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3 Days Uganda Safari to Murchison Falls NP

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3 Days Uganda Safari to Murchison Falls NP

Overview

The 3 Days Uganda Safari to Murchison Falls NP allows you to explore the Big five of land animals namely; the Rhinos which exist in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the Buffaloes, elephants, lions and leopards. This comes along with other wild game including Rothschild Giraffes, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Oribis, waterbucks among others. The safari also features a thrilling boat cruise along the Nile which is the longest River in the whole world. The River cruise offers possible views of Nile Crocodiles and Hippos not forgetting the shoebill stork that might be seen in the banks. The top of the falls encounter is very rewarding. Murchison Falls is the world’s powerful waterfall with Nile River squeezing itself to pass through a less than 8m ravine falling 43m below to what has been termed as the devils Cauldron forming a plume of spray and a trade mark rain bow surrounded by a roaring sound.

Safari Highlight

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls NP. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for white Rhino tracking en route

Day 2: Undertake a morning game drive and afternoon Nile boat cruise

Day 3: Visit the top of the falls and transfer to Kampala

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls NP. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for white Rhino tracking en route

rhinos-ziwa

After breakfast, you will transfer from your place of stay in the company of our guide heading to the north of Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park 311km about 5 hours’ drive. Branch off at Nakitooma 115km from Kampala for 7km further reaching the Headquarters for Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. You track white Rhinos thriving in a natural savannah thicket marked with tall grass. The gigantic species are among the big five of Land animals and would definitely make your encounter rewarding. After trekking Rhinos in Ziwa, settle for lunch and then continue on the drive to Murchison Falls NP arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget / Basic)

Day 2: Undertake a morning game drive and afternoon Nile boat cruise

Connect to the park after breakfast to start the game drive at 7am in the northern section where the animals are known to thrive with better viewing possibilities. The park has open savannah rolling combretum with patches of borassus palms supporting counts of wild game including Rothschild giraffes, Elephants, Buffaloes, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Kobs, lions, leopards, and water bucks among others. The range of tracks has been specially designed to allow you explore the park in detail. Retreat from the 3 hour activity and relax at the lodge up to lunch time after which you gather at Paraa Jetty for a thrilling boat cruise. Congregate at Paraa jetty in the afternoon 2pm to embark on the boat cruise to the bottom of the falls. The boat cruise lasts 3 hours and offers you possibilities of encountering Nile crocodiles and Hippos. Birds like the most sought after Shoebill Stork might also be seen on the river banks enjoying the cool waters of the Nile River. Upon reaching the bottom of the falls, you encounter the roaring sounds of the Nile River with magical sightseeing encounters. Retreat from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget / Basic)

Day 3: Visit the top of the falls and transfer to Kampala

murchison-falls-top-of the falls

Connect to the southern section of the park to visit the top of the Murchison Falls. You marvel at the waters of the Nile as they are squeezed to pass through a less than 8m ravine before falling 43m below to what has been termed as the Devil’s Cauldron forming a plume of spray and thunderous roar marked by trademark rain bow. It is a site for scenery, adventure and remarkable photography. Retreat from the activity and embark on the transfer back to Kampala arriving in the evening

End of Safari

By |2018-10-29T13:12:31+00:00August 1st, 2015|Categories: uganda wildlife|

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