Short Murchison Falls Safari

3 days | tailored tour | Uganda

3 Day Murchison Falls Safari

Duration: 3 Days, 2 Nights

This Murchison wildlife safari will take you to one of Uganda’s biggest national park. Murchison falls national parks is named after the Murchison falls where water squeezes in a 7-meter gorge to form one of the most wonderful falls of Uganda with its breathtaking view and thunderous roar that forms a residual water stray forming a beautiful rainbow.

Also, a wide range of game to spot is a must and will give you more experience at the end of the day. This safari starts and ends in Kampala but can be added as an extension to the many other variety of safaris we offer. People who sign up for this trip have a maximum of 3 days and this a trip perfect for the ones who love adventure and wild animals.

Trip Summery

  • Day 1: Kampala — Murchison – Pakuba Lodge
  • Day 2: Murchison, Game Drive & Boat Safari
  • Day 3: Transfer to Kampala via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

You’ll be staying at — Pakiba Lodge

Murchison Falls Safari Uganda

Highlights

  • Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Game Drive & Boat Launch in Murchison Falls NP
  • Hike to top of Murchison Falls
  • Luxury Lodge/Tented Camps
  • Scenic Countryside road drive



The price includes: 

  • All accommodation on full board basis
  • 4×4 Car and fuel
  • English speaking guide
  • All activities as per program
  • All entrance Fees
  • Meals on transit
  • Boat cruise on the Nile
  • Bottled drinking water

The Price does not Include:

  • Visa Fees
  • Tips and gratuities of different nature
  • Extra activities
  • Soft drinks or Alcoholic drinks
  • International and domestic air flights
  • Insurance

What to carry: Hiking boots, Rain jacket, long sleeved shirts/ blouses, insect repellent, hat and sunglasses, sunscreen, binoculars, cameras and extra batteries.

Day 1: Drive to Murchison fall National Park

A K safaris guide will pick you from your hotel after breakfast and you drive towards Murchison falls national park, Lunch will be served on the way before entering the national park as best advised by your driver guide. As soon as you enter the park, drive straight to top of the falls where the experience and the roaring sound of the water squeezing in a 7-meter gorge leaves you amazed at the natural beauty of this wonder of a park.

Drive further crossing the Nile by ferry to your lodge as you keep your eyes on the game along the way. Arrive early evening for relaxation, dinner and sunset experience at the Lodge.

Murchison Falls Conservation Area is the biggest national park in Uganda. It was first visited by explorers John Speke and James Grant as the first Europeans to visit in 1862. It was more thoroughly explored by Samuel and Florence Baker in 1863-4 who named the falls Murchison fall after the geologist Roderick Murchison who was then the president of the Royal Geographical Society. In 1952, the British administration established the National Parks Act of Uganda hence Murchison Falls National Park.

Experience the big herds of elephants, kob, Jackson’s Heartbeat, Lions and many other animals and bird species. You would not be disappointed visiting this national park

Journey Time: 3-4 Hours (Depending on activities involved, it can be less or more)

Accommodation: Pakuba Lodge (Mid-range)

Meal plan: Full Board basis (B, L, D)

Day 2: Morning Game drive and boat cruise on the Nile and hike to top of the falls

You will have early morning breakfast and then setoff for the classic African safari in the park which offers virtually guaranteed Buffalos, Antelopes and Elephant sightings, along with warthogs. This rewarding game drive takes about 3-6 hours according to the season and the movement of these animals, this is a magnificent game which includes a lot to see such as Herds of Elephants, Hippos, Buffalos, Antelopes like Jackson’s Heartbeats’, Uganda Kobs, Dafforsa Waterbuck and much more wildlife and on lucky days see a pride of lions and the solitary Leopard.

You will go back to the hotel for a hot meal or an option of carrying packed lunch to have more time in the wild is also ideal.

After lunch, set off for this wonderful activity which is non-other than a boat cruise on the Nile. This is an oasis for many of the fascinating species that inhabit the park, and taking a boat trip gives the visitors a chance to cruise just a few meters from hundreds of enormous hippos, Crocodiles sun basking and Buffaloes while Elephants linger along the shoreline. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. This takes about 1 and ½ Hours to the bottom of the falls where again you will embark on hiking to the top of the falls giving you chance to view the water falls at different angles. At the top of the falls you will then meet your guide who will drive you back to the hotel for relaxation dinner and overnight.

Journey Time: 3-4 Hours (Depending on activities involved, it can be less or more)

Accommodation: Pakuba Lodge (Mid-range)

Meal plan: Full Board basis (B, L, D)

Day 3: Drive to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary and then back to Kampala

After breakfast, drive out of Murchison falls national park and make a stopover at Ziwa rhino sanctuary. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is located in Nakasongola. The 7 000 hectares of savannah and woodlands provides the land for the rhinos and home to other 40 mammal and reptilian species.

Both rhinoceros breeds, black and white, are globally endangered and in 1983, both black rhinos and northern white rhinos declared extinct throughout Uganda. Rhino Fund Uganda was formed as a non-governmental organization (NGO) in 1997 set up to repopulate Uganda with wild rhinos in the future. Therefore, their purpose is to return rhinos, a vital aspect of both environmental and cultural heritage, back into Uganda, through our breeding and release program.

With this background and mandate, the first six southern white rhinos were translocated in 2005/6, with four from Kenya, and two from Disney Animal Kingdom (USA). As it was northern white rhinos that once populated Uganda’s national parks, these rhinos are technically considered an exotic breed. 24th June 2009 the first healthy male calf was born, making history by being the first rhino born in Uganda in approximately 30 years! He was named Obama, making history, with his mother from the United States and his father from Kenya. The story has never stopped since then the population is 26 rhinos and we are still counting.

After the Rhino tracking on foot/walk, drive back to Kampala and end of the trip

Journey time: 4-6 Hours (Depending on activities involved, can be less or more)

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