Murchison Budget Safari
This is a 3 days Murchison Falls budget safari in Uganda. This budget African safari in Uganda heads to the Murchison Falls National Park.
About the 3 Day Murchison Falls Budget Safari in Uganda
The 3 days Murchison Falls budget safari offers you the best of Murchison on a budget basis. You will enjoy game drives on this 3 days Murchison Falls budget safari.
There will also be jungle walks and a boat cruise on the Nile when on this Uganda budget safari. The Murchison Falls budget safari in Uganda will start and end in Kampala.
If you are on this 3 days budget safari in Uganda, you will be picked up from Kampala.
3 Day Murchison Falls Budget Safari in Uganda Highlights
- 3 days Murchison Falls budget safari highlights include:
- Trek tothe top of the falls
- Wildlife tracking
- See 4 of the big 5
- Boat cruise on the Nile to the devils cauldron at the bottom
Find the 3 days Murchison Falls budget safari itinerary below.
Detailed 3 Day Murchison Falls Budget Safari Itinerary
Day 1: KAMPALA – MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Meet and greet by our Uganda safari rep at your hotel. You will have a brief on this 3 days Murchison Falls budget safari in Uganda. This is to be followed by departure driving north.
You will go through the Luwero Square. A stop in Masindi in time for lunch will be necessary before proceeding. You will head to the top of the Murchison falls.
Observe the falls crashing through a narrow gorge. Enjoy the sunset as you return to your Murchison Falls Safari Camp.
You will be dropped off at Yebo Safari Camp/ Red Chilli Safari Camp in time for dinner and overnight.
About the Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley. This is where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into vast, palm-dotted savannah. The park was first gazetted as a game reserve in 1926. It is Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species of mammals. There are over 451 birds in Murchison falls National Park.
The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile which plunges over the remnant rift valley wall. This creates the dramatic Murchison Falls, the center-piece of the park. It is the final event in an 80km stretch of the river Nile from Karuma Falls rapids.
The mighty cascade drains the last of the river’s energy. This transforms it into a broad, placid stream. This flows across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert.
At Murchison Falls, the Nile squeezes through a 7-8m wide gorge. It then plunges with a thunderous roar into the “Devil’s Cauldron”. This creates a trademark rainbow that you will see here. This stretch of river provides one of Uganda’s, most remarkable wildlife spectacles.
Along the riverbank you will find elephants, giraffes and buffaloes. Hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents of the Nile.
The 1951 film “The African Queen” starring Humphrey Bogart was filmed on Lake Albert. This was also on the Nile in Murchison Falls National Park.
Murchison Falls is characterized by an eternal war between rock and water. The waters compress through a narrow gorge. It sprays misty droplets along their wake over a 50 m radius. This creates a permanent rainbow over the battlefield and causes a continuous roar.
Day 2: MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Your day starts with an early breakfast. With picnic lunch boxes cross the Nile to the northern bank. Your guide on will help you spot elephant, lion, cape buffalo and Roth child’s giraffe.
Other animals to be seen include hartebeest and waterbuck. We also have oribi, bushbuck, bohor reed buck and hyena. On a lucky day on the 3 days Murchison Falls budget safari you may see the leopard.
At 1200 hrs it will be time to go for lunch. This is before an affternoon boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile. This will be on a boat cruise to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’.
Look forward to marvel at the toothsome hippos and crocodiles. Over the 17km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. This is also the zone of many birds, species like goliath heron, Egyptian goose and pelican.
You may also see bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. Return back to Yebo Safari Camp/ Red Chilli Safari Camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK – KAMPALA
After breakfast you will end your 3 days Murchison Falls budget safari. This is with a transfer back to Kampala. You will arrive in the early afternoon. Drop off will be in your hotel in Kampala.
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3 days Murchison Falls Safari Costs
The 3 days Murchison Falls Safari 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 days Murchison Falls Safari 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 days Murchison Falls Safari:
- Sun glasses
- Camera gear
- Heavy and light clothes
- Sturdy hiking boots