This wildlife safari takes you to Murchison falls National Park the most beautiful protected area in Uganda.
Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park
Our journey to Murchison falls national park starts as early as 6:30am. This early departure is intended for an advantage over time and a chance to make a afternoon game drive. On the way to Murchison Falls National Park, there are short stops for coffee/tea and toilet breaks. After entering the park, you will be driven to the ferry crossing point and head to the lodge for lunch. at 3:00pm for a 3hour game drive before you retire for the evening. Dinner and oveight at Fort Murchison, Pakuba safari lodge, Paraa lodge. NOTE: There is a swimming pool at Pakuba game lodge and Paraa Safari Lodge.
Day 2: Murchison Falls national parks Game safari / Boat safari
Staying at Paraa Lodge or Pakuba safari lodge (Luxury option) wakeup is at 6:00am for coffee/tea at the lodge lobby, reception area or dinning at Pakuba lodge.
6:30am We get into the vehicle and head out for the official game drive until 9:00am then head back for a breakfast. 5:30am if staying at fort Murchison lodge (Budget option)Early morning embark on a half-day game drive on the northern bank of the Nile, escorted by a game ranger. Wildlife in this part includes the Rothschild Giraffe, elephant, Jackson hartebeest, lions, oribis, waterbucks and a variety of savannah woodland birds. In the afternoon we will go on a Nile cruise for game viewing at close quarters; this is a paradise for hippos and crocodiles.
When you get to the bottom of the falls please get off and take simple hike up the falls where your driver will meet with you at the top. Visiting the magnificent falls where you will enjoy the beauty and raw power of Nile as it is transformed from 100meters wide to 7meters wide being forced into a crevice to Plunge 45 meters below in a series of cascades that can be viewed at different points up to the baler’s summit.You will be driven back to the crossing where you take a ferry across the Victoria Nile and drive back to the lodge for
Dinner and overnight at Fort Murchison, Pakuba lodge, Paraa Lodge.
Day 3: Murchison falls national park - Kampala
We cross by ferry at 7:00am as we depart Murchison Falls and head towards the south to Kampala we drop you to your destination. Along the way we shall visit the ziwa rhino sanctuary for you to see the southern white rhinos so you can complete the big five list.
What's included in this price?
Transport using customised vehicle and opening roof;
passengers and public liability insurance;
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
Interational flight to and from Uganda,
visas if required,
personal travel insurance,
gorilla and chimp permits,
personal items and everything not stated in the day by day program.
1. At the moment of booking a deposit of the 40% of the total amount is due.
2. Bookings must be made at least 60 days before the date of departure.
3. Steady Safaris Ltd reserves the right to don't accept bookings made less than 60 days prior the date of departure.
4. Full payment has to be made not less than 30 days before the departing date of the tour.
5. If the full amount is not paid in due time, Steady Safaris Ltd reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled.
6. Cancellations: 60 days prior to departure date of the tour, full refund of deposit; between 60 and 30 days, refund of 50% of deposit; less than 30 days, no refund.
7. Gorilla permits are non-refundable.
Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos, nile crocodiles, big nile perch fish, great hards of elephants, rothschilds giraffes.Murchison falls national park is Uganda’s largest national park measuring a surface area of 3843 square kilometers. It is a protect wildlife sanctuary which is home to a variety of different wild animal species.
Murchinson Falls is the name given to the point at which the world’s longest river, the river Nile, is reduced from 100meters and squeezed 7meters through a narrow gorge, plunging almost 40 metres below. Sir Roderick Murchison (1851–1853), was President of the Royal Geographical Society, which was the catalyst for many explorations within ‘colonial’ Africa, most notably the search for the source of the river Nile.
In the southeast, Rabongo Forest is home to chimpanzees, olive baboons, black-and-white colobus monkey, and other rainforest primates. Murchison falls national park being the best national parks in Uganda visit for any traveler or tourist interested in seeing the big five Leopard, elephant, African buffalo, lion, rhino (southern white).
How to get to Murchison falls national park.
If you are coming from the western world, the only international airport is called Entebbe international airport abbreviated with EBB. From Entebbe you want to sleep in Kampala which is the capital city of Uganda.
President: Yoweri Museveni
Population: 41.49 million (2016) World Bank
National anthem: Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty
From Kampala ask your hotel, guesthouse, host, lodge to organize for you a cab or special hire taxi to bring you to the qualicell bus terminal or Arua park. While at qualicell bus terminal you want a public bus heading for Masindi town and while at Arua park you want a bus heading to Arua, although your spot is Pakwach town. When you board of the Arua bus at pakwach town which just 27kms from paraa area, you will then organize a boda boda ride into the park or a special hire taxi which will charge you $70 to take you to Red chilli for budget travellers, Paraa lodge for luxury traveller, Pakuba safari lodge for mid-range travellers.
Masindi is 94kms for you to reach paraa area. Special hire transport from masindi to paraa cost $180.
You could also hire a private self drive vehicle from Kampala with companies such as road trip Uganda, Steady Safaris Limited, Affordable Uganda safaris Limited. You will have to use your google maps to lead you out of kampala as of 1/18/2018 we currently don’t have a locap gps service provider. Once you are on the bombo road it is a straight drive until 164kms at Kafu bridge where you take the only left turn toward masindi town 43kms. From Masindi town you will refuel your vehicle at any total or shell fueling station. Drive past the high court, 100meters to the left is a shell fuel station opposite to your right is the road to take towards Murchison falls national park. 9kms from Masindi town you will take another left turn which is a direct drive to the park get which is 24kms from Masindi town.
When to travel to Murchison falls national park
You can travel to Murchison falls national park all year round. However, January, Feburary, March, June, July, August, October and December are very busy months. The rainy season months are May, April, June, August and October.