Murchison Falls National Park Safari: 3 days
Murchison falls National Park derives it name from the Murchison falls where the mighty river Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and flows down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with Hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes. The Vegetation is characterized by savannah, Riverine forest and woodland. Wildlife includes; lions, leopards, chimpanzee giraffes, buffaloes, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda Kob, Chimpanzees and many bird species including the rare shoebill stock.
DAY 1: Kampala - Murchison Falls NP.
Leave Kampala at 0800hrs. Drive through the famous Luwero triangle. Take a stop over at Masindi hotel for breakfast. Drive to the park through Budongo forest on the western arm of the Great Rift Valley in time to enjoy the fabulous falls where the Nile perfects its gorgeous falls concocts a deafening roar and rainbow in a spiral of the spray.cross the great River Nile by a ferry before you retire to the superb confort and service of Paraa Safari lodge. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge / Sambiya River Lodge or Red Chillis Camp.
DAY 2: Wildlife Safari - Murchison Falls NP
Take breakfast and you will be transferred to northern part of the park for a game drive. View Elephants, Buffaloes, Bushbucks, Lions, and a variety of bird species. After lunch, proceed for a two-hour launch cruise up to the substructure of the mighty Murchison falls where sinister water escapes from the narrow gorge, an opportunity to see the amazing hippos, crocodiles, water birds along the river banks enabling a wonderful birding safari. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: Budongo Forest - Kampala Return Trip.
After breakfast, cross the river back via Budongo forest and lunch at Masindi hotel. Return to Kampala at leisure.
There is an optional activity of chimpanzee tracking at Pabidi Budongo forest on day three in the morning before driving back to kampala.
The safari includes:
Lunch en route at Masindi Hotel
Park entrance fees
Park ranger fees
Relevant government taxes.
A two hour boat trip along the Nile
Full board accommodation
Ground transportation by a 4x4 land cruiser
The safari excludes any cost of personal nature e.g. drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation in Uganda on arrival.