4 Days Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari Uganda

4 Days

Enjoy your holiday at the most powerful falls in Africa

What to know

  • English
  • In summer
  • 4x4w pop up Land cruiser
  • No need to be fit
  • Open to all groups
  • Budget type
  • 1
  • 98

overview

4 Days Murchison Falls safari takes you to Uganda’s oldest national park for game drives, chimpanzee trekking, a visit to the top of the magnificent waterfalls and the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. The tour can be undertaken by honeymooners, families, large and small groups. Children are welcome but they don’t qualify for chimpanzee trekking. Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’ largest wildlife conservation area. It is the only park where one can spot all the big 5 mammals – the Rhinos can be seen at the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. The park is located 305 kilometers away from Kampala city by road but can also be accessed using a chattered flight from Entebbe International airport or Kajjansi. The park consists of savanna grasslands, woodlands and Riverine forest.

4 DAYS BIG 5 SAFARI

  • 1. Visiting the Ziwa rhino sanctuary
  • 2. Game drives
  • 3. A boat cruise
  • 4. chimpanzee trekking in Budongo

Itinerary

Our Guide/Driver will pick you up from the airport or your hotel in Entebbe/Kampala and brief you before starting the journey to the Murchison Falls National Park. Enjoy the drive as you observe the African countryside and small towns like Luwero and Nakasongola. Nakasongola is a cattle keeping corridor and you will be amazed by the vast herds of long horned cattle grazing close to the roadside. Luwero is where the National Resistance Army (current government) started a rebellion which toppled the government of Tito Okello. You may ask the Guide/Driver to stop briefly at one of the markets so that you can mingle with the locals and check out some of the tasty local fruits like mangoes, oranges, pineapples, bananas and maize.

Your first main stop is at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. This sanctuary was established to protect the few remaining white rhinos in Uganda after 99% were killed by poachers. Rhinos once roamed the national parks in Uganda but extensive poaching wiped them out. It was easier to kill them for their valuable horns because they have no fear of humans like the other large mammals. The Ziwa Rhino sanctuary has also embarked on a breeding project to increase the number of Rhinos and later reintroduced to the national parks. The sanctuary is also great for birding, primates viewing and spotting antelopes. After tracking the lions, you will proceed to have lunch at the nearby Masindi town

After Masindi, you will proceed to Murchison Falls national park and proceed straight to the top of the falls. Spend some time here as you marvel at the magnificent waterfall. The falls are formed when the river Nile squeezes through a narrow gorge and drops with a thunderous force. Take as many photos as possible so that you can share them with you friends. The driver will then take you to your hotel for rest, refreshment and later evening walk if you have time.

3 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake up early, take breakfast and prepare for a very eventful day. The drive/Guide will pick you up and take you for a game drive to see lions, leopards, giraffes, the Uganda Kob, buffaloes, oribi, jackals, elephants, warthogs, Jackson hartebeests, hyenas and countless birds. Look out for the early morning risers and predators like leopards returning back to their dens after hunting.

4 days wildlife safari in Murchison falls Uganda After the four-hour game drive, you will be taken back to the lodge for lunch, refreshments and relaxation as you for the Afternoon boat cruise. While on the cruise you will spot crocodiles, hippos, and most of the animals already seen while on your earlier game drive. They will be drinking water and bathing by the shores of the river. This part of the river Nile offers some of the best birding spots in Uganda. Watch out for the Shoebill storks, Goliath heron, hornbills, the yellow billed stork, pelicans, bee-eaters, kingfishers, Egyptian goose and African fish eagles. The boat cruise ends at the bottom of the Murchison falls and is a great time to take some great photos to show your friends back home.

10 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake up early and go for the briefing at the forest offices. You will be allocated a group and a ranger to be your leader. Chimpazee Tracking in Budongo forest can take up to 5 hours and you are allowed only one hour with them. Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo is special because it has less crowds and there are higher chances of interacting with international researchers for more information about the primates. Budongo forest is also one of the best places for birding in Uganda. While tracking the chimpanzees, watch out for the birds, other smaller primates and the ancient mahogany trees. The driver will start the journey back to Kampala after tracking the chimps. You will have lunch on your way (Masindi or Luwero town) back. If you reach early, you can request for a Kanplaa city tour

2 hours
Breakfast, Lunch
3 Stars Hotel

Cost

The safari includes: –

  • Transportation in a tour van (4×4 land cruiser)
  • -Full board accommodation with breakfast and dinner for 3 nights
  • -The services of a knowledgeable Driver/Guide with excellent English speaking skills
  • -Lunch and bottled water during the safari
  • -Entrance to the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
  • -Chimpanzee permits for each participant
  • -Park fees
  • -All activities and any accommodations indicated in the itinerary.

The safari excludes: –

  • Air tickets before and after the trip
  • Uganda Visa. These can be got online or at the airport at a cost of $50
  • -Any taxes at the airport
  • -Baggage, Medical and Travel insurance
  • -Alcoholic drinks or beverages during the safari
  • -Meals that are different from those indicated in the itinerary
  • -Tips to our Guide, park rangers or hotel staff
  • -All items of a personal nature like souvenirs and phone bills

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4 Days Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari Uganda
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/ Children
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What to know

  • English
  • In summer
  • 4x4w pop up Land cruiser
  • No need to be fit
  • Open to all groups
  • Budget type
  • 1
  • 98