3 Days Murchison Falls Wildlife Expedition
The 3-Day Murchison Falls Wildlife expedition is the shortest Uganda safari for seeing numerous savanna species and wildlife in Uganda. The Uganda safari takes you to Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s most popular savannah park. Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest park and a popular site for wildlife and big game viewing safaris. It is located in North-western Uganda and covers over 3,480 square kilometers of diverse habitats including forest, grassland, riverine woodland, borassus palms, acacia savanna, river, and wetland. The park protects a diverse range of animals, including 76 animal species and over 451 bird species.
Murchison Falls National Park gets its name from the magnificent Murchison Falls found on the Victoria Nile, which cuts and flows through the Park. Given their magnificent turbulence, Murchison falls are regarded as the most powerful waterfalls on the globe. The falls also are the focal point of the park, offering a striking picture of the Nile, as it squeezes through a narrow cleft of about 7 meters between rocks and explodes into the pool about 45 meters below. The river seems serene and mirror-like in the background, before the depression. However, after a few meters, the water begins to turbulence and transforms into the spectacular Murchison Falls.
This 3-day Murchison Falls wildlife expedition includes game drives in the savannah grassland and a boat safari on the Nile, both of which will expose you to a variety of animals: among them include lions, elephants, giraffes, hippos, Nile crocodiles, hyenas, monkeys, Uganda kobs, elands, numerous birds, and breathtaking scenery. A visit to the world’s strongest waterfalls, where the sight and sound of the Nile smashing down a huge abyss give memorable and inherent realities that only those who encounter them can access, will be the highlight of this expedition. The Victoria Nile, which divides the park in two, provides dales of hippos and busk ranges of crocodiles along the sandbanks, as well as enormous numbers of other species drinking and bathing.
Still, on your 3-day Murchison Falls wildlife expedition, you will be trekking rhinos in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route to Murchison Falls. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is the only place in Uganda where tourists can visit rhinos.
- Visit the top of Murchison Falls
- Game drives
- Boat cruise
- Rhino trekking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Day 1: Pick-up & Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
After an early breakfast, our driving guide will pick you up from your hotel or Entebbe Airport at 7:00 a.m. and brief you on your 3-day Murchison Falls wildlife expedition. After that, begin your 6-hour journey to Murchison Falls National Park passing through numerous such as Luwero. Your first stopover will be at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino trekking. Here, you will be welcomed, and briefed about the rhinos and trekking them, after which you will be led to see both black and white rhinos in their natural habitat.
After the rhino trekking, leave the sanctuary and proceed with your journey. Make another stop for lunch in Masindi town before proceeding to Murchison Falls National Park. On arrival in the Park, drive towards the top of the falls, where you will view various species such as warthogs and baboons, among others. The view from the top of the falls is breathtaking, with the spectacular falls squeezing through the rocks in an 8m gorge. Take as many photos as you possibly can. Later, drive to the lodge and check in. Overnight stay at your lodge.
Day 2: Morning Game Drive & Afternoon Boat Cruise
Wake up early and eat breakfast at 6:30 a.m., after which your driver and ranger guide will pick you up from the hotel to begin your early morning game drive at 7:00 a.m. Expect to see many animals including lions, buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, antelopes, kobs, waterbucks, and birds, among others during the game drive. The morning game drive will last about 3 to 4 hours, after which you will return to your lodge and relax.
Later, have lunch and go for the afternoon boat cruise on the Nile. On the boat, you will be able to observe various Nile crocodiles, hippos, monitor lizards, buffaloes, and elephants along the Nile's banks. Expect to also catch views of numerous lovely birds singing in the trees such as bee-eaters, colored kingfishers, shoe-billed storks, and many others. The boat ride will take you to the base of Murchison Falls, where you will be able to see the enormous cascades. Return to your lodge after. Have dinner and rest.
Day 3: Travel back to Kampala/Entebbe
Enjoy your breakfast and check out of your lodge. Before embarking on your journey back to Kampala/Entebbe, have one last game drive through the park to see more wildlife. It will be an exciting time as you search for numerous animal species, the majority of which will be spotted grazing in the grasslands. Leave the park after and proceed to Kampala, with a stopover for lunch in Masindi. You will arrive in Kampala in the evening and that will be the end of your 3-day Murchison Falls wildlife expedition.
• Park entry fees
• Accommodation and meals
• English-speaking driver/guide
• All the above-mentioned activities
• Bottled mineral water
• International flights
• Travel insurance
• Entry visas
• All optional activities
• Costs on laundry, telephone, alcoholic drinks, etc.