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.

Highlights

  • 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)
  • This tour starts and ends in Kampala/Entebbe, Uganda
the Powerful Murchison Falls in Uganda

the Powerful Murchison Falls in Uganda

Need To Know

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Activities in Murchison Falls National PArk- game drive

Game Drive in Murchison Falls National Park

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – Murchison falls National park.

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 32 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.

Day 2:  In Murchison Falls National Park 

Depart for early (6.30 am) morning 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.

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.

At 2pm  drive to view  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. You will walk and hike around the falls. 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.

Top of falls viewing  time: 2 hours

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, you will either choose to join  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. Alternatively you could choose to relax at the lodge or  decide go for an evening game viewing drive.                                          PLEASE NOTE: Due to rise in Nile River water levels resulting from heavy rains a recently, our boat trips are ‘optional’.  Return to the camp/lodge. Look out for resident warthogs, and other wildlife around the camp! Evening at leisure.

Optional activities

  Water fall Boat cruise (Costs $36 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 $USD130. 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 ($130 per person)

Accommodation:

Midrange/Deluxe: Pakuba Safari lodge/Fort Murchison Rooms/ Murchison River lodge.

Budget :  Heritage safari lodge/Red Chile Camp / Hornbill Bush Camp/Fort Murchison

Need to know: 

  • 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

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:

  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Items of personal Nature.
  • Entertainment.
  • Other optimal activities.  chimpanzee tracking walk ($100), shoebill canoeing ($35)

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