3 DAYS UGANDA MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK WILDLIFE TOUR
This 3 days Uganda Wildlife Safari adventure to Murchison Falls National Park offers you a visit to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a boat cruise to the bottom of the Nile, a hike or drive to the top of the falls and wildlife game safari drive.
Murchison Falls National Park positioned in the north west of Uganda stands as the largest national park in the country stretching to 3,840km. The park is bisected by the famous Nile River that flows 115km with in the park boundaries empting into Lake Albert and the Albert Nile starting a new course that moves out of Uganda through a place called Nimule. The greater Murchison Falls Conservation Area which incorporates the surrounding Bugungu and Karuma Wildlife Reserves stretched over a geographical coverage of 5,308 sq. km. The park derives its magical name from the Murchison Falls whose name was bestowed upon it by the famous European explorer Sir Samuel Baker on his Nile expedition from its mouth. The park supports four of the big five Species including lions, leopards, elephants and Buffaloes. The Rhinos used to exist but faced extinction in 1983 but have been re-introduced and they thrive in the neighboring Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary awaiting to be re-introduced in the wild.
The park features open savanna vegetation intercepted with scattered borassus palms mostly in the northern section, the southern section is dominated by savannah woodland, the riverine vegetation along the Nile River and the forested landscapes towards Rabongo forest. Murchison Falls National Park is a home to 76 species of mammals, the water bucks, bohor reedbuck, deffasa water buck, the Oribis among others. The park is a home to the rare patas monkey. The Park also supports 460 species of birds including the Vulnerable and rare shoe bill stork other bird species include the Great blue Turaco, Goliath heron, and the dwarf kingfisher.
DETAILED ITINERARY FOR YOUR 3 DAY WILDLIFE SAFARI TO MURCHISON
DAY 1: Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park – Enroute Ziwa Rhinos
An early pick up from your Hotel by our driver guide who will transfer you to Murchison Falls National Park. You will go through the famous Luwero triangle, Budongo forest on the western arm of the Great Rift Valley. You will have a stop enroute at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking for black and white Rhinos. After continue your journey with another stop for Lunch, Proceed with the journey that will offer you with great sceneries that are picturesque to reach the park in the afternoon. You will drive to the top of the falls where the Nile perfects its beauty. Here you will see the calm Nile forcing its self through a narrow 8m gorge to fall a distance of about 150 ft down producing a thunderous roar of white water- incredible scenery! You will then be transferred to board the Ferry to your Lodge depending on where you will spend the Night. Dinner and overnight at
Luxury Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge / Paraa Safari Lodge / Bakers Lodge.
Midrange Accommodation: Pakuba Game Lodge / Fort Murchison Lodge / Sambiya River lodge / Bwana Tembo Safari Camp / Budongo Eco Lodge / Pakuba Game Lodge.
Budget Accommodation: Heritage Safari Lodge /Red chilli Rest Camp.
Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner (HB).
Journey Time from Kampala: 5Hours Drive
Estimated Distance: 353Km
DAY 2: Morning Game drive and a boat cruise along the Nile
Take a cup of Tea to go for a before dawn game drive in the northern circuit of the park. This drive will reward you with game like, leopards, hyenas, lions, jackals, elephants, buffaloes, Uganda Kob and many more. You will retire from the game drive, have Lunch and later in the Afternoon enjoy a Boat cruise along the Nile to the bottom of the Murchison Falls where you will get to see clearly the mighty waterfalls. This takes you to the bottom of the falls. It provides an opportunity to view some of the water animals like the crocodiles, buffaloes, hippos and plenty of birds. Dinner and Overnight at as above.
Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Full board).
DAY 3: Budongo Forest Chimpanzee primates watch – Drive back to Kampala
Early morning breakfast drive to Budongo Forest for chimpanzee tracking in the Kanyiopabidi and nature appreciation before you embark on your journey back to Kampala with lunch Enroute in Masindi arrival in Kampala and transfer to Hotel in Kampala for your Overnight or transfer to Entebbe Airport for your outbound flight home.
The above Tour Plan is Inclusive of:
– All Accommodation and Meals as Per the Tour Plan / Itinerary
– All Ground Transport and Fuel in a 4×4 wheel drive.
– An Experienced English speaking Driver guide and all his Expenses
– Park Entrance fees, Vehicle Entrance Fees
– Ranger Guide Fees
-Ferry Crossing Fees
– Game drive
– Boat Cruise to the Bottom of the Falls
-Hike to the top of the Falls
-Zziwa Rhino sanctuary
-Chimpanzees in Budongo forest
-Bottled Mineral Water while on Game drives
The above Tour plan Excludes;
– International flight Fares and Visas
– Expenses of personal nature
– Tips & Laundry
– Alcoholic Drinks