This Uganda safari is hands-down one of the greatest safari in Africa, where travelers can not only spot elephants, but also big cats, the epic and mighty Murchison falls, different species of birds and so much more. It is also one of the best safaris for an opportunity to drive through the vast Uganda terrains. This Safari in Uganda will help you decide your next vacation in Uganda.
The 3 day Murchison Falls National Park Safari gives you a great time in the wild with great sights of the magnificent Murchison falls that falls from a 45m wall through an 8m wide gorge hence giving it a very scenic look and a thunderous roar of the waters before it continues with its course on the Victoria Nile, amazing vegetation types especially Savannah and amazing wildlife species such as lions, warthogs, elephants, antelopes, Nile crocodiles and birds like Goliath heron, kingfishers, rare shoebill, the storks among others.
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary visit
Hike to the top of the falls
Launch cruise along the Victoria Nile
Day 1: To Murchison Falls- rhino tracking at Ziwa
Have a tasty breakfast and by 7:00am have a pick up by your driver guide from you residence in Kampala, he will brief you about these 3 days safari and start off your 6 hours drive to Murchison falls. On your way, branch off on a 7km road to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, in this sanctuary you will have a great time tracking rhinos (among the big five), they had gone extinct in Uganda by 1982 but revived again by 2005 after the establishment sanctuary. Have lunch in Masindi and continue to the park to check in at your lodge of choice, have diner and overnight.
Accommodation options; Paraa safari lodge/Nile safari lodge (Luxury), Pakuba safari lodge/Fort Murchison (Mid range), Red chilli camp/Heritage safari lodge(Budget)
Meal Plan; Full Board
Travel time; 6 hours
Begin the day with breakfast and set off for an early game drive at exactly 7:00am that will leave you thrilled with amazing savannah plains and wildlife species such as warthogs, lions, leopards, giraffes, hyenas, Uganda kobs among others. After, around 11:30am head back to the lodge freshen up and have lunch as you prepare for the impressive afternoon launch cruise.
On the boat you will be able to see different bird species, animals like the Nile crocodiles, hippos, monitor lizards, elephants that quench their thirst from the waters. The boat will lead you to the base of these falls, where you will get out and start off on a 45minute hike (basing on the speed of the person) to the top of the Murchison waterfalls, you will see amazing sceneries; right from the falls, vegetation among others. You will meet your driver guide at the top who will later transfer you back to the lodge; if your lodge is at the Northern bank you will have to cross by the ferry. Have dinner and Overnight.
Meal Plan; Full Board
Day 3: Return to Kampala
Get up early enough, have breakfast and have another game drive to see more wildlife, at around 11:30am check out of the lodge and embark on the journey back after an amazing safari with lunch in Masindi. Arrive at your hotel in Kampala or airport drop at Entebbe in the late afternoon
Meal plan; Breakfast & Lunch
Travel time; 6 hours
Safari Includes; Rhino tracking, Park entry fees, Boat cruise, Ranger guide, Hike, Bottled water, Transport in 4X4 vehicle, all meals mentioned and accommodation while on safari
Safari Excludes; International flight fares, Visas, Accommodation while in Kampala, Personal expenses like laundry, crafts, drinks, cigars, souvenirs and tips
Murchison falls safari cost
Park Entrance Fees
Park entry fees (people)
Murchison falls national park is governed by the Uganda wildlife authority a body that is responsible for all national parks and conservation areas in Uganda, the parks entry fee prices are most times valid for two years but can be subject to change anytime. The entry fee to Murchison falls national park can be seen below.
Foreign residents (East Africa)
East African citizens
Foreign non residents
Park entry fee for vehicles, boats and aircrafts
Nb: landing fee excludes payable fee by passengers
Gliders and micro lights