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3 days Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda - 3 Days

3 days Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda

Tour Summary

This 3 Day safari will take you to Ugandas largest parks known as Murchison Falls National Park, situated in Northwestern Uganda on an area of 3,840 sq km, gazetted in 1926 as a game reserve. It is classified with Savannah grasslands, and the Victoria Nile that flows through separating it into two (the northern and southern bank). Murchison Falls is home to over 451 bird species such as the Great blue Turaco, Goliath heron, the Shoebill, and the dwarf kingfisher among others, 76 mammal species, a big number of Nile crocodiles and above all the magnificent and thunderous Murchison Falls squeezing their way through a gorge that is 8m wide. All said, you will have an opportunity to enjoy both our Uganda safari game drives and the boat cruises along the Nile River.

Activities involved;

  • Visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Game drive
  • Boat cruise along the River Nile
  • Visit the top of the falls
Extra/Optional activities;
  • Bird watching
  • Sport fishing
  • Trekking Chimpanzees in Budongo Forest -Kaniyo Pabidi Forests

Day 1
Travel to Murchison Falls National Park

After an early breakfast, our driver guide will pick you up from your hotel at 7:00 am, he will also brief you about your 3 Days safari to Murchison falls and you will start your 6 hours journey to Murchison Falls National park. You will go through the Luwero, and later have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking; here you will find both black and white rhinos.

After tracking have another stop in Masindi where you will have lunch, after lunch proceed to the park, after making payments for park entry drive towards the top of the falls, here along the way you will see various animals such as warthogs, baboons among others. Being at the top of the falls is an amazing experience as you will watch the magnificent falls squeezing through the rocks in an 8m gorge. Take as many photos as you can. Later drive to the lodge, relax the whole evening, have dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation options; Heritage Lodge/Red Chilli(Budget), Pakuba lodge/Murchison River Lodge(Mid-range), Paraa Safari Lodge(Luxury)

Meal Plan; Lunch and Dinner

Day 2
Morning game drive and a boat cruise along the Nile

On this day wake up early and have breakfast at 6:30 am, after your driver and the ranger guide will pick you up from the lodge to start your Game drive at 7:00 am. During the drive you will be in position to see very many animals such as lions, buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, antelopes, water bucks and birds among others. After the game drive at around 11:40 am, drive back to the lodge, relax/freshen up and have lunch as you prepare for the afternoon boat cruise.

On the boat you will be able to see various Nile crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, elephants along the banks of the Nile as well as different beautiful birds some singing in the trees such as the bee eaters, the colored kingfishers, the shoe billed stork and many others. The boat ride will take you to the base/bottom of the Murchison Falls, when you reach here you will be able to see clearly the mighty waterfalls. You could opt to go for hiking to the top where you will meet your driver guide who will drive you back to the lodge.

Have dinner and an Overnight.

Accommodation options; Heritage lodge/Red Chilli(Budget), Pakuba Lodge/Murchison River Lodge (Mid-range), Paraa Safari Lodge(Luxury)

Meal Plan; Full Board- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3
Departure/Return to Kampala

Enjoy your breakfast; thereafter proceed for another Game drive in the morning on your way back to Kampala. It will be a great time as you look out for various animal species though most of them will be seen in the grasslands feeding such as buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, lions, antelopes, not forgetting a number of bird species. Leave the park, have a stop in Masindi for lunch and continue with the journey reaching Kampala in the evening.

Meal Plan; Breakfast and Lunch

The Trip Cost Includes

  • An English speak full-time proffessional guide / driver
  • All Park Entry fees
  • Accomodation - Full board while on Safari
  • Ziwa Rhino Trekking fees
  • Transport(in a 4 x 4 landcriuser)
  • Boat Cruise Fees
  • Ferry Crossings
  • Touring and Photography
  • Lunches enroute
  • Ranger guide
  • Bottled drinking water

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Accomodation facilities while in Kampala
  • Any optional or extra activity not involved in the itinerary
  • Visas
  • International Flights
  • Other personal expenses like buying of crafts, cigars, souvenirs, tips, laundry services and drinks
  • Boat Cruise Fees
  • Ferry Crossings
  • Touring and Photography
  • Lunches enroute
  • Ranger guide
  • Bottled drinking water
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season. It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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