3 Days Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda

Tour View

The 3-day wildlife safari includes the following activities; a visit to the Ziwa rhino sanctuary, two game drives on the northern bank in Murchison falls and a boat cruise along the Nile.

Tour highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls national park

Day 2: Morning game drive and a boat cruise on the Nile

Day 3: Departure back to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer 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, you will drive through several towns along the way before having a stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary where the endangered White rhinoceros are bred. This Rhino sanctuary was started to protect the White Rhino populations found in Uganda. Tracking the Rhinos is an optional activity going for USD 50 per person. You will have a stopover in Masindi for your lunch. It is 2-3 hours drive from Masindi town to the park. As you drive through the Budongo Forest, you will comes across troops of Baboons, monkeys and several bird species.

Depending on time of arrival at the park, one may have an evening game drive as you warm up for the morning game drive. Arrive at your preferred accommodation relax, refresh and wait for diner.

Day 2: Morning game drive and boat cruise along the Nile

Have breakfast by 6am and thereafter and proceed to the wilderness in search of the early morning raisers, the morning game drive starts at about 6:30am,   look out for animals such as; the giraffes, lions, hyenas, water bucks, elephants, buffalos, antelopes- many species of birds such as; egrets, ibis, shoebill stock, marabou stock, king fisher, egrets to mention but a few. As you have your game drive, you may relax and have a picnic on the river bank as you listen to the groans of the Hippos.

After the game drive, you will transfer to the lodge and enjoy your lunch either way you may take packed lunch with as you prepare to have an afternoon boat cruise on the Nile River. This cruise is spectacular as it allows you to get up close to the aquatic animals such as; the hippos, crocodiles, water bucks, buffalos, elephants etc. Among the birds commonly sited on the boat cruise include the goliath heron, king fisher, weaver birds, bee eater, cattle egrets and the beautiful scenery along the bank. At the bottom of the falls, you may choose to trek to the top of the falls or choose to take photos at the rocks below the falls.

Day 3: Departure back to Kampala

Have early breakfast, and enjoy another morning game drive. Drive to the top of the falls, you will enjoy the powerful Nile as it squeezes through the narrow   7 meter gorge, crushing down 42 feet below, producing thunderous splashes of water which raises up 10 meters high, it’s such a spectacle to watch the power of nature, proceed to Kampala arriving in the evening.


Accommodation (Full board)

Luxury: Paara Safari Lodge / Chobe safari lodge

Mid-range: Pakuba Lodge, Murchison River Lodge, Fort Murchison River lodge

Budget:  Red Chili Rest Camp / Yebo safari camp


Safari inclusions

  • Accommodation (full board)
  • English speaking professional driver/guide,
  • Boat cruise,
  • All activities detailed in the itinerary,
  • Bottled water while on safari,
  • Transport (4 wheel comfortable vehicle with adjustable roof in game drives)
  • Park entrance fees
  • Rhino permits


Tour Exclusions

  • Kampala hotel fees (the eve of the safari and the night after the safari),
  • Tips,
  • Laundry services,
  • Beverages/ drinks,
  • International flights,
  • Visas,
  • Items of a personal nature,
  • Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary