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3 Days Murchison Falls Safari3 Day Murchison Falls Safari

3 Days, 2 Nights | Game Drives & Boat Cruise

Overview

This 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari offers real life experiences, dramatic landscapes and a diverse array of wildlife sightings in the African Savannah.  This Safari enables you to explore Murchison Falls National Park with an interesting activity called “the top of the falls” where the river Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and flows down to meet the calm section of the Nile. The 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari is a Uganda expedition where you will enjoy showcases of one of Africa’s most exquisite beasts in its element.  While on this 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari, it offers spectacular sights of the mighty Nile as it pours into Lake Albert, with plenty of time to get amongst the mahoganies and ironwoods of Rabongo Forest – the stomping ground of the chimpanzees.

 

Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Game drive
  • Boat Cruise to the bottom of the falls
  • Hike to the top of the falls
  • Chimpanzee Trekking in Budongo Forest.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park

Enjoy an early breakfast, and later your driver- guide will come and meet you to start on your journey  to Murchison Falls National Park on your 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari. Enjoy an en-route lunch in Masindi town or at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. After which you continue to the park as you traverse the serene vegetations, homesteads, roadside markets among others.

Upon arrival in the park, you will proceed to the top of the falls to enjoy views of the most spectacular waterfalls squeezing through a 6 meters gap in the rock crashing through a narrow gorge tumbling 43 meters before flowing westward into Lake Albert.

Return to the hotel for a fun relaxed evening as you enjoy the natural setting of the park over dinner take on the option of available accommodations:

Accommodation:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge/ Baker’s Lodge

Mid-range: Pakuba Safari Lodge/Murchison Safari Lodge

Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge/ Red Chilli Rest Camp.

Day 2:  Game Drive and a Boat cruise on the river Nile

After breakfast, embark on an early morning game drive on the Northern bank where your guide will help you spot elephants, lions, cape buffalos, Rothschild’s giraffes, hartebeests, waterbucks, Orbis, bushbucks, spotted hyenas and spot on leopards on a good day.

Return to the lodge for refreshment and lunch and in the afternoon head for a boat cruise to the peaceful Victoria Nile and the bottom of the falls just a few meters from the Devil’s Cauldron. While here, you will enjoy pleasant sights of hippos, crocodiles and over the 17-kilometer stretch, you may also see elephants, waterbucks, Uganda kobs among others. This is also the habitat for many bird species including goliath herons, Egyptian geese, pelican bee-eaters, kingfishers, Hornbills, cormorants, and the rare shoebill stork.

You will embark off the boat near the falls and you hike to the top, it is an exciting experience that brings you very close to the speeding up whitewater as it squeezes itself through the narrow gap. Relax a bit at the top where you can enjoy River Nile’s beauty as you feel the ground shake from the 43-meter drop of the falls and the resulting mist from the confusion often produces a rainbow. Your driver-guide will be waiting here and he will transfer for you to the hotel for an overnight.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge/ Baker’s Lodge

Mid-range: Pakuba Safari Lodge/Murchison Safari Lodge

Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge/ Red Chilli Rest Camp.

Day 3: Murchison – Kampala

After an early breakfast, you will start the journey back to Kampala as you end your 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari   for your outbound flight back home. Depending on your flight time, you can take the opportunity to stopover in Budongo Forest for an hour of viewing the chimpanzees in an activity called Chimpanzee Trekking.

End of Safari.

Includes

  • Park activities
  •  park entrance fees
  • ground transportation
  • Fuel
  • Comprehensively insured vehicle
  • Driver – guide allowance
  • Full board accommodation
  • Meals on the way.

Excludes

  • Visa
  • International air fares
  • Activities/ services not included in the Itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks/ wines
  • Laundry and any service of personal nature.

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