Murchison Falls Safari

Overview

This 3 days Murchsion Falls safari starts from your point of pickup to Masindi home of the Murchsion Falls and the big five, at least four of them.

At Murchison Falls, the Nile squeezes through an 8m wide gorge and plunges with a thunderous roar into the “Devil’s Cauldron”, creating a trademark rainbow. We will go on a hunt for the wild here also enjoying the cultural groups in the park.

The park is part of the greater Murchison Falls Conservation Area (MFCA) including Kaniyo Pabidi, which is a great place for chimpanzee tracking. Huge herds of elephant and buffalo are common, and lion are easily spotted. Antelope include Jackson’s hartebeest, waterbuck and Uganda kob.

Large herds of giraffe are a specialty. Chimpanzee and several other primates can be tracked in Budongo Forest in the south of the greater Murchison Falls Conservation Area.

Highlights

Game drive to catch the famous big five and other animals in the park, boat cruise on the Nile, hiking to the top of the falls and bird watching.

Itinerary

Day 1: Murchsion Falls

We depart Kampala and drive to Murchison Falls National Park, via Luwero and Nakasongola.

We will have lunch in Masindi before entering the park. We then head straight to the top of Murchison Falls where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below.

We will then drive to dinner and overnight at lodge of your choice.

  • Bakers Lodge
  • Paraa Safari Lodge

  • Fort Murchison Lodge
  • Murchison River Lodge
  • Pakuba Lodge

  • Red Chilli Rest Camp
  • Fort Murchison Lodge (tents)
  • Murchison River Lodge (tents)

Day 2: Land and Water Safari

Early riser today, 0630am we head out on a game drive in the park to find; Wildlife populations have largely recovered from the poaching of the 1980s; in the lush borassus grassland to the north of the Nile, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and a variety of antelope are regularly encountered on game drives, while lion are seen with increasing frequency.

We return to lodge to relax and lunch.

After lunch, we will take a boat cruise on the Nile River. The Nile itself hosts one of Africa’s densest hippo and crocodile populations, and a dazzling variety of water birds including the world’s most accessible wild population of the rare shoebill stork.

Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge.

  • Bakers Lodge
  • Paraa Safari Lodge

  • Fort Murchison Lodge
  • Murchison River Lodge
  • Pakuba Lodge

  • Red Chilli Rest Camp
  • Fort Murchison Lodge (tents)
  • Murchison River Lodge (tents)

Day 3: Kampala

After breakfast, we start our departure of Murchison Falls National Park, with a stop at the Zziwa Rhino ranch and then continue to Kampala.

Inclusions

  • Private transportation and fuel
  • Park entrance fees
  • Bottled water on the vehicle
  • Park ranger fees
  • Boat cruises
  • Ferry crossing costs

Murchison Falls Safari

Duration

3 days/2 nights days