An insight on Murchison Falls National Park
Uganda’s largest national park protects a chunk of untamed African savannah bisected by the mighty river Nile. It is named for the dramatic Murchison Falls, where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Wildlife populations have largely recovered from the poaching of the 1980s; in the lush borassus grassland to the north of the Nile, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and a variety of antelope are regularly encountered on game drives, while lion are seen with increasing frequency. The Nile itself hosts one of Africa’s densest hippo and crocodile populations, and a dazzling variety of water birds including the world’s most accessible wild population of the rare shoebill stork.
Day 1: Kampala -Murchison Falls
Begin the panoramic drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle and Masindi Town to start off with a morning drive to Murchison via Masindi. Branch off for a visit to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a guided Rhino walk and picnic lunch. Continue to the spectacularly site at the top of the fall where you can see the Nile’s beauty perfected!! Marvel at the Nile, compressing from up to 1 km squeeze through a 7 meter canyon dropping 45 meters with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow, a plume of spray and the best thing that happened to the Nile…”the Murchison Falls “. Enjoy the sunset as you return to the lodge. Enjoy the superb comfort at either Parra safari Lodge (lodge facility) or Red Chili hideaway (Low budget/basic accommodation). Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 2: Murchison Falls
Begin your day with a cup of African coffee ready for a game drive, bird watching and sightseeing across the open savannah dotted woodland and riverine vegetation along the Nile and Albert delta. Here expect to meet elephants, giraffes, buffalos, lions, leopards, waterbuck and a countless population birds, return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, a three hour boat trip along the Nile gives you assured chance to see the falls from the bottom angle. Hippos, crocodiles, antelopes, and aquatic birds can be seen along the shores of the River. Dinner and overnight at either Parra safari Lodge (lodge facility) or Red Chili hideaway (Low budget/basic accommodation). Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 3: Murchison Falls- Entebbe out
Wake up at 6:00am prepared to take a photograph of the African rising sun in the morning and enjoy African breakfast. Drive back to Masindi using the same route for lunch. Return to Kampala at leisure where you are dropped to a place of your choice or Entebbe Airport for your flight to next destination
The safari package includes
Transportation by a 4 x 4 station wagon/van
Full board accommodation as per the itinerary
Ziwa Rhino Trekking
Three hour boat trip along River Nile.
Driver/guide subsistence allowance.
Ranger guide fees
However, the package excludes;
Expenses of personal nature like: drinks, laundry, tips, telephone, cigars, etc