3 Days Murchison Falls Safari and Big Five Animals
3 Days Tailor-made safari | Anyday departure
- Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route to Murchison Falls National Park
- Boat Ride to the bottom of the magnificent Murchison Fall
- Top of the magnificent Murchison falls
- Game Drive in Murchison Falls National Park
- The BIG 5 Savanna Game Animals
- Scenic road trip back to Kampala
On this 3 days Murchison Falls Safari you’ll most likely catch glimpse on the Africa Big Five. The Africa big five are among the most dangerous, yet most popular species for big-game hunters and the safari tourist – these include the African Lion, African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, African Leopard, and Rhinoceros.
Tracking down African BIG FIVE is always top on the list for every safari tour. From the King of the Jungle, the Lion and the cunning Leopard to the largest land mammal the Elephants, the rare white Rhinos and the aggressive Buffaloes. Have your checklist ready, we will take you on the most sought after Safari in Africa. Your hunting gear is your camera, lets plan this trip now!
What to Expect
The 3 days Murchison Falls Safari begins and ends in quiet lovely town of Entebbe, the President’s home. We will set out passing through the capital Kampala for an African city Experience and head towards the north-west of the capital passing through the famous 80’s war town, Luwero Triangle and stop over at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track the first member of the Africa big five family, the White Rhino for about 1.5 hours or less on foot. You’ll make it in time for lunch in Masindi, a town close to the entrance of Murchison Falls National Park where we’ll spend the night.
The Morning of the second day of the 3 days Murchison Falls Safari is our big Africa Safari day to catch the other 4 of the Africa big five game family. We head for an early morning game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile. Animals you may see include; Elephants, Lions, Cape buffalo, Rothchild’s Giraffe, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reed buck, Spotted Hyena and if you are lucky, the Leopard.
After lunch, go for a Boat cruise to the bottom of the falls, an experience not to be missed!! Here you will see the River Nile said to be the Longest river in the world crush through a narrow gorge and forming the magnificent Murchison Falls.
While on the cruise you may see Hippos, Crocodiles, Elephants, Waterbuck and Uganda Kobs among others. This is also the zone of many birds, with species like Goliath Heron, Egyptian Geese, Pelicans, Bee-eaters, Kingfishers, Hornbill, Cormorant and the rare Shoebill stork. We will head back to the lodge after exhausting our camera memories, draining our calories and using up all the day’s light – what an adventure – for a farewell dinner and the next morning head back to the capital to prepare your next trip back home.
Hotel pickup and drop off within Entebbe/Kampala
3 Days/2 Nights
To Murchison Falls National Park.
After breakfast, we begin our panoramic drive northwards early morning through the famous Luwero Triangle, and on our way visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuaryis a collaborative effort between the Rhino Fund Uganda, a Ugandan NGO committed to the restoration of Uganda’s rhinoceros. Read More …
The sanctuary houses Uganda’s Rhino reintroduction project. There are about 20 white rhinos and tracking is done on foot and takes about 1 and half hours. We then drive to Masindi Town for lunch. Thereafter, we drive to Murchison Falls National Park where if time allows, we also visit the top of the falls before retreating to our accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Drive time: ±7 hours
Budget accommodation: Red Chilli Camp.
Mid Range accommodation: Fort Murchison, Heritage Safari Lodge
Luxury accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge, Kabalega Wilderness Lodge, Nile safari Lodge or Fort Murchison Lodge.
In Murchison Falls National Park
Today we head for an early morning game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile. This is a beautiful drive across Borassus Palm Forest and grassland savannah down to Lake Albert where the Albert Nile heads north to the Sudan.
Animals you may see include; Elephants, Lions, Cape buffalo, Rothchild’s Giraffe, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reed buck, Spotted Hyena and if you are lucky, the Leopard. After lunch, go for a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls, an experience not to be missed!! Here you will see the River Nile said to be the Longest river in the world crush through a narrow gorge and forming the magnificent Murchison Falls. While on the cruise you may see Hippos, Crocodiles, Elephants, Waterbucks and Uganda Kobs among others. This is also the zone of many birds, with species like Goliath Heron, Egyptian Geese, Pelicans, Bee-eaters, Kingfishers, Hornbill, Cormorant and the rare Shoebill stork.
We then return to our accommodation for dinner and overnight.
End of Safari and back to Kampala
Scenic road drive of about 7+ hours back to Kampala.
Budget accommodation: Red Chilli Rest Camp.
Luxury accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge, Nile safari Lodge or Fort Murchison Lodge.
The 3 days Murchison falls Safari Cost Includes
- Airport Transfers
- Transportation – 4×4 Safari Cruiser/Van
- Accommodation – Budget/Luxury Lodging
- English Speaking Driver/Guide
- Park Fees & Guide Fees
- Bottled Drinking Water en-route
- Meals as specified in Itinerary
Our Safari cost exclude:
- For short trips accommodation on arrival and departure are not included, but can be arranged on request.
- Visa fees (50 USD)
- Sodas, beers, wines and other drinks
- Medical Insurance
- And all kinds of personal nature
Tracking African Big Five / World Heritage Sites / Photography / Scenic Drive / Wildlife Game Drive / Boat ride / Nature Discovery / Outdoor Adventures
Leisure / Photography / African Safari / Outdoor Adventures / Wildlife Safari
Spectacular Scenery / Unique Accommodations / Luxury African Safari Lodges
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