Murchison Falls tour Uganda | 4 Days
Murchison Falls tour Uganda – 4 days
4 Days Murchison Falls tour Uganda. Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest national park and very rich in wildlife, with the famous River Nile, one of the world’s longest rivers flowing.
4 Days Murchison Falls tour Uganda. 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, getting 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 on any date.
- Head out to an exciting wildlife safari.
- Boat cruise along the Nile River with lots of hippos, crocodiles, and water birds.
- Get up-close to the spectacular falls
- Rhino walk 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 an extra cost!
- Lodging mentioned in the itinerary depends on the 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 a room is 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 up from your Hotel or another residence in Kampala/Entebbe in a customized pop-top 4WD safari van. Along the way to Murchison falls national park, you will stopover at Jiwa 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 1-hour 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 checking into your lodge for dinner and overnight:
Accommodation: Midrange Comfort: Amuka lodge, Budget Tour: Ziwa Guest House
Day 2: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – Murchison Falls National Park
Optional activities: Shoebill tracking experience (Costs an extra $35).
Today we transfer to Murchison falls. Take a brief break for lunch. Proceed 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 it 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 the Nile River. You will be viewing large herds of buffalo, elephants, wharthogs, giraffes, and Antelopes like Uganda kobs, lelwels Hartebeests, and oribi. On a lucky day, there are chances of spotting a leopard. Youe guide will also exhaust the 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 campfire.
Accommodation: Midrange Comfort: Pakuba Safari Lodge/Fortmurchion, Budget Tour: Redchile Rest Camp
Day 3: In Murchison Falls National Park – Game Drive and Boat Cruise
Depart for an early (6.30 am) game drive. Enjoy a 3-hour game safari, keep an eye out for the elephants, leopards, lions, warthogs, and giraffes as well as large herds of animals such as oribi, Hartebeest, Kobs, and buffalo, but please note – some wild animals like leopards, lions can be elusive! – Nothing is guaranteed though our guides will maximize the chances of these cat sightings! You’ll then have time to stop for your lunch by the river Nile.
At 2:00 PM, we depart for a 3-hour boat cruise along the Victoria Nile to the bottom of Murchison Falls. A cruise along the Nile reveals large numbers of giant Nile crocodiles, schools of hippos, and a vast range of birdlife. Enjoy this breathtaking scenery. The Nile, the world’s longest river is squeezed through a 7m wide gap before crushing 40 minutes deep, exploding at the bottom.
Upon return, your driver/guide will pick you up and take you back to the lodge for an overnight.
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Optional activities: Nature walk to Top-of-falls ($30)
- Accommodation: Midrange Comfort; Pakuba Safari lodge /FortMurchison, Budget Tour: Redchile Rest Camp
Day 4: Budongo forest –Chimpanzee tracking – to Kampala
After early breakfast, your guide will transfer you south of Murchison falls to Budongo forest on time for a chimpanzee tracking walk at 8 AM. 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 trailhead, where you will meet your driver/guide who will then transfer you back to Kampala/Entebbe, arriving early evening – subject to the traffic situation of the day!
Driving time: 5 hours
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 mentioned
- On itinerary.
- 2 Game drives safari.
- 1 Boat cruise safari.
- 1 Rhino walking experience
- 1 chimpanzee tracking walk
- Park Entries.
Tour price Excludes
- Lunches & Drinks.
- Items of personal nature.
- Other optimal activity. (Shoebill canoe experience)