Murchison Falls National Park – 3 days safari

Murchison Falls N.P Tour 3 days safari

Highlights

  • Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Game drives
  • Hike to the Murchison falls
  • Nile Cruise
  • Chimpanzee trekking

Renowned for its scenic beauty and the spectacular falls from which it gets its name, MFNP has abundant flora and fauna to delight the visitor. From rolling savannah and tall grasslands to thick bush and woodlands, the diversity of this park never ceases to amaze visitors and residents alike. No visit to Murchison Falls NP would be complete without a visit to the magnificent falls. They can be viewed from the top where the Nile River narrows from 50 meters to crash through a 7 meter gorge, falling 45 meters to the rocks below. The three-hour cruise to the base of the falls is unforgettable. One can experience the majesty of the Nile while onboard, viewing abundant wildlife along the river banks.

While on the game drives, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, Uganda Kob, hartebeest and waterbuck are commonly seen. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, shy sitatunga, bush duiker, warthog and bush pig. Large carnivores include lion, leopard and spotted hyena. Chimpanzees and olive baboons head the list of six species of primates found in the park. Crocodile and hippo will be seen along the banks of the Nile. 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.

Day 1 – To Murchison Falls National Park

Morning breakfast, check out and head Northern via Kampala. An en-route stop-over in Nakasongola for a visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and thereafter, proceed for hot lunch at the historic Masindi Hotel. After lunch and a little relaxation, continue to Murchison Falls NP arriving in time for a late afternoon game drive to catch a glimpse of some of the amazing wildlife!

Midrange Accom: Murchison River Lodge or similar (Full Board – all meals inclusive)
Budget Accom: Red Chilli Rest Camp or similar (Bed & Breakfast Only)

Day 2 – In Murchison Falls National Park
Embark on an early morning game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile. Go trailing animals and studying animal spoors. Game in this area includes Giraffe, Elephant, Buffalo, Hartebeests, Lion, Uganda Safari Kob, Oribi and a variety of Savannah and woodland birds. After the lunch break, take a Nile Cruise on the Victoria Nile to the bottom of the falls for game viewing at close quarters. This is a paradise of Hippos, Crocodiles and Waterbucks. The boat stops a few meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. Enjoy photographic sessions of the Mighty Murchison Falls! Thereafter, take a hike to the magnificent top of the falls where you marvel at the Mighty Nile being forced into a 6 meter crevice to thunder 40 meters below in a series of cascades!

Midrange Accom: Murchison River Lodge or similar (Full Board – all meals inclusive)
Budget Accom: Red Chilli Rest Camp or similar (Bed & Breakfast Only).

Day 3 – Return to Entebbe
An early morning breakfast, check-out and transfer to Budongo Forest Section of Murchison Falls Conservation Area for a morning forest walk in search of chimpanzees. Chimpanzees share 98% of human genes thus being man’s closest living relatives. Also, other primates resident in this forest include red tailed monkeys, l’ hoestes, grey cheeked mangabeys, red colobus monkeys and other various species of forest flora, fauna and birds! Enjoy your packed lunch and thereafter, we will then bring you directly to your hotel or guesthouse or residence within Kampala / Entebbe; or drop you to the Entebbe International Airport if you have an onward flight to catch.

END OF TOUR.

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