Tour overview

murchison falls safariThis safari will take you to Murchison falls national park which is the largest national park in Uganda. It also includes zziwa Rhino sanctuary as well as game drives and boat cruises on the mighty Nile. This national park is over 3840 square kilometres and it’s situated in Masindi district in Eastern Uganda and in Amaru district in northern Uganda. This national park is well positioned to over 300 km by road, North West of Kampala. The ark was also named after the wonderful 43 meters high falls that were formed due to the outburst of the water from world’s longest river that rises through the 7 meter gorge into the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. The river also flows through the park and has attracted many different species of animals and birds to the park, which makes it so ideal platform for wildlife tour.

Tour highlights

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park

The company guide will pick you up from the hotel and will also brief you about how you can enjoy your camping tour. You have a stopover at the Rhino sanctuary and have your lunch in Masindi . You then continue to Murchison falls to see the top of the waters of the Nile River as it explodes violently through a narrow cleft with in the Rift valley escarpment.

Luxury: Paara Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Murchison River Lodge

Budget: Red Chilli Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 2: Morning game drive & Boat Cruise

Have a morning game drive through the northern part of the park. Then proceed to the Nile for a launch tour from Paara to the bottom of the falls. Have your lunch and then continue for a game drive along the river. Along the river shoreline, you will see some of the largest remaining crocodiles as they bask from the river banks as well as the hippos, birds and the elephants.

Luxury: Paara Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Murchison River Lodge

Budget: Red Chilli Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 3: Morning game drive & Boat Cruise

Have a cup of tea and then proceed for a game drive to the northern part of the park. The drive will also reward you with the encounters of many game varieties including the lions, jackals, leopards, hyenas, kobs, elephants and many birds. Then return for a mid-morning breakfast and lunch, and after in the afternoon, you will have a boat cruise along the Victoria Nile. This also takes you to the bottom of the falls and it will also provide an opening of viewing some of the water animals like the buffaloes, crocodiles, hippos, and many bird species. After relax at the lodge for the evening.

Luxury: Paara Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Murchison River Lodge

Budget: Red Chilli Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 4: Enjoy chimpanzee trekking nature walk

On this day, you will cross the river to transfer to Budongo forest in order to enjoy chimpanzee tracking and anature walk before you continue with your journey back to Kampala. You will arrive in late afternoon.

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Tour inclusions

  • full board accommodation,
  • Chimpanzee ermits
  • Full time English speaking professional driver/guide,
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary,
  • Bottled water while on safari,
  • Transport

Tour Exclusions

  • Kigali hotel fees( the eve of the safari and the night after the safari),
  • Tips,
  • Laundry services,
  • Beverages/ drinks,
  • international flights,
  • Visas,
  • Items of a personal nature,
  • Optional activities in the itinerary