3 Day Murchison Falls safari

3 Day Murchison Falls safari

3 Day Murchison falls safari  : Murchison falls is Uganda’s largest and premier wildlife. Home to the world’s most powerful waterfall, elephants, buffaloes, lions and leopard plus a healthy population of hippos and crocodiles that inhabit the River Nile. The park is famed for its bird life including the rare shoe bill stork. This 3 day safari trip gives you a chance to explore the largest park bisected by the Victoria Nile, creating the dramatic Murchison falls.

Activities

  • White Rhino tracking.
  • Boat cruise and hiking to the top of the falls.
  • Game drive and Game viewing.

Tour Highlights

Day 1: Kampala- Murchison Falls National Park

Day 2: Game drives and boat cruise

Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala- Murchison Falls National Park

Your guide will pick you from the hotel/residence in Kampala/Entebbe and start your journey to Murchison Falls. We shall have a stopover at the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for white Rhino trekking, here you shall have a wonderful experience tacking the southern white Rhinos. After we shall have our lunch at kabalega Resort and later will proceed straight to the where you will check in, have a power nap. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

  • Meals

Breakfast/LUNCH/dinner

  • Accommodation 

Fort Murchison lodge.

Day 2: Game drives and boat cruise

After morning breakfast, we shall have an early break game drive including bird watching, and game viewing along the Albert Nile and. Here expect to see elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, water buck and a large number of bird species. After we shall go back to the lodge for lunch as we prepare for the boat cruise and expect to see varied bird life and wildlife often grazing and wallowing at the river banks. You may also hike to the top of the falls for a close view and this experience brings all the senses into play: watch water tumble hypnotically, listen to the roar, taste the spray on your face and feel the rock shake beneath your feet. We shall after proceed back to the lodge for our dinner and overnight.

  • Meals

Breakfast/LUNCH/dinner

  • Accommodation

Fort Murchison lodge.

Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala

After breakfast in the morning, we shall check out of the lodge and embark on our journey to Kampala. We shall have our lunch at Kabalega resort. Depending on your flight departure time, you will either be dropped off at the airport or at your hotel.

End of our safari trip

Best time to visit Murchison Falls National Park

Watching wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park is generally good and at its best during the Dry season, from December to February. However, January and February can be very hot and scenery is more beautiful although during the Wet season from June to November and Park can also be visited.

Related tours 

5 Days chimpanzee and budongo safari

Inclusions

  • All Park fees
  • All activities
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Round trip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water

Exclusions

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.

SAFARI TRANSPORT

Standard 4×4 Safari Vans/Land cruisers

Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari van and Land cruisers with open roof tops customized for game viewing and photography.  Each Safari van/Land cruiser comes with a professionally trained driver/guide with fuel for the whole safari. Each client is entitled to a window seat and can take up to 8-10 people. We also have very comfortable super customs which can carry up 6 people with their luggage also have small vehicles like Alphads, Harrier and much more that can carry 4-5 people.

Optional activities

Bird watching

One of the top forest birding sites in Uganda, Kaniyo Pabidi protests a similar range of species to Budongo Forest. The best place to look for birds is around the lodge, especially the gallery forest along the main road which offers good views. Birds to watch out for include; Narina trogon, dwarf and pygmy kingfishers, hornbills, common shrike-flycatcher, sun birds, chestnut wattle-eye and many more. A local speciality is Puvel’s illadopsis which is quite common in Kaniyo Pabidi, but known from no other locality in East Africa. Birding half day costs UD$20 per person while full day costs UD$35 Per person.

Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest -Kaniyo Pabidi Forests

Kaniyo Pabidi supports two chimpanzee communities, each estimated to number around 90 individuals and the one closest to Budongo Eco Lodge has been habituated for tourist visits since the late 1990s. This tracking consists of six guided groups, each comprising up to three people at 08:00 then at 14:00. Tracking. A full day habituation experience allowing up to two people starts a minimum of 6 hours starting at 07:00. Chimpanzee tracking for half day costs US$85 per person while habituation costs UD$155 per person.

Sport fishing

There is good fishing along the Murchison Nile, with large Nile perch and tiger fish offering the main challenge. Here local fishermen claim to have netted specimens weighing up to 160kg. A sport fishing can be bought from Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) or through our company and costs US$50 per person for one day.

Base of the Falls

The 3 hour return launch trip to the base of Murchison Falls has been Murchison Falls National Park’s most popular attraction since the Queen Mother made the inaugural voyage in a spanking new boat back in 1959. Starting at Paraa, the boat cruises slowly eastward along an archetypically African stretch of the Nile, fringed by borassus palms, acacia woodland and mahogany stands, before finally docking in a small bay a few hundred metres away from the cashing waterfall. Game viewing along the way is excellent and expect to see animals like crocodiles. hippos, giraffe, waterbuck, elephants and different bird species like the saddled-billed stork, African skimmers, African jacana, African fish eagle, black headed gonolek, yellow mantled widow bird, malachite kingfishers and much more.

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