3 Day Murchison Falls Tour
The 3 day Murchison Falls Tour takes you to Murchison Falls National Park. At this Uganda National Park, you are assured of the best all-around park. For a three-day African wildlife safari, this is more than you can ask for.
About the 3 Day Murchison Falls Tour
Enjoy the best of Uganda on Game Drives. Here you will see Lions, Elephants, Giraffes and Buffaloes among other wildlife.
The Boat Safari on the Nile will let you see the Hippos, Crocodiles and lots of Water Birds. You may also enjoy the Murchison Falls Hike with the beautiful sites of the falls.
Rhino tracking on this 3 day Murchison Falls tour completes the big 5 in this Uganda safari tour.
You can also add the Chimpanzee Trekking in Budongo Forest. This 3 day Murchison Falls tour optimizes what you can see in the Pearl of Africa and compacts into just 3 days.
This Uganda safari tour is the only short African safari tour in Uganda that allows you to see the Big-5 in Uganda.
It is one of the reasons why this is one of our Best Uganda Safari tours.
Highlights of your 3 Day Murchison Falls Tour
- Hike to the Murchison Falls
- Rhino Tracking
- Chimpanzee Tracking
- Early morning Game Drive
- Afternoon Boat Ride
3 Day Murchison Falls Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Kampala - Murchison Falls Park
You will leave Kampala on your Murchison Falls Park Wildlife Safari at 6:30 am. This is after a briefing on the 3 Day Murchison Falls Tour.
The drive heads North West to the largest of Uganda National Parks, the Murchison Falls Park. This is a 6 hours scenic drive from the capital city Kampala and the trip is well worth the drive.
There are lots to see as you head north through towns such as Luweero and Masindi. Expect to see the green landscape, hamlets, villages and small towns. There are also roadside vendors selling their food and drinks. It will not be just another boring drive.
There will be a stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary which is the only place that you can see rhinos in Uganda. The sanctuary is home to over eighteen southern white rhinos. It has become popular with guests for rhino trekking. There are those who come for bird watching, nature walks and relaxation.
After lunch proceed to the Murchison Falls National Park. You will arrive in time for the ferry crossing. Upon crossing, proceed to your Murchison Falls lodge for check in.
Later in the evening, you will embark on a late afternoon game drive. Expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, antelopes of all types, warthogs, buffaloes. Return back to your Paraa Safari Lodge in time for dinner and overnight.
About Murchison Falls National Park
First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926, it is Uganda's largest and oldest conservation area. Murchison Falls National Park hosts 76 species of mammals and 451 birds.
The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45 m over the remnant rift valley wall. This creates the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park. It is the final event in an 80 km stretch of rapids.
The mighty cascade drains the last of the river's energy. It transforms it into a broad, placid stream. This flows in silence across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert.
This stretch of river provides one of Uganda's most remarkable wildlife spectacles. Regular visitors to the riverbanks include elephants, giraffes and buffaloes. There are hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents.
Day 2: Murchison Falls Park
Your 3 Day Murchison Falls Tour begins with an early morning breakfast. With all system go, you will be off to another game drive across the savanna.
You will go along the River Nile on Lake Albert Delta. The area is known for abundant wildlife as you move as the sun rises.
Expect to see lions, leopards, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, warthogs, giraffes, humorous appearing warthogs.
You will return to the lodge for late breakfast, some relaxation and lunch.
After lunch you will embark on another one of the highlights of your Safari. This is the boat safari trip up the Nile River. You will move along the river bank you are likely to see crocodiles. there are many hippos, elephants and buffaloes.
Also, in your menu today are antelopes, lots of birds including the fish eagle, storks and so much more. The boat moves up the river and stay on the left-hand side. This is to let you see most of the animals who come to the river.
You get to observe herds of Elephants cooling off. there are Hippopotamus frolicking, crocodiles just dozing in the African sun.
Voila! Just before your eyes appears the Murchison Falls, it is one of the most powerful waterfalls in the World. The River Nile is 50 meters wide above the falls.
It moves down through a 6-meter gorge and falls down 43 meters. The crashing sound below is deafening and the sight makes one realize how forceful nature can be.
Close by, there is a bank on the river filled with Nile crocodiles basking in the afternoon sun. Just down from there you can see a group of hippos frolicking in the water of the Nile.
There are thousands of hippoi to be found here, birds in plenty.
At the bottom of the falls disembark and take the guided hike up along the Murchison Falls.
You will be cooled down with some mist from the falls to keep you comfortable. At the top of the falls you are met by your driver guide. You will cross the Nile by ferry and head back to your lodge for dinner and rest.
Day 3: Murchison Falls Park – Return to Kampala
After an early breakfast you will proceed for a forest walk in Pabidi Forest in search of chimpanzees. Other primates’ resident in this forest include l’ hoestes and red colobus. there are also blues, red tailed monkeys and grey cheeked mangabeys.
The guide will provide detailed explanations. This is not only about primates, but also on all the forest flora and fauna. He will ensure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable.
This walk is excellent for bird watching and for seeing primates at close quarters.
Proceed for lunch before driving out of the park. Your destination will be the capital Kampala. End your 3 Day Murchison Falls Tour Itinerary with a drop off at your hotel in Kampala.
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3 Days Murchison Falls Tour Costs
The 3 Day Murchison Falls Tour 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 3 Day Murchison Falls Tour 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 3 Day Murchison Falls Tour:
- Sun glasses
- Camera gear
- Insect Repelant
- Heavy and light clothes
- Sturdy hiking boots