Tour Cost (Per Person)
$925 (1 person)
$765 (2 people)
$525 (3 people)
$415 (4 people +)
Murchison Falls National Park is the largest in Uganda at 3840 square kilometers. This is where the Nile hurls itself into convulsions through a narrow crevice and then plunges 40 meters in one breathing taking leap.
This park has got lots of vegetation ranging from riparian forests and swamp lands to broad savannah , and it provides visitors the opportunity of seeing large concentrations of wildlife including lions, leopard, civet, hyena, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, a host of smaller game, small primates and many bird species, including the rare Shoebill stork. This park is also famous for crocodiles and hippos. You can enjoy a launch trip, a game drive, as well as a visit to the top of the falls.
Day 1: Kampala/Murchison Falls National Park
Day 2: Morning Game Drive, Nile River Boat Cruise
Day 3: Travel Back to Kampala
Day 1: Kampala/Murchison Falls National Park
You will have an early departure from your hotel in Kampala at 7:00am heading for Uganda’s largest wildlife and Game Park. This journey will take you through the stunning and scenic countryside, which is filled with traditional homesteads, banana plantations, along the road side, there will be local fruits stands and vegetables for sale by the locals. You will also meet Uganda’s version of a drive-through fast food joint like the Roasted Meat and Banana.
We can continue with the drive through the Masindi town where we will stop for lunch on the return journey and then turn off for our safari to Murchison Falls National Park.
If you are looking for a map showing Murchison Falls, you can easily find it on Microsoft – referred to as Kabalega Falls. The name Kabalega was given to the park by Idi Amin and it was later changed to Murchison Falls soon after he left in 1979.
You will then arrive at your own lodge in Murchison Falls national park. Immediately after lunch, we set off for the first game drive which will be welcoming you to the park. Expect to spot residents of this park like elephants, giraffes, lions, antelopes of all types, warthogs, as well as buffaloes.
There is nothing to rush into since the safari guide will stop at different spots for you to view all the wildlife species. You will retire at your lodge after the game drive and enjoy your dinner at your lodge.
Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (luxury)/Nile Safari Lodge (mid-range)/ Global Village Guest House (Budget).
Day 2: Morning Game Drive Nile River Boat Cruise
Early in the morning, you will set off for another game drive safari across the savannah, driving along Lake Albert Delta, seeing stunning wildlife, making sure you take pictures as you move slowly as the sun rises and spotting early risers.
You will view many animals including the lions, elephants, hippos, giraffe, birds, leopards, buffaloes, warthogs etc. Remember, you are in Africa and you are on Uganda safari in the heart of it. Return to your lodge for late breakfast, relax.
You will have lunch, then enjoy a boat cruise up the Nile River: you will slowly ride along the Nile River bank watching the crocodiles on water, hippos, antelopes, elephants, buffaloes and many different birds including the water birds, fish eagle, shoebill storks and many more.
The boat moves slowly up the river. Don’t travel on the right-hand side here, you just have to keep on the left hand to be in the right position to see most of the animals who come to the river to drink water. Herds of Elephants cooling off, Hippopotamus frolicking, crocodiles just romancing and dozing in the African sun. You will enjoy your Nile safari and have a delicious dinner and an overnight at your lodge.
Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (luxury)/ Nile Safari Lodge (mid-range)/ Global Village Guest House (Budget).
Day 3: Travel back to Kampala
Early in the morning, you will have breakfast and then start your journey to Kampala with a stop at the top of the falls, from where the earth literally shakes from the power and strength of the falls. At this point, you will be able to spot a rainbow generated by the mists of the fall. There is a path down and it certainly is another rewarding and lifetime African Safari experience that you will remember for a long time. We shall then continue to Masindi, where you will have lunch, then proceed to Kampala, arriving late afternoon.
Please Note: You can add chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest or Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary at an extra fee.
End of Safari
– Gorilla permit per person
– All meals and accommodation as per the itinerary
– All ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle
– Park entrance fees
– Service of a full-time English speaking driver/guide
– Water, coffee or Tea while on a safari
– All airport pickups and drops
– All activities as stipulated in the itinerary
– All government taxes/levies.
– Bar bills
– Phone calls
– Personal insurance
– All other services of a personal nature
– Driver/Guide’s gratuity