3 Days Murchison Falls Safari

Take a 3 Days Murchison falls safari, to see wonderful premium and magnificent Murchison falls.

This Murchison falls national park: Offer a its visitors game viewing opportunities on land and on water.

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 Murchison Falls National Park gate. Your driver/guide will make payments at the park gate which takes a few minutes. You will then start seeing the richness starting with Olive baboons. The deeper we drive into the park, the more chances of spotting game such as warthogs, ground hornbills, etc.

Budget: Fort Murchison lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board (lunch and dinner)


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 hippopotamusChimpanzees 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.

Meal Plan: Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).


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

Inclusion3 days Murchison falls safari

1. Rhino tracking.
2. All Meals.
3. Transportation 4x4 vehicle.
4. Park entry.
5. Full-time English speaking guide.
6. Water, coffee or Tea.
7. Boat tour.
8. Game drive.
9. Airport pickups.
10. Activities In park.
11. Government taxes.

Exclude 3 days Murchison falls safari

1. Drinks
2. Phone calls
3. Personal safari travel insurance
4. Laundry service
5. Domestic/International Flights
6. Personal Service.
7. Tips.
Most people that visit Uganda for various reasons will have a thought of taking a traditional big five Africa safari to one of the national parks. My own family from Ireland where my wife comes from, when they visited Uganda for the first time desired to take a safari, my proposal was a 3 days Murchison falls national park safari. My wife and I chose to recommend Murchison Falls national park to our Irish family for reasons that are unique to Murchison falls national park.

Where to stay

There are several lodges or accommodation facilities in Murchison falls national park. These lodges differ in standard, service, and amenities. Some of the lodges that visitors to Murchison falls national park can stay at include; to the south Nile safari lodge, Bakers Lodge, Murchison River lodge, Red chili hideout, Sambya river Lodge and to the north Paraa lodge, Pakuba game lodge. There other lodging facilities outside the park to the northern part of the park. These include Heritage park, Bwana Tembo, Fort Murchison lodge.

When to visit Murchison falls national park
Murchison falls national park can be visited all year round although there some months when the park will be very busy and some months when the park will be less busy. June, July, August, September, October, December, January, February is considered to be busy months. While November, March, April with the exception of Easter are considered to be Low season months.

The suggested number of days to visit Murchison falls national park
A typical visit should take 3 days and 2 nights. This is enough time to see what Murchison falls have to offer. But factoring in an extra day to the chimpanzees is also a good idea making it 4 days and 3 nights.

Itinerary for visiting Murchison falls national park
The first day you would just travel by road and making a stop at 170kms where you will find Ziwa rhino sanctuary, here you get a chance to see the southern white rhinos if you would like to take up this activity. If you are not interested in this activity then stop for a toilet break at the Kabalega dinner.

The dinner also offers coffee, tea, hot meals, cold drinks both alcoholic and nonalcoholic, snacks and a small craft shop. The drive to the dinner or ziwa rhino sanctuary is 3hours standard or less if you want to go faster. From either of the points, you will then drive to the Kafu river where you take a junction towards Masindi town 54kms. In Masindi town refuel your vehicle and then continue to the gate where we make a necessary clearance. Spend a night at your chosen lodge or opt for a night game activity to possibly see lions in action or leopards hunting.

The second day starts at 6:00 am giving a visitor high chances of seeing cats before they vanish off the plains into the thickets and bushes. The first activity of the day is usually a game activity taken in your vehicle with a ranger/guide accompanying you on the game drive. Several animals and birds will be spotted during this activity with your keen guide/ranger. The second activity is a standard 2 pm boat ride that starts and ends at the paraa area at 5:45 pm. The third activity is another short afternoon game safari to the different part of the park.
The third-day clients usually start the day late and cross at head back to Kampala.

Take a look at the below itinerary
3 days Murchison falls national park safari to see elephants, Rothschild giraffe, cape buffalo, lions, Jackson hartebeest, warthogs, elephants, giraffes a Nile river cruise.
This animal reserve is Uganda's largest game reserve. It is most popular for its diversity of animals and birds such as lions, elephants, giraffes, hippos, cape buffalos, primates, chimpanzees, etc. The river Nile that crosses through the game park is host to a number of animals such as hippos, crocodiles, big Nile perch fish, and various water birds. The river also attracts a variety of game that comes to drink, cool off and eat fresh grass along the banks. On this particular 3 day, Murchison Falls national you will get a chance to see most of these animals and hike along the Falls for breathtaking views of these magnificent falls. There is a boat ride on the Victoria Nile which is ideal for great.

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