Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari – 3 Days

Overview

This 3-day Murchison Falls Safari takes you on an unforgettable journey, where you’ll be amazed by the mighty River Nile and wildlife ecosystem of Murchison Falls National Park.

You will begin your adventure with a visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, where you’ll get the opportunity to encounter Uganda’s endangered rhinos in their natural habitat. From there, explore the vast savannahs of Murchison Falls National Park, where you’ll encounter an incredible range of wildlife. Spot majestic lions, elusive leopards, towering elephants, graceful giraffes, bellowing buffaloes, and many more.

You will also take a boat cruise along the Nile River and witness an exceptional sight as the river squeezes through a narrow 7-meter gorge, to form the iconic Murchison Falls. Marvel at one of Africa’s densest populations of hippos and crocodiles, plus a dazzling variety of water birds, including the world’s most accessible wild population of the rare shoe-bill.

Overall, this 3-day Murchison Falls Safari is an excellent way to unwind, connect with nature, and experience the beauty of Uganda’s wildlife and landscape.

Detailed Itinerary

Here is the full day-by-day itinerary for this tour

Day 1: Drive to Murchison Falls via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

This safari starts with our driver/guide picking you up from your residence/hotel in Kampala or Entebbe early in the morning. You will then go on a panoramic drive (approx. 8-9hrs) northwest through Luwero and Masindi town. Branch off for a visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for a guided Rhino walk and picnic lunch.

Continue to the spectacular site at the top of the falls 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 40 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.

Accommodation: Bamboo Village Safari Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 2:Safari game drive & boat cruise in Murchison Falls N.P

Begin your day with a cup of African coffee ready for a wildlife game drive, bird watching, and sightseeing across the open Savannah dotted with woodland and riverine vegetation along the Nile and Albert delta.

Here expect to meet elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, waterbuck, and countless populations of birds, return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch.

After lunch, a three-hour boat trip along the Nile gives you an assured chance to see the Murchison falls from the bottom angle. Wildlife such as hippos, crocodiles, antelopes, and aquatic birds can be seen along the shores of the river.

Accommodation: Bamboo Village Safari Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3:Morning game drive, then back to Kampala/Entebbe

Wake up at 6:00 am prepared to take a photograph of the African rising sun in the morning and enjoy an African breakfast. Return to Kampala and Entebbe Airport at leisure for your flight to your next destination or back home.

This will mark the end of your Murchison Falls Safari holiday.

Accommodation: None. (Last day)

Meal plan:  Breakfast & Lunch

Price per person (USD)

Here is the cost per person depending on the group size.
 1 Pax  2 Pax  4 Pax  6 Pax
 1320  860  680  620

  • Trip Duration: 3 days, 2 nights.
  • Starting Point: Entebbe, Uganda.

Note: A 30% booking is due upon booking, with the balance cleared 1 month before the trip starts.

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Inclusions

The price of this tour includes the following items
  • Transport in a 4WD vehicle with a pop-up roof.
  • All fuel for the tour.
  • English-speaking Ugandan driver/guide.
  • Accommodation and Meals on Full Board.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Park-entrance fees for all National parks
  • All activities described in the itinerary.
  • Drinking water throughout the safari.

Exclusions

The price of this tour does not include the following items
  • International airfares.
  • Entry visa to Uganda.
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation.
  • Personal insurance (medical/travel)
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature.(e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities.)