2 days Murchison falls safari
2 days Murchison falls safari to see lions, elephants, giraffes, hippopotamus, African buffalo, Uganda kobs, oribi, Jackson's hartebeest, waterbuck, bushbuck, warthog, spotted hyena, side-striped jackal, patas monkey, and olive baboon.
Detailed Itinerary based on day by day
Day 1: 2 days Murchison falls safari begins
5:30 am driving to 2 days Murchison falls safari begins when you are picked up from your address.
The drive will take you 5hr30 to reach the entry gate into the park. Considering the stops along the way before you enter Murchison falls national park.
Crossing the Victoria Nile river from the southern bank to the northern bank area of Paraa.
You will head to Paraa lodge which is the upper-end lodge on the northern bank of the river.
Having lunch at Paraa lodge which is served from 12:30 pm to 3 pm.
You will have your lunch until 1:45 pm whereby after your lunch at Paraa lodge your driver will bring you down at the river.
Victoria Nile Boat Safari starting at 2:00 pm to the bottom of the falls.
You will board the African Queen double-decker boat for a 3-hour boat ride.
While on the boat ride along the Victoria Nile, you will get a chance to see several animal species.
Some of the animals you will see on this two-day Murchison falls tour include Nile crocodiles, big Nile perch fish, lots of birds and animals coming to the Victoria Nile river for a drink of water.
When the boat stops for a clear view of the Murchison falls, tourists with steady safaris limited will be required to disembark the boat and take a 30min hike.
This walk will take you to the highest point where you get a very good view of the surrounding area.
Murchison falls hikers will experience the thunderous power of the falls.
The Murchison Falls are remarkably deriving their name given to the point at which the world’s longest river, the River Nile, is reduced from 100meters and squeezed into 7meters through a narrow gorge, plunging almost 40 meters below.
Sir Roderick Murchison (1851–1853), was President of the Royal Geographical Society, who encouraged British explorers to undertake many explorations.
Within ‘colonial’ Africa, most notably the search for the source of the river Nile.
After your walk, your guide drive will meet you at the top and drive you to your
You will be staying at Fort Murchison lodge which is set on the northern banks of the Victoria Nile 9kms kilometre from the Tangi gate and 12kms to Pakwachi town.
On the eastern banks of the Albert Nile, Fort Murchison replicates the idea of a well maintained isolated outpost similar to the slave trade.
Built-in the right spot and inspired by the historical background, Fort Murchison is unlike any other in Uganda.
The massive tower, the earth-coloured walls, with a touch of Swahili style... will impress any budget traveller.
Fort Murchison offers a variety of comfortable sleeping arrangements to suit budgets from the mid to lower market.
Fort Murchison is situated in the former Aswa Lolim Game reserve, outside the northern park boundaries of Murchison Falls National Park.
It is set in beautiful surroundings and looks out on the majestic Albert Nile.
Pakuba Safari Lodge is located on the Eastern Bank of the Albert Nile in Murchison Falls National Park overlooking the spectacular Albert Nile.
The location of the Pakuba safari lodge is best in comparison to all the other lodges.
With a captivating view of the wilderness where travellers get the chance to sight Giraffes, Elephants, Antelopes and occasionally Leopards that pay regular visits to the lodge.
Established in 1954, Paraa Safari Lodge is in Murchison Falls National Park.
The lodge is located in the northwest of Uganda overlooking one of nature's best-kept secrets, the River Nile, on its journey from its source at Lake Victoria to join Lake Albert.
Day 2: 2 days Murchison falls national park Morning game safari
6:00 am breakfast will be served before we checkout and go for a 4hour game drive on the savannah plains of Murchison Falls.
We search for lions, elephants, giraffes, hippos, African buffalo, Uganda kobs, oribi, Jackson's hartebeest, waterbuck, bushbuck, warthog, hyena, side-striped jackal, patas monkey, and baboon.
We cross the ferry at 11:00 am and exit the park where we will have lunch at Kabalega resort hotel before we continue to Kampala arriving at 4:30 pm.
This marks the end of the 2-day safari to Murchison falls national park
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
You have the option of visiting the Ziwa Rhinoceros Sanctuary where southern white rhinoceros are undergoing a breeding program on a 70 square mile ranch.
Uganda had rhinoceros both white and black that were extinct in the 1980’s civil unrest which contributed to heavy poaching.
The Ziwa rhino sanctuary was found by the rhino fund to breed southern white rhinoceros with a plan to release them in the wild once the numbers increase.
Rhino tracking costs $50 for adults, $30 for Children and for East African residents it is $40 adults and $20 children.
What's included in this price?
Transport using the customized vehicle and opening roof;
- passengers and public liability insurance;
- full board;
- Expert driver/guide and Uganda Wildlife Authority professional armed rangers in the park when required;
- all fees for the excursions - activities as stated in the day by day program;
- all park entrance fees;
- Accommodation as stated;
- Return airport transfers if required.
What is excluded
- International flight to and from Uganda,
- visas if required,
- personal travel insurance,
- chimpanzee permits, Ziwa rhino sanctuary
- optional activities,
- Personal items and everything not stated in the day by day program.