3 day Murchison falls national park safari | Uganda wildlife safariAncient
Embark on a memorable 3 day Uganda wildlife safari to Murchison Falls National Park and experience the best of Uganda’s wildlife. It is a day for the Big 5 in the oldest National park in Uganda! The adventure begins with a visit to the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. Wildlife game drives in the park allow you to encounter the magnificent African elephants, lions, buffaloes, and other wild animals in their natural habitat. Top of the falls presents a spectacular view of the mighty Nile as it forces its way through a narrow gorge before plunging down to form the falls. A thrilling boat ride on the Nile Launch cruise is an opportunity to spot hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks, and a variety of birdlife. Book your Murchison falls National Park Safari in Uganda for an unforgettable wildlife experience. Mind you, the spectacular Murchison falls park is the largest national park in Uganda.
3 day Murchison falls National park wildlife safari highlights
First day: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park
Second day: Participate in a morning wildlife expedition and embark on a journey down the Nile on a boat cruise.
Third day: Return to Kampala.
Day 1: Travel to Murchison falls national park
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in the morning or for those arriving at Entebbe international airport expect your driver guide to pick you up and begin the journey to Murchison falls National Park. Drive through several towns along the way before having an optional stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary where hey breed the endangered White rhinoceros. The sanctuary exists to preserve the White Rhinos in the country. Tracking the Rhinos is an activity you can choose, for which the price is USD 50 per person. Take a lunch break in Masindi, which is a 2-3 hours’ drive from the park. The drive in Budongo forest gives you chance to see monkeys, baboons and numerous birds.
Proceed to the National park. If you arrive at the park on time, you may go for an evening game drive to get acquainted with tomorrow’s game drive. Once you have reached your preferred choice of accommodation, relax, freshen up, and await dinner.
Full board Accommodation
Luxurious : Chobe Safari Lodge / Paraa Safari Lodge
Mid-range: Fort Murchison Safari Lodge / Pakuba safari Lodge / Murchison River Lodge
Budget-friendly: Heritage Safari Lodge /Red Chili Rest Camp
Day 2: Early morning wildlife drive game drive and Nile boat Cruise
Start your second day of the 3 day Murchison falls safari with breakfast. There after, drive out into the wilderness in search for hunting cats and early-risers. The game drive kicks off by around 6:30am. While ion this Uganda safari, keep alert for the breathtaking wildlife including hyenas, antelopes, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, lions, among others. This game viewing moment will give you chance to see the big 5!
Additionally, the abundant wildlife offers opportunities to observe a variety of bird species such as egrets, ibises, shoebill storks, marabou storks, and kingfishers, amongst others. During the game drive, you can even unwind by having a picnic on the riverbank while listening to the distinctive sounds of the hippos.
At the end of the morning game drive, head back the lodge for a lunch break. This is a time to prepare for the afternoon boat cruise. You have a chance to carry packed lunch, or dine in-house before going for the launch cruise on the Nile. The amazing launch cruise brings you an up-close view of the Nile Crocodiles, buffaloes, waterbucks, giraffes, Uganda kobs, elephants and much more of the wildlife. The boat cruise also affords numerous opportunities to spot birds such as goliath herons, kingfishers, weaver birds, bee-eaters, cattle egrets, and enjoy the scenic views on the banks. When at the waterfalls’ bottom, you can do as much photography as you need, gazing at the beauty around. A trek to the top of the falls is also a probable option. At the end of the day, drive back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight stay.
Day 3: Return to Entebbe/ Kampala
Rise up to an early breakfast and start on another early morning game drive. Drive towards the top of the waterfall. While on the hike to the top of the falls, you’ll witness the mighty River Nile forcefully flowing through a narrow 7-meter ravine (gorge) , plummeting down 42 feet and creating deafening roar that create water splashes rising up to 10 meters high.
This is a remarkable display of mother nature’s power. Afterwards, drive back to Kampala or Entebbe, getting there in the evening.
END OFTHE 3 DAY MURCHISON FALLS SAFARI
The safari package covers the following:
– Lodging (including all meals)
– A knowledgeable driver/guide who speaks English
– A boat excursion
– Bottled water during the safari
– Transportation provided in a comfortable, 4-wheel safari vehicle with an adjustable roof for game drives
– Park entry fees
– The necessary permits for viewing rhinos.
Excluded Safari Items
– Alcoholic drinks/ Beverages
– Personal belongings
– Your hotel stay in Kampala or Entebbe