3 Days Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda
Overview of the 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda
This 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda will take you to Uganda’s 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.
Tour Summary | Safari Highlights: of the 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda
- Day 1 of the 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park
- Day 2 of the 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda: Morning game drive and a boat cruise along the Nile
- Day 3 of the 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda: Departure/Return to Kampala
Tour Features: 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda
- Private tour: This tour/safari will be run exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others.
- Can be customized You can request minor changes to the accommodation and destinations of this tour.
- Can start any day; If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
Activities Involved: 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda
- Visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
- Game drive
- Boat cruise along the River Nile
- Visit the top of the falls
- Bird watching
- Sport fishing
- Trekking Chimpanzees in Budongo Forest -Kaniyo Pabidi Forests
Description Safari/Tour Itinerary of the 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda
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.
Meal Plan; Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation options: Heritage Lodge/Red Chilli(Budget), Pakuba lodge/Murchison River Lodge(Mid-range), Paraa Safari Lodge(Luxury)
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.
Meal plan: Full board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Accommodation options: Heritage lodge/Red Chilli(Budget), Pakuba Lodge/Murchison River Lodge (Mid-range), Paraa Safari Lodge(Luxury)
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
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The Trip Cost Includes
- Chimpanzee trekking permits
- Accomodation-full board
- English speaking tour guide / driver
- All tour activites
- Drinking Water
The Trip Cost Excludes
- International flights and VISA fees
- Accomodation fees for hotels in Kampala
- Personal expenses on souvenirs
- Laundry Services
- Other extra activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
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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.
The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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