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Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari Holiday in Uganda – 4 Days

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This 4-day Murchison Falls wildlife safari offers gratifying experiences of viewing wildlife in the savannah and near the Nile river. You will see many animals such as rhinos, elephants, giraffes, lions, hippos, crocodiles, and more.

Starting from Kampala, you will head to Murchison Falls National Park with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you will get the opportunity to track rhinos on foot as well as other animals that live in the sanctuary.

In Murchison Falls National Park, you will go on various game drives where you will see many animals such as giraffes, elephants, lions, hippos, buffalos, antelopes, and many bird species. You will also take the boat cruise to the bottom of the Falls, where you will experience the power of the Nile River as it squeezes through a 7-meter gap in the rock.

On the boat cruise, you will get to see a lot more animals as they come to the water, such as crocodiles and hippos as well as hundreds of bird species. This trip is ideal for a solo or group getaway that involves a lot of wildlife viewing.

As with all our safari packages, we can customize this Murchison Falls wildlife safari program to fit your personal preferences. Just reach out to us and we’ll be eager to help you.

Safari Highlights

  • Kampala / Entebbe International Airport
  • Ziwa Rhino & Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Murchison falls National Park

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast at your hotel/ residence, begin the Murchison falls holiday with a panoramic drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle.

Stop en route at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to see Rhinos being reintroduced to the area. Then we’ll go on to Masindi Town for lunch. We’ll later proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, stopping at the spectacular ‘top of the falls’ where you can see the Nile’s beauty perfected.

Marvel at the Nile, compressing from 50 meters to squeeze through a 7-meter canyon dropping 50 meters with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow, a plume of spray, and the best thing that happened to the Nile.

Accommodation:

Standard Fort Murchison
Comfort Pakuba Safari Lodge
Luxury Nile Safari Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 2: Wildlife game drive on the northern bank of the Nile.

Your guide will help you spot Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard.

After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream on the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. En- route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, and crocodiles, and over this 19 km stretch you will see many animals including elephants, waterbuck, and Uganda Kob.

This riverine zone is also home to many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, Brown pelican, Red-throated bee-eater, various kingfishers, Fish eagles, cormorant, and the rare shoebill stork.

After taking shots of photogenic Murchison Falls, return to your accommodation.

Accommodation:

Standard Fort Murchison
Comfort Pakuba Safari Lodge
Luxury Nile Safari Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 3: Morning Game drive & Relax at Chobe

After Breakfast, we check out from Paraa Safari Lodge and start then with a morning game drive that will end at the Chobe Safari Lodge in time for lunch.

Spend the whole afternoon relaxed at the lodge enjoying the luxurious amenities offered.

Accommodation:

Standard Fort Murchison
Comfort Pakuba Safari Lodge
Luxury Nile Safari Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 4: Drive back to Kampala

Early morning, after your breakfast at the lodge, your tour guide/driver will pick you up and then transfer you back to Kampala via Masindi town.

That will mark the end of your Murchison Falls wildlife safari trip.

Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch

 

Inclusions;

  • 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;

  • International airfares
  • Entry visa Uganda
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation.
  • Personal (medical/travel) insurance
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • Expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities)

 

The experiences of this Murchison Falls wildlife safari holiday can be enjoyed on a quicker 3 day Murchison Falls wildlife safari which is ideal for a weekend getaway.
Additionally, you can visit Murchison Falls as part of a long Uganda safari with other attractions like chimpanzees and mountain gorillas. Here is a popular 10 day Gorilla & Game Safari.

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