The 3 days Murchison falls safari takes us northwest of Uganda for a fantastic wildlife safari in Uganda’s biggest and oldest national park ; Murchison falls national park. The park is popularly known for and was named after the breathtaking Murchison falls which is a major highlight for the safari. This trip involves a game drive around the savannah plains to look out for the park’s game such as lions, leopards, hyenas, elephants, various kinds of antelopes and giraffes among others. Murchison falls NP is bisected by the Nile on which we take a boat cruise towards the bottom of the mighty falls watching numerous birds, crocodiles and hippos in the waters and along the shores. The hike to the top of the falls is a whole adventure on its own and one of the most enjoyable experiences of the safari.
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Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Murchison falls national park
Meet the safari driver after your morning breakfast at your hotel and set off for the road trip. You will head north through busy surburbs of the city including Bwaise and Kawempe going further along the Kampala-Gulu highway. After the plains of Nakasongola, you get to Masindi where you stop over for lunch and proceed to the southern gate of Murchison falls national park. It takes you through Budongo forest where you have a high opportunity of seeing baboons and monkeys. In a short time, you will arrive at the ferry crossing to cross to the northern sector. As you drive to your lodge, you spot various savannah animals.
Dinner and overnight stay at Paraa safari lodge (luxury), Murchison River lodge or Pakuba safari lodge (midrange), Red Chilli safari lodge or Heritage safari lodge (budget)
Day 2: Morning game drive & afternoon boat cruise
Wake up early morning for breakfast at the lodge so that by 6:00am, you are leaving for the game drive. Going early for the game drive gives greater opportunities to spot animals that are quite not common to see during the day such as the lions, leopards and hyenas. Continue with the drive through the trails as it dawns, where you watch herds of Uganda kobs, buffaloes, giraffes, elephants and Jackson’s harte beests among others. After about 4 hours of the drive, drive back to the lodge, relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounding.
You will have lunch and later on go for the afternoon boat cruise on the Nile. The launch cruise starts at the ferry crossing area and as it takes you towards the Murchison falls, you see a lot of wildlife including hippos, Nile crocodiles, lots of birds and a few antelopes and giraffes. After viewing the stunning bottom of the Murchison falls, get off the boat and head for the hike to the top of the falls where the driver guide will pick you and transfer you to the lodge.
Dinner and overnight at the lodeg
Accomodations:Paraa safari lodge (luxury), Murchison River lodge or Pakuba safari lodge (midrange), Red Chilli safari lodge or Heritage safari lodge (budget)
Day 3: Return to Kampala
After an early breakfast, checkout of the lodge and prepare for transfer back to Kampala city, you will have a chance to enjoy one last game drive as you head out of the park.
END OF MURCHISON FALLS SAFARI