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3 Day Murchison Falls Safari
This 3 day safari will take you to Uganda’s largest park, Murchison Falls National Park, situated in Northwestern Uganda on
an area of 3,840 sq km, gazetted in 1926 as a game reserve. It is classified with Savannah grasslands and the Victoria Nile that flows through separating it into two (the northern and southern bank).
Murchison Falls is home to over 451 bird species such as the Great blue Turaco, Goliath heron, the Shoebill, and the dwarf kingfisher among others, 76 mammal species, a big number of Nile crocodiles and above all the magnificent and thunderous Murchison Falls squeezing their way through a gorge that is 8m wide. You will have an opportunity to enjoy safari game drives and the boat cruises along the Nile River and watch the endangered white rhino in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Depart from Kampala at 0700.
Day 1: Drive to Murchison Falls, Rhino Tracking
After an early breakfast, our driver guide will pick you up from your hotel at 7:00 am and brief you about your 3 Days safari to Murchison Falls. You will start your 6 hour 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: Paraa Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: lunch and dinner
Day 2: Morning Game Drive, Nile River Boat Cruise
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.
Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Departure
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.
Accommodation: No accommodation
Meal plan: breakfast and lunch
An English speaking full-time professional guide/driver
All park entry fees
Accommodation as mentioned
Launch cruise to the bottom of the falls
Meals as stated (2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners, 3 lunches)
Transport (in a 4 x 4 land cruiser)
Bottled drinking water in the vehicle
Accommodation facilities while in Kampala / Entebbe
Insurance of any kind
Any optional or extra activities not involved in the itinerary
International flights or local flights
Other personal expenses like buying of crafts, cigars, souvenirs,tips, laundry etc