3 Days Murchison Falls Safari

3 Days Murchison Falls Safari – A Uganda Safari to Murchison Falls National Park entails visiting the Rhinos on the way to the park, Top of the Falls, Wild Game Drive and a Boat Cruise.


Take a  3 Days Murchison Falls Safari and enjoy some of the best Uganda Tour experiences that the country offers. Murchison Falls National Park is among Uganda’s largest National Parks measuring about 3,840 square kilometres (1,480 sq mi) together with the neighbouring Bugungu Wildlife Reserve and Karuma Wildlife Reserve. The safari park is part of the 5,308 square kilometres (2,049 sq mi) that make up the wider Murchison Falls Conservation Area (MFCA).

This wider park is located in Masindi District in western Uganda and in Amuru district in northern Uganda. The park is a habitat to a large number of African wild animals including Water buffalo, elephant, Crocodile, Lion, Leopard, Hippopotamus, Antelope, Giraffes, Uganda Kob, Oribi and other animals. The Nile River, within the park, is a home to a variety of water birds, including the uncommon Shoe bill stork.

Safari Highlights for Murchison Falls National Park

  • Rhino Tracking enroute to the park at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary 
  • Game viewing / Game drive safari
  • Launch Cruise or boat ride on the Bottom of the Falls 
  • Brief visit to the Top of the Falls 

Full Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Murchison Falls, Track Rhinos Enroute.

Set off from Kampala for Murchison falls national park. You will drive via Luwero, Nakasongola and Masindi district. On your way to the park, you will break off the highway to visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track Rhinos. You will spend 2-3 hours trekking and admiring rhinos. After this exercise, you will have lunch and continue with journey. Arrive at the park in the evening.

The trip will provide you with a extensive eye-catching panoramas and then arrive at the park in the afternoon. Drive to the top of the falls where the Nile perfects its splendour. Here you will see the calm Nile dipping its self through a narrow gap to fall a gap of about 150 feet down mixing up out a loud white water, an incredible view! Cross over the Nile River by ferry for dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge.

3 Days Murchison Falls Safari

Accommodation Options: – Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Mid-range), Red Chilli Rest Camp (Budget)
Meal Plan:  Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner
Travel Duration:  6-8 hours including time for enroute Rhino Tracking and lunch

DAY 02: Game Drive Safaris and Launch Cruise 

Giraffes at murchison Falls
Giraffes at Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast, start an early morning game drive before dawn to catch up with the early risers. This exciting game drive will offer you with animals like the jackals, hyenas, giraffes, lions, antelopes, elephants and the Uganda kob among others. You will rest from the game drive for anything to eat and later on lunch. The afternoon time will be for an open launch cruise.  The boat trip will take you to the bottom of the falls where animals like the buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles, elephants and plenty of water birds like fish eagles and rare shoe bills and many more will not escape your sight. Retire for overnight and dinner.

Accommodation Options: –

Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Mid-range), Red Chilli Rest Camp (Budget)
Meal Plan:  Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: Drive to the Top of the Falls, Return to Kampala.

After early-morning breakfast, check out of the lodge, drive to the captivating Top of the Falls and leave for Kampala. The top of the falls is a wonderfully an eye-catching scene as its where waters of River Nile, Africa’s the longest river forces itself through a narrow rock path (only 7 meters wide), before strikingly dipping down 43 meters. It is an incredible photo opportunity. After an hour or less at the top of the falls, proceed with the day’s drive to Kampala where you will arrive in the evening. Lunch enroute. Upon reaching Kampala, the driver will transfer you to your hotel either or drop you at Entebbe.

End of the Exciting Safari to Murchison Falls.

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