Welcome to Murchison Falls National Park


Once one of Africa’s most famous parks, Murchison had legendary numbers of animals, including as many as 15,000 elephants. Unfortunately, during the war years poachers and troops wiped out practically all wildlife. However, while the park's rhino population was wiped out entirely, all other wildlife has recovered fast since peace returned; elephants, giraffes, lions, antelope, waterbucks, buffaloes, hippos and crocodiles can all be seen with ease today.


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$864 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Days Trip To Murchison Falls

Day 1: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park (5-6hrs)You will have an early breakfast and drive to Murchison Falls National Park passing through beautiful woodlands and Savannah grasslands. This journey takes 6-7 hours with stopovers at interesting tourist attractions en route. Go straight to tour the top and bottom of majestic falls, where the Nile crashes through a 22 foot (7 m.) gorge to the 147 foot (45 m.) falls. Numerous scenic viewpoints are a photographers’ delight. The most impressive view is the foaming waters rushing into the gorge with a deafening roar. You will have dinner and stay overnight at your choice of the Red Chilli Rest Camp, Windsor Hotel, or Parkside Safari Lodge.Day 2: Game Drive and Boat CruiseYou will wake up very early and set off at 6.30am for a sunrise game drive in the Nyamsika plateau. You can possibly see Cape buffaloes, Rothschild’s giraffes, Uganda kob, hartebeest and waterbucks. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, shy sitatunga, bush duiker, warthog and bush pig. Large carnivores including lions, leopards and spotted hyenas like to make an appearance, too. Chimpanzees and olive baboons head the list of six species of primates found in the park. Crocodiles and hippos will be seen along the banks of the Nile. Some of the more common birds that can be seen include goliath heron, Egyptian geese, pelican, bee-eaters, kingfishers, hornbill, cormorant, saddle-bill stork and the rare shoebill stork.You will return to your lodge for a late breakfast and some relaxation before setting off in the afternoon for a boat cruise on the placid Victoria Nile, upstream, to the base of the falls. The boat stops just feet from the “Devil’s Cauldron” for pictures to be taken. You will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Day 3: Visit to the top of the Falls and travel back to KampalaAfter your breakfast, nature and community walk, you will have a chance of spotting other primates like the red tail and blue monkeys who hang out with many more species of birds. Proceed to Kampala after your memorable experience with stories to share.

$900 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

3 Days Murchison Falls National park Safari

Safari Itinerary Day 1:Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ziwa Rhino SanctuaryBriefing on the safari. Start for Murchison Falls safari with a chance to visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.After your breakfast, we drive through the famous Luwero triangle. We visit and track White Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary at $40/ per person. This sanctuary has now been established to breed black and white rhino, and restore Rhino populations in Uganda’s protected areas in a later stage, We retire for an overnight at the nearby dometries,Day 2:Drive to Murchison Falls National Park, via masindiAfter breakfast drive to the Nile Delta in search for bird life and enjoy the game drive to look for lions, giraffes, herds of elephants, buffaloes and many more. We will drive back to the lodge for checking in and lunch before taking an afternoon boat cruise to the foot of Murchison Falls. This boat trip along the Nile is often cited as being the highlight of a trip to Murchison since it allows you to get up-close and personal with the animals. Along this stretch of the river, there are reported to be around 4,000 hippos in addition to some enormous Nile crocodiles. The bird life is stunning with brightly colored kingfishers and bee-eaters darting along the riverbanks. If lucky, you may see the rare and prehistoric looking shoebill, which is a cross between the dodo and a dinosaur. The boat takes you to the base of the falls which only adds to their impressiveness. We retire for the overnight all on full board basis) Up-market: Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge.Day 3:Murchison – Kampala.Check out ,breakfast and thereafter embark our safari vehicle, and visit at the Nile, the longest river in the world, is forced through a narrow gap in the rock (only 7 meters wide), before ferociously plunging down 43 meters. a stopover at Masindi hotel for lunch transfer back to Kampala with lunch en-route, after continue to your hotel in kampala or to the Entebbe international airport for your return flight back home. End of the Murchison Falls Safari

$3700 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6 Days Uganda Safari in Murchison Falls and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks

Tour ItineraryDay 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls Head off to Murchison Falls National Park starting in Kampala via Bombo road that should take you about 5 hours. On your way, you will see the legendary Luweero triangle, today is a small town with a trading center recognized for its agonizing past during Obote’s regime. Continue and branch off at Masindi Hotel for lunch. You will pass through Budongo forest and Kaniyo Pabidi. When you reach the park, drive directly to the Top of the falls, such a pretty site for appreciating the mighty River Nile and the most powerful rush of water anywhere in the world behind.  Camp or lodge at Sambiya Lodge (budget)Day 2: Game drives & Launch cruise Set off for an early game view drive on the Northern Delta Nile. Lions, buffaloes, waterbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest, Rothschild’s giraffe, oribi and baboons are some of the animals you will spot. Soon you can take a launch cruise on the Murchison falls in about two hrs. Spot schools of some of the largest hippos and crocodiles, small herds of buffalo. There is rich birdlife on the papyrus banks, watch out for the shoebill stork, the most sought after bird in Africa. Go to the Top of the falls, such a lovely scene for viewing the fall, park as well taking lunch or relaxing. Camp or lodge at Sambiya Lodge (budget)Day 3: Transfer from Murchison falls to Kibale forest After morning breakfast, transfer from Murchison falls to kibale forest national park with spectacular views of the rift valley, great Lake Albert, the Rwenzori ranges, the beautiful Lakes George and Edward, generally the western Albertine rift valley environment. Dinner and overnight at Crater safari LodgeDay 4: kibale to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park You will have an early and trasnfer to Bwindi impenetrabel forets national paerk with lunch enroute at Igongo cultural centre in Mbarara. You will reach in the evening having dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort (luxury)Day 5: Mountain Gorilla Tracking Take an early morning breakfast, head to the park office headquarters with packed lunch for an inevitable briefing ready to trek for the gorillas in the thick impenetrable forests. You get to spend an hour with the gorillas after having trekked for about 3-5 hours. If you are still energetic, in the evening, head for a brief nature walk to the Batwa community. Also available are curio shops, drinking joints, a children’s school among others. You can try the other option being Munyanja river trail, where you can see the waterfalls and an array of bird life plus more primates. Return to Gorilla Resort (luxury)Day 6: Depart to Kampala

$1200 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

3-Days Murchison Falls National Park Rhino Sanctuary Safari

What to Expect Day 1: Start for Murchison Falls National Park tour,After your breakfast, we drive through the famous Luwero triangle. On our way we visit and track White Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This sanctuary has now been established to breed black and white rhino, and restore Rhino populations in Uganda’s protected areas in a later stage. Murchison-falls-NPWe will continue through the park stopping at the top of the falls which is a fantastic sight. Here the Nile, the longest river in the world, is forced through a narrow gap in the rock (only 7 meters wide), before ferociously plunging down 43 meters. From here we will continue onto our accommodation place along the Nile River.  Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)Up-market: Paraa Safari Lodge | Nile Safari Lodge (From $300.00 per night @)Moderate: Sambiya River Lodge (From 150.00 per night Self-contained rooms @)Low Budget: Red Chilli Rest Camp or Fort Murchison lodge in tents ($50.00 each)(Driving time ± 5hrs on mainly surfaced roads)Car hire i.e. Land cruiser Open or Super Custom Open at $300.00 Fuel inclusiveDay 2: Safari game drives Murchison Falls National Park looking for giraffes, elephants, lions, leopard, hippos, crocodiles, etc After breakfast head to the Delta in search for bird life and enjoy the game drive to look for lions, giraffes, herds of elephants, buffaloes and many more. We will drive back to the lodge for lunch before taking an afternoon boat cruise to the foot of Murchison Falls. This boat trip along the Nile is often cited as being the highlight of a trip to Murchison since it allows you to observe the animals. Along this stretch of the river, there are reported to be around 4,000 hippos in addition to some enormous Nile crocodiles. The bird life is stunning with brightly colored kingfishers and bee-eaters darting along the riverbanks. If lucky, you may see the rare and prehistoric looking shoebill, which is a cross between the dodo and a dinosaur. The boat takes you to the base of the falls which only adds to their impressiveness.Day 3: Morning Game drive in the rest of the Game Park.After an early Breakfast, We drive west of the Game Park looking for chimps, Baboons, Birds, Monkeys, Elephants, and Crocs among other Animals. This involves Chimp Trekking and some bit of walking. Cotton wear is highly recommended to avoid small thorns since path is just created in the forest.Afterwards, Be transferred back to Entebbe to departure Location

$1208.30 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

3-Days Murchison Falls National Park Rhino Sanctuary Safari

What to ExpectDay 1: Start for Murchison Falls National Park tour,After your breakfast, we drive through the famous Luwero triangle. On our way we visit and track White Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This sanctuary has now been established to breed black and white rhino, and restore Rhino populations in Uganda’s protected areas in a later stage. Murchison-falls-NPWe will continue through the park stopping at the top of the falls which is a fantastic sight. Here the Nile, the longest river in the world, is forced through a narrow gap in the rock (only 7 meters wide), before ferociously plunging down 43 meters. From here we will continue onto our accommodation place along the Nile River.  Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)Up-market: Paraa Safari Lodge | Nile Safari Lodge (From $300.00 per night @)Moderate: Sambiya River Lodge (From 150.00 per night Self-contained rooms @)Low Budget: Red Chilli Rest Camp or Fort Murchison lodge in tents ($50.00 each)(Driving time ± 5hrs on mainly surfaced roads)Car hire i.e. Land cruiser Open or Super Custom Open at $300.00 Fuel inclusiveDay 2: Safari game drives Murchison Falls National Park looking for giraffes, elephants, lions, leopard, hippos, crocodiles, etc After breakfast head to the Delta in search for bird life and enjoy the game drive to look for lions, giraffes, herds of elephants, buffaloes and many more. We will drive back to the lodge for lunch before taking an afternoon boat cruise to the foot of Murchison Falls. This boat trip along the Nile is often cited as being the highlight of a trip to Murchison since it allows you to observe the animals. Along this stretch of the river, there are reported to be around 4,000 hippos in addition to some enormous Nile crocodiles. The bird life is stunning with brightly colored kingfishers and bee-eaters darting along the riverbanks. If lucky, you may see the rare and prehistoric looking shoebill, which is a cross between the dodo and a dinosaur. The boat takes you to the base of the falls which only adds to their impressiveness.Day 3: Morning Game drive in the rest of the Game Park.After an early Breakfast, We drive west of the Game Park looking for chimps, Baboons, Birds, Monkeys, Elephants, and Crocs among other Animals. This involves Chimp Trekking and some bit of walking. Cotton wear is highly recommended to avoid small thorns since path is just created in the forest.Afterwards, Be transferred back to Entebbe to departure Location

$1165 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

3 Day safari to Murchison falls National Park

Day 1: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park After an early breakfast, our driver guide will pick you up from your hotel at 7:00 am, he will also brief you about your 3 Days safari to Murchison falls and you will start your 6 hours journey to Murchison Falls National park. You will go through the Luwero, and later have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking; here you will find both black and white rhinos. After tracking have another stop in Masindi where you will have lunch, after lunch proceed to the park, after making payments for park entry drive towards the top of the falls, here along the way you will see various animals such as warthogs, baboons among others. Being at the top of the falls is an amazing experience as you will watch the magnificent falls squeezing through the rocks in an 8m gorge. Take as many photos as you can. Later drive to the lodge, relax the whole evening, have dinner and an overnight. Accommodation; Paraa Safari Lodge.(Luxury) Meal Plan; Lunch and Dinner Day 2: Morning game drive and a boat cruise along the Nile On this day wake up early and have breakfast at 6:30 am, after your driver and the ranger guide will pick you up from the lodge to start your Game drive at 7:00 am. During the drive you will be in position to see very many animals such as lions, buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, antelopes, water bucks and birds among others. After the game drive at around 11:40 am, drive back to the lodge, relax/freshen up and have lunch as you prepare for the afternoon boat cruise. On the boat you will be able to see various Nile crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, elephants along the banks of the Nile as well as different beautiful birds some singing in the trees such as the bee eaters, the colored kingfishers, the shoe billed stork and many others. The boat ride will take you to the base/bottom of the Murchison Falls, when you reach here you will be able to see clearly the mighty waterfalls. You could opt to go for hiking to the top where you will meet your driver guide who will drive you back to the lodge. Have dinner and an Overnight. Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge. (Luxury) Meal Plan; Full Board- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Day 3: Return to Kampala Enjoy your breakfast; thereafter proceed for another Game drive in the morning on your way back to Kampala. It will be a great time as you look out for various animal species though most of them will be seen in the grasslands feeding such as buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, lions, antelopes, not forgetting a number of bird species. Leave the park, have a stop in Masindi for lunch and continue with the journey reaching Kampala in the evening. Meal Plan; Breakfast and Lunch.

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