3 Days Murchison Falls Safari
A trip to Uganda should be completed with a visit to the Murchison Falls National Park conservation are combining three game reserves namely Karuma reserve, Budongo reserve and Bugungu reserve making up Murchison Falls National Park which lies in the northwest of Uganda near and around Lake Albert.
There is the Murchison Falls which gives the national park its name which is one of the most visited spots within Uganda and perhaps the whole of Africa.
The falls were named by a British explore called Sir Samuel Baker in 1864 to Murchison Falls but initially, they were known as Kabalega Falls as it was given by President Idi Amin Dada of Uganda. Murchison Falls National Park is also the largest national park in Uganda with almost every mammal you could think of on the African Continent. Because of the terrain of Murchison Falls national park and vegetation composition of woodland and grassland, this park supports the largest number of Rothschild’s Giraffes within Africa.
Day 1 to start you tour from Kampala Drive to Murchison Falls National Park total 301kms (187miles) .
Day 2 Murchison falls safari Morning game drive, lunch, afternoon boat safari on the Victoria Nile.
Day 3 Game drive before return to Kampala.
Day 1: 3 days Murchison falls safari starts early by 7:00 am
Start your day early with breakfast as you prepare to be collected by your driver/guide at 7.00 am for 3 Days Murchison falls safari. Your driver/guide shall brief you on the day's activities ahead as you begin the 6-hour journey. You will have a break at the Kabalega dinner for a cup of tea or coffee. From here continue to Masindi town for your lunch at Masindi Hotel or Court View Hotel. After your lunch drives out of Masindi town to a dirt road for about twenty minutes to get to
Day 2: 3 Days Murchison falls safari Starts with a game drive and boat ride and night game drive
The day begins with differently based on which accommodation you were booked into. We start searching game such as African buffalo and African elephant are particularly common. There is a very healthy population of lions that like to prey on the abundantly available Uganda Kob, Oribi, and waterbuck antelope. Spotted Hyena is present but rare yet zebra is absent. The game drive activity will take most of the morning before we return to the lodge for lunch.
The Victoria Nile is a magnet for wildlife and it teems with Nile crocodiles and hippopotamus. Chimpanzees can be tracked in neighboring Budongo Forest Reserve on the southern bank. Large herds of the localized Rothschild's giraffe are found in the park. The rare Patas monkey can sometimes be spotted on the grassy plains. Because of excessive hunting and poaching, black rhinoceros became extinct by 1983 but were re-introduced into Uganda in 2005 by Rhino Fund Uganda. White rhinoceros are now being bred again in the 7,000 hectares (27 sq mi) Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, which is located 134 km south of the park.
Their mission is to reintroduce small herds of rhinoceros (around five at a time) while retaining a nucleus breeding herd in the sanctuary. The Nile that crosses the park divides it into the South and North sections. The North section is more endowed with games compared to the south. For that matter, the north is preferred for game drives. If your lodge is on the southern side you'll get to the ferry crossing to get on the other side to start the game drive. Explore the major game trails especially around the area of delta for good game viewings including lots of elephants, lions, giraffes, antelopes, Jackals, hyenas, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, Jackson's Hartebeests, and hopefully the elusive leopards among others.
At about 11.30 am you return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the afternoon head out on the Victoria Nile for a boat ride. This is the biggest highlight you will get a chance to spot lots of animals close. Expect to view lots of hippos, Nile crocodiles, elephants, buffalos, and lots of other animals that come to drink water, refresh and cool off the scorching sun and others to eat the fresh grass along the river banks. The Nile is also a birds' heaven with species such as dwarf kingfisher, pied kingfisher, malachite kingfisher, skimmers, storks, Goliath heron, white-thighed hornbill, and great blue turaco are some of the species among them. Your boat guide will point out the crash site of Ernest Hemingway.
The ride takes you close to the base of the Murchison Falls and here you are being treated to yet another sight of these lovely falls. You could hike to the top of the Falls before the return ride where your guide will drive and meet you round to the top and drive you back to your accommodation. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 - Game Drive and return to Kampala
9:00 am We depart Murchison Falls and head towards the south. To Kampala 315 km with a stopover for a picnic. Arriving back in Kampala between 3 - 5 pm end of 3 days Murchison falls safari
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