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3 Days Murchison Falls National Park Safari




Safari Overview

Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley. The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Falls where it derives its name Murchison Falls. Uganda’s most spectacular wildlife where you are rest assured of watching the Big 5 on your luck day and total guarantee to see the falls from the bottom angle. Hippos, crocodiles, antelopes, and aquatic bird species including goliath herons, Egyptian geese, pelican bee-eaters, kingfishers, Hombills, cormorants and the rare shoebill stork can be seen along the shores of the River.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala- Murchison Falls

Today drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle and, travel to Masindi via Ziwa Rhino Project. A visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking tour. After lunch, drive in to Murchison Falls. Meals and over night at: – Meal plan: (L, D)

Available Safari Lodges:-
High end/ Luxury facilities: -Paraa Safari Lodge| Chobe Safari Lodge | Bakers Lodge
Mid range/ Moderate facilities: Murchison River Lodge |Bwana Tembo Camp| Sambiya River Lodge
Budget/Low facilities: Heritage Safari Lodge| Fort Murchison| Red Chili Rest Camp

Day 2: Murchison Falls

Begin the day with a cup of African Coffee. After your cup of coffee, cross the Nile by ferry to the northern bank of the park. 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. Return to the hotel for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream 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, crocodiles and over this 17km stretch you may see elephants, waterbucks, Uganda Kobs and crocodiles.
This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. There you leave the boat and start your – quite heavy – hike to the Top of the Falls (approx. 1 hour). See where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Your driver/guide will be waiting for you to bring you back to the lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Available Safari Lodges:-
High end/ Luxury facilities: -Paraa Safari Lodge| Chobe Safari Lodge | Bakers Lodge
Mid range/ Moderate facilities: Murchison River Lodge |Bwana Tembo Camp| Sambiya River Lodge
Budget/Low facilities: Heritage Safari Lodge| Fort Murchison| Red Chili Rest Camp

Day 3: Murchison Falls NP-Kampala/Entebbe

Wake up at 6:00am prepared to take an early morning coffee. Visitors booked for Paraa will then have to cross the ferry at 8:00am back to Masindi. Enjoy your Lunch enroute and then proceed for Kampala or Entebbe to catch up your flight back home. Meal Plan B-L End of Service.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions
Transportation by a 4 x 4 station wagon
Full board accommodation as per the itinerary
Ziwa Rhino Trekking
Two-three hour boat trip along the Nile to the bottom of the falls.
Park fees
Game drives
Hike to the top of the falls
Ferry crossings
Driver/guide subsistence allowance
En route lunches
Ranger guide fees

Exclusions:- International flight ticket expenses, expenses of personal nature like: drinks, laundry, tips, telephone, any activities not highlighted in the itinerary cigars, etc.