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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Murchison Falls National Park activities

$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.

$650 Kid Friendly

1 day chimpanzee tracking in budongo forest and kaniyo pabidi

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Murchison Falls, Murchison Falls National Park, Western RegionChimpanzee tracking after lunch in this original Mahogany Forest. You will be tracking habituated chimpanzees which means that they are used to humans. This is a process that takes several years. They are not tame, but simply used to having humans near them and near them you come and see them up close.

$900 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Days Murchison Falls National park Safari

Safari Itinerary Day 1:Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Briefing 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 masindi After 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 Day Uganda Safari in Murchison Falls and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks

ItineraryDay 1: Kampala – Murchison FallsPass By: Murchison Falls National Park, Masindi, Western RegionHead 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.Meals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Sambiya LodgeDay 2: Game drives - launch cruise Stop At: Murchison Falls National Park, Masindi, Western RegionSet 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 bird-life 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. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Sambiya lodge

$413 Kid Friendly

ZZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ziwa Rhino SanctuaryWe leave Kampala at 7:00am. After an early breakfast, we will head north of Kampala on Gulu highway towards Murchison falls National Park. For three hours drive, the plan is to get to Zziwa to find the Rhinos still active in the search for feeds compared when its already hot and they decide to hide and rest. This trip will give us chance to see homesteads along the journey, village life styles and various roadside vegetables and local markets.Duration: 4 hours

$1200 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Days Murchison Falls National Park Rhino Sanctuary Safari

ItineraryDay 1: Start for Murchison Falls National Park tourStop At: AIRWAYS TOURS & TRAVELS, Entebbe, Central RegionAfter 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.  Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge Sambiya River Lodge Red Chilli Rest Camp or Fort Murchison lodge in tentsDay 2: Safari game drives Murchison Falls National Park looking for giraffes, elephants, lions, leopard, hippos, crocodiles.Stop At: Murchison Falls, Murchison Falls National Park, Western RegionAfter 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.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge Sambiya River Lodge Red Chilli Rest Camp or Fort Murchison lodge in tentsDay 3: Morning Game drive in the rest of the Game ParkStop At: Murchison Falls, Murchison Falls National Park, Western RegionAfter 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 LocationDuration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

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