Our affordable 3 day Murchison falls safari is suitable for groups or individuals, students, short stay trips and school tours. On this short safari you will see lions, rhinos, crocodiles, hippos, Elephants and more.
Murchison Falls National Park is a protected area (covering 3840 square kilometers), situated in the north-west of Uganda, about 90 kilometers from Masindi. It is the biggest national park in Uganda, and is comprised of Karuma and the Bugungu Wildlife Reserves. It was named Murchison Falls after the impressive Murchison Falls on which the longest river in the world, the River Nile, thunderously explodes through a 7 meters gorge on the rift valley escarpment and drops to 43 meters below through a series of cascades. From there, it becomes a much calmer river, its banks crowded with giant crocodiles, buffaloes, hippos as well as waterbucks. The Murchison Falls Park vegetation is comprised of woodland, savannah grasslands and riverine forest.
The Wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park includes chimpanzees, tree climbing lions and Uganda Kobs, as well as a variety of bird species, including the uncommon shoebill. Murchison Falls National Park is the country’s largest park and habitat to a number of African savannah wildlife and is divided by the great river Nile.
Day 1: Kampala to Murchison Falls Park
You will depart from Kampala and head for Murchison Falls National Park with a stopover for rhino trekking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. You will have lunch in Masindi, before visiting the magnificent falls where the Nile squeezes through an 8m wide gorge and plunges with a thunderous roar into the “Devil’s Cauldron”, creating a trademark rainbow. Proceed to your lodge after a moment well spent at the top of the falls. Dinner and overnight stay at Paraa Safari Lodge or Red Chili Camp site. Meal plan Lunch & Dinner
Day 2: Full day safari at Murchison Falls Park
After an early breakfast, you will embark on a half-day game drive safari on the northern bank which contains savannah and borassus palms, acacia trees and riverine woodland of the Nile. Accompanied by a game ranger, expect to see herds of buffalos, dozens of elephants, warthogs and towering giraffes, along with bushbucks, reedbuck, duikers, kobs, oribis, lions and the unusual looking hartebeests. After lunch, you will go on a Nile cruise safari to the bottom of the falls viewing hippos, crocodiles, elephants, and the rich bird life inhabiting the river’s papyrus-lined banks. Dinner and overnight stay at Paraa Safari Lodge or Red Chili Camp site. Meal plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3: Murchison Falls Park to Kampala
After an early breakfast, you will drive to Kaniyo Pabidi. Enjoy a guided primate walk in the lush expanses of the tropical forest, in search of the habituated chimpanzee families. Your guide will explain to you more about the animals and plants species that you encounter on your way. Also look out for other primates like the black-and-white Colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, and different types of birds. We may have lunch at Budongo Eco Lodge or en route as we head back to the capital city where you will be dropped at any accommodation of your choice in Kampala.
The cost for this 3 day Murchison Falls Park Safari includes:
- Ground transportation in a 4wd safari vehicle, with gasoline / fuel
- Accommodation in places mentioned in the itinerary
- All park fees
- Boat launch in Murchison Falls National Park
- English speaking bird guide / driver.
- Ferry fees in Murchison Falls National Park
- Meals per day as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Chimps in Kaniyo Pabidi
- Rhino trekking
The cost excludes: Flights, Any items of a personal nature, e.g. drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes.