-hour launch trip to the base of the falls. You will however cruise past huge hippo pools, crocodiles, and bathing buffaloes. And furthermore, numerous aquatic birds adorning the north bank on the way to the mighty waterfalls, for instance, the bee-eaters, the colored kingfishers, the shoe-billed stork, and many others. While at the base of the fall, you could opt to go hiking to the top where you will meet your driver guide who will drive you back to the lodge.

Location:  Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation option:

                      High End                     Nile Safari Lodge
                      Luxury                   Paraa Safari Lodge
                     Comfort                   Pakuba Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 3:  Return to the airport/Kampala

Lastly, after breakfast in the morning, you will finally return back to Kampala. En route, you will be able to enjoy spectacular views inclusive of the Karuma falls. You will have a brief stopover in Masindi for lunch and then continue with the journey. Upon arrival in Kampala, you will be dropped off at your preferred location although we can drop you at the Airport. Thus the end of the tour.

Thank you for specifically choosing Paradise Adventure Vacations and we hope to see you again in Uganda.

Location: Kampala (City)

Accommodation Option: No (End of tour)

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Drinking Water and fruits throughout

 

Tour Includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Sanctuary
  • 4×4 transport with English speaking local guide/driver for all road transport
  • Accommodation & all meals above
  • All park entrances fees
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
  • Mentioned activities

 

Tour Excludes:

  • International visas
  • Accommodation facilities while in Kampala
  • All expenses of personal nature such as tips and drinks

 

Murchison Falls National Park Uganda

Murchison Falls National Park is the largest park in Uganda, the Number one destination for wildlife and big game viewing safaris in Uganda. It is located along the Nile, covering 3,480 square kilometers of various habitats ranging from forest, grassland, riverine woodland, Borassus palms, acacia savanna, and water. The park protects a large concentration of wildlife including a remarkable 87 mammals and over 451 bird species. The park gets its name from the spectacular Murchison Falls located on the Nile.

These waterfalls also called the most important object of the entire course of the river are the centerpiece of the park, where they provide a spectacular view of the Nile squeezing through a tiny chasm of about 7 meters between rocks exploding into the pool 42 meters below. In the background, before the depression, the river is calm with a mirror-like smoothness. But a few metres in its course, turbulence in the water begins and it becomes the dramatic Murchison Falls.

Murchison is only 5 to 7 hours from Uganda’s capital, Kampala. The most popular activity of a Murchison Falls safari is the Game Drive when you go out driving through the established tracks looking out for some species of mammals that call this their home; Elephants, Giraffes, herds of Buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, Bushbucks, Waterbucks, Lions, and Leopards to mentions only a few. Another popular activity is Bird Watching as the park is home to 450 species of birds, which include the elusive Shoebill, Swamp Flycatcher, Papyrus Gonolek, Goliath Heron, etc.

Activities in Murchison Falls National Park

These are the main Tourist attractions of the park which is names after as well as the river Nile with crocodiles and hippos at the river banks. The view of the waterfalls is more magnificent at the top since the Nile is seen roaring through the wild.

Game Drives: The Park is not only composed of woodland, and wetland but also savannah as well as the tropical forest that is well known to be an habitant for different bird species and mammals. Among the mammals, many can be spotted for example lions, hippopotamuses, Rothschild’s giraffe, warthog, Cape buffalo, and Uganda kob among others.

Boat cruise: The Launch trip begins at the Paraa landing area at the point where river nile enters into Lake Albert and specifically takes you to the bottom of the falls. While on the cruise you will surely sight hippos, waterbucks, crocodiles, buffaloes, and elephants.

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