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3 Days Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda Tour | 3 Day Murchison Falls National Park Safari
3 Days Murchison Falls Safari Uganda Tour – Overview
This 3 days Murchison Falls safari in Uganda tour is 2 nights/3-day Murchison Falls National Park safari – the largest national park in Uganda with over 144 mammal species and 556 species, the Murchison Falls and River Nile
This thrilling 3 days safari Uganda tour to Murchison Falls National Park gives you the opportunity of seeing the amazing Big 5 of Africa. These include Rhinos that you will track on foot in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Other big 5 animals are Leopards, Lions, Elephants, and Buffaloes that you will see during safari game drives in the park.
And, the top highlight of this 3 days Murchison Falls safari Uganda tour, is the fabulous boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls and the Murchison Falls hike. The Nile is a 6,650km distance from the Mediterranean Sea making it the longest river in Africa.
This river passes through the park where it squeezes through a 7-meter gorge escarpment and plunges 45 m down creating the strongest waterfall Murchison Falls.
This fantastic safari also offers the option of Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest. During this activity, you will have a chance of meeting Human’s closest living relatives in their natural habitat.
After, this wonderful adventure, you will head back to Kampala with full excitement appreciating how God gifted Uganda “The Pearl of Africa”.
3 Days Murchison Falls Safari Uganda Tour – Prime Safaris Activities
- Exciting safari game drives in Murchison Falls National Park
- Tracking wild white Rhinos in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on foot
- Boat cruise on River Nile to the bottom of Murchison Falls
- Hiking to the top of Murchison Falls, the world’s most powerful waterfall
3 Days Murchison Falls Safari Uganda Tour – Highlights
- Day 1: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park en route to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
- Day 2: Enjoy a morning game drive and an afternoon Nile launch cruise to the Bottom of Murchison Falls.
- Day 3: Visit the top of the falls or optional Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest and return to Kampala.
3 Days Murchison Falls Safari Uganda Tour – Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Drive To Murchison Falls National Park And En-Route To Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Our safari guide will pick you up from your stay in Kampala after having breakfast at around 7 am. And, then drive 311km northwest to Murchison Falls National Park which is about a 5-6 hours drive.
You will drive through the previous battle zone of the Luwero Triangle going through the fabulous rural landscapes of Uganda. These are covered with a lush green cover, with sparse human settlements, towns, and markets where you will see people going on with their daily routine of activities.
En route 7 km to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary home of Uganda’s only wild Rhinos. Here, you have a chance to track the Rhinos on foot and for sure you will enjoy the looks of this animal.
Rhinos are among the African big 5 animals and tracking them in their natural habitat will give you unforgettable memories. You will track the Rhinos for about 2-hours and then continue your journey to Murchison Falls National Park.
You will arrive in the park in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and overnight at your lodge.
The highlight of the day: Tracking Rhinos in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Day 2: Enjoy A Morning Game Drive And An Afternoon Nile Launch Cruise To The Bottom Of Murchison Falls
Have breakfast at around 6:30 am and then drive to the northern bank of the park for a 3-4 hours game drive while searching for the big 5. These are Lions, Elephants, Leopards, and Buffaloes.
Other animals you can see are;
|· Rothschild’s Giraffe|
· Uganda Kob
· Patas Monkeys
· Olive Baboons
· Defassa Waterbucks
· Jackson’s Hartebeest
|· Bohor Reedbucks|
· Spotted Hyenas
Plus much more as the list of mammals reach 144 mammal species.
When doing game drives in the park, you can as well enjoy bird watching as there are very many bird species across the open Savannah dotted with Borassus palms.
This park is a wonderful birding destination and the notable birds among the 556 bird species recorded include the rare Shoebill.
Other birds you will see in the park include
|· Grey Crowned Cranes|
· Goliath Heron
· Denham’s Bustard
· Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill
· Black-billed Barbet
|· Black-headed Gonolek|
· Eastern Grey Plantain-eater
· Silver Bird
After this wonderful game drive, drive back to your lodge for lunch and relaxation.
Later in the afternoon, transfer to Parra Jetty and board the Nile launch cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls departing at 2 pm. This enticing boat ride to the falls will give you many opportunities of seeing a variety of wildlife.
Sightings of giant Nile Crocodiles and Hippos are guaranteed with many large herds of Elephants showering on the river bank. And many African Buffaloes and Waterbucks.
You will as well see many birds like Shoebills, Cormorants, and Kingfishers, large flocks of African Skimmers, and Red-throated Bee-eaters.
After this amazing 2-hour boat cruise, you can then retire at your lodge and await for dinner and overnight.
The highlight of the day: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls.
Day 3: Visit To The Top Of The Falls Or Optional Chimpanzee Trekking In Budongo Forest And Return To Kampala
Have your breakfast at peace at around 7 am and cross to the south of the park and drive to the top of the falls viewpoint. Sightings of Murchison Falls are superb when on a boat cruise but views from the viewing point are extraordinary.
You will take a short footpath leading downhill to the waterfalls and walk towards the fenced point from where you will enjoy the triggering waterfalls.
Here you will see the 50-meter-wide Nile squeezing through a 7-meter gorge escarpment and dropping 45 meters into the devil’s cauldron. You will hear the thunderous roar of the falls and see the voluminous water spray formed.
Indeed, Murchison Falls is the strongest waterfall in the world.
You also have an option of doing Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest. During this activity, you will have the opportunity of seeing the closest relatives to humans with close-up views of their natural habitat.
After this exciting adventure, you will transfer back to Kampala with the views of River Kafu.
The highlight of the day: The amazing hike to the top of Murchison Falls.
- Full-time English professional safari driver guide
- 4×4 safari van/ 4X4 Safari land cruiser with poop up roof for game viewing with functional A/C
- Full board accommodation
- Boat cruise fees
- Wi-Fi Internet on board the safari vehicle
- Bottled water
- International &domestic flight fees
- Visa fees
- Laundry services
- Items of personal nature
- Gratuities and tips
- Other beverages/ drinks
- Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary above