Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s oldest and largest conservation area, covering an area of 3,840 Km² and home to over 451 bird species (including the highly sought after and rare shoebill stork) and 76 different mammal species, including giraffe (which cannot be viewed in Queen Elizabeth National Park). Other game sightings regularly include lion, elephant, hippo, leopard, buffalo, hyena, warthog and various antelope. Arguably the highlight of this trip is the mighty River Nile, which bisects the park and is forced through an 8m² wide cleft in the rock at Murchison Falls, plunging into the Devil’s Cauldron below. This Is Red Chilli’s signature tour and is highly popular, with scheduled departures every other day. Perfect for those looking for a classic safari experience on a budget!
Visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Boat cruise along the River Nile
Visit the top of the falls
Day 1: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park
Day 2: Morning game drive and a boat cruise on the Nile
Day 3: Departure/Return to Kampala
Tour to Murchison falls Includes:-
Tour to Murchison Falls Excludes;
Extra/Optional activities in Murchison falls National park;
Trekking Chimpanzees in Budongo Forest -Kaniyo Pabidi Forests
Detailed Itinerary of safari/tour of safari/tour to Murchison falls
Day 1 of safari/tour to Murchison falls: 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 of safari/tour to Murchison falls: 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 of safari/tour to Murchison falls : 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
END OF SAFARI TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK