2 day Murchison Falls Trip
The 2 days Murchison Falls trip is a short African Wildlife Safari Tour in Uganda. This Uganda safari tour takes you to the Murchison Falls National Park. The 2 days Murchison Falls trip goes to Uganda’s largest park. This is the perfect Safari to track animals. Expect to see birds, and other African wildlife on game drive. You will also enjoy a boat cruise on the Nile up the bottom of Murchison Falls itself.
Animals to see on the 2 days Murchison Falls Trip
In this 2 days Murchison Falls trip you will have 2 game drives within the Murchison Falls National Park. On the game drives you should look forward to see the Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, Uganda Kob, hartebeest and waterbuck. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, shy sitatunga, bush duiker, warthog and bush pig.
Large carnivores within the park include lion, leopard and spotted hyena. Crocodile and hippo will be seen along the banks of the Nile while on the boat cruise. Some of the more common birds that can be seen include goliath heron, Egyptian geese, pelican, bee-eaters, kingfishers, hornbill, cormorant, saddle-bill stork and the rare shoebill stork.
Highlights of your 2 days Murchison Falls Trip
- Hike to the Murchison Falls
- Early morning Game Drive
- Afternoon Boat Ride
Detailed 2 day Murchison Falls Trip Itinerary
Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park
You will begin the 2 days Murchison Falls trip with an early pick up at 0630hrs. This will be followed by a briefing on this 2 day Uganda safari tour by our representative. Depart driving northward to Murchison Falls National Park through Masindi. You may opt to add to the 2 days Murchison Falls trip at an extra cost the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This is a large preserve where Rhinos are bred in an effort to restock Murchison Falls National Park. The last Rhinos was shot in 1982. Uganda had to get help to bring back this large animals to Ugandan National Parks.
Proceed to Murchison and as you enter the park go the top of the falls. This is what makes Murchison Falls National Park so famous. This is a place for most memorable pictures and a taking in of the sounds and sights. They include the rainbow that does not disappear. It is created by the mist of the falls. The top of the fall is spectacular and the feeling of being here is just out of this world. You will hear the roar and see the splendor from the top which is such a wonderful experience.
Murchison Falls is “A sneak peek into Heaven”, here you realize “the anger of the Nile”. It’s a true master piece of nature. In a small space, a million cubic meters of water from the Nile squeeze themselves through the Albertine gorge as they make their way towards Egypt. The river is 50 meters wide and goes through a 7 meter wide gorge plunging down 45 meters. This creates that roaring sound that will stay with you. An experience you will never forget and there is something about standing alongside the mighty River Nile. Later drive to the lodge and check in at Sambiya River Lodge in time for lunch.
A short rest will prepare you for the major highlight of Murchison Falls National Park, the boat cruise. You will embark on a motorized boat ride on the Nile River to the most powerful falls in the world. Along the way you get to see crocodiles and the many schools of hippos along the bank and in the river. There are also the birds, monkeys, buffaloes, elephants and so much more.
The major point of attraction will be the bottom of the falls. It is one of the best wildlife experiences in Uganda. You can also choose to do the hike from the water’s edge up to the top of the falls. This is if you were not able to do it on the day of arrival into the park. Later on return to the land, you will embark on a short (1 or 1½ hrs) game drive. This will depend on the time you return back and the energy reserve you got after the cruise. Just remember that no game game drive is the same in nature, whether short or long….they are all different. Return to Sambiya River Lodge in time for dinner and a well-deserved rest.
About Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park offers one of the best all round Safari Experiences in Uganda. The Park was greatly affected by the civil war from the 1960s to the 1980s. Murchison Falls National Park has however steadily recovered from those bad old years. It has now become a sanctuary of hope and a center piece of African tourism in Uganda. Here you can fish on the Nile for some large Nile Perch or view the elephants, giraffe, baboons, among other wildlife.
On boat cruise expect to see hippos, buffaloes, antelopes of various kinds, lions, and many more. Expect to see hundreds of species of birds, including migratory ones. There are also storks of various kinds such as the elusive shoebill stork, reptiles and butterflies. The vegetation is made up of the beautiful Savannah with forests that just make you want to take a hike. The center of attraction at the Murchison Falls National Park is the falls. It is absolutely phenomenon and fantastic. If you have only two days to spare, Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda is the place for you to go and experience your African Safari.
Day 2: Morning Game Safari – Drive to Kampala
An early morning breakfast will kick start your day on the 2 day Murchison Falls trip. It is then off for the early morning game drive across the Savannah. Today’s game drive will be along Lake Albert Delta with its abundant wildlife. This is a scheduled game drive with a Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) ranger. What you are sensing, feeling and seeing around you cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world. This is Murchison Falls with its birds, Lions, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, warthogs and giraffes. You get to see the humorous appearing warthogs, this is Africa and you are on safari in the heart of it.
Later after the game drive, you will cross the Nile by ferry then hen it is off to Masindi. In case you did not stop at the top of falls, you may have the last sighting. It is one of the most awesome sight and experience. Proceed to Masindi for lunch at the oldest hotel in Uganda, the Masindi Hotel. Later hit the road again driving back to Kampala to arrive later in the evening. End the 2 days Murchison Falls trip with a drop off will be at your hotel in Kampala.
End of 2 Days Murchison Falls Trip in Uganda
2 Days Murchison Falls Trip Costs
The 2 days Murchison Falls Trip cost includes
- Accommodation with meals as per program
- Bottled water
- Park entrance fees
- Private safari-vehicle
- An English speaking guide
- Boat Cruise on the Nile
- Game drives as per program
- Park access fees
- Government taxes
- Lots of fun and African sunshine
The 2 days Murchison Falls trip cost does not include
- Items of personal use
- All drinks, beverages and alcohol other than what is served at breakfast
- Deviation from the Itinerary
- Tips and porterage
What you carry for your 2 days Murchison Falls trip:
- Sun glasses
- Camera gear
- Heavy and light clothes
- Insect Repelant
- Sturdy hiking boots