Overview of the 2 days Uganda Wildlife Safari tour to Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is the largest Savannah park in Uganda with 3,840 Sq.km. It shelters a great deal of African game including the Big 5 of Land animals that include Rhinos in the adjacent Ziwa sanctuary, elephants, lions, leopard and buffaloes not forgetting the splendid giraffe and giant Hippos and Nile crocodiles that dwell in the soothing waters of the Nile. The powerful Murchison falls where the Nile River which is the longest in the whole world squeezes its self to pass through an 8m gorge before falling 43m below to what has been termed the Devils Cauldron characterized by a plume of spray marked by a trade mark rainbow has been marked as the most powerful natural feature to ever happen on the course of River Nile.
Safari Highlight of the 2 days Uganda Wildlife Safari tour to Murchison Falls National Park:
Day 2 of the 2 days Uganda Wildlife Safari tour to Murchison Falls National Park: Do game drive, explore the top of the falls & transfer to Kampala.
Description of the 2 days Uganda Wildlife Safari tour to Murchison Falls National Park:
Day 1 of the 2 days Uganda Wildlife Safari tour to Murchison Falls National Park: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park & visit Ziwa Rhino sanctuary en – route & Nile launch cruise on arrival.
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, proceed to Murchison Falls National Park to catch up with the afternoon Nile launch 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 2 of the 2 days Uganda Wildlife Safari tour to Murchison Falls National Park: Do game drive, explore the top of the falls & transfer to Kampala
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 cross the Nile with ferry. In the southern section, you visit the top of the falls which is the powerful waterfall in the world. 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