4 day Safari Murchison Falls
4 Days safari Murchison Falls National Park is an incredible 3 night’s vacation to Uganda’s largest national park. This African safari tour in Uganda takes you to the Murchison Falls National Park. This Uganda national park is also referred to as Kabalega National Park. It is located in northwestern Uganda. The major attraction is the popular boat trip past impressive populations of hippo and to the bottom of the 40 meter (130 feet) Murchison Falls.
Animals to See in Murchison Fall National Park
Despite this set back, Murchison still claims to have 4 of the Big Five and is sure not to disappoint its many visitors as it is the only park in all of Uganda that does. Other animals that call this Park home include lions, leopards, giraffes, hippopotamus, elephants, water buffalo, antelope, crocodile, hartebeest, Uganda kob, oribi, amongst others. The rare shoe-bill stork can also be seen flying in and around the Nile River.
4 Days safari Murchison Falls National Park
Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park
Our safari representative will meet and greet you at 0630hrs at your hotel/ residence in Kampala. You will be briefed by the representative on the 4 Days safari to Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda. This will be followed by departure driving through the historical Luwero triangle to Murchison Falls. You will proceed to the park and embark on a forest walk in Pabidi Forest in search of chimpanzees. Other primates resident in this forest include l’ hoestes, red colobus, blues, red tailed monkeys and grey cheeked mangabeys.
The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only about primates, but also on all the forest flora and fauna and will ensure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for bird watching and for seeing primates at close quarters. Drive to your chosen accommodation for check in and early dinner. Depart for night game drive at 1800hrs. You will be looking forward to see the nocturnal wildlife that includes the hyenas, leopards, hippos, genets, porcupines, civets, numerous reptiles, bush babies and night jars among other wildlife. Return back to your preferred accommodation for overnight. (Transit time: 5 hr.)
About Murchison Falls National Park
The Murchison Falls National Park combines with the Bugungu Wildlife Reserve and the Karuma Wildlife Reserve. This forms the Murchison Falls Conservation Area. In addition, it is named after the Murchison Falls in honor of a former chair of the conservation society. The Falls are a spectacular site to see as the Nile River drops through a narrow gorge along its path northward. A boat excursion near the falls will surely leave you breathless as the nature all around provides spectacular views from all directions.
Like many other national parks in Uganda, its wildlife is still recovering from the heavy poaching that went on in the country years ago. Unfortunately, rhinos in this area have already become extinct. However, a rhino sanctuary in the south of the Park was started and in 30 years’ time, about 40 to 50 rhinos will be able to be released back into the Park’s borders.
Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park
Start your 4 Days safari Murchison Falls National Park day with an early breakfast before heading to the northern banks of the Nile River. On the early morning game drive, you may see Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Giraffe, Hartebeests and many more. In the afternoon, proceed for a boat trip on the placid Victoria Nile, upstream, to the base of the fall.
En route you will see hippos, crocodiles, water buck and a wide variety of birds like the unusual shoebill stork. The boat stops just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. Take pictures of the photogenic and majestic Murchison Falls. Disembark from the boat and take a hike to the Top of the fall where you can see the Nile’s beauty perfected!!
Marvel at the Nile, compressing from 50 meters to squeeze through a 6-metre canyon dropping 40 meters with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow, a plume of spray and the best thing that happened to the Nile…”the Murchison Falls”. Return to your lodge in time for dinner and overnight at your chosen accommodation.
Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park
You will wake up to your breakfast on your 4 Days safari Murchison Falls National Park. This will be followed by before you embark on the delta boat cruise. This is another interesting but more placid activity is the boat trip through the extensive papyrus delta through which the Victoria Nile flows into Lake Albert. Here again there are plenty of animals and birds to see with an excellent chance of seeing the rare shoebill. This trip takes four to five hours, thereafter transfer to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Murchison Falls – Kampala
You will have breakfast and a morning game drive as you depart Murchison Falls National Park. You will depart and proceed to the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. It is the only place that you can see rhinos in Uganda. Presently the sanctuary is home to fifteen southern white rhinos. The sanctuary has become increasingly popular with guests for rhino trekking, bird watching, nature walks and relaxation. Proceed to Kampala with drop-off at your hotel/ residence in Kampala. (Transit time: 5 hr.)
End of 4 Days safari Murchison Falls National Park
4 Days safari Murchison Falls National Parks Costs
The 4 Days safari Murchison Falls National Park 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
- Chimpanzee permit
- Government taxes
- Lots of fun and African sunshine
The 4 Days safari Murchison Falls 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 4 Days safari Murchison Falls:
- Sun glasses
- Camera gear
- Insect Repelant
- Heavy and light clothes
- Sturdy hiking boots