Murchison Falls Park Safari Packages

2 Days Safari

2 People  $550 p/p

4 People  $450 p/p

6 People  $350 p/p

8 People  $285 p/p

3 Days Safari & Rhino Trekking

2 People  $650 p/p

4 People  $550 p/p

6 People $350 p/p

8 People $320 p/p

Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s oldest and largest conservation area, covering an area of 3,840 Km² and home to over 451 bird species including the rare shoebill stork and 76 different mammal species. Breath taking sightings of giraffes browsing; herds of elephants; hippopotamus; herds of buffalos; hyenas; warthogs; antelope and many others. Occasionally tourists may spot lions and leopards.  The highlight of this park is the magnificent Murchison falls on the River Nile, the longest river in the world. The formation of the falls is due to the Nile passage through a narrow 8-meter gorge. The river is forced through the narrow gorge, before plunging 50 metres downwards with a thunderous roar. Natures wonder to behold!

Itinerary

2 Days Safari

Day 1

6:00am : Set off from Kampala after a very early breakfast.The drive is Northwards on the Northern Uganda to Sudan Highway and through the countryside, bypassing agricultural villages and small trading centers. Villagers are seen cultivating crops or selling fruits and vegetables on the roadsides, generally taking a slow pace to life.Your driver/guide may stop at a fruit market where you can buy bananas, mangoes, sugar cane or pineapples. Uganda fruits are the juiciest and sweetest in all the world.

10:00am : Reach Masindi town. Leaving Masindi the drive enters forested areas around the park on a rough road. Tourists are greeted by smaller primates, monkeys and baboons basking in the sun by the road side; breast feeding their little ones.

12:30pm : Reach the park gate. You may have just enough time to check in to your lodging before proceeding to the River bank for the ferry crossing at 1pm.

1:00pm : Ferry crossing to the Southern bank of the River.  Grab a parked lunch before boarding cruise boat.

2:00pm : Join other tourists for the 2 to 3 hours afternoon Boat cruise on the river Nile to the bottom of Murchison falls. This is perfect opportunity to see hippopotamus.. Some floating  in the Nile water, others basking on the River banks. On the river banks basking are alos numerous crocodiles. Other animals including elephants and water bucks are also seen quenching their thirst. Spot a variety of birds, the fish eagle, the Egyptian goose and the white commorants among others.

4:00pm : End of cruise.The boat drops off tourists at the southern River bank, and for the ferry crossing to the northern Nile bank. Proceed to your lodging for supper and the night.

Day 2

6:30am : It is an early start to catch the 7 am ferry crossing to the North Nile Bank, taking along a packed breakfast. You will be joined by a game ranger, who is your mandatory guide for the game drive.Feel at one with un spoilt nature. Breathe in sweet clean fresh air. Experience the tranquility of un spoilt nature. The scenery is breath taking. Enjoy a 4-hour game drive around the Buligi game tracks, which stretch between the Victoria and Albert Niles, and down to the Nile-Lake Albert Delta. Your guide will lead you to the prime savannah grazing spots where you will definitely see elephants, giraffes. Buffaloes, deers, and other animals, including numerous bird species.  Occasionally you may spot lions and leopards. Take a break for a picnic breakfast in the wild. By midday, the sun is getting hot and the animals will begin to take shelter under the bushes, The game drive is also coming to an end.

12:00pm : Begin the drive out of the park to the Northern parkgate, back to the Uganda Sudan Highway to the karuma falls bridge on the Nile.

3:00pm : Stop for a late lunch at Kabalega Diner

6:00pm to 7:00pm : Reach Kampala.

3 Days Safari and Rhino Tracking
Day 1

6:30am : Leave Kampala in a customised safari vehicle with driver/guide (max 8 passengers per trip).

9:30am : Arrive at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking with an experienced Rhino Fund Uganda ranger.The total tracking time will vary according to where the rhinos are currently situated within the sanctuary but you will be able to enjoy an hour in the close vicinity of the rhinos once found.

10.30 Leave Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Masindi and Murchison falls game park.

1:30pm : pm enter the park gate, and proceed to your lodge for check in

2:00pm : Drive to the top of the falls for a picnic lunch. Be awed by the mystic and majestic sight of the Nile waters being forced through a narrow gorge, and then plunged 500m meters downwards in a thunderous applause.

4:00pm : After you have finished the picnic you will return to your accommodation, where you will spend the night

Day 2

7:00am : Depart for the ferry crossing to the North BankFerry

7:15am to 12:00 noon : Enjoy a 4-hour game drive around the Buligi game tracks, which stretch between the Victoria and Albert Niles, and down to the Nile-Lake Albert Delta. Most of the park’s game and birdlife can be viewed from here, but please note – nothing is guaranteed! 

1:00pm :  Picnic lunch

2:00pm : Depart for a 3 hour boat cruise along the Victoria Nile to the base of the Falls, Along the way, you will be able to view a wide variety of birds and wildlife, including numerous hippos and crocodiles – as well as breathtaking scenery. Cold drinks are for sale on board.

4:00pm : return to lodge for the night.

Day 3

7:00am :  More game drives

1:00pm : Travel back to Kampala