3 Days Murchison Falls National Park Safari

  • 3 Days
  • Max People : 26
  • Jan 18’ - Dec 21'
  • Min Age : 10+
  • Pickup: Airpot
Description

Safari drives are one of the highlights for most travellers visiting Murchison Park and they are surely very enjoyable. You can go with or without a Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger, but it is more enjoyable when you have one on board. They certainly understand the locations of animals and where they can usually be found and also know the names of the various birds found in the park. On a safari drive in Murchison Falls Park, you can see an abundance of wildlife such as large herds of buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, lions, elusive leopard – at times, Spotted Hyenas, Warthogs and many antelopes, such as Jackson’s hartebeest, Bushbucks, Uganda Kob, Waterbucks, and much so more. Murchison Falls Park is simply a great place to explore especially if you have few days – it gives you the a chance to see so much in a very short time. Game Drives are last 2½ – 3 hours in length but you have the option to either keep it shorter if you are on a family safari with small children or do longer ones as long as you entry permit is still valid. Unlike in other African Park, the distance to the Game Drives is quite reasonable.

Rate:
$780 per Person Using Luxury Accommodation
$685 per Person Using Mid-range Accommodation
$580 per Person Using Budget Accommodation

Itinerary

After an early morning breakfast, our guide will pick you from your hotel, by 6:30am then transfer to North-west through the famous Luwero Triangle and Masindi Town to Murchison Falls National Park. En-route lunch at Kabalega dinners or Masindi hotel. Proceed and enter the park with a visit to the top of the falls where you can see the Nile’s beauty perfected! Marvel at the Nile, compressing from 50 meters to squeeze through a 6-meter canyon dropping 40 meters with a thunderous roar. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge, Nile safari lodge (Luxury), Sambiya River lodge, Murchison River lodge, Pakuba Safari lodge (Mid-range end) or Heritage, Red Chili rest camp (budget). Meal plan: Half-Board.

Dawn game drive via the Nyamsika plateau, enjoy the view and you may see some of the big five like (elephants, lions, buffaloes and giraffes), warthogs, bush backs, water bucks, heart-beasts and many more. Return to lodge for refreshment, breakfast and lunch, then after prepare for a boat trip on placid Victoria Nile, upstream, to the base of the falls. En route you will see hippos, crocodiles, water bucks and a wide variety of birds like the unusual shoebill stork pelican bee-eater, egret and heron. The boat stops just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. Take pictures of the photogenic and majestic Murchison Falls. Return to Lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board.

Wake up for early morning breakfast at around 6:00am and set out for an early morning game drive by 6:30am. The timing is appropriate to catch the nocturnal and hunters before they retire to their hideouts. Explore the major game tracks, Queen and Albert for spectacular sightings of wildlife such as elephants, lions, giraffes, antelopes, Jackals, hyenas, Uganda kobs, oribis, buffalos, waterbucks, Jackson’s Hartebeests, bushbucks and hopefully the elusive leopards among others. There is an optional stopover at the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking. You will have en-route lunch. Thereafter take your Leisurely drive via the villages of north-west Uganda back to Kampala or Entebbe. You will arrive in evening and our guide will drop you off at your hotel or Entebbe international airport for scheduled flight back home. Meal plan: Half-Board and end of services. What is included in your 3 days Murchison Falls safari package Transportation by safari van Visit top of the falls Ferry crossing Game drives Boat ride Nature walks Accommodation and meals as per itinerary Driver allowances Park entrance En-route lunches Optional activity Ziwa Rhino tracking, an extra $45 is charged Per Person for this activity

$1,450 / night

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