3 Days Murchison Falls Safari
A 3 days Murchison falls safari 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.
3 Days Murchison Falls Safari
Hightlights: 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari
3 Days Murchison Falls safari is a very attractive 3 days trip to Murchison Falls National Park taken by many visitors to Uganda. This 3 days Murchison Falls tour is focused Murchison falls national park as a destination. The Excursion to Murchison falls will offer a visitor a chance to take a game drive, a boat safari on the Victoria Nile. Travellers will see the big four of the big five Africa safari animals whilst completing the big five Africa safari by visiting the famous Ziwa rhino sanctuary to watch the white rhinoceros.
Murchison Falls National Park pronounces a diverse of wildlife making it a favourite destination for traditional big five safaris. Four of the big five are found in this savannah area of 3,848 square kilometres. Visit Murchison falls national park to see the African Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Hippopotamus, African Buffalo, Spotted Hyena, a variety of Antelopes, Warthog, Olive Baboon, and the localized Patas monkey.
The 3 days tour to Murchison Falls National Park begins in any of the three places namely Kampala Central Business District, Entebbe, and Jinja. Travellers shall link up with their Uganda Safari guide in the morning at 7:00 am from the address of the pickup to start the 3 days Murchison Falls Trip. As you arrive within the park visitors will be taken to the most powerful falls in Africa the Murchison Falls. These waterfalls were named after Sir Rodrick Impey Murchison who was the president of the geographical society. The waterfalls are also known as the Kabalega falls adopting their name after the King of the Bunyoro Kingdom. The second-day tourists will be taken on along game viewing drive crisscrossing the park searching for the wild animals. The afternoon brings the epitome of excursion when your safari takes you on the River Nile along the portion of the Victoria Nile to the bottom of the falls on a boat safari. We end the trip with a return to you address where you were picked from but before that, we take another game drive.
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: Drive to Murchison falls at 7:00am
Start your day trip early with breakfast as you prepare to be collected by your driver/guide at 7.00am 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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