This 3 Day Murchison falls Uganda safari is a short Uganda safari and is favorable for those with limited time to explore more of Uganda’s wildlife. This short Uganda safari takes you to Murchison falls national park in the Northern part of Uganda. On this safari, we will venture onto the savanna plains for game drives, boat cruises and hike to the top of the Murchison falls.
Murchison falls National Park is the largest park in Uganda and is one of the most visited parks in Uganda. The park is rich in wildlife like lions, leopards, giraffes, hyenas, chimpanzees and plenty of bird species. The park is nourished by the Nile, creating the famous Murchison falls along the way. Safari activities in Murchison falls include game drives, boat cruises, chimpanzee trekking, sun downers and fishing.
3 Day Murchison falls Uganda safari overview
- Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls and evening game drive
- Day 2: Early morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise
- Day 3: Transfer to Kampala with rhino trekking in Zziwa rhino sanctuary
3 Day Murchison falls Uganda safari detailed itinerary
Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls national park
Having been briefed on this Uganda safari, our guide will pick you from your hotel early in the morning. This will give us the chance to avoid the Kampala traffic. We will drive along the Kampala Gulu road onto the Nakasongola plains. We will make our breakfast stop at Kabalega dinner for breakfast. After breakfast, we will continue to Murchison falls national park through Masindi. We will check into the park and head for our lodge. On arrival, we will check into the lodge, enjoy a nice lunch and relax with the views of the wilderness.
Later in the afternoon, we will head out into the wilderness in search of the wildlife. On the game drive, we hope to see amazing wildlife like elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, hyenas, kobs and amazing bird species. With an experienced ranger, he/she will give all the information about the park, wildlife and any questions you might have. This drive will last up to 4 hours after which we will return to the lodge for the evening and overnight.
Day 2; Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise.
On this day of the 3 Day Murchison falls Uganda safari, we will have an early breakfast before going for our game drive. On this drive, we hope to see more wildlife. Elephants, buffaloes, water bucks, warthogs and those we may have missed the previous game drive. This drive will take up to 4 hours after which we will return to the lodge for an early lunch.
We will drive up to the jetty for a launch cruise to the bottom of Murchison falls. On this cruise, we hope to see more wildlife like hippos, hippos and other wildlife by the banks of the river like elephants, buffalo and more antelopes. Plenty of birds like woodland kingfisher, Egyptian geese, and grey heron can be seen as you cruise up the River Nile. On arrival at the bottom of the falls, you will have spectacular views of the falls.
From here, you will hike up the trail to the top of the falls. This trail offers amazing views of the Murchison falls and the Uhuru falls. This hike will last up to 45 minutes and is not strenuous. On arrival at the top of the falls, you will have some time to enjoy the views and the magnificence of the fall. Here, the River Nile is forced down a 7 meter gap and falls 47 meters down into the Albert Nile. The guide will pick you up and transfer you back to the lodge. This will mark the end of this day of your Uganda safari tour.
Day 3: Rhino trekking and transfer to Kampala.
On the last day of this Uganda safari tour, we will have an early breakfast and check out of the lodge. We will check out of the park and head for Zziwa rhino sanctuary. On arrival at the sanctuary, we will be briefed on the Rhino trekking. After a short drive in the wilderness, we will leave the vehicle and trek into the wilderness in search for the rhinos. On making contact, we will have an amazing time as we watch these giants feed and rest. This thrilling safari activity allows you to encounter the rhinos in their natural environment.
Vervet monkeys, White and black colobus monkeys and plenty of bird species can be seen on this trek. After rhino trekking, we will check out of the sanctuary and transfer back to kampala. The guide will drop you off at your hotel, home or airport. This will mark the end of your 3 Day Murchison falls Uganda safari