4 Days Murchison Falls Safari, Rhino tracking and Chimpanzee tracking (optional)
4 Days | Murchison Falls Safari, Rhino tracking
4 Days Murchison Falls Safari is an exciting wildlife tour to Uganda’s largest national park and very rich in wildlife, with the famous Rive Nile, one of the world’s longest rivers flowing through.
4 Days Murchison Falls Safari, Rhino tracking and Chimpanzee tracking. The activities in this park include game safari (elephants, kob, buffalo, lions, giraffes and even the elusive leopard) boat cruise (hippos, Nile crocodiles, water birds, get up-close to the spectacular falls), and hiking to the famous waterfalls of the River Nile.
TIP: We can customize any tour and can start any date.
- Head out to an exciting wildlife safari and tour.
- Boat cruise along the Nile River with lots of hippos, crocodiles, water birds.
- Get up-close to the spectacular falls
- Rhino walking safari
- Chimps walk (optional)
Need To Know
- This tour starts and ends in Kampala/Entebbe, Uganda
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra cost!
- Lodging mentioned in the itinerary depends on availability of rooms available at the time of booking. Reservations will only be made after your confirmed booking with us.
- At the time of booking in the event that the listed hotel is fully booked or room unavailable, we will do our best to inform you and book a similar hotel of the same class available.
Day 1: Kampala – Ziwa rhino Sanctuary
Our driver/guide will pick you from your Hotel or other residence in Kampala/Entebbe in a customized pop-top 4WD safari van. Along the way to Murchison falls national park, you will stopover at ziwa rhino sanctuary located at Nakitoma village – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is home to 29 southern white rhinos.
The rhinos roam freely on 70km2 of land however closely monitored 24 hours a day to protect them from poaching. Tracking and viewing the rhinos usually involves a short drive followed by 1hour walking and viewing with a ranger. Closed shoes, long trousers and insect repellent are strongly recommended.
You’ll be guided on foot by a ranger to visit Uganda’s most endangered creature – the Southern White Rhino. This is the only place in Uganda where they still survive and breed with the hopes of one day being reintroduced back into one of the savannah parks. After check into your lodge for dinner and overnight. Driving time: 2.5 hours.
Accommodation: Midrange Comfort: Amuka lodge, Budget Tour: Ziwa Guest House
Day 2: Ziwa rhino Sanctuary – Murchison Falls National Park
Optional activities: Shoebill tracking experience at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary (Costs extra $35 per person).
Today you will transfer to Murchison falls. Take a brief break for lunch.
Tip: At 3840km2, Murchison falls is the largest national park in Uganda and is home to 76 species of mammals and 481 birds. Was first gazzeted in 1926 as a game reserve and elevated to a national park in 1952. It is Uganda’s oldest and largest conservation area. The northern section of the park has savanna vegetation, borassus palms, acacia trees and riverine woodland. The south is dominated by forest patches and woodlands
Continue your journey arriving at the Top of the Falls, view of the mighty Murchison Falls, the point where River Nile is squeezed through such a tiny space (7m gap) plunging 42m deep making one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world.
What a stunning sight, foaming, crashing white water rushing through narrow channels of stone and plunging down into a curving stretch of river below, silvery in the mid-day light.
The payoff is a killer view back toward the falls, and down the Nile in another direction as your eye can see. A vivid rainbow arced right across the plunging spray of the falls. You will be thrilled by this magical place and so glad that you need another day.
Proceed you will do an evening game drive on the northern bank of Nile River. You will be viewing large herds of buffalo, elephants, wharthogs, giraffes, Antelopes like Uganda kobs, lelwels Hartebeests, oribi. On a lucky day there are chances of spotting leopard. Youe guide will also exhaust chances of seeing lions. Check in at the camp/lodge. Look out for resident warthogs, and other wildlife around the camp! Enjoy dinner and drinks and weather permitting on a camp fire.
Driving time: 3 hours
Accommodation: Midrange Comfort: Pakuba Safari Lodge/Fortmurchison, Budget Tour: Redchile Camp/Hornbill Bush
Day 3: In Murchison Falls National Park – Game Drive and Boat Cruise
Depart for early (6.30 am) game drive. Enjoy a 3hour game safari, keep an eye out for the elephants, leopards, lions, warthogs and giraffes as well as large herds of animals such as oribi, Hartebeets, Kobs and buffalo, but please note – some wild animals like leopards, lions can be elusive! – Nothing is guaranteed though our guides will maximize chances of these cat sightings! You’ll then have time to stop for your lunch by the river Nile.
At 2:00PM, we depart for a 3 hour boat cruise along the Victoria Nile to the bottom of Murchison falls. A cruise along the nile reveals a large numbers of giant Nile crocodiles, schools of hippos, vast range of birdlife. Enjoy this breathtaking scenery. The Nile, the world’s longest river is squeezed through 7m wide gap before crushing 40 minutes deep, exploding at the bottom.
Upon return, your driver/guide will pick you and take you back to lodge for an overnight.
Accommodation: Midrange Comfort: Pakuba Safari lodge/FortmurchisonBudget tour: Red Chile Camp / Hornbill Bush Camp (B/D)
Nature walk to Top-of-falls (Costs $15 per person)
Day 4: Murchison falls to Kampala via Budongo forest (Chimpanzee tracking (optional)
After early breakfast, your guide will transfer you to south of Murchison falls through Budongo forest. Enjoy this road trip from northern section of the park, has savanna vegetation, borassus palms, acacia trees and riverine woodland. The south is dominated by forest patches and woodlands
If you decide to go chimpanzee tracking, you will add extra $USD100. Although the forest is home to a big population of chimpanzees, Budongo is also the biggest tropical rainforest, with an abundance of large East African mahogany trees (some more than 80m tall, with a 20m circumference. Chimp walk takes between 2 to 4 hours. After viewing chimpanzees for an hour, your ranger will take you back to the trail head. Otherwise our driver guide will transfer you back to Kampala/Entebbe, arriving early evening – subject to traffic situation of the day!
Optional activities: Chimpanzee tracking walk ($100 per person)
End of 4 Days Murchison Falls Safari, Rhino tracking and Chimpanzee tracking
Tour price Includes:
- Private transportation on 4×4.
- Safari van with gas and driver/guide.
- Accommodation with meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) mentioned on itinerary.
- 2 Game drives safari.
- 1 Boat cruise safari.
- 1 Rhino walking experience
- Park Entries.
Tour price Excludes:
- Items of personal Nature.
- Other optimal activities. chimpanzee tracking walk ($100), shoebill canoeing ($35)