3 Days Murchison falls safari or wildlife tour gives you a great view of the Murchison water falls on the Victoria Nile River found in Uganda's biggest National Park (Murchison falls National Park) situated in Masindi and Nwoya districts. It also spots you to a number of beautiful wildlife species that is to say the lions, Antelopes, Topis, Jackson's heart beasts, warthogs, elephants, giraffes and also gives you a chance to hiking to the top of the falls and a great, memorable and unforgettable 3 hours boat ride experience on the Nile River.
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Hotel pickup - Your also returned to your hotel.
|Budget lodging-Heritage lodge||2 - $570 pp||3 - $455 pp||4 - $390 pp||5 - $385 pp||6 - $373 pp||7 - $367 pp||8 - $345 pp||9 - $345 pp|
|Mid-range lodging-Murchison River Lodge / Pakuba lodge||2 - $775 pp||3 - $655 pp||4 - $590 pp||5 - $575 pp||6 - $560 pp||7 - $555 pp||8 - $550 pp||9 - $550 pp|
|Luxury lodging-Paraa safari lodge||2 - $890 pp||3 - $752 pp||4 - $730 pp||5 - $670 pp||6 - $660 pp||7 - $650 pp||8 - $625 pp||9 - $625 pp|
Murchison falls National Park is Uganda's largest game park. It is most popular for its diversity of animal and bird species immersed in sprawling wooden and open savannah grasslands. The park also boats of the River Nile which crosses through the Murchison falls National Park. Murchison falls is a host to several wildlife including many birds and animal species.
During your 3 days Murchison Falls safari, you will hike to the iconic Murchison Falls for breath taking views of these beautiful falls. The boat ride on the Nile River is ideal for great wildlife spotting and finally go for a game drive to explore the wildlife.
After your early morning breakfast, our company driver guide will meet with you at exactly 7:00 am and will brief you on your 3 days Murchison falls wildlife safari Uganda package, then start-off with the 6 hours’ drive to Uganda's biggest national park (Murchison falls National Park).
We shall have a stopover in Luwero District to pick a couple of fruits, that is to say oranges, pineapples, passion fruits and jackfruits. Then proceed to for lunch at the Kabalega Dinners or Masindi town for our lunch at either Masindi Hotel or Court View Hotel.
After lunch, then drive out of Masindi town to a dirt road for about 20 minutes and get to Murchison falls National Park. After clearance at the park entry, the fun or trip then officially begins. You are immediately ushered into the wildlife park by a number of stubborn baboons lining up along the road. They grapple about anticipating for some goodies, ensure the windscreens are up else they will snatch anything inviting from the car.
Continue the drive as you savour the beautiful landscape while occasionally sighting warthogs and other wildlife species. The sightings at the top of the falls are breath taking with about 300 - 400 cubic meters per second of Nile water force through a tiny gorge of about 7 meters to plunge into a violent tempest in a whirlpool about 42 meters below. It is such a beautiful sight with incredible picture moments here.
After the hike drive to your lodge and check in for dinner and overnight.
After your early morning breakfast at around 6:30 am, our driver guide together with the game ranger picks you up at exactly 7:00 am for the early morning game drive. The early game drive is a better time for the great sightings of the nocturnal animals and hunters before they return to their hideouts as well as the early risers.
The Nile that crosses Murchison falls National Park bisects it into the South and North sections. The North section is more endowed with game compared to the south. For that matter the north is preferred for game drives. If your reserved lodge is found in the southern section, you will get to the ferry crossing to get on the Norther side for your game drive package.
Explore the major game trails especially around the area of Paraa for good game spotting including lots of elephants, lions, giraffes, antelopes, Jackals, hyenas, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, Jackson's Hartebeests and hopefully the elusive leopards among others.
At around 11:30 am you return to the lodge for your lunch and some relaxation for an indefinitely short time. Later we set out for the afternoon Boat Ride on the Victoria Nile which is the high spot of any Murchison Falls Safari for you to spot lots of wildlife species at a close and clear encounter.
You will have to spot lots of hippos, Nile crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes, and many other animals that come to drink water, refresh and cool themselves off the scorching sun and some animals to eat the fresh grass along the river banks.
The Nile is also a birds' magnet. You will also be shown the crush point of Ernest Hemingway. The ride takes you close to the base of the Murchison Falls and here you are treated to yet another sight of these lovely falls. You could hike to the top of the falls before the return ride, then return back to the lodge for your dinner and overnight.
Meal Plan - Full Board (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Wake up early morning and get prepared for another game drive through the park. Expecting to increase your game count and spot more other wildlife. At around 11:00 am, check out the hotel and drive to Masindi town for lunch at either Masindi Hotel or Court View Hotel, then embark on the journey to return back to Kampala / Entebbe international airport or preferred destination
Meal Plan - Full Board (breakfast, lunch)
Travel time - 6 hours (Murchison to Kampala)
Note: Avoid dressing in blue, white and black clothes as they may attract tsetse flies.
This 3 days Murchison falls safari gives you a great view of the Murchison Falls on the Victoria Nile River in the Uganda's biggest national park situated in Masindi district.
— Ssenyonga Moses
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