The Big Five Quest - Murchison Falls

Destination:

Uganda: Murchison Falls National Park

Duration:

3 Days/2 Nights

Price:

Starting from $750 USD

Tour Details

3 Days Murchison Falls National Park Adventure Safari

The 3 Days Murchison Falls National Park Adventure Safari shall take us to Murchison Falls National Park for exciting adventures like game drives, a boat cruise and an excursion at the top of the falls. Encompassing an area of 3,840SqKms in North Western Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park has national significance as the largest protected area in Uganda, and is named after the spectacular Murchison Falls, rumoured to be the most powerful worldwide. It protects more than 75 mammal species, over 451 bird species, a variety of floral species, among others. The 3 Days Murchison Falls National Park Adventure Safari shall also involve a visit to Ziwa Sanctuary for Rhino tracking. A trek around this sanctuary on foot, gives an insightful feel of the Big Five mammals as it is the Rhinos, out of the big five that are missing in Murchison Falls National Park. With a lot others to offer to the visitors, game drives, a boat cruise to the falls bottom and an excursion at the top of Murchison Falls are just some of the adventurous ways to explore the vast Murchison Falls National Park.

Day 1 – Travel to Murchison Falls National Park, Rhino tracking at Ziwa Sanctuary

Setting off from the hotel shall be at 7.00am using the Kampala-Gulu highway. The journey to Murchison Falls National Park through the famous Luwero triangle and Nakasongora cattle corridor is an experience in itself! Apart from being scenic with the greenery that makes the journey so calming, viewing locals going by their daily life brings the typical African experiences live. Stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to track rhinos that are being reintroduced to the wild after years of absence in Uganda. Proceed to Murchison Falls National Park after lunch via Masindi town and access the park through Kichumbanyobo gate. Check into your lodge and rest away the evening or make a brief drive to check on the animals as they wind up their day to prepare for the night’s rest. 

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner. 

Day 2 – Sunrise game drive and waterfall boat cruise

Early morning safari drives bring you closer to the wonders of the wild so endavour to wake up early for breakfast prior to hitting the game tracks. Usual animal sightings are for herds of elephants, Giraffes, buffaloes, a variety of antelopes, a few primates, hippos at the Albert Delta, many birds, some reptiles, lions, leopards, among others. However, chances on the elusive cats – the lions, leopards, hyenas and some nocturnal species are highest early mornings and late evenings. Return to the lodge after the game drive and rest before lunch. After lunch, go down at Paraa for another exciting adventure - the fabulous boat cruise towards the base of Murchison Falls. The boat cruise betrays many animals not only in water but also at the river banks. Giant crocodiles, hippos, birds and the elephants plus others can be spotted. At a safer distance, the boat shall stop to allow you full view of the roaring falls. After moments of viewing the incredibly powerful waterfalls, return to Paraa and drive back to your lodge. 

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Day 3 – Top of the falls excursion and return journey

Wake up, have an early breakfast and check out of the lodge for the top of the falls excursion and return journey. Depending on the location of your lodge, the drive to the top of the falls can be abit longer or very short. Stand at the rocks near the falls and you will be awed by the huge volume of the Nile waters squeezing through a tiny gorge that is barely 10 metres wide and finally dropping to 45m

below. It’s a unique and breath-taking spectacle! From the top of the falls, get into your safari vehicle and drive out of the park heading back to Kampala with lunch en-route. End of the 3 Days Murchison Falls National Park Adventure Safari.

 

Not just as yet, Murchison Falls National Park has some bragging rights; not only is it the largest conservation area in Uganda hosting the world’s strongest waterfalls, there are very few national parks in East Africa with a variety of habitats found with in Murchison Falls National Park to mention; the tropical savannah, woodlands, deciduous forest, evergreen forest and permanent swamps.

Inclusions

  • Park Fees (for Non-Residents).

  • A professional driver/guide.

  • 4x4 Land Cruiser or Safari Van.

  • All Taxes and VAT.

  • Meals as per itinerary.

  • Drinking water while on safari (2 litres per person per day).

  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary.

Exclusions

  • International flights.

  • Airport Transfers (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Tips.

  • Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).

  • Government imposed increase of Taxes, Chimp tracking permits and or Park Fees.

  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

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