3 Days Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari in Uganda

3 Days / 2 Nights


This 3-days Murchison Falls Safari offers gratifying experiences of the river Nile and the ecosystem of wildlife and birds in Murchison Falls National Park.

On this short wildlife safari, you will see many animals including lions, leopards, crocodiles, elephants, rhinos, giraffes, hippos, and buffaloes as well as various antelopes and hundreds of bird species.

This wildlife safari starts and ends in Kampala. Your main destination is Murchison Falls National Park but you will pass by Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you can see Uganda’s rhinos and walk with them in the wild.

You will then proceed to Murchison Falls and explore the park’s wild savannah as well as the Falls and Nile on a boat cruise. The Nile itself hosts one of Africa’s densest hippos and crocodile populations & a dazzling variety of water birds including the world’s most accessible wild population of the rare shoe-bill.

The Stretch of the Victoria Nile provides one of Uganda’s most remarkable wildlife spectacles. You get to see the Nile squeeze through a 7 – 8 meter wide gorge plunging with a thundering roar into the “Devil’s Cauldron” creating a trademark rainbow.

There is a chance to land a massive catch of the Nile perch which lives within strong currents and highly oxygenated water near Murchison Falls.

This wildlife safari trip has many engaging activities for both big and smaller groups. It is also perfect for a short ‘weekend in the wild’ getaway. Take a look at the detailed day-by-day itinerary breakdown to get a better idea of how this would work for you.

Detailed Itinerary

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

Day 1: Kampala 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 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.


Standard Fort Murchison Lodge
Comfort Pakuba Safari Lodge
Luxury Nile Safari Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 2:Murchison Falls safari game drive

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.


Standard Fort Murchison
Comfort Pakuba Safari Lodge
Luxury Nile Safari Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3:Murchison falls 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


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.


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.)

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