3 Days Murchison Falls Uganda Safari (Short Day Tour)

This 3 Days Murchison Falls Uganda Safari (short day tour) will take you to Uganda’s largest park known as Murchison Falls National Park, located in Northwestern Uganda on an area of about 3,840 sq. Km, gazette in 1926 as a game Reserve.

It is classified with savannah grassland, and the Victoria Nile that flows through separating it into (northern and southern bank).

Murchison falls is home to over 451 bird species such as the great blue Turaco, goliath heron, the shoebill, and the dwarf kingfisher among others, 76 mammal species, a big number of Nile Crocodiles, and above the magnificent and thunderous Murchison falls squeezing their way through a gorge that is 8m wide.

Highlights of the 3 Days Murchison Falls Uganda Safari

Activities to do on this Safari:

3 Days Murchison Falls Uganda Safari

Adventure the Murchison Falls with Star Wilderness safaris

Detailed 3 Days Murchison Falls Uganda Safari

Day 1: Travel from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park

After an early breakfast, our driver guide will come to pick you at your hotel at 7 am ready to hit the road. He will brief you about this three day to Murchison falls, and then start the Uganda trip. This is a 6 hours trip so you brace yourself for a long exciting journey.

Be free to ask the guide incase of any sighting that needs explanation. You will go through Luwero, and later have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino Tracking. Here you will find both black and white Rhinos

After tracking, we shall immediately hit the road again to catch our plan and the next stop will be in Masindi for lunch. After Lunch we shall proceed to the park, after making payments for the Park entry, we shall drive directly towards the top of the fall, here along the way you will see various animals such as monkeys, baboons, warthogs, birds and many more

At the top of the falls, you will find it so amazing with the picturesque of the river Nile with its hitting falls, this feeling is amazing and breathtaking to experience. Take as many photos as you can, observing the strongest falls in the world. Later your guide will drive you to your lodge to check in and have your dinner and overnight

Recommended Accommodation:

  • Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge
  • Midrange: Pakuba Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge
  • Budget: Heritage Lodge, Red Chilli

Meal Plan: lunch and Dinner

Day 2 of the 3 Days Murchison Falls Uganda Safari: Morning Game Drive and A Boat Cruise Along the Nile

This is the vital day of the 3 Days Murchison Falls Uganda Safari and so on this day, you have to leave as early as 6:30 am in the morning so that by 7 am you start you game drive. This means that you have to take a cup of tea/coffee as early as possible just to keep you going.

During the Early morning game drive, you will be able to sight as many animals as possible such as Lions, Elephants Buffalos, Giraffes, antelopes, waterbucks, warthogs, jacks, jackal and birds of many species and many more

After a game drive, at like at around 11:30 am, drive back to the lodge, relax/freshen up and have lunch as you prepare for the afternoon boat cruise.

On the boat cruise which takes about 2-3 hours, you will be able to see various animals including crocodiles, hippos, elephants, buffalos along the banks of the River Nile.

You will also be able to sight different bird species, some singing in the tree such as the bee eaters, coloured kingfisher, shoe billed stork and many more. The boat ride will take you to the bottom of the falls. When you reach here you will be able to see clearly the mighty waterfalls

You could opt to go hiking to the top, where you will meet your driver who will drive you back to the lodge, have dinner and overnight

Recommended Accommodation:

  • Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge
  • Midrange: Pakuba Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge
  • Budget: Heritage Lodge, Red Chilli

Meal Plan:  full board

Day 3 of the 3 Days Murchison Falls Uganda Safari: Return to Kampala

After a heavy breakfast, you will check out and find your driver out ready to pick you up. You will proceed for another game drive in the morning as you drive back to Kampala.

It will be great time as you look out for various animal species though most of them will be seen in the grassland feeding such as the antelopes, buffalos, elephants and Giraffes this includes a number of bird species as well

Leave the Park, have a stop in Masindi for Lunch and continue with the journey reaching in Kampala in the evening

Meals: breakfast and lunch

End of the 3 Days Murchison Falls Uganda Safari

3 Days Murchison Falls Uganda Safari

Murchison Falls National park

Background Information of the 3 Days Murchison Falls Uganda Safari

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a collaborative effort between the Uganda Wildlife Authority, Rhino Fund Uganda, a Uganda NGO committed to the restoration of the Uganda’s Rhinoceros Population and Ziwa Ranchers Limited, a private land management company.

The sanctuary offers secure place where Rhino populations can be expanded by breeding, protected from human and non-human predators and gradually re-introduced into Uganda’s National Parks, while at the same time, allowing the public to enjoy these majestic animals

A team of approximately 78 park rangers and security guards keep a 24-hour watch on the rhinos to ensure their safety. The 70 square kilometers (7,000 ha) sanctuary is surrounded by a 2 meters (6.6 ft) electric fence to keep the rhinos in and intruders out.

The sanctuary is home to at least 40 mammals and reptilian species including monkeys, antelopes, hippos, crocodiles and numerous bird species. Tourist facilities at the sanctuary include a safari lodge, guest house, budget accommodation are two separate business and both have restaurants that offer meals to tourists. In addition to on foot rhino trekking, tourist activities include birding, canoe rides and nature walks

3 Days Murchison Falls Uganda Safari

White Rhino in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Murchison Falls National Park

Also known as the Kabalega National Park, the Murchison falls National Park is popularly known for having the world’s most powerful waterfalls that emits large volumes of water about 300 cubic meters per second or 11,000 ft3/s at a very powerful pressure that cause the surrounding to tremble.

The park was first gazetted in in 1927 and today is the largest park in Uganda covering an area of 3840 sq Km/ 1483 sq miles. It is commonly visited for Uganda Safari Tours because of its diverse Safari activities and rich wildlife

The park is located in the northern Uganda, northwest of the capital, and extends its boundaries to a number of districts within and beyond the Bunyoro escarpment including Nwoya, Masindi, Kiryandongo and Buyisa. It’s found on the northernmost reaches of the Albertine Rift Valley with its terrain bisected by the Victoria Nile

The park is a home to more than 73 animal species among which are the “big five” including buffalos, leopards, lions, and Elephants (except rhinos), has three quarters of the world’s population of Rothschild giraffes plus a healthy population of herbivores which has recently doubled including the Uganda Kobs all of which can easily be seen on the Wildlife Safari Tours here. There are various primates living within its verdant forests like Budongo among are over 610 chimpanzees, in addition to 451 bird species including 23 Albertine Rift Endemics

3 Days Murchison Falls Uganda Safari Inclusions and Exclusions

Safari includes:

  • Transportation in a tour van/Landcruiser
  • Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park admissions
  • Accommodation on full board
  • Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program
  • Transfer to and from the airport

Safari exclusions

  • All activities not mentioned in the program
  • Phone calls bills
  • Tips
  • International transfers
  • Gratitude to tour guides
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal effects of any nature
  • Hotel fees before and after the safari

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