Murchison Falls Park Safari – 3 days Game Viewing / Wildlife Safari
This short Uganda safari starts and ends in Kampala. The safari will take you though Uganda’s largest national park, Murchison Falls hailed for protecting a great chunk of untamed African savannah. The park is bisected by the mighty river Nile, the World’s second longest river.
The safari will take for a scenic drive to the top of the falls formed at a point where the Nile, the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below.
The wildlife populations in this park have largely recovered from the poaching of the 1980s and this has made the park a popular place for making wildlife safaris and game viewing tours that are majorly taken on the Northern banks of the Nile. On a wildlife safari expect seeing elephants, buffaloes, giraffes and a variety of antelopes.
Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls
You will be picked from your hotel or residence by our guide. Drive northwards passing through the famous Luwero Triangle. Have a stopover at Masindi for lunch and then continue to Murchison Falls. Drive to the top of the falls for magnificent scenic view and photography of the breathtaking World’s second longest river “The Mighty Nile” as it squeezes its way through a rocky gap. Connect to Paraa Safari Lodge-/Sambiya River Lodge /Nile safari camp for dinner and an overnight
Day 2: Murchison Falls
After an early morning cup of tea/coffee start the day with a game drive in the northern parts of the park. On the drive you may see different animals unique to the African Savannah vegetation. These include lions, leopards, giraffes, antelopes, elephants, and many warthogs. Go to the lodge for lunch and later take a launch cruise on the Nile River. The cruise which takes you to the bottom of the thundering falls involve a scenic view of schools of hippos, huge crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants and a variety of water birds such as the rare shoebill, cormorants, ducks, bee-eaters, skimmers, fish eagle, kingfishers and herons. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge-/Sambiya River Lodge /Nile safari camp
Day 3: Murchison Falls – Kampala
After breakfast, proceed to Budongo forest, a dense natural forest, passing through Bugungu gate with packed lunch. Take a forest walk through the dense tropical rain forest. On the walk you may see different primate species such as chimpanzees, monkeys among others. Have packed lunch and then return to Kampala arriving in the late evening.
END OF THE SAFARI